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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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1hSheil 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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55mJohn 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 Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers DT Vernon Butler has a cast on his right foot after returning from the doctor for an MRI. Initially ruled a high ankle sprain.

NFL 

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Doc Rivers on how the Clippers stack up with the rest of the West: "I like our team. ... I don't think there's a gap."

NBA 

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd will enter the concussion protocol, coach Bruce Arians said. He was evaluated by an NFL observer Sunday during the Bills game and was cleared to return but Floyd had a headache on Monday.

NFL 

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart tweaked the rust-tinged mohawk a bit for the new season.

NBA 

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Boone, who left after a hip injury on Sunday, should be ready to play Monday night against the Giants, Mike Zimmer said. Boone had a MRI on his hip on Monday, and Zimmer said Boone is fine.

NFL 

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

An interesting stat to help explain why some NBA teams appear overrated or underrated on media day: minutes played in 2015-16. The Memphis Grizzlies' current roster played just 12,993 minutes in the NBA last season, putting them at the bottom left below. New York and Brooklyn are the two other teams below 15,000 2015-16 minutes. Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz's current roster played a league-high 23,717 minutes last year.

NBA 

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Flowers are in the Marlins dugout tonight in honor of pitcher Jose Fernandez.

MLB 

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Curry: "I plan on standing (for the anthem)"

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer said he's gotten two text messages and a phone call from Bill Parcells since the Vikings' game yesterday -- including one at 5:30 this morning. The Hall of Fame coach is still up that early, even in retirement? "He said he's so invested in this team, he had to get up and get a workout in to relieve the stress," Zimmer said.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Bogut said he "would have asked for a buyout" if traded to a team other than the Mavs. ESPN.com reported in July that the Warriors presented the big man the option of being traded to the Mavs or Rockets. Bogut declined to specifically discuss the Houston possibility. "I like Dallas," he said

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Puerto Rico Tip-Off will move its site for the 2016 event to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla., due to concerns over the Zika virus.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on whether Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will have their numbers retired in Boston: "You guys know the answer to that."

NBA 

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Bogut dismisses concerns about increasing his minutes. "I've never had an injury from playing too many minutes," Bogut said. "It's always been car-wreck type of collisions. I've walked under too many ladders, I guess."

NBA 

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.

NFL 

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.

NFL 

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."

NCAAF 

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."

NCAAF 

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.

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