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South Korea takes on Panama in the international final of the Little League World Series live on ABC and streaming live on the ESPN App and WatchESPN.

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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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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."

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The great Canadian hockey heist (0:47)
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Ozil increases Arsenal's lead with fantastic header (0:49)
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$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.

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College football's most intriguing opening weekend matchups (1:50)
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Brady floats perfect pass for TD (0:37)
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Nats fan introduces the belly of distraction (0:21)
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Long snapper has perfect aim, knocking apple off someone's head (0:15)
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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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Dana White says Diaz/McGregor trilogy doesn't make sense (0:48)
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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.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Sean Renfree among players Falcons cut today. Matt Simms the No. 3 behind Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub.

NFL 

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

From Danny Knobler on-site at Yankee Stadium: The Yankees are pushing left-hander CC Sabathia up to pitch Sunday against the Orioles, and shifting right-hander Michael Pineda back to Monday's game in Kansas City. The Orioles have hit 41 points better against right-handers than lefties (.271-.230), while the Royals have hit 18 points better against lefties (.276-.258).

MLB 

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears RB Jeremy Langford graces the cover of today's program for the preseason game vs. Kansas City at Soldier Field. Langford missed time recently with a foot injury, but he is dressed for the game and participating in warmups.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Denny Hamlin led the final Sprint Cup practice, which lasted only 30 minutes because of lightning at Michigan International Speedway. Hamlin later spun during the session and slightly damaged the front of the car in the grass. The team will make repairs for the race Sunday.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors PG Kyle Lowry receives a proclamation from the city of Philadelphia on behalf of the mayor for his support of youth basketball players.

Wade loses cousin to gun violence
NBA 

Just one day after Dwyane Wade appeared on The Undefeated's town hall meeting to speak out against gun violence in the U.S., his cousin Nykea Aldridge was killed in a shooting in Chicago.

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Smith looking to make impact at Illinois
NCAAF 

Lovie Smith explains that his goal as head coach at Illinois is to make an impression on young athletes and to change Fighting Illini football.

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NCAAF 

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long (shoulder) will not play in Saturday's preseason game vs. Kansas City, but Long spent part of pregame jogging around the field. Long is pushing hard to return from a shoulder injury in time for Chicago's Week 1 game against the Houston Texans.

Arindam Rej ESPN FC 

Manchester United are unchanged for their match at Hull City - with Zlatan Ibrahimovic looking to score in his fourth successive match for the club.

Graziano: Kaepernick sitting out anthem, nothing new
NFL 

Dan Graziano points out that QB Colin Kaepernick has elected not to participate in the national anthem for the past two preseason games and the 49ers respect his right to choose.

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NFL 

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
NHL 

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.

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NHL 

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
NFL 

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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NFL 

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.

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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
NCAAF 

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

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NCAAF 

Hazard does it all himself
Soccer 

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

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