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4hKevin 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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3hJeremy Fowler

Harrison: NFL 'will come up empty' in PED probe

Steelers linebacker James Harrison will meet with NFL investigators on Thursday over the Al-Jazeera report in which he was one of five players linked to performance-enhancing drug use.

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2hVaughn 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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Desmond Howard still bitter over Michigan's loss to Michigan State (1:20)
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Chris Archer vs. Chris Archer's hoodie (0:16)
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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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Billy Hamilton has blazing game-changing speed (1:23)
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High schooler jukes teammate out of his shorts (0:25)
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Lonnie Ali's new passion (4:16)
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8hPhotography 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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His & Hers rips Harden's new shoes (1:40)

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

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

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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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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers WR Sammie Coates looks to rebound from a slow start to the preseason Friday at New Orleans.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

With his first inning homer, rookie Gary Sanchez now has nine homers in 70 at-bats. Alex Rodriguez hit nine homers in 225 at-bats this season.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Trevor Siemian did about "80 percent" of the scheduled work for the starting quarterback in Wednesday's practice. Siemian is still on track to start Saturday against the Rams and Kubiak has said he'll make a decision next week about a starter for the season opener.

Harrison: NFL is going to clear my name
NFL 

Steelers LB James Harrison shares his frustration with the NFL's procedure to clear his name and says he should get the same send off as Peyton Manning.

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ESPN anchors channel their inner Kobe
NBA 

ESPN personalities celebrate 'Kobe Bryant Day' by doing their best Kobe impressions.

NBA 

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"He shows up every day. We like good football players. This is a good football team and he's a good football player." - Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr., on UDFA rookie linebacker James Cowser.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski returns to practice for the first time since pulling up Aug. 15. Gronkowski hasn't played in the preseason since 2012 and this isn't likely to change that.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

As a lymphoma survivor, I have to say this is pretty cool: Nats star Bryce Harper talking about the New Era cap he designed to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Pete Carroll on Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls: "I have no hesitation in telling you he's going to play in the opener. I have no hesitation in saying that. We'll see what happens next week. He won't play in this game." It's possible that the team will get Rawls some touches in the final preseason game next week. Barring an unforeseen setback, he'll be the starter Week 1.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was asked today about the report that he and Ciara moved their wedding out of North Carolina because of the transgender bathroom law. "I'm just going to simply talk about, I just believe Jesus loves all people," Wilson said. "That's honestly what I believe, and I just always constantly pray for world peace. I pray for peace in the world. I pray for joy. But my focus right now is just on the Cowboys and scoring in the red zone."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien gave rookie nose tackle D.J Reader the chance to end practice 20 minutes early if he could catch a punt. Reader came through and the whole team cheered loudly after he made the catch. O'Brien said picked someone he has confidence in to catch the punt, but knew there was chance he may drop it. "He did a good job," O'Brien said. "He's had a good camp. He's a young player, so that's usually what I try to do there."

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots owner Robert Kraft chats with Bon Jovi at practice Wednesday.