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2hDan Le Batard

For South Florida Cubans, watching Jose Fernandez pitch felt like freedom

He was on his way to a $200 million contract, but the Marlins ace was about so much more than baseball. Jose Fernandez's exile story was our story. And his joy for playing the game was unmatched.

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58mSheil Kapadia

QB Wilson's status uncertain with MCL sprain

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has a sprained MCL in his left knee, and his status for the team's Week 4 game against the New York Jets is uncertain.

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42mJohn Keim

Skins safety Hall out for season with torn ACL

Washington Redskins safety DeAngelo Hall tore the right ACL in his knee and will miss the remainder of the season. It's the third straight season in which injuries have shortened his year.

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5hBill Barnwell

Stacking the NFL's best defenses

Teams that have started Joe Flacco, Trevor Siemian, Carson Wentz, Sam Bradford, Shaun Hill, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett have a combined ZERO losses. It's a time to praise defenses.

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Kurkjian: Scully is a storyteller (1:26)
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The Nationals are no strangers to brawls (1:07)
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18hJoe McDonald

Pride the root of Europe's success

A complete unknown and a bit of a joke early on, Europe has come together and proved with its win over Sweden and a berth in the finals against Canada that it is the real thing.

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3hCraig Custance

How the World Cup will be won

Team Europe is a big underdog against Canada in the World Cup final. How will the series play out? Who will be the heroes? Craig Custance explores.

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David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Both of Stanford WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside's parents were professional basketball players. He grew up in Spain and Portugal. Arcega-Whiteside was a basketball player himself, and that came in handy when he stretched out to haul in the game-winning fade against UCLA.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Curry: "About Charlotte, it's another opportunity for people to use their voice. You don't want it to ever turn violent"

NBA 

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins players throw and catch during warmups in what will be an emotional night following the passing of pitcher Jose Fernandez.

MLB 

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Curry on recent events in the country: "I respect everybody's voice, everybody's platform."

NBA 

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Guard Shawn Lauvao has a moderate ankle sprain and is week to week. Center Kory Lichtensteiger also is week to week with a moderate calf strain. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said they will look to add an offensive lineman. He said Arie Kouandjio will get more work at left guard. That's likely the first option.

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals have a roster exemption until Thursday with Burfict's return, so they won't have to make moves to activate him yet.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino was asked about the LSU opening with Les Miles out during his weekly press conference Monday and reiterated his commitment to the Cards. "I'm not interested in going anywhere," Petrino said. "I'm very fortunate to be the head coach at the University of Louisville, very happy about that, very glad I have the support of our athletic director Tom Jurich. We feel like we've got everything going in the right direction. This is the job I want. This is where I'm going to be."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons messing around in Philly

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said Todd Bowles gave a speech to the team today that could be "a turning point" in the season.

NFL 

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

LSU quarterback Danny Etling said his face "has seen better days" after he lost his helmet and was then walloped by linebacker Tre Williams in Saturday night's 18-13 loss at Auburn. Etling's nose was bloodied and he had to have a cut above his left eye glued shut before returning to the game. Williams was ejected from the game after a replay review. "You should have seen my fourth-grade picture'" Etling said. "I was a nerd."

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Luke Walton catching up with his players at Lakers Media Day.

NBA 

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said corner Bashaud Breeland has a strained tendon in his ankle and is week to week. Gruden said it's better news than they feared. "He's always been a quick healer," Gruden said.

NFL 

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Luol Deng and Luke Walton catching up after their photo shoot.

NBA 

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

David Shaw on why Stanford flipped Casey Tucker to right tackle and AT Hall to left tackle during the UCLA game: "Casey is more of a natural right tackle." He said the Cardinal initially flipped Tucker to the left side "as an experiment" in spring.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and Texas State Senator Royce West have settled their disputes "amicably" and withdrawn all claims and counterclaims against each other, according to Trey Crawford, the attorney for West.

NFL 

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Harrison Barnes on Mark Cuban's involvement in the presidential campaign: "He's probably going to run in 2020, I think."

NBA 

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

This media crush was usually reserved for Kobe Bryant. Today it's for Jordan Clarkson.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk cleared for non-contact drills. Will be reevaluated Oct. 15 to address next step in recovery from shoulder surgery.

NBA 

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

There's more of Anthony Davis to watch this season. The Pelicans star, who was listed last season at 6-foot-10, said on the team's in-house podcast that he's now technically 6-foot-11. "They measured us like a week and a half ago and they said I was 6-11, which I don't want to be. I think 6-10's like the perfect height for me." Davis also said he's up five pounds to 250, but that he wants to see how he plays during a real game at that weight.

NBA 

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Luis Marrero, a member of the "Jose's Heroes" fan club, inscribed a black arm band on his Jose Fernandez T-shirt in honor of his favorite player.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Aquí está Dirk Nowitzki reportando para su temporada 18 en la NBA, todas con los #Mavs Los Mavericks hoy tienen su día de medios, mañana comienzan a entrenar y el fin de semana tienen su primer partido de pretemporada.

NBA 

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

David Shaw asked about LSU job opening: "Are you serious? The answer is no."

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, who was offered a scholarship by LSU, reacted to the news of Les Miles getting fired. "I was kind of upset because he's been there since I really followed LSU and since I've been been following college football. He's a great coach, and he's going to find somewhere else to go."

NCAAF 

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he's not had contact with LSU, which fired Les Miles yesterday. "I'm not talking about LSU," said Fisher, who was rumored as a target last season when Miles' status was in limbo. He said he thinks midseason firings put the integrity of the game in jeopardy, and that it's a product of too much focus on the playoff. "Are you saying the season is over if you can't get into the playoff?"

NCAAF 

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs will proceed deliberately with Dirk Nowitzki, Andrew Bogut and Devin Harris early in camp, coach Rick Carlisle said. The team is being cautious with Nowitzki and Bogut, who will be held out of contact work, and Harris is recovering from offseason toe surgery.

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