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'You absolutely don't need four preseason games': Why shortening makes sense

August 9, 2019 - 9:39am
No one wants four weeks of preseason games. But how would a reduction work, and how would it change preparation for the regular season?

Source: Lions' Kearse breaks leg, injures ankle

August 9, 2019 - 9:39am
Lions receiver Jermaine Kearse was carted off after getting injured while blocking on a running play on the first drive of Thursday's game against the Patriots.

Rivera: Timeout call was to help Bears test kicker

August 9, 2019 - 9:39am
Panthers coach Ron Rivera admitted he called timeout before Elliott Fry's 43-yard field goal attempt Thursday night because he wanted to help the Bears better evaluate the rookie kicker.

Week 1 takeaways: Baker Mayfield, Browns off to picture-perfect start

August 9, 2019 - 9:39am
Baker Mayfield and the Browns lived up to the offseason hype on their first series. It was all part of the big takeaways from the opening week of the 2019 NFL preseason.

Dolphins WR Stills stands by criticism of owner

August 9, 2019 - 8:37am
Kenny Stills stood his ground Thursday about his recent bewilderment at Dolphins owner Stephen Ross hosting a fundraiser for President Donald Trump at his home while also claiming to fight for equality and against racism through his RISE foundation.

Who's got next for USWNT? Ten players who could break onto the roster

August 9, 2019 - 8:37am
How much will the roster for the 2023 World Cup change?. Here are 10 players to keep an eye on, including some who might make the roster for Tokyo.

Which coach is ready to make the Year 2 leap?

August 9, 2019 - 7:23am
At UCF, Scott Frost went from 6-7 in Year 1 to 13-0 in Year 2. Can he make a similar jump at Nebraska?

Cards rookie QB Murray 6-for-7 in 'smooth' debut

August 9, 2019 - 7:23am
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, the No. 1 overall pick in April's NFL draft, played 10 snaps and enjoyed a solid debut in Thursday's game against the Chargers.

Bichette sets MLB mark with double in 9th straight

August 9, 2019 - 7:23am
Blue Jays rookie Bo Bichette became the first player in the modern era (since 1900) to double in nine straight games -- and he broke the record in the 11th game of his career.

What's really wrong with Tiger Woods? His game, his body or both?

August 9, 2019 - 7:23am
Considering Tiger Woods hasn't been himself since that Masters win there are some big questions hovering. Only he knows the answers.

Why did Premier League teams spend less money on transfers this summer?

August 9, 2019 - 6:38am
Clubs in England's top flight still spent over 750 million euros on stars like Nicolas Pepe, but it's a big drop from years past.

Are Pity, De Boer really turning the corner in Atlanta?

August 9, 2019 - 4:45am
To say the Pity Martinez-Frank de Boer relationship in Atlanta has gotten off to a rocky start is an understatement, but are things maybe improving?

Big storylines: Liverpool on upset alert? Spurs' Ndombele to hit ground running?

August 9, 2019 - 4:28am
Ahead of the opening weekend, Nick Miller identifies some of the 2019-20 season's biggest stories and questions.

Premier League 2019-20: What your team can hope for

August 9, 2019 - 4:27am
With the Premier League back for another season, ESPN FC writer Mark Ogden takes a look at the best and worst outcomes for all 20 teams.

Shurmur pleased as Jones debuts with TD drive

August 9, 2019 - 3:24am
Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones played just one drive in his debut Thursday night but made the most of it, going 5-for-5 for 67 yards and a touchdown in the preseason opener against the Jets. "I'd say that's a pretty good job," coach Pat Shurmur said.

Bo knows hitting -- and the Jays rookie has an MLB record to prove it

August 9, 2019 - 3:24am
It didn't take long for the Blue Jays' Bo Bichette to make his mark, as evidenced by his streak of nine consecutive games with a double.

Why you can't compare the Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon holdouts to Le'Veon Bell's

August 9, 2019 - 3:24am
Bell's 2018 season is the easy comparison for the 2019 running back holdouts, but their situations are dramatically different. Let us explain why.

How the one-handed catch is taking over college football

August 9, 2019 - 3:24am
It defies logic and coaching -- but it's taking over college football. Because one hand is always more fun than two.

College football's best offseason jabs, squabbles and feuds

August 9, 2019 - 3:24am
They call it talkin' season for a reason. As the on-field action returns, here's the best of the off-field drama from the past six months.

MLB Awards Watch: Historic MVP chase, surprising Cys and a new rookie phenom

August 9, 2019 - 3:24am
Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger are still neck and neck, the Cy Young races are wide open and Houston's Yordan Alvarez is making a big push for some hardware.