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6hMark Schlabach

For Les Miles and LSU, football means a return to normalcy

After nearly being ousted last season, LSU coach Les Miles navigated a turbulent offseason in Baton Rouge during a summer of violence and flooding.

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Follow live: Sock in control of second-round match

American Jack Sock won the first two sets Wednesday 6-1, 6-1 over over Mischa Zverev in the second round of the US Open. No. 5 seed Milos Raonic lost earlier in four sets. In the evening session, Garbine Muguruza and Rafael Nadal are among the top seeds in action. Watch live on ESPN2/ESPN app/WatchESPN.

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3hAdam 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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Mortensen plans on ESPN return this NFL season

ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen says he is past the treatment phase for his Stage IV throat cancer and is focused on recovery, with plans to return to the network on a limited basis.

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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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Melissa Isaacson ESPN.com 

Shelby Rogers closes out first set against 17-year-old Cici Bellis 6-2 in 27 minutes. Atmosphere today on new grandstand a far cry from loud and intimate scene Bellis said she thrives on after her first-round victory on tiny Court 6.

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Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

This is what it's like to be J.T. Barrett on Kickoff Week at Ohio State. The Buckeyes QB might have actually drawn a bigger media crowd than Urban Meyer tonight.

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Melissa Isaacson ESPN.com 

Shelby Rogers controlling things in second-round match against fellow American Cici Bellis, 5-2 in the first. Bellis gained fame two years ago as a 15-year-old when she won her first-round match here against 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova and inspired lines around Court 17 to see her second-rounder, which she lost to Zarina Diyas.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Johanna Konta on what happened when she began hyperventilating and then collapsing on the court: "Well, basically I was feeling a little bit the conditions, and also, you know, my own energy levels. I was just managing the best that I could with what I had today. Basically my heart rate spiked and I couldn't really control my breathing. I started hyperventilating. I started shaking. "So, yeah, basically that's why I went down on the ground, because I was quite violently shaking."

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Some notable Bucs players who ARE playing tonight against the Redskins: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jacquies Smith, Alterraun Verner, Johnthan Banks and Josh Robinson. Mike Glennon will start at quarterback.

Monfils breaks out his tricks
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Gael Monfils shows off with a leaping between-the-legs return and a backwards shot that will blow your mind during the second round at the US Open.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Here's some of what Ryan Harrison accomplished in his shocking win against No. 5 Milos Raonic: -First American qualifier in the Open era to defeat a top-five seed at the US Open -First unseeded American to defeat a top-five seed at the US Open since John Isner in 2009 -First unseeded American to defeat a top-five seed at the US Open in the first 2 rounds since Pete Sampras in 1989

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Rich Hill scratched from start

Dodgers lefty Rich Hill will not pitch the second game of today's doubleheader against the Rockies, with Bud Norris taking the mound instead. ESPN's Doug Padilla reports that Hill is not injured, but the area of his finger blister was tender after warming up Tuesday.

Matt Moore looks good again for Giants

After coming within an out of a no-hitter in his last start, Matt Moore went just 5.1 innings (92 pitches) today, but held the Diamondbacks to just 1 ER. It's the first time all season he's given up 1 run or fewer in consecutive starts. Follow live

Rafael Nadal takes time for the fans
Tennis 

Before the No. 4 seed takes on Italy's Andreas Seppi tonight, he took some time to sign autographs for the fans by the practice courts in Flushing Meadows.

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Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

On Ashe, GSM: Monfils d. Saltral 7-5, 6-4, 6-3. Monfils was routine, which meant tossing in a leaping, frontsways tweener volley, high-fiving his opponent after a rally and kissing the net after a favorable net cord, all to the delight of the crowd. Nobody like him...

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Melissa Isaacson ESPN.com 

American Ryan Harrison takes advantage of an ailing Milos Raonic to upset the Wimbledon finalist and No. 5 seed in the second-round, 6-1 in the fourth. First career third-round for Harrison in a Grand Slam. Harrison was 1-26 against top 10 players.

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Trout and Albert Pujols (who's been bothered by some mild plantar fasciitis) are both getting a rest today for the Angels against Cincinnati. "We're trying to add depth to our team," said manager Mike Scioscia. "I guess we found one way to add bench depth."

Hero's ovation as Basti is subbed off
Soccer 

Bastian Schweinsteiger was subbed off in Germany's friendly against Finland, ending his international career.

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Melissa Isaacson ESPN.com 

Ryan Harrison, the 120th-ranked American, breaks to take third set 7-5 against Wimbledon finalist and US Open 5th seed Milos Raonic, leads two sets to one.

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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings announced they've placed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on injured reserve, after Bridgewater suffered a torn ACL and dislocated left knee during the team's practice on Tuesday. The Vikings brought back Brad Sorensen, whom they'd signed earlier this month while Bridgewater was dealing with a sore shoulder. The team had released Sorensen on Monday, but will likely use him in its final preseason game on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Rams, with Shaun Hill expected not to play.

Melissa Isaacson ESPN.com 

Grandstand crowd rallies American Ryan Harrison as he breaks to knot third set and match at 4-all against Milos Raonic.

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College football games of the year
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Chalk's Sharon Katz says Oklahoma State-Kansas State on November 5 provides the biggest difference between the betting line and Football Power Index. Best bets (Insider)

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Robbie Keane scores in final game
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Ireland's Robbie Keane notched his 68th goal for Ireland in his final international match.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Little League champs from Maine-Endwell (N.Y.) are at Citi Field to be honored before Wednesday's Mets game.

Jane McManus Reporter & Columnist, espnW.com 

Caroline Wozniacki, fresh off her second-round upset of ninth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova at the US Open, may have taken three months off to deal with injuries, but she isn't ready to quit playing despite those challenges. The unseeded Wozniacki said she plays tennis now because she still enjoys it, and remembers her days as a top seed in New York well. "Hopefully with hard work, I can get back there," she said.

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