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2hBy 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.

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Weekend Premier League predictions

Will Mauricio Pochettino or Jurgen Klopp be smiling after Saturday's Spurs vs. Liverpool? Meanwhile, something's gotta give between Hull and Man United, two teams with perfect records, and Chelsea will expect to beat Burnley.

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1dMatthew Berry

Breakouts, sleepers and best team names

Matthew Berry offers key fantasy football stats, facts and draft advice in 10 mostly short lists of 10, including top fantasy football team names submitted by fans.

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3hArash Markazi

Daigo and JWong: the legacy of Street Fighter's Moment 37

Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong are two of the most accomplished fighting game players alive. Together, they created Moment 37, a highlight from Evo 2004 that bonded them and inspired many.


Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Welcome to Bank of America Stadium, where the Patriots visit the Panthers (7:30 p.m. ET). Some hot, humid conditions will be a nice challenge for the Patriots from a conditioning perspective.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the Mets lineup for Friday's 7:10 p.m. ET series opener against the Phillies at Citi Field. Jay Bruce returns from calf tightness. Jose Reyes - 3B Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Yoenis Cespedes - LF Neil Walker - 2B Wilmer Flores - 1B Jay Bruce - RF Justin Ruggiano - CF Travis d'Arnaud - C Bartolo Colon - RHP


Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Clay Buchholz will return to a bullpen role for the Red Sox, but manager John Farrell said it will be an enhanced responsibility, likely involving an opportunity to pitch the eighth inning. Sox are still seeking a primary setup man, with Farrell preferring to use Brad Ziegler mostly against right-handed hitters.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Seen in Tigers clubhouse: Boxes upon boxes of Hostess snacks delivered to Tigers CF Cameron Maybin today. Asked him if he's ever expressed an interest in the multitude of Twinkies, Donettes and Sno Balls he received. He seemed as perplexed as everyone else about their arrival. He is planning on donating to a local homeless shelter.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Phillies lineup for Friday's 7:10 p.m. ET series opener against the Mets at Citi Field. Hernandez, 2B Altherr, LF Franco, 3B Howard, 1B Rupp, C Herrera, CF Galvis, SS Bourjos, RF Morgan, LHP

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Update on Tigers SS Jose Iglesias: he will be activated off the disabled list (hamstring) and in the Tigers lineup tomorrow vs. the Angels. Spoke to him today and he said he is good to go, ready to play whenever he gets the green light from manager

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DE Kerry Hyder picked up a hefty preseason fine of $18,231 for roughing the passer during last week's game against the Bengals.

How will Broncos' offense look without Manning?

Without QB Peyton Manning around, expect Denver's offense to look a little different. Faster game

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Alex Bowman runs the same seat and pedal settings as Dale Earnhardt Jr., the driver he is replacing this weekend at Michigan. He has the same car that Jeff Gordon ran four weeks ago at Pocono. Gordon is back in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 car next week at Darlington Raceway as Earnhardt continues treatment for a concussion. Bowman, who subbed for Earnhardt in July at New Hampshire, talks about being back in the car:


Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian McCann out of the Yankees lineup tonight against Yovani Gallardo, a right-hander for tonight's opener against the Baltimore Orioles. Here's the Yankees lineup: Gardner lf, Ellsbury cf, Sanchez c, Teixeira 1b, Gregorius ss, Castro 2b, Headley DH, Judge rf, Torreyes 3b, Cessa p

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Upon entering the Phillies locker room today, players were greeted with a message on the dry-erase board that read "I will miss all you guys. Good luck the rest of the season. Love you all, Chooch!" Ruiz departed for Los Angeles to join his new team, the Dodgers, after being traded on Thursday.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said in a conference call today that rookie strong safety Keanu Neal missing the first three regular season games vs. Tampa Bay, Oakland, and New Orleans would be the worst-case scenario, and he's hopeful Neal will miss just two once the first-round pick undergoes a right knee scope Monday. Quinn optimistic about Kemal Ishmael returning from a shoulder injury to replace Neal.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan quarterbacks don't expect to find out for sure who will be starting next week until next Saturday, but they can get a sense based on body language and reps next week. "I think I've got a feel now," Speight said. "But it's coach's decision and not many people know what goes on in coach Harbaugh's mind."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, will host special showings of "Gleason" Saturday and Sunday at 11, 1 and 3. The inspiring documentary tells the story of ex-New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, and his post-career fight with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Viewing of the movie is included in the HOF admission ticket.

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

After losing early at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic alluded to private matters weighing him down. Today he spoke of his current state of mind heading into New York: "Again, I am in a position, like everybody else, like all of you, we all have private issues and things that are more challenges than issues, more things that we have to encounter and overcome in order to evolve as a human being. "That was the period for me. It happened right there. Was resolved and life is going on like everything else."


Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 No. 88 Alex O'Connell announced his commitment to Duke. The Blue Devils offered the summer stock-riser on Wednesday and it only took him two days to join the fold. He's the first commitment in the 2017 class for Duke.

Heisman: Who you got?

The College Football Live crew breaks down who they think should win the Heisman Trophy.


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Picture day isn't just for Little Leaguers. Here, the Nats get ready for their annual close-up. The presidents don't look happy about not being included.

Nicolas Atkin ESPN UK Assistant Editor 

Angelique Kerber says she arrived in New York early to relax and get some quality tourism time in ahead of the US Open, including a boat tour. "We saw the Statue of Liberty. That actually was nice. Was the first time I was doing this."


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals recalled right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Memphis and optioned right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala to Memphis following last night's game.

Right move by Beckman to leave UNC?

The College Football Live crew breakdown why Tim Beckman parted ways with UNC just 24 hours after the school announced he would be volunteering with Larry Fedora and the defensive staff.


Nicolas Atkin ESPN UK Assistant Editor 

Rafa Nadal on his wrist injury: "I need to find a way to hit my normal forehand."