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45mMark Schlabach

Schlabach's crystal ball: Here's how the 2016 CFB season will play out

A new Big Ten champion. Two playoff teams from the same conference (and not the SEC). Mark Schlabach offers his predictions for each Power 5 conference as well as some bold predictions for 2016.

Verrett: I believe in the promise of America (1:02)
Stephen A. on the Cowboys: 'They puff more than they pass' (1:23)
1hJerry 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)
Minor leaguer makes ridiculous barehanded catch (0:24)
Bosa knew deal would get done (0:36)
11hRivers 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.

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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)

Tuesday NFL preview for all 32 teams

NFL Nation assesses what to watch across the league on Tuesday, including rookie first-round pick Joey Bosa saying he's "ready to play" whenever the Chargers decide to put him on the field.

The most incredible Hail Mary's in college football (1:20)
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1dLeo Howell

Fantasy football mock draft: 10-team PPR

Our final mock draft of the 2016 preseason, a 10-team PPR mock, featured Dez Bryant being selected just outside the first round. How does Tony Romo's injury impact his value?


Jane McManus Reporter & Columnist, espnW.com 

A perfect day for tennis at the US Open.


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins have cut linebacker Perry Riley and defensive end Stephen Paea, a source said. Riley was in danger because he didn't play special teams and had a cap number of $5 million. Paea was made expendable with the arrival of Cullen Jenkins.


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers GM Ted Thompson on why he's conservative when it comes to trades: "I'd rather work with the guys we have to make them better … But we have made trades and we have had conversations about making trades and we may make one in the next few days."

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

TimTebow workout schedule today: 11 am: 60 yd 11:20 am: throws to bases from right field 11:30: fungos to him in center field Noon: batting practice 12:20: live at bats off pitchers 1 pm: media interviews


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers have released punter Mike Scifres, defensive end Rakim Cox, safety Trenton Robinson and wide receiver LaRon Byrd. They have place Leonard Johnson on PUP/NFL. The roster is at 74.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins rookie RB Kenyan Drake said he hasn't been told how much he will play in Thursday's preseason finale. But he's not thinking about that and will be ready.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady says "we'll see" when asked how he will stay sharp during a four-game suspension. He said he doesn't plan to share what he will do over that time.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins rookie OL Laremy Tunsil says he's playing in Thursday's preseason finale against the Titans.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony is still pretty popular among the younger generation. Anthony ranked tied for second in a rookie survey from NBA.com that posed the following question: "Who is your favorite player in the league?" Anthony, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook all received 9.4 percent of the vote. Kevin Durant (29.7 percent) was the runaway winner. Stephen Curry surprisingly finished outside of the Top 10.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

The last few days, Texas A&M transfer Kyler Murray has been playing the role of Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. for the Oklahoma scout team. "Kyler's done a great job," OU coach Bob Stoops said. "Running around, making plays, (we've been) getting to see that special explosiveness he has." Murray was the nation's No. 1 dual-threat QB recruit for the class of 2015.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Dantonio kicks off game week by saying, "Make no mistake about it, we are the reigning Big Ten champions and we need to defend that."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan will not inform players who are being cut today as part of 75-man cutdown until after practice. "For no better term, we're gonna use this -- we can practice today -- I guess we'll use guys as cannon fodder, if you will," he said. "But that's not really the case. I mean, it is the case, but it's also, if there is an injury or something like that, then you have your whole roster to choose from. But obviously we have a plan in place for letting guys go."

Stephen A. to KD: 'Westbrook’s commercial is a slap in the face!'

Stephen A. Smith thinks Russell Westbrook's not-so-subtle Jordan commercial was a direct slap in the face to Kevin Durant.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short is not at practice again. Coach Ron Rivera said on Monday that Short was "sore" from Friday's preseason game against New England. If Short doesn't practice today it will be three straight he has missed. The first two Carolina was installing the game plan for the Sept.8 opener at Denver.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Sounds like Packers receiver Jeff Janis will practice with the club cast again today. "We want to gather information on him playing with it," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "Just give Jeff a chance to compete and there's still some things he can do."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Panthers punter Andy Lee continues to wear No. 8 as a tribute to his late daughter, Madeline. Lee made the switch from his traditional No.4 to 8 last year after being traded from San Francisco to Cleveland. He did it to honor the memory of Madeline, who lived only eight days in January before dying of complications after her birth. He chose 8 at Carolina after the Panthers acquired him in a trade on Monday.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins DT Earl Mitchell said he's making progress from his calf injury and would be surprised if he isn't ready for Week 1 of the regular season.

Tebow has to show scouts a lot

Tim Kurkjian outlines what Tim Tebow has to do in his workout in order for a team to sign him.


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.

Siemian: Panthers rematch will be ‘tremendous challenge’

QB Trevor Siemian describes the Broncos' upcoming Super Bowl rematch against the Panthers and MVP Cam Newton to be a tremendous challenge.


How Tim Tebow's MLB plan came into focus

Tim Tebow's day in front of MLB scouts has arrived, but what chance does Tebow have of actually making the baseball leap? Mixed reviews

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have placed Corey Fuller and Brandon Pettigrew on PUP reserve to start the season and have waived CB Brandon McGee to get down to 75 players.

Jeff Carlisle Soccer 

There are 24 players in USMNT camp right now. Only guys not here are Michael Bradley and Michael Orozco who are both suspended for St. Vincent WC qualifier.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

How much time will Tony Romo miss with a compression fracture in his back? Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones to 105.3 The Fan in Dallas: "I don't know and don't know that anybody does," Jones said. "But it's quite a range there, four to six, six to eight, eight to (10)." Yet coach Jason Garrett has yet to even rule Romo out of the season opener against the New York Giants.

Steve Spurrier on life after football

Steve Spurrier stops by SportsCenter to talk about his life after retiring from coaching and what he misses the most.