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McGee: Biggest surprise of the 2015 college football season?

Ryan McGee polls those in the know to find out which teams and players will come out of nowhere in 2015. For starters, don't sleep on the Pac-12. Or Oklahoma. Or LSU. Or an upset in Blacksburg.

20mPat Yasinskas

Bucs OC: Ankle injury affecting QB Winston

Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston has a sprained ankle but is expected to be "full speed" by the opener, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter revealed Monday.

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CourtCast: Follow Day 1 at the US Open

The US Open is underway. Mardy Fish and Venus Williams are in action early, while Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal take center stage under the lights (live on ESPN & WatchESPN).

How will the judge rule in Deflategate? (2:00)
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)
Cobb injury putting a strain on Packers' receiving corps (0:30)
3hJason 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)
Little Leaguer makes great basket catch (0:24)
Arena football player makes acrobatic grab (0:19)
PSU coach challenges PA Little Leaguer (0:36)


Federer welcomes traditional scheduling

The elimination of Super Saturday is welcome news to Roger Federer, who at 34, will definitely benefit from the traditional day of rest between the semis and final. Happy players, happy tournament

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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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Hulk Hogan breaks his silence

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


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.”


Serena's path to final changes again

With Maria Sharapova withdrawing and Ana Ivanovic getting upset by Dominika Cibulkova, the highest-ranked player that Serena Williams could face in the semis -- assuming the higher-ranked player wins each match -- is 10-seed Carla Suárez Navarro. Navarro is 0-6 all-time against Serena, including a loss in the 2013 US Open quarters. Day 1 coverage on ESPN/WatchESPN

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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Meyer not ready to name a starter
College Football 

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is staying mum on how the QB competition between J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones is shaking out: "I'll announce the starter when the first guy takes the snap."

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Elinor Dempsey was surfing off the Central California coast when she encountered what she thought was a dolphin. It was not a dolphin. Luckily the surfer narrowly escaped the shark attack untouched; her board did not have the same fortune. [Credit: Laura Dickinson/The Tribune via AP]

The unluckiest MLB players of 2015

Atlanta's Shelby Miller has a 3.24 ERA in his last 18 starts -- but he's 0-10 thanks to atrocious run support. But he's not the only one in baseball who's down on his luck. Bad breaks

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Richardson pleads not guilty to charges

Jets DE Sheldon Richardson pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest and several traffic charges stemming from a high-speed road race near St. Louis in July. Story

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We all dance for ice cream
College Football 

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood planned an offense vs. defense dance-off, complete with an ice cream prize. Players went all out: The worm -- and a belly -- made an appearance.

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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.

College Football 

Wedding Bells For Russell Westbrook

The Thunder star tied the knot with college sweetheart Nina Earl this weekend ... and wore a surprisingly subdued outfit, as well. Check it out

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Jake Arrieta on no-hitter: 'It was fun, man'

Arrieta talked to Buster Olney after throwing the first no-hitter of his career and the 14th in Cubs franchise history -- and he's interrupted only briefly by the congratulatory Powerade shower.


No settlement reached in Brady appeal

Sal Paolantonio and Andrew Brandt explain why the two sides were unable to come to a settlement. Judge Richard M. Berman will rule by Sept. 4.


Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama just released its depth chart for the season-opener against Wisconsin. Nick Saban not tipping his hand, going with a three-man look at QB: Jake Coker, Cooper Bateman, Alec Morris. Expect two to get reps and a third to be in more of a reserved role.

Serve the ball, not the racket

Benoit Paire put a lot on his serve during this point at the US Open -- maybe too much.


Cuba, Venezuela tip off FIBA Americas

The FIBA Americas Olympic qualifying tournament begins today in Mexico, with Cuba taking on Venezuela. The Venezuelan squad hasn't qualified for the Olympics since 1992, and finished 7th at the Pan Am Games earlier this summer. Live on ESPN3


Jameis Winston has sprained ankle

The Bucs QB was initially hurt in the second preseason game but still saw action into the third quarter in the third game on Saturday. OC Dirk Koetter said the ankle is affecting Winston's play "a little bit," but added that he'd be "full speed" by the regular-season opener.

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Meyer: 'I'd like to see both guys involved'

A final decision in Ohio State's quarterback derby won't be revealed until just before the season kicks off, with coach Urban Meyer saying J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones could both see action. "We'll announce the starter when the first guy takes the snap," Meyer said. "It's still very close. ... If it was different skill sets, we probably would [need to decide], but they're not."

Russell responds to angry Lakers fans

D'Angelo Russell sent out a Tracy McGrady-related tweet that angered part of the Lakers fan base. This weekend he responded to them, and he didn't exactly mince words. 'There's a lot of spoiled Lakers fans'

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