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Follow live: Nadal cruises to victory

Two-time US Open champion Rafael Nadal defeated Denis Istomin in straight sets to advance. First-round coverage continues live on ESPN/Watch ESPN/ESPN app.

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Kaepernick's protest reminiscent of Ali (2:18)
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Why Bosa's holdout won't affect his play

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

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The Dak Prescott Experience: Can Dallas still compete?

Does Dak Prescott's big preseason mean anything? Is this Tony Romo's last year? Are the Cowboys still favorites in the NFC East? You have questions, Bill Barnwell has answers -- and predictions.

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Wait till you see this high schooler's one-handed catch (0:15)
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Monfils goes for ridiculous shot, destroys clock (0:20)
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College football's most incredible interceptions (1:17)
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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.

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Stephen A.: Kaepernick has every right not to stand (1:53)
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Bomani Jones: Kaepernick's 'statement in his words, not actions' (2:12)
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SC Featured: A 9/11 hero's lasting impact on rugby (15:18)

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Todd Bowles said he may play three QBs on Thursday -- Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg and perhaps Geno Smith.

NFL 

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Siemian said being named the starter "hasn't changed my mindset." He had reached out to Jake Plummer during June to talk about Gary Kubiak's offense.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was asked about the Colin Kaepernick situation from this weekend, his reaction. He said he understood that the QB was trying to bring light to an issue he cared about, but wasn't sure he'd opt for the same format. Said if it were one of his players, he wouldn't have a problem about that but would prefer a heads-up beforehand.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The expectation is Robert Gsellman will move to the bullpen once he recovers from Sunday's start. Assuming Steven Matz starts without difficulty on Thursday, it would seem Seth Lugo would remain in the rotation to join Matz, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Bartolo Colon.

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Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Trevor Siemian on his teammates -- "they've been awesome" -- and called Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch friends and said "we made each other better."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said the presumption was all three banged up position players would be ready on Monday, so that's why the Mets were comfortable demoting T.J. Rivera. Collins only learned about 10 minutes ago that Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker would not be ready.

Kaepernick: Sitting to take a stand
NFL 

Domonique Foxworth and ESPN contributor Will Cain join Bob Ley to discuss the topic of personal protest.

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Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Mularkey said Kendall Wright re-strained hamstring today. Unlikely to make first appearance of preseason Thursday in Miami

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacob deGrom will return to the rotation on Friday with four extra days of rest. Noah Syndergaard will pitch after deGrom, on Saturday against the Nationals.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes returns to the lineup on Monday, but Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) and Neil Walker (back) remain sidelined.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

"His baptism was outstanding." – Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on rookie DT Robert Nkemdiche's NFL debut Sunday night in Houston. Arians thought Nkemdiche looked physical, fast and overall "very good." He was impressed a couple plays Nkemdiche made near the goal line.

Chicago violence a disease of hopelessness
NBA 

In the wake of Dwyane Wade's cousin -- Nykea Aldridge -- recently being shot and killed in Chicago, Scoop Jackson weighs in on the epidemic of violence in the city.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Two points away from an upset win against John Isner, Frances Tiafo committed a couple of costly mistakes late in the third-set tiebreaker. But the 18-year-old still leads 2 sets to 1.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Julio Jones (ankle) will return to the practice field either Wednesday or Monday in preparation for Tampa Bay in the opener.

A visual look at Romo’s L1 compression fracture
NFL 

Stephania Bell explains the damage QB Tony Romo suffered to his back during the Cowboys' preseason game against the Seahawks.

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Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Kubiak said Paxton Lynch is expected to play the whole game Thursday night in Arizona because " he needs every rep."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Marlins lineup for Monday's 7:10 p.m. ET opener against the Mets at Citi Field:

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

On Trevor Siemian Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said "he's earned the right" to be the starter and said "I believe in this team."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien also said right tackle Derek Newton (hamstring) could return to the practice field this week, and there is "a good chance" he could play in the first game. "I think Derek Newton's doing better," O'Brien said. "I think he's made a lot of progress. I think he'll be able to move around this week. Whether we play him against Dallas, that's to be determined. But I do think he can do some things out on the practice field this week."

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Richard Sherman on Colin Kaepernick: "There is some depth and some truth into what he was doing. I think he could have picked a better platform and a better way to do it. But every day, they say athletes are so robotic and do everything by the book. And then when somebody takes a stand like that, he gets his head chopped off."

David Ching ESPN Staff Writer 

LSU's Leonard Fournette and Jamal Adams have been talking about winning a championship since playing together at the Under Armour All-America Game in 2014. Entering their junior -- and probably final, since both players are projected first-round picks if they enter the 2017 NFL draft -- college season, they lead what should be the best Tigers team since 2011. Fournette, by the way, says his sprained ankle has fully recovered and he's good to go for Saturday's game against Wisconsin after taking it easy in his return to practice last week.

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Bosa needs to get in football shape in a hurry

Tom Waddle and Jerome Bettis believe there is some injury concern with Joey Bosa because of how quickly Bosa will need to get in football game shape before the season starts.

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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas did not release a depth chart and did not name a starting quarterback today. Charlie Strong says he's trying to give Notre Dame as little info as possible. We'll see if that extra secrecy pays off on Sunday night.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter: "I think it's safe to say that we'll probably keep three quarterbacks...we put a lot of time into Ryan Griffin and I think he's proven that he's capable of being a backup in this league. And it's not a big secret that Mike Glennon is going into the last year of his contract."