LIVE Transfer Talk: Haaland wants Real Madrid over PSG

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The summer transfer window is closed for the top leagues in Europe! After a summer full of international football, countless clubs waited until the last minute to pull off their transfers. See all the major deals here and check out how we graded the biggest signings. But just because the window is shut until January,…

Week 2 takeaways and big questions: Patriots’ big day, Ravens

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Sep 19, 2021NFL NationESPN Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season featured surprise performances and unfortunate injuries across the board. Sam Darnold and the Panthers are now 2-0 after dominating a Saints team that overwhelmed Green Bay in Week 1. The Bills bounced back with a convincing blowout win in Miami, the Rams squeezed out…

Guide to every Week 4 NFL game: Picks, matchup nuggets,

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Oct 1, 2021ESPN staffThe Week 4 NFL schedule for the 2021 season is stacked with great matchups, and we have you covered with what you need to know heading into the weekend. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the biggest keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and, of course, final score…

Report: Gruden used racist comment in ’11 email

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Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden used a racist comment in referring to NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith in an email 10 years ago, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.The email, sent to the president of the Washington Football Team in July 2011 as the NFL and its players were in the midst…

The agony of the feet: Why turf toe is such

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SEATED ON A cart, headed back to the Carolina locker room, a teary-eyed Donte Jackson rehearses what he wants to say to his big toe. Two weeks earlier, in Week 3 of the 2020 season, while leaping to defend a deep ball against the Chargers, the Panthers cornerback suffered one of the most dreaded and…

Mbappe, Pogba, Rudiger, Dybala top list of best free agents

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The winter transfer window opens in just under two months, and some of the biggest stars in football will enter the final six months of their contracts, enabling them to agree to terms with clubs outside their own leagues starting on Jan. 1.2 RelatedPlayers like Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Antonio Rudiger and Paulo Dybala are…

J.J. Watt channels Ted Lasso and Lamar’s big night: What

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Sep 20, 2021Tory BarronESPN Editor CloseTory 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.Week 2 saw Week 1 and said, "Hold my beer."There were touchdowns (five of them involving 44-year-old Tom Brady), interceptions…

Five-time Olympic gold medalists Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are

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Aug 8, 2021Mechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.As the first basketball players to win five Olympic gold medals -- leading the U.S. women to a seventh consecutive gold in the process…

Inside Urban Meyer’s disastrous tenure as Jacksonville Jaguars coach

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Dec 17, 2021Hallie GrossmanCloseESPN Staff WriterStaff Writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine Joined ESPN The Magazine after graduating from Penn State University. Covers college football and college basketball.Michael DiRoccoCloseESPN Staff WriterCovered University of Florida for 13 seasons for ESPN.com and Florida Times-Union Graduate of Jacksonville University Multiple APSE award winnerTWO WEEKS TO the day…

NFL free agency 2021: Ranking the top 50 free agents,

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Who are the top unrestricted players in NFL free agency? 2021 brings another strong veteran open market across positions. There are several splashy targets at wide receiver and plenty of depth for defense, especially at edge rusher and safety. Quarterbacks have one big headliner for now and not much else.  For teams looking to spend…