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9hScott Lauber

David Ortiz testimonials paint picture of a mentor, friend and respected foe

With the Red Sox planning to honor David Ortiz over the next three days, here's what those who know him best will remember about Big Papi.

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76ers rookie Simmons fractures bone in foot

Philadephia 76ers rookie forward and No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons fractured a bone in his right foot, the team announced Friday. The Sixers did not specifiy for how long he will be sidelined.

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4hDan Rafael

World champ Fury tests positive for cocaine

Tyson Fury submitted to a random urine test Sept. 22, the results of which tested positive for benzoylecgonine, the central compound found in cocaine. He likely will be stripped of his titles.

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5hIan Begley

Noah skips military dinner, cites anti-war stance

Knicks center Joakim Noah says he skipped a team dinner at the West Point Military Academy that featured cadets and a speech by a former colonel because he is against war.

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Ryder Cup heckler thankful to have sunk putt (1:45)
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Crystal Palace battle back to get a point at Everton (1:25)
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Affleck, Damon fight over who's better friends with Brady (4:05)
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Stephen A. doesn't think Gordon will see an NFL field again (1:53)
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3hCraig Custance

Players poised for post-World Cup boost

Auston Matthews will use his World Cup experience as a springboard for his rookie campaign, and a handful of other players will see a similar boost.

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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Bo Schembechler looks skeptically over a collection of all 30 Air Jordans redone in maize and blue. Everyone else here seems to be a big fan.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon said Jorge Soler could play as soon as Saturday but more than likely they'll target Sunday to get him on the field as he recovers from a an injury to his right side.

MLB 

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Pregame at Husky Stadium and it certainly is the best view from a press box that I've ever seen. Lake Washington to the right, UW's campus to the left.

NCAAF 

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington is rolling out the -- purple -- carpet for its recruits for tonight's game.

NCAAF 

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Ryan Moore tried to keep himself and J.B. Holmes in their fourballs match, but it proved too little, too late. Sergio Garcia -- who often looks like world's best putter at this event and this event alone -- rolled in five birdies to team with countryman Rafa Cabrera-Bello for the 3 and 2 victory.

Golf 

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

DJ Khaled and Jalen Rose are hanging out at Michigan tonight to help debut the new Jumpman gear.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers had referees at practice Friday and they were instructed not to call ticky-tack fouls, but forward Julius Randle was hit in the mouth and began bleeding. He stayed in for the next drill. It's not clear if he'll need stitches. "I think they missed that [foul]," Lakes coach Luke Walton said of the officials. "When another guys is bleeding, it's usually a sign they got fouled."

NBA 

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Sixers just announced further medical evaluation and treatment options are being considered before a timetable on Ben Simmons is issued.

NBA 

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

League source confirms @BobCooney76 report: Ben Simmons indeed has suffered a fracture in his right foot

NBA 

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

The set-up for Michigan to show off its new basketball uniforms tonight. The men's and women's teams will be here as well as a special appearance by DJ Khaled.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers' practices have featured fun competitions under new head coach Luke Walton, including a 3-point shoot-out, one-on-one battles and a home-run pass challenge. " I definitely wasn't expecting that," says point guard D'Angelo Russell. "It feels like you're going back to your roots, going back to high school days and stuff like that, where you're just competing and laughing about it at the same time."

NBA 

Shelley Smith ESPN Reporter 

Stanford organized! Team bus should be here in about 30 mins.

NCAAF 

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ross was given a box of soaps from the Reds courtesy of the Grandpa Soap Co. (No joke). Includes Pine Tar Soap. The Reds will also play a mid game video tribute to him on Sunday. He had two of his best offensive years in a Reds uniform.

MLB 

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Early leader in the clubhouse for the best NBA promotion: on 2/26, the Bucks are giving away a Miles Plumlee bobblehead toothbrush holder

NBA 

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Brandt Snedeker and Brooks Koepka didn't play this morning, but never trailed as partners this afternoon, steamrolling the European duo of Danny Willett and Martin Kaymer for what is very likely going to be the only U.S. point of the afternoon.

Golf 

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins waived guard Jamil Douglas, the team announced. He was a 2015 fourth-round pick and a candidate for the practice squad if he clears waivers.

NFL 

Mike Corey ESPN Commentator 

Wyoming @ Colorado State tomorrow in the 107th meeting of the Border War! Winner gets the Bronze Boot, which has been held by CSU the last three straight years. William Bakemeyer and Nathan Anderson from the CSU ROTC guard the boot that was once worn in Vietnam. Saturday night showdown from Fort Collins at 10:15pm EST on ESPNU.

NCAAF 

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets-Seahawks injury report: Now that we know WR Eric Decker (rotator cuff) is out indefinitely, there are no major questions for the Jets. LT Ryan Clady will play, per Todd Bowles.

NFL 

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills' decision to shut down Sammy Watkins for at least the next eight weeks doesn't come as a huge surprise after Rex Ryan's comment Friday that Watkins' foot has become a "major concern." Bills, however, are now without arguably their best offensive player as new OC Anthony Lynn tries to find his way as play caller.

NFL 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With rain falling at Fenway 90 minutes before Red Sox-Blue Jays, AccuWeather calling for light, but steady rain throughout the night, "chilly, raw and wet" conditions, with temps in mid-50s. Delays likely, so bring your rain gear -- and your patience.

MLB 

Sharon Katz ESPN Analytics 

Stanford heads to Washington tonight in a game that could very well decide the Pac-12 North. Entering this game, the Cardinal and Huskies have a combined 94 percent chance to win the division, according to ESPN's Football Power Index. It doesn't take an advanced statistical projection to figure out that whoever wins this game will be in a great position going forward. FPI favors the Huskies (61 percent chance to win) at home.

NCAAF 

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

It took exactly 10 hours and 1 minute from this morning's start, but Europe finally has its first point on the board, as Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson beat Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed, making nine birdies in a 5 and 4 win.

Golf 

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians had a positive review of rookie DT Robert Nkemdiche's week of practice, after he missed the last two games with a sprained ankle: "Great week. Probably his best week of practice. Ankle looked good. Had a really strong week of practice."

NFL 

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

How the at-large picks are faring as it stands now at the Ryder Cup. Europe's three: Kaymer, Pieters, Westwood combined to play in 5 matches. .. and will win 1 point. U.S. four: Fowler, Holmes, Kuchar, Moore combined to play 5 matches ... and will win 2 points.

Golf 

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Bills WR Sammy Watkins to IR.

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