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  1. Carson Wentz played like an MVP and helped Philly win the Super Bowl in his second season. It's not crazy to think Deshaun Watson can do the same for the Texans.
  2. Duke landed the top three freshman basketball prospects, none of whom should be more exciting to watch than Zion Williamson. Williamson became an internet phenom in recent years for his highlight dunks in high school in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he showed a rare blend of size, explosiveness, and agility. The hype around Williamson has only continued to build heading into his freshman season. Williamson is officially listed at 6-foot-7 and 285 pounds. To put that into perspective, LSU listed Shaquille O'Neal at 7-foot-1, 294 pounds during his freshman season. Williamson's physical makeup is almost unprecedented. As ESPN's Jonathan Givony broke down on "The Jump," perhaps the only comparable
  3. Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer Covered the 49ers, Raiders and Warriors for the San Jose Mercury News. She joined ESPN in 2017. MINNEAPOLIS -- Sloppy play, penalties and injuries hurt the Vikings in a 14-10 preseason loss to the Jaguars on Saturday, and the injuries might have a lasting effect as the team prepares for Week 1. Minnesota had six players leave the game with injuries and not return. Three players were carted off: defensive end Ade Aruna (knee), offensive lineman Cedrick Lang (lower leg) and fullback Johnny Stanton (lower leg). Cornerback Mackensie Alexander suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter and was listed as questionable to return. Center Josh Andrews injured his ankle
  4. BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Busch had cars strong enough to contend for his third sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway. Instead, he had two eventful races and left the track without a win and with a fight. Busch arrived at Bristol trying to add to his career 21 national victories on the bullring. He led the Xfinity Series race Friday before an early accident knocked him out. He faced even more ups and downs Saturday in the Cup race. Busch, looking to win a Cup event at Bristol for the eighth time, started a 15-car wreck on the second lap. He later made contact with Martin Truex Jr. to knock his championship rival out of the race, and finished 20th after his damaged Toyota spun to bring out the final caution
  5. Former PGA Tour player Kevin Stadler accidentally injured a fan at the WinCo Foods Portland Open on Friday by breaking his club. Shaun Micheel wrote about the incident at the Web.com Tour event Facebook Friday night. Micheel refused to name Stadler, referring to him simply as his playing partner.
  6. In the fourth of a six-part fantasy football draft preview series, The Post breaks down running backs. Next week: wide receivers. A participation trophy isn’t enough for most people. Most want excellence. They want a towering championship trophy — not just a consolation, thanks-for-playing award. If you want that fancy piece of fantasy hardware, you’re going to need a collection of MVP-type running backs. If you bypass the early fantasy titans, you’re paving a path toward a congeniality prize rather than something more grand. One thing to remember in your pursuit of these fantasy RB stalwarts: don’t marry yourself to a particular player. If you’re picking, say, fourth, you simply rest comfortably
  7. Until Saturday at the Indy Women in Tech Championship, Lexi Thompson’s return to the LPGA after a month-long self-imposed break to mentally re-charge had been seemingly uneventful. The tournament’s defending champion had shot a pair of 68s to jump up the leader board again at Brickyard Crossing Golf Club in Indianapolis. With the round being played under local rules for preferred lies after rains in the area had left the course water logged, Thompson picked up her ball and was going through the procedures to clean and replace it.
  8. Initially, the Chicago Bears weren’t one of the teams linked to disgruntled Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Khalil Mack. Now, they’re one of the favorites. The online sports betting site MyBookie released their latest odds for what team Mack will be playing for after this year’s trade deadline, and the Bears jumped up to second place, behind the Green Bay Packers. Up to this point, the Raiders haven’t given any indication that they’re looking to trade their star pass-rusher, but he continues to holdout from the team and the two sides are reportedly far apart. It would take a massive trade to bring him to Chicago, likely involving multiple first-round picks, but the Bears have a need at outside
  9. The Raiders returned to the Los Angeles Coliseum for the first time in 23 years, but if the Raiders fans who showed up en masse wanted to see their stars, they were out of luck. Oakland sat 15 offensive players, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The Raiders and Rams meet again in three weeks in a season-opening Monday night game in Oakland.
  10. WWE SummerSlam 2018 is headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship, AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE title and Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz in a pay-per-view that could be chock full of surprises. Just last month at Extreme Rules, both The B-Team, who shocked Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt to win the Raw tag team titles, and Bobby Lashley, who surprised everyone with a clean win over Reigns, defied both the betting odds and logic with victories that seemingly came out of nowhere. But that wasn't the only surprise on the PPV, which also featured the astonishing return of Randy Orton and his unforeseen heel turn on Jeff Hardy. That continued WWE's trend of recently going