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2hMike 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.

New start for Johnny Football (2:12)
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1mMichael DiRocco

Jags GM: Banned Blackmon unlikely to return

David Caldwell said Tuesday the Jaguars have had no contact with Justin Blackmon and believe it is unlikely the former first-round pick will ever play in the NFL again.


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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6mKC Joyner

Fantasy Football: The 'No Respect' Team

What proven performers are not getting the respect they deserve in fantasy football ahead of the 2015 season? KC Joyner identifies five, including New York Giants QB Eli Manning.

Franklin: 'Excited' for season (3:01)
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Kennedy watches wife give birth on FaceTime (1:42)
AL wild-card predictions (1:07)
Face to Face with Hannah Storm (1:19)
Pete Rose: 'I'm the best ambassador for baseball' (3:26)
Graham committed to blocking in Seattle's offense (0:49)
WATCH: CR7 wows crowd disguised as vagabond (4:04)
Romo, Witten Conversation (5:07)
Sports Matter: Episode 1 presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods (4:00)
CFL player forgets how to play Canadian football (1:15)
1dDarren 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.

5hDan 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.


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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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.


'Kobe' goes 1-on-4

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


Raptors debut northern-themed look

Uni Watch's Paul Lukas says that the Raptors' new uniforms are a small upgrade over the team's previous set, and look better and better if you compare them to what the Clippers and Hawks recently unveiled. See their grade

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Inciarte fires rocket to second for out

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.


Eagles culture under Chip Kelly

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."


ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

This is latest into a season that Mets & Yankees have each been in sole possession of 1st place in their division since end of 2006 season

#CFBRank: Where Jeremy Johnson fits
College Football 

The Auburn junior and "possible Heisman Trophy candidate" is one of 2 QBs (Baylor's Seth Russell) included in the latest batch of ESPN's annual rankings. Nos. 61-70

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College Football 

Kelly: Cooper incident may impact image

Chip Kelly says the team's re-signing Riley Cooper after the 2013 season "could be" a reason why former players claim race plays a factor in his decision making. But when asked if the Cooper incident and the recent comments from former players were linked, Kelly said, "I literally don't spend time trying to connect Y to X to Z. We have other things to do." Story

LeBron's Olympic gameplan on hold

After spending five of his summers playing for Team USA, Brian Windhorst expects LeBron James to delay his decision to play in the 2016 Olympics until the very last moment.


Chiefs moving slowly with Eric Berry

The Pro Bowl safety, who was declared cancer-free in June, went through individual and position drills today but didn't participate in 11-on-11, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports. "We've got plenty of time," DC Bob Sutton said.


Cristiano Ronaldo takes to the streets

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.


Nationals reeling since start of July

Earlier this season, the Nats ranked in the top 10 in several key areas. But since?

  • Runs per game: Had been 8th; now, 28th
  • BA: Had been 9th; now, last
  • RBIs: Had been 9th; now, last

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Chip Kelly's not-so-crazy track record

The Eagles coach has a track record as a fearless dealer, and made another splash this week in dealing with Brandon Boykin. But Mike Sando writes that, in context, many of his trades look perfectly logical. Analyzing the moves (Insider)

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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


New York state of mind in the standings

This is the latest into a season that the Mets and Yankees have each been in sole possession of 1st place in their divisions since the end of the 2006 season.

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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.

College Football 

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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From 'Beast Mode' to 'Bane'?

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


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.


Braxton Miller doing just fine at WR
College Football 

Miller erased some questions about his QB-to-WR transition at Ohio State by catching, and holding on to, six footballs -- the last catch coming one-handed. Watch

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College Football 

Spieth gearing up for 3rd major title

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


Watch: Int'l Dota 2 Championships Day 2

Four of the 16 teams were eliminated Monday, including defending champion Newbee. More than $17M is on the line, making it the largest e-sports prize pool ever. Play resumes at 1 p.m. ET. Live on WatchESPN

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