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Dinich: Games the committee will watch closely

Every game matters to teams with College Football Playoff aspirations, but some matchups can make or break a season. Here's an early look at games with huge playoff implications.

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10hBrett Okamoto

Rousey-Holm tilt moved to Nov. 14 in Australia

A UFC female bantamweight championship fight between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, originally scheduled to take place Jan. 2, now will headline UFC 193 on Nov. 14 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Who will win the NL MVP? (1:35)
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Tate's 62-yard TD catch (0:30)
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Titans fall to Chiefs (1:09)
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Morales' home run hits catwalk (0:15)
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Floyd Mayweather balls with Isaiah Thomas (2:00)
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Griner throws down a one-handed dunk (0:20)
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Kid's priceless reaction to snagging foul ball (0:26)
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Golfer's incredible effort to hit out of a water hazard (1:15)
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Stephen A. on Mayweather, Rousey beef (1:35)
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Little girl helps Rousey (2:17)
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20hBrando Simeo Starkey, The Undefeated staff writer

Hurricane Katrina: Better black lives

Brando Simeo Starkey writes that Hurricane Katrina showed him that if black people want better lives, that is what they should pursue, rather than racial equality.

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Crystal Palace nearing stunner
Soccer 

With Bakary Sako's strike in the 66th minute, Crystal Palace is closer to a monumental upset of defending EPL champs Chelsea. CP lead 1-0 through 70 minutes.

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Catwalk leaves Kevin Kiermaier hanging
MLB 

The Rays CF had no chance on this Kendrys Morales blast, so he decided to strike a pose instead.

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Cowboys likely won't play Dez tonight
NFL 

Bryant, limited in training camp with a strained hamstring, hasn't played in a preseason game yet and owner Jerry Jones doesn't expect him to suit up tonight: "Let's give him the rest. We don't have to have him [Saturday] night. That's the way I would look at it, and do look at it." (via 105.3 The Fan)

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NFL 

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Goal, Crystal Palace! Sako gives Palace the lead at Chelsea! 0-1!

2015 fantasy football rankings

Eddie Lacy was just the No. 6 RB in scoring last year, but he's the No. 3-ranked player entering 2015. What other surprises are in store from ESPN's composite rankings? Top 300

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Liverpool: Down 2-0 + a man
Soccer 

Frustration is mounting at Anfield as Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho was shown red for a reckless challenge. West Ham is working on the upset late in the second half.

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Soccer 

Cousins will start Week 1 for Redskins
NFL 

The Redskins are planning on starting QB Kirk Cousins in Week 1 against the Dolphins, sources tell ESPN's Dianna Russini. Robert Griffin III is sidelined with a concussion.

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NFL 

Olney: Mariners in pretty bad shape

Buster Olney has a piece of advice as Seattle looks for a new GM: "If anyone walks in the door and speaks glowingly about the core in place and the opportunity for a quick and easy turnaround ... [be] suspicious. ... The baseball operations department needs a makeover, not one or two holes patched at the big league level." Far from contending (Insider)

Well that escalated quickly
Soccer 

Watford held off Manchester City in the first half, but a beautiful layoff from David Silva found Fernandinho's boot for a rocket into the side netting. MC lead 2-0 through 59 minutes.

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Cameraman hit by home run
MLB 

Rangers C Chris Gimenez crushed a home run to center field -- directly off the cameraman. No worries, he shrugged it off and kept right on filming.

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If college coaches created their own signs
College Football 

Dan Mullen would want to be recognized for his shoe swag. Jim Mora wants to be called boring. Nick Saban's sign? "Roll Tide, what else?"

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Mayweather is good at more than boxing
NBA 

Celtics PG Isaiah Thomas doesn't ease up on Floyd Mayweather when the two square off in hoops. In fact, Thomas turns it up a notch just to match the pound-for-pound champ,

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OTD: Hurricane Katrina makes landfall

New Orleans journalist Chris Rose recalls Aug, 29, 2005: "What everybody lost was the stuff in the back of their closets. ... You know, your letters from your uncle who served in Vietnam, or the awards you won when you were a child. There are people in this town who don't have photographs of their grandparents. It wasn't about couches and TVs and automobiles and Sheetrock. It was about your history being taken away from you." 10 years later

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Sterling breaks the deadlock for Man City
Barclays Premier League 

Watford was able to keep Manchester City in check for the first half, but it didn't take a full two minutes into the second stanza for Raheem Sterling to score his first goal with his new club. MC lead 1-0 through 49 minutes.

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Championship Saturday at the LLWS
Little League World Series 

Fans from near and far begin to file into Lamade Stadium for today's international and U.S. championship games at the Little League World Series. Japan takes on Mexico in the first game at 12:30 p.m.

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Little League World Series 

Wilson's spectacular bicycle goal
Soccer 

How do you follow up a hat trick from your most recent game? Score your next goal via a bicycle kick, of course. AFC Bournemouth's Callum Wilson lives by this code.

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The truth about Wilson's nanobubbles
NFL 

As a football player, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is a superstar, writes Kevin Seifert. As a citizen, he is one of the NFL's best. As a neurologist, well … hey, he's a great player! Can water prevent concussions?

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NFL 

Neymar cleared to play
Soccer 

Barcelona announced the star has been cleared to play after having recovered from the mumps, which kept him out of the UEFA and Spanish Super Cups, and Barca's league opener. Barcelona hosts Malaga later today in La Liga.

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Soccer 

Watch: College GameDay is back
College Football 

GameDay's hour-long season preview hits the air this morning. What does the crew predict for your favorite school? Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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College Football 

Usain Bolt just can't be stopped
Olympic Sports 

Bolt has collected some individual golds during this year's world championships, but today he helped lead Jamaica to gold in the men's 4x100m. The Americans, who finished second, were DQ'ed, so China took silver in front of the home crowd while Canada earned bronze.

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Olympic Sports 

Expect fireworks in Santa Cruz-Mares
Boxing 

Says Leo Santa Cruz of his PBC on ESPN fight vs. Abner Mares: "No one wants to lose. We're going to leave everything in the ring. When two Mexicans fight each other, it's always bloody. We both have everything to lose." Fight of the year potential

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Boxing 

Stumpy takes a tumble
Cricket 

Everyone loves a pratfall. You'll especially love this one from a cricket mascot named "Stumpy."

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