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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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Tebow stages another late comeback (1:02)
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Bob Ryan: Patriots will be scrutinized more than ever (0:54)
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Boykin, TCU outlast Minnesota (1:48)
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CourtCast: Follow US Open action live

Venus Williams and Novak Djokovic play in the early afternoon at Flushing Meadows. Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal are scheduled to play under the lights (live coverage on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Jeremy Lin goes undercover (0:51)
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Drone crash-lands at US Open (0:21)
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Seager shines in major league debut (1:03)
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Cold Hard Facts: What we learned about Michigan (1:03)
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Goal-line stand preserves win for Gamecocks (1:18)
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Ruling a major rebuke of Goodell's power (1:17)
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Kiper: Adoree' Jackson 'could be spectacular this season' (0:40)
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The NYCFC Pirlo conundrum (2:30)
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Pats fans welcome Brady back with open arms (2:17)
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Who can actually win the College Football Playoff? (1:45)

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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 

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 

A matchup of powerhouse programs
College Football 

ESPN's Jeannine Edwards says Notre Dame will be at a loss for words coming out of the tunnel Saturday night: "We live for moments like this, playing a powerhouse team like Texas in prime time on national television."

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College Football 

Holyfield's son commits to Georgia

ESPN 300 RB Elijah Holyfield, son of former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield, committed to the Bulldogs today over Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina. He rushed for 1,735 yards and scored 28 TDs last season at Woodward Academy in Atlanta.

Bucs cut Bowers after 'great ride'

Da'Quan Bowers sent a pair of tweets this morning to thank the Buccaneers' coaching staff and fans, indicating that the defensive lineman has been released. What's next?

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Can MSU make playoff with a loss to OSU?
College Football 

Mike Greenberg doesn't think the Spartans will make the College Football Playoff if they lose to the Buckeyes in November: "I don't think a one-loss team out of the Big Ten that doesn't get into the conference title game will get in, even if they're one of the four best teams in the country."

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College Football 

Italian soccer league adds card color
Soccer 

Serie B is adding green colored cards in addition to the disciplinary reds and yellows referees hand out in matches. Players can earn green cards for good behavior, fair play and sporting gestures, and at the end of the season, a classification will determine an overall fair-play winner, with the leading player likely to win a trophy. Story

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Soccer 

Spieth off to slow start at DBC
Golf 

Jordan Spieth tried out some new clubs last week. It didn't go well, so he's back with his old set for today's first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship ... but it's still not going so well. Leaderboard

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Golf 

Giants cut punter Steve Weatherford

Weatherford was the Giants' punter for the past four years, including Super Bowl XLVI, but they released him today, leaving the team with zero punters on its current roster. Weatherford has nine years of NFL experience. (via ESPN and multiple reports)

College football stadium oddities
College Football 

A mascot mausoleum, a rehabbed garbage dump and massive telescope mirrors ... there is strange history lurking around, under and inside some of college football's most hallowed stadiums. Mirror, mirror on the wall

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College Football 

Meyer: QBs will learn who's starting
College Football 

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer won't tell the rest of the world who his starting QB will be for Monday night's season opener, but Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett will find out Saturday, he said on 97.1 The Fan: "I told them who was ahead. It's so close that both [should] be ready."

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College Football 

Belichick briefly addresses Brady ruling

When asked about Tom Brady rejoining the Patriots, coach Bill Belichick had a simple answer: "He never left." Brady will be available for the first four games as a result of having his suspension overturned. Said Belichick when asked if that affects his game plans: "We'll do the best that we can to have the best plan [and] best preparation for Pittsburgh."

Patriots had plans to raise Brady banner

If Tom Brady's suspension was not overturned before Thursday's Patriots-Giants game, New England would have unveiled a Brady banner at Gillette Stadium rather than the franchise's Super Bowl banner, team president Jonathan Kraft told 98.5 The Sports Hub.

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Schlabach: A farewell to the offseason
College Football 

Like lists? How about hilariously awkward headshots? Mark Schlabach recaps the best of the college football offseason, including its best drills and long-snapper tricks. Offseason roundup

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College Football 

What did we learn about Michigan?
College Football 

ESPN's Butch Davis says he saw a Michigan team return to it's old-school, thumping style of football: "Jim Harbaugh's DNA is all over this Michigan offense."

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College Football 

Roger Federer surprised by forfeits
Tennis 

Federer says there's no excuse for all of the heat-related retirements happening at the US Open, especially since players have been in North America for the most recent stretch of events: "It's not like all of a sudden hot."

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Tennis 

Blank: Brady ruling 'unhealthy' for NFL
NFL 

Falcons owner Arthur Blank took issue with the Deflategate ruling in favor of Tom Brady in federal court Thursday: "It's not healthy for the NFL to be in the kind of litigious position that it's been for last several years," Blank told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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NFL 

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

One key stat from No. 2 TCU's 23-17 win at Minnesota: Trevone Boykin was hit 20 times. The Gophers hit him on 22 percent of TCU's offensive snaps. Sixteen of those hits came when he ran the ball, including nine on option keepers. Fortunately, Boykin was only sacked once. The Heisman contender enjoy great protection on passing downs, but he took some punishment in the run game. Will TCU try to cut down on his exposure in the run game going forward?

Best of college football's opening night
College Football 

Jim Harbaugh's debut. Steve Spurrier and South Carolina against UNC. TDs, blocks and hits galore. The 2015 season kicked off in earnest Thursday night, and ESPN was there to capture it all. Photos

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College Football 

Usain Bolt's dizzying goal

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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49ers cut free agent pickup Dockett
NFL 

San Francisco signed DT Darnell Dockett to a two-year, $7.25M contract this offseason, but the team cut him today, according to ESPN sources and multiple reports. Dockett had 40.5 sacks and made three Pro Browls in 10 years with the Cardinals.

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NFL 

Kyle Schwarber out 3-5 days

The Cubs rookie will be sidelined after an MRI revealed a right rib cage strain. Schwarber initially felt the injury Wednesday and was a late scratch that night. He's hitting .270 with 13 HRs this season.

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