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2hMark 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)
Monday a night of walk-off wins around MLB (0:46)
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4hGreg Garber

Early returns inconclusive for Novak Djokovic

With all the drama surrounding him the past couple of months, the question is whether Novak Djokovic can check all that baggage at the door and focus on the daunting task at hand at the US Open.

NYC mayor's US Open ceremony whoops (0:35)
5mJerry Crasnick

How Tim Tebow's MLB plan came into focus

Tim Tebow's day in front of scouts has arrived. How did we get here, and what chance does Tebow have of making the baseball leap? Well, that depends who you ask.

Tebow knows... just about everything (0:36)
Bosa knew deal would get done (0:36)
10hRivers 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.

Martin makes impressive catch to rob Desmond (0:31)
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.

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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?


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.


Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said Saints plan to play their starters in first quarter of Thursday's preseason finale, and it sounds like that includes QB Drew Brees, who hasn't played in preseason finale since 2006. That shows how eager Saints are to get some momentum going after a sloppy 0-3 start to this preseason.

Saban wants success in life for his players

Nick Saban discusses his desire for his players to be successful in life and commit to all they teach at Alabama.


What's the kryptonite for CFB's best offensive players?

Even the best players have weaknesses, so what can Clemson QB Deshaun Watson and other offensive team All-Americans do to improve this season? Nobody's perfect (Insider)

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Is it ‘Tebow time’ for MLB?

As Tim Tebow gets ready to showcase his skills to major league scouts, check out how the sports world reacted to the news that the former Heisman winner was transitioning to baseball.


Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Betty Jane France, widow of former NASCAR Chairman Bill France Jr. and the mother of current NASCAR Chairman Brian France and Vice Chairwoman Lesa France Kennedy, died Monday. Serving as a NASCAR executive vice president and chairwoman of the NASCAR Foundation up until her death, Betty Jane France was an advocate for children's health care and served on the boards of numerous Daytona Beach area community service organizations. Lesa France Kennedy said: "She played a significant role in NASCAR's history, leading the charge to elevate the experience of our sport for the fans who love it, and her philanthropic efforts will forever remain a part of our sport."

Calvin Johnson can't dance

Ahead of former NFL player Calvin Johnson being announced as a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” we look back to Johnson admitting he does not have any rhythm on the dance floor.


Lochte would like ‘the whole world to move on’

Mike and Mike react to Ryan Lochte confirming his slot on this season's “Dancing with the Stars” and mentions that he would like for the whole world to ‘move on' past his embarrassing Rio fiasco.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Back in his native Kamloops, British Columbia, Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk has been honored with an art rendition on a fence outside the Thompson Rivers University Gym. File under: The Fence is Real (via @KamThisWeek)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys hope they need a veteran backup quarterback for 6-8 games before Tony Romo returns. Why would they give up a draft pick of any kind and the possible four-year value it could bring? The bet is they add a veteran as a free agent or make conditions of trade compensation hard to meet.

Roethlisberger: Steelers unanimously voted down 2011 CBA

Ben Roethlisberger backs Ramon Foster's warning to players to save money for a potential lockout and reminds Golic that the Steelers were the only team to unanimously vote down the 2011 CBA agreement.


Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 67 Jericho Sims has committed to Texas, source told ESPN. Second ESPN 100 commitment in 2017 for Shaka Smart.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers have waived Kennard Backman, a sixth-round pick last year. The tight end has a minor knee injury that will require a scope, according to a source. Surgery is expected this week.

Can Von Miller live up to his new deal?

John Elway certainly hopes so. And while Elway doesn't think the sixth-year veteran will "get up in front of the team and give speeches all the time," he does expect Miller to assume a new role. Expected to lead

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Carr adding to Raiders' playbook?

Raiders QB Derek Carr throws an impressive behind-the-back toss to one of his receivers.


Wayne Rooney to retire after '18 World Cup

The England captain will retire from international soccer after the tournament in Russia, saying his "mind is made up." Rooney, who will be 32 in 2018, is currently tied with David Beckham as the most-capped England outfield player, with 115 appearances.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

It's official. Calvin Johnson will be on Dancing with the Stars this season. For real. He'll be competing against Ryan Lochte and others.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm hearing that Logan Verrett is likely to rejoin the Mets on Tuesday. That makes a ton of sense. After Rafael Montero threw 100 pitches on Monday, he's not of any use for several days. And there is really no immediate role for Montero anyway since he was just making a spot start for Jacob deGrom. Montero walked six but tossed five scoreless innings against the Marlins.

Verrett: I believe in the promise of America

Stan Verrett weighed in on Colin Kaepernick's decision to not stand up during the National Anthem.