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13hRyan McGee

Flipping the field: Predicting college football's late-season headlines

Anyone can tell you what they think is going to happen. Thankfully, we found some November and December headlines to tell you what will happen in the playoff, Heisman race and coaching hot seat.

Stephen A.: Kaepernick has every right not to stand (1:53)
Bomani Jones: Kaepernick's 'statement in his words, not actions' (2:12)
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1hBill 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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Follow live: Kerber begins US Open quest on Day 1

Can Aussie Open champ Angelique Kerber bookend her season with Grand Slam titles? The world No. 2 takes her shot at a US Open crown in the second match at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Rafael Nadal will be in action later. Watch Day 1 all day on ESPN app/WatchESPN. Coverage begins on ESPN at 1 p.m. ET.

Wait till you see this high schooler's one-handed catch (0:15)
Rudolph snags dart from Bridgewater (0:21)
Carlos Beltran did what to his hair? (1:41)
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22hPhotography by Joe Amon

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.

A.J. Green limps off field with knee injury (0:20)
Deshaun Watson's Heisman highlight reel (1:01)
Premier League's top goals of the weekend (2:44)
Saban invites Tebow, Marty Smith to jump in a lake (0:19)
14hBrian Campbell

Mr. Fuji passes away at 82

Brian Campbell looks back at the life and wrestling career of WWE Hall of Famer Harry "Mr. Fuji" Fujiwara, who passed away at 82.


Monday NFL preview for all 32 teams

NFL Nation assesses what to watch across the league on Monday, including the Cowboys' plan at quarterback as they try to get rookie fourth-round pick Dak Prescott up to speed.

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Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Smart says the quarterback situation should sort itself out over the next couple of days. Right now Jacob Eason and Greyson Lambert are taking the most reps. They've out-performed Brice Ramsey of late but Ramsey has done well. Smart adds that he isn't concerned with possibly starting Eason as a true freshman. "I have no reservations about a guy's age. If he's old enough to play, he's old enough to start."


Broncos thinking long-term with Siemian

Max Kellerman likes the Broncos for having the foresight to consider their future by making Trevor Siemian the starting QB, even though Kellerman does not like Denver's prospects for this season.


Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

New Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente announced another classy gesture in continuing Frank Beamer's legacy at the school. Each week, a special teams player will wear Beamer's No. 25 as a tribute to the groundbreaking work he did with that unit during his Virginia Tech career. "When opposing coaches and fans hear the term Hokies, the first thing that pops into many of their minds is blocked punts and big plays in the kicking game," Fuente said. "Coach Beamer revolutionized the college game by putting such a priority on special teams. With his blessing, we'll honor a player every week and pay homage to the tradition of excellence at Virginia Tech."

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Georgia coach Kirby Smart says that Nick Chubb has been cleared to play (knee) against UNC. He added that Chubb won't necessarily be on a "pitch count" this weekend with his carries. Backup Sony Michel (fractured forearm) has been practicing, but "He hasn't been cleared to tackle live." Smart added that Michel's situation is being monitored "day-to-day."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlie Strong won't announce his decision for the Texas quarterback competition. "I know who we're gonna start," Strong said. "Sunday, we'll see who runs out there." He has said senior Tyrone Swoopes and freshman Shane Buechele will both play against the Irish.

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

One of the main attractions to the revamped USTA Tennis Grounds is the new Grandstand. Here's a view from the outside.


Prescott not feeling pressure filling in for Romo

Todd Archer explains why Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is not feeling pressure for filling in for Tony Romo and how the offense will help Prescott's transition.


Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer said he does not agree with the suspension of Ohio State WR Torrance Gibson. The Buckeyes coach said it was not a football program or athletic department decision.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Jimmy Garroppolo goes through a footwork drill in practice, while keeping his eyes downfield.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Punter Mike Scifres, who injured his right (kicking) knee against New England, is at practice but not in full pads. A good sign that he is at least out here.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver Russell Shepard said that Dirk Koetter's offense really hasn't changed between last year and this year. "The biggest thing is, we have a quarterback who sees the whole field now. He knows the offense inside and out."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton wearing cutoff jersey pants instead of full pads as the rest of the team is. Not that anybody is allowed to hit him. Backup quarterback Derek Anderson still not practicing after taking a hard hit on Friday against New England. Coach Ron Rivera said Sunday that Anderson was a little sore.

Can Siemian get the Broncos to the playoffs?

Tom Waddle and Mark Dominik react to the Broncos naming Trevor Siemian as the team's starting QB.


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex and Rob Ryan engaging in a leisurely game of catch as they wait for players to stretch at today's Bills practice.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy on going forward with Tim Masthay as his punter: "Tim Mathay's in the driver's seat. It's important for him to have a good week of practice and perform in Kansas City just like everybody. We have a great history with Tim here." Meanwhile, McCarthy praised rookie Peter Mortell for "definitely pushing the envelope for competition."

Waddle expects Siemian to start, Sanchez cut

Tom Waddle explains why he believes Trevor Siemian will be named the Broncos starting QB and feels Paxton Lynch should be the backup.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Four military jets just flew over the Panthers practice field and Bank of America Stadium. Not exactly sure why. Would be the first practice flyover in team history.

Stephen A.: ‘Romo should retire’

Stephen A. Smith believes Cowboys QB Tony Romo's inability to stay healthy should be a sign that it is time to step away from football.


David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Deshaun Watson isn't hiding the fact that he's eying the NFL after this season, but he says he's fully focused on winning a national title this year. "If I have a chance to leave, I'll leave," Watson said of the NFL. "But I'm focused on being the best college football player I can right now."

Belichick: 'Just didn't work out' with Knighton

Bill Belichick explains the Patriots' decision to cut defensive lineman Terrance Knighton.


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Jesse Ertz will start at quarterback for Kansas State against Stanford Friday. "In all reality," Snyder said, "he's been more consistent than the other two." Ertz, injured on the first play from scrimmage last season, beat out Joe Hubener and Alex Delton.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions are releasing veteran OL Geoff Schwartz. Schwartz tweeted about his departure this morning, something first reported by the Detroit Free Press. Schwartz was signed before the draft and then the Lions drafted two interior linemen.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Snyder says that Jesse Ertz will start at QB for K-State on Friday at Stanford. Ertz won the job last year before suffering a season-ending injury in the opener.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens RB Buck Allen and C Jeremy Zuttah are new absences at Monday's practice. TE Dennis Pitta, TE Maxx Williams, NT Brandon Williams, G John Urschel, S Lardarius Webb, S Kendrick Lewis, CB Jerraud Powers and LB Za'Darius Smith all remain out.