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8hHeather Dinich

Doomsday scenarios: How each conference gets left out of the CFP

A loss by Houston will kill the Group of 5 dreams. But in the Power 5, things are a little more complicated. Take an inside look at the upsets and drama required to create CFP chaos.

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3hTodd McShay

Ranking CFB teams with most 2017 draft talent

Alabama has five players who could end up as first-round picks next year. The Crimson Tide lead Todd McShay's ranking of the teams with the most players whom NFL teams will be watching.

Martavis Bryant beefs with Stephen A. on Twitter (2:40)
Syracuse soccer team puts on other-worldly locker room show (0:35)
ESPN reacts to Tebow's baseball transition (1:48)
The best Kobe death stares (0:53)
5hBrett Okamoto

P4P rankings: McGregor proves a point

With his victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 202, Conor McGregor solidified his place in the ESPN pound-for-pound rankings and confirmed he is an absolute superstar in the sport.

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1hJamison Hensley

Flacco set to play for 1st time since knee injury

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said in a radio interview Tuesday that he will play on Saturday, his first game since he suffered a season-ending knee injury nine months ago.

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Agent: STD suit vs. Encarnacion is 'frivolous'

The agent for Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion said a lawsuit that claims his client gave sexually transmitted diseases to a woman is "completely inappropriate and meritless."

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6hRyan McGee

Power Rankings: Kevin Harvick brings back memories

It had been a long time since Busch beer had visited Victory Lane. Putting the old brand back there was enough to make Ryan McGee nostalgic, and put Harvick atop the Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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30 for 30: Watch Doc & Darryl

The pitcher and the power hitter look back on the glory days of the mid-'80s and the harrowing nights that turned them from surefire Hall of Famers into prisoners of their own addictions.


Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Amari Cooper is stretching, but is in shorts and does not have his helmet.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Amari Cooper is not participating in practice today. No reason given yet.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Cardinals lineup for Tuesday's 8:15 p.m. ET series opener against the Mets at Busch Stadium. Pham, LF Piscotty, RF Carpenter, 2B Moss, 1B Molina, C Peralta, 3B Gyorko, SS Grichuk, CF Garcia, LHP

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Tuesday's 8:15 p.m. ET series opener against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Reyes, 3B Cabrera, SS Cespedes, LF Flores, 1B Bruce, RF TJ Rivera, 2B Ruggiano, CF D'Arnaud, C Niese, LHP

Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

Two days after the close of the 2016 Rio Olympics and one day after announcing via a statement that, "Ralph Lauren's endorsement agreement with Ryan Lochte was specifically in support of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the company will not be renewing his contract," this is the window display of the 5th Avenue Ralph Lauren store in NYC. And yes, the video is drawing a crowd.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Yi Jianlian's one-year Laker deal indeed carries a cap number of $8 million but Yi must earn $6.8 mil through "likely bonuses," sources say


Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos presumably are not surprised by Mark Sanchez this summer. Only JaMarcus Russell and Geno Smith have higher INT rates out 45 qualifying QBs since 2009. Only Rex Grossman, John Skelton and Kerry Collins have worse turnover-to-snaps ratios than Sanchez since Sanchez entered the league (min. 1000 snaps).

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Gsellman reacts to getting promoted to the majors. He initially will work as a reliever.


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Orioles might have to go ace-less. Manager Buck Showlater said that Chris Tillman's bullpen session did not go well and that his shoulder is bothering him. Tillman's last start was pushed back three days due to the sore shoulder, and then when he did pitch, he got rocked by Houston, allowing six runs and walking five in just two innings. Showalter said the team expects to have more clarity tomorrow. Tillman is slated to start Thursday against Nats ace Max Scherzer.

Glenn Price ESPN FC 

Liverpool's players applaud their travelling support after a routine 5-0 win over Burton Albion in the second round of the EFL Cup. Jurgen Klopp's side avoided a potential banana skin with a professional performance.

The best Kobe death stares

Kobe Bryant was feared for many reasons on the court, but being on the receiving end of one of The Black Mamba's legendary death stares ranks above all.


Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles linebacker Stephen Tulloch confirms he had ankle surgery this offseason, called it a "minor scope" to deal with a bone spur. Held up release from Detroit.

ESPN reacts to Tebow’s baseball transition

Ever since Tim Tebow revealed that he is in the midst of a career change, our analysts have been beside themselves with disbelief, excitement and criticism.


Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas LB Malik Jefferson, the Big 12 preseason Defensive Player of the Year, was asked to describe where his game is at entering his sophomore year. The word he chose: wiser. He feels all caught up to the speed and pressures of the college game now. Will he get to pass rush more this year? "We'll see," Jefferson said. "You know we like to blitz."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Charlie Strong said he would only share his decision on the Tyrone Swoopes-Shane Buechele quarterback battle with his Texas players. So did he? "No he hasn't," LB Malik Jefferson said. "I saw (Strong said) that. I have no idea as well."

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer would not confirm ESPN's report that Teddy Bridgewater has a sore shoulder, but said if Bridgewater did have a sore shoulder, it wouldn't make sense to have played him in Seattle.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas' Jerrod Heard moved from QB to WR in practice this month. He's been studying receivers in college and in the pros and says he's going to be an all-purpose "athlete" this season.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Suiteholders at Ohio State this season can get this "Script O" pretzel. The dotted "I" is a stuffed buckeye!


Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

In his return to Vikings practice on Tuesday, Teddy Bridgewater stuck mostly to short passes and throws over the middle. Bridgewater, who sat out last Thursday's game in Seattle with a sore shoulder, hadn't thrown passes on Saturday or Sunday. His longest throw in a team drill was about 15 yards, and it was intercepted by Harrison Smith.


Syracuse soccer team puts on show in locker room

You will not believe the incredible soccer trick pulled off by the Syracuse men's soccer team.


Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington cornerback Josh Norman on Sam Bradford, via ESPN's Kevin Van Valkenburg: "Have you ever once been one of the top 20 quarterbacks in the league? Not that I remember -- and you want more money? I can't wait to play him twice a year." Eagles are at Washington Oct. 16.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said rookie receiver Josh Doctson might play in the preseason finale and, at the very least, the team remains optimistic about his availability for the season opener. Doctson hasn't practiced since May 25 because of Achilles tendonitis.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

When asked about Keenan Lewis, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged a Lewis visit but declined to comment on free agents.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"I was just asking a girl on a date." - Colton Underwood, on being surprised by the national attention he's received by asking Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman out on a date via video. She said yes.