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2hMatthew Berry

Love, hate and celebrity

Matthew Berry offers the players he loves and hates for Week 4 and reveals the celebrity he picked to teach fantasy football this season in his quest to get every man, woman and child to play.

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45mRich Cimini

Revis on Sherman feud: 'We're not going there'

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis interrupted a reporter in mid-question when Richard Sherman's name was mentioned in relation to their acrimonious history. "We're not going there," Revis said.

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Fernandez's passion, joy remembered at funeral

Nearly 300 family members and friends of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez attended a private funeral Mass on Thursday, when mourners remembered his "infectious way" on and off the field.

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4hJayson Stark

Your guide to baseball's final-week madness

No need to wait for October -- this last stretch of September is going to be a classic. Can't keep all the wild-card excitement straight? Here's what matters most.

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3hESPN.com

Was the World Cup of Hockey a success?

As the 2016 World Cup winds down, we wondered: Did the best-on-best tournament deliver? Our writers weigh in on the upshot of Canada's dominance, North America's dazzling run and Team USA's flop.

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1mSean Hurd

Team USA honored by President Obama

Despite the awe-inspiring athleticism of the Rio Olympians, there is one person who can turn them into regular gushing fans: President Obama.

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10hMatt Bowen

Vontaze Burfict is a villain I'd love to play with

NFL defenses thrive off physicality and intimidation. So when Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict returns to the field on Thursday night, he'll have a palpable effect on his teammates, writes Matt Bowen.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the RVs already parked a few hundred yards west of Clemson's Memorial Stadium. The lot starting is already starting to fill in anticipation for Saturday's game.

NCAAF 

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Four days after Vin Scully called his last home game for the Dodgers, another broadcasting legend will say farewell to his home fans. The Padres have honored Dick Enberg by painting his famous catchphrase on the outfield grass. Oh my!

MLB 

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs practiced today without either of their starting cornerbacks, Marcus Peters and Phillip Gaines. Peters missed practice for the second straight day because of the flu while Gaines has a sore knee. Also, running back Jamaal Charles was again listed on the injury report as a limited practice participant.

NFL 

Kevin Maguire Golf 

Ran into these three guys -- Joey Burton, Brad Glogowski and Shea Connolly -- this afternoon at the Ryder Cup. Why did they decide to wear the ugliest shirts in the history of the Ryder Cup? Because they are the uniforms from the 1999 matches where the Americans made their largest comeback in Cup history. A little karma from that epic rally at Brookline couldn't hurt, right?

Golf 

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Just to be clear, Bengals TE Tyler Eifert will not play tonight. If you optimistically put him into your fantasy line up, get him out.

NFL 

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Chris Coghlan discuss his ankle injury which he says is very mild.

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MLB 

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star prospect Hamidou Diallo is eligible to skip college and go straight to the NBA, but told ESPN, "I'm sticking to going to college." Diallo said he graduated high school last June and is now doing a post-grad year -- the same rule Thon Maker used to enter the 2016 NBA Draft.

NCAAM 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz likely will get two at-bats tonight, per Red Sox manager John Farrell, who said Big Papi felt "obligation" to play in final game at Yankee Stadium . But Ortiz's at-bats aren't expected to be dialed back at all over the weekend at Fenway Park.

MLB 

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs players are wearing football jerseys on getaway day in Pittsburgh. Addison Russell, Javier Baez and Ben Zobrist are wearing Walter Payton while Kris Bryant is sporting a Mike Ditka jersey. Chris Coghlan has Barry Sanders hanging in his locker stall.

MLB 

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Paul Pierce says he isn't planning a farewell tour, but he's willing to accept retirement gifts from opposing teams.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Keep an eye on Miami's play calling tonight. The Dolphins are among the NFL's worst on third down and Adam Gase told me, "when you're bad on third down, the way to fix that is not to get in third down". To me that sounds like code for more aggressive play calling on early downs.

NFL 

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Kevin Garnett (with the towel wrapped around his head) coaching the Clippers' rookie big men, Brice Johnson and Diamond Stone, at the team's third day of training camp at UC Irvine.

NBA 

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL has confirmed Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory will be suspended for the first 14 games of the season for multiple violations of the substance abuse policy. He finishes a four-game suspension Sunday but will miss the next 10 games. He is eligible to return to practice on Dec. 19.

NFL 

Arindam Rej ESPN FC 

Wayne Rooney was greeted warmly when he came on - showing Man United's desperation - and his mis-kick promptly led to Zlatan Ibrahimovic putting them ahead. It's been a happy few minutes for the captain after being left out of the starting line-up again.

Paul Grant ESPN.com 

Who's ready for a little World Cup of Hockey finals action? Coming soon: Canada vs. Europe, 8 ET, ESPN2.

NHL 

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers have lost two consecutive games and still have the NL's best record in September at 16-9.

MLB 

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had high praise for rookie Alex Reyes, who will try to keep the team in contention tonight vs. the Reds:

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell has been activated. The team released RB Daryl Richardson as a corresponding move.

NFL 

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Something to watch tonight when Miami throws deep: Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick told me Ryan Tannehill throws "line drive" deep balls. Kirkpatrick explained that some quarterbacks throw deep at a high angle and sort of drop the ball in. He said Tannehill's passes and flatter and if a DB gets his head turned around they'll have a play on the ball.

NFL 

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst addressed the season-ending back injury to kicker Rafael Gaglianone and his confidence in replacement Andrew Endicott moving forward. On Gaglianone, Chryst said, "It's another chance for him to reassess now and come out of it better."

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

McDermott on what Dwyane Wade gave him for his number. Wade is wearing his customary #3 -- McDermott is now wearing #11. "He still hasn't given me anything," McDermott said. "He told me he's going to give me a lot of open shots. So that's the trade-off."

NBA 

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin said it felt like he skipped a game on Sunday. Coach Ron Rivera reminded his 1-2 team hasn't played a "bunch of slappies." In other words, it's too early to be concerned.

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NFL 

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka came through a bullpen session fine and could start Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles. Tanaka missed his previous start with a slight forearm strain.

MLB 

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons WR Julio Jones today on his health coming off calf injury and short week: "I feel really good. I feel good about the way I played in the game. I didn't have any setbacks. I'm not injured or anything like that."

NFL 

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Hammel will miss his final start on Friday as his elbow has been bothering him a bit for the past couple weeks. He stressed that he's fine and it's just a precautionary measure. The Cubs will use a combo of relievers in his place. Hammel believes he'll be fine for the postseason if he's needed.

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