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Ortiz opens up final season series with RBI single (0:32)
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76ers rookie Simmons fractures bone in foot

Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward and No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons fractured a bone in his right foot, the team announced Friday. The Sixers did not specify how long he will be sidelined.

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Noah skips military dinner, cites anti-war stance

Knicks center Joakim Noah says he skipped a team dinner at the West Point Military Academy that featured cadets and a speech by a former colonel because he is against war.

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World champ Fury tests positive for cocaine

Tyson Fury submitted to a random urine test Sept. 22, the results of which tested positive for benzoylecgonine, the central compound found in cocaine. He likely will be stripped of his titles.

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Rory takes a bow after 20-foot eagle (0:49)
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Stephen A. doesn't think Gordon will see an NFL field again (1:53)
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Affleck, Damon fight over who's better friends with Brady (4:05)
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5hCraig Custance

Players poised for post-World Cup boost

Auston Matthews will use his World Cup experience as a springboard for his rookie campaign, and a handful of other players will see a similar boost.

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Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir and LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer -- former Microsoft CEO -- chat on the sidelines before Stanford--Washington kickoff. Ballmer, despite his long Seattle history, is in Stanford gear because he went to business school there.

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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan's new Jumpman uniforms

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist just broke up Josh Smith's perfect game with a HR to lead off the fifth inning. It came on the Cubs 13th batter of the game which coincides how often they've hit a HR at Great American Ballpark this season: Every 13.6 at-bats, that's tops for a visiting team in any park (min 5 games). Cubs lead 1-0 Bot 5.

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Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott and his wife Cybille pose with Harry the Husky, though of course the Scotts are neutral parties with Stanford in town. Scott went to Harvard by the way.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka will not start against the Orioles on Saturday. Instead, it will be Luis Severino. Tanaka missed his previous start because a slightly strained forearm. If the Yankees were in contention, Tanaka would go.

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Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

All around town in Baton Rouge, there are signs thanking former LSU coach Les Miles, who was fired Sunday after winning 114 games, two SEC championships and one national championship.

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Kevin Maguire Golf 

Rory McIlroy dropping some great one-liners in his Ryder Cup press conference just now. -- "I bowed to them, said you're welcome for the show," after sinking an eagle putt to close out his four-ball win Friday afternoon. -- "I thought about the celebration before I hit the (eagle) putt," that sealed his four-ball victory. As usual, a very open and honest McIlroy. Team USA 5, Team Europe 3.

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David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Which Ryan Burns will we get tonight: The Stanford QB who passed for 71 yards in 58 minutes last week, or the one who scorched UCLA for 66 yards on the last drive? Much of the answer will depend on the Cardinal's coaching staff calling the plays.

Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington fan Roger Anderson's RV celebrates the Huskies many Rose Bowl berths. You might notice that it's been a while since he added a leaf to his rose (2001). Thus the hope of taking a step toward that tonight against Stanford.

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Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Tonight's game may be a referendum on what kind of schedule to play in September. No. 7 Stanford has beaten three Power 5 teams -- Kansas State, USC and UCLA. No. 10 Washington has opened with Rutgers, Idaho, FCS Portland St., and Arizona. That foursome is a collective 3-8 against FBS opponents, 0-6 vs. Power 5 teams.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the end of the Reds game on Thursday when manager Bryan Price didn't hear the phone in the dugout to signal a replay challenge.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Beautiful night for baseball at first pitch in the Bronx. Seats understandably empty.

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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Bo Schembechler looks skeptically over a collection of all 30 Air Jordans redone in maize and blue. Everyone else here seems to be a big fan.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon said Jorge Soler could play as soon as Saturday but more than likely they'll target Sunday to get him on the field as he recovers from a an injury to his right side.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Pregame at Husky Stadium and it certainly is the best view from a press box that I've ever seen. Lake Washington to the right, UW's campus to the left.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington is rolling out the -- purple -- carpet for its recruits for tonight's game.

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Ryan Moore tried to keep himself and J.B. Holmes in their fourballs match, but it proved too little, too late. Sergio Garcia -- who often looks like world's best putter at this event and this event alone -- rolled in five birdies to team with countryman Rafa Cabrera-Bello for the 3 and 2 victory.

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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

DJ Khaled and Jalen Rose are hanging out at Michigan tonight to help debut the new Jumpman gear.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers had referees at practice Friday and they were instructed not to call ticky-tack fouls, but forward Julius Randle was hit in the mouth and began bleeding. He stayed in for the next drill. It's not clear if he'll need stitches. "I think they missed that [foul]," Lakes coach Luke Walton said of the officials. "When another guys is bleeding, it's usually a sign they got fouled."

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Sixers just announced further medical evaluation and treatment options are being considered before a timetable on Ben Simmons is issued.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

League source confirms @BobCooney76 report: Ben Simmons indeed has suffered a fracture in his right foot

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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

The set-up for Michigan to show off its new basketball uniforms tonight. The men's and women's teams will be here as well as a special appearance by DJ Khaled.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers' practices have featured fun competitions under new head coach Luke Walton, including a 3-point shoot-out, one-on-one battles and a home-run pass challenge. " I definitely wasn't expecting that," says point guard D'Angelo Russell. "It feels like you're going back to your roots, going back to high school days and stuff like that, where you're just competing and laughing about it at the same time."

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Shelley Smith ESPN Reporter 

Stanford organized! Team bus should be here in about 30 mins.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ross was given a box of soaps from the Reds courtesy of the Grandpa Soap Co. (No joke). Includes Pine Tar Soap. The Reds will also play a mid game video tribute to him on Sunday. He had two of his best offensive years in a Reds uniform.

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