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Vote: ESPYS for Best Upset, Breakthrough Athlete and more

Was Ole Miss' win over Alabama the best upset of 2014? Was Cardale Jones the nation's top breakthrough athlete? Vote for your favorite ESPY moments now.

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VanHaaren: 5 who could rise at The Opening

Nike's The Opening will have 162 of the top high school prospects from across the country participating in athletic testing, drills and 7-on-7 play.

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Why Miami's offense could actually be improved

Yes, the Hurricanes lost three playmakers to the NFL. But with Brad Kaaya entrenched as the starting quarterback and several receivers returning, they could take a step forward.

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Alabama breakout candidate: LB Reuben Foster

Linebacker Reuben Foster is entering his junior season in Tuscaloosa after two years where his biggest impact has come on special teams.

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Examining the Pac-12's loaded running back depth

Led by UCLA's Paul Perkins, Utah's Devontae Booker and Oregon's Royce Freeman, 2015 could be the "Year of the Running Back" in the Pac-12.

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Michigan working to strengthen New Jersey ties

The roots that Michigan has tried to plant in New Jersey the past six months show the priority they intend to place on getting talent from the state.


Nike chairman plans to step down

Phil Knight, Nike's co-founder and director since 1968, says he wants president and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him. Knight, who has a net worth of $22.3B (Forbes), has donated millions to his alma mater, Oregon. Nike's shuffle

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Mizzou's Brantley released from hospital

Missouri DL Harold Brantley, who suffered a fracture in his lower left leg, ligament damage in his left knee and multiple rib fractures after a single-car accident on Father's Day, is "making great progress and is no longer at University Hospital," MU spokesman Chad Moller said in a text message. The junior was expected to be a key contributor next season.

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More on Miami. Many are skeptical about this team. But I haven't heard coaches + players this confident since I started covering the ACC.

Auburn-Oregon to open 2019 season

The two powerhouse programs will play each other at AT&T Stadium, home of the Cowboys, as part of the AdvoCare Classic. It's a rematch of the 2011 BCS title game when Auburn won with a late field goal.

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