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15hMark Schlabach

Schlabach: A farewell to offseason, hello to our final picks

A list-a-palooza of the best of college football's long layoff, along with predictions for each FBS conference and what to watch across the country.

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Berry: My bold fantasy football predictions

John Brown will catch at least 10 TDs this season. Yes, you heard me ... 10 TDs! With this and other predictions, Matthew Berry goes way out on a limb with a bold statement for each NFL team.

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Baylor's offense flying high again in win (1:26)
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Arkansas Tech honors late teammate (0:20)
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Serena wins point, sticks the landing (0:38)
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Highlights: United States 2-1 Peru (1:33)
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Highlights: Mexico 3-3 Trinidad & Tobago (2:22)
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Aldo and McGregor head-butt during news conference (0:49)
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Report: Kane investigation headed to grand jury

The case involving a sexual assault allegation against Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will be presented to a grand jury beginning next week, The Buffalo News reported.

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Ridiculous behind-the-back conversion (0:28)
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Pac-12 vs. SEC on display in Houston (1:51)
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Bob Ryan: Patriots will be scrutinized more than ever (0:54)
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How a bench reacts after a dunk (0:14)
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Brady's back and so are the Pats (0:52)
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Who prevails this weekend in college football? (1:56)
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Jen Welter: 'It was very natural with the guys' (1:43)
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Sports and racial identity

Mike Wise writes that Serena Williams has embraced her blackness and found a spiritual home while Tiger Woods has been proudly biracial and found a perhaps unintended kind of isolation.

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Player delivers Jadeveon Clowney-like hit
College Football 

Montana State LB Mac Bignell decleats a Fort Lewis running back with a vicious hit in the second quarter.

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College Football 

Things get feisty between Aldo, McGregor

The war of words between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and interim champion Conor McGregor became even more intense as the two went nose-to-nose during a new conference.

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Arkansas Tech tribute turns into TD
College Football 

The Wonder Boys lined up with 10 players on the field for their first defensive play as a way to honor Zemaric Holt, a teammate who drowned this summer. Amazingly, the result was a fumble recovery for a TD.

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College Football 

Oregon State QB hurdles defender
College Football 

Even though Seth Collins' run was called back for a hold, it's worth watching for the beautiful hurdle.

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College Football 

Tulowitzki leaps over O's catcher at 1st
MLB 

Troy Tulowitzki reached first on an error but when he rounded the base on the overthrow, he had to jump over the Orioles' Matt Wieters, the catcher that was backing up first, to make it back to the base safely.

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MLB 

Herrera' stunning goal salvages draw
Soccer 

Héctor Herrera drilled a laser from 30 yards out to pull Mexico level in the 85th minute of a 3-3 draw against Trinidad & Tobago.

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Soccer 

A Tiger Woods-approved US Open dance
Tennis 

Cameron Hughes, who danced with Novak Djokovic after his second-round win at the US Open, has dance moves that pump up the crowd, including Tiger Woods, and gets a chuckle from Rafael Nadal in between sets.

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Tennis 

Likely destinations for Robert Griffin III
NFL 

RG III's standing in Washington is tenuous at best right now, so ESPN's NFL Nation reporters rated which teams would have the most interest in the QB. Wait ... Giants + Eagles?

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NFL 

Elijah Holyfield's unique announcement
College Football 

Evander Holyfield was "The Real Deal" ... and so was his son's verbal commitment to play football at the University of Georgia on Friday. Bring on the puppies

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College Football 

A bobbling football? No problem
College Football 

Lenoir-Rhyne University DB Cliff Barrett intercepted a pass -- while falling down -- as the ball was twirling end over end. Someone check his gloves for duct tape.

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College Football 

Serena wins point, sticks the landing
Tennis 

Serena Williams' forehand was good, but her landing in a split made it even better. She came back from losing the first set to beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

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Tennis 

Kiss Nadal's streak goodbye
Tennis 

Coming into Friday, Rafael Nadal was 151-0 when up 2 sets to 0 in a Grand Slam match, but Fabio Fognini ended that streak at the US Open.

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Tennis 

Gronk's latest project: hot sauce
NFL 

ESPN's Darren Rovell says Rob Gronkowski decided to put his name and image on a hot sauce called Gronk's Hot Sauce: "His father and his brothers ... figured hot sauce was natural because Rob thinks he's hot."

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NFL 

Behind the back to the drawing board

A botched extra-point try didn't deter this high school kicker as he employed a blind, twirling pass to a wide-open teammate for the two-point conversion. Just like they drew it up.

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Usain Bolt's dizzying goal
Soccer 

The track superstar put his feet to use in a different way, taking to the soccer field for an attempt at dizzy goals. Spoiler: The post plays a key role. Watch

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Soccer 

Brandon Armstrong at it again
NBA 

His latest imitation? A team's bench after a sick play. Maybe no one busts out the worm, but Armstrong isn't far off.

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NBA 

Face off? Sure, also gotta have a selfie

After making weight, UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovski stands with Frank Mir for a face off and captures the moment with a quick selfie.

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Fan with 'Rodgers' tumor to be Bears' guest

A young Bears fan who named his brain tumor after Aaron Rodgers will get to attend the season opener against the Packers on Sept. 13 at Soldier Field, courtesy of his favorite team. 'He's ecstatic'

Freestyle flipping in kayak championships

Canada's Nick Troutman shows off at the ICF world freestyle kayak championships in Beachburg, Ontario.

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From The Mag: Eric LeGrand still believes
College Football 

Five years after a hit left him paralyzed, the former Rutgers standout says his lifelong love of football still sustains him: "Football made me who I am. I don't miss practice, I'll tell you that. But playing the game of football -- oh, I'd do anything to go back to it." His daily grind

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College Football 

M's win slugfest over A's
MLB 

Seattle overcomes a first-inning grand slam from Oakland's Danny Valencia to come back and win 11-8.

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MLB 

Taylor powers Nats to walk-off win
MLB 

Michael Taylor slugged a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th to send Washington to a 5-2 win over Atlanta.

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