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6hKevin Pelton

Top 30 NBA free agents: Ranking 2017's best

The summer of 2017 has another loaded class of free agents. Kevin Pelton takes an early look at the top 30 potential free agents next year based on his projections.

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1hMatthew Berry

Breakouts, sleepers and best team names

Matthew Berry offers key fantasy football stats, facts and draft advice in 10 mostly short lists of 10, including top fantasy football team names submitted by fans.

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Ledecky throws first pitch as Harper holds her medals (0:43)
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A Ping-Pong serve you have to see to believe (0:15)
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Little League pitcher: 1, Camera: 0 (0:40)
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Stephen A. rejects J.J. Watt's No. 1 NFL ranking (1:28)
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2hDan Arritt

Going back for thirds: Great sports trilogies

When it comes to great rivalries, good things can happen in threes. While talk about a third Nate Diaz-Conor McGregor fight gets louder, here are 10 classic sports trilogies worth revisiting.

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'Dr. Pepper guy' makes his CFP picks (1:20)
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Bryant, Rizzo making their cases for MVP (1:22)
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A posterizing dunk of epic proportions! (0:20)
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24mAdam Schefter

Source: Coughlin joins competition committee

Former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin joins Denver Broncos exec John Elway and Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians as the newest members of the NFL's competition committee, per a source.

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20mESPN esports

Gordon Hayward: 'I'm definitely rooting for Team Liquid'

Gordon Hayward isn't just a small forward for the Utah Jazz -- he's also a League of Legends fan. Here's his podcast interview, plus ESPN's breakdown of Riot's controversial comments.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Devon Allen is back with the Ducks and transitioning from track-shape to football-shape. With how deep the Oregon wide receiver corps are this year it's not necessary for the Ducks to rush him back but he'll certainly be a big boost to the unit when he's ready full go. W

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall reflected on the 2015 offseason, when he practiced with Ryan Fitzpatrick for the first time. "He was terrible, he really was," Marshall said. "He was coming off a broken leg. There was a 5-yard hitch route and he'd throw it in the dirt. Everybody felt that way. We were like, 'What the heck? If Geno (Smith) goes down, we're in trouble.' That's how everybody felt. But he proved us wrong. He's pretty good."

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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Phoenix Suns players Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis, Marquese Chriss and Alan Williams took in the Arizona Cardinals' training camp practice on Thursday at University of Phoenix Stadium. They watched warm-ups from the field and then sat in the stands, where they heard from Cardinals president Michael Bidwill, GM Steve Keim and former safety and current scout Adrian Wilson.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Old SEC rivals in Falcons LB Deion Jones (LSU) and Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (Alabama).

NFL 

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

It's gameday! Dolphins-Falcons coming up here in Orlando tonight.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Fascinating trade involving the Phillies and Dodgers. Carlos Ruiz goes to the Dodgers for C AJ Ellis, RHP Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later. Wonder if Ruiz becomes Clayton Kershaw's personal catcher when Kershaw returns

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama RB coach Burton Burns leads a drill during Thursday's practice. Only two more days of fall camp and then it's game week and on to USC.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

If you've never seen Glenn Donnellan play his Electric Slugger - an amped violin that he custom-crafted out of a bat - you're missing out. If you've never seen Nats pitching coach Mike Maddux play the Electric Slugger...well, you're probably OK. Here's Maddux fiddling around after Donnellan's national anthem soundcheck at Nats Park.

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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite coach Bruce Arians saying WR Larry Fitzgerald won't practice today, Fitzgerald is in pads and got his wrists and hands taped.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers HC Mike McCoy on the message to his players so Joe Bosa contract situation does not become a distraction: "We all want him here. He knows that. He's a very talented player and we saw that from the very first day that he was here. He is just going to makes us that much better when he gets here."

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Canada picks Crosby as World Cup captain
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Sidney Crosby is chosen as team captain for Canada and will lead the team in the World Cup of Hockey in September. Details

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NHL 

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Spoke to Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson -- who told ESPN that Bola Olaniyan, who will head to Alabama as a grad transfer, has been released with official transcript and cleared from registrar and bursar. Olaniyan averaged 7.8 points and 8.8 boards last season for Salukis.

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Carlos Gomez makes his Texas Rangers debut playing left field and hitting seventh.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon WR Devon Allen said people didn't really recognize him too much in Rio, but when he did, it was "Hey! You're the guy that runs track and plays football."

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

According to ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates, the Patriots have reinstated DT Alan Branch, who had been suspended by the team Aug. 18. The reason for Branch's suspension was not known.

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

The CFP summer meetings have ended and the biggest news is the announcement of the recusals for the season, which are the same as last year for the old committee members but now factor in three new members. Herb Deromedi (Central Michigan), Oregon AD Rob Mullens (can't vote for his Ducks), and Jeff Bower is recused from Southern Miss.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles said he's not sure if RT Breno Giacomini (back) will be ready for the opener. Considering adding a RT.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Early on in fall camp Oregon coach Mark Helfrich thought QB Dakota Prukop was being a bit careless with the ball, turning it over too much. But, in the last three weeks, that has improved as Prukop has settled in more.

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Little League pitcher: 1, Camera: 0

Mexico's catcher lets the pitch get by him and it shatters the ESPN camera behind home plate!

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Bruce has some tightness with his right calf while pushing off, but suggested he has made progress since departing Wednesday's game. He aims to return to the lineup Friday.

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Cruz appreciative of support from LeBron
NFL 

Giants WR Victor Cruz shares his thoughts on LeBron James giving Cruz a shout out on Instagram and what a message from LeBron means to him.

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NFL 

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Cardinals lineup for Thursday's 7:15 p.m. ET series finale against the Mets at Busch Stadium:

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon running back Royce Freeman was letting the fall camp beard go through most of August. He said that he really hadn't had any time to take care of it, and even if he did, there was no reason since he only saw his teammates. He told me last week that he would shave once he couldn't "look at [himself] in the mirror anymore." Looks like that day finally came.