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3hMina Kimes

Denver's brightest star is obsessed with time travel, 'Game of Thrones' and being himself

Von Miller is carrying the Broncos. Can he handle the load?

2hMike Reiss

Brady aiming to 'stay sharp' during suspension

Tom Brady declined to reveal how he plans to stay sharp while serving a four-game suspension to open the season while acknowledging that he expects it to be challenging to be away from football.

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11mEric Williams

Chargers waive QB Mettenberger among cuts

Quarterback Zach Mettenberger was waived by the Chargers as part of the team's efforts to get down to 75 players by Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline.

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Follow live: Wawrinka vies for first-round win

Stan Wawrinka is hoping to follow in Simona Halep's footsteps and claim a first-round win at the US Open. Later, the Williams sisters will be in action (live on ESPN and the ESPN App/WatchESPN).

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3hJerry Crasnick

How Tim Tebow's MLB plan came into focus

Tim Tebow's day in front of the scouts has arrived. How did we get here, and what chance does he have of making the leap to baseball? Well, that depends on who you ask.

Tebow knows... just about everything (0:36)
Stephen A. on the Cowboys: 'They puff more than they pass' (1:23)
Verrett: I believe in the promise of America (1:02)
Minor leaguer makes ridiculous barehanded catch (0:24)
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Biggest strength, weakness for all 32 NFL teams

Any team that has A.J. Green has potency in its passing attack, but Cincinnati's biggest flaw is the roster depth behind Green. NFL Nation narrows down each team's area of strength and weakness.

Kaepernick's protest reminiscent of Ali (2:18)
Bosa knew deal would get done (0:36)
23hRivers McCown

Why Bosa's holdout won't affect his play

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

The most incredible Hail Mary's in college football (1:20)
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5hKeith Law

Why September call-ups are no longer a big deal

Let's face it: The quality of September call-ups these days just isn't what it used to be. Keith Law explains why -- and how -- times have changed.

Is Westbrook the next in the Kobe/MJ lineage? (1:39)
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2hBrian Campbell

Raw recap: A big win for Kevin Owens, WWE

Kevin Owens' victory in the Fatal 4-way Universal Championship match on Raw represents a strong, surprising and welcome move by WWE.

Fan goes all out and flips over barrier attempting catch (0:27)


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins HC Adam Gase said he thinks the TEs will increase their involvement in the passing game as the offense grows.


Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford head coach David Shaw said the expectations on running back Christian McCaffrey have never been higher: "It's not that he doesn't notice them, it's that he doesn't care ... I love how steady he is, regardless of what the outside world tries to put on his shoulders because he only carries his own expectations."

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

And here's the Tebow workout schedule. David Aardsma and Chad Smith will be throwing to him.


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said he believes Calvin Johnson has some smooth moves -- that he saw at Johnson's wedding this summer. Caldwell, though, wouldn't comment on his own dance moves.

Most incredible 'Hail Mary' plays in college football

Take a look back at some of the most remarkable and improbable Hail Mary passes in college football history.


Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's the Tim Tebow media bio sheet being distributed by his agents at CAA. He's listed at 6-3, 255 pounds with 7.3% body fat. Not many baseball players that size.


Lochte: Rio incident blown out of proportion

Ryan Lochte thinks his incident during the Rio Olympics has been overblown and he just wants everyone to move on.


Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked how QB Colin Kaepernick is handling the extra attention he's received this week, 49ers coach Chip Kelly said "when he's here, he's all about ball and he's been great with that."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Chip Kelly says he would like to make a decision on starting QB after Thursday night's preseason finale in San Diego. Announcement could come as soon as Friday. Blaine Gabbert still considered favorite to win the job though Kelly won't tip his hand on that yet.

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gus Malzahn knows all about Clemson QB Deshaun Watson. He recruited Watson to Auburn once upon a time. "His strength is when things break down and when they choose to run him. He's an excellent runner. He's got a very good first step, similar to Nick Marshall."

Steve Spurrier never has a dull moment

Former South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier had an innate habit of being entertaining in all facets of his life while coaching the Gamecocks.


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden Tate on whether he would do Dancing With the Stars: "We'll see how my body feels and even if they want me to be on it. Maybe." Tate said he has really "stiff hips" and he would have to stretch a lot more before he would be on it. "But maybe," Tate said.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Rex Ryan believes that all coaches are in favor of eliminating the 75-man cutdown, which comes today at 4 p.m. and prevents some players on the roster bubble from competing in the fourth preseason game. The Redskins have proposed such a change to the NFL's bylaws for at least the past three league meetings, but it has not been passed.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Raven WR Breshad Perriman said he's done everything to be cleared for his NFL debut Thursday night. "I'm ready to go," Perriman said. He did say it was still the coach's decision.

Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

Still on the Grandstand at the US Open, fourth set after Nishikori took the first two sets easily, but dropped the third. Two years ago, Nishikori lost in the final to Marin Cilic, and for all his gifts, one big question holds: can a player under 6'0" actually win a Grand Slam in the age of the Giants?


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Good news for the Dolphins: WR Kenny Stills is going through the team's walkthrough today. Stills didn't finish practice on Monday.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have acquired LB Lerentee McCray from the Green Bay Packers for a draft selection, source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

At the US Open, on the new Grandstand. We know Aaron Rodgers and JJ Watt in America, but in Japan, world no. 7 Kei Nishikori is a rock star. Huge Asian following here, fans resting on every point. He's up 6-1, 3-1 on Germany's Benjamin Becker


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) still not on the practice field today as expected. Not supposed to be back until Wednesday or Monday. DE Adrian Clayborn (shoulder) and RB Brandon Wilds (knee) still held out although Wilds did work on side. No sign of Devin Fuller (shoulder).

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says the four players who were arrested Aug. 19 that are still on the team -- Te'Von Coney, Kevin Stepherson, Dexter Williams, Ashton White -- will be ready to play for the opener at Texas, but the decision on whether they can play rests in the school's hands. Kelly also said he doesn't know which QB will take the first snap Sunday, but that isn't a concern.

Jane McManus Reporter & Columnist, espnW.com 

Cue the stringers! The US Open has a workshop of racket stringers who make sure players have their equipment ready before each match or practice. Little known fact, this room used to be the tournament day care center.


Meyer on Tebow: ‘My gut feeling he gets on a roster’

Urban Meyer talks about Tim Tebow's pursuit of his baseball dream and how he believes Tebow will find his way onto a major league roster.


Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State released its depth chart moments ago. Not too many surprises, but the OL lineup (from left to right) includes Mahon, Bates, Gaia, Dowrey, Nelson.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Does the potential for playing in tropical storm weather create any doubt in the mind of Bucs WR Evan Spencer, who just started practicing again following a knee injury? "Not really," he said. "Shoot, playing in Ohio, you have to get used to all kinds of fields."

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

We're still a few hours away from Serena Williams' 2016 US Open debut, but she's already the talk of the town. If you're expecting an upset, keep in mind she is 63-1 in opening round matches at Grand Slams, the second-best record by any woman in the Open Era (min. 25 matches) behind Chris Evert, who was 56-0 in the opening round of majors in her career. Serena's only opening round loss at a Grand Slam came at the 2012 French Open against Virginie Razzano.