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20hDon Van Natta Jr.

The inside story of the quick rise and quicker fall of DraftKings and FanDuel

The implosion of the daily fantasy industry is a bro-classic tale of hubris, recklessness, political naïveté and a kill-or-be-killed culture.

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Bryant, Rizzo making their cases for MVP (1:22)
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Non-QB MVPs for all 32 teams

NFL Nation reporters go beyond the QB position to pick out each team's MVP heading into the season, including Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith and Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.

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17hTommy Tomlinson

How to define Charlie Weis

What words best describe the former Notre Dame and Kansas football coach? Through the ups and downs of his career, there are many options.

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Darvish's first career HR increases Rangers' lead (0:24)
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A posterizing dunk of epic proportions! (0:20)
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Kemp takes out anger on poor defenseless bat (0:23)
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16hVaughn 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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Is Lochte a perfect fit for 'Dancing with the Stars'?
Swimming 

Mike & Mike react to reports that Ryan Lochte will appear on the next season of the DWTS competition show.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harrison's plan is to meet with NFL investigators at 11 a.m., then attend a Steelers practice that starts some time in the late morning. Harrison expects the interview to be brief.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have released veteran Stevan Ridley. That likely sets Detroit's running backs this season with Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington. George Winn is still on the roster, too.

Is it time for a Georgetown comeback?
NCAAM 

ESPN college basketball writer Andy Katz looks at Georgetown's roster heading into the season.

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NCAAM 

Is Solo's suspension a slippery slope?
Soccer 

Mike & Mike look into the dangerous precedent that U.S. Soccer is setting by banning Hope Solo for six months following her post Olympics comments.

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Mara 'comfortable' re-signing Brown
NFL 

Giants owner John Mara defends his decision to re-sign kicker Josh Brown despite domestic violence allegations against Brown.

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Manziel and CFL wouldn't be good match
NFL 

Kevin Seifert details why Johnny Manziel would not be a good fit for the Canadian Football League on and off the field.

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Golic: If I'm Bosa, I'm reporting
NFL 

There is a lot on the line for Joey Bosa, but Mike Golic advises the rookie to save the fight for his next contract negotiation.

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What Norman's move to the NFC means
NFL 

The First Take crew examines Redskins cornerback Josh Norman's transition to the NFC East, where he'll go head-to-head with some of the best wide receivers in the NFL.

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Cam Newton can get even better in 2016
NFL 

Panthers QB Cam Newton already won an MVP award for his play in 2015, but Bill Barnwell considers what Superman can still do to improve even more. Unlimited potential

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NFL 

High expectations for Elliott in NFL debut
NFL 

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will take the first step toward trying to fulfill Dallas' needs when he makes his debut Thursday. Running game

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NFL 

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen not only recorded his 37th save, he notched his 604th strikeout, tied with Jim Brewer for most from a Dodgers reliever.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers 1, Giants 0, Final. Dodgers now lead the NL West over the Giants by a season-high three games.

Cardinals rough up deGrom in 8-1 win
MLB 

St. Louis slugged three homers off New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom en route to their seventh win in nine games.

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Rays rally to beat Red Sox in 11
MLB 

Luke Maile scored the game-winning run in the 11th inning on an error from Red Sox pitcher Heath Hembree to lift Tampa Bay to a 4-3 victory.

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Orioles hold off Nationals in ninth
MLB 

Washington scored five runs in the final inning, but it was not enough as Baltimore hung on for a 10-8 victory.

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Cueto ditches his gum after homer
MLB 

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner knocked a solo home run over the wall to give L.A. a 1-0 lead over San Francisco in the fourth inning, which caused Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto to throw his gum in frustration.

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A posterizing dunk of epic proportions

Jordyn Adams throws down a ferocious, one-handed dunk that draws a huge reaction from the crowd on hand.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Rich Hill went six scoreless innings in his Dodgers debut. He did it in just 81 pitches after not taking the mound in over a month because of a blister on the middle finger of his left hand.

Benintendi injures knee, leaves game
MLB 

Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi sprained his left knee returning to second in the top of the seventh inning against the Rays and had to be helped off the field.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Coming into tonight, Johnny Cueto had posted a 1.63 ERA (5 ER / 27.2 IP) and a .190 opponents average in his last four starts at Dodger Stadium. He has given up 1 ER over 5 IP (Justin Turner's 24th home run of the season).

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacob deGrom said he's at a loss for why his pitches are too frequently going down the middle and hittable. He insisted he does not have fatigue and would not benefit from getting skipped.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols both had four-hit games tonight. They're second and third in the majors in four-hit games since Pujols debuted in 2001. The leader? No surprise, it's Ichiro with 53. Cabrera has 44 and Pujols 42. Pujols' 584th home run also means he broke a tie with Mark McGwire for 10th on the all-time list.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said Jay Bruce's calf "knotted up" when he took right field in the first inning. The leg tightened after his double and was swollen. Meanwhile, Yoenis Cespedes twisted his right ankle during the game. As for Jacob deGrom's recent struggles, Collins said: "At this stage of the season the first thing you look at is fatigue."