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McShay's rookie fantasy rankings: Top players and sleepers

Which rookies will be fantasy difference-makers as rookies? Todd McShay ranks his overall top five, starting with Ezekiel Elliott, and his five best sleepers.

Porter leaves game after suffering head injury (0:38)

Kaepernick sits anthem over racial oppression

Colin Kaepernick did not stand Friday during "The Star-Spangled Banner," saying "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color."

New York advances to LLWS championship (0:18)
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Photos: Little Leaguers, big dreams

The Little League World Series has become a big-time event. But the players who descend on Williamsport from all over the world for two weeks each August are still kids who like to have fun -- and for these ballplayers, that translates in any language.

Blue Jays take lead on horrific Twins miscue (0:50)
Gary Sanchez keeps on crushing (0:28)
The great Canadian hockey heist (0:47)
Bravo makes sensational cricket catch (0:25)
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W2W4: Chivas, America in Clasico Nacional

The most-anticipated game of the regular season is set for Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET, and America's star Rubens Sambueza will be playing after his red card from last week was rescinded.

Rashford scores in extra time to lift Man United (0:57)
Corso on Michigan: 'I'm drinking Big Blue Kool-Aid' (1:46)
QB concerns at Alabama? (1:38)
When in doubt, front flip over the defense (0:37)
After 20 years, can Tiger reclaim spot among golf's elite? (1:57)
Long snapper has perfect aim, knocking apple off someone's head (0:15)
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Hardy, Vincent bring women's boxing back to national stage

On Aug. 21, undefeated rivals Shelly Vincent and Heather Hardy entered the ring for a 10-round title bout in Coney Island. But beyond a belt, both fighters wanted to show that women's boxing could be prime-time entertainment.

Cobb takes the screen for six (0:18)


Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders and Titans will be playing football here in two hours. Give or take a few minutes...


Who wins Big Ten?

The College GameDay crew makes its picks as to which team has the best chance to win the Big Ten conference.


Finally healthy, Molina helping fuel Cards

After a sluggish start to his 2016 season, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina feels as healthy as he has all season, and he and the Cardinals are back in the thick of the postseason mix. Better late than never

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Bama, LSU two most-favored to win SEC

The College GameDay crew is split between LSU and Alabama winning the SEC.


MRI reveals broken bone in Romo's back

Images reveal Tony Romo has a broken bone in his back. Romo's status for Week 1 is uncertain. What happened?

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Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

This is Mike Bostic, aka "Clony Dungy" (@clonydungyxl1). Says he's been dressing up like this for every Colts game for the last three years.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan's MRI showed no further damage to his groin, but it's uncertain how much practice time he'll miss if any, a source close to the situation said. The Redskins will determine his practice plans today and Sunday.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs made a trade today, sending a draft pick to the 49ers for CB Kenneth Acker.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Mets rightfielder Jay Bruce went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts on Friday night, so on Saturday he was out of the starting lineup. Bruce is hitting .160 with two home runs in 81 at-bats since his acquisition from the Reds. "He's gotten off to a slow start," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "He knows it, we know it. It's all about battling through it. I told him to relax a little bit, get something good to hit and put a good swing on it."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers rookie Corey Seager now has the most home runs for a shortstop in Dodgers history. He hit his 23rd in the first inning Saturday against the Cubs.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said that the offense can go no-huddle all game. They have the stamina. The key is sustaining the drive and not going three-and-out. Koetter also said they went three-wide, no huddle to keep Cleveland out of their 3-4.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Mets manager Terry Collins said the team had no sense of when Justin Ruggiano would be able to return from his left shoulder injury, so on Saturday they had infielder T.J. Rivera take fly balls in the outfield to prepare for a potential role there. Collins said the Mets don't expect to see a left-handed starter for another week, which would give Rivera some time to prepare. Rivera has played eight career minor league games in the outfield, all in left field.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

The program for today's Broncos-Rams game features a guy cut three times by the Jaguars before he found a spot on the Broncos practice squad in 2013. Brandon Marshall is now an unquestioned starter in Broncos' defense with back-to-back 100-tackle seasons.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Vin Scully will call one inning of Sunday's game between the Dodgers and Cubs in both the Los Angeles and Chicago markets. The Chicago broadcast will carry Scully's call for the third inning. Said Cubs manager Joe Maddon: "I think it's an absolute treat for the people of Chicago. I'm sure most of them have heard him before, but if you haven't, it will be an absolute treat."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears third string quarterback Connor Shaw suffered what appeared to be a very serious left leg injury. Shaw, who was the Bears best player on Saturday, had his left leg placed in an air cast and carted back to the locker room.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Infielder T.J. Rivera's stay in Las Vegas was a very, very short one. Rivera was recalled after outfielder Justin Ruggiano was placed on the disabled list with a shoulder injury that he reaggravated on Friday. Rivera is hitting .314 in 11 games with the Mets. He was demoted on Friday when Neil Walker returned from paternity leave. Ruggiano was hitting .333 with two home runs and seven RBIs in eight games.

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Troy Aikman retired because of recurrent back problems, not concussions, at 34. Tony Romo has multiple back surgeries, injuries and is 36

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Phillies lineup for Saturday's 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Mets at Citi Field.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears backup quarterback Brian Hoyer left the game in the fourth quarter following a big hit after he delivered the football. Hoyer tried to wave off the medical staff, but they eventually took the veteran QB back to the sidelines.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills tight end Chris Gragg is out for the season, he announced Saturday afternoon on Instagram. Gragg suffered a left knee injury in last night's preseason loss to the Redskins. The fourth-year tight end wasn't a major contributor but had a strong chance for a 53-man roster spot. Buffalo could turn to Blake Annen or Nick O'Leary in his place.