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37mBill Barnwell

This year's Vikings won't be last year's Cowboys

In 2015, the Cowboys lost Tony Romo, and their season went down the drain -- the poster team for why the QB is so important. But the Vikings are equipped to hang tough minus Teddy Bridgewater.

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5hAdam Caplan

Hot Seat Index: Gauging status of Rex Ryan, more

The Bills underperformed last season in Rex Ryan's first year in charge. Could he be fired with another season of .500 or worse? Adam Caplan examines the other coaches on, and off, the hot seat.

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Follow live: Day 3 at the US Open

Coming up next at Arthur Ashe Stadium, it's No. 9 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova against unseeded Caroline Wozniacki. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will be in action later this afternoon. Watch live on ESPN/ESPN app/WatchESPN.

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LIVE: Chelsea eye David Luiz, £60m Foxes

David Luiz could be set to join Chelsea, while Leicester are ready to spend £60m on two Sporting players. Follow the latest on Transfer Deadline Day.

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Stephen A. is steaming about Tebow comparisons to Jeter and Harper (2:14)
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Alabama-USC ready to square off in Week 1 (1:00)
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See what it takes to create a LEGO David Ortiz masterpiece (0:55)
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Second-year studs for all 32 NFL teams

NFL Nation reporters pick the second-year players ready to explode onto the scene in 2016, including Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark, who should get more chances to rush the passer in Year 2.

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Army veteran Boyer respects Kaepernick's decision (2:18)
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Relive some of college football's craziest defensive plays (1:18)

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Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

South Carolina coach Will Muschamp not saying much about former Auburn head coach Pat Dye's comments on a recent radio show about last year's Auburn staff not liking each other. "If I haven't seen [the comments] I'm not going to comment on anything." Muschamp, who was Auburn's defensive coordinator last year, said he had a great working relationship on the defensive said of the ball last year.

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Golic blames Tebow's ego for NFL failures
NFL 

Mike Golic believes Tim Tebow's ego is to blame for his NFL failures since he didn't try to play another position after he didn't cut it as a QB.

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NFL 

Dr. Jerry Punch ESPN Commentator 

Univ of Tenn head coach Butch Jones just confirms that season tickets are sold out for first time since 2001. Total of 72,700 sold! Rocky Top will be rockin!

Breshad Perriman a second-year stud
NFL 

The wide receiver never played as a rookie but has a great combination of size and speed for Joe Flacco. 31 other super sophomores (Insider)

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NFL 

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida coach Jim McElwain said earlier today that the research and outcome from the university involving WR Antonio Callaway's sexual assault case led him to start Callaway this weekend against UMASS. McElwain added that freshmen WRs Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells, who were suspended for the opener after being arrested for criminal mischief and for shooting BB guns at a UF residence hall this summer, are "dealing with some personal choice issues, and we'll play that as we go."

Stephen A. Smith cannot contain himself
MLB 

Smith is insulted by the idea of people comparing Tim Tebow's baseball tryouts to greats like Derek Jeter and Bryce Harper.

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MLB 

Tebow: Workout not about getting publicity
MLB 

Tim Tebow joined Scott Van Pelt to make clear that his baseball workout was about pursuing what he's "passionate about."

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Inside Antonio Brown's $6M non-negotiation
NFL 

The Steelers' tradition with handling contracts was tested to the max. Middle ground reached

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NFL 

Doug McIntyre ESPN Staff Writer 

French club Nantes has offered $3 million-plus to MLS's Chicago Fire for Ghana national team striker David Accam, according to multiple sources. Can't see Chicago accepting that transfer fee. Accam, 25, is under contract through 2018. Fire still hoping to extend him beyond that.

Vet respects Kaepernick's decision
NFL 

Army veteran and former long snapper Nate Boyer says angry knee-jerk responses aren't helping the conversations around Colin Kaepernick sitting for the national anthem.

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NFL 

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

My two favorite expected September call-ups are Yoan Moncada of the Red Sox and Jose DeLeon of the Dodgers. More on Baseball Tonight 7pm et on ESPN.

Man honors Big Papi ... with a corn maze
MLB 

Because how else would you honor everyone's favorite DH?

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MLB 

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Dodgers will not be trading Puig after being claimed on trade waivers at least until the off-season. The claiming team had more interest in blocking than making an earnest attempt to trade for him according to source

Why is Rutgers taking credit for Ray Allen?
NCAAM 

Rip Hamilton, Shabazz Napier and Ray Allen didn't go to Rutgers, last time we checked. Here's the deal

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NCAAM 

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Might we see the $100 million roof in action tonight? Forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of showers this evening.

Tennis 

Transfer Deadline Day heating up
Soccer 

Reigning Premier League champion Leicester City is splashing the cash as the 6 p.m. ET deadline approaches and David Luiz could be joining an English powerhouse. Follow live

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Soccer 

QB help coming for the Vikings?
NFL 

Stephen A. Smith thinks Geno Smith needs a change of scenery.

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Ultimate college football betting guide
NCAAF 

Washington is the No. 1 surprise team for this season according to one of our experts. Title bets & season win totals (Insider)

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NCAAF 

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

As of Wednesday morning there's no change at QB, according to Nick Saban. Cooper Bateman and Blake Barnett are still the two candidates to play against USC. Saban said he's looking for "consistency in performance" as a deciding factor.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

Nevada sportsbooks won $11.1 million in July, an all-time high for the month, according to gaming control. With the lucrative football season on the horizon, the bookies have now beaten the bettors in 36 consecutive months.

NFL 

Steelers promise Brown long-term deal
NFL 

But Adam Schefter says it will come next offseason after reworking Antonio Brown's contract for now.

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NFL 

International break to feature stars
Soccer 

Transfer Deadline Day isn't the only storyline in soccer right now. World Cup qualifying action will have Neymar, Messi, Pogba and a new Italian goalkeeping sensation. What to watch for

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