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Top 100: Ranking college football's best players

If 2014 taught us anything, it's that predicting who will be the best players at season's end is a tough business, but we're going to try.


Bills suspend O-line coach Kromer for 6 games

The Bills announced the suspension of offensive line coach Aaron Kromer for the first six games of the season, the penalty for a July incident that led to assault charges for Kromer and his son.

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28mDarren Rovell

Sources: Adidas makes $200M bid for Harden

Adidas has submitted a bid of $200 million over 13 years to sign Rockets forward James Harden, whose deal with Nike recently expired, sources told ESPN.com.

Rousey KO's Correia in claymation (0:29)
Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers work out, part 2 (0:13)
51mBuster Olney

Mets fans deserve standing ovation

It was largely the passion of Mets fans -- their declared frustration, their anger -- that drove their team's front office to make changes in Queens.

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14hSteve Wulf

How MLB deflated potential equipment scandal

Remember The Great Glove Grapple of 1990? Probably not, because unlike the NFL with Deflategate, MLB took the air out of rampant mitt growth without creating controversy, Steve Wulf writes.

Yasiel Puig: This Is SportsCenter (Walk-up Music) (0:30)
Mel Kiper Jr.'s tire woes (2:23)
Manning throws football routes to kids (1:10)
Blue Jays win after Gibbons gets ejected (2:34)
Overseas Elite wins TBT (1:03)
Merritt gets first PGA Tour win (2:06)
Rousey sounds off on Cyborg (0:30)
Correa's behind-the-back spin-and-throw (0:13)
14hAdam Teicher

Chiefs' Charles feels like 'LeBron of football'

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is usually the focus of attention from opposing defenses. The attention gets so much that he said he can feel at times like LeBron James.

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Pipe Dream -- Robbie "Maddo" Maddison (3:56)


Jones' plan to survive Rousey ... or not

Lolo Jones knows she'd have no chance against Ronda Rousey -- so she joked she'd run in circles for a minute just to prolong the fight. But even then, she knows the likely outcome. Life insurance invovled?

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

New York Giants' Rashad Jennings? The running back was repping SpongeBob at training camp today.

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Goins goes yard for Blue Jays

Light-hitting Ryan Goins hit his 3rd HR of the season to give the Jays a 1-1 tie with the Twins. David Price takes the mound for his 3rd inning of work, already having 4 K's. Follow live

MLB power rankings: Cards not budging

For the 10th straight week, St. Louis tops the list. And why not? The Cardinals' 67-38 record is best in MLB by 4.5 games. The other 29


Welcome to Toronto, Mr. Price

In the top of the second inning, Torii Hunter greeted new Blue Jays pitcher David Price by hitting a solo home run to center field, his 17th of the season. Follow live

Do you want fries with that?

When opposing fans threw a cheeseburger at goalie Juan Carlos Olave during a match he did the only thing he could: he took a bite. Now if only they'd throw a soda so he could wash it down.


Ronda Rousey gets A+ for 34-second win

Brett Okamoto writes in his UFC 190 report card: "She somehow made this entirely lopsided matchup against Bethe Correia fascinating. ... After she knocked out poor Correia, she visibly mouthed to her 'Don't cry,' which might officially be the coldest move in UFC history." Full report card

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Fire emoji guide to job security
College Football 

"The hot seat" is so 20th century. The only way to measure college coaches' job security in 2015 is with fire emojis. Al Golden might rate 8, but that's not even the most fire. Who's seat is hottest?

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College Football 

Harden, an expensive shoe salesman

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, adidas has made a 13-year, $200M offer to James Harden, whose Nike deal recently expired. Nike has until the end of next week to match the deal. Adidas needs a splash

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WATCH: David Price takes the mound

SportsCenter will be keeping an eye on Price's first start for the Blue Jays, including in-progress highlights. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


WATCH : Int'l Dota 2 Championships

The fifth annual e-sports competition features 10 invited teams, plus 2 wild-card entries. The main bracket begins today and will continue until Saturday's final. ESPN has it covered each day this week. Live on WatchESPN

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Rousey-Correia beatdown in claymation

Bethe Correia was a lot of talk before her UFC 190 fight against Ronda Rousey. But once she got in the ring it was lights out.


#CFBRank Nos. 81-90
College Football 

BYU QB Taysom Hill is tied for 81st in ESPN's annual rankings. See who else checked in above and below Hill in the second batch released today. More rankings

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College Football 

Ranking college football's top players
College Football 

ESPN's annual list is back -- let the debate begin! Forty-three writers and editors rated players based on their performances last season. The first batch includes a pair of QBs, dynamic RB and ST extraordinaire . #CFBRank Nos. 91-100

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College Football 

ICYMI: Jordan has ice water in his veins

Michael Jordan, the king in the clutch during his NBA career, drained another buzzer-beater to beat Jimmy Butler in a shooting contest at Jordan's camp. Yes, he's still got it.


Cristiano Ronaldo buys friend an island

If you're Jorge Mendes, being Ronaldo's friend and agent has a lot of perks. Mendes got married Sunday and Ronaldo was the best man in the truest sense of the word: He bought Mendes a Greek island. How much?

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Clyde on Carmelo: 'Melo wasn't happy'

Knicks legend and announcer Walt "Clyde" Frazier told ESPN's Ian Begley that Carmelo Anthony wasn't happy with the Knicks' pick of Kristaps Porzingis: "Will he ask out, you know what I mean, if he sees that this is not happening? ... They are a few years away and Melo knows that his days are numbered, so stay tuned." Full Q&A

Price's debut means trouble for Twins

New Blue Jays SP David Price makes his first start today with the team, which comes as bad news for his opponent Minnesota. Price has a 2.21 ERA in 14 career starts vs. the Twins. Follow live

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Kuechly models game on Ray Lewis

Two-time Pro Bowl LB Luke Kuechly grew admiration for the former Ravens LB because of his "leadership and his passion and love for the game."


$17M up for grabs in e-sports event

This year's International Dota 2 Championships boasts the largest prize pool ever for an e-sports competition. The winning team will earn over $6M. Still new to e-sports? What you need to know

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Price good when making debut

David Price is making his first start with the Blue Jays this afternoon. His first starts with each of his previous two teams went pretty well:

  • 2008 with Rays: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 K's
  • 2014 with Tigers: 8.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 10 K's

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