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Dear Australia, thanks for the football

College football enjoyed an early opener in Australia, with Cal airing it out and routing Hawaii as neither team showed much regard for defense.

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Golden Bears leap for TD (0:40)
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Liverpool takes lead on Milner's penalty goal (0:36)
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Bryant's two homer night includes go-ahead shot (0:44)
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When in doubt, front flip with a football in hand (0:37)
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14hMichael Rothstein

$18K fine for Lions DT more than preseason pay

Detroit Lions lineman Kerry Hyder was fined $18,231 for his roughing penalty on Cincinnati quarterback A.J. McCarron -- a sum larger than his likely pay during training camp, a source says.

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Cobb takes the screen for six (0:18)
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Nats fan introduces the belly of distraction (0:21)
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Long snapper has perfect aim, knocking apple off someone's head (0:15)
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56mBy Sharon Katz

The Heisman Class of 2016

This year's Heisman race features four returning superstars: Christian McCaffrey, Deshaun Watson, Baker Mayfield and Leonard Fournette. Let's see how they compare using advanced stats.

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Brady floats perfect pass for TD (0:37)
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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Can now confirm that the Falcons are bringing in veteran safety Dashon Goldson for a visit today, as NFL Network first reported. Goldson last with Redskins after stint with Bucs and 49ers. Falcons looking for help with first rounder Keanu Neal set to undergo knee scope Monday. Kemal Ishmael's progress from shoulder injury might indicate if Falcons turn to veteran such as Goldson.

NFL 

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

The first Sprint Cup practice of the morning is set to start at Michigan International Speedway. Teams are using the proposed 2017 aerodynamic package for the third time this season.

Glenn Price ESPN FC 

It's half-time at White Hart Lane and what a first half we've had. Liverpool lead 1-0 courtesy of a James Milner penalty. Both managers have been giving the fourth official an earful after having shouts for a spot kick turned down earlier on.

Gordon reminds us all he’s really good
NFL 

In his first game action since 2014, Browns WR Josh Gordon hauled in two passes for 87 yards and a touchdown.

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Raisman has Ortiz hold her medals
MLB 

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park, but before she did so she needed someone to hold onto the three medals she won in Rio. Here, take these, David Ortiz.

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Glenn Price ESPN FC 

Daniel Sturridge is on the substitutes bench for Liverpool this afternoon. Jurgen Klopp has decided to continue with his trusted front three of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. Elsewhere, Joel Matip partners Dejan Lovren in central defence for the first time in the Premier League.

Long-snapper displays perfect aim
NCAAF 

This is what you call accuracy ... and a lot of trust.

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NCAAF 

Tell 'em how you really feel, John Wall
NBA 

John Wall wants his critics to know that he's only worried about things under his control, and not the contracts of teammate Bradley Beal and James Harden.

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NBA 

Flippin' awesome

File this one under: things you don't usually see on a football field.

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Bartolo Colon does it all for Mets
MLB 

Not only did Bartolo Colon pick up his 12th win of the season, he also recorded the second multi-hit game of his career -- and scored both times he got on base.

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Diaz/McGregor trilogy? Not quite

UFC president Dana White says that a third fight for Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor doesn't make any sense.

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Hansen makes leaping catch in end zone
NCAAF 

Just like they drew it up: Cal QB Davis Webb found WR Chad Hansen on this beautiful 17-yard TD pass.

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NCAAF 

Norman motivated by criticism
NFL 

Josh Norman admitted having extra motivation after another week where his talent was questioned.

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Big Ben hits Brown in stride for 57-yard TD
NFL 

Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown doing what they do best.

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LeGarrette Blount hurdles like he’s in Rio
NFL 

Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount takes the run and hurdles over Panthers safety Tre Boston en route to a 17-yard gain in the second quarter. Impressive.

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NFL 

Dempsey sidelined with irregular heartbeat
Soccer 

Sounders interim head coach Brian Schmetzer talks about Clint Dempsey being sidelined with an irregular heartbeat.

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Soccer 

What has Dana White bought since UFC sale?

UFC president Dana White expresses his excitement about continuing to grow the company, and says he only added a new car with his profits from the sale because he needed it.

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Serena looks to make history at US Open
WTA 

Jane McManus breaks down Serena Williams' chances at the US Open, where she is looking to break Steffi Graf's Open era record of 22 major titles.

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Hoge: Elliott needs to make changes
NFL 

Ezekiel Elliott went to a marijuana dispensary in Seattle before the Cowboys' preseason game, and Merril Hoge doesn't want this to turn into a career-ending mistake.

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NFL 

Nats fan introduces belly of distraction
MLB 

Well, here's one way to try to throw opposing pitchers off.

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MLB 

Are UCL changes good for soccer?
Soccer 

The ESPN FC crew discusses the new changes made to the UEFA Champions League format that will go into effect in 2018.

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Soccer 

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if he would consider releasing QB Colin Kaepernick if he doesn't win the starting job, coach Chip Kelly said "we've never had a conversation about cutting Colin Kaepernick."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

On his quarterback competition, 49ers coach Chip Kelly says that "we will sit down as a staff and see where we are" this week. Kelly said he doesn't want to rush into any decision right after walking off the field. Kelly said Colin Kaepernick was "up and down like all of us on offense." Kelly says there's still no timeline on naming a starter.