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Bryant's 36th HR of season gives Cubs early lead (0:25)
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Follow live: Muguruza ousted in second round of Open

French Open champion and No. 3 seed Garbine Muguruza lost Wednesday, falling in straight sets to Anastasija Sevastova in the second round of the US Open. Up next is Rafael Nadal (live on ESPN2/ESPN app/WatchESPN). Earlier, American Jack Sock cruised into the third round, while No. 5 seed Milos Raonic lost in four sets.

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Stats back up the facts for these Heisman hopefuls (1:57)
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Harbaugh doesn't hold back emotions on sidelines (0:44)
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Hanley's grand slam clears the monster (0:31)
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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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High Schooler's Beckham-like catch lands top play (2:53)
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Alabama-USC ready to square off in Week 1 (1:00)
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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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Konta collapses on court, returns to win

Johanna Konta suffered a health scare when she collapsed on court in 80 percent humidity at the US Open, but returned to record an improbable second-round victory.

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Stephen A. is steaming about Tebow comparisons to Jeter and Harper (2:14)

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Stephen Cardullo has a home run in both games of the Rockies' doubleheader Wednesday. It is also his 29th birthday. The last player prior to Cardullo to hit a homer in both games of a doubleheader on his birthday was Hall of Famer Tony Pérez in 1972.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Running back Mack Brown is giving the Redskins something else to consider tonight: Do they need to keep four running backs? Brown has run tough throughout camp, the one back who consistently gained yards after contact. He scored on a terrific 60-yard run tonight and has shown good vision. But if they keep four running backs, they can only keep three tight ends or eight offensive linemen. Both options are possibilities.

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Kris Bryant hit his 36th homer of the season Wednesday. Elias notes that only two reigning Rookie of the Year winners have ever hit more in a season. Ryan Howard hit 58 in 2006 and Ryan Braun hit 37 in 2008.

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Bryant's 36th HR gives Cubs early lead
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Kris Bryant became the first Cubs player since Aramis Ramirez in 2006 to reach the 36-HR mark with this solo home run in the first inning against the Pirates.

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Isaiah Thomas schools Seahawks
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The Seahawks held a free-throw shooting contest at practice today, and WR Tyler Lockett took home the team title, but there was a ringer who showed him up... Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcell Ozuna departed Wednesday's Mets-Marlins game in the fourth inning with a sore left wrist. Jeff Francoeur entered in the Marlins outfield.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

No Washington Redskins players sitting during the National Anthem at Raymond James Stadium tonight.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The National Anthem for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No players sitting. No players for the Redskins were sitting either. It was a topic discussed quite a bit leaguewide this week after 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the National Anthem to protest the treatment of black citizens in America.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Chase Utley's leadoff HR in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader is the Dodgers' first RBI hit since the third inning Saturday.

Melissa Isaacson ESPN.com 

Cici Bellis, 17, upsets fellow American and 49th-ranked Shelby Rogers 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 for second straight major upset on Grandstand Court (after American Ryan Harrison defeated a cramping Milos Raonic). Bellis, a qualifier ranked 158th, is still an amateur and planning for now to attend Stanford. "It's my favorite tournament of all time," said Bellis in on-court interview. "It means everything to me."

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Melissa Isaacson ESPN.com 

Cici Bellis will serve for the match after breaking to 3-2 and again at 5-2 against Shelby Rogers. Bellis, 17, with a bevy of vocal young make fans on the new Grandstand court, is looking to equal her dramatic first week of 2014 when, as a 15-year-old, she inspired fans to form lines around Court 17 for her second-round match.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

We finally had our first major upset of the US Open as No. 5 Milos Raonic fell to Ryan Harrison on Wednesday. Here's Raonic explain his loss: "I think I didn't start off well in the match. I started off feeling a little bit heavy, which has happened to me before. You sort of get through the first set. You pull that one out and you sort of start to relax a little bit. I didn't do that today. I just sort of compounded the stress. I kept trying to force the shots. I was hesitating mentally on the shots. I just felt a little bit a step slow. "The sort of expectation of pressure on myself to get out of that situation like I normally would in a situation like that, like happened to me in the beginning of Wimbledon, I didn't do that. "Then all that kind of forceful play caught up to me there in the end."

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Was Wilmer Flores being in the lineup to deliver a two-run homer against debuting Marlins right-hander Jake Esch more luck than shrewd strategy? Manager Terry Collins initially placed Flores at first base on Wednesday because he was 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs and a walk in his career against right-hander David Phelps. When Collins learned late that Phelps had been placed on the DL with an oblique strain and Esch had been promoted from Triple-A New Orleans, Collins decided to leave Flores in the lineup, since the Mets did not have a good handle on Esch's strengths anyway. James Loney, not Flores, typically starts at first base against right-handed pitchers. Flores delivered a two-run homer in the second inning to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

An industry source says the Orioles are "in the process" of getting a deal done to acquire outfielder Michael Bourn from the Diamondbacks. The deal would make Bourn the second OF today to join the Orioles, who are dealing with injuries to CF Adam Jones, as well as Jones' backup, rookie Joey Rickard. Earlier on Wednesday, Baltimore claimed veteran outfielder Drew Stubbs off waivers from the Rangers. The 33-year ol Bourn ranks sixth among active players with 339 career steals.

Melissa Isaacson ESPN.com 

Cici Bellis, 17 and ranked 158th in the world, tries to work magic on same new grandstand court that fellow American Ryan Harrison pulled off biggest upset in tourney so far with four-set victory Wednesday over No. 5 seed Milos Raonic. Bellis at 2-all in third set with 55th-ranked Shelby Rogers. Rogers eliminated No. 27 seed Sara Errani in first round.

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Max Kepler's home run in the 3rd inning was the 1,034th homer in MLB during August. That is the most home runs hit in the month of August in MLB history. It is the 2nd-most homers hit in any month in MLB history (1,069 in May 2000).

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Konta wins match despite collapsing
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Johanna Konta collapsed on the court during her match against Tsvetana Pironkova but later returned to the court to record the improbable victory.

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Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Former Bills RB Karlos Williams, who worked out for Jets, also recently worked out for Steelers, per source. Williams getting back in shape.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harrison responds to the Al-Jazeera ruling in Harrison-sequel fashion.

Gorkys' glove stymies Goldschmidt
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Gorkys Hernandez raced back and robbed Paul Goldschmidt of extra bases in the Giants' 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

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Melissa Isaacson ESPN.com 

Shelby Rogers getting her right elbow worked in after a slow start to the second set versus Cici Bellis. The French Open quarter finalist won the first set 6-2 but trails 4-1 in the second.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Well that didn't take long. With fans at Camden Yards still taking their seats, Jose Bautista deposited the very first pitch from Yovani Gallardo over the left centerfield wall to give the Blue Jays an early 1-0 lead over the Orioles.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban says Alabama is eager to face USC: "I'm sure the guys have had their fill of practicing against each other."

Rockies pinch hitter blasts first career HR
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Stephen Cardullo was called up last week and came off the bench today to hit his first MLB home run in the Rockies' 7-0 win over the Dodgers.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

A look inside Raymond James Stadium with a little over an hour until kickoff. Steady drizzle falling. Two Bucs receivers are out running routes while Roberto Aguayo is warming up kicks. Redskins working on snapping the wet ball.