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Before Tom Brady's return, these six icons faced their original team's fans: Here's what happened

As the legendary QB prepares to return to Gillette Stadium with Tampa Bay, ESPN reporters take you inside other notable return games in sports.

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Marcus Spears: I believe Brady wants to hang 50 points on Pats

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INCHING THEIR WAY TO THE PLAYOFFS

The secret behind the Yankees' playoff push is ... a turtle?

The New York Yankees are on a 6-0 run, including a sweep of the rival Boston Red Sox, since the arrival of a surprising addition to the clubhouse: a turtle named Bronxie.

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How Giancarlo Stanton has turned boos into blasts as a Yankee

Bearing the brunt of angry fans in the Bronx has only made him stronger. Now healthy, Stanton is a force again.

STEPHEN A. HAVING SOME FUN

Stephen A. can still see the fall coming for Cowboys

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CFB'S WEEK AHEAD

Michigan and six other undefeated teams facing prove-it games this week

What has worked and what still needs improvement to keep the wins coming for Michigan, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Boston College, Baylor, Ole Miss and Maryland.

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WNBA PLAYOFFS

TUNE IN TO SEMIFINALS ON ESPN2

Why a ring would round out A'ja Wilson's status as an icon

A'ja Wilson is an MVP, a gold medalist, an entrepreneur, an influencer and an advocate. There's one title she's still trying to add: WNBA champion.

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PEYTON, ELI BACK AT IT

BEST OF THE MNF MANNINGCAST

LeBron says Jerry Jones, Pete Carroll offered him contracts to play

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Eli Manning shows off his dance moves while impersonating Dak Prescott

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