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1hMatthew 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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Lochte will be summoned to Rio for hearing

Ryan Lochte will be summoned to appear at a hearing in front of Brazil's Justice Department in Rio de Janeiro concerning the incident at the Olympics.

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Players 'annoyed' by NFL's PED investigation (1:37)
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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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Little League pitcher: 1, Camera: 0 (0:40)
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Stephen A. rejects J.J. Watt's No. 1 NFL ranking (1:28)
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5hDan 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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'Dr. Pepper guy' makes his CFP picks (1:20)
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A Ping-Pong serve you have to see to believe (0:15)
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A posterizing dunk of epic proportions! (0:20)
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Treatment of Douglas vs. Lochte at Rio exemplifies white privilege (2:26)
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23hVaughn 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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Cruz appreciative of support from LeBron
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Giants WR Victor Cruz shares his thoughts on LeBron James giving Cruz a shout out on Instagram and what a message from LeBron means to him.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Cardinals lineup for Thursday's 7:15 p.m. ET series finale against the Mets at Busch Stadium:

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon running back Royce Freeman was letting the fall camp beard go through most of August. He said that he really hadn't had any time to take care of it, and even if he did, there was no reason since he only saw his teammates. He told me last week that he would shave once he couldn't "look at [himself] in the mirror anymore." Looks like that day finally came.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson said he won't play in the preseason. The Vikings running back last played an exhibition game in 2013, and last carried the ball in the preseason in 2011.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon DC Brady Hoke wasn't thrilled with how the defense performed in its final scrimmage today. When asked if he wishes the group was further along, he said that's you always want. But the fact that he really wasn't happy with this scrimmage a week out from their season opener isn't a good sign for the Ducks.

Gruden eager to see what Stork can do
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Jay Gruden explains why the Redskins traded for C Bryan Stork and if there is any extra pressure on QB Kirk Cousins to perform.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Thursday's 7:15 p.m. ET rubber game against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Jay Bruce (calf) is out of the lineup.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie DT Robert Nkemdiche had a "good day" of practice on Wednesday after thinking he couldn't practice because of a sore ankle, coach Bruce Arians said. Arians said he "kind of" urged Nkemdiche to practice and was pleased with what he saw out of the first-round pick. "I thought the 1-on-1s were good. I thought the team periods, he was still a little bit high at times. He's obviously got pass-rush ability."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said in addition to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, outside linebackers Shaq Riddick and Alex Okafor will not practice today, nor will cornerback Eli Bouka. DT Ed Stinson will go through individual drills where the Cardinals will see how much he can do.

Is Doug Baldwin a hypocrite?
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Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman go head-to-head over Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin's retort to his teammate DE Michael Bennett's salary complaints.

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Raiders filing Las Vegas trademark 'necessary step'
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Dan Graziano says the Raiders filing for the “Las Vegas Raiders” trademark is a step the franchise has to take if they want to end up in Las Vegas.

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Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns acquired New England's fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft for Barkevious Mingo. So for the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, the Browns got what figures to be a low fifth-round choice. And it's a good deal for the Browns.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio says there's a good "chance" free safety Reggie Nelson will be held out of Saturday night's exhibition vs. the Tennessee Titans. Nelson, who sat out the Raiders offseason program with what was believed to be a knee issue, has missed practice this week but Del Rio would not divulge if it was an injury.

Ping-Pong serve you have to see to believe

Watch as a man miraculously knocks over a cup with a mind-boggling Ping-Pong serve.

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Cruz excited to get back on field for Giants
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Giants WR Victor Cruz talks about the journey he has gone through to make it back to game action and his expectations for the team's wide receiving corps.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

This is Raymond James Stadium's new Grilled Cheese Burger. It's an eight ounce beef burger patty between two smoked bacon stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches! It comes with lettuce, tomato and chipotle aioli and is available in section 116.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Yet more renderings of proposed Raiders/UNLV stadium in Las Vegas.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Some renderings coming out of Las Vegas for possible Raiders/UNLV stadium.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

East Carolina athletic director Jeff Compher also sent this letter to the Big 12 claiming ECU "would deliver the entire state of North Carolina" if invited.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN has obtained a copy of this letter that East Carolina chancellor Cecil Staton sent Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby expressing the school's "formal expression of interest" in joining the Big 12.

11 Commandments of the College Football Playoff
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According to the first two years of CFP data, here is what your team needs to do in order to be one of the four teams that make it there. Championship-bound

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Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has launched his own app "Coach Gundy." He believes he's the first college football coach in the country to launch his own app.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

These are the new funnel cake fries at Raymond James Stadium, featuring powdered sugar and chocolate sauce. You can get them in sections 148 and 123 during Bucs games.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Raymond James Stadium looks like with the first phase of $140 million renovations complete. That's the view from inside the new Buccaneers' Hall of Fame Club with the new video boards and display monitors.

Will Norman's comments intensify media scrutiny?
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Herm Edwards predicts a media storm when Josh Norman fails to be perfect during the season.

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