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Watch live: No. 6 Houston seeking payback

The 4-0 Cougars look to avenge last season's upset loss to UConn, live on ESPN and streaming live in the ESPN App/WatchESPN.

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3hRich Cimini

Revis on Sherman feud: 'We're not going there'

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis interrupted a reporter in mid-question when Richard Sherman's name was mentioned in relation to their acrimonious history. "We're not going there," Revis said.

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4hMatthew Berry

Love, hate and celebrity

Matthew Berry offers the players he loves and hates for Week 4 and reveals the celebrity he picked to teach fantasy football this season in his quest to get every man, woman and child to play.

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7hJayson Stark

Your guide to baseball's final-week madness

No need to wait for October -- this last stretch of September is going to be a classic. Can't keep all the wild-card excitement straight? Here's what matters most.

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Many Yankees fans ready to cheer for Ortiz (1:33)
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Heckler backs up his putting game and sinks one (0:45)
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McCaffrey: Football takes 'Insane preparation' (2:57)
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2hSean Hurd

Team USA honored by President Obama

Despite the awe-inspiring athleticism of the Rio Olympians, there is one person who can turn them into regular gushing fans: President Obama.

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12hMatt Bowen

Vontaze Burfict is a villain I'd love to play with

NFL defenses thrive off physicality and intimidation. So when Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict returns to the field on Thursday night, he'll have a palpable effect on his teammates, writes Matt Bowen.

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Stephen A. calls Rex Ryan 'mentally weak' (1:46)
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Durant and Thompson drain jumpers for 75 seconds without missing (1:15)

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Expect a lot of rink-wide passes by Team Europe in Game 2 in an attempt to create space and spread things out against Canada.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

In the fourth, David Ortiz walked and was pinch-run for by Brock Holt. Ortiz received a pretty nice cheer as he left the field, but nothing too special. That ends his career at Yankee Stadium. He will probably go down as the most impactful figure in the rivalry since Babe Ruth.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz draws a walk and a pinch-runner. Another nice ovation as he jogs off the field at Yankee Stadium in the top of the fourth inning. He went 0-for-10 with two walks and four strikeouts in his final series in the Bronx.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankee Stadium has become Fenway South. Xander Bogaerts just tied the game in the fourth inning with a home run and the crowd erupted. It is 1-1.

Paul Grant ESPN.com 

One national anthem. O Canada, sung by Walk Off the Earth.

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Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

It's clear from Nick Saban's statement that he wasn't pleased with QB Blake Barnett's decision to transfer. He wished Barnett luck on the one hand, but pointed out on the other that he's "disappointed any time a player feels he can compete for a starting position elsewhere, rather than here at Alabama."

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Three starters are out for No. 6 Houston tonight: RB Duke Catalon (head injury), LB Tyus Bowser (head injury) and MLB Matthew Adams (coach's decision). Tom Herman will address the Adams decision after the game.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Rosenberg, a 12-year-old Dodgers fan from Chula Vista, had a handwritten sign Thursday saying he would do push-ups for a bat. Yasiel Puig told the kid to drop and give him 50. He did and got Puig's bat in return.

Paul Grant ESPN.com 

Captain Canada knows a thing or two about putting the puck in the net.

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Vontaze Burfict is the last Bengal out of the tunnel for warmups. He's back from his three-game suspension tonight.

Paul Grant ESPN.com 

Drew Doughty is in the zone during warmups.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Canada and Team Europe take the ice for Game 2 warmups at the World Cup of Hockey at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. If Canada wins the tournament is over. Europe will attempt to force a Game 3 on Saturday.

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals color rush jersey tonight...and the Dolphins. Dolphins are a tad brighter.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Standing ovation and chants of "Papi! Papi" as David Ortiz comes to the plate in the second inning. Also, cheers after Ortiz strikes out against CC Sabathia.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

David Ortiz got mostly a standing O in his first at-bat, then a K. CC Sabathia just struck him out after a lot of fans -- many with Red Sox jerseys on -- cheered him at Yankee Stadium.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

With Branden Albert (ankle) unable to play, rookie first-round pick Laremy Tunsil also will get his first start at left tackle. Tunsil played the position well in college.

Paul Grant ESPN.com 

Draft tap. Because Canada.

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

UConn in the house, looking to see if it can repeat the feat it achieved last year, being the only team to beat Houston. Huskies (2-2) will give it a shot in less than an hour.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Here's your first look at the Dolphins' color rush uniforms. I'll let you be the judge...

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Russell Wilson (knee) was a full practice participant again today. Same with rookie right guard Germain Ifedi (ankle). The following players were limited: WR Tyler Lockett (knee), DT Jarran Reed (hip), TE Nick Vannett (ankle) and LB Mike Morgan (hip). Jimmy Graham (knee/back) did not practice.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Doc Rivers on Kevin Garnett's presence at Clippers training camp: "KG was phenomenal today. This morning, before practice, he had a teaching clinic that you would pay a lot of money to see. It was great. It was great for Blake [Griffin] and [DeAndre Jordan] and the young guys as well. It's great to have him around. He's a great teacher. We know him as a great player. I knew him as a great teacher. He'll be really good for us."

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami Dolphins inactives: LT Branden Albert, C Mike Pouncey, C Anthony Steen, RB Arian Foster, LB Koa Misi, LB Jelani Jenkins, TE Jordan Cameron.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Greetings from TDECU Stadium in Houston, TX where we have a little Thursday night football between No. 6 Houston and UConn. Kickoff in about an hour. UConn is the only team to defeat Houston since Tom Herman took over as the Cougars' head coach last season (they're 17-0 against everyone else).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mariano Rivera presents David Ortiz with a painting of himself at home plate at Yankee Stadium.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Eifert and Dre Kirkpatrick are inactive. Vontaze Burfict is active vs. the Dolphins.