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2hElizabeth Merrill

The Ryans are back together, and it will be entertaining

Buffalo's Rex and Rob Ryan don't talk about it, or act like it, but this is the most important football season in the history of the Ryan family.

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38mMatthew Berry

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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John Mara stands by Josh Brown decision (1:32)
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Ledecky throws first pitch as Harper holds her medals (0:43)
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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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2hDan Arritt

Going back for thirds: Great sports trilogies

When it comes to great rivalries, good things can happen in threes. While talk about a third Nate Diaz-Conor McGregor fight gets louder, here are 10 classic sports trilogies worth revisiting.

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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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19hVaughn 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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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Stakeout. Harrison watch

Gabriele Marcotti ESPN.com 

It's a rematch of last year's semifinal in Group D-- Atletico drawn with Bayern Munich

Gabriele Marcotti ESPN.com 

Defending Champions League champs Real Madrid get Borussia Dortmund in Group F

Stephen A. rejects Watt’s No. 1 NFL ranking
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J.J. Watt's No. 1 ranking by ESPN.com is not sitting well with Stephen A. Smith.

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John Mara stands by Josh Brown decision
NFL 

Josina Anderson breaks down Giants owner John Mara's comments about supporting Josh Brown while he deals with domestic violence allegations.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

More on Carlos Ruiz: Source on a team that asked about him says he was told the Phillies asked him a few days ago if he's willing to waive his no-trade in the "right" deal & he said yes. Reported Wednesday he has cleared waivers and can be dealt to any team.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The James Harrison meeting with NFL investigators is complete. He will not be made available.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Harrison meeting lasted about 40 minutes. He is now on the practice field.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater and Captain Munnerlyn are sporting new shirts at practice today, in honor of safety Harrison Smith.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Tom Lewis eagles his 13th hole. Now 12-under with five to play. Even if he just plays 'em in even-par, it'll be the first 59 on Euro Tour.

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Ortiz's final season 'stunning'
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Tim Kurkjian describes the historical greatness being displayed by David Ortiz in his final season for the Red Sox.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Ebron and Josh Bynes among the Lions not practicing Thursday. Ebron practiced Tuesday and then sat out the past two days.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

There's never been a sub-60 score on the European Tour, but Tom Lewis -- ranked 647th in the world! -- is currently 10-under with six holes to play on a par-71 course. And yes, his scorecard looks like something from a video game:

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Gabriele Marcotti ESPN.com 

The red carpet at the Champions League Draw/UEFA Player of the Year award is actually blue

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Are Yankees getting too excited over Sanchez?
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Tim Kurkjian says you cannot help but be impressed by how well Yankees C Gary Sanchez has performed.

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Not practicing for the Bengals: Eifert, Fisher, Burfict, Alford, Redmond, Kroft, Ogbuehi. All are in attendance doing rehab

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox rookie left fielder Andrew Benintendi has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after twisting his left knee awkwardly as he dove into second base. Benintendi underwent an MRI exam Thursday, and manager John Farrell told reporters that it's too soon to know whether the injury is season-ending. Benintendi, the Red Sox's 22-year-old outfield prospect, was batting .324 since getting called up earlier this month. In his absence, veteran outfielder Chris Young will get the majority of the at-bats in left field, with utilityman Brock Holt filling in against tough right-handed pitching.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Sidney Crosby will serve as captain for Team Canada at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber will serve as alternate captains, the team announced Thursday.

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

The winner of this year's FedEx Cup gets $10 million and his likeness on one of these, which is... priceless?

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins arrived at Andrews Air Force Base for their walk through today. They were greeted by cheers and went through a handshake line. Players smiled and shook hands as they headed to the field.

Which side looks worse in Chargers, Bosa dispute?

Max Kellerman explains why he feels the Chargers look bad for the way they are handling Joey Bosa's contract situation.

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Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars OC Greg Olson says they will probably start with Kelvin Beachum at LT and Luke Joeckel at LG against Cincinnati on Sunday -- provided that Beachum is cleared to play. Joeckel has played well at LT in the preseason.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings announced on Thursday morning they are completely sold out for their first season at US Bank Stadium. The team is launching two wait lists, for tickets and suites. The team has 60,400 seats committed for the entire season, with the remaining single/game tickets also sold out.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Military personnel are lining up for the Redskins practice at Andrews Air Force base today. They'll conduct a 30-minute walk through and then sign autographs.