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2dElizabeth Merrill

The Ryans are back together, and it will be entertaining

Buffalo's Rex and Rob Ryan don't talk about it, or act like it, but this is the most important football season in the history of the Ryan family.

Golden Bears leap for TD (0:40)

Kaepernick sits anthem over racial oppression

Colin Kaepernick did not stand Friday during "The Star Spangled Banner," saying "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color."

Tottenham level against Liverpool after Rose's goal (0:49)
Bryant's two homer night includes go-ahead shot (0:44)
When in doubt, front flip over the defense (0:37)
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16hMichael 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.

Brady floats perfect pass for TD (0:37)
Nats fan introduces the belly of distraction (0:21)
Long snapper has perfect aim, knocking apple off someone's head (0:15)
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3hBy 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.

Dana White says Diaz/McGregor trilogy doesn't make sense (0:48)
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Hardy, Vincent bring women's boxing back to national stage

On Aug. 21, undefeated rivals Shelly Vincent and Heather Hardy entered the ring for a 10-round title bout in Coney Island. But beyond a belt, both fighters wanted to show that women's boxing could be prime-time entertainment.

Cobb takes the screen for six (0:18)


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Ron Rivera said the Panthers will work out two veteran safeties and two young safeties today with only three healthy safeties on the roster. The veterans are three-time Pro Bowl selection Donte Whitner and Stevie Brown.


Long-snapper displays perfect aim

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


Hazard does it all himself

Eden Hazard doesn't need any help on his right footed ninth-minute goal, which gives Chelsea a 1-0 lead over Burnley.



Eden Hazard gives Chelsea the lead with a great shot inside the far post! Chelsea 1-0 Burnley #CHEBUR

Nick Miller ESPN FC 

It's Watford v Arsenal at Vicarage Road. Both sides have started the season slowly, both still looking for their first win. Mesut Ozil starts for the Gunners - can he get their campaign going?

Broncos have choices at No. 2 QB

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will get the start Saturday night against the Rams, but the real intrigue is who will follow him, Paxton Lynch or Mark Sanchez. Backup needed

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets and Giants play their annual preseason game tonight -- aka the MetLife Bowl. The winner receives an actual Snoopy trophy. Asked what the Bowl means to him, Jets coach Todd Bowles said, "Not much." His predecessor, Rex Ryan, was the exact opposite. He always hyped the game and the rivalry.

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Tottenham comes back to secure a 1-1 draw with Liverpool, but are winless in last the 8 league meetings between these clubs (0-5-3).

Glenn Price ESPN FC 

Full-time at White Hart Lane and both teams go home with a point after a thrilling affair. Danny Rose equalised in the midway through the second half to cancel out James Milner's opener. The two sides then went all out in search of the win but ended up with a share of the spoils.

Mattias Karén ESPN FC 

Team sheets at Vicarage Road where Arsenal visit Watford. Ozil makes his first start of the season while Xhaka partners Cazorla in central midfield. Alexis starts up front again.

Miguel Delaney ESPN FC 

Chelsea Burnley teams


GOAL, SPURS! Danny Rose equalises with a great finish! Spurs 1-1 Liverpool

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.

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

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


Raisman has Ortiz hold her medals

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.