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Watch live: Baylor, SMU trade quick-strike TDs

Tune in to watch Baylor vs. SMU (live on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Berry: My bold fantasy football predictions

John Brown will catch at least 10 TDs this season. Yes, you heard me ... 10 TDs! With this and other predictions, Matthew Berry goes way out on a limb with a bold statement for each NFL team.

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Report: Kane investigation headed to grand jury

The case involving a sexual assault allegation against Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will be presented to a grand jury beginning next week, The Buffalo News reported.

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Possible playoff race X factors

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Custance: Paying tribute to a lost teammate

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Welter accepts Mayweather invite to attend fight

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Kuhn: Betting UFC 191: Johnson-Dodson

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Sports and racial identity

Mike Wise writes that Serena Williams has embraced her blackness and found a spiritual home while Tiger Woods has been proudly biracial and found a perhaps unintended kind of isolation.


Western Michigan returns kick for TD
College Football 

Western Michigan's Darius Phillips returned a kickoff 100 yards for a TD to even it up at 7-7 vs. Michigan State on ESPNU. The last team to run a kickoff back for a touchdown vs. Michigan State was Notre Dame in 2011.

College Football 

Fred Jackson, Seahawks agree to deal

The former Bills RB and Seattle have agreed to a one-year deal, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter and multiple reports.

Cuse QB Terrel Hunt hurt
College Football 

Terrel Hunt got hurt on this 2-yard run and the Orange put freshman Eric Dungey in the game. The Orange lead Rhode Island 7-0.

College Football 

Michigan State's first TD of season
College Football 

After an interception got the Spartans the ball, Madre London ran 24 yards for a touchdown -- and the kick was good -- to put Michigan State up 7-0 over Western Michigan on ESPNU.

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SMU evens things up vs. Baylor
College Football 

The Mustangs scored just 12 points in its first four games last season but they have 14 points in just under 8 minutes so far today. Things are even at 14 on ESPN.

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Pass interception leads to touchdown
College Football 

Montae Nicholson intercepted Western Michigan's Zach Terrell's pass, and the Spartans would score a touchdown shortly after.

College Football 

No. 4 Baylor scores yet again
College Football 

Seth Russell dives into the end zone as the Bears score again and take a 14-7 lead against SMU. The game is still in the first five minutes of play on ESPN.

College Football 

Who will step up for Michigan State?

With the graduation of Jeremy Langford and Nick Hill, Michigan State lost 64% of its total rushes and 70% of yards from last season. Only one returning RB (Delton Williams) has more than 50 carries in his career. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

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Darius Phillips' big return to start game
College Football 

Western Michigan's Darius Phillips returned the kickoff 72 yards in the first play of the season against Michigan State (5).

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SMU answers Baylor quickly
College Football 

The Bears aren't the only ones who can score quickly, as the Mustangs answered a quick score with a TD off a long 46-yard pass. and the game is even at 7.

College Football 

Baylor scores in first minute
College Football 

The No. 4 team in the land didn't give SMU even a minute to settle in. It took the Bears only 50 seconds and 4 plays to go 75 yards and score a touchdown. The game is on ESPN.

College Football 

Watch: (4) Baylor at SMU on ESPN
College Football 

Baylor has 11 straight wins against SMU. History doesn't favor SMU snapping the Bears' streak. The last time SMU beat a team ranked in the top five of the AP poll was in 1980 when the Mustangs defeated No. 2 Texas. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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College Football 

Watch: (5) MSU vs. W. Michigan

Michigan State has won nine straight series meetings, and it has won at least 11 games in four of the last five seasons -- will the Spartans get their first of 2015-16 tonight? Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

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U.S. looks to get back on track in friendly

Following its worst Gold Cup result since 2000, the United States takes on Peru in the first of two tuneups before an Oct. 10 playoff vs. Mexico for a Confederations Cup berth. Follow live

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Watch: Serena continues quest for Slam

Serena Williams takes on fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who's in the third round of the US Open for the third time. Serena won both previous meetings between the two, but they were in 2006 and '08. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Baylor turns to QB Seth Russell

Russell replaced Bryce Petty as Baylor’s quarterback. He saw action in eight games last year, compiling an impressive 81.3 QBR with eight TDs and only one interception. Is he starting the season on the right foot? Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Watch live: UFC 191 official weigh-in

Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, and contender John Dodson hit the scales for their rematch at UFC 191. Watch live on WatchESPN

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A bobbling football? No problem
College Football 

Lenoir-Rhyne University DB Cliff Barrett intercepted a pass ... while falling down ... while the ball was twirling end over end. Someone check his gloves for duct tape.

College Football 

Russell smacks two homers in Cubs' win

Addison Russell's pair of home runs, plus Anthony Rizzo's grand slam, powered the Cubs to a blowout, 14-5 win over the Diamondbacks.