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Biggest strength, weakness for all 32 NFL teams

Any team that has A.J. Green has potency in its passing attack, but Cincinnati's biggest flaw is the roster depth behind Green. NFL Nation narrows down each team's area of strength and weakness.

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Follow live: Wawrinka cruises; Venus up next on Ashe

Before sister Serena takes the court tonight, Venus Williams is hoping to follow in Stan Wawrinka and Simona Halep's footsteps and claim a first-round win at the US Open (live on ESPN and the ESPN App/WatchESPN).

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5hJerry Crasnick

How Tim Tebow's MLB plan came into focus

Tim Tebow's day in front of the scouts has arrived. How did we get here, and what chance does he have of making the leap to baseball? Well, that depends on who you ask.

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Tebow mashes a homer (0:17)
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Stephen A. on the Cowboys: 'They puff more than they pass' (1:23)
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2hEric Williams

Chargers waive QB Mettenberger among cuts

Quarterback Zach Mettenberger was waived by the Chargers as part of the team's efforts to get down to 75 players by Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline.

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Verrett: I believe in the promise of America (1:02)
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Hope Solo lashes out after contract terminated (0:16)
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The most incredible Hail Mary's in college football (1:20)
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8hKeith Law

Why September call-ups are no longer a big deal

Let's face it: The quality of September call-ups these days just isn't what it used to be. Keith Law explains why -- and how -- times have changed.

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Is Westbrook the next in the Kobe/MJ lineage? (1:39)
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4hMike Reiss

Brady aiming to 'stay sharp' during suspension

Tom Brady declined to reveal how he plans to stay sharp while serving a four-game suspension to open the season while acknowledging that he expects it to be challenging to be away from football.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are practicing in shorts and light shoulder pads this afternoon and on the day the roster needs to be cut to 75, LB Ramon Humber, OT Keavon Milton and TE Steven Scheu were not present.

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Best one-handed catches in college football
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Take a look at some of the most impressive one-handed catches in college football history.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says the reports are there is no real structural damage with Steven Matz. The concern is about stiffness/tightness in Matz's shoulder, which returned during one toss whole throwing on flat ground Monday. Matz immediately was shut down.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans complete trim to 75 by cutting RB David Cobb and WR Jarrod West.

Tebow faces live pitching
MLB 

Tim Tebow takes some cuts against former major leaguers Chad Smith and David Aardsma.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said Joey Bosa looked like the same player he observed during offseason work. "He looked as expected," McCoy said. "In shape and ready to roll."

Jane McManus Reporter & Columnist, espnW.com 

A year after sustaining a concussion in a fall on a slippery floor at the US Open, unseeded Genie Bouchard has lost in the first round of this year's tournament. She was treated for a blister during the match to Katerina Siniakova.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon running back Royce Freeman is not taking UC Davis lightly. He said he's approaching this season opener as a national title game.

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Even if Bridgewater injury is serious, only one Viking is reliable fantasy option. Adrian Peterson will be fine. Has had big seasons sans decent QB play before. Still my top RB.

Tebow mashes a homer

Tim Tebow shows off his power by slugging one over the right field wall.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

After saying yesterday he might play Geno Smith on Thursday against the Eagles, Jets coach Todd Bowles said today he'll go with Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. Smith won't play, after all. This would seem to indicate Smith has locked up the No. 2 job. Bowles on the four-man QB race: "All four are good football players. We can keep all four. It's just a matter of battling with the other positions, so that's still up for grabs. We'll have to wait until after this game to see how that plays out."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Hue Jackson said Andy Lee's poor effort on punt return coverage Friday night had "nothing to do" with Lee's trade to Carolina on Monday. The Panthers gave the Browns a fourth-round pick in 2018 for Lee. Jackson said it is "probably unheard of" to get a pick that high for a punter.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

"Tim Tebow work out was certainly good enough that someone will give him a chance. Running and Power were his best two tools" - a respected major league Scouting Director.

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QB position for 49ers is no shoo-in
NFL 

The NFL Insiders break down a close race between Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick and explain why starting Week 1 does not guarantee a permanent job.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Should know for sure soon but can't imagine this bodes well for Cameron Maybin diagnosis: Tigers announce they have purchased the contract of JaCoby Jones from Triple -A Toledo. Manager Brad Ausmus indicated yesterday that, with expanding rosters happening soon, it would likely need to be a significant injury to Maybin to recall someone immediately. Reliever Blaine Hardy also recalled. Corresponding moves? Tigers have optioned INF Casey McGehee and LHP Matt Boyd to Toledo.

Bridgewater would be 'huge loss' for Vikings
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Tim Hasselbeck and Tom Waddle examine what losing QB Teddy Bridgewater for an extended period of time would mean for the Vikings.

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Tebow displays power at the plate

Tim Tebow swings at some pitches, as MLB scouts look on during his workout.

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Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts have waived LB Anthony Sarao and CB Darius White. They also placed S Dezmen Southward on IR. Their roster now stands at 74 players.

Bridgewater suffers injury in practice

The Vikings called off practice after less than 30 minutes, as QB Teddy Bridgewater went down on a non-contact play.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Tuesday's 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Marlins at Citi Field: Jose Reyes – 3B Asdrubal Cabrera – SS Yoenis Cespedes – LF Jay Bruce – RF Alejandro De Aza – CF Wilmer Flores – 2B James Loney – 1B Rene Rivera – C Seth Lugo - RHP

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Early consensus from scouts evaluating Tebow's baseball tools at work out: 55 Run 40 Arm 40 FLD 35 Hit 55 Power full report on Baseball Tonight 10pm et 7pm pac ESPN

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick smiled during his news conference when asked if it is different preparing to face the Giants in the preseason finale without Tom Coughlin on the opposing sideline. "I'm sure he misses us," Belichick cracked. "He's done pretty well against us."

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

A closer look at Joey Bosa putting in some sled work.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Seattle Mariners and Washington Nationals did not attend Tim Tebow work-out

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Tim Tebow's batting practice. The last ball went over the Dedeaux Field scoreboard into some trees in right center field. 400 feet-plus.

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