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6hIan O'Connor

The force that drove the lion inside Palmer

The King was much more complex than his neighborly image. The inner rage of a nice man named Arnold Palmer pushed the seven-time major champion to unprecedented heights.

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Pierce to return for 19th season, then retire

Paul Pierce announced Monday in The Players' Tribune that he will return for his 19th NBA season and then retire, finishing out his career with Doc Rivers in Los Angeles.

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16hMike Rodak

Ryan riffs on Belichick, Pats about QB situation

Rex Ryan said the Buffalo Bills will be ready for whomever the New Engand Patriots start at quarterback, even adding "If [Bill] Belichick's playing quarterback, we're coming after him."

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2hMike Triplett

When a blocked punt symbolized 'Rebirth' of New Orleans

The Saints and Falcons match up for a reunion on Monday Night Football, and ESPN gathered the memories of those who will never forget that Superdome homecoming after Hurricane Katrina.

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2hBill Barnwell

Stacking the NFL's best defenses

Teams that have started Joe Flacco, Trevor Siemian, Carson Wentz, Sam Bradford, Shaun Hill, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett have a combined ZERO losses. It's a time to praise defenses.

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Biggest NFL injuries of Week 3

Bears running back Jeremy Langford left Sunday night's game against the Cowboys with an ankle injury. Here are the other big names who went down with injuries in Week 3.

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15hJoe McDonald

Pride the root of Europe's success

A complete unknown and a bit of a joke early on, Europe has come together and proved with its win over Sweden and a berth in the finals against Canada that it is the real thing.

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Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said that running back Ryan Mathews' ankle "stiffened up" in first quarter and they decided not to risk further injury. He expects tight end Zach Ertz (rib) and corner Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) back after bye.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose reiterates that he feels as if he is innocent of the sexual assault allegations in the civil suit he's facing.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

In terms of social issues and viewpoints, Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo says he and the organization will be supportive of their players.

NBA 

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

This Week In 1995: NFL sues Jerry Jones for $300 million for undermining league sponsorship deals. Jones had signed a deal with Pepsi when league had deal with Coke. Jones eventually was granted the right to do individual deals and today is the only team that controls the distribution of its own merchandise.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says "if I do have to miss time" due to the civil case alleging sexual assault "it's a part" of the legal process. He says "obviously" he doesn't want to be in this position.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose at the podium for Knicks Media Day:

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

"I think it's safe to assume that he will not play in back to backs," Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo later said of Joel Embiid.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Situation fluid with Sixers' Joel Embiid coming back after sitting out the last two seasons due to injury in terms of playing back-to-backs and potential minutes restrictions etc...

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony said the Knicks will likely do something collectively to address the social unrest over police violence. Says he wants to keep the conversation going.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo on sorting out situation with his big men: "We have a lot of time for things to work out. I don't feel like we're up against a deadline of any sort." Mentions Joel Embiid's health coming back as importance for depth up front.

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen, whose team sits among just two remaining Big 12 unbeatens, said he considers the Mountaineers a contender for the league title this year: "Yeah, I'd like to think so. I think our team believes that." Holgorsen, as league play opens for his team Saturday against Kansas State, dismisses the Big 12's poor showing in September non-conference games. "The Big 12 is a challenging league. I don't care what their records are. ... It doesn't look any different to me than it ever has been."

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Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer said no Ohio State players have expressed any plans to protest during the national anthem. "We certainly respect their rights as citizens of this country."

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo on Nerlens Noel being upset about the roster situation with so many young bigs: "It's understandable."

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony on social issues and injustices across the country: "I think we're in the same state. I think it's actually getting worse." Says he looks forward to continuing the work that he started earlier this summer.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony says he feels in the best shape that he's felt in some time due to summer training & the Olympics.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony taking questions at Media Day:

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Trevor Siemian and the Broncos beat the Bengals blitz scheme twice on Sunday with outside double-moves for touchdowns. The first one over the top to Emmanuel Sanders came on the out and up with the second score to Demaryius Thomas on the stutter and go. Two different routes/stems, but the same exact concept --seven-man protection with front side dig routes (square-ins).That gave the Broncos and Siemian time for the double-moves to develop with the receivers winning one-on-one matchups.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah has been excused from Media Day for a personal family reason. He is expected back in two days.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

No surprise, but Raptors coach Dwayne Casey tells reporters in Toronto that the starting power forward spot is new acquisition Jared Sullinger's to lose.

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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson was supposed to have the ACC's best offense. Most predictions pegged Florida State's five-star laden defense as the conference's best. Through three games vs. FBS competition, Clemson is 10th in the ACC in scoring and total offense, and FSU's defense is last in scoring and 11th in yards. It's a large enough sample size that it can't be attributed to just slow starts.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers new practice court at their Camden, NJ facility

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Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis, who was Les Miles' defensive coordinator for six seasons at LSU, told ESPN.com Monday that he sensed toward the end of his tenure that power brokers were plotting to force Miles out as head coach. "It's always sad to see a man and a coach the caliber of Les get pushed out," Chavis said. "He's a Hall of Famer and a legend in the state of Louisiana. I was blessed that he gave me an opportunity to coach at a place like LSU, but I can't say I'm surprised that he's gone. They were trying to fire him when I was there, and I told him so." Chavis saw a similar situation unfold at Tennessee when future Hall of Famer Phillip Fulmer was fired in 2008. Chavis, one of the most respected defensive coordinators in the college game, left LSU for Texas A&M following the 2013 season. He said his issues were never with Miles, but that he didn't trust the LSU administration.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets officially signed F Chase Budinger and PG Jorge Gutierrez to training camp deals.

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Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

As he and the team feared last night, Chargers LB Mantei Te'o has a torn Achilles and will require surgery, per source.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers hosting media day at new training complex in Camden, NJ

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