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6hMike Triplett

When a blocked punt symbolized 'Rebirth' of New Orleans

The Saints and Falcons meet in a reunion on MNF (8:30 ET, ESPN), and we gathered the memories of those who will never forget the Superdome homecoming after Hurricane Katrina.

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1mDave McMenamin

LeBron to stand for anthem, fears for son's safety

LeBron James says standing during the anthem is "something I will do," but he supports 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel in protest and his "peaceful" handling of the situation.

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27mJeff Dickerson

Fox won't guarantee Cutler gets QB job back

There is no guarantee that Jay Cutler will be the team's starting quarterback once he is medically cleared to return from a right thumb sprain.

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Watch live: Debut of Nación ESPN

Don't miss ESPN's newest show: a bilingual discussion of the day's news. Today's topic: Remembering Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez.

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8hBill Barnwell

Stacking the NFL's best defenses

Teams that have started Joe Flacco, Trevor Siemian, Carson Wentz, Sam Bradford, Shaun Hill, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett have a combined ZERO losses. It's a time to praise defenses.

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21hJoe McDonald

Pride the root of Europe's success

A complete unknown and a bit of a joke early on, Europe has come together and proved with its win over Sweden and a berth in the finals against Canada that it is the real thing.

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5hCraig Custance

How the World Cup will be won

Team Europe is a big underdog against Canada in the World Cup final. How will the series play out? Who will be the heroes? Craig Custance explores.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the view inside Marlins Park as the team prepares to play its first game following the passing of pitcher Jose Fernandez. The first pitch against the Mets is at 7:10pm ET.

MLB 

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter admitted that he did second-guess himself on the decision not to call a timeout after Charles Sims' catch on the right sideline. He also said that clock management assistant Andrew Weidinger told him to take a timeout. Koetter said he wanted to call a particular play out of no-huddle that he thought could win the game.

NFL 

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

New Orleans native Deion Jones of the Falcons playing in the Superdome for the first time ever tonight. Jones and his family were displaced by Hurricane Katrina, and his late grandmother took shelter inside the Dome.

NFL 

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

What's the best measure of a running back's production? "What are you doing on your own," Packers offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett, who said he saw a lot of broken tackles on Sunday against the Lions. "Those are the types of runs that you really love to see because it's about finishing, and that was exciting to see."

NFL 

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon indicated he would use his top relievers this week mainly when Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta pitch as they have personal milestones like the Cy Young award at stake. Hendricks starts tonight vs. Pittsburgh.

MLB 

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan anticipates the Patriots to take advantage of their uncertain quarterback situation. "I expect [the Patriots] immediately to tell us [who the starting quarterback will be]," Ryan joked Monday. "And as soon as they tell us, we're all gonna be like, 'Yeah, OK.' Nobody would believe it anyway. Nah, I don't know. We're not gonna find out until kickoff."

NFL 

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Even though Rex Ryan impersonated Bill Belichick to start his news conference Monday, he wanted to make it clear he respects the Patriots' coach. "I think my admiration is really for Belichick more than anything," he said. "As a coach, that's the guy. He'll go down as probably the best in the history of the game. I like poking fun at him and all that stuff, but there's no coach I respect more than him."

NFL 

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Walt Anderson will be the referee for Thursday night's game between the Dolphins and Bengals.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Dom Capers on Damarious Randall's up-and-down performance the last two weeks: "That's life for a corner in the NFL."

NFL 

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers last finished first in the NFL in run defense in 2009. After three games, they lead the league in run defense again. "We led the league [in 2009], but we struggled early that year," defensive coordinator Dom Capers said. "We're off to a good start there. We've limited the long runs, which was as much of an emphasis as anything, because if we would've eliminated that last year we would've been one of the top run defenses."

NFL 

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Jimmy Butler is still convinced he could be an NFL wide receiver, as good as anyone out there. Even Antonio Brown? "He's not better than me," Butler insists.

NBA 

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Hue Jackson said the team has no plans to change kickers -- i.e. release Cody Parkey -- before the Browns play in Washington on Sunday. "I think it's unfair just to dump it all on him," Jackson said of the loss in Miami. Parkey was signed Friday and made field goals of 46, 48 and 38 yards, but missed kicks of 41, 42 (off the upright) and 46 to win the game on the last play of regulation.

NFL 

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan was in vintage form today, opening his news conference with an impression of Bill Belichick. "We're gonna start with the injury report," Ryan mumbled. "You'll get it on Wednesday."

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Players at the Ryder Cup will likely wear a pin this week featuring Arnold Palmer logo. Not just the U.S, either. Captains say both teams will do this together.

Golf 

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

I asked Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria if he's put thought into retiring Jose Fernandez's No. 16. "Yes, I've put thought into it," Loria responded. "Nobody else is wearing that number. I can tell you that."

MLB 

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Feel the excitement

MLB 

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

To make room for TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the Jets waived LB Julian Stanford.

NFL 

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gerald Green on Celtics: "When we played them in Miami, they looked like they were having so much fun. I wanted to be part of that."

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Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Bubba Watson said he had two goals this year: the Olympics and the Ryder Cup. Short of the latter, Watson said he hoped to be an assistant at Hazeltine and captain Davis Love III obliged Monday. He will be the fifth U.S assistant joining Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker and Tom Lehman.

Golf 

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan speak together at media day but Brice Johnson gets his own audience.

NBA 

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Dwyane Wade at Chicago Bulls media day, on the Colin Kaepernick-led athlete protest movement: "I think it's great. I mean, I'm one of the athletes that stood on stage at the ESPYs and I asked the athletes to use their voice, a call to action for athletes to stand up. I think it's great when you see an athlete use his voice for something he believes in. I think Kaepernick educated a lot of us on things that we wasn't aware of. For me, for guys in this city, from what I've seen, we have a different kind of battle here in Chicago. A different focus. That's where my focus is on. My focus is on this city, and what am I capable of doing to help our youth in this city in a bigger way."

NBA 

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCoy said Joey Bosa suffered his hamstring injury at Chargers Park, did not happen during his monthlong holdout.

NFL 

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Rondo says Hoiberg is "really intelligent." Says he spoke to Hoiberg for three hours before he signed. Obviously the pair hit it off nicely.

NBA 

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Al Horford said when he played in Boston during his rookie year he was hypnotized by the banners. "I couldn't stop looking up... It's powerful."

NBA 

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

U.S. captain Davis Love III announces that Bubba Watson has joined the team as an official fifth vice-captain.

Golf