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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.

Stephen A.: Kaepernick has every right not to stand (1:53)
Bomani Jones: Kaepernick's 'statement in his words, not actions' (2:12)
College football's most incredible interceptions (1:17)
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Follow live: Major return for Rafael Nadal

Two-time US Open champion Rafael Nadal, who missed two and a half months this summer because of a left wrist injury, opens play against Denis Istomin. First-round coverage live on ESPN; watch Day 1 all day on ESPN app/WatchESPN.

Wait till you see this high schooler's one-handed catch (0:15)
Deshaun Watson's Heisman highlight reel (1:01)
Rudolph snags dart from Bridgewater (0:21)
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.

Premier League's top goals of the weekend (2:44)
15hBrian 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.


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.

SC Featured: A 9/11 hero's lasting impact on rugby (15:18)


Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenneth Acker, a backup cornerback acquired by the Chiefs over the weekend in a trade with the 49ers, said he was unaware of the national anthem controversy involving Colin Kaepernick. "What did he do? What happened?" Acker said. Acker played in the game in question, on Friday night against the Packers. "His legs hurt maybe or something," Acker said when told Kaepernick sat down during the anthem. "I was actually (facing) the flag and had my hand over (his heart) and I was looking up. I didn't know."


Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

In the morning scotch foursomes the U.S. Caddies defeated the International Caddies 9 1/2 to 1 1/2. The afternoon singles matches are now underway!


Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

For those counting out Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo now that he is dealing with a compression fracture in his back, Jason Witten offers up some caution: "He's had a great offseason, he's built on a lot of those things. He had his best season after the back injury '13 going into '14. People are going to bet against him, that's fine, and I don't think that's unfair to do so. But if you know what he's about, which everybody in this building does, he's going to be back sooner than probably expected and he'll play better than anybody thought he would because I know that's what he's about. He's going to prepare himself. This is a minor setback for him, and he's done it his entire life and that gives us all a lot of confidence."

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins WR Kenny Stills is leaving practice after getting injured.

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

With all the changes to the grounds at the US Open, Arthur Ashe Stadium, the largest tennis arena in the world, remains the most astonishing site. In just moments, Rafael Nadal will begin his campaign inside this stadium.


Prescott not feeling pressure filling in for Romo

Todd Archer explains why Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is not feeling pressure for filling in for Tony Romo and how the offense will help Prescott's transition.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Jennings shared his thoughts about the value of winning an NBA title - and performing on the league's biggest stage - in building a player's legacy when he tweeted that he'd sign up for Robert Horry's career over Reggie Miller's. "A lot of people don't think winning is important," Jennings tweeted over the weekend. This may be in reference to DeAndre Jordan saying an Olympic gold medal is "above" an NBA title." Jennings certainly brings up an interesting point in a debate that will likely continue for years to come. On the Knicks, Jennings added, "Winning a ring in NYC will be the biggest thing since the Lakers won in 00. But bigger!" New York last won a title in 1973.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Peyton Manning made $882,353 per game last year. Trevor Siemian will make $525,000 on the year.


Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Saban says quarterbacks Cooper Bateman and Blake Barnett will have a chance to play against USC.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Saban on USC: Very, very good offensive team. Juju Smith-Schuster is as good of a wide receiver as we are going to play all year.

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

On Day 1, even two-time Grand Slam champs still ranked in the top 10 are relegated to the outer courts. Here's Petra Kvitova on Court 12.


Osweiler's success no surprise to Texans teammates

Brock Osweiler put on a show against the Cardinals and the QB's teammates are not the least bit surprised. Seasoned pro

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Prescott is ready for prime time

It is earlier than expected, but QB Dak Prescott is ready to showcase the talent that made the Cowboys consider him the future.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh wants to see WR Breshad Perriman to play in the preseason finale Thursday. "If the doctors clear him, he'll be out there," Harbaugh said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Not quite sure where Cam Newton came up with this style statement that appears to be cutoff football pants over a pair of baggy sweatpants. Haven't seen it in the Made Cam Newton Belk line.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's how serious Eric Berry was about staying in shape for his eventual return to the Chiefs. During his absence from training camp, Berry worked out during the same hours that the Chiefs were practicing. "I tried to tailor things toward the way practice is structured and the way the game is structured," Berry said.

Kaepernick's protest reminiscent of Ali

Domonique Foxworth and Jemele Hill believe that 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's protest reminds them of how Muhammad Ali took a stand on social issues.


Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Smart says the quarterback situation should sort itself out over the next couple of days. Right now Jacob Eason and Greyson Lambert are taking the most reps. They've out-performed Brice Ramsey of late but Ramsey has done well. Smart adds that he isn't concerned with possibly starting Eason as a true freshman. "I have no reservations about a guy's age. If he's old enough to play, he's old enough to start."

Broncos thinking long-term with Siemian

Max Kellerman likes the Broncos for having the foresight to consider their future by making Trevor Siemian the starting QB, even though Kellerman does not like Denver's prospects for this season.


Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

New Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente announced another classy gesture in continuing Frank Beamer's legacy at the school. Each week, a special teams player will wear Beamer's No. 25 as a tribute to the groundbreaking work he did with that unit during his Virginia Tech career. "When opposing coaches and fans hear the term Hokies, the first thing that pops into many of their minds is blocked punts and big plays in the kicking game," Fuente said. "Coach Beamer revolutionized the college game by putting such a priority on special teams. With his blessing, we'll honor a player every week and pay homage to the tradition of excellence at Virginia Tech."

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Georgia coach Kirby Smart says that Nick Chubb has been cleared to play (knee) against UNC. He added that Chubb won't necessarily be on a "pitch count" this weekend with his carries. Backup Sony Michel (fractured forearm) has been practicing, but "He hasn't been cleared to tackle live." Smart added that Michel's situation is being monitored "day-to-day."