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5mDon 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.

The summer of Jim Harbaugh (0:45)
How the training camp blues taught McCaffrey a new instrument (0:35)
6mJeremy Fowler

Harrison, NFL to talk Thursday about PED report

James Harrison will meet with NFL investigators on Thursday instead of Aug. 30 over the Al-Jazeera report in which he was one of five players linked to performance-enhancing drug use.

Norman is now in a division where he needs to back it up (1:34)
Relive the Michigan-Michigan State finale with Legos (0:26)
1hHoward Bryant

That Place Is Gonna Rock And Roll

You had to see it to believe it. Jimmy Connors had no business playing the 1991 US Open -- never mind going on one of the most improbable runs this game has ever seen.

Roger Ratzenberger, Jr.
55mSteve Wulf

The New York town that baseball left behind

From 1879 to '82, the Trojans made Troy, N.Y., a major league town. Steve Wulf conjures the team's ghosts with the help of a monument to the city's baseball heritage and a vivid imagination.

Betts' power arm shocks Kiermaier at third (0:37)
SportsCenter celebrates 'Kobe Bryant Day' (2:27)
High schooler jukes teammate out of his shorts (0:25)
Dinosaurs running amok in Oakland (0:17)
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2hMatt Buschmann

Matt Buschmann: The day I got 'the call'

Longtime minor league pitcher Matt Buschmann, Buster Olney's latest guest columnist, describes the buildup and his reaction to getting the news that he's getting called up to the big leagues.

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14hKevin Van Valkenburg

Josh Norman sounds off on OBJ, Goodell and more

The self-described "best cornerback on Earth" hasn't forgotten his feud with Odell Beckham Jr.: "They're going to have to put a bubble of protection around him, because it's going to be bad."

16hCFB Vegas Experts

Title bets, over/under projections for Top 25

Which teams can win the College Football Playoff? Which are worth betting on? Phil Steele, Chris Fallica and Stanford Steve examine in a comprehensive betting preview of the top 25 teams.


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DC Teryl Austin said "he might show up, he might not" when asked if DeAndre Levy will play Saturday against Baltimore.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

An interesting takeaway from DC Todd Wash's news conference was the fact that LB Myles Jack corrected a strong safety's lineup error during practice on Tuesday. That's a good sign in terms of his comfort level with the defense. Remember, he missed all of OTAs because of NFL's graduation rule.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington is going through its second full scrimmage this morning. Since the Huskies open with Rutgers at 11 am PT on 9/3, coaches decided to mirror this scrimmage off that game. The team stayed in a hotel last night, had a team dinner and went through a 6:30 am wake up today in preparation. Coaches are hoping this mock game situation helps to adjust any kind of "body clock" issues (to borrow Stanford's term) the team could have next Saturday.

McCaffrey desires national title over Heisman

Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey speaks with Matt Barrie about life at SU, playing with a chip on his shoulder and why a national championship would mean more to him than the Heisman Trophy.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson left practice in a golf cart. He was riding in the front seat, so it doesn't appear to be related to an injury.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Redshirt freshman Cassius Peat will transfer from Michigan State, the school announced. The defensive end from Arizona didn't play last year and hasn't been participating in practice this month.

Start of season in jeopardy for Bosa

Adam Schefter breaks down when Joey Bosa and the Chargers could come to terms on a contract and if there is a possibility that Bosa could miss the start of the season.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Backup tight end Ed Dickson (groin) back at least doing individual drills. DE Kony Ealy finally taped up and working out after arriving late wearing a pair of sandals.

Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

At a press conference in NYC announcing the dates and location of the first Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup-style tennis tournament pitting Europe vs. the rest of the world Sept. 22-24, 2017, in Prague, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer discussed what it will be like to be teammates instead of rivals. "To be on the same side of the net as Rafa and to play doubles with him will be unbelievable," Federer said. "For once, I will enjoy watching him hit shot after shot."


Should Swinney be in trouble over a FaceTime call?

Mike & Mike think the NCAA rules are getting ridiculous as Dabo Swinney's accidental FaceTime call to a prospect is listed in Clemson's infraction report.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nine Ravens not at Wednesday's practice including two starters (NT Brandon Williams and G John Urschel) as well as TE Dennis Pitta (finger), TE Maxx Williams (undisclosed) and CB Jerraud Powers (undisclosed)

Flacco ready to play Friday after strong camp

Adam Schefter examines Joe Flacco's training camp with the Ravens and Flacco announcing that he will play in Baltimore's third preseason game.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stopped to pick up backup QB Joe Webb and others on his golf cart ride to practice. Center Ryan Kalil seemed quite happy about it.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles "Peanut" Tillman back for a third straight day to work with the Panthers' secondary. If he keeps this up Ron Rivera will have to put him on the payroll.

Feigen apologizes for drawing attention away from Olympics

Mike & Mike react to the apology U.S. swimmer Jimmy Feigen issued through his lawyers' website for his involvement in the international fiasco Feigen and his fellow teammates caused in Rio.


Handing out the 2016 Herbies

LSU's Leonard Fournette is among the winners in Kirk Herbstreit's college football awards. See his conference and playoff picks as well, and tune in to the "Herbies Preseason Special" tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Check it out

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Celebrating 'Kobe Bryant Day'

In honor of the city of Los Angeles declaring Aug. 24, 2016 'Kobe Bryant Day,' SportsCenter looks back at some of Kobe's top career moments.


NFL players turn to deep freeze recovery

Michael Rothstein examines the increased use of cryospas and cryosaunas in the NFL as the technology becomes more popular.


Ranking Gronk's top 10 touchdowns

Rob Gronkowski has spent the better part of his six seasons in the NFL celebrating touchdowns. Matt Bowen ranks Gronk's best TDs. See the list (Insider)

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Watt tops list of the NFL's best players

Our experts have spoken, and their consensus pick for the best player in the NFL heading into the 2016 season is Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. #NFLrank 25-1

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Hamilton amazingly tracks down gapper

If any other center fielder had been patrolling Great American Ball Park, Adrian Beltre probably would have had extra bases. But Billy Hamilton isn't most center fielders.


Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harrison will meet with NFL on Thursday at 11 a.m., Harrison's agent Bill Parise confirms. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first reported. Harrison had originally proposed Aug. 30. Moves up five days.

Football player shows no mercy to teammate
High School 

During one-on-one drills in practice, a football player jukes out his teammate, causing him to fall to the ground, and his team goes crazy over the play.

High School 

Cubs fans thrilled to catch KB homer

Kris Bryant took a pitch over the wall in left for a solo home run -- and straight into a pack of excited Cubs fans in San Diego.