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4hDan Graziano

Chargers' latest move in Joey Bosa mess? Bullying

The statement the Chargers released on their negotiations with Joey Bosa amounted to bullying, and it speaks to a hard line they had no reason to take.

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Solo banned 6 months for 'coward' comments

Hope Solo, the goalkeeper who called Sweden a "bunch of cowards" after the United States was eliminated from the Rio Olympics, has been suspended six months by U.S. Soccer.

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3hKirk Herbstreit

Handing out the 2016 Herbie Awards

Kirk Herbstreit reveals the candidates and winners of his 2016 Herbie Awards and makes his playoff picks. Check out "The Herbies Preseason Special" tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

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Sanchez continues tearing it up with another homer (0:27)
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His & Hers rips Harden's new shoes (1:40)
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3hVaughn McClure

Devin Hester to teams: Call my agent now

Devin Hester, released by the Falcons in July, posted a video on social media to show potential suitors that he's ready for one more season.

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Finebaum critical of Harbaugh after Solomon decommits (1:38)
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Chris Archer vs. Chris Archer's hoodie (0:16)
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High schooler jukes teammate out of his shorts (0:25)
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Why does Boeheim think Carmelo is unlikely to win NBA title? (1:34)
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When was the day the Lakers fell apart? (2:08)
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4hMichael Collins

Who are the best caddies in golf?

We asked today's caddies for some of golf's top players that question and got some interesting and entertaining responses. Michael Collins ranks the cream of the crop.

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3hBob Pockrass

Dale Jr. to miss at least two additional races

Alex Bowman will fill in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. this weekend at Michigan International Speedway and Jeff Gordon will replace him Labor Day weekend at Darlington Raceway.

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3hBrett Okamoto

Five Rounds: Who should McGregor fight next?

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis joins Brett Okamoto to discuss a possible Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz trilogy, Jose Aldo, UFC Fight Night and more.

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Desmond Howard still bitter over Michigan's loss to Michigan State (1:20)

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Little leaguer homers over multiple fences
Little League World Series 

Esmith Pineda cleared a couple fences with his 3-run home run, which helped Panama earn a spot in the LLWS international title game.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Mark Teixeira wasn't surprised the Mariners intentionally walked Gary Sanchez twice to get to him. Teixeira pointed out he is hitting .197 and that Sanchez is hitting everything a mile. "Shoot, if Babe Ruth is hitting behind him you intentionally walk him," Teixeira said. "I mean he is as hot as any player I have played with in my entire career. You just don't see guys doing what he is doing. I don't care how old he is."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs catcher Willson Contreras discuss catching the Cubs rotation as well as hitting an opposite field home run against the Padres in the Cubs 6-3 win on Wednesday.

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Machado sparks Orioles early

Manny Machado hit a two-run homer in the first inning and added an RBI single in the second, as the Orioles have raced out to an early 5-1 lead over the Nationals. Follow live

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Here, Bryce, hold these
MLB 

Olympic swimming star Katie Ledecky threw out the first pitch before Wednesday's Orioles-Nationals game. But before that, she had reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper hold all the medals she won in Rio.

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Gary Sanchez continues red-hot start
MLB 

The Yankees' rookie catcher hit his ninth homer in his 21st career game in the first inning of the team's 5-0 win over the Mariners.

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Gary Sanchez homers again
MLB 

The Yankees rookie hit his ninth home run on Wednesday against the Mariners. That moves him up the list of homers hit by big league newcomers.

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MLB 

Is there too much pressure on Rousey?

With Ronda Rousey not slated to fight at UFC 205, Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman examine the pressure Ronda Rousey is facing to return.

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NFL players turn to deep freeze recovery
NFL 

Michael Rothstein examines the increased use of cryospas and cryosaunas in the NFL as the technology becomes more popular.

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Chargers coach in unique situation with Bosa
NFL 

Herm Edwards explains the situation a coach is in when acting as a bridge between the organization and the player who is holding out.

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Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard, still close with Joey Bosa, said it's been tough on his friend not to be on the field with the Chargers. "I know he's heartbroken," Hubbard said. "He's a football player, and he wants to play football."

Santana's gaffe lets two runs score
MLB 

Carlos Santana can't seem to get a good read on Danny Valencia's second inning pop-up, leading to two runs in the A's 5-1 win over the Indians.

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Zobrist kick-starts Cubs with two-run triple
MLB 

Ben Zobrist's two-run triple got the Chicago Cubs started early against the San Diego Padres and they never looked back in a 6-3 win.

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Already ruled out of Thursday's game against Seattle because of a concussion Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant did not make the trip with the team to the West Coast. Instead Bryant will be able to rest and recover at home. On Tuesday coach Jason Garrett said Bryant was doing much better a day after suffering a concussion in Monday's practice. The Cowboys' next practice is scheduled for Saturday.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

For the second time today, the Mariners have shown rookie sensation Gary Sanchez the ultimate respect. In the ninth, Seattle chose to intentionally walk Sanchez to load the bases with no outs and the Yankees up four runs. In the seventh, Seattle intentionally walked Sanchez to put runners on first and second for Mark Teixeira. Teixeira knocked an RBI single then. In the ninth, he struck out.

Another brawny day for Braun

Ryan Braun homered twice Wednesday afternoon against the Rockies in the Brewers' 7-1 win at Miller Park.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After giving up 2 runs over 6 innings Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks has gone 17 straight starts giving up 3 or fewer runs. That's the longest streak in baseball and tied for second longest since the beginning of last year. Only teammate Jake Arrieta had a longer stretch. (29 starts).

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes said he may have appeared gimpy during Tuesday's game because of a heel issue that comes and goes ever since his days in Cuba. His quadriceps is fine, he said.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

How much respect has rookie Gary Sanchez gained in his first 20 games as a pro? Well, the Mariners just gave him the star treatment, as with a man on second and one out, Seattle intentionally walked Sanchez to get to Mark Teixeira. Teixeira knocked an RBI single. The Yankees lead the M's, 4-0 as Masahiro Tanaka is outpitching Hisahi Iwakuma.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins players not traveling to Orlando for thisr preseason game against the Falcons: DT Earl Mitchell, LB Zach Vigil, CB Chris Culliver, QB Matt Moore and LB James-Michael Johnson. Obviously those players are out for tomorrow.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Matheny discussed moving Matt Carpenter back to his customary leadoff spot, where he has produced far better numbers (.880 career OPS vs. .663 OPS) than as a No. 3 hitter:

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Marquette King works on his reaction time and handling skills by catching tennis balls.

Which Kobe No. will be retired?
NBA 

We go by the numbers to help you decide which one of Kobe Bryant's jerseys -- No. 8 or No. 24 -- should hang in the rafters at Staples Center.

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't return to the seat of his Hendrick Motorsports car for at least another two weeks as he continues treatment for a concussion he suffered in June. Earnhardt will be replaced by Alex Bowman this weekend at Michigan International Speedway and Jeff Gordon the following week at Darlington.