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2hMina Kimes

Denver's brightest star is obsessed with time travel, 'Game of Thrones' and being himself

Von Miller is carrying the Broncos. Can he handle the load?

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Brady aiming to 'stay sharp' during suspension

Tom Brady declined to reveal how he plans to stay sharp while serving a four-game suspension to open the season while acknowledging that he expects it to be challenging to be away from football.

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22mEric Williams

Source: Chargers to release QB Mettenberger

Quarterback Zach Mettenberger will be released by the Chargers as part of the team's efforts to get down to 75 players by Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline.

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Follow live: Halep wins; Wawrinka on deck

Simona Halep wasn't given an easy first-round match at the US Open, but she took down Belgian Kirsten Flipkens in straight sets. Up next is Stan Wawrinka, while the Williams sisters will be in action later (live on ESPN and the ESPN App/WatchESPN).

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Stephen A. on the Cowboys: 'They puff more than they pass' (1:23)
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2hJerry Crasnick

How Tim Tebow's MLB plan came into focus

Tim Tebow's day in front of the scouts has arrived. How did we get here, and what chance does he have of making the leap to baseball? Well, that depends on who you ask.

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Tebow knows... just about everything (0:36)
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Verrett: I believe in the promise of America (1:02)
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Biggest strength, weakness for all 32 NFL teams

Any team that has A.J. Green has potency in its passing attack, but Cincinnati's biggest flaw is the roster depth behind Green. NFL Nation narrows down each team's area of strength and weakness.

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Kaepernick's protest reminiscent of Ali (2:18)
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21hRivers McCown

Why Bosa's holdout won't affect his play

Joey Bosa and the Chargers finally agreed to a contract, but how will Bosa's holdout affect his production? Football Outsiders analyzes the true impact of top talents' sitting out camp.

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The most incredible Hail Mary's in college football (1:20)
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32mBrian Campbell

Raw recap: A big win for Kevin Owens, WWE

Kevin Owens' victory in the Fatal 4-way Universal Championship match on Raw represents a strong, surprising and welcome move by WWE.

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1dLeo Howell

Fantasy football mock draft: 10-team PPR

Our final mock draft of the 2016 preseason, a 10-team PPR mock, featured Dez Bryant being selected just outside the first round. How does Tony Romo's injury impact his value?

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Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

Still on the Grandstand at the US Open, fourth set after Nishikori took the first two sets easily, but dropped the third. Two years ago, Nishikori lost in the final to Marin Cilic, and for all his gifts, one big question holds: can a player under 6'0" actually win a Grand Slam in the age of the Giants?

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Good news for the Dolphins: WR Kenny Stills is going through the team's walkthrough today. Stills didn't finish practice on Monday.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have acquired LB Lerentee McCray from the Green Bay Packers for a draft selection, source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

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Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

At the US Open, on the new Grandstand. We know Aaron Rodgers and JJ Watt in America, but in Japan, world no. 7 Kei Nishikori is a rock star. Huge Asian following here, fans resting on every point. He's up 6-1, 3-1 on Germany's Benjamin Becker

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) still not on the practice field today as expected. Not supposed to be back until Wednesday or Monday. DE Adrian Clayborn (shoulder) and RB Brandon Wilds (knee) still held out although Wilds did work on side. No sign of Devin Fuller (shoulder).

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says the four players who were arrested Aug. 19 that are still on the team -- Te'Von Coney, Kevin Stepherson, Dexter Williams, Ashton White -- will be ready to play for the opener at Texas, but the decision on whether they can play rests in the school's hands. Kelly also said he doesn't know which QB will take the first snap Sunday, but that isn't a concern.

Jane McManus Reporter & Columnist, espnW.com 

Cue the stringers! The US Open has a workshop of racket stringers who make sure players have their equipment ready before each match or practice. Little known fact, this room used to be the tournament day care center.

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Meyer on Tebow: ‘My gut feeling he gets on a roster’
NCAAF 

Urban Meyer talks about Tim Tebow's pursuit of his baseball dream and how he believes Tebow will find his way onto a major league roster.

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Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State released its depth chart moments ago. Not too many surprises, but the OL lineup (from left to right) includes Mahon, Bates, Gaia, Dowrey, Nelson.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Does the potential for playing in tropical storm weather create any doubt in the mind of Bucs WR Evan Spencer, who just started practicing again following a knee injury? "Not really," he said. "Shoot, playing in Ohio, you have to get used to all kinds of fields."

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

We're still a few hours away from Serena Williams' 2016 US Open debut, but she's already the talk of the town. If you're expecting an upset, keep in mind she is 63-1 in opening round matches at Grand Slams, the second-best record by any woman in the Open Era (min. 25 matches) behind Chris Evert, who was 56-0 in the opening round of majors in her career. Serena's only opening round loss at a Grand Slam came at the 2012 French Open against Virginie Razzano.

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Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announces that DB Stephen Roberts will be suspended for the season opener against Clemson. Roberts was arrested last week. As for his return, Malzahn says it's going to be week-to-week."

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins got their roster down to the mandated 75 players by putting DE Dion Jordan and LB Zach Vigil on the reserve non-football/injury list. Both will be out for at least six weeks.

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

Auburn releases its depth chart for the season opener against Clemson. No surprise at QB with Sean White announced as the starter. But listing 13 starters on offense is a bold strategy.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was asked on the Big Ten coaches teleconference if he was ready to declare a starting QB. "The quarterbacks know and the team knows," he said. "But we're not doing that for public consumption." Wilton Speight and John O'Korn are front runners for the job, with Shane Morris also in the competition. Michigan opens the season Saturday against Hawaii.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals get down to 75 players by reaching an injury settlement with CB Alan Ball, who's been dealing with a quad injury for the last couple of weeks, and placing CB Elie Bouka (leg) on IR.

Bosa not expected to play in preseason
NFL 

Jarrett Bell and Tim Hasselbeck explain how Joey Bosa and the Chargers finally agreed on a contract and what Bosa will need to do to get ready for the regular season.

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Jane McManus Reporter & Columnist, espnW.com 

A perfect day for tennis at the US Open.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins have cut linebacker Perry Riley and defensive end Stephen Paea, a source said. Riley was in danger because he didn't play special teams and had a cap number of $5 million. Paea was made expendable with the arrival of Cullen Jenkins.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers GM Ted Thompson on why he's conservative when it comes to trades: "I'd rather work with the guys we have to make them better … But we have made trades and we have had conversations about making trades and we may make one in the next few days."

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

TimTebow workout schedule today: 11 am: 60 yd 11:20 am: throws to bases from right field 11:30: fungos to him in center field Noon: batting practice 12:20: live at bats off pitchers 1 pm: media interviews

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers have released punter Mike Scifres, defensive end Rakim Cox, safety Trenton Robinson and wide receiver LaRon Byrd. They have place Leonard Johnson on PUP/NFL. The roster is at 74.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins rookie RB Kenyan Drake said he hasn't been told how much he will play in Thursday's preseason finale. But he's not thinking about that and will be ready.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady says "we'll see" when asked how he will stay sharp during a four-game suspension. He said he doesn't plan to share what he will do over that time.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins rookie OL Laremy Tunsil says he's playing in Thursday's preseason finale against the Titans.