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2hJon Gruden

Gruden: Russell Wilson has impressive repertoire

Accurate, fearless and highly versatile, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson undoubtedly is in the upper tier of NFL quarterbacks, writes Jon Gruden.

Campbell says Dolphins have enough to win (0:43)
Matthews' burn on Kaepernick cold blooded? (1:50)
Rewind: Bonds belts record-breaking home run (0:45)
Tannehill's struggles part of Dolphins mess (0:57)
How good is Michigan after two shutouts? (1:06)
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Matt Bowen

Bowen: The magic of James Jones

Even when the Packers' 31-year-old receiver is covered, he's open, thanks to an unstoppable route and a quarterback who can put the ball in the tightest of windows.

Laken Tomlinson: The inspirational journey of a Lions OL (4:23)
1hMike Rodak

Rex changes tune on Bills' penalties, seeks fix

After taking a defiant stance Sunday on the Bills' 17 penalties in their 24-10 loss to the Giants, Rex Ryan explained Monday that he was doing everything possible to fix the problem.

Green heats up with a windmill dunk (0:20)
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2hJohn Clayton

Clayton: The golden age of Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan is now 30, but he could just be entering his prime, with weapons to throw to, a running game to fall back on, and a coaching staff eager to maximize his talent.

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7hTristan H. Cockcroft

Fantasy Fallout: Freeman's encore, Gurley's rise

Tristan H. Cockcroft provides historical context to the top fantasy storylines from Week 4, including Devonta Freeman's encore, Todd Gurley's big second half and Cairo Santos' surprising day.

Jaworski: Eagles use of Murray inexcusable (1:30)

MLB Power Rankings: Final week

Will Cardinals-Blue Jays be this year's World Series matchup? If our final rankings of the season are any indication, that's what you could see come late October.

Broncos' defense leading the way for offense (1:28)
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5hMike Sando

Sando: Jameis Winston's INT issues alarming?

Jameis Winston's INT troubles have followed him to the pros, and while part of the reason has been simple desperation, Mike Sando says that Winston has work to do.

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2hNeil Paine and Matt Coller

NHL: Is your team projected to win it all?

Kings, Blackhawks, Kings, Blackhawks. That's so last four years. We're all about the here and now, so we turned to Hockey Prospectus to illuminate the new season that starts on Wednesday.

The league sends a message with Torres suspension (3:36)
6hBrett Okamoto

Report Card: Youth is served at UFC 192

While Daniel Cormier's victory over Alexander Gustafsson certainly lived up to expectations in the main event, the real theme to follow at UFC 192 had to do with MMA's new blood.


Saban lashes out at media
College Football 

Alabama coach Nick Saban when asked about what advice his gives his players on the noise surrounding the program: "Well I say the same thing as when you all buried us last week and all that. That it really doesn't matter what you think. ... Cause if it was up to you, we're six-feet under already. We're dead and buried and gone. Gone!"

College Football 

Sunday sounds from Week 4

Check out the best postgame sound bites from Week 4 of the NFL including some happy QBs and angry coaches.


Murray: I'm not touching the ball enough

Eagles RB DeMarco Murray discussed his lack of touches after his team lost 23-20 to Washington, Sunday.


Trump: Redskins don't need name change

Donald Trump tells the New York Times he agrees with rival Jeb Bush's support for the Redskins' embattled nickname. "Honestly, I don't think they should change the name, unless the owner wanted to," adding "I know Indians that are extremely proud of that name."

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Jagr says he's bringing back the mullet

It isn't 1999 (when this picture was taken) and Jaromir Jagr is now 43, but the current Panther says he's bringing back the infamous haircut, according to the Miami Herald. Twitter pressure got to him

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Why Raffi Torres got a 41-game suspension

The NHL's Department of Player Safety details the hit by Sharks forward Raffi Torres on Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg that warranted a 41-game suspension from the league.


Dave McMenamin @mcten

Cavs going with LeBron, Mo, JR, Timo and JJ as their starting 5. Should be what we see on Oct. 27, minus KLove in for JJ.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy: “Sunday's game against the 49ers was clearly our best defensive performance of the year.”

Seahawks preparing for life after Lynch?

Trent Dilfer on how Seattle's offense may function without Marshawn Lynch: "This is the time for Russell Wilson to carry the offensive franchise on his back. ... They're morphing into a shotgun/zone-read/volume passing offense with Russell Wilson."


Ryan Mallet remains Texans QB

Houston lost 48-21 to the Falcons Sunday, but coach Bill O'Brien said he'll stick with Mallet vs. the Colts on Thursday. Mallet completed less than half his passes, including one pick, in the loss. "Like all of us he knows he has to play better," O'Brien said.


Fantasy Basketball: Top 200 rankings

With the NBA season approaching, Tom Carpenter updates the top 200 players in fantasy basketball for 2015-16. New Orleans big man Anthony Davis checks in at No. 1 overall. Leagues won by up-and-comers

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks inactives: RB Marshawn Lynch, S Steven Terrell, CB Tharold Simon, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, C/G Kristjan Sokoli, NT Brandon Mebane, DL Demarcus Dobbs. It'll be Thomas Rawls starting for Lynch and Jordan Hill starting for Mebane.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: LB DeAndre Levy, RB Joique Bell, TE Brandon Pettigrew, OT Corey Robinson, RG Larry Warford, DE Phillip Hunt, DT Jermelle Cudjo.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Running in pre-game warm ups tonight, Marshawn Lynch looks as if he'll be ready for Sunday. Which is what Bengals HC Marvin Lewis expects.

Blackhawks lead preseason Power Rankings

Not surprisingly, the defending Stanley Cup champions are No. 1 to open the season, even as they go through a number of changes. Power Rankings

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

One player to keep an eye on tonight is Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett. According to ESPN Stats & Information, opponents have completed a staggering 81.8 percent of their passes thrown at least 15 yards downfield this season against the Lions. If Seattle's offensive line can protect Russell Wilson, don't be surprised if he tries to connect deep to Lockett.

Nick Wagoner @nwagoner

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said LB Alec Ogletree will have surgery on fractured right ankle Tuesday. Determination on IR or IR/return after that

Devonta Freeman is a fantasy force

Freeman's back-to-back 30-point fantasy performances since replacing Tevin Coleman have put him in the same company as some all-time greats, including Eric Dickerson and Walter Payton. Week 4 fantasy fallout

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Defensive lineman picks off spike attempt

A spike is usually one of the safest plays in football -- except for this time, when it was intercepted. Check it out


Chris Mortensen @mortreport

Even w Lance Dunbar out for year, Cowboys won't panic for RBs. Randle, McFadden, Michael on 53-man & rookie Gus Johnson on practice squad.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Chuck Pagano said Andrew Luck is moving in the right direction. Note: Pagano said he was supremely confident Luck would play against Jacksonville

C.M. Punk's UFC debut delayed

The former WWE wrestler, birth name Phil Brooks, has been sidelined several weeks after "tweeking" his shoulder, according to his coach Duke Roufus. Roufus said, "We're probably looking at a fight in the next 6-to-10 months. The injury throws us back one month."

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