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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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4hJane McManus

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)
4hJim 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?

9-year-old flies by defense for TD (0:25)
ESPN Sport Science - Serena's serve (3:01)
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2hScott 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)
5hJason 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)
Arena football player makes acrobatic grab (0:19)


Serve the ball, not the racket

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


Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Texas coach Charlie Strong named junior Tyrone Swoopes his starting QB on Monday. Strong said he's know that would be the plan for several weeks. "He's won over the team," Strong said. The Longhorns still plans to use backup QB Jerrod Heard at some point against Notre Dame on Saturday.

US Open Tennis @usopen

No. 8 K. Pliskova and No. 10 C. Suarez Navarro both lose in straight sets. No top-10 seeds remain on Serena's side of the draw. #usopen

Cibulkova upsets Ivanovic at US Open

Dominika Cibulkova needed three sets to beat seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic -- a former world No. 1 -- in the first round, earning her first US Open win since 2012.


Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

"There's nothing wrong with my language, it's how it's portrayed," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said of Hard Knocks. "They make you look like you swear a lot. I don't really swearing that much." Sure, coach. (The comment, said in jest, drew raucous laughter from assembled media)


Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State WR Michael Thomas evaluated the progress of converted QB Braxton Miller, who is set to make his return for the Buckeyes on Monday at Virginia Tech: "All-around, complete athlete," Thomas said. "You're starting to see a guy who went from not really knowing what to do and now has come a long way. I feel like he's ready to show it on Monday."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert on Monday issued a statement on Martavis Bryant's suspension: "We are disappointed in Martavis’ actions that has led to his four-game suspension. It is a disappointment to our entire organization as well as our fans, but we will continue to support Martavis during his suspension. It is very unfortunate his actions have put our team in this situation to begin the year, but we are confident he will learn from his mistake and return in excellent shape in Week 5."

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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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 

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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Shelby Miller's start moved up

Miller will pitch tonight instead of Tuesday because Mike Foltynewicz (illness) was scratched from the 7:10 p.m. start vs. Miami. Miller is 0-10 in his last 18 starts despite a 3.24 ERA.

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The unluckiest MLB players of 2015

Atlanta's Shelby Miller has a 3.24 ERA in his last 18 starts -- but he's 0-10 thanks to atrocious run support. But he's not the only one in baseball who's down on his luck. Bad breaks

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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."


Good luck catching this kid

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


Venus Williams pushed to third set

Williams couldn't convert any of her four match points as Monica Puig rallied to take the second set in a tiebreak and knot the match at 1-all. It's just the 4th time Williams has been taken to 3 sets in the 1st round of the US Open. Coverage on ESPN/WatchESPN


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."


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.


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.


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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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.


McGee: Surprises in college football
College Football 

In 2013, no one saw Jameis Winston coming. In 2014, no one saw Ohio State or its title-winning quarterback(s). So what out-of-left-field storyline does Ryan McGee predict for this season? Don't sleep on the Pac-12

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College Football 

Chicharito joins Bayer Leverkusen

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez passed a medical exam with the Bundesliga club on Monday, sealing his move from Manchester United. The forward scored 59 goals in 157 games for United.

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