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For Les Miles and LSU, football means a return to normalcy

After nearly being ousted last season, LSU coach Les Miles navigated a turbulent offseason in Baton Rouge during a summer of violence and flooding.

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Follow live: A tough test for Raonic

No. 5 seed Milos Raonic is in trouble against unseeded Ryan Harrison. In the evening session, Garbine Muguruza and Rafael Nadal are among the top seeds in action. Watch live on ESPN/ESPN app/WatchESPN.

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2hAdam Caplan

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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LIVE: Luiz on the brink of Chelsea return

David Luiz could be set to join Chelsea, while Leicester are ready to spend £60m on two Sporting players. Follow the latest on Transfer Deadline Day.

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Stephen A. is steaming about Tebow comparisons to Jeter and Harper (2:14)
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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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Army veteran Boyer respects Kaepernick's decision (2:18)
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Hero's ovation as Basti is subbed off
Soccer 

Bastian Schweinsteiger was subbed off in Germany's friendly against Finland, ending his international career.

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Soccer 

Monfils breaks out his tricks
Tennis 

Gael Monfils shows off with a leaping between-the-legs return and a backwards shot that will blow your mind during the second round at the US Open.

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Tennis 

Melissa Isaacson ESPN.com 

Ryan Harrison, the 120th-ranked American, breaks to take third set 7-5 against Wimbledon finalist and US Open 5th seed Milos Raonic, leads two sets to one.

Tennis 

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings announced they've placed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on injured reserve, after Bridgewater suffered a torn ACL and dislocated left knee during the team's practice on Tuesday. The Vikings brought back Brad Sorensen, whom they'd signed earlier this month while Bridgewater was dealing with a sore shoulder. The team had released Sorensen on Monday, but will likely use him in its final preseason game on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Rams, with Shaun Hill expected not to play.

Melissa Isaacson ESPN.com 

Grandstand crowd rallies American Ryan Harrison as he breaks to knot third set and match at 4-all against Milos Raonic.

Tennis 

College football games of the year
NCAAF 

Chalk's Sharon Katz says Oklahoma State-Kansas State on November 5 provides the biggest difference between the betting line and Football Power Index. Best bets (Insider)

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NCAAF 

Robbie Keane scores in final game
Soccer 

Ireland's Robbie Keane notched his 68th goal for Ireland in his final international match.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Little League champs from Maine-Endwell (N.Y.) are at Citi Field to be honored before Wednesday's Mets game.

Jane McManus Reporter & Columnist, espnW.com 

Caroline Wozniacki, fresh off her second-round upset of ninth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova at the US Open, may have taken three months off to deal with injuries, but she isn't ready to quit playing despite those challenges. The unseeded Wozniacki said she plays tennis now because she still enjoys it, and remembers her days as a top seed in New York well. "Hopefully with hard work, I can get back there," she said.

Tennis 

Nicolas Atkin ESPN UK Assistant Editor 

Remarkably, Johanna Konta was able to come back out to Court 13 and win the third set against Tsvetana Pironkova, having collapsed on court while serving to force a second-set tiebreaker. She stayed on court for several minutes in her chair after the match was over, and, understandably, had to turn down a request from Eurosport for a flash interview. She also had to turn down a fan who asked her to autograph an item, but said: "I will sign that, I promise."

Tennis 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

It's been a rough August at the plate for Jackie Bradley Jr., but he's ending it on a positive note with three hits, including a solo homer in the sixth inning and an RBI double here in the eighth. In spite of their combustible bullpen, the Red Sox are up 8-6.

Tigers walk off to sweep White Sox
MLB 

Tyler Collins' sacrifice fly in the ninth chased home JaCoby Jones to give the Tigers a 3-2 victory.

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Scary moment at US Open
Tennis 

Johanna Konta collapsed on court during her second-round match today in New York.

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Kirk Herbstreit's Gameplan Breakdown
NCAAF 

Here's why Georgia and Notre Dame are on Upset Alert for the opening weekend of the college football season.

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Sharon Katz ESPN Analytics 

How much does Bridgewater's injury impact the Vikings' playoff chances? After accounting for his absence, ESPN's FPI dropped Minnesota's playoff chances from 63 percent to 38 percent. Not surprisingly, Green Bay's chances rose by 10 percentage points to 65 percent.

NFL 

Jane McManus Reporter & Columnist, espnW.com 

The Williams sisters will again be showcased on Arthur Ashe's courts for their second-round matches on Thursday. No. 6 Venus is the third match of the day against Julie Goerges, and top-seeded Serena is the first night match against young American Vania King.

Tennis 

Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

One salty man: Milos Raonic, up a set but down 4-1 to American Ryan Harrison on Grandstand. He's as angry as Andy Murray out there, yelling at his box, as if they're the ones butchering his volleys, and not him. US Open 2016

Tennis 

Man honors Big Papi ... with a corn maze
MLB 

Because how else would you honor everyone's favorite DH?

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Golic blames Tebow's ego for NFL failures
NFL 

Mike Golic believes Tim Tebow's ego is to blame for his NFL failures since he didn't try to play another position after he didn't cut it as a QB.

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Kevin Maguire Golf 

How many clubs can a PGA Tour pro test out on the range at the Deutsche Bank Championship? For U.S. Open winner Dustin Johnson, let's go with about two dozen - give or take a 5-iron or three.

Golf 

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is featured in a video on The Players' Tribune. Among the things he said: "Before I even got drafted, I wrote Mr. Richardson a note. In that note, I stated that there's no doubt in my mind that I will and want to be the greatest football player to ever play this game. And I am willing and able to give you every single thing that you want. I also mentioned that those were big words to say, but in the famous words of Muhammad Ali, ‘I was the greatest way before I even knew I was.' "

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Scary moment over on Court 13. Late in the second set, Great Britain's Johnanna Konta began to hyperventilate and fell to the ground. USTA medical staff is assisting her now. For the record, it's well over 90 degrees on court.

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