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6mWright Thompson

Hurricane Katrina: Beyond The Breach

A summer in search of saints, sinners and lost souls in the New Orleans that Katrina left behind.

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Underachieving Mariners fire GM Zduriencik

The Seattle Mariners fired GM Jack Zduriencik, the team announced Friday. Assistant GM Jeff Kingston will handle GM responsibilities for remainder of the 2015 season.

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.

Golfer's incredible effort to hit out of a water hazard (1:15)
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Follow live: The Barclays

Can Jordan Spieth get back on track against a star-studded field at The Barclays?

3hDarren 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

4hBrando Simeo Starkey, The Undefeated staff writer

Hurricane Katrina: Better black lives

Brando Simeo Starkey writes that Hurricane Katrina showed him that if black people want better lives, that is what they should pursue, rather than racial equality.

Texas walks off in extras (2:20)
Lindsay Czarniak's top three - from a Segway (1:01)
Bumgarner strikes out 12 in Giants' win (2:46)
Messi beats Ronaldo again (0:30)
High school punter kicks ball off own teammate (0:19)
White Sox go retro in win over Mariners (1:06)
Top Neighborhood Plays (3:16)
Not your average basketball shot (0:20)
Draw sets up nicely for Serena/Djokovic (2:22)


ESPN on Snapchat Discover live
Olympic Sports 

Usain Bolt continued his dominance by winning the 200m world championship, but was then taken out by the most unlikely of objects -- a segway. Add your own caption to the bizarre scene in Friday’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Tony Finau tied for Barclays lead

The PGA Tour rookie is out front with Henrik Stenson and Zach Johnson at -6 overall. Round 1 leader Bubba Watson (-5) is about to tee off though, as is Jordan Spieth, who sits at +4. Leaderboard


Paul still has soft spot for New Orleans

Chris Paul reflects on his days playing for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit, saying the city's residents are "relentlessly strong-willed people" who "made me feel like part of the city."


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.


That's the way to use your feet

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.


Big weekend ahead for fantasy owners

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


Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

With Ohio State's depth at WR about to be tested in the opener at Virginia Tech, pressure could be on Braxton Miller to deliver early. Early in the week, Urban Meyer said he was "getting real close," but he wasn't ready to name Miller a starter at H-back. "I want him to be," Meyer said. "My plan is to have him ready to do that."

Usain Bolt: Future to be decided after Rio

The track and field superstar, who said the sport is "not as fun as it used to be," will use the 2016 Olympics as a gauge if he is ready to retire or not, telling the BBC: "It's all about how I feel after Rio -- if I want one more season and if I am going to be focused enough to return."

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Long-time Isles coach Arbour dies at 82

Al Arbour led the team for 19 seasons, including winning four straight Stanley Cups between 1980 and 1983. He is second all-time in the NHL in wins and games coached. Arbour was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996.

Kanell and Gilmore's Week 1 game to watch

Kanell on Texas A&M-Arizona State, "Whoever wins this game, the hype train is going to take off."


OTD: Katrina barrels towards New Orleans

Maya Jones remembers August 28, 2005: "Katrina had officially been declared a Category 5 by 11 a.m., its winds blowing frenziedly at speeds of about 175 mph, its center 225 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River. A storm would be arriving soon." Hurricane Katrina: 10 years later

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Woman hit by foul ball sues Red Sox owner

Stephanie Taubin says she was hit by a foul ball while sitting in Fenway Park's EMC Club behind home plate on June 17, 2014. The ball came through an area usually protected by glass that had been removed for repairs.

Thunder leading for Durant's future

ESPN's Royce Young believes the Thunder are the leader in the clubhouse: "It's really not about what the Thunder have done, it's about what the next team can give him."


Bridgewater is more consistent in year 2

ESPN's Adam Caplan says the Vikings are high on Teddy Bridgewater's because "he's the same guy every day. He doesn't get too high and he doesn't get too low."


What's in a fantasy team name?

Not only is DeMarco Murray a popular early pick in fantasy drafts, he's also the inspiration for some of the best fantasy football team names Matthew Berry has seen this summer. 10 lists of 10


German sailor falls ill after Rio competition
Olympic Sports 

Erik Heil is getting treatment for skin infections that he said he got after sailing in a test event for next year's Olympics in Rio, which has been criticized for high levels of pollution in the waters at potential competition venues.

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Olympic Sports 

Nice catch, kid

A young Rangers fan can't help but jump around in celebration after snagging a foul ball.


Harbaugh starstruck by MJ's call
College Football 

Need evidence that Michael Jordan still carries weight in today's sports world? Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was in shock when he got a call from Jordan in July. 'The real Michael Jordan?'

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College Football 

Money madness for two teams

Cincinnati and Virginia Tech are firmly in Ivan Maisel's crosshairs after taking a controversial stance on an NCAA issue. What is it?

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SC on the Road: New Orleans

SportsCenter is live from New Orleans on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and will feature interviews and first-person perspectives on the historic storm. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Mariners relieved GM Jack Zduriencik of his duties Since Zduriencik's 1st season w/ Mariners (2009), M's have 5th-lowest win pct in MLB

Messi (accidentally?) photobombs Ronaldo

Someone snapped a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo -- and also got Lionel Messi joking around in the background.