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Experts' picks: Not everyone a believer in Djokovic, Serena

Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams head to New York with a host of question marks after subpar performances in Rio.

Carlos Beltran did what to his hair? (1:41)
Bomani Jones: Kaepernick's 'statement in his words, not actions' (2:12)
Rudolph snags dart from Bridgewater (0:21)
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Ailing Mets fall back to uncertain reality

Despite rattling off six wins in seven games, the Mets' 5-1 loss to Philadelphia renewed concerns about the team's health for the rest of the season.

Drake's message to New York Little League comes with a pun (0:20)
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Little Big Men

During the Little League World Series, 11-and 12-year-old boys become superstars. So we asked them to flash their favorite superhero pose and explain what it was really like to play on the big stage.

A.J. Green limps off field with knee injury (0:20)
Astoundingly acrobatic goal (0:36)
Deshaun Watson's Heisman highlight reel (1:01)
Premier League's top goals of the weekend (2:44)
Saban invites Tebow, Marty Smith to jump in a lake (0:19)
12hBrian Campbell

Mr. Fuji passes away at 82

Brian Campbell looks back at the life and wrestling career of WWE Hall of Famer Harry "Mr. Fuji" Fujiwara, who passed away at 82.


Monday NFL preview for all 32 teams

NFL Nation assesses what to watch across the league on Monday, including the Cowboys' plan at quarterback as they try to get rookie fourth-round pick Dak Prescott up to speed.

SC Featured: A 9/11 hero's lasting impact on rugby (15:18)
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Kubiak 'impressed' by Siemian as Sanchez sits

Quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch both saw action for the Broncos in Saturday's preseason win, while Mark Sanchez did not play. Coach Gary Kubiak expects to name a starter this week.


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

The three coaches nationally with the most wins at their current schools all reside in the Big 12 -- Kansas State's Bill Snyder (193 wins), Bob Stoops of Oklahoma (179) and TCU's Gary Patterson (143).


Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Doug Pederson says CT scan on Carson Wentz showed one of ribs just 60 percent healed. Not great news for his status for Thursday night.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Avery Bradley in Belmont today for a court makeover for the Goentzel family.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Alejandro Villanueva: "I will be the first one to hold hands with Colin Kaepernick and do something about the way minorities are being treated in the United States, the injustice that is happening with police brutality, the justice system, inequalities in pay...You can't do it by looking away from people that are trying to protect our freedom and our country."

How confident are the Cowboys with starting rookies?

Tim Cowlishaw explains why even though Tony Romo will miss at least half of the 2016 season, he still believes the Cowboys will go 9-7 and be a wild card team with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott.


Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers LT Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army ranger, with thoughtful responses to Colin Kaepernick. Says he'll be first to hold hands with Colin on issues of racial injustice, doesn't agree with setting example for whole country to sit while others dying for serving country and making small amounts of money to do so.

Bomani: Kaepernick’s ‘statement in his words, not actions’

Bomani Jones joins Mike and Mike to discuss the larger issue with society being easily offended with QB Colin Kaepernick's actions and not listening to his message.


Why Romo, Newton are most polarizing QBs

Here are the harshest criticisms and highest praises heaped upon Tony Romo and Cam Newton, the two most debated QBs among the 42 NFL evaluators who voted in Mike Sando's QB Tier Rankings. Story

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Here are five things to know ahead of Day 1 at the US Open: There are 15 teenagers in the draw. The youngest is Kayla Day, 16, from Santa Barbara, California. Aside from the Williams sisters, there will be another sibling pairing in the main draw (Ryan and Christian Harrison). The old Grandstand, which was supposed to be used only for practice is back (for now), after Court 10 was deemed unplayable. This marks the 51st straight major a Big Four member (Novak Djokovic) is the top seed. For the third time, Djokovic enters the Open with five or fewer losses. He won the event the other two times.


CFP 101: Everything you need to know

Find the answers to everything you need to know about the College Football Playoff, including who exactly is making the tough decisions and what criteria is used in the process. CFP primer

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Lake house gives Saban time to enjoy family

Alabama football coach Nick Saban uses his time at his lake house to relax and enjoy time with family.


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Center Bryan Stork failed his physical with Washington, nullifying the trade with New England. Stork has had four concussions, though it's uncertain if that was the reason he failed.

Falcons' Garland weighs in on Kaepernick protest

Falcons OL and Air Force captain Ben Garland on Colin Kaepernick sitting during the national anthem: "I don't agree with it completely, but we fought for that freedom as well." Details

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MLB Week 21 Power Rankings: Rangers AL's top team

Very little changed in the top five of this week's rankings, but the Rangers managed to move past the Blue Jays as the American League's top team. Movin' on up

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Golic’s initial reaction to Kaepernick: Rage

Mike Golic discusses his initial reaction to Colin Kaepernick sitting during the national anthem and says he can relate to people who are upset, but also believes it was not the QB's intention to offend branches of the U.S. military.


Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke will start redshirt freshman Daniel Jones at quarterback with starter Thomas Sirk out for the season. Jones impressed coaches during preseason camp and threw two touchdown passes in the team's last scrimmage. Afterward, Coach David Cutcliffe said, "What I saw is he had two or three checks that were outstanding that he didn't make earlier. He had a comfort seeing the field. I know he's extremely talented. He played with poise that you're hoping to see."

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

20 Years Ago Today: Nike announces Tiger to the world with a two-page Wall Street Journal ad


Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl-Anthony Towns won Sunday's Coach Cal Celebrity Softball Classic's home run derby in Lexington. The former Kentucky star and reigning NBA rookie of the year followed his final HR with a bat flip. Towns joined other former Kentucky stars in the event that raised more than $300,000 for Louisiana flood victims.


Final 53-man roster projections for every NFL team

NFL Nation reporters project the opening-day rosters for all 32 teams. Starting lineups

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Beltran did what to his hair?

Outfielder Carlos Beltran was seen on the Rangers' bench with hair dye that looked eerily similar to what Carlos Boozer pulled with the Bulls once upon a time.


Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec will serve as Team Czech Republic's captain at the World Cup of Hockey. Plekanec, 33, has served as a Canadiens alternate captain for the past two seasons and was captain of Team Czech Republic at the 2014 Winter Olympics.


Kaepernick seeking to bring awareness

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says his decision to sit during the national anthem Friday wasn't to bash the military, but rather to bring awareness to unjust and unpunished actions in the United States.


Transcript of Kaepernick's comments

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick explained his decision to sit during the playing of the national anthem in a lengthy interview Sunday. Complete transcript

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Monday NFL preview: All 32 teams

NFL Nation assesses what to watch across the league on Monday, including the Cowboys' plan at QB as they try to get rookie fourth-round pick Dak Prescott up to speed. Top storylines

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