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South Korea has taken a big lead over Panama in the international final of the Little League World Series, live on ABC and streaming live on the ESPN App and WatchESPN.

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Photos: Little Leaguers, big dreams

The Little League World Series has become a big-time event. But the players who descend on Williamsport from all over the world for two weeks each August are still kids who like to have fun -- and for these ballplayers, that translates in any language.

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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."

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After 20 years, can Tiger reclaim spot among golf's elite? (1:57)
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$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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Corso on Michigan: 'I'm drinking Big Blue Kool-Aid' (1:46)
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How will the Sooners fare after preseason? (2:49)
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Fortune is not on the side of Stoke City goalie (0:45)
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W2W4: Chivas, America in Clasico Nacional

The most-anticipated game of the regular season is set for Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET, and America's star Rubens Sambueza will be playing after his red card from last week was rescinded.

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Nats fan introduces the belly of distraction (0:21)
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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.

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David Pollack, Desmond Howard, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit run down the list of players who have a chance to raise the Heisman Trophy.

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How will the Sooners fare after preseason?
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Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack examine Oklahoma's high preseason ranking, but question whether the Sooners have the right pieces on defense.

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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

NFL statement on 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and the national anthem: "Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the National Anthem."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

The Falcons say Dashon Goldson is talking to other teams and knows what his role with the Falcons would be. Rookie Keanu Neal will miss a couple games after Monday knee surgery so Falcons need depth at strong safety. Dan Quinn said Goldson won't be a starter. Healthy Kemal Ishmael would be starter in place of Neal over Goldson if Goldson signs. Apparently not about money but about role for Goldson, so he'd have to accept being a backup.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Time is running out for TE Zach Miller and WR Eddie Royal to see preseason action. Both remain sidelined with concussions after being limited in practice all week.

College football’s top opening weekend matchups
NCAAF 

Lee Corso, David Pollack, Desmond Howard and Kirk Herbstreit share the games they look forward to watching most during opening weekend of college football.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn emphasized that he's not panicking about the performance in the "dress rehearsal" game vs. Dolphins. Quinn gave Miami credit for its performance.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs failed to score a touchdown on their first possession for the first time in the preseason in today's game against the Bears.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

A welcome sight for the Bears as ILB Danny Trevathan takes the field with the first team defense. Trevathan, the Bears top target in free agency, missed a large chunk of camp with a hamstring injury.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said on conference call that veteran safety Dashon Goldson had a good workout and the team is talking to Goldson's representatives now. Could sign Goldson with rookie first round pick Keanu Neal set to undergo a knee scope Monday.

Aguayo redeems himself against Browns
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Buccaneers rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo bounces back from his rut to go 6-for-6 in the third preseason game of the season.

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Sobel: Golf’s post-Woods regression is not a bad thing
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Jason Sobel speaks on the state of golf since Tiger Woods has relinquished his spot as the sport's most dominant player.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

The nine players the Falcons cut ties with today to reach 75 were QB Sean Renfree, S Sergio Brown, TE Arthur Lynch, LB Ivan McLennan, WR Jordan Leslie, OL Michael Huey, RB Gus Johnson, CB Ryan White, and DL Ryan Williams. Cut to 53 is next.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Sean Renfree among players Falcons cut today. Matt Simms the No. 3 behind Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

From Danny Knobler on-site at Yankee Stadium: The Yankees are pushing left-hander CC Sabathia up to pitch Sunday against the Orioles, and shifting right-hander Michael Pineda back to Monday's game in Kansas City. The Orioles have hit 41 points better against right-handers than lefties (.271-.230), while the Royals have hit 18 points better against lefties (.276-.258).

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears RB Jeremy Langford graces the cover of today's program for the preseason game vs. Kansas City at Soldier Field. Langford missed time recently with a foot injury, but he is dressed for the game and participating in warmups.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Denny Hamlin led the final Sprint Cup practice, which lasted only 30 minutes because of lightning at Michigan International Speedway. Hamlin later spun during the session and slightly damaged the front of the car in the grass. The team will make repairs for the race Sunday.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors PG Kyle Lowry receives a proclamation from the city of Philadelphia on behalf of the mayor for his support of youth basketball players.

Wade loses cousin to gun violence
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Just one day after Dwyane Wade appeared on The Undefeated's town hall meeting to speak out against gun violence in the U.S., his cousin Nykea Aldridge was killed in a shooting in Chicago.

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Smith looking to make impact at Illinois
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Lovie Smith explains that his goal as head coach at Illinois is to make an impression on young athletes and to change Fighting Illini football.

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long (shoulder) will not play in Saturday's preseason game vs. Kansas City, but Long spent part of pregame jogging around the field. Long is pushing hard to return from a shoulder injury in time for Chicago's Week 1 game against the Houston Texans.

Arindam Rej ESPN FC 

Manchester United are unchanged for their match at Hull City - with Zlatan Ibrahimovic looking to score in his fourth successive match for the club.

Graziano: Kaepernick sitting out anthem, nothing new
NFL 

Dan Graziano points out that QB Colin Kaepernick has elected not to participate in the national anthem for the past two preseason games and the 49ers respect his right to choose.

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