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18hSam Khan Jr.

'An old soul in a freak body:' The contradictions of Myles Garrett

He's a 20-year-old who loves Marvin Gaye and hates social media. He's a gentle giant who writes poetry but terrorizes quarterbacks. Myles Garrett has an old-school mindset and a new-age game.

Frank Jansky, Icon Sportswire
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Watch live: Arena Bowl XXIX

Tune in to Arena Bowl XXIX as the Philadelphia Soul take on the Arizona Rattlers live on ESPN and streaming live on the ESPN App and WatchESPN.

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1hKevin Seifert and John Keim

Gruden vs. Warner: Remembering an Arena Bowl classic

Feast your eyes on this jewel of an ESPN telecast (in SD quality no less) between Jay Gruden and Kurt Warner, and read what they recall of each other, the AFL and that 1996 title game.

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6hBy Sharon Katz

The Heisman Class of 2016

This year's Heisman race features four returning superstars: Christian McCaffrey, Deshaun Watson, Baker Mayfield and Leonard Fournette. Let's see how they compare using advanced stats.

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Hoping for Heisman (3:53)
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Spieth sets himself up for eagle (0:23)
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Will Cowboys lean on Prescott after Romo injury scare? (2:10)
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Serena first felt shoulder pain after Wimbledon title (0:44)
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2hMichael Rothstein

$18K fine for Lions DT more than preseason pay

Detroit Lions lineman Kerry Hyder was fined $18,231 for his roughing penalty on Cincinnati quarterback A.J. McCarron -- a sum larger than his likely pay during training camp, a source says.

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Wall opens up to critics (1:02)
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Sheep ... or goat? disrupts minor league game (1:02)
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3hArash Markazi

Daigo and JWong: the legacy of Street Fighter's Moment 37

Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong are two of the most accomplished fighting game players alive. Together, they created Moment 37, a highlight from Evo 2004 that bonded them and inspired many.

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Dempsey sidelined with irregular heartbeat
Soccer 

Sounders interim head coach Brian Schmetzer talks about Clint Dempsey being sidelined with an irregular heartbeat.

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Soccer 

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is way off on his throws so far, completing 1 of his first 4 attempts. Two were high to Kelvin Benjamin, who is 6-foot-5. Newton was having his best preseason ever prior to this, completing 13 of 18 passes with no interceptions in the first two games.

Soul turn a goal line stop into defensive touchdown

The Philadelphia Soul win the battle at the line and force a fumble, which is returned for a touchdown by Dwayne Hollis in the Arena Bowl against the Arizona Rattlers. (Live on ESPN, WatchESPN)

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Tell 'em how you really feel, John Wall
NBA 

John Wall wants his critics to know that he's only worried about things under his control, and not the contracts of teammate Bradley Beal and James Harden.

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NBA 

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Antonio Brown warming up to make his preseason debut for Steelers tonight vs. Saints in Superdome. Saints' defense has been off to surprisingly great start this summer, but they'll really get tested tonight with Brown, Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell all expected to play a couple series.

Bell eager for game action
NFL 

Steelers tailback Le'Veon Bell is expected to get some touches vs. the Saints, another hurdle to clear in his recovery from knee surgery. Ready to play

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NFL 

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

I've been told Aaron Rodgers will start tonight at San Francisco but likely won't play more than one quarter.

Hoge: Elliott needs to make changes
NFL 

Ezekiel Elliott went to a marijuana dispensary in Seattle before the Cowboys' preseason game and Merril Hoge doesn't want this to turn into a career-ending mistake.

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NFL 

Serena looks to make history at U.S. Open
WTA 

Jane McManus breaks down Serena Williams' chances at the U.S. Open, where she is looking to break Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 major titles.

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WTA 

Spieth, Day in hunt after 2nd round at The Barclays

Jordan Spieth and Jason Day are each 4-under-par, two shots behind leader Patrick Reed after the second round of The Barclays.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (back) is not in uniform so he will not play. No need to risk him at this point.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins didn't play last week vs. the Jets but he is expected to play one half tonight vs. Buffalo. But that could change if he has a strong first quarter. The Redskins goal is to get a rhythm and then leave healthy.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Joey Logano is on the pole for the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Teams are using the proposed 2017 aerodynamic package this weekend, the same package they had at the 2-mile track in June. Logano won that race.

Are UCL changes good for soccer?
Soccer 

The ESPN FC crew discuss the new changes made to the UEFA Champions League format that will go into effect in 2018.

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Soccer 

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Based on large numbers of starters not playing tonight for Bills, looks like Rex Ryan is almost treating this as a fourth preseason game, not third. Bills will plenty of younger and less experienced players in action tonight. EJ Manuel figures to play bulk of game at quarterback with Cardale Jones (shoulder) sidelined.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills announce that QB Tyrod Taylor, WR Sammy Watkins, C Eric Wood and G Richie Incognito will all start tonight vs. Washington but are "expected to make early exits."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots RB James White stops to sign autographs on his way off the field at Bank of America Stadium.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Wainwright seemed more visibly frustrated than usual in a 10-6 loss to the New York Mets Thursday night. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny discussed Wainwright's demeanor and what he expects from his erstwhile ace going into the big games to come. Wainwright has a 4.67 ERA, the highest on the staff.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is warming up for tonight s preseason game against the Patriots. How much or if he will play after missing all of last week with back spasms remains to be seen. If he plays it should be minimal.

Can Condit stop Maia's takedowns at UFC Fight Night?
MMA 

Brett Okamoto makes his predictions for Saturday's UFC Fight Night card in Vancouver, featuring a welterweight main event between Carlos Condit and Demian Maia. Fight breakdown

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MMA 

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

The 49ers haven't announced a starting quarterback for tonight, but based on everything Chip Kelly has said recently I would except it to be Colin Kaepernick. It doesn't mean he will win the job, but Kelly has said repeatedly the only way to accurately evaluate is to get Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert reps with the starters. We'll see.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Barring a last-minute change, the Patriots plan to have Jimmy Garoppolo start tonight vs. Carolina. Tom Brady will also play.

Dr. Dyson: ‘Athletes must have enough courage to speak up’

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson urges athletes to use their voice to lift the people in their respective communities who helped put them in the position of power they've found themselves in.

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Luck flashes back to high school with new flip phone

After agreeing to a six-year, $140M deal with the Colts, QB Andrew Luck decided to buy himself a new flip phone.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

In his pre-US Open news conference today, Andy Murray spoke of the state of the Big Four, which has been beset by injuries this season: "Roger obviously is having some physical issues just now, which he's never had before. I think it's normal. All of us are getting towards the end of our career, latter stages of our careers. We have all been kind of up at the top 10 in the world, You know, 15 years for Roger, 16 years, and probably 13 years for Rafa who played loads of matches. So it's normal there would be wear and tear on the body and pick up a few more injuries as you go on in your career."

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