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6hMike Goodman

Bayern still winning, but differently

Pep Guardiola's gone to Manchester City and Carlo Ancelotti's in as manager this season at Bayern Munich (at Atletico Madrid, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN2). The results have remained positive, but subtle differences could change the club's course.

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55mSarah Barshop

Texans' Watt put on IR but vows, 'I will be back'

J.J. Watt, who was put on injured reserve Wednesday, said in a tweet that he will face this injury with a positive attitude and promised fans, "I will be back."

Kellerman: The J.J. Watt era is over (2:01)
Tebow homers on first pitch as a professional baseball player (0:28)
How a ring catastrophe turned into a happy ending in New York (1:23)
Rex Ryan tries to get inside information from Julian Edelman (0:31)
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3hJohn Clayton

NFL executives predict Jay Cutler's future

The clock is ticking on Jay Cutler's time in Chicago. The Bears can release the QB this offseason with minimal impact on their future cap. They don't, however, have a ready-made replacement.

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4hBill Barnwell

Breakout picks from small-sample-size studs

Lions RB Theo Riddick and Broncos pass-rusher Shane Ray have shined in limited snaps. Which other part-time standouts could grow into larger roles? Bill Barnwell breaks it down.

Belichick indifferent to Rex Ryan's antics (0:38)
Mike Golic tackles the ghost pepper challenge (1:39)
LeBron looks ahead to final stage of career (0:36)
Co-Anchorman: The Legend of His & Hers (7:34)
3hGabriele Marcotti

Marcotti: England's ineptness highlighted

Sam Allardyce was crass, gossipy and silly in The Telegraph's undercover sting, but did that justify him leaving his post as England manager?

21hBrett Okamoto

Ronda Rousey wants superfight with 'Cyborg'

Ronda Rousey has not fought since her loss to Holly Holm last November but wants to make a superfight happen between her and Cris "Cyborg" Justino.


David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Quick hook for Doug Fister today but it's a must-win for the Astros so A.J. Hinch had to go to the pen after Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer in the first (his ninth against the Astros) and the Mariners have two on in the second. But Nori Aoki greets Kevin Chapman with an RBI single and it's 4-0.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron on his role this year: "I'm going to do a little bit of everything. That's my job description. It says, 'LeBron James: Do Everything - Akron - St. Vincent-St. Mary.' It hasn't changed."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Rondo on KG retiring: "He's one of the best that's ever played the game. He's hanging his hat up and he's had a hell of a career and I wish him the best in whatever he's doing next."


Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The crowd chants "Jose" as Jose Fernandez's hearse passes by Marlins Park. Teammates and club personnel walk beside and behind it


David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Richt is no stranger to playing Georgia Tech, but he says he's not sure his familiarity with the Yellow Jackets will be much help to the rest of his staff when Miami plays in Atlanta this week.


Mattias Karén ESPN FC 

Granit Xhaka goes up against his brother Taulant in the Champions League tonight as Arsenal host Basel at the Emirates.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Mohamed Sanu just an observer today coming off shoulder injury but expected to play vs. Panthers Sunday.

Kevin Maguire Golf 

Guess they had to do a quick paint job to add Bubba Watson's name to the cart as a new Ryder Cup vice-captain. And he had his caddie, Ted Scott, driving on the 18th hole.


Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis was asked about criticisms that he didn't give enough effort at times on the defensive end. His response: "I looked at it a little bit. I think I could have played harder. But like I said, that's last year. I don't even want to talk about last year. All of that's irrelevant right now. I'm focused on this year. … When you have guys out there pushing, who want to win with you, it changes your whole mindset for the game, especially during games. Like I said, we have guys who play hard. Coach hasn't had to stop anyone about playing hard, or come to anyone and talk to them about playing hard. It's all ‘Let's figure out the offensive end, let's figure out the defensive scheme.' That was last year. People say I could have did this, that and the other thing. Do I agree? Sometimes. Maybe. I'm just focused on what I can do this year to make us better."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he has to do a better job of getting the ball out of his hands. That will reduce the sacks.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert was so unhappy with the recent service he got from Motion Lab Tuning that he paid the $3,900 bill in coins and waged a war against the company on social media. Now he is getting calls to do interviews with TMZ.


Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (elbow), DE Dante Fowler (shoulder), DE Jared Odrick (triceps) among players not practicing Wednesday. C Brandon Linder (knee), RB Chris Ivory (knee/ankle), CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) are working.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Jose Fernandez tribute began at 2 p.m. At 2:01, it started raining.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Rick Gerena, a Marlins fan from Coral Springs, Fla., talks about why Jose Fernandez's death is so devastating for the franchise and its fan base.


Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

"Rest in Peace Jose. We all love your charisma. Pitch well as God needed an ace."

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The crowd for Jose Fernandez continues to grow outside Marlins Park.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Had a chance to chat with Tiger Woods during the Ryder Cup practice round at Hazeltine, where he is serving as a vice captain and was overseeing the group of Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar. Woods is very much invested in his duties; is working out every morning but doesn't have time to hit balls here; seems in good spirits; gave every indication he'll be playing the Safeway Open in two weeks.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens LB Terrell Suggs announces that LB Elvis Dumervil will makes his 2016 debut on Sunday. Dumervil has missed first three games while recovering foot injury.

Miguel Delaney ESPN FC 

A mild night, for what should be a mildly easy Arsenal win

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cubs won their 101st game last night. Last time they won MORE than 100 games? How about 1910. William Howard Taft was president!

Pedro Gomez MLB 

Outside Marlins Park and @mets manager Terry Collins was jogging by. I had just heard Tim Tebow hit a home run in his first at-bat and stopped Collins to tell him. His eyes lit up and he said, "That is great news. Hey, you never know."


Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The space is quickly filling up with hundreds of personal messages to Fernandez.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Fans are waiting in line to write personal messages on the pillar.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

About 150 people are on the West Plaza at Marlins Park for Jose Fernandez. Crowd is quickly growing.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Kyle Busch, the 2015 Sprint Cup champion, was honored by President Barack Obama today at The White House. Obama: "There were some people who thought we were going to see a Bush back here in The White House this year, but they didn't know it was going to be Kyle (Busch) – especially after he broke his leg and his foot at Daytona and missed the first three months of the season. But he hunkered down, displaying the same determination in rehab that he is known for on the track."