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39mDon Van Natta Jr.

The inside story of the quick rise and quicker fall of DraftKings and FanDuel

The implosion of the daily fantasy industry is a bro-classic tale of hubris, recklessness, political naïveté and a kill-or-be-killed culture.

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The summer of Jim Harbaugh (0:45)
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How the training camp blues taught McCaffrey a new instrument (0:35)
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Norman is now in a division where he needs to back it up (1:34)
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Relive the Michigan-Michigan State finale with Legos (0:26)
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2hHoward Bryant

That Place Is Gonna Rock And Roll

You had to see it to believe it. Jimmy Connors had no business playing the 1991 US Open -- never mind going on one of the most improbable runs this game has ever seen.

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Betts' power arm shocks Kiermaier at third (0:37)
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SportsCenter celebrates 'Kobe Bryant Day' (2:27)
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High schooler jukes teammate out of his shorts (0:25)
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Dinosaurs running amok in Oakland (0:17)
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2hMatt Buschmann

Matt Buschmann: The day I got 'the call'

Longtime minor league pitcher Matt Buschmann, Buster Olney's latest guest columnist, describes the buildup and his reaction to getting the news that he's getting called up to the big leagues.

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14hKevin Van Valkenburg

Josh Norman sounds off on OBJ, Goodell and more

The self-described "best cornerback on Earth" hasn't forgotten his feud with Odell Beckham Jr.: "They're going to have to put a bubble of protection around him, because it's going to be bad."

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39mJeremy Fowler

Harrison, NFL to talk Thursday about PED report

James Harrison will meet with NFL investigators on Thursday instead of Aug. 30 over the Al-Jazeera report in which he was one of five players linked to performance-enhancing drug use.

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11mCFB Vegas Experts

Title bets, over/under projections for Top 25

Phil Steele, Chris Fallica and Stanford Steve are giving comprehensive betting previews of the top 25 college football teams. Today, Oregon and Oklahoma State lead the way.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is picked off by Browns cornerback Joe Haden during 11-on-11 work.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Wolves have signed Toure Murry and John Lucas III to bring them to camp and give both guards a shot at a roster spot, league sources say

NBA 

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm has been added to Team Sweden's World Cup of Hockey roster. He replaces injured Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall, who dealt with knee issues last season. Lindholm, 22, has 23 goals and 92 points in 236 career NHL games. "Niklas has tried extremely hard to get ready for the World Cup, but unfortunately didn't he catch up on time with his rehabilitation," said coach Rikard Gronborg. "Hampus a very strong two-way defenseman and he is the complete package of size, skating and skills. He has been a top two defenseman for Anaheim the past couple of seasons."

NHL 

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kelly Olynyk happy for Evan Turner but sad to see friend go. Why did they click? "His outlook on life was different than most people."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs starting right guard Ali Marpet (74) is in a walking boot today and not practicing. J.R. Sweezy (73) still hasn't gotten clearance to practice with his back.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts OC Rob Chudzinski opens his weekly media session by saying: "Good to have No. 12 back, right?" And by No. 12 he means QB Andrew Luck.

Adam Amin ESPN College Football 

Clayton Kershaw last pitched June 26 in a Dodgers loss to Pittsburgh. The Giants were 49-28 with an 8-game lead over the 41-36 Dodgers. Since then, without Kershaw, the Dodgers have gone 29-19, the Giants have gone 19-29, and the Dodgers are in first place by 2 games. Dodgers and Giants tonight on ESPN at 10 E.T.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Maryland has named Perry Hills its starting quarterback. Hills started eight games last season, completing 50 percent of his passes and throwing eight TDs and 13 interceptions. He also had three 100-yard rushing games, and the senior's mobility will help him run a hurry-up spread offense.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Rob Segedin hit a home run Tuesday, and the he really hit one out of the park later, upon the arrival of his first child. Rob and Robin Segedin welcomed son Robinson into the world at 11:36 p.m., roughly 50 minutes after the last out was recorded in a 9-5 victory over the Giants.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DC Teryl Austin said he views CB Alex Carter like a rookie. Anything the Lions get out of him he looks at it as "rookie development." Carter was on IR all last year.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

This guy is back today here at Bucs camp. He's in the south end zone calling for defensive players to quit kneeling in between pass rush drills.

Timetable unclear for conclusion of NFL’s Al-Jazeera investigation
NFL 

Ed Werder and Herm Edwards explain what is expected to happen when James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers meet with NFL investigators about Al-Jazeera's PED accusations.

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NFL 

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kelly Olynyk and Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca at Canobie Lake Park in New Hampshire today for annual Shamrock Foundation event.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DC Teryl Austin said "he might show up, he might not" when asked if DeAndre Levy will play Saturday against Baltimore.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

An interesting takeaway from DC Todd Wash's news conference was the fact that LB Myles Jack corrected a strong safety's lineup error during practice on Tuesday. That's a good sign in terms of his comfort level with the defense. Remember, he missed all of OTAs because of NFL's graduation rule.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington is going through its second full scrimmage this morning. Since the Huskies open with Rutgers at 11 am PT on 9/3, coaches decided to mirror this scrimmage off that game. The team stayed in a hotel last night, had a team dinner and went through a 6:30 am wake up today in preparation. Coaches are hoping this mock game situation helps to adjust any kind of "body clock" issues (to borrow Stanford's term) the team could have next Saturday.

McCaffrey desires national title over Heisman
NCAAF 

Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey speaks with Matt Barrie about life at SU, playing with a chip on his shoulder and why a national championship would mean more to him than the Heisman Trophy.

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NCAAF 

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson left practice in a golf cart. He was riding in the front seat, so it doesn't appear to be related to an injury.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Redshirt freshman Cassius Peat will transfer from Michigan State, the school announced. The defensive end from Arizona didn't play last year and hasn't been participating in practice this month.

Start of season in jeopardy for Bosa
NFL 

Adam Schefter breaks down when Joey Bosa and the Chargers could come to terms on a contract and if there is a possibility that Bosa could miss the start of the season.

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NFL 

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Backup tight end Ed Dickson (groin) back at least doing individual drills. DE Kony Ealy finally taped up and working out after arriving late wearing a pair of sandals.

Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

At a press conference in NYC announcing the dates and location of the first Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup-style tennis tournament pitting Europe vs. the rest of the world Sept. 22-24, 2017, in Prague, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer discussed what it will be like to be teammates instead of rivals. "To be on the same side of the net as Rafa and to play doubles with him will be unbelievable," Federer said. "For once, I will enjoy watching him hit shot after shot."

Tennis 

Should Swinney be in trouble over a FaceTime call?
NCAAF 

Mike & Mike think the NCAA rules are getting ridiculous as Dabo Swinney's accidental FaceTime call to a prospect is listed in Clemson's infraction report.

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NCAAF 

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nine Ravens not at Wednesday's practice including two starters (NT Brandon Williams and G John Urschel) as well as TE Dennis Pitta (finger), TE Maxx Williams (undisclosed) and CB Jerraud Powers (undisclosed)