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1dDon Van Natta Jr.

The inside story of the quick rise and quicker fall of DraftKings and FanDuel

The implosion of the daily fantasy industry is a bro-classic tale of hubris, recklessness, political naïveté and a kill-or-be-killed culture.


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."

Golden Bears leap for TD (0:40)
The great Canadian hockey heist (0:47)
Prem: Ozil goal -- Arsenal (45'+1) (0:49)
Jamie Vardy puts Leicester City on board with brilliant goal (1:00)
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17hMichael Rothstein

$18K fine for Lions DT more than preseason pay

Detroit Lions lineman Kerry Hyder was fined $18,231 for his roughing penalty on Cincinnati quarterback A.J. McCarron -- a sum larger than his likely pay during training camp, a source says.

When in doubt, front flip over the defense (0:37)
Bryant's two homer night includes go-ahead shot (0:44)
Brady floats perfect pass for TD (0:37)
Nats fan introduces the belly of distraction (0:21)
Long snapper has perfect aim, knocking apple off someone's head (0:15)
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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.

Dana White says Diaz/McGregor trilogy doesn't make sense (0:48)
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3dPhotography by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz and Cassandra Giraldo

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)


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Clay Matthews played just nine snaps and Julius Peppers only eight in their preseason debuts on Friday at San Francisco. Neither spoke with reporters after the game and haven't been available since NFL officials interviewed them on Wednesday about their alleged PED involvement. Here's the full defensive snap count list:

The great Canadian hockey heist

A robber dressed in goalie gear -- and armed with a hockey stick -- is seen on surveillance video breaking into a liquor store in Manitoba, Canada.


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Davante Adams played the most among the Packers regulars on offense in Friday's preseason game at San Francisco. Here's the full offensive snap count list:

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Eagles are scheduled to work out WR Darius Reynolds and DL Jake Metz of the Philadelphia Soul on Monday. The Soul won the Arena Bowl Friday night.

Osweiler earns trust of Texans' o-line

Texans QB Brock Osweiler has built chemistry with the offensive line, even as injuries change the pieces in front of him. Mutual respect

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Soldier Field workers are removing the tarp approximately two hours until kickoff between Chicago and Kansas City. The rain is expected to hold off for most of the afternoon.

Mattias Karén ESPN FC 

Arsenal hold a comfortable 3-0 lead at Watford at HT. Alexis Sanchez at the heart of it, earning a penalty, scoring the 2nd and assisting on the 3rd. He and Mesut Ozil combining brilliantly.

Nick Miller ESPN FC 

It's Watford 0-3 Arsenal at half-time, and while the Gunners have been the better team, the score line does perhaps not entirely reflect the chances both sides have enjoyed. Still, Arsene Wenger's men are well on their way to their first win of the season.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

It never stops for Olympic gold medalist Kyle Lowry. He's currently hosting a youth basketball camp in his native Philadelphia.


Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Ugly morning in Chicago where the Bears host Kansas City in their third preseason game. Chicago starters are supposed to play at least two quarters, but slick conditions may alter playing time for some members of the first team.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Ron Rivera said the Panthers will work out two veteran safeties and two young safeties today with only three healthy safeties on the roster. The veterans are three-time Pro Bowl selection Donte Whitner and Stevie Brown.

Long-snapper displays perfect aim

This is what you call accuracy ... and a lot of trust.


Hazard does it all himself

Eden Hazard doesn't need any help on his right-footed ninth-minute goal, which gives Chelsea a 1-0 lead over Burnley.



Eden Hazard gives Chelsea the lead with a great shot inside the far post! Chelsea 1-0 Burnley #CHEBUR

Nick Miller ESPN FC 

It's Watford v Arsenal at Vicarage Road. Both sides have started the season slowly, both still looking for their first win. Mesut Ozil starts for the Gunners - can he get their campaign going?

Broncos have choices at No. 2 QB

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will get the start Saturday night against the Rams, but the real intrigue is who will follow him, Paxton Lynch or Mark Sanchez. Backup needed

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets and Giants play their annual preseason game tonight -- aka the MetLife Bowl. The winner receives an actual Snoopy trophy. Asked what the Bowl means to him, Jets coach Todd Bowles said, "Not much." His predecessor, Rex Ryan, was the exact opposite. He always hyped the game and the rivalry.

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Tottenham comes back to secure a 1-1 draw with Liverpool, but are winless in last the 8 league meetings between these clubs (0-5-3).

Glenn Price ESPN FC 

Full-time at White Hart Lane and both teams go home with a point after a thrilling affair. Danny Rose equalised in the midway through the second half to cancel out James Milner's opener. The two sides then went all out in search of the win but ended up with a share of the spoils.

Mattias Karén ESPN FC 

Team sheets at Vicarage Road where Arsenal visit Watford. Ozil makes his first start of the season while Xhaka partners Cazorla in central midfield. Alexis starts up front again.