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7hIan O'Connor

The force that drove the lion inside Palmer

The King was much more complex than his neighborly image. The inner rage of a nice man named Arnold Palmer pushed the seven-time major champion to unprecedented heights.

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Pierce to return for 19th season, then retire

Paul Pierce announced Monday in The Players' Tribune that he will return for his 19th NBA season and then retire, finishing out his career with Doc Rivers in Los Angeles.

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17hMike Rodak

Ryan riffs on Belichick, Pats about QB situation

Rex Ryan said the Buffalo Bills will be ready for whomever the New Engand Patriots start at quarterback, even adding "If [Bill] Belichick's playing quarterback, we're coming after him."

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2hBill Barnwell

Stacking the NFL's best defenses

Teams that have started Joe Flacco, Trevor Siemian, Carson Wentz, Sam Bradford, Shaun Hill, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett have a combined ZERO losses. It's a time to praise defenses.

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Biggest NFL injuries of Week 3

Bears running back Jeremy Langford left Sunday night's game against the Cowboys with an ankle injury. Here are the other big names who went down with injuries in Week 3.

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16hJoe McDonald

Pride the root of Europe's success

A complete unknown and a bit of a joke early on, Europe has come together and proved with its win over Sweden and a berth in the finals against Canada that it is the real thing.

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8mCraig Custance

How the World Cup will be won

Team Europe is a big underdog against Canada in the World Cup final. How will the series play out? Who will be the heroes? Craig Custance explores.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said "missed opportunities" jumped out on film review.

NFL 

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford said they've had internal discussions about how they might react to protests here in Charlotte, and moving forward, any potential silent protests of the national anthem. Clifford said our democracy was built on the rights of its citizens.

NBA 

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers No. 1 pick Ben Simmons on his jump shot: "I've been working on it a lot. I'm not worried about that."

NBA 

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Getting ready for LSU's news conference in Baton Rouge, where Tigers athletics director Joe Alleva will introduce interim coach Ed Orgeron. An LSU official told me Sunday's firing of former coach Les Miles might end up "being the best thing for him and us." He said Miles looked relieved on Sunday after he was told of his dismissal, ending his 12-year tenure at the school. "He looked like the weight of the world had been lifted from his shoulders," the official said. "He looked like he'd slept."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans defensive end J.J Watt did not appear to practice today. The Texans don't usually practice on Monday, so he could just be getting the day off.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers No. 1 pick Ben Simmons says he's a lot stronger after offseason workouts. He's gained 33 pounds and is up to 250.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs tight end Cameron Brate showing Harvard some love today after that two-touchdown performance

NFL 

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers No. 1 pick Ben Simmons on Eagles No. 1 pick Carson Wentz: "I can learn a lot from him. They're having a great year so far, and they're doing well."

NBA 

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

On 710 ESPN Seattle, Pete Carroll stops short of saying Russell Wilson will play in Week 4. "We're going to do the right thing," Carroll said. "We're going to be very careful." The Seahawks play the Jets Sunday and then have a bye in Week 5.

NFL 

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron on Brad Marchand's contract extension: "I'm really happy. He's an amazing player I really enjoy to play with and we've created a lot of chemistry over the years. I was getting a little worried now with him playing with Sid," Bergeron said with a laugh. "I'm really happy it's done and we can move forward for himself and also for us as a team. I can't say enough about him. It's well deserved and he's an amazing player."

NHL 

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers' Jahlil Okafor on his off-court troubles last season: "I knew what I was doing was wrong. It won't happen again."

NBA 

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Some good news on Packers TE Jared Cook's ankle injury. Despite being on crutches and in a boot after Sunday's game, it's not a season-ender, according to multiple sources, but it's still to be determined whether he'll miss just a week or multiple weeks following the Packers' bye.

NFL 

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

On 710 ESPN Seattle, Pete Carroll said Russell Wilson has an MCL sprain. Says Wilson "feels great" and is recovering well.

NFL 

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets practice Day 3. James Harden and KJ McDaniels getting work in.

NBA 

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers second-year big Jahlil Okafor (knee surgery in March) says he feels good physically. "My eyes light up no matter who's guarding me."

NBA 

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell called Arnold Palmer a "gentleman's gentleman." Had met him when he was the head coach at Wake Forest.

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The Atlanta Falcons are 1-15 in road games on Monday Night Football, including 12 straight road losses. That's the longest road losing streak in the history of Monday Night Football, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

NFL 

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis says he's worked on his post play and ball handling over the summer. "You're going to see some new stuff this season, and hopefully some put-back dunks."

NBA 

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson played 79 of 82 snaps against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Chris Johnson played 3. Andre Ellington played 1.

NFL 

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs safety Bradley McDougald told me that the play that sticks out most in his mind from yesterday's loss to the Rams was the draw play on third-and-12. He is surprised that they are still having communication issues three games in.

NFL 

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell said some issues with run game was blocking up front with OL and TE. Dwayne Washington had better day than Theo Riddick.

NFL 

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Charlie Strong said after a week of "self-evaluation," he determined he did not need to make any staff changes. Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford is still running his defense. Strong said he has faith in Bedford and didn't think a coordinator change would accomplish much.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers veteran Elton Brand: "If you want to stand for a cause, that's a good thing."

NBA 

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Jennings asked about social unrest around the country: "We all need to get along. All lives matter to me."

NBA 

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh says new Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook acquitted himself well last weekend. Harbaugh says Hornibrook handled the pressure of the first big game better than he did as a college player.

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