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Brady floats perfect pass for TD (0:37)
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Gary Sanchez is unstoppable (0:35)
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10hBy Sharon Katz

The Heisman Class of 2016

This year's Heisman race features four returning superstars: Christian McCaffrey, Deshaun Watson, Baker Mayfield and Leonard Fournette. Let's see how they compare using advanced stats.

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5hKevin Seifert and John Keim

Gruden vs. Warner: Remembering an Arena Bowl classic

Feast your eyes on this jewel of an ESPN telecast (in SD quality no less) between Jay Gruden and Kurt Warner, and read what they recall of each other, the AFL and that 1996 title game.

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Long snapper has perfect aim, knocking apple off someone's head (0:15)
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Dana White says Diaz/McGregor trilogy doesn't make sense (0:48)
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Spieth sets himself up for eagle (0:23)
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6hMichael Rothstein

$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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Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Griffin III on the loss to the Bucs: "I don't think it's discouraging. I think we did get better in some areas of what we were doing. We'll go back and watch the tape and fix what we did not do well. But it's not discouraging at all. We know what we can do. We just have to go out on game day and do it. Like I said that'll be our focus and I'll lead that charge. I'll make sure I play better so that we can play better as an offense."

Raisman has Ortiz hold her medals
MLB 

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park, but before she did so she needed someone to hold onto the three medals she won in Rio. Here, take these, David Ortiz,

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What top U.S. Olympians earned in bonus money

Darren Rovell explains how Rio's big winners cashed in, even without endorsements. Cha-ching

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

MVP of that last Cal touchdown? RB Vic Enwere, who provided the push that got QB Davis Webb across the goal line. Webb's score extends the Bears' lead to 34-14 going into halftime.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo drove in his 88th run of the season in the fifth inning against the Dodgers on Friday. He's been overshadowed lately by a hot hitting Kris Bryant but remains in the hunt for the NL MVP. He's finished 10th and then fourth the last two years.

Flores busts game open with grand slam
MLB 

It was a one-run game ... until Wilmer Flores stepped up to the plate.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said it's not time to panic. He also said: "We're not that good. We will get better."

Hansen catches his second TD of the game
NCAAF 

Cal's Davis Webb throws his second touchdown pass to Chad Hensen, extending Cal's lead over Hawaii before halftime. (Live on ESPN, WatchESPN)

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NCAAF 

Big Ben hits Brown in stride for 57-yard TD
NFL 

Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown doing what they do best.

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NFL 

Flippin' awesome

File this one under: things you don't usually see on a football field.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

So far, Cal QB Davis Webb looks to be a little bit off with his receivers. He still has 100 yards and one touchdown on 12-of-20 passing, but there just doesn't seem to be a ton of flow there. Should be interesting to see how this offense grows.

Are UCL changes good for soccer?
Soccer 

The ESPN FC crew discuss the new changes made to the UEFA Champions League format that will go into effect in 2018.

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Gordon reminds us all he’s really good
NFL 

In his first game action since 2014, Browns WR Josh Gordon hauled in two passes for 87 yards and a touchdown.

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LeGarrette Blount hurdles like he’s in Rio
NFL 

Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount takes the run and hurdles over Panthers safety Tre Boston en route to a 17-yard gain in the second quarter. Impressive.

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NFL 

Nats fan introduces belly of distraction
MLB 

Well here's one way to try to throw opposing pitchers off.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said "lower those passes, catch the ball and we're right where we want to be."

Hawaii RB takes off for 53-yard TD
NCAAF 

Hawaii running back Diocemy Saint Juste cut up the Cal defense three times on his way to the end zone. (Live on ESPN, WatchESPN)

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NCAAF 

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper on Nats rookie sensation Trea Turner: "That's somebody that's super special. I was thinking tonight, imagine if he was up in May, June, and July, or before that. We might have already ran away with this thing. Having him at the top of the lineup, there's nobody like him."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick gets a first down on 12-yard completion to WR DeAndrew White but that's all for Niners offense on his first drive. Kaepernick goes 2-of-5 for 14 yards on his first series of the preseason.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick enters the game for Blaine Gabbert to open the second quarter. Gabbert handled first two series, leading the Niners to a touchdown on their second possession. This is Kaepernick's first appearance of the preseason and he does so with starting offense around him.

Hansen makes leaping catch in end zone for TD
NCAAF 

Just like they drew it up, Cal QB Davis Webb finds WR Chad Hansen on this 17-yard TD pass. (Live on ESPN, WatchESPN)

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NCAAF 

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Through one quarter and one play, Aaron Rodgers is 6-of-9 60 yards and one touchdown, a 6-yard swing pass to Randall Cobb. Rodgers played two series, and that might be it.

Hawaii strikes back with 39-yard TD
NCAAF 

WR Marcus Kemp makes a routine catch, makes a defender miss and makes the Cal defense pay. (Live on ESPN/WatchESPN)

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NCAAF 

Jessica Shobar ESPN Producer 

College football season is underway in Sydney, Australia at ANZ stadium!

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawaii is a pretty experienced group. The Rainbow Warriors return 17 starters (nine on offense, eight on defense), which is the fifth-most nationally. Alternatively, Cal returns just 10 starters (four on offense, six on defense).