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2hBill 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.

Kipnis prefers to keep his distance from Odor (0:17)
Witten steals the ball from Wright to score TD (0:25)
Elliott bounces off Chancellor's tackle attempt (0:23)

Watch live: US Open Draw

Tune in to the US Open Draw streaming live on the ESPN App and WatchESPN.

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 ESPN's Adam Schefter and reports.

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1hRyan 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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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.

Carmelo goes shopping in custom robe (0:19)
19hMatthew 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.

NBA players putting opponents on a poster (0:59)
A pingpong serve you have to see to believe (0:15)


Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Photo Op: NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski gets ready to take a replica of the first Ford race car -- the 1901 "Sweepstakes" Ford raced by Henry Ford -- around Michigan International Speedway.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals practicing in the stadium today. Very light practice prior to Sunday's game.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The glass doors at U.S. Bank Stadium opened in about four minutes this morning, before the Vikings' first practice there. The team will play its first game at its new home on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.


Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the view from the press box at U.S. Bank Stadium, which plays host to its first Vikings game on Sunday:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson says his biggest mistake as president of the Knicks was turning down the chance to trade for Jae Crowder in the deal that sent Ray Felton and Tyson Chandler to Dallas in the summer of 2014. "I liked Crowder but I thought he wouldn't get much of a chance to play behind Carmelo, so I took the pick which turned out to be Cleanthony Early," Jackson said in an interview conducted after the season that was published Friday by Today's Fastbreak. Crowder would have been a phenomenal fit for the Knicks, so this misstep certainly hurt the franchise. As a reporter, I appreciate Phil's candor here.

Ellis trade 'somewhat risky' for Dodgers

Pedro Gomez says the intangibles that A.J. Ellis brings to the table make the trade to the Phillies "somewhat risky" for the Dodgers.


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.

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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

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.


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.


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

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.


Carmelo goes shopping in custom robe

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


Hopkins becomes mentor to young receivers

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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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 League championship on the line.


Elliott shows all-around game in debut

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

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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.


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.


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


Predicting breakout rookies for all 32 teams

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