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College football bowl projections after Week 1

[ad_1] 11:34 PM ETKyle BonaguraCloseESPN Staff WriterCovers the Pac-12.Joined ESPN in 2014.Attended Washington State University.Mark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaHere's how our experts see the bowl matchups after Week 1. Check back each week for their predictions.All times EasternCollege Football Playoff National ChampionshipMercedes-Benz Superdome, New OrleansJan. 13, 8 p.m., ESPNBonagura: Alabama vs. ClemsonSchlabach: Clemson vs. GeorgiaCollege
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Clowney says OT Brown sold him on Seattle

[ad_1] 11:11 PM ETBrady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. -- The deal that brought Jadeveon Clowney to the Seattle Seahawks came down to the wire, according to coach Pete Carroll, and had been on general manager John Schneider's radar for several months before it was completed over the weekend.In between, an important phone call from Duane Brown helped make it happen.Brown selling Clowney on the city and the team helped the Seahawks
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NFL preview – 1-32 projections, breakout picks and a guide to every team

[ad_1] 9:00 PM ETNFL NationESPN Big questions. Bold predictions. Breakout fantasy football candidates. Over/under picks. Record and playoff projections. In-depth schedule analysis for all 32 teams. This is what you need to know for the 2019 NFL season.The ESPN Football Power Index (FPI) ranked every team from 1-32 based on how it projects the season to play out. Click the links below to read about each team.Jump directly to a
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49ers rookie Bosa (ankle) practices, eyes Week 1

[ad_1] SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers rookie defensive end Nick Bosa said he allowed himself about 24 hours to be frustrated by his training camp ankle sprain before turning all of his attention to getting back on the field as soon as possible."I don't think I've ever been as motivated in my life to get back," Bosa said. "I've had my sights set on playing my first NFL
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LaFleur — Rodgers ‘absolutely’ has OK to audible

[ad_1] GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A summer's worth of conjecture about whether Aaron Rodgers will be able to change plays at the line of scrimmage, as he has done for much of his career, appears to have finally been answered three days before the Green Bay Packers open the season against the Chicago Bears.First-year coach Matt LaFleur said Monday that Rodgers will "absolutely" have permission to make whatever pre-snap adjustments
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SC’s Hilinski to take over for QB Bentley

[ad_1] 7:13 PM ETMark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaChris LowCloseESPN Senior Staff Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of the University of TennesseeSouth Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley has a foot injury that will sideline him indefinitely, and freshman Ryan Hilinski will take over the starting job beginning in Saturday's game against FCS opponent
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Power Rankings — Who is the best in the AL?

[ad_1] There wasn't any movement this week in the top five, with the Dodgers holding on to the top spot -- although not as firmly as last week -- with three of the five first-place votes. The other two went to the Astros, with the Yankees, Twins and Braves rounding out the top five.Elsewhere in the top 10, the Nationals continued to surge, climbing up to No. 6. Washington has
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Lynn over Gordon chatter — ‘Time to play football’

[ad_1] COSTA MESA, Calif. -- With Melvin Gordon's holdout now reaching 41 days and extending into the regular season, Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn told reporters that his focus is fully on his team's Week 1 opponent this Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts."My concern right now is on Indianapolis," Lynn said. "We've talked about that for a long time. I'm just ready to move on -- we're playing games."Asked
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How Brewers star Christian Yelich turned himself into an MVP — Body Issue 2019

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETSam MillerESPN.com CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of "The Only Rule Is It Has To Work"The full 2019 Body Issue experience launches on Sept. 4. In the meantime, check out 10 years of Body archives.AT THE 2018 midseason break, Christian Yelich was a 26-year-old first-time All-Star with numbers very similar to those he had been putting up every year of his six-year career: a