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Fantasy football rankings: Top 300 for 2016

ESPN's fantasy staff reveals the top-300 rankings for the 2016 football season.

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Thomas only needs one arm to do his job (0:31)
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Sterling comes up big in Manchester City's win (2:06)
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10hKatie Strang

Four Tigers tossed by plate ump in loss to Angels

Plate umpire Mike Everitt issued four ejections to the Tigers during the team's 3-2 loss to the Angels on Saturday night, leading J.D. Martinez to comment that Everitt had a "short leash today."

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Saban invites Tebow, Marty Smith to jump in a lake (0:19)
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Panama's walk-off HR wins consolation game (0:45)
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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.

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Best web gems from LLWS (2:09)
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SC Featured: A 9/11 hero's lasting impact on rugby (15:18)
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6hJeff Legwold

Kubiak 'impressed' by Siemian as Sanchez sits

Quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch both saw action for the Broncos in Saturday's preseason win, while Mark Sanchez did not play. Coach Gary Kubiak expects to name a starter this week.

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Joel Embiid swats little kid's shot away (0:18)
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VanZant presents: Kicking with the Stars (0:37)
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13hBrett Okamoto

Maia submits Condit in Round 1

Demian Maia closed in on a welterweight title shot by recording his sixth straight win in a first-round submission over Carlos Condit on Saturday at UFC Fight Night in Canada.

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2hDanny Knobler, Special to ESPN.com

Gary Sanchez giving Yankees postseason optimism

Powered by Gary Sanchez, who homered again in Saturday's win, the Yankees pulled to within 2 1/2 games of the Orioles for the second AL wild-card spot.

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Ortiz: My mind is telling me it's time to go (1:36)
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20hAlden Gonzalez

Rams extend Austin; source says deal for $42M

Wide receiver Tavon Austin signed a four-year extension with the Los Angeles Rams that a source told ESPN is worth $42 million and includes $30 million guaranteed.

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Leonard Fournette's Heisman highlight reel (1:15)
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21hMike Rodak

Hall defends hit on Bills' Gragg: NFL says go low

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall defended the hit that knocked Buffalo Bills tight end Chris Gragg out for the season, saying he just was tackling low, as the NFL wants.

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Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

Kei Kamara and Lee Nguyen are ready for the NY Red Bulls-NE Revolution showdown on ESPN.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Add Asdrubal Cabrera to the mounting injuries for the Mets. Cabrera departed Sunday's game in the first inning after gingerly advancing to second base on a single by Kelly Johnson. Cabrera had collided at first base with Philadelphia's Tommy Joseph earlier in the inning, when Cabrera reached on an infield single.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts have signed running back Stevan Ridley. He has rushed for 2,907 yards (4.2 avg) with 22 touchdowns in five seasons in the NFL. Colts are desperate for a backup running back behind starter Frank Gore.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

NASCAR will test its proposed 2017 aerodynamic rules one final time today with a 200-lap race at Michigan International Speedway. The rules reduce downforce and sideforce, hoping to reduce corner speeds and create more passing. The challenge for drivers? The cars get more unstable when side-by-side. NASCAR tested the package in races at Michigan and Kentucky this year, and wanted to see it one more time at Michigan – where the track has hoped to add more grip by using a machine to put tire rubber into the track the week before the race.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Zach Johnson has been inside the top-eight on the U.S. Ryder Cup points list since his Open Championship win last year, but on the final day of qualifying, he might finish without an automatic berth. If Rickie Fowler (currently leading) finishes inside the top-three and Patrick Reed (currently second) finishes inside the top-10 or so, Johnson will need to rely on one of four captain's selections. "It's out of my control," he said after his final round at The Barclays. "I had my opportunities. It's not exactly ideal."

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Broncos leaning toward Siemian at QB
NFL 

Shelley Smith explains why the Broncos look ready to name Trevor Siemian the starting quarterback and what that means for Mark Sanchez.

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Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts have started trimming their roster. Here's the list of players who were released Sunday: Receiver Justin Berger Safety Alden Darby Guard Eric Herman Defensive lineman Ricky Lumpkin Tight end Mike Miller Running back Chase Price Cornerback Winston Rose Defensive lineman Delvon Simmons Receiver Josh Stangby Linebacker Junior Sylvestre

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings won't dress left tackle Matt Kalil, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, safety Anthony Harris, tight end Rhett Ellison or defensive tackle Scott Crichton for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Running back Adrian Peterson also said Thursday he won't play in the preseason.

Walk-off home run propels Panama
Little League World Series 

Esmith Pineda's solo HR in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted Panama over Tennessee in the consolation game of the LLWS.

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ESPN FC @ESPNFC

GOAL, West Ham! Michail Antonio heads home to make it Manchester City 2-1 West Ham!

Strawberry just being a good friend to Gooden
MLB 

Jemele Hill has no issues with Darryl Strawberry publicly expressing his concerns about Dwight Gooden's drug use.

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Royals' Ventura controlling emotions
MLB 

Buster Olney lays out the key to Yordano Ventura's turnaround and previews Royals-Red Sox on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. Insider

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Detroit Red Wings Coach Jeff Blashill says most of his updates on Niklas Kronwall's knee come from GM Ken Holland. The defenseman pulled out of the World Cup because of the knee, but Blashill expects Kronwall to be ready for training camp. The coach gave the update while at Michigan International Speedway, where he will deliver the command to start engines for the NASCAR race today.

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Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

In trimming roster to 75 players by Tuesday, the Ravens are expected to place TE Benjamin Watson (Achilles) and DE Bronson Kaufusi (ankle) on injured reserve and injury-waive S Matt Elam (knee). That would mean 12 more moves for Baltimore to make.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB snap counts from last night: Ryan Fitzpatrick 29, Christian Hackenberg 23, Bryce Petty 17, Geno Smith 11. Leaders among skill positions: Robby Anderson 68, Charone Peake 49, Zach Sudfeld 40. Matt Forte played 20 snaps in his debut. Rookie CB Juston Burris (42) led defensive players. Todd Bowles said he wanted to see Burris against top competition. TE Jace Amaro was dressed, but he didn't get into the game. He missed practice time with a groin injury.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes (quadriceps) and Neil Walker (back) both are dealing with injuries and are out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Phillies.

Another shattered camera at LLWS
Little League World Series 

Tennessee's Carson Rucker connects with a foul ball in the first inning and shatters a camera lens behind home plate.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have signed QB Austin Trainor, his agent David Canter announced on Twitter. Trainor, who played at West Georgia, tried out for the Bills during rookie minicamp in 2015. The team was without Cardale Jones (shoulder soreness) in last Friday's game in Washington.

Hoge: Romo should consider retirement
NFL 

Merril Hoge thinks Tony Romo should be thinking about his long-term health more than trying to come back for the Cowboys this season.

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