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Source: Romo has fracture, may sit 6-10 weeks

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has a compression fracture in his back and could miss 6-10 weeks, sources confirmed to ESPN.

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Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET, and America's star Rubens Sambueza will be playing after his red card from last week was rescinded.

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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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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears backup quarterback Brian Hoyer left the game in the fourth quarter following a big hit after he delivered the football. Hoyer tried to wave off the medical staff, but they eventually took the veteran QB back to the sidelines.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills tight end Chris Gragg is out for the season, he announced Saturday afternoon on Instagram. Gragg suffered a left knee injury in last night's preseason loss to the Redskins. The fourth-year tight end wasn't a major contributor but had a strong chance for a 53-man roster spot. Buffalo could turn to Blake Annen or Nick O'Leary in his place.

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

The NFL fans that will pay the most this year to see their teams are the Cowboys and 49ers. Think about that.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

From 2012-15, Dez Bryant averaged .239 fantasy points per snap when Tony Romo was his quarterback, compared to .144 when Romo was on the sidelines. For a player who usually plays 50-55 snaps per game, that's roughly a five fantasy point difference per contest.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has suffered a compression fracture of his L1 vertebrae, according to a source. While Jason Garrett wouldn't put a timeline on Romo's return, he is looking at 6-10 weeks to recover.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Very dark sky here at Comerica Park. Tarp is on the field. Thunder and lightning in area

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler in the house at the Cubs/Dodgers game.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

I've been on record already this summer about the NFC East race: the Washington Redskins are the most complete team in the division. Today's news on Cowboys QB Tony Romo only reinforced that position. Redskins will repeat as division champs.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

In 2014, Tony Romo played with broken bone in back. Broken bones generally 6 weeks. Cowboys say no timetable other than not season ending.

MRI reveals broken bone in Romo's back
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Images reveal Tony Romo has a broken bone in his back. Romo's status for Week 1 is uncertain. What happened?

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Romo suffered broken bone in back
NFL 

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said that Tony Romo has broken a bone in his back, but did not rule Romo out for season opener.

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Tony Romo broke his bone in his back but did not rule the quarterback out of the season opener against the New York Giants. Romo hurt his back in the third play of Thursday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams cut to 75 players on Tuesday and 53 players on Saturday. Some on-the-bubble guys who can go a long way in securing a roster spot with a strong performance tonight, IMO: RB Aaron Green, WRs Duke Williams and Mike Thomas, TE Temarrick Hemingway, OL Isaiah Battle, DL Ian Seau, LB Josh Forrest.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Finally a touchdown for the Chiefs in the red zone, but it wasn't easy. They had to survive an Anthony Sherman fumble, a pass that Jeremy Maclin bobbled but caught and then a video review of the TD, a 1-yard run by Spencer Ware. Chiefs lead the Bears 13-0 late in the first half.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas QB commit Sam Ehlinger, an ESPN 300 recruit, accounted for 314 total yards and 2 TDs on Friday night to lead Austin Westlake to a 32-29 upset of No. 1 ranked Katy in their season opener.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears starting CB Tracy Porter is down on the ground after it looked like he took a knee to the head from teammate Harold Jones-Quartey.