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The ESPN Daily: Carli Lloyd sets her sights on the NFL, the year Ndamukong Suh ruled college football, and the NFL's top 100

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DON'T BET AGAINST CARLI LLOYD

Next stop: NFL kicker? Carli Lloyd thinks it's "insane" that the footage of her nailing 40- and 55-yard field goals at Eagles practice went viral last week, but she doesn't think it'll end there. "The mindset I have, I think with practice, I know I have to work on my steps and my technique, but I think I could do it and do it well," Lloyd told NBCSports.com. "It could be a huge pivotal moment. There is no reason why a woman could not do this." Considering how confident Lloyd looked hitting those field goals -- and remembering that insane half field goal she hit in the 2015 Women's World Cup -- she's got the chops. Read more


THINGS TO CARE ABOUT

"He tackled him too hard ..." In the list of things we would like to experience in our lives, "getting tackled by Ndamukong Suh" ranks extremely low, on account of he's very large and very good at it. Unfortunately for quarterbacks who faced Nebraska in 2009, there was nowhere to hide from Suh, who put up a defensive campaign that holds up as one of college football's greatest. Read More

Predicting the NFL's best ... Brady. Mahomes. Donald. The NFL is laden with talent this season, and we set our experts to the task of ranking the top 100 players based on their predicted performance. Where does your favorite player rank? Who ended up with the No. 1 spot? Which two teams didn't have a single player on the list? Find out right here. Read More

The unlikeliest QB guru ... A freak injury in high school practice derailed Lincoln Riley's promising football career, but it didn't end his involvement in the game. Instead, the 35-year-old has become one of the breakout stars of college football's coaching scene -- two College Football Playoff appearances, two Heisman winners, and two QBs picked No. 1 in the draft. How does he manage to get such performances out of his quarterbacks? We went to the source to find out. Read More


THINGS TO WATCH

Your CFB video hub ... What's up guys, it's your boy ESPN YouTube, and I'm wicked excited to announce that we've got a whole new College Football channel up and running for the hottest CFB news and highlights. Remember to like, comment down below, and smash that subscribe button. Read More

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Serena finishes off Sharapova in dominant performance

Maria Sharapova's shot goes long, which wraps up a stellar 6-1, 6-1 victory for Serena Williams in the opening round of the US Open.


OVERHEARD

"I love playing for the Dallas Cowboys, I love the organization, my teammates. I do want to be a Cowboy for the rest of my life and hopefully that's a possibility. But even Emmitt Smith, the greatest running back ever, ended up going to play a couple of years for another organization. So it's just the nature of the game, but I want to be a Dallas Cowboy for as long as I can."

-- Ezekiel Elliott, on his future with the Cowboys. Read more


REMEMBER WHEN?

On this date in 1982, Rickey Henderson stole his 119th base of the season to break Lou Brock's single-season record. He'd end up with 130, a record which, for now, looks to be out of reach. Watch


WHAT'S ON TONIGHT?

Carabao Cup, Round 2 (2:40 p.m. ET, ESPN+): English soccer's knockout tournament continues with two games on ESPN+: Crewe Alexandra vs. Aston Villa, and Newport County vs. West Ham United. One unique thing about the Carabao Cup: it's open to the top three leagues in English soccer, so when there's an upset, it's a BIG DEAL.

US Open (All day starting at 11 a.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN+): Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal will be competing at the U.S. Open today. Osaka will be looking to start off her title defense with a bang, while Nadal will attempt to return to his 2017 form, the last time he won a U.S. Open.

Dana White's Contenders Series (8 p.m. ET, ESPN+): Undefeated Dusko Todorovic takes on Teddy Ash in the main event for a shot at potentially signing a UFC contract. We'll also have four other fights on Tuesday night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.