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2hRyan McGee

Why 2016 will be a year of change in college football

In ESPN The Magazine's NFL Preview Issue, Ryan McGee takes a look at the new uniforms, new rules, new coaches and new faces that will dominate college football this fall.

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4hBy Sharon Katz

The Heisman Class of 2016

This year's Heisman race features four returning superstars: Christian McCaffrey, Deshaun Watson, Baker Mayfield and Leonard Fournette. Let's see how they compare using advanced stats.

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Kipnis prefers to keep his distance from Odor (0:17)
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Spieth sets himself up for eagle (0:23)
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Reliving Serena's devastating 2015 US Open loss (4:04)
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That time Gruden and Warner dueled in Arena Bowl X (1:25)
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Sheep ... or goat? disrupts minor league game (1:02)
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Carmelo goes shopping in custom robe (0:19)
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22hMatthew Berry

Breakouts, sleepers and best team names

Matthew Berry offers key fantasy football stats, facts and draft advice in 10 mostly short lists of 10, including top fantasy football team names submitted by fans.

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34mArash Markazi

Daigo and JWong: the legacy of Street Fighter's Moment 37

Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong are two of the most accomplished fighting game players alive. Together, they created Moment 37, a highlight from Evo 2004 that bonded them and inspired many.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn said Julio Jones, Adrian Clayborn, and Justin Hardy probably will be limited coming off injuries

Fantasy football breakout stars 2016
NFL 

Mike Clay gives his 2016 versions of the big 2015 fantasy football studs. Top picks

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NFL 

Thomas is against describing athletes as ‘beasts’
NBA 

Isiah Thomas explains how describing athletes as “beasts” and “animals” is dehumanizing and used to be a fireable offense, but is now considered a compliment.

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NBA 

Should Ole Miss be concerned about NCAA investigation?
NCAAF 

Paul Finebaum explains why the NCAA is expanding its investigation into potential recruiting violations at Ole Miss.

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NCAAF 

Jay Adamczyk Jayski.com 

Friday practice for the Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over: #78-Truex Jr. 201.545 #48-Johnson 201.134 #22-Logano 200.966 #21-Blaney 200.775 #42-Larson 200.730 #88-Bowman was 14th fastest most laps run: #14-Stewart, 29; #88-Bowman, 24 slowest: #55-Sorenson 187.818 & #98-Whitt 188.957 late in practice, #32-Earnhardt got into the wall, the team will go to a backup car for qualifying.

Serena looks to make history at U.S. Open
WTA 

Jane McManus breaks down Serena Williams' chances at the U.S. Open, where she is looking to break Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 major titles.

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WTA 

Doug McIntyre ESPN Staff Writer 

U.S. national team forward Aron Johannsson, who missed most of last season with a hip injury, gets the start for Werder Bremen today against Bayern Munich in the opening match of the 2016-17 German Bundesliga season.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Rivera has returned to Las Vegas with the activation of Neil Walker from paternity leave. Walker's wife Niki gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Nora Vail, on Tuesday morning.

Willie Weinbaum ESPN 

Serena Williams said at her pre-US Open news conference that the summer has not been easy since she first felt shoulder pain the day after her Wimbledon triumph. That day, she said, she asked herself "how did I win?" She added, "I'm really fit right now."

Tennis 

Las Vegas stadium backers down to 2 sites for Raiders
NFL 

Mike Golic Jr. expresses his enthusiasm in the possibilities for the Raiders if they move to Las Vegas.

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NFL 

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Tony Stewart will appeal a ruling last month by a U.S. District Court judge who determined Axis Insurance Company does not have to cover legal costs and claims by the family of Kevin Ward Jr. against Stewart. The judge ruled that Stewart's policy did not cover Empire Super Sprints events, the series Stewart was competing in when the Ward tragedy occurred in August 2014 at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park.

Sereita Cobbs ESPN.com 

Serena says she hasn't played or practiced a lot, but her shoulder is starting to "feel a little better."

Tennis 

Brandt predicts Bosa to sign ... eventually

ESPN business analyst Andrew Brandt thinks the Chargers will give Joey Bosa the offer they allegedly pulled off the table and that it is “highly likely” that Bosa will sign in the next week or so.

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Spieth sets himself up for eagle
Golf 

Golfer Jordan Spieth hit a shot from 194 yards out and gets it to two feet from the hole for eagle.

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Golf 

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Jordan Spieth posted a 4-under 67 in the second round of the Barclays today with an eagle and a double-bogey. Currently one shot off the lead.

Golf 

Willie Weinbaum ESPN 

After posing with fellow 2015 US Open singles champion Flavia Pennetta, Novak Djokovic addressed questions about his injured wrist. He said it hasn't been in an ideal state for 3-1/2 weeks since he hurt it in Rio just before the Olympics began. He said he's never had this particular injury, adding that it isn't tendinitis, but he doesn't know what to call it. Djokovic said he's doing everything he can to be as close to 100% as possible.

Tennis 

It's a sheep! ... or maybe a goat

There was quite the disruption on the field during this minor league baseball game.

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Berry's return great news for Chiefs
NFL 

Louis Riddick and Ed Werder examine what Eric Berry's return means for the Chiefs and the chances he takes the field for Week 1.

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NFL 

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Today epitomized Rory McIlroy's year in a nutshell. He climbed the Barclays leaderboard early, getting to within one stroke of the lead, but a few late, sloppy bogeys left him with a 2-under 69 and well back of the leaders.

Golf 

Willie Weinbaum ESPN 

Defending men's champ Novak Djokovic, flanked by retired 2015 women's champ Flavia Pennetta and ESPN's Chrissie Evert & Chris McKendry, called Ashe Stadium's new roof "extraordinary" and said, "I wouldn't complain" to play an indoor US Open the whole two weeks.

Tennis 

Beast Mode gives rugby a try
NFL 

Marshawn Lynch seemed to hold his own against the California Golden Bears men's rugby team.

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NFL 

Willie Weinbaum ESPN 

Serena Williams faces a tough first round opponent in Ekaterina Makarova of Russia and big sister Venus plays Ukrainian Kateryna Kozlova. The Williamses are in the same half of the draw, but wouldn't face each other until the semifinals, if they make it that far.

Tennis 

Jerry Jones upset by Ezekiel Elliott
NFL 

Video appears to show the Cowboys rookie at a Seattle marijuana dispensary hours before the RB was set to make his preseason debut. It's 'just not good'

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NFL 

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Serena Williams will begin her US Open campaign against Ekaterina Makarova, the 36th-ranked player in the world. Serena is 4-1 lifetime against Makarova and has won their past three meetings -- two of which have come in New York.

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