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Kansas State's Glenn Gronkowski is living up to his namesake

Glenn Gronkowski is the youngest of five bros who have all played pro sports, and the Kansas State junior fullback believes he'll be the most talented of the bunch -- he's already the smartest.

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1hSheil 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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47mDarren Rovell

Hair apparent: WR Beckham gets shampoo deal

New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was named the successor to Troy Polamalu as the new face -- or should we say hair -- of the Head & Shoulders shampoo brand

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15hJohn 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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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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A Little League homer in the bigs
MLB 

Not often do you see a single to right field turn into a trip around the bases, but Jose Bautista made it possible Thursday with a huge flub in right field.

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MLB 

Head, shoulders, knees and toes
NFL 

When Troy Polamalu retired from the NFL, shampoo brand Head & Shoulders needed a new spokesman -- and Odell Beckham Jr.'s two-toned dreads was an obvious answer. "I don't think my hair is as good as Troy's," Beckham told ESPN. "But hopefully I can one day live up to his reputation."

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NFL 

'Miami Vice'-themed unis for Heat?
NBA 

Heat owner Micky Arison offered fans a chance to sound off on a Crockett & Tubbs-inspired uniform design. Could these be in the Heat's future? Check it out

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NBA 

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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NFL 

Windhorst: Kyrie could return earlier

ESPN's Brian Windhorst refutes the report that Kyrie Irving may be out until January: "I would be surprised if he was out that long."

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The Tim Tebow effect in Philly
NFL 

Tebow is working as hard as anyone to make the most of what is probably his last chance in the NFL, writes Phil Sheridan. And in Chip Kelly, who calls him "Timmy" as if he's discussing his favorite nephew, he has a coach who may believe in his future as an NFL QB. New, improved Tebow?

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NFL 

WNBA champ Mercury visit the White House
WNBA 

Diana Taurasi admitted to "nerves" ahead of meeting President Barack Obama.

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Reds owner: Manager's job safe for now
MLB 

Despite losing 11 of 12 entering Thursday, Bob Castellini said he wouldn't fire Bryan Price before the season is over: "You look at everything after the season. But that's not something we're going to get into now. Bryan's our manager."

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MLB 

Speech impediment connects Rousey, girl
MMA 

Ronda Rousey takes down opponents with ease in the Octagon, but it took the help of a 5-year-old girl for the UFC champion to learn something about herself.

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MMA 

Bob Stitt, your coach's favorite coach
College Football 

Mike Leach, Kevin Sumlin and Dana Holgorsen have studied the elusive Stitt for years, and now the man sometimes referred to as Sasquatch or mad scientist is hitting the mainstream. A football junkie

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College Football 

Stark: Why protecting fans is complicated
MLB 

Too often are fans at baseball games hit by a foul ball or broken bat. But increasing safety measures is more complicated than simply extending the nets, writes Jayson Stark. An engineering challenge

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MLB 

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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That's the way to use your feet
MLB 

A line drive ricocheted off Mets RHP Carlos Torres perfectly to 1B Daniel Murphy -- who flipped it back to Torres for the out. The good ol' 1-3-1.

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MLB 

The butt punt?

A Canton McKinley H.S. kicker punted the ball off his teammate, and the opposing team returned the botched kick for a TD. Talk about a lose-lose situation.

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Novak Djokovic has history on the line

If not for one day at the French Open when Stan Wawrinka stunned the world No. 1, all conversations about a calendar Slam would include Djokovic as well as Serena Williams. As it is, there's still some history for Djoker to play for at the US Open. Signature moment

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Five keys for Leo Santa Cruz
Boxing 

There's no secret regarding Santa Cruz's first and most important winning strategy against Abner Mares: take advantage of his height and longer reach. What else does the undefeated Mexican star have to do to come out on top tomorrow night (ESPN, 10 p.m.)? Precision, accuracy, listening

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Boxing 

Big weekend ahead for fantasy owners
NFL 

The third week of the preseason usually means lots of playing time for many top players. So while you're watching the big names on the field, sign up for Fantasy Football and even get into a draft or two. Play for free

NFL 

Wilmer Flores is a cult hero
MLB 

Flores wanted to stay a Met so bad he cried on the field when he thought he'd been traded. One month later, fans still adore him for it. Quite a turnaround

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MLB 

Merritt wins bronze before transplant
Olympic Sports 

Aries Merritt, the defending Olympic champion in the 110-meter hurdles, took third in the event at the world championships today, just four days before he is to have a kidney transplant. His sister is donating the organ.

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Olympic Sports 

It's going! It's going! It's -- off a catwalk
MLB 

The Twins' Miguel Sano slugged a ball that was surely meant for the outfield stands -- but Tropicana Field's catwalk had other plans.

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Dawkins' larger than life personality
NBA 

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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NBA 

Good news for Jordan Spieth
Golf 

Spieth's opening-round 74 snapped a streak of 8 straight events in which he'd shot par or better in the 1st round. The good news is that he's a cumulative -12 in the 2nd round following his 3 previous over-par opening rounds this year. He tees off at 1:06 p.m. ET. Leaderboard

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