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6hKevin Pelton

Projected W-L record for all 30 teams

How many games will the Warriors win with Kevin Durant? Which teams will jump from the lottery to the playoffs? Kevin Pelton uses real plus-minus to project the 2016-17 records for every team.

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18mBob Pockrass

Dale Jr. to miss at least two additional races

Alex Bowman will fill in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. this weekend at Michigan International Speedway and Jeff Gordon will replace him Labor Day weekend at Darlington Raceway.

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1hKirk Herbstreit

Handing out the 2016 Herbie Awards

Kirk Herbstreit reveals the candidates and winners of his 2016 Herbie Awards and makes his playoff picks. Check out "The Herbies Preseason Special" tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

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His & Hers rips Harden's new shoes (1:40)
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1hVaughn 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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Finebaum critical of Harbaugh after Solomon decommits (1:38)
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Chris Archer vs. Chris Archer's hoodie (0:16)
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High schooler jukes teammate out of his shorts (0:25)
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When was the day the Lakers fell apart? (2:08)
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2hMichael Collins

Who are the best caddies in golf?

We asked today's caddies for some of golf's top players that question and got some interesting and entertaining responses. Michael Collins ranks the cream of the crop.

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1hBrett Okamoto

Five Rounds: Who should McGregor fight next?

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis joins Brett Okamoto to discuss a possible Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz trilogy, Jose Aldo, UFC Fight Night and more.

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Desmond Howard still bitter over Michigan's loss to Michigan State (1:20)
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10hPhotography by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz and Cassandra Giraldo

Hardy, Vincent bring women's boxing back to national stage

On Aug. 21, undefeated rivals Shelly Vincent and Heather Hardy entered the ring for a 10-round title bout in Coney Island. But beyond a belt, both fighters wanted to show that women's boxing could be prime-time entertainment.

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Another brawny day for Braun
MLB 

Ryan Braun homered twice Wednesday afternoon against the Rockies in the Brewers' 7-1 win at Miller Park.

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MLB 

Gary Sanchez homers again
MLB 

The Yankees rookie hit his ninth home run on Wednesday against the Mariners. That moves him up the list of homers hit by big league newcomers.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After giving up 2 runs over 6 innings Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks has gone 17 straight starts giving up 3 or fewer runs. That's the longest streak in baseball and tied for second longest since the beginning of last year. Only teammate Jake Arrieta had a longer stretch. (29 starts).

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes said he may have appeared gimpy during Tuesday's game because of a heel issue that comes and goes ever since his days in Cuba. His quadriceps is fine, he said.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

How much respect has rookie Gary Sanchez gained in his first 20 games as a pro? Well, the Mariners just gave him the star treatment, as with a man on second and one out, Seattle intentionally walked Sanchez to get to Mark Teixeira. Teixeira knocked an RBI single. The Yankees lead the M's, 4-0 as Masahiro Tanaka is outpitching Hisahi Iwakuma.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins players not traveling to Orlando for thisr preseason game against the Falcons: DT Earl Mitchell, LB Zach Vigil, CB Chris Culliver, QB Matt Moore and LB James-Michael Johnson. Obviously those players are out for tomorrow.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Matheny discussed moving Matt Carpenter back to his customary leadoff spot, where he has produced far better numbers (.880 career OPS vs. .663 OPS) than as a No. 3 hitter:

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Marquette King works on his reaction time and handling skills by catching tennis balls.

Which Kobe No. will be retired?
NBA 

We go by the numbers to help you decide which one of Kobe Bryant's jerseys -- No. 8 or No. 24 -- should hang in the rafters at Staples Center.

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't return to the seat of his Hendrick Motorsports car for at least another two weeks as he continues treatment for a concussion he suffered in June. Earnhardt will be replaced by Alex Bowman this weekend at Michigan International Speedway and Jeff Gordon the following week at Darlington.

Woody: 'Baldwin needs to shut up'
NFL 

Damien Woody says Doug Baldwin broke the ultimate locker room “code” by discussing another man's money.

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Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Judge accepts Justin Blackmon guilty plea to misdemeanor DUI. Gets sentence suspended, one year probation and must pay $1,000 fine and do 100 hours community service.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Niese is expected to have surgery for his left knee injury, according to Terry Collins. Niese landed on the disabled list. Robert Gsellman will start on Sunday against the Phillies.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

ACC commissioner John Swofford said he does not know which way the conference scheduling vote will go once it is taken. If the vote is deadlocked at 7-7, the conference would remain at eight conference games. "It's very hard to handicap that because of the closeness of the actual votes and the straw votes that we've had over the years on this issue," Swofford said. "The only prediction I would make is whatever the vote is, it's probably going to be close unless we end up voting on something that's a little different than what's on the table at the moment."

NCAAF 

Is Tebow's tryout is just for show?

Buster Olney says that Tim Tebow needs to prove himself by playing actual baseball games, not by holding a showcase for MLB teams. Game changer (Insider)

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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State's second scrimmage was just average, coach Jimbo Fisher said. Before camp opened, Fisher talked about the need for the players around Deondre Francois to step up, but Fisher wasn't enthusiastic about the receivers Wednesday. He said right now they have bodies at the position they can throw to but not options. Fisher has been hard on his receivers the last two seasons.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Crabtree secures the pass from Derek Carr.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Cardinals lineup for Wednesday's 8:15 p.m. ET game against the Mets.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Wednesday's 8:15 ET game against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Finebaum critical of Harbaugh after Solomon decommits
NCAAF 

Paul Finebaum places blame on U-M football coach Jim Harbaugh for losing recruit Aubrey Solomon, who suddenly decommitted from Michigan.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Geno Smith will be the second quarterback vs the Giants, per Todd Bowles. He will try to get Bryce Petty action as the 3.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Amari Cooper dressed and ready to practice, it appears, after the receiver sat out practice on Tuesday,

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if he still believes he has a legitimate shot to win the starting quarterback job after sitting out the first two preseason games and nearly two weeks of practice, Colin Kaepernick said "Yeah, most definitely."