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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).

How will the judge rule in Deflategate? (2:00)
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3hJane 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.

3hJim 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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1hScott 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)


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
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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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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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Uruguay vs. Brazil at FIBA Americas

With an Olympic spot already wrapped up as hosts, Brazil's NBA players are sitting out this summer, but the team will still compete at FIBA Americas, starting with today's game vs. Uruguay. Live on ESPN3

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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.


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."


Field Yates @FieldYates

Washington (Cousins) & Buffalo (Taylor) starting QB's officially announced...Still awaiting on the most compelling situation: Ohio State.

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.”


Mike Rodak @mikerodak

Rex Ryan said he had a "change of heart" about announcing Taylor. Doesn't want players bombarded with questions if he kept it quiet.

Serena Williams shames body shamers

"It's me, and I love me. I've learned to love me. I've been like this my whole life and I embrace me. I love how I look. I am a full woman and I'm strong, and I'm powerful, and I'm beautiful at the same time." Watch

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Hulk Hogan breaks his silence

"I never should have said what I said. It was wrong. I'm embarrassed by it."


Mardy Fish @MardyFish

As I start my last tournament, I'm overwhelmed how many people I have to thank. I'm so excited to play the @usopen one last time.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh on testy halftime interview on Saturday: "I'm not good at them. I got to get better at that and hope to improve at that."

Ted Ginn Jr. is not happy ... with Madden

The speedy Panthers WR was given an 88 rating for speed in Madden NFL 16, and it's not sitting well with him. “I’m very pissed,’’ Ginn said when asked about the rating. “An 88?’’ Vowing to prove Madden wrong

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Gamecocks to honor 'Emanuel 9'
College Football 

South Carolina football players will wear stickers on their helmets this season to honor the nine people who died in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., this past June.

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