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13hRyan McGee

Flipping the field: Predicting college football's late-season headlines

Anyone can tell you what they think is going to happen. Thankfully, we found some November and December headlines to tell you what will happen in the playoff, Heisman race and coaching hot seat.

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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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Follow live: Kerber begins US Open quest on Day 1

Can Aussie Open champ Angelique Kerber bookend her season with Grand Slam titles? The world No. 2 takes her shot at a US Open crown in the second match at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Rafael Nadal will be in action later. Watch Day 1 all day on ESPN app/WatchESPN. Coverage begins on ESPN at 1 p.m. ET.

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Rudolph snags dart from Bridgewater (0:21)
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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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A.J. Green limps off field with knee injury (0:20)
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Deshaun Watson's Heisman highlight reel (1:01)
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Premier League's top goals of the weekend (2:44)
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Saban invites Tebow, Marty Smith to jump in a lake (0:19)
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13hBrian Campbell

Mr. Fuji passes away at 82

Brian Campbell looks back at the life and wrestling career of WWE Hall of Famer Harry "Mr. Fuji" Fujiwara, who passed away at 82.

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Monday NFL preview for all 32 teams

NFL Nation assesses what to watch across the league on Monday, including the Cowboys' plan at quarterback as they try to get rookie fourth-round pick Dak Prescott up to speed.

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1dJeff Legwold

Kubiak 'impressed' by Siemian as Sanchez sits

Quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch both saw action for the Broncos in Saturday's preseason win, while Mark Sanchez did not play. Coach Gary Kubiak expects to name a starter this week.

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Stephen A.: ‘Romo should retire’
NFL 

Stephen A. Smith believes Cowboys QB Tony Romo's inability to stay healthy should be a sign that it is time to step away from football.

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David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Deshaun Watson isn't hiding the fact that he's eying the NFL after this season, but he says he's fully focused on winning a national title this year. "If I have a chance to leave, I'll leave," Watson said of the NFL. "But I'm focused on being the best college football player I can right now."

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Belichick: 'Just didn't work out' with Knighton
NFL 

Bill Belichick explains the Patriots' decision to cut defensive lineman Terrance Knighton.

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Jesse Ertz will start at quarterback for Kansas State against Stanford Friday. "In all reality," Snyder said, "he's been more consistent than the other two." Ertz, injured on the first play from scrimmage last season, beat out Joe Hubener and Alex Delton.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions are releasing veteran OL Geoff Schwartz. Schwartz tweeted about his departure this morning, something first reported by the Detroit Free Press. Schwartz was signed before the draft and then the Lions drafted two interior linemen.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Snyder says that Jesse Ertz will start at QB for K-State on Friday at Stanford. Ertz won the job last year before suffering a season-ending injury in the opener.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens RB Buck Allen and C Jeremy Zuttah are new absences at Monday's practice. TE Dennis Pitta, TE Maxx Williams, NT Brandon Williams, G John Urschel, S Lardarius Webb, S Kendrick Lewis, CB Jerraud Powers and LB Za'Darius Smith all remain out.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Speedway Motorsports – owner of tracks at Charlotte, Bristol, Atlanta, New Hampshire, Las Vegas, Texas, Kentucky and Sonoma – will have a 12-and-under ticket for $10 in select sections for each of its Sprint Cup races next year. Many had some sort of kids pricing before, but this is a first as far as across-the-board for the company.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy sees no issue with the prospect of playing as many as five running backs in the opener Saturday, including returning nine-game starter Chris Carson, transfer Barry J. Sanders and true freshman Justice Hill. "If somebody gets hot, they'll stay in," Gundy said. "We're just not sure who that could be at this time."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Bradley on Boston's offseason moves: "I'm excited. I feel like they added some great pieces. Al Horford is a very good player, a great team player. I was actually with Jeff Teague this summer in Vegas at an Adidas event and he was telling me how he's really going to help our team out a lot. He's a great locker room guy, a great player. I'm excited to have a chance to play with him, learn things from him. To add him to this culture, I'm excited about it."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

After a crazy offseason of awards and attention, Deshaun Watson is finally talking about Kickoff Weekend and Clemson's game vs Auburn. "It's a big time matchup on prime time," Watson said. "It's going to be loud and we're just going to enjoy it."

Cook could make statement for Heisman against Ole Miss
NCAAF 

Danny Kanell breaks down what RB Dalvin Cook's workload could be for Florida State and explains how a big game against Ole Miss boosts Cook's Heisman chances.

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Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

Taylor Townsend-Caroline Wozniacki on the new grandstand. Sometimes it's hard to remember, with her fall in the rankings (the former no. 1 is now 51st) Woz is still just 25 years old...

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says he is still "waiting for someone to pop out" in battle for Bills' fifth (and probably final) receiver spot. Walter Powell, Jarrett Boykin, Greg Little, Dezmin Lewis are the candidates.

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Sooners have most to lose in opening weekend
NCAAF 

Danny Kanell explains why Oklahoma has the most to lose when they face Houston in the opening weekend of college football.

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Smith: 'Kaepernick has every right not to stand'
NFL 

Stephen A. Smith is fine with Colin Kaepernick not standing during the national anthem because soldiers fight for our freedom, allowing Kaepernick to exercise his own beliefs.

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Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State has announced a season-long suspension for touted redshirt freshman wide receiver Torrance Gibson due to a violation of the school's student code of conduct. Gibson was a coveted recruit at quarterback, but since transitioning to wideout, he has yet to make an impact for the Buckeyes -- and his career is now on hold.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Villanueva: "I don't know if the most effective way is to sit down during the National Anthem with a country that's providing you freedom, providing you with $16 million a year...when there are black minorities that are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan for less than $20,000 a year."

Social issues hitting home for NFL players
NFL 

In light of 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's protest, Jarrett Bell says these social issues really hit home for NFL players and Kaepernick is forcing people to discuss the issues.

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Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlie Strong added he won't be naming a QB starter before the Notre Dame game.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Wheaties honors Michael Phelps with its first lifetime achievement box

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's never about me," says Texas coach Charlie Strong in response to the second question of the year on the Big 12 teleconference -- about his job security. Looks like there will be no pleasantries here at the outset of Strong's third season in Austin.

Golic on NFL cut week: ‘A lot of dreams end here’
NFL 

Mike Golic recounts the emotions players go through as NFL teams make tough decisions on who to keep to narrow down to a 53-man roster by Saturday.

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How Watson turned his Georgia hometown orange
NCAAF 

The theme in Gainesville, Ga., is red and black, but the city's loyalty changed when hometown hero Deshaun Watson decided to go to Clemson. Dedicated fans

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

The three coaches nationally with the most wins at their current schools all reside in the Big 12 -- Kansas State's Bill Snyder (193 wins), Bob Stoops of Oklahoma (179) and TCU's Gary Patterson (143).