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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 ESPN & 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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4hScott Burnside

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)
7hJason Sobel

Rory overtakes Spieth for No. 1; Day lurking

Rory McIlroy has reclaimed the world's No. 1 ranking from Jordan Spieth, but Jason Day could overtake both golfers and grab the top spot with a win this weekend in the Deutsche Bank.Championship.

Matthews on fan falling: 'Horrible scene' (2:52)


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."


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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.

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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 ...


Jay Gruden: Kirk Cousins starter for 2015

The Redskins coach announced this morning that Cousins will be the team's starting QB for the season. Cousins got the job over Robert Griffin III, who's been dealing with injuries on and off since 2012.

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Sport Science: Serena's serve

Serena Williams' serve is one of the most dangerous weapons in sports. By the time an opponent's brain catches up, the ball is already over the net and they're left with .4 seconds to react.


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Vandeweghe, Bouchard both claim opening sets in their matches; Djokovic cruises to two sets to love lead over Souza. Watch live ESPN/@ESPN3

Watch: Djokovic cruising in first round

The top seed has won the first two sets 6-1, 6-1 vs. Brazil's João Souza in the first round of the US Open. Souza made 11 unforced errors in the second set vs. Djoker's four. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Who let the dogs out?

The El Paso Chihuahuas hosted the Wiener Schnitzel weenie dog race, and one dog had a little too much fun on the field.


Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Surgery on Jaguars TE Julius Thomas would be to tighten ligaments at finger joint that were stretched at injury. They tighten naturally but haven't done so as quickly as hoped and won't be fully healed by opener. Surgery now gets him back sooner.

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Edwin Encarnacion named AL Player of the Week. His stats would make for a decent month for most players: .391 BA, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 1.722 OPS

Watch: Novak Djokovic takes first set

The top seed took the first set over João Souza 6-1 in the first round at the US Open. Djoker is the top seed here for the fourth time in the last five years. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Kid is in total awe of Wayne Rooney

If you ever get the chance to stand within feet of the Manchester United star, please react like this youngster did.


Bills name Tyrod Taylor Week 1 starter

Ryan Clark says Rex Ryan's decision to start Taylor is about potential: “You know what you have with those other guys. … Here’s the guy with the most upside.”


Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain has been activated off the physically unable to perform list and can begin practicing this week. He will miss the first four games of the regular season due to violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. McClain has been recovering from offseason knee surgery.

UCLA CB Ishmael Adams arrested

Adams was arrested for robbery and is in jail on $100,000 bail. He allegedly used force to take a cell phone from an Uber driver early Sunday morning. Adams started all 13 games in his last two seasons, and recorded a pair of pick-six's and a 100-yard kickoff return for a TD in 2014.

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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.