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5hKevin 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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9mKirk 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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26mVaughn 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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1hMichael 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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16mBrett 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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9hPhotography 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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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?
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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'
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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."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Last week, 49ers GM Trent Baalke said he and QB Colin Kaepernick had sat down and had a good conversation recently. Asked what his relationship with Baalke is like now, Kaepernick called it a "business" relationship. Asked if he would agree with the characterization of the conversation as a good one, Kaepernick said "We had a conversation." Kaepernick, of course, was the subject of a number of trade rumors during the offseason but remained with the team.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

The Tigers are planning to send a scout to watch Tim Tebow's workout, slated to take place next week in Los Angeles. Like many of the teams attending, the Tigers view this as doing their due diligence, though genuine interest is believed to be minimal. Asked three different (non-Tigers) scouts what they thought of the former Heisman Trophy winner's chances at a legitimate MLB bid. All three seemed extremely skeptical he was capable of playing at big-league level.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick says he is feeling good after the first three practices of the week and he's excited to get back on the field on Friday night for his preseason debut. Kaepernick has been dealing with shoulder fatigue but came back to practice on Monday. Coach Chip Kelly said earlier Wednesday that the coaching staff will sit down and divvy up quarterback reps on Thursday.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater got more work in the Vikings' Wednesday practice than he did on Tuesday, throwing a 40-yard pass downfield and hitting Kyle Rudolph on a pair of crossing routes. Bridgewater, who sat out last Thursday night with a sore shoulder, said he plans to play on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. On his 40-yard throw on Wednesday, Bridgewater overthrew Rudolph, but a referee working the practice called Captain Munnerlyn for pass interference.

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