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Watch live: Djokovic battles Janowicz to a fourth set

Defending U.S. Open champion Novak Djokovic easily took the first set (6-3) from Jerzy Janowicz before falling in the second, 7-5. Djokovic battled back to take set three, 6-2. First-round coverage continues live on ESPN2/WatchESPN/ESPN app.

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Beltran's towering blast puts Rangers ahead (0:24)
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Bosa knew deal would get done (0:36)
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Why Bosa's holdout won't affect his play

Joey Bosa and the Chargers were finally able to agree to a contract, but how will his holdout affect his production? Football Outsiders analyzes the true impact of top talents sitting out camp.

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The Dak Prescott Experience: Can Dallas still compete?

Does Dak Prescott's big preseason mean anything? Is this Tony Romo's last year? Are the Cowboys still favorites in the NFC East? You have questions, Bill Barnwell has answers -- and predictions.

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Monfils goes for ridiculous shot, destroys clock (0:20)
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Kaepernick's protest reminiscent of Ali (2:18)
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Isner calls Kaepernick's actions 'pathetic' (0:27)
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Tuesday NFL preview for all 32 teams

NFL Nation assesses what to watch across the league on Tuesday, including rookie first-round pick Joey Bosa saying he's "ready to play" whenever the Chargers decide to put him on the field.

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Nadal rips ferocious forehand, breaks Istomin (0:34)
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College football's most incredible interceptions (1:17)
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11hLeo Howell

Fantasy football mock draft: 10-team PPR

Our final mock draft of the 2016 preseason, a 10-team PPR mock, featured Dez Bryant being selected just outside the first round. How does Tony Romo's injury impact his value?

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Carlos Beltran did what to his hair? (1:41)
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Little Big Men

During the Little League World Series, 11-and 12-year-old boys become superstars. So we asked them to flash their favorite superhero pose and explain what it was really like to play on the big stage.

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13hCorey Pronman

Ranking every NHL team by prospect pipeline

Which NHL team has the best group of prospects heading into the 2016-17 season? Corey Pronman ranks them 1-30, with the Maple Leafs in the top spot.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers top White Sox 4-3, heading into a stretch of critical games this month against divisional opponents. That Cam Maybin injury may loom large, however, if he is forced to miss time. Key cog to their offense. Even when playing through injury, provides the lineup with a dynamic, energetic presence.

Betts blasts 30th homer of season
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Mookie Betts crushes his 30th home run of the season in the Red Sox's 9-4 win over the Rays.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox win their kind of game, taking an early lead and playing comfortably from ahead thanks to good enough starting pitching. In this case, Rick Porcello gives up three runs in seven innings and notches his 18th win in a 9-4 victory over the Rays. Boston remains two games off Toronto's pace in the AL East.

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

The stats suggest Novak Djokovic should be well ahead in his match against Jerzy Janowicz -- except one key number: Djokovic has capitalized on only three of 12 break-point opportunities, which has kept his opponent in this match.

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Tuesday NFL preview: All 32 teams
NFL 

NFL Nation assesses what to watch across the league on Tuesday, including Joey Bosa saying he's "ready to play" whenever the Chargers decide to put him on the field. Top storylines

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Wentz frustrated about being sidelined
NFL 

Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz talks about dealing with the frustration of not being able to play because of a rib injury along with his mindset moving forward.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Despite seven strong from Wade Miley (5 H, 3 ER, 9 K), the Orioles fell 5-1 to the Blue Jays in the opener of a crucial three-game set between division rivals. The loss drops the O's to four games back in the AL East, their largest deficit of the season.

Donaldson sends homer into bleachers
MLB 

One night after the first three-homer game of his career, the Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson hits another home run, his 34th of the season.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Carlos Martínez Most Strikeouts This Season Monday 13 at Brewers July 9 11 at Brewers May 30 8 at Brewers May 1 8 vs Nationals

Dawes talks Biles, family and courage
Gymnastics 

Former Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes shares her impressions of Simone Biles at the Rio Olympics: "I never thought a male or female ... would be doing the spectacular gymnastics she is doing today."

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Ballperson makes awesome grab
Tennis 

Check out this great one-handed catch by a ballperson during Rafael Nadal's first-round match at the US Open.

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Dodgers are undecided if they are going to bring up Yasiel Puig on Sept 1 or later in Sept so he can get more consistent at-bats at AAA for his development. However, their tentative plan is for him to be back with Dodgers this year. It is also unlikely that Puig clears waivers and even more unlikely he's traded, at least until the off-season. According to a league source the Dodgers put close to 20 players on waivers this past weekend like almost every other club does this time of year.

Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

Djokovic down 15-40 fights back to close out the first set, 6-3.

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Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

Djokovic doing his boa constrictor thing...squeezing the life out of Janowicz. Serving for the set, 5-3

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals may have tapped into a hidden power source when they acquired Jedd Gyorko for Jon Jay last December. Gyorko's career high for home runs, 23, came in his rookie season. He had 525 plate appearances that year. Gyorko hit his 23rd of the season off Zach Davies Monday night and this time it took him just 327 plate appearances.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Ichiro Suzuki delivered his 3,010th career hit with a fourth-inning single against Rafael Montero on Monday. That tied him with Wade Boggs for 27th on the all-time list.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz (31 HR, 101 RBI) and Mookie Betts (30 HR, 95 RBI) are bidding to become 11th set of Red Sox teammates to reach 30/100 in same season. The others: Ortiz/Manny Ramirez (2003-06), Mo Vaughn/Nomar Garciaparra (1998), Tony Armas/Dwight Evans ('84), Armas/Jim Rice ('83), Fred Lynn/Rice ('79), Butch Hobson/Rice ('77), Tony Conigliaro/Carl Yastrzemski ('70), Vern Stephens/Walt Dropo ('50), Stephens/Ted Williams ('49), Williams/Jimmie Foxx ('39).

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Tonight's Fatal 4-Way match on Monday Night Raw for the WWE's new Universal championship will be an Elimination match, WWE has announced. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Big Cass and Kevin Owens will square off for the title vacated by Finn Balor, who suffered a real-life shoulder injury at SummerSlam.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"I'll always stand, just to respect it...he has that right to choose what he wants to do, whether you agree with it or not, he's standing up (by sitting down) for something he believes in." Raiders QB Derek Carr, on his take of 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's protest to sit down during the playing f the national anthem.

Isner: Kaepernick's actions 'pathetic'
Tennis 

Speaking at the US Open, John Isner had some pointed comments about how 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick expressed his point of view.

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Nadal takes down Istomin at US Open
Tennis 

Rafael Nadal won his first Grand Slam match in more than three months, defeating Denis Istomin in the opening round of the US Open.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Jays MVP candidate Josh Donaldson just homered to right center to give him four bombs in his last five at-bats (and tie the game 1-1). His only non-homer came in his first AB tonight, but traveled 400 feet to straightaway center before Orioles OF Nolan Reimold hauled it in at the wall. Safe to say, Donaldson is locked in.

Love explains Ryder Cup selection plans
Golf 

Captain Davis Love III outlines his plan for selecting the final players for the United States Ryder Cup team.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Add another notch to Mookie Betts' case to be crowned AL MVP. Homer No. 30, a solo shot to open the second inning at Fenway against Rays starter Matt Andriese, and it puts a dent in an advertisement atop the Green Monster.