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Breakouts, sleepers and best team names

Matthew Berry offers key fantasy football stats, facts and draft advice in 10 mostly short lists of 10, including top fantasy football team names submitted by fans.

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Players 'annoyed' by NFL's PED investigation (1:37)
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Ledecky throws first pitch as Harper holds her medals (0:43)
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Bryant, Rizzo making their cases for MVP (1:22)
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Stephen A. rejects J.J. Watt's No. 1 NFL ranking (1:28)
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5hDan 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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'Dr. Pepper guy' makes his CFP picks (1:20)
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A Ping-Pong serve you have to see to believe (0:15)
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A posterizing dunk of epic proportions! (0:20)
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Treatment of Douglas vs. Lochte at Rio exemplifies white privilege (2:26)
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22hVaughn McClure

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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Raiders filing Las Vegas trademark 'necessary step'
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Dan Graziano says the Raiders filing for the “Las Vegas Raiders” trademark is a step the franchise has to take if they want to end up in Las Vegas.

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Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns acquired New England's fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft for Barkevious Mingo. So for the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, the Browns got what figures to be a low fifth-round choice. And it's a good deal for the Browns.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio says there's a good "chance" free safety Reggie Nelson will be held out of Saturday night's exhibition vs. the Tennessee Titans. Nelson, who sat out the Raiders offseason program with what was believed to be a knee issue, has missed practice this week but Del Rio would not divulge if it was an injury.

Ping-Pong serve you have to see to believe

Watch as a man miraculously knocks over a cup with a mind-boggling Ping-Pong serve.

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Cruz excited to get back on field for Giants
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Giants WR Victor Cruz talks about the journey he has gone through to make it back to game action and his expectations for the team's wide receiving corps.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

This is Raymond James Stadium's new Grilled Cheese Burger. It's an eight ounce beef burger patty between two smoked bacon stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches! It comes with lettuce, tomato and chipotle aioli and is available in section 116.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Yet more renderings of proposed Raiders/UNLV stadium in Las Vegas.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Some renderings coming out of Las Vegas for possible Raiders/UNLV stadium.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

East Carolina athletic director Jeff Compher also sent this letter to the Big 12 claiming ECU "would deliver the entire state of North Carolina" if invited.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN has obtained a copy of this letter that East Carolina chancellor Cecil Staton sent Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby expressing the school's "formal expression of interest" in joining the Big 12.

11 Commandments of the College Football Playoff
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According to the first two years of CFP data, here is what your team needs to do in order to be one of the four teams that make it there. Championship-bound

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Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has launched his own app "Coach Gundy." He believes he's the first college football coach in the country to launch his own app.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

These are the new funnel cake fries at Raymond James Stadium, featuring powdered sugar and chocolate sauce. You can get them in sections 148 and 123 during Bucs games.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Raymond James Stadium looks like with the first phase of $140 million renovations complete. That's the view from inside the new Buccaneers' Hall of Fame Club with the new video boards and display monitors.

Will Norman's comments intensify media scrutiny?
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Herm Edwards predicts a media storm when Josh Norman fails to be perfect during the season.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

DE Darius Philon, Joey Bosa's replacement, works through a drill with defensive line coach Giff Smith at Chargers Park on Thursday.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said WR Larry Fitzgerald won't practice again Thursday. He wants to be careful with Fitz's knee "until this calms down." Won't rule Fitz out of Sunday's game.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

A.J Green said he missed practice to attend a doctor's appointment with his wife. Their first child is due in a month.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Per Adam Schefter, the Browns are trading former first-round pick, LB Barkevious Mingo, to the Patriots. Mingo was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft and has seven sacks in three seasons. The Browns did not pick up his fifth-year option and he was scheduled to become a free agent after this season. Patriots hoping he will provide some additional pass rush.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears rookie 3rd round pick DL Jonathan Bullard returned to practice after being excused the last few days to deal with a family matter at home. Bullard, who is having a strong preseason, expects to be active for Saturday's 3rd preseason game vs. Kansas City.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Among the military personnel who watched Redskins practice at Andrews Air Force Base today: Tech Sergeant Jill Kozub and Master Sergeant Valerie Moore. Kozub is from Buffalo but Moore, on the right, is a longtime Redskins fan from Hampton, Virginia. Both have attended private workouts at Redskins Park, too. "I love it anytime we get a chance to see them practice," Moore said.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears starting tailback Jeremy Langford was cleared for full participation in Thursday's practice. Langford said he suffered a minor foot injury vs. New England last week when he got caught up on a play near the sideline. After the game, Langford experienced soreness and swelling, which kept him out for a couple days. But Langford says he's ready to play in Chicago's third preseason game on Saturday against Kansas City.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens QB Joe Flacco expects to play around a half in his preseason debut Saturday. He hasn't played in a game since a season-ending knee injury last November and doesn't necessarily want to take a hit. "But if I do, it's not a bad thing either," he said.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colorado Avalanche have named Jared Bednar as head coach, the team announced Thursday. "After profiling the type of coach I wanted for our team and going through an interview process with several good candidates, I believe that Jared Bednar is the best person to lead this team behind the bench," said Avalanche GM Joe Sakic. "Jared's track record of success as a head coach in the American Hockey League speaks for itself and he is considered to be one of the top up-and-coming coaches in our business." Bednar, 44, coached the Columbus Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate to the 2016 Calder Cup championship.