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1hIain Macintosh

Macintosh: United's high hopes drive Rooney

In an exclusive interview with ESPN FC, Wayne Rooney talks about the challenge of captaining Manchester United and England, his relationship with Louis van Gaal and his hopes for the new season.

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Hernandez's lawyer can't question tipster

A Massachusetts judge says a lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can't question under oath an anonymous tipster who raised concerns about a juror in the murder case.

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Franklin: 'Excited' for season (3:01)
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Face to Face with Hannah Storm (1:19)
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AL wild-card predictions (1:07)
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Eagles culture under Chip Kelly (2:19)
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21mMike Sando

Sando: The not-so-unconventional Chip Kelly

Chip Kelly has made waves with moves many consider unconventional, but when you look at each move on its own, the pattern looks more like a series of logical decisions, writes Mike Sando.

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Pete Rose: 'I'm the best ambassador for baseball' (3:26)
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WATCH: CR7 wows crowd disguised as vagabond (4:04)
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Romo, Witten Conversation (5:07)
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Sports Matter: Episode 1 presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods (4:00)
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Someone get this kangaroo a putter (0:30)
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CFL player forgets how to play Canadian football (1:15)
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23hDarren Rovell

Sources: Adidas makes $200M bid for Harden

Adidas has submitted a bid of $200 million over 13 years to sign Rockets forward James Harden, whose deal with Nike recently expired, sources told ESPN.com.

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3hDan Graziano

Sources: Brady, Goodell both to be at hearing

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will appear in person for a court-mandated Deflategate settlement hearing Aug. 12 in New York City, sources said.

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Minor leaguer sets homer record with No. 433

Mike Hessman, an infielder for Triple-A Toledo in the Detroit Tigers' system, became the career home runs leader for U.S.-based minor leagues Monday, hitting his 433rd in the seventh inning.

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11hMichael Rothstein

Former Lions great Farr, '67 offensive ROY, dies

Former Detroit Lions running back Mel Farr has died at age 70, the franchise announced late Monday. Farr was the No. 7 overall pick in the 1967 draft by the Lions out of UCLA.

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Jeremy Lin on 'Dota 2' (1:08)
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Butler's one-handed grab (0:15)
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2dSteve Wulf

How MLB deflated potential equipment scandal

Remember The Great Glove Grapple of 1990? Probably not, because unlike the NFL with Deflategate, MLB took the air out of rampant mitt growth without creating controversy, Steve Wulf writes.

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19hJohn Clayton

Clayton: 49ers run game still a focus

In San Francisco, an efficient running game was a constant during the Jim Harbaugh years. Everything has changed, but the focus on the run game shouldn't, as John Clayton explains.

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Protecting QB key for Penn State
College Football 

Nittany Lions second-year head coach James Franklin joins SportsCenter to talk about Penn State's more experienced offensive line in front of QB Christian Hackenberg.

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College Football 

Will Terrelle Pryor make it as a WR?
NFL 

  • Said Tim Hasselbeck: "The likelihood that he is playing real valuable snaps for them, that's a long shot."
  • Said Herm Edwards: "He's a TE. He's Jimmy Graham."

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NFL 

Do you want fries with that?
Soccer 

When opposing fans threw a cheeseburger at goalie Juan Carlos Olave during a match, he did the only thing he could: He took a bite. Now if only they'd throw a soda so he could wash it down.

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Dads: North or south of the border?
MLB 

Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy missed a flight to be with his wife but was on FaceTime during the birth of his daughter. But, if he had been, he told Mike & Mike he would have been "south of the border" to catch his fourth child.

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MLB 

'Kobe' goes 1-on-4
NBA 

NBA player impersonator Brandon Armstrong debuted Kobe Bryant yesterday on SportsNation. What does Kobe think? Mamba tweeted today: "This is hilarious!"

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Brace yourselves for NBA extensions
NBA 

The 2012 draft class, now eligible for early extensions to kick in after 2015-16, has more leverage than any group of 1st-round picks since the NBA instituted rookie-scale salaries, writes Grantland's Zach Lowe. The specifics

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NBA 

Someone get this kangaroo a putter
Golf 

This kangaroo has a real fascination with the flagsticks on an Australian golf course. An adorable, relentless fascination.

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Inciarte fires rocket to second for out
MLB 

Diamondbacks RF Ender Inciarte caught Yunel Escobar like a deer in headlights between first and second base and got him out with a barehanded grab and throw. Escobar didn't stand a chance.

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Cristiano Ronaldo takes to the streets
Soccer 

When would anyone turn down a chance to pass around a soccer ball with the Real Madrid star? When he's disguised as a homeless man. Joke's on them, though, once they realize who's under the beard.

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Eagles culture under Chip Kelly
NFL 

Sal Paolantonio discusses the controversy surrounding Chip Kelly's ability to relate to his players: "I’ve never seen anything like this. Going out the door -- one foot out the door -- these guys turn on their ex-head coach."

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NFL 

Johnson Takes On Fan in 'Fifa'

Chad Johnson was bored on Monday, so he traveled to a fan's house to challenge him in a video game battle. Check it out

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Swaggy P's arm for more than buckets
NBA 

Last year, Swaggy P (Nick Young) took to Twitter to explain why his shooting arm remained tattoo-free, saying: "No tats on the right arm Strictly for buckets." Not anymore. Young has some new ink. We found Tupac

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NBA 

Pete Rose hopeful for HOF eligibility
MLB 

"I'm the one who made the mistake. If I'm ever given a second chance, I'll be the happiest guy in the world," Rose told a crowd during a radio appearance with the Carmen & Jurko Show on ESPN 1000 yesterday afternoon.

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MLB 

What do Pirates fans do in rain delays?
MLB 

Simple. They dance to "Gangnam Style." And after two rain delays, the Pirates-Cubs game was postponed with the later date not yet determined.

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Johnny Manziel has 'definitely grown'
NFL 

Browns coaches tell ESPN's Bob Holtzman on Manziel: "When you're treated like a Heisman trophy winner from the time you were a little kid on, you have to learn accountability. That's what Johnny Manziel is dealing with now."

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WATCH: SportsCenter at Browns camp
NFL 

SportsCenter will be reporting all morning from Cleveland's training camp, providing updates on the team's first few days of camp. The Browns are coming off a 7-9 season. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

NFL 

Spieth gearing up for 3rd major title
Golf 

Jordan Spieth posted these Instagram images of his practice round at Whistling Straits, the site of next week's PGA Championship.

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Golf 

BUCKEYES SCARED SILLY IN PRANK

A week after someone posed as a mannequin and scared QB Cardale Jones, the team was at it again with another straight-to-YouTube release. And, like all sequels, things get a little more racy. Locker room antics 2.0

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

With DeMarco Murray’s departure, Cowboys lost 78% of their rush yards from 2014. But Cowboys return 93% of their offensive line snaps.

From 'Beast Mode' to 'Bane'?

Marshawn Lynch was all business at Seahawks camp Monday, working out in a mask.

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ICYMI: Rousey-Correia claymation

Bethe Correia was a lot of talk before her UFC 190 fight against Ronda Rousey. But once she got in the ring, it was lights out.

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Marchand: Gregorius has Yankees in 1st
MLB 

Is Didi Gregorius better than Derek Jeter? No, but he's an upgrade over the '14 version, when Jeter collected more gifts and good wishes than extra-base hits. Hot-hitting Gregorius

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MLB 

Int'l Dota 2 Championships Day 1 recap

Defending champion Newbee was eliminated in Round 1 on Monday. Get caught up on all of the day one action before play resumes today at 1 p.m. ET (on WatchESPN).

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Players impersonating their coaches
College Football 

Players for Urban Meyer, James Franklin and Jim Harbaugh had a little fun at their coaches' expense.

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Patriots alter Gronk's deal

At the start of training camp, Rob Gronkowski was paid $4M of a $10M option bonus due at the end of 2015, ESPN's Field Yates reports. If the Pats pay the remaining $6M, the remaining 4 years of Gronk's contract will kick in.

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