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9hHeather Dinich

Everything you need to know about the College Football Playoff

How does the College Football Playoff work again? Here's everything you need to know, from who's making the decisions to which bowl games will be involved.

3hRivers McCown

Why Bosa's holdout won't affect his play

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

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Follow live: Another grand slam for Djokovic?

Defending US Open champion Novak Djokovic, seeking his third major of the year, faces Jerzy Janowicz in the first match of the evening session. First-round coverage continues live on ESPN/WatchESPN/ESPN app.

Nadal rips ferocious forehand, breaks Istomin (0:34)
Kaepernick's protest reminiscent of Ali (2:18)
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7hBill Barnwell

The Dak Prescott Experience: Can Dallas still compete?

Does Dak Prescott's big preseason mean anything? Is this Tony Romo's last year? Are the Cowboys still favorites in the NFC East? You have questions, Bill Barnwell has answers -- and predictions.

Wait till you see this high schooler's one-handed catch (0:15)
Monfils goes for ridiculous shot, destroys clock (0:20)
College football's most incredible interceptions (1:17)
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7hLeo 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?

Carlos Beltran did what to his hair? (1:41)
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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.

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9hCorey Pronman

Ranking every NHL team by prospect pipeline

Which NHL team has the best group of prospects heading into the 2016-17 season? Corey Pronman ranks them 1-30, with the Maple Leafs in the top spot.

Stephen A.: Kaepernick has every right not to stand (1:53)


College football's best interceptions

Charles Woodson, Sean Taylor and Calvin Pryor are all involved in some of the most incredible interceptions in college football history.


NFL Insiders make season predictions

Our panel of NFL experts make their picks for MVP, biggest flop, breakout player and more. Who's your MVP? (Insider)

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Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

Francis Tiafoe will be reliving this nightmare for a long, long time. Isner, escapes the teenager, wins 7-6 in the fifth...Two Americans put on a show.


Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Really nice big-brother moment as John Isner fights back to beat Frances Tiafoe in five sets. As the two embraced at net, Isner looked to tell Tiafoe, a fellow American: "You have a really bright future ahead of you."



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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees said he felt compelled to speak out against Colin Kaepernick's method of protest Monday, saying it was "bothering me all day long." The Saints quarterback, who is a passionate military supporter, said the American flag is "sacred." "I disagree. I wholeheartedly disagree," Brees said. "Not that he wants to speak out about a very important issue. No, he can speak out about a very important issue. But there's plenty of other ways that you can do that in a peaceful manner that doesn't involve being disrespectful to the American flag."

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman today discussed Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the National Anthem.


Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Ouch! Serving for the match (and major upset) in the fifth set, Frances Tiafoe was broken by John Isner. Back on serve. Tiafoe hit a 142 mph serve earlier in the match but has only four aces in three-plus hours.


Berry is all about football on his return to Chiefs

Eric Berry has put the offseason behind him and he is ready to "give you everything I've got on every snap." Fully focused

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins claimed guard Vinston Painter off waivers, after he was released by the Miami Dolphins. Painter, a 2013 sixth-round draft pick by Denver, is with his fifth organization. He appeared in three games, all with Cleveland in 2014. The Redskins have some health issues along the line, with guard Spencer Long nursing an ankle injury and guard Shawn Lauvao still working his way back from an ankle injury. Guard Arie Kouandjio hasn't had a great summer in his second season.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Orioles CF Adam Jones (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Blue Jays. It's the third straight game Jones hasn't started. Second baseman Jonathan Schoop will bat leadoff in Jones' place, his first career start in the 1-hole.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said Joey Bosa did not need to address the team to smooth things over after missing over a month due the contract impasse. "He's here," McCoy said. "He's one of us. That's part of the business."

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Kendall Wright: "I think I'll be all right. I think I'll be able to play in the opener." Returned from early-camp hamstring injury today. Limited to short routes, but re-strained it on one of them.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The new canopies at Hard Rock Stadium were put in to protect Dolphins fans from rain and the sun.


Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Arizona Cardinals announced 11 cuts and two other roster moves on Monday: G Jake Bernstein, WR Amir Carlisle, TE Gerald Christian, T Clay DeBord, LS Daniel Dillon, DT Iosia Iosia, WR Franky Okafor, CB Shaun Prater, P Garrett Swanson and S Tyrequek Zimmerman were released, QB Jake Coker (knee) was waived/injured, and CB Mike Jenkins (knee) was placed on IR. That puts Arizona's roster at 77 players. They have to be at 75 by 4 pm ET Tuesday.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said he knew before the Minnesota Vikings exhibition game that the deal would get done with Joey Bosa, kept it to himself.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Panthers punter Andy Lee, acquired in a trade with Cleveland, has a 2016 salary cap figure of $2,833,000. His current deal runs through 2018.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles said its "too early to tell" if David Harris (shoulder) will be ready for Wk 1.

Bradley gets an early exit in Knockout

Celtics G Avery Bradley plays a game of Knockout with a couple of young fans and immediately gets eliminated.


Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Depending on what happens in bullpen sessions Wednesday and Saturday, Koji Uehara could be reinstated from the disabled list by early next week, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Uehara hasn't pitched since July 19 because of a strained right pectoral muscle.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the team will take it one day at a time in getting Joey Bosa ready, but would not say if he will play Week 1 vs Kansas City.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers CF Cameron Maybin, who replaces Ian Kinsler as the leadoff man tonight vs CHI, said his approach will not change batting first. Said he is open to hitting wherever he is penciled into the lineup and will try to give Ian Kinsler a "breather."

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The skies over Wrigley Field have darkened and the grounds crew has brought out the tarp with rain in the area. You may also be to spot the wear and tear out in center field from the concerts held at the ballpark while the Cubs were on the road.