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McShay's rookie fantasy rankings: Top players and sleepers

Which rookies will be fantasy difference-makers as rookies? Todd McShay ranks his overall top five, starting with Ezekiel Elliott, and his five best sleepers.

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A lot of excitement in Dallas for Dak (2:24)
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Porter leaves game after suffering head injury (0:38)
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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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Mancini strikes out 11 as New York advances to LLWS final (1:12)
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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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Blue Jays take lead on horrific Twins miscue (0:50)
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5mDanny Knobler, Special to ESPN.com

Gary Sanchez giving Yankees postseason optimism

Powered by Gary Sanchez, who homered again in Saturday's win, the Yankees pulled to within 2 1/2 games of the Orioles for the second AL wild-card spot.

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1mJamison Hensley

Ravens TE Watson tears Achilles, done for season

Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson tore his Achilles tendon when he tripped over his feet while running a route over the middle during Saturday's preseason game against Detroit.

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The great Canadian hockey heist (0:47)
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Bravo makes sensational cricket catch (0:25)
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2hTom Marshall

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Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET, and America's star Rubens Sambueza will be playing after his red card from last week was rescinded.

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Rashford scores in extra time to lift Man United (0:57)
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Corso on Michigan: 'I'm drinking Big Blue Kool-Aid' (1:46)
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QB concerns at Alabama? (1:38)
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When in doubt, front flip over the defense (0:37)
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After 20 years, can Tiger reclaim spot among golf's elite? (1:57)
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Long snapper has perfect aim, knocking apple off someone's head (0:15)
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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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Trumbo smashes MLB-leading 39th homer
MLB 

Mark Trumbo with another one.

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A lot of excitement in Dallas for Dak
NFL 

Merril Hoge breaks down what to expect from QB Dak Prescott in Dallas and how his ability to run the ball will positively impact the Cowboys.

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Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens TE Benjamin Watson tore his Achilles on first play of game. He's out for season.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

In first series back, Ravens QB Joe Flacco goes 4 of 6 for 48 yards. It was solid start for Flacco, who showed he could move in the pocket to elude the pass rush. Ravens kick 40-yard FG to take 3-0 lead.

Garrett: We're confident Romo will be back
NFL 

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett reveals that QB Tony Romo suffered a broken bone in his back Thursday against the Seahawks, but says it's unrelated to previous injuries.

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Corso on Michigan: ‘I’m drinking big blue Kool-Aid’
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Lee Corso has confidence in Jim Harbaugh and says Harbaugh will be Urban Meyer's and Ohio State's biggest nightmare.

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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Chip Kelly on QB Colin Kaepernick not standing for the national anthem: "We recognize his right to express his feelings. It's his right as a citizen." Kelly said Kaepernick did the same thing before the Denver game and that Kaepernick's decision to sit during the anthem will have no impact on the football decision making regarding him.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens LB Terrell Suggs is suited up and will make his preseason debut. This will be his first game since tearing his Achilles 11 months ago.

Harper's antics lead to ejection
MLB 

After striking out looking in the bottom of the 10th inning, Bryce Harper angrily threw his helmet to the ground and was immediately ejected.

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Just a little off...
MLB 

This intentional walk couldn't have gone any worse.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall, chatting with personnel director Brian Heimerdinger, is scratched from tonight's game. He's smiling and talking with people along the sideline. If he's resting, it's an odd game to take off.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders and Titans will be playing football here in two hours. Give or take a few minutes...

Who wins Big Ten?
NCAAF 

The College GameDay crew makes its picks as to which team has the best chance to win the Big Ten conference.

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Finally healthy, Molina helping fuel Cards
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After a sluggish start to his 2016 season, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina feels as healthy as he has all season, and he and the Cardinals are back in the thick of the postseason mix. Better late than never

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Bama, LSU two most-favored to win SEC
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The College GameDay crew is split between LSU and Alabama winning the SEC.

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Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

This is Mike Bostic, aka "Clony Dungy" (@clonydungyxl1). Says he's been dressing up like this for every Colts game for the last three years.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan's MRI showed no further damage to his groin, but it's uncertain how much practice time he'll miss if any, a source close to the situation said. The Redskins will determine his practice plans today and Sunday.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs made a trade today, sending a draft pick to the 49ers for CB Kenneth Acker.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Mets rightfielder Jay Bruce went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts on Friday night, so on Saturday he was out of the starting lineup. Bruce is hitting .160 with two home runs in 81 at-bats since his acquisition from the Reds. "He's gotten off to a slow start," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "He knows it, we know it. It's all about battling through it. I told him to relax a little bit, get something good to hit and put a good swing on it."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers rookie Corey Seager now has the most home runs for a shortstop in Dodgers history. He hit his 23rd in the first inning Saturday against the Cubs.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said that the offense can go no-huddle all game. They have the stamina. The key is sustaining the drive and not going three-and-out. Koetter also said they went three-wide, no huddle to keep Cleveland out of their 3-4.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Mets manager Terry Collins said the team had no sense of when Justin Ruggiano would be able to return from his left shoulder injury, so on Saturday they had infielder T.J. Rivera take fly balls in the outfield to prepare for a potential role there. Collins said the Mets don't expect to see a left-handed starter for another week, which would give Rivera some time to prepare. Rivera has played eight career minor league games in the outfield, all in left field.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

The program for today's Broncos-Rams game features a guy cut three times by the Jaguars before he found a spot on the Broncos practice squad in 2013. Brandon Marshall is now an unquestioned starter in Broncos' defense with back-to-back 100-tackle seasons.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Vin Scully will call one inning of Sunday's game between the Dodgers and Cubs in both the Los Angeles and Chicago markets. The Chicago broadcast will carry Scully's call for the third inning. Said Cubs manager Joe Maddon: "I think it's an absolute treat for the people of Chicago. I'm sure most of them have heard him before, but if you haven't, it will be an absolute treat."