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10hJeff Legwold

Why Brock Osweiler spurned Denver to sign with Houston

Did Broncos players take Brock Osweiler's free agency decision personally? As a business decision, no. But in other ways? Perhaps.

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6hScott Burnside

Power Rankings: Habs are riding high

The Canadiens are cruising, and Connor McDavid and the Oilers and Steven Stamkos and the Lightning are hot on their heels. Meanwhile, the Maple Leafs seem destined to blow big leads every game.

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3hDan Arritt

Blind former Navy seaman conquers Alcatraz swim

The open-water swim from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco can be treacherous, but it was more like a day at the beach for Brad Snyder, a Paralympian who lost his sight serving his country.

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5hAdam Rittenberg

What is wrong with UCLA?

UCLA might have the most-talented roster in the Pac-12 but the Bruins are in danger of missing a bowl for the first time since 2010. What gives?


Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian looks far more comfortable throwing tonight then he did in San Diego.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

In his return to Denver, Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler was booed when he ran onto the field. Osweiler left the Broncos to sign with Houston during the offseason.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State coach Mike Leach has weighed in on who he will be cheering for in the World Series (the Indians) and why (Cubs fans bother him). Summed up, Leach thinks there are too many Cubs and doesn't like when the team is referred to as "My Cubbies." "Every yuppie with a BMW or with some special attachment to his computer or some designer set of jeans or something like that is a Cubs fans and refers to them as ‘My Cubbies,'" Leach said. "And I think there are too many out-of-the-woodwork people that like them that like them because they like the uniforms. Don't know the first thing about baseball. Probably have never even attended a Cubs games."

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA coach Jim Mora acknowledged that quarterback Josh Rosen is dealing with a shoulder injury and he is waiting for "the nerve to start firing again and once it starts firing again, [Rosen] should be fine." He also explained that the reality in football is that teams will target injured players, which is why he does not like to disclose injury information.


Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos inactives: QB Austin Davis, CB Lorenzo Doss, S Shiloh Keo, WR Cody Latimer, G Connor McGovern, G Billy Turner, LB DeMarcus Ware.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

No surprises on the Texans' inactives in Denver: QB Brandon Weeden WR Keith Mumphery S Quintin Demps RB Jonathan Grimes ILB Brian Peters G Oday Aboushi DE Joel Heath

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

They're giving out Los Angeles Sparks WNBA champions shirts to everyone at today's rally.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The Los Angeles Sparks WNBA championship rally is about to start outside Staples Center.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Trevor Bauer about to test his cut pinky.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

How will the Indians use Danny Salazar? "We are going to have him available for whatever we need him for," pitching coach Mickey Callaway said. "If it is Game 4 and we need a starter, he can pitch. He can probably go four innings and 60 pitches, if we need him to."

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said TE Hunter Henry is in NFL concussion protocol, experienced concussion-like symptoms after the game.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

One thing you'll hear about heading into Game 1 is whether the five days off will hurt the Indians. It's true that there have been a few teams in the past 10 years who didn't fare well after a long layoff (like the 2012 Tigers, who got swept), but if you go back to 1995 the team with the longer layoff has won 11 of 21 World Series. If the Indians lose it won't be because they had three more days off than the Cubs.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Red-hot Indians reliever Andrew Miller talks about going against several former teammates who are now with the Cubs.


Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Stat of day that would have been hard to guess: Dolphins' RB Jay Ajayi is 6th in the NFL in rushing, 3rd in the AFC.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Indians outfield Rajai Davis talking about disrupting Jon Lester and the rest of the Cubs pitching staff with the running game, and doing it more successfully than the Dodgers were able to do it in the NLCS.


Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Some pre-game entertainment as the Monday Night Football crew attempts field goals after the Cardinals and Seahawks kickers had trouble last night.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN's Monday Night Football crew trying their luck at the field goal attempts the kickers had such difficulty with in the Sunday night game.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham spent Monday in treatment. He was "pretty sore," according to Ben McAdoo. Beckham played through pain Sunday in his hip and abdominal area.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

It's an absolutely beautiful afternoon in Denver about three hours before tonight's game between the Texans and the Broncos.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Terry Francona just told us that Danny Salazar will be on their WS roster and Cody Anderson will be off.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

There's a line of fans waiting to get into the Los Angeles Sparks WNBA championship rally outside Staples Center.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

On his quarterbacks, 49ers coach Chip Kelly indicated that Colin Kaepernick will get another start against New Orleans when his team comes back after the bye week. Kelly pointed out that he and the coaching staff will discuss all their options as they always do but also said "I don't envision making changes at the quarterback spot."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Terrelle Pryor quips that perhaps Corey Coleman will start at quarterback Sunday against the Jets. Yes, he was joking.


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Clayton Kershaw was heathy for his start Saturday. Kershaw still needs to go through his exit physical but "no news is expected," Friedman said. Back surgery is not anticipated.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants front office spent Monday talking over the Josh Brown situation. Ben McAdoo will join the discussion later today or tomorrow. Brown was not in with the team on Monday.