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1hBill Barnwell

The birth of a D revolution

We may very well be watching the prime years of the best defensive draft class to ever play the game. And even in an NFL loaded with offense, those defenders have meant titles.

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Wade: The problem goes way back (1:33)
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Source: Berry to return to Chiefs on Sunday

Chiefs star safety Eric Berry, who has not yet signed his franchise tag and has missed the entire preseason, plans to return to the team Sunday, according to to ESPN's Adam Schefter and reports.

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Florida prepares to host cricket's big boys

This is the first time India is officially visiting the U.S., and the excitement among local fans is tangible -- even if ticket prices are high.

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33mRyan McGee

Why 2016 will be a year of change in college football

In ESPN The Magazine's NFL Preview Issue, Ryan McGee takes a look at the new uniforms, new rules, new coaches and new faces that will dominate college football this fall.

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22hMatthew Berry

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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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings are opening the doors at US Bank Stadium for the team's first practice there on Friday. The ribbon scoreboard in the $1.1 billion stadium is adorned with some of coach Mike Zimmer's favorite motivational sayings.

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Naming Rights Deals Getting Worse: Aloha Stadium in Hawaii to become Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium!

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

When in Michigan: The car that will be driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. substitute driver Alex Bowman this weekend at Michigan International Speedway carries the maize and blue.

Tomlinson warns Bosa not to re-enter draft
NFL 

LaDainian Tomlinson offers sage advice to Joey Bosa as he considers re-entering the draft, an idea that Tomlinson says is a gamble Bosa should not take.

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NFL 

Bryant's career is off to a Hall of Fame start

With a start to his career that trumps Hall of Fame third basemen and Cubs icons, Kris Bryant is on a path that could lead to Cooperstown. Early domination

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Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews continues to recover from a bone bruise in his knee that has knocked him out of action for the better part of this month. Matthews, who has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Colts by head coach Doug Pederson, provides a health update.

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Will Cowboys lean on Prescott after Romo's injury scare?
NFL 

Ed Werder discusses the possibility of the Cowboys leaning on QB Dak Prescott after Tony Romo's back injury scare during Dallas' preseason game against the Seahawks.

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Carmelo goes shopping in custom robe

La La Anthony pokes fun at husband Carmelo for going shopping with a custom made robe on.

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Hopkins becomes mentor to young receivers
NFL 

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins has emerged as one of the league's top receivers and is sharing his knowledge with his teammates. Leadership role

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NFL 

All eyes on Kaepernick in 49ers' third preseason game

After sitting out the 49ers' first two preseason games to nurse a sore right shoulder, QB Colin Kaepernick will make his debut on Friday. Pressure is on

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That time Gruden and Warner dueled in Arena Bowl X

Jay Gruden and Kurt Warner first faced each other as opposing quarterbacks with the Arena Football championship on the line.

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Elliott shows all-around game in debut
NFL 

In 15 snaps, Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott sprung a few nice runs, picked up a blitz and showed toughness against the Seahawks. Solid showing

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NFL 

Greeny celebrates 20 years at ESPN

Congratulations are in order for Mike Greenberg as he celebrates 20 years as a part of the ESPN family.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

If the Spurs can convince Laprovittola to make the NBA jump, he'd give them a third Argentinean alongside Manu Ginobili and Patricio Garino.

NBA 

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The San Antonio Spurs are working on trying to bring rugged Argentinean guard Nicola Laprovittola to the NBA, league sources confirm

NBA 

Predicting breakout rookies for all 32 teams
NFL 

NFL Nation picks the rookies each team will rely on the most. Rising stars

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Laurence Edmondson F1 Editor 

One of the most breathtaking places to watch F1 cars on the calendar. These guys are already going flatout through Eau Rouge in first practice with no real issues. Watching on, it's amazing how narrow the approach is and how small the run-off appears to be

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Seager spoils Matt Moore's no-no in 9th
MLB 

Moore got within one out of throwing a no-hitter in his fifth start with the Giants, but a Corey Seager blooper ruined it.

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Wilson works magic on Cowboys defense
NFL 

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson buys time in the pocket, then rolls to his right and throws an absolute dart to Tyler Lockett in the end zone for a nine-yard touchdown.

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Romo leaves injured in preseason game
NFL 

Just over a minute into the first quarter, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo scrambles and gets tackled by the Seahawks' Cliff Avril. Romo grabs for his lower back and leaves the game under his own power.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants 4, Dodgers 0, Final. Matt Moore allows one hit and gets the Giants to within two games of the Dodgers' division lead.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Corey Seager delivers a bloop single to right ending Matt Moore's no-hit bid. It was Moore's 133rd pitch. It is also Corey Seager Bobblehead Night at the ballpark.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Span picks one off the deck to preserve Matt Morre's no-hitter in the ninth inning. Two outs to go.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Hernandez, Kendrick, Seager due up for the Dodgers in the ninth inning as the Giants' Matt Moore goes for a no-hitter.