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Fantasy football: Dig into our latest mock draft projections

ESPN analysts completed their eighth mock draft of 2015, a 10-team PPR setup, during which our drafters waited a while on quarterbacks once again.

Rutgers players dance off for ice cream prize (1:30)
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CourtCast: Follow Day 1 at the US Open

The US Open is underway. There is plenty of action early, and Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal take center stage under the lights (live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN).

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McManus: NFL fine system harsh on defenders

In a game geared toward offense, NFL defenders often feel helpless as they bear the brunt of the league's fine system, writes Jane McManus.

How will the judge rule in Deflategate? (2:00)
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Seifert: Rules changes and points of emphasis for 2015

Offsetting penalties for in-game fighting? Not anymore. Expect to see scuffles -- mild or otherwise -- result in ejections this season. That's not the only rules/procedural change in store.

6hJim Caple

How MLB walk-up music became a designated hit

The batter's box has become a jukebox, as each player strides to the plate accompanied by his own anthem. How did walk-up tunes become baseball's soundtrack? And does the music make a difference?

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ESPN Sport Science - Serena's serve (3:01)
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Burnside: League at crucial crossroads

What the NHL ultimately decides to do about the Patrick Kane and Slava Voynov situations will have a wide-ranging effect on its recently revived image.

Japan beats Pennsylvania in record-setting LLWS title game (1:53)
Great white shark jaws surfer's board (0:54)
Dixon wins title, remembers Wilson (1:10)
Dog runs wild on baseball field (0:42)
Cards take down Giants (0:32)
Yankees, Braves observe moment of silence for deceased fan (0:43)
Palmer struggles in Cards' win (0:53)
Matthews on fan falling: 'Horrible scene' (2:52)


RG III can't catch a break

Last season, Robert Griffin III struggled with his footwork. Now he's struggling with his health. His future in Washington is uncertain, but one thing is clear. "The RG III experiment is running out of time," John Clayton says.


Bill Williamson ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: Raiders begin cut process. Trent Richardson among those cut.

US Open Tennis @usopen

V. Williams, Vandeweghe, Tatishvili, Mattek-Sands, Davis, Brengle & Pegula all through. Will No. 19 Keys join them? Up now vs. Koukalova.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher names Everett Golson his starting quarterback for Texas State. On an offense without many proven commodities, Golson has the big-game experience and gives the Seminoles' offense a few more elements that will benefit a team in transition. Florida State had a player drafted this spring at every offensive position, so there will be a lot placed on Golson's and RB Dalvin Cook's shoulders.


With or without Irving, Cavs top East

There's some concern that Kyrie Irving could miss a good portion of next season due to his injured knee -- but that's not stopping ESPN's Kevin Pelton from declaring Cleveland the East's best team again. Elite without Irving (Insider)

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6 of the 14 other seeded players in Serena Williams's half of the draw are already gone, including all 3 Top 10 seeds and 2 major winners

Seminoles to start Golson under center
College Football 

Less than four months after transferring to Florida State, Everett Golson will start at QB against Texas State. Golson, who beat out Sean Maguire for the starting job, threw for 3,445 yards and 29 TDs last season at Notre Dame.

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College Football 

Serve the ball, not the racket

Benoit Paire put a lot on his serve during this point at the US Open -- maybe too much.


Les Miles spent morning in hospital

The visit was precautionary for the LSU coach, who was a "little under the weather," according to athletic director Joe Alleva, who added that Miles would be at practice this afternoon.

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Venus beats Puig in first round of US Open

Venus Williams-- who has advanced past the first round in all 17 career US Open appearances -- defeated Monica Puig in three sets to advance to the second round.


Jason Day evolves into a proven winner

Jason Day won his third PGA Tour tournament in his past five starts to elevate into golf's elite. Said ESPN senior golf writer Jason Sobel: "He has transformed himself from a guy who had a reputation as someone who couldn't close out golf tournaments to now he's a proven winner."


Fish: This is where it came crashing down

Mardy Fish talks about his mental health and returning to the US Open, where he hasn't played in three years after his anxiety prevented him from playing Roger Federer: "My worst feelings of my whole life, really, was here."


We all dance for ice cream
College Football 

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood planned an offense vs. defense dance-off, complete with an ice cream prize. Players went all out: The worm -- and a belly -- made an appearance.

College Football 

Briles: Ukwuachu story not a distraction

"Honestly, I haven't felt anything," Baylor coach Art Briles said of the fallout from the Sam Ukwuachu ordeal. "The thing about youth that keeps me going is they're so resilient, first and foremost, and forgiving, non-judgmental. ... That part has allowed us to function as normal as possible." Briles speaks


In surprising move, Bills cut jackson

RB Fred Jackson was released by Buffalo today. His time in the Bills' backfield dates back to 2007, but his last 1,000-yard rushing season was 2009. At 34, he was the oldest running back in the NFL.

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Redskins' reaction to QB decision

ESPN's John Keim: "I don't think it was a total shock. I just think for guys that have been around here for a while, it gets a little bit old to keep answering these same questions every year."


Braves fan's death ruled accident

Gregory Murrey fell during the 7th inning of Saturday's game. The medical examiner ruled the death was caused by blunt force injuries to Murrey's head and torso. Murrey's family released a statement today, which read in part: "The night Greg passed away, he was doing one of his favorite things -- watching the Braves."


Good luck catching this kid

His name is Lil' Sam Semi. His age is 9. His specialty is avoiding defender after defender after defender ...