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8hHeather Dinich

Everything you need to know about the College Football Playoff

How does the College Football Playoff work again? Here's everything you need to know, from who's making the decisions to which bowl games will be involved.

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2hRivers McCown

Why Bosa's holdout won't affect his play

Joey Bosa and the Chargers were finally able to agree to a contract, but how will his holdout affect his production? Football Outsiders analyzes the true impact of top talents sitting out camp.

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Follow live: Nadal cruises to victory

Two-time US Open champion Rafael Nadal defeated Denis Istomin in straight sets to advance. First-round coverage continues live on ESPN/WatchESPN/ESPN app.

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Kaepernick's protest reminiscent of Ali (2:18)
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6hBill Barnwell

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.

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6hLeo 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?

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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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7hCorey Pronman

Ranking every NHL team by prospect pipeline

Which NHL team has the best group of prospects heading into the 2016-17 season? Corey Pronman ranks them 1-30, with the Maple Leafs in the top spot.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Orioles CF Adam Jones (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Blue Jays. It's the third straight game Jones hasn't started. Second baseman Jonathan Schoop will bat leadoff in Jones' place, his first career start in the 1-hole.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said Joey Bosa did not need to address the team to smooth things over after missing over a month due the contract impasse. "He's here," McCoy said. "He's one of us. That's part of the business."

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Kendall Wright: "I think I'll be all right. I think I'll be able to play in the opener." Returned from early-camp hamstring injury today. Limited to short routes, but re-strained it on one of them.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The new canopies at Hard Rock Stadium were put in to protect Dolphins fans from rain and the sun.

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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Arizona Cardinals announced 11 cuts and two other roster moves on Monday: G Jake Bernstein, WR Amir Carlisle, TE Gerald Christian, T Clay DeBord, LS Daniel Dillon, DT Iosia Iosia, WR Franky Okafor, CB Shaun Prater, P Garrett Swanson and S Tyrequek Zimmerman were released, QB Jake Coker (knee) was waived/injured, and CB Mike Jenkins (knee) was placed on IR. That puts Arizona's roster at 77 players. They have to be at 75 by 4 pm ET Tuesday.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said he knew before the Minnesota Vikings exhibition game that the deal would get done with Joey Bosa, kept it to himself.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Panthers punter Andy Lee, acquired in a trade with Cleveland, has a 2016 salary cap figure of $2,833,000. His current deal runs through 2018.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles said its "too early to tell" if David Harris (shoulder) will be ready for Wk 1.

Bradley gets an early exit in Knockout
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Celtics G Avery Bradley plays a game of Knockout with a couple of young fans and immediately gets eliminated.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Depending on what happens in bullpen sessions Wednesday and Saturday, Koji Uehara could be reinstated from the disabled list by early next week, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Uehara hasn't pitched since July 19 because of a strained right pectoral muscle.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the team will take it one day at a time in getting Joey Bosa ready, but would not say if he will play Week 1 vs Kansas City.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers CF Cameron Maybin, who replaces Ian Kinsler as the leadoff man tonight vs CHI, said his approach will not change batting first. Said he is open to hitting wherever he is penciled into the lineup and will try to give Ian Kinsler a "breather."

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The skies over Wrigley Field have darkened and the grounds crew has brought out the tarp with rain in the area. You may also be to spot the wear and tear out in center field from the concerts held at the ballpark while the Cubs were on the road.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

A first look at the field for newly renovated Hard Rock Stadium. All four television screens are up and ready for Thursday's game against the Titans.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he hasn't discussed Colin Kaepernick's stance on the National Anthem with his players. But there's a chance it will be addressed and Gruden made it clear he views the anthem as a chance to show respect for the military. "We take very much pride in our relationship with the military. We went to Andrews Air Force base the other day and everybody that was there stayed after, signed some autographs. [We have a] ton of respect for what goes on for our country with those people. For three minutes for us to take our helmet off and stand up and give respect is how we treat it here with the Redskins."

Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

Slight hiccup in the second set, but the two-time champ Rafa Nadal comes through, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 over Istomin...

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The most outlandish tennis tantrums
Tennis 

The U.S. Open is now in full swing, so let's check out some of our favorite tantrums in tennis history.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Todd Bowles said he may play three QBs on Thursday -- Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg and perhaps Geno Smith.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Siemian said being named the starter "hasn't changed my mindset." He had reached out to Jake Plummer during June to talk about Gary Kubiak's offense.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was asked about the Colin Kaepernick situation from this weekend, his reaction. He said he understood that the QB was trying to bring light to an issue he cared about, but wasn't sure he'd opt for the same format. Said if it were one of his players, he wouldn't have a problem about that but would prefer a heads-up beforehand.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The expectation is Robert Gsellman will move to the bullpen once he recovers from Sunday's start. Assuming Steven Matz starts without difficulty on Thursday, it would seem Seth Lugo would remain in the rotation to join Matz, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Bartolo Colon.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Trevor Siemian on his teammates -- "they've been awesome" -- and called Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch friends and said "we made each other better."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said the presumption was all three banged up position players would be ready on Monday, so that's why the Mets were comfortable demoting T.J. Rivera. Collins only learned about 10 minutes ago that Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker would not be ready.

Kaepernick: Sitting to take a stand
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Domonique Foxworth and ESPN contributor Will Cain join Bob Ley to discuss the topic of personal protest.

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