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1hDon Van Natta Jr.

The inside story of the quick rise and quicker fall of DraftKings and FanDuel

The implosion of the daily fantasy industry is a bro-classic tale of hubris, recklessness, political naïveté and a kill-or-be-killed culture.

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The summer of Jim Harbaugh (0:45)
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How the training camp blues taught McCaffrey a new instrument (0:35)
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Usher: You can play sports, you can't play boxing! (2:15)
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3hHoward Bryant

That Place Is Gonna Rock And Roll

You had to see it to believe it. Jimmy Connors had no business playing the 1991 US Open -- never mind going on one of the most improbable runs this game has ever seen.

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Betts' power arm shocks Kiermaier at third (0:37)
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SportsCenter celebrates 'Kobe Bryant Day' (2:27)
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When was the day the Lakers fell apart? (2:08)
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Dinosaurs running amok in Oakland (0:17)
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3hMatt Buschmann

Matt Buschmann: The day I got 'the call'

Longtime minor league pitcher Matt Buschmann, Buster Olney's latest guest columnist, describes the buildup and his reaction to getting the news that he's getting called up to the big leagues.

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Title bets, over/under projections for Top 25

Phil Steele, Chris Fallica and Stanford Steve are giving comprehensive betting previews of the top 25 college football teams. Today, Oregon and Oklahoma State lead the way.

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SportsCenter celebrates ‘Kobe Bryant Day’
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SportsCenter looks back at some of Kobe Bryant's top career moments as Los Angeles declares August 24, 2016, ‘Kobe Bryant Day.'

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Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars DT Roy Miller (quad), S James Sample (shoulder) are among the players that sit out practice again on Wednesday.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints C Max Unger and DE Kasim Edebali both back in practice today after leaving early Tuesday. Reportedly both just had cramping issues.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets unveiled new food items today at MetLife Stadium. Check this out: A seafood tower with oysters, shrimp, lobster salad, crab claws and oyster crackers.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Hartford has released Pancake Thomas, allowing the scoring guard to transfer wherever he wants for his fifth season. Hartford coach John Gallagher released a statement saying: "Our biggest priority for Cleveland was that he graduate from the University of Hartford with a valuable degree. That happened. Beyond wishing him the very best, we don't comment on other program's players. We are very excited about our group and the upcoming season."

Patriots feel Stork is not dependable
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Mark Dominik and Herm Edwards explain why the Patriots have decided to release C Bryan Stork.

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton just pulled two fans onto the field to somehow get them involved with a challenge involving the Saints' kickers. They're in the middle of the team scrum -- and at one point a coin was flipped. Looking forward to hearing the explanation.

J.J. Watt poised for dominant return
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J.J. Watt tops the list of the NFL's best players and the Texans' DE looks like he is ready to dominate the league, yet again.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the late arrival of DE Kony Ealy and early departure of DE Charles Johnson were to handle personal issues. Regarding Johnson specifically leaving early on a golf cart Rivera indicated it wasn't "a bad thing."

What led to the Lakers’ decline?
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The First Take crew look back at Dr. Jerry Buss' passing and analyze whether they blame Jim Buss taking over basketball operations or Kobe Bryant's contract extension that caused the Lakers to eventually fall apart.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Sweden's overall defense of Niklas Hjalmarsson, Victor Hedman, Anton Stralman, Mattias Ekholm, Oliver Ekman Larsson, Erik Karlsson and Hampus Lindholm should boast the best blue line at the World Cup.

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Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts DC Ted Monachino on LB Robert Mathis: "He looks healthy to me. He's bouncing around like he's 26 years old." The 35-year-old Mathis likely won't play in the preseason

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is picked off by Browns cornerback Joe Haden during 11-on-11 work.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Wolves have signed Toure Murry and John Lucas III to bring them to camp and give both guards a shot at a roster spot, league sources say

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm has been added to Team Sweden's World Cup of Hockey roster. He replaces injured Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall, who dealt with knee issues last season. Lindholm, 22, has 23 goals and 92 points in 236 career NHL games. "Niklas has tried extremely hard to get ready for the World Cup, but unfortunately didn't he catch up on time with his rehabilitation," said coach Rikard Gronborg. "Hampus a very strong two-way defenseman and he is the complete package of size, skating and skills. He has been a top two defenseman for Anaheim the past couple of seasons."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kelly Olynyk happy for Evan Turner but sad to see friend go. Why did they click? "His outlook on life was different than most people."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs starting right guard Ali Marpet (74) is in a walking boot today and not practicing. J.R. Sweezy (73) still hasn't gotten clearance to practice with his back.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts OC Rob Chudzinski opens his weekly media session by saying: "Good to have No. 12 back, right?" And by No. 12 he means QB Andrew Luck.

Adam Amin ESPN College Football 

Clayton Kershaw last pitched June 26 in a Dodgers loss to Pittsburgh. The Giants were 49-28 with an 8-game lead over the 41-36 Dodgers. Since then, without Kershaw, the Dodgers have gone 29-19, the Giants have gone 19-29, and the Dodgers are in first place by 2 games. Dodgers and Giants tonight on ESPN at 10 E.T.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Maryland has named Perry Hills its starting quarterback. Hills started eight games last season, completing 50 percent of his passes and throwing eight TDs and 13 interceptions. He also had three 100-yard rushing games, and the senior's mobility will help him run a hurry-up spread offense.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Rob Segedin hit a home run Tuesday, and the he really hit one out of the park later, upon the arrival of his first child. Rob and Robin Segedin welcomed son Robinson into the world at 11:36 p.m., roughly 50 minutes after the last out was recorded in a 9-5 victory over the Giants.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DC Teryl Austin said he views CB Alex Carter like a rookie. Anything the Lions get out of him he looks at it as "rookie development." Carter was on IR all last year.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

This guy is back today here at Bucs camp. He's in the south end zone calling for defensive players to quit kneeling in between pass rush drills.

Timetable unclear for conclusion of NFL’s Al-Jazeera investigation
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Ed Werder and Herm Edwards explain what is expected to happen when James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers meet with NFL investigators about Al-Jazeera's PED accusations.

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