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When thinking about Dawkins, smiles won't end

Darryl Dawkins' powerful physique and glass-shattering dunks were something special, but his fun-loving soul and vivid imagination are what will be missed the most, Johnette Howard writes.

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3hSheil Kapadia

Wilson says water comments 'perceived wrong'

Russell Wilson clarified Thursday that he didn't suffer a concussion in the NFC title game, expanding on comments about how he believes recovery water helped him last postseason.

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2hJohn Keim

RG III defers concussion questions to Redskins

In his first public comments since leaving the team's Aug. 20 game against Detroit, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was unable to provide any clarity on when, or if, he suffered a concussion.

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Bumgarner strong in Giants' win (1:07)
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Draw sets up nicely for Serena/Djokovic (2:22)
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Goldschmidt smashes a 482-foot homer (0:10)
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J.T. Barrett the choice at QB for Ohio State? (0:58)
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13hTodd McShay

McShay: Top TE prospects for 2016

Which tight ends are highest on Scouts Inc.'s draft board heading into the 2015 college football season? Todd McShay runs down his list, which includes O.J. Howard and Pharaoh Brown.

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Middle school QB avoids sack in peculiar way (0:34)
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SC Featured trailer: The Courage Game (0:58)
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9hDFS Experts

DFS Roundtable: Most misused stats

Which stats are the most misused in DFS baseball? Derek Carty, Todd Zola and Renee Miller break it all down in our latest roundtable discussion.

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9hJerry Crasnick

Crasnick: Who will lead Phillies into the future?

Soon we'll learn the fates of Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. and interim skipper Pete Mackanin. Will either be around to reap the benefits from a franchise a rival executive calls "a gold mine"?

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Nationals take 2 of 3 over Padres
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Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman both homered, and Joe Ross got the win with 7 K's and 0 ER in the Nats' 4-2 victory. Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with with two singles. Box score

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Faster than the speed of a Segway

The Segway might have knocked Usain Bolt over from behind, but in a head-to-head race, Bolt would be the victor.

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Bolt wins, then a Segway takes him out
Olympic Sports 

Usain Bolt claimed a gold in today's 200m, but most of the talk is about him being -- accidentally -- knocked to the ground by a Segway driver. Yes, really

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Olympic Sports 

CAtwalk denies Sano of home run
MLB 

The Twins' Miguel Sano slugged a high fly ball that hit the Tropicana Field catwalk and bounced back onto the field for a double.

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Dawkins' larger than life personality
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Former teammate Jim Spanarkel shared a story of the late Darryl Dawkins: “I remember one night, first time he broke a backboard and I remember going back to the locker room because there was a delay. I remember him yelling that he broke a backboard and that he wanted to renegotiate his contract because he could break a backboard." Always had a smile

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Gordon gets two the hard way
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Marlins 2B Dee Gordon turned a tough double play by tagging Josh Harrison out, then throwing to first on his knees to get Sean Rodriguez.

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California clings to lead over Texas
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Texas got a run back in the 4th inning but is still down 6-5 to California, which seems to be winning the 10th man battle in Williamsport. The winner will play Lewisberry, Pennsylvania in Saturday's U.S. title game. Live on ESPN, Watch ESPN

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Talented Mr. Roto: Believe in Maclin
NFL 

Matthew Berry seems to get Jeremy Maclin in many of his fantasy drafts, as it looks like the wide receiver should help pick up the Chiefs offense this season. 10 lists of 10

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Mayweather responds to Rousey
Boxing 

After Ronda Rousey told TMZ that she makes 2-3 times what Floyd Mayweather does per second, Mayweather released a statement to TMZ saying: "Last time I checked I was #1 on Forbes. She will never be at my status. Keep trying to get publicity." 'Big bank take little bank'

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Arbitrator: No collusion against Bonds
MLB 

An arbitrator has ruled against Barry Bonds in his case against MLB, in which he alleged collusion kept him out of baseball following his final season in 2007. Story

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California surges ahead of Texas at LLWS
Little League World Series 

Levi Mendez tied the score at 4 with his 3rd-inning HR, then Jacob Baptista hit a 2-run shot for the 6-4 lead. The winner faces Pennsylvania in the U.S. title game on Saturday. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Dawkins brought smiles to all who knew him
NBA 

Doug Collins told ESPN's Johette Howard about the late Darryl Dawkins: "The world could be crashing down around him, and there was never a day when I didn't see him with a smile on his face." Memories of 'Chocolate Thunder'

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Saints rookie looks back on Katrina
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Saints rookie Cyril Lemon was displaced from New Orleans as a child by Hurricane Katrina, which changed his life. He says now: "I look at it as a blessing. I wouldn't be the man I am today."

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Pirates lead Marlins on Alvarez's HR

Pedro Alvarez's 4th-inning HR is the difference right now in Pittsburgh's 2-1 lead over Miami. Alvarez's shot was calculated at 445 feet, the 5th-longest HR at Marlins Park, but the longest by anyone besides Giancarlo Stanton. Follow live

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White Sox sporting 1976 jerseys
MLB 

The uniforms for tonight's game against Seattle includes a butterfly collar, but not the shorts the team wore at times. Rookie Tyler Saladino said, "I think they're sweet," but Nate Jones wasn't as enthused, saying, "It's just different."

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MLB 

Report: Irving may be out until January

Kyrie Irving may not be ready for opening night for the Cavaliers, and he could be unavailable until January according to a Cleveland Plain Dealer report. Irving is recovering from a fractured left kneecap suffered in the first game of Cleveland's NBA Finals loss to Golden State.

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2015 FIBA Americas preview

Fresh off their win at the Tuto Marchand Cup, Andrew Wiggins and Canada will look to qualify for the Olympics for the first time since 2000 at the FIBA Americas tournament, tipping off next week in Mexico.

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Texans' Mallett sleeps through practice

After losing the starting QB job earlier in the week to Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett missed practice Thursday morning because he overslept. Coach Bill O'Brien originally said the QB's absence was due to a "personal issue."

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Bulls' Rose denies claims from lawsuit
NBA 

Derrick Rose in a statement on a lawsuit accusing him of sexual misconduct: "I am just focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the season, I am not going to comment other than to say: I know the truth, and am confident I will be proven innocent." Story

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