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Utah holds off Michigan, spoils Harbaugh's debut

Jim Harbaugh's debut as Michigan coach ended in a loss as Utah took advantage of Wolverines QB Jake Rudock's three interceptions for an opening victory.

Boykin, TCU outlast Minnesota (1:48)
Tebow stages another late comeback (1:02)
Solomon sharp in Arizona win (2:05)
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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 statements for each NFL team.

Jeremy Lin goes undercover (0:51)
Drone crash-lands at US Open (0:21)
Goal-line stand preserves win for Gamecocks (1:18)
Ruling a major rebuke of Goodell's power (1:17)
Kiper: Adoree' Jackson 'could be spectacular this season' (0:40)
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Brady ruling shifts Patriots' Super Bowl odds

Las Vegas sportsbooks reacted to news of Tom Brady's appeal win by reinstalling the Patriots as the co-favorites in the AFC and bumping up the point spread in next week's season opener.

Pats fans welcome Brady back with open arms (2:17)
Judge deems NFL's process unfair to Brady (1:19)
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Source: JPP plans to return to Giants next week

Jason Pierre Paul plans to return to the New York Giants next week and the team will examine his hand and make a determination about when he might be available to play, according to a source.

Who can actually win the College Football Playoff? (1:45)
NBA impersonator back at it, this time with Ginobili (0:30)
Disguised Ole Miss coach does 'Whip/Nae Nae' (0:33)
The NYCFC Pirlo conundrum (2:30)


4-foot-5 RB makes varsity team

This high school senior is absolutely fearless on the field -- and can juke out players much larger than he is. Moves that will move you


Licecum out for remainder of season

Giants GM Bobby Evans announced on Thursday that pitcher Tim Lincecum would undergo hip surgery. "He won't be able to come back this season. That's evident," Evans told KNBR radio in San Francisco. Free agent next year

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All-access pass with Dikembe Mutombo

Before he's inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame next week, former Hawks star Dikembe Mutombo was honored by Fulton County, Ga.


Suns' Morris clear in trade desire

Markieff Morris does not want to be in Phoenix next year, a stance he reiterated in a tweet late Thursday night: "My future will not be in Phoenix #thatisall #backtothegrind #FOE"

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Lawler-Condit to headline UFC 195

Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit will fight for the UFC welterweight title on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas. It was initially scheduled to headline UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, on Nov. 14, but Lawler had to pull out because of a thumb injury.

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Final: (2) TCU 23, Minnesota 17

The Horned Frogs will have things to work on for next week, as the offense struggled at times. But the defense bent without breaking, and TCU escaped with a season-opening win. Box score


Redskins do away with will-call fee

Season ticket holders won't have to pay a $50 "envelope fee" for will-call privileges that was erroneously posted on the team's website. However, the team did discontinue will-call privileges for those who don't hold season tickets. Ticket confusion

Final: (22) Arizona 42, UTSA 32

Preseason All-American LB Scooby Wright left the game with an apparent knee injury for the Wildcats, who held off a game Roadrunners squad for a season-opening win. Arizona QB Anu Solomon threw 4 TDs with 0 INTs.


Padres rally to outslug Dodgers

Jedd Gyorko's 2-run homer in the eighth inning put San Diego ahead for good in a wild 10-7 win over Los Angeles to open a four-game series. Dodgers prospect Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs in his big league debut. Box score


Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"You never want to coach with a dull blade...everything (regarding the roster and starters) will be clear cut after the weekend." - 49ers coach Jim Tomsula

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU QB Trevone Boykin: "No game is going to be easy. We're the No. 2 team in the country and we're going to get everybody's best swing. We have to counterpunch."


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Utah beats Michigan 24-17 to spoil Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines coaching debut.

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Hawaii starts late football with big block

Have you had your fill of college football today? How about a little dessert? Hawaii and Colorado are just getting started out in Honolulu, where the Rainbow Warriors batted the Buffaloes' first punt of the game out of the air. Follow live

Padres retake lead from Dodgers

Jedd Gyorko's two-run shot in the eighth inning off Jim Johnson gave San Diego an 8-7 lead over visiting L.A. The Dodgers had earlier grabbed the lead with the help from top prospect Corey Seager, who is 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs in his big league debut. Follow live

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU coach Gary Patterson says, "We wanted to get one under the belt." Expected tough game at Minnesota and got it. He's proud of his young defense, which included a pair of freshmen at LB.


Royals power past Tigers

Lorenzo Cain hits a three-run homer, and Kendrys Morales drives in four runs as Kansas City beat Detroit 15-7.


U.S. Open short on favorites

When Caroline Wozniacki fell to Petra Cetkovská early Friday morning, the US Open was without seven of the top 10 players in the women's draw. Here's a look at all the upsets in the first two rounds. Check it out


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Openers are tricky and Trevone Boykin will be better but opponents will study Minnesota's blueprint against TCU offense. If you have veteran, physical defensive backs, tackle in space, and make TCU earn everything, you can hang around. Really good job by Tracy Claeys and the Minnesota defensive staff. Gophers will definitely contend in the Big Ten west. They were my pick to win it.

Minnesota strikes late, within a TD

No. 2 TCU has managed just 23 points tonight, which has allowed the Golden Gophers to hang around. An 8-play, 91-yard scoring drive has the score at 23-17, but Minnesota is running out of time, with just over 90 seconds left in regulation. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN


Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh's message to his team following the 24-17 loss to Utah was pretty simple. He congratulated his players for fighting hard, saw a ton of things the Wolverines can improve on and that one loss won't define them.

ICYMI: Armstrong impersonates Manu ...

... and the Spurs guard loved it! Yes, the NBA's foremost impressionist impressed the Argentine by mimicking him in all his Euro-stepping, foul-drawing glory. Ginobili: 'Great job man!'


Car-Go is Car-Gone vs. Giants

Carlos Gonzalez homered twice for the second straight night and added four RBIs as the Rockies beat the reeling Giants 11-3.