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‘They love the little guy’: Mariners adopt new clubhouse dog

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Make room for the latest addition to the Seattle Mariners‘ roster, Tucker. On Saturday, the team announced he is the new clubhouse dog and will be a regular attendant for the team’s home games and occasional road games, according to MLB.com. Seattle adopted the 4-year-old Labrador retriever mix from OkanDogs......

Sport mode: Cardinals’ Murphy Jr. gets custom-made Crocs cleats for training camp

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Crocs cleats are a thing. At least footwear artist Sean Vergara made them a thing for Arizona Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. for training camp. 1 Related Vergara had mocked up a Crocs cleat weeks before Murphy reached out to talk about ideas for his annual custom......

They said it! Two sports legends get their dues, plus more quotes of the week

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The sports world paid tribute to Bill Russell and Vin Scully, two titans of their fields, and more from our quotes of the week. “He’s the most important person to put on a basketball uniform ever.” Michael Wilbon, on the death of Boston Celtics legend Russell “[His] extraordinary contribution to......

Moments that would have broken sports Twitter

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8:49 AM ET Joe DeMartinoESPN Editor Close General Editor Joined ESPN in 2006 Massachusetts native, Northwestern graduate On this date in 1993, Nolan Ryan hit Robin Ventura with a pitch in a game between the Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox. Ventura paused briefly after the hit, as if to......

Russell Wilson’s ‘let’s ride’ video has become the hot sports meme of the summer

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Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson has been quite a presence in the Mile High City since being traded from the Seattle Seahawks in March. 1 Related During Broncos media day, the team posted a behind-the-scenes video of Wilson in his new team uniform repeating “Broncos country, let’s ride” to the......

Tom Brady joins exclusive club on his 45th birthday

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TAMPA, Fla. — When Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady turned 45 on Wednesday, he joined a very exclusive club: athletes competing at the highest levels of their respective sports at age 45. 2 Related Brady has long said he’d like to play until age 45, which made his 40-day......

Leonard Fournette got Tom Brady a GOAT cake for his birthday

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TAMPA, Fla. — What do you get the GOAT and owner of seven Super Bowl rings for his 45th birthday on Wednesday? Tom Brady‘s Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammate Leonard Fournette, who has never been sheepish about expressing his affinity for Brady, opted for a cake, despite his initial concerns that......

Four-star prospect Aidan Mizell announces commitment to Florida using real alligators

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6:13 PM ET Blake BaumgartnerESPN Staff Writer Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Aidan Mizell, a four-star wide receiver from Boone High School (Orlando, Florida), committed to the Florida Gators on July 29 — and he did it with a little flair. 1 Related Mizell, No. 93 in the......

The New York Islanders could be sharing a $1.28 billion-plus Mega Millions jackpot with fans

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The New York Islanders didn’t win the NHL draft lottery earlier this season, so they’ve turned their attention to a different one: Friday’s $1.28 billion Mega Millions drawing. If they win this lottery, so could their fans. 1 Related The Islanders have announced that they’ve partnered with Jackpocket, a third-party......

A toxic culture and ‘race to the bottom’: Pilots open up on why air travel is in chaos

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The chaos engulfing many major airports in North America and Europe since summer began hasn’t abated much, and news outlets and social media users continue to report on hordes of impatient travelers and mountains of misplaced suitcases. Source: Getty Images......

‘So AMAZING!!!!’: LeBron James’ charity is the paint scheme for Chris Buescher’s No. 17 car

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and his charity, the LeBron James Family Foundation, have entered the NASCAR world. 1 Related The foundation’s logo and colors will be the paint scheme for NASCAR driver Chris Buescher‘s No. 17 car at the FireKeepers Casino 400 in Michigan on Aug. 7, according......

Drake, a Lambo, bounties and the wild, Willy Wonka-style chase for the LeBron triple Logoman card

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7:32 AM ET Dan Hajducky Close ESPN Hajducky is a reporter/researcher for ESPN. He has an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University and played on the men’s soccer teams at Fordham and Southern Connecticut State universities. Tom VanHaaren Close ESPN Staff Writer ESPN staff writer Joined ESPN in 2011......

Fighting Irish channel ‘The Hangover’ for epic Shamrock Series uniform reveal

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10:15 AM ET Jeremy WillisESPN.com There are uniform reveals and then there’s what Notre Dame football did to reveal its 2022 Shamrock Series uniform. Channeling the classic scene from 2009’s “The Hangover,” Fighting Irish players, past and present, along with first-year coach Marcus Freeman took to the desert. Forming their......

Russell Wilson sports a throwback, C.J. Uzomah shows love for Zach Wilson and more

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6:02 PM ET Jeremy WillisESPN.com It’s been about six months since the Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl and, already, the NFL offseason is coming to a close. After an offseason of dramatic QB moves, a big-money free agency period, a few weddings and one very notable un-retirement, training......

Aaron Rodgers channels Cameron Poe while arriving at Packers camp

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12:24 PM ET Jeremy WillisESPN.com It’s been about six months since the Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl and, already, the NFL offseason is coming to a close. After an offseason of dramatic QB moves, a big-money free agency period, a few weddings and one very notable un-retirement, training......

Weddings, real estate and gym gains: The 2022 NFL offseason as told by social media

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7:00 AM ET Tory BarronESPN Editor Close Tory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports. And just like that, players have reported for training camp. The NFL......

Sign here: Bills QB Josh Allen gives Dawson Knox an autograph … on his neck

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3:48 PM ET Alaina GetzenbergESPN PITTSFORD, N.Y. — A Josh Allen autograph is one of the most desired items at Buffalo Bills training camp. Shouts and requests calling for the Bills quarterback to visit with fans are frequent. Dawson Knox became one of the lucky recipients of Allen’s signature after......

Trae Young, LeBron James among NBA players hooping at the 2022 Drew League

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Few pro-am basketball organizations carry the level of star power as the Drew League. The Los Angeles-based summer hoops league features high-level competition from a collection of professional and amateur players. The circuit has seen plenty of big-name NBA ballers since its establishment in 1973. 1 Related Brooklyn Nets forward......

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