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12hRyan McGee

Flipping the field: Predicting college football's late-season headlines

Anyone can tell you what they think is going to happen. Thankfully, we found some November and December headlines to tell you what will happen in the playoff, Heisman race and coaching hot seat.

Stephen A.: Kaepernick has every right not to stand (1:53)
Bomani Jones: Kaepernick's 'statement in his words, not actions' (2:12)
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Follow live: Kerber begins US Open quest on Day 1

Can Aussie Open champ Angelique Kerber bookend her season with Grand Slam titles? The world No. 2 takes her shot at a US Open crown in the second match at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Rafael Nadal will be in action later. Watch Day 1 all day on ESPN app/WatchESPN. Coverage begins on ESPN at 1 p.m. ET.

Rudolph snags dart from Bridgewater (0:21)
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.

A.J. Green limps off field with knee injury (0:20)
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)
13hBrian 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.

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1dJeff Legwold

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 

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy sees no issue with the prospect of playing as many as five running backs in the opener Saturday, including returning nine-game starter Chris Carson, transfer Barry J. Sanders and true freshman Justice Hill. "If somebody gets hot, they'll stay in," Gundy said. "We're just not sure who that could be at this time."


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Bradley on Boston's offseason moves: "I'm excited. I feel like they added some great pieces. Al Horford is a very good player, a great team player. I was actually with Jeff Teague this summer in Vegas at an Adidas event and he was telling me how he's really going to help our team out a lot. He's a great locker room guy, a great player. I'm excited to have a chance to play with him, learn things from him. To add him to this culture, I'm excited about it."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

After a crazy offseason of awards and attention, Deshaun Watson is finally talking about Kickoff Weekend and Clemson's game vs Auburn. "It's a big time matchup on prime time," Watson said. "It's going to be loud and we're just going to enjoy it."

Cook could make statement for Heisman against Ole Miss

Danny Kanell breaks down what RB Dalvin Cook's workload could be for Florida State and explains how a big game against Ole Miss boosts Cook's Heisman chances.


Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

Taylor Townsend-Caroline Wozniacki on the new grandstand. Sometimes it's hard to remember, with her fall in the rankings (the former no. 1 is now 51st) Woz is still just 25 years old...


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says he is still "waiting for someone to pop out" in battle for Bills' fifth (and probably final) receiver spot. Walter Powell, Jarrett Boykin, Greg Little, Dezmin Lewis are the candidates.


Sooners have most to lose in opening weekend

Danny Kanell explains why Oklahoma has the most to lose when they face Houston in the opening weekend of college football.


Smith: 'Kaepernick has every right not to stand'

Stephen A. Smith is fine with Colin Kaepernick not standing during the national anthem because soldiers fight for our freedom, allowing Kaepernick to exercise his own beliefs.


Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State has announced a season-long suspension for touted redshirt freshman wide receiver Torrance Gibson due to a violation of the school's student code of conduct. Gibson was a coveted recruit at quarterback, but since transitioning to wideout, he has yet to make an impact for the Buckeyes -- and his career is now on hold.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Villanueva: "I don't know if the most effective way is to sit down during the National Anthem with a country that's providing you freedom, providing you with $16 million a year...when there are black minorities that are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan for less than $20,000 a year."

Social issues hitting home for NFL players

In light of 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's protest, Jarrett Bell says these social issues really hit home for NFL players and Kaepernick is forcing people to discuss the issues.


Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlie Strong added he won't be naming a QB starter before the Notre Dame game.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Wheaties honors Michael Phelps with its first lifetime achievement box

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's never about me," says Texas coach Charlie Strong in response to the second question of the year on the Big 12 teleconference -- about his job security. Looks like there will be no pleasantries here at the outset of Strong's third season in Austin.

Golic on NFL cut week: ‘A lot of dreams end here’

Mike Golic recounts the emotions players go through as NFL teams make tough decisions on who to keep to narrow down to a 53-man roster by Saturday.


How Watson turned his Georgia hometown orange

The theme in Gainesville, Ga., is red and black, but the city's loyalty changed when hometown hero Deshaun Watson decided to go to Clemson. Dedicated fans

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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.