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Non-QB MVPs for all 32 teams

NFL Nation reporters go beyond the QB position to pick out each team's MVP heading into the season, including Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith and Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.

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Bryant, Rizzo making their cases for MVP (1:22)
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50mDan Arritt

Going back for thirds: Great sports trilogies

When it comes to great rivalries, good things can happen in threes. While talk about a third Nate Diaz-Conor McGregor fight gets louder, here are 10 classic sports trilogies worth revisiting.

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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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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Not practicing for the Bengals: Eifert, Fisher, Burfict, Alford, Redmond, Kroft, Ogbuehi. All are in attendance doing rehab

NFL 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox rookie left fielder Andrew Benintendi has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after twisting his left knee awkwardly as he dove into second base. Benintendi underwent an MRI exam Thursday, and manager John Farrell told reporters that it's too soon to know whether the injury is season-ending. Benintendi, the Red Sox's 22-year-old outfield prospect, was batting .324 since getting called up earlier this month. In his absence, veteran outfielder Chris Young will get the majority of the at-bats in left field, with utilityman Brock Holt filling in against tough right-handed pitching.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Sidney Crosby will serve as captain for Team Canada at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber will serve as alternate captains, the team announced Thursday.

NHL 

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

The winner of this year's FedEx Cup gets $10 million and his likeness on one of these, which is... priceless?

Golf 

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins arrived at Andrews Air Force Base for their walk through today. They were greeted by cheers and went through a handshake line. Players smiled and shook hands as they headed to the field.

Which side looks worse in Chargers, Bosa dispute?

Max Kellerman explains why he feels the Chargers look bad for the way they are handling Joey Bosa's contract situation.

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Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars OC Greg Olson says they will probably start with Kelvin Beachum at LT and Luke Joeckel at LG against Cincinnati on Sunday -- provided that Beachum is cleared to play. Joeckel has played well at LT in the preseason.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings announced on Thursday morning they are completely sold out for their first season at US Bank Stadium. The team is launching two wait lists, for tickets and suites. The team has 60,400 seats committed for the entire season, with the remaining single/game tickets also sold out.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Military personnel are lining up for the Redskins practice at Andrews Air Force base today. They'll conduct a 30-minute walk through and then sign autographs.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert has restructured his contract, with his 2016 salary dipping from $3.95 M to $760,000, according to NFLPA records. A source said Gilbert agreed to a restructure to help the Steelers alleviate cap room. He'll likely get the leftover money in an alternate form, such as a signing bonus conversion.

Hope Solo Banned 6 Months
Soccer 

Max Kellerman explains why Hope Solo's suspension is an attempt by U.S. soccer to -- at least temporarily -- get rid of a "high-profile troublemaker."

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Soccer 

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell won't say anything on Eric Ebron again. He said "we'll see" if he plays Saturday vs. Ravens.

How to beat Alabama, by the 2 active QBs who’ve done it
NCAAF 

Trevor Knight -- now at Texas A&M -- and Ole Miss' Chad Kelly are the only active QBs to beat Alabama, but what were the secrets to their success? Game plan

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NCAAF 

Polish Olympian makes amazing gesture for boy with cancer
Track and Field 

SportsCenter reacts to Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski auctioning off his silver medal to pay for the treatment of a 3-year-old boy with eye cancer.

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Track and Field 

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien said last week that though he wants to see the starting offensive line get reps together, the positive of the starters missing time is that a lot of the other players have gotten more reps than they usually would. Greg Mancz is a great example. He has gotten plenty of opportunities, and has impressed O'Brien thus far.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Martin will miss at least four months with ankle surgery, ESPN confirmed on Thursday. Martin had won the starting center job after the first few weeks of camp, but Greg Mancz has played well in his absence. A tough blow for an offensive line already missing Duane Brown (quadriceps) and Derek Newton (hamstring). Texans will have the option to bring him back to practice after six weeks, under new IR rules.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Crash course: Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan enlisted Jack Conklin's help to offer this quick lesson on pass sets.

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Chargers trying to turn fans against Bosa?
NFL 

Dan Graziano says the Chargers taking the Joey Bosa contract situation public is an effort to turn the San Diego fanbase against the first-round draft pick.

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Bryant, Rizzo making their MVP cases
MLB 

Cubs teammates Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo are both having great seasons. Take a look at some of their best moments.

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MLB 

This MLB field is named what?
MLB 

The White Sox have had a very eventful season so far, but Mike & Mike believe that renaming their park 'Guaranteed Rate Field' is the biggest mistake so far.

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MLB 

Big 12 expansion from a basketball perspective
NCAAM 

It is clear that football drives Big 12 expansion, but which schools should the conference be looking at if it wants to raise its profile on the basketball court? Top picks

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NCAAM 

Is Lochte a perfect fit for 'Dancing with the Stars'?
Swimming 

Mike & Mike react to reports that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte will appear on the next season of the DWTS competition show.

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Swimming 

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harrison's plan is to meet with NFL investigators at 11 a.m., then attend a Steelers practice that starts some time in the late morning. Harrison expects the interview to be brief.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have released veteran Stevan Ridley. That likely sets Detroit's running backs this season with Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington. George Winn is still on the roster, too.