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PGA Championship top 25 rankings

Will Rory McIlroy clutch the Wanamaker Trophy for a third time? Can Henrik Stenson go back-to-back in majors? Michael Collins ranks his top 25 for the year's final major.

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8hJim Bowden

What would it take to trade for Chris Sale?

Jim Bowden looks at what five teams -- the Red Sox, Rangers, Nationals, Cubs and Dodgers -- would have to part with to land White Sox ace Chris Sale.

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Strasburg picks up 14th win of season (0:59)
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White Sox fan takes hilarious stance on uncomfortable throwbacks (0:22)
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9hJeremy Fowler

Manning, Megatron highlight 2016 NFL all-retirement team

There's enough talent retiring from the NFL this offseason to fill out a stellar 22-man roster -- one that would have serious playoff potential if it competed as the league's 33rd team this fall.

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The Hasselbecks' bike ride around ESPN (1:19)
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Durant feels the love in his Oracle debut

Kevin Durant made his Oracle Arena debut as a member of the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday while playing for USA Basketball in an Olympic tuneup. The newly minted Warrior is quickly making himself at home.

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This is how you shut down a dunk contest (0:39)
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Stephen A.: The Cowboys continue to be an absolute joke (2:15)
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Amar'e Stoudemire sure did like to dunk (1:47)
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Kellerman applauds Hunt for Lesnar comments (1:14)
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Belichick in mid-season form discussing Garoppolo (0:40)
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Striking out ALS with Ice Bucket Challenge (1:29)
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5hPhil Sheridan

Eagles coach: Arrest won't hurt Bradham status

Eagles coach Doug Pederson has talked to Nigel Bradham and says the linebacker is "humbled" by his arrest and that the incident won't change his status with the team.

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Brazil's Olympic sailors unimpressed by dirty Rio waters (1:14)

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs catcher discuss hitting 5th on Wednesday against the White Sox. It's his third start batting fifth in the order this season.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons veteran safety Charles Godfrey has announced his retirement, the team said. Godfrey played his best days with the Carolina Panthers.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Official confirmation of the sad news Anderson Varejao must miss the Olympics in his native Brazil due to injury (back) is expected today

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Bulls' Cristiano Felicio has emerged as the strong favorite to replace Anderson Varejao on Brazil's Olympic roster, league sources say.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons have added WR Corey Robinson and TE Arthur Lynch, who played at Georgia. Robinson last played with the Lions and was a preseason standout with the Giants in 2014. Lynch was a fifth round pick of the Miami Dolphins. Falcons first training camp practice is Thursday morning. Entered the day with three roster spots. Added two players and lost one.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon is shaking up the back end of his lineup a little bit. Struggling outfielder Jason Heyward is batting seventh for the first time this season while .200 hitter Miguel Montero will move up to fifth. The Cubs have slumped on offense over the past four games as they take on the White Sox tonight.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Von Miller said "I'm aware of the expectations" and said he told John Elway "I'm ready to go." Miller will be worked into full training camp participation over the next few days after missing the offseason program during his contract negotiations. Miller added "I never got too far away from the grinding ... I've been working out."

What's the market for Foles?
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Matt and Tim Hasselbeck react to the Rams' release of QB Nick Foles and examine how much interest he will garner as a free agent.

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

NASCAR has moved the Daytona 500 one hour later to a 2 p.m. Eastern listed start time, one of 11 races it will start later in 2017 in hopes of finishing closer to prime time Sunday nights. Thirteen of the 36 points races will start in the 3 o'clock hour (Eastern), while 12 will start in the 2 o'clock hour. Only three races will start in the 1 o'clock hour in 2017, compared to 12 in 2016.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh said he understands that he annoys people occasionally. "Sometimes I have difficulty with 24 hours being around me, too." Said he wishes he could get "Jim Harbaugh lite" some times.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes says he hopes the strained intercostal muscle on his left side only sidelines him for a short period. He injured it swinging on a comebacker to the pitcher in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader. Wilmer Flores will handle third base for the time being.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The deal is done. No, not Ryan Fitzpatrick. We're talking about Darron Lee. The Jets have agreed to terms with Lee, as Adam Schefter reported. It's a four-year, $10.2 million contract. They got it done in time for the former Ohio State star to participate in the first practice tomorrow. He was one of three unsigned first rounders.

Rio, Ready or not?

Rachel Nichols details the issues plaguing the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and the Olympic organizer's reactions to the poor conditions.

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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh said he looks back and thinks he had a "mediocre" playing career, but he knows "the look out of the facemask and the look into the facemask" and that's an advantage for him.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Padres rookie Alex Dickerson is earning a long look down the stretch with home runs in four straight games (and the Padres have homered in 25 straight games, two shy of the MLB record of the 2002 Rangers). Dickerson is 26 and never had the plate discipline in the minors to tap into his power potential, but he could hit himself into the team's 2017 plans.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Broncos, as expected, have also put cornerback Aqib Talib on non football injury list. General manager John Elway said he's had one discussion with Talib about the shooting incident and Elway said "I don't know" when asked if Taljb could still face league discipline.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Mariota, in blue on the right, organized workouts the last two days that included Delanie Walker, left. I chatted with Mariota, who politely declined to be interviewed. I did talk to Harry Douglas. Look for our video of him talking about the workouts, Mariota and the possibility of the team signing Andre Johnson.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

RICHMOND, Virginia -- The Redskins signed two receivers Wednesday, Kendal Thompson and T.J. Thorpe. Thompson played quarterback in college – he spent three years at Oklahoma before transferring to Utah to play the same position. But Thompson only played a combined 13 games. He moved to receiver in the offseason in preparation for the NFL. Thorpe played receiver at North Carolina before transferring to Virginia, where he broke his clavicle.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said he will split the practice plays equally among the three quarterbacks early in camp. He also said Mark Sanchez will be No. 1 in the rotation, Trevor Siemian No. 2 and Paxton Lynch at No. 3.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Broncos general manager John Elway said today he believes team "has a chance to be better" than it was in 2015. Said he's "excited" about the team's prospects.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

John Elway said he met with Von Miller this morning to make sure "we're on the same page." Said he believes Miller understands what the expectations are going to be after Miller signed new contract. And Elway said he's excited about getting Miller signed.

Forte: Competition breeds success
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Matt Forte speaks with Josina Anderson about what it is like having to deal with the Ryan Fitzpatrick contract situation and says he has liked what he has seen from Geno Smith.

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