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NFL MVP stock watch – Why Russell Wilson leads the top five candidates so far

[ad_1] Six full weeks of the 2019 NFL season are behind us. There's still a lot of football to be played, but we've seen enough to at least start gauging who deserves MVP consideration.A panel of seven analysts -- Matt Bowen, Mike Clay, Courtney Cronin, Jeremy Fowler, Dan Graziano, Kevin Seifert and Field Yates -- will vote every four weeks on the top players in the MVP race. We used
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Heisman Watch — LSU’s Joe Burrow takes over No. 1 spot

[ad_1] For the first time all season, Jalen Hurts has been bumped from the top spot. Say hello to Joe Burrow, whose Week 7 performance places him atop our list.Throughout the season, ESPN.com writers will vote on their top Heisman candidates.To get the final rankings, we use the following methodology: 10 voters, five votes each. Points system: five points for first-place votes, four points for second-place votes, three points for
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What to watch for in the next League of Legends World Championship round-robin

[ad_1] BERLIN -- The first round-robin of the League of Legends World Championship group stage wrapped up Tuesday, with each of the 16 teams in contention for the world title having played three games at the Verti Music Hall in Berlin.Here are some of the takeaways from the first week of competition and what to watch for when the second half of groups begins Thursday.It's time to change the draw
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Heisman Watch — Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa show no signs of slowing down

[ad_1] Through six weeks, Heisman Watch is shaping up to be a two-man race between Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa. Maybe Joe Burrow, Justin Fields or Jonathan Taylor can sneak in. But that would require Hurts or Tagovailoa to have an off game. And that simply hasn't happened yet.Throughout the season, ESPN.com writers will vote on their top Heisman candidates.To get the final rankings, we use the following methodology: 10
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Pulisic Watch How U.S. star is doing at Chelsea, game by game

[ad_1] Welcome to Christian Pulisic Watch, a game-by-game look at the U.S. international as he begins the next phase of his career at Chelsea, following a $73 million move from Borussia Dortmund.Pulisic's games (from first to last): Man United | Liverpool | Leicester | Norwich | Sheffield United | Wolves | Valencia | Liverpool | Grimsby | Brighton | Lille | Southampton - Borden: Pulisic isn't your wonderboy anymore- ESPN
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Sources — NFL fines Ben Roethlisberger $5,000 for wearing Apple Watch on Steelers’ sideline

[ad_1] Ben Roethlisberger's first game back on the Pittsburgh Steelers' sideline since undergoing elbow surgery was painful -- in the wallet.The NFL fined Roethlisberger $5,000 for a uniform violation because the star quarterback wore an Apple Watch when the Steelers hosted the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, sources told ESPN.Roethlisberger is said to be "livid" about the fine and is appealing it, according to sources. But NFL rules ban all
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Sunday’s fantasy football inactives watch — Who’s in and who’s out?

[ad_1] 6:46 AM ETAJ MassESPN Staff Writer CloseFantasy football, baseball and college basketball contributor. Author of book, "Yes, It's Hot in Here."To help you set your lineups and avoid starting a player who won't take the field, we will post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their inactives lists, typically about 90 minutes before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff
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MLB manager watch — Who’s out and latest on potential replacements

[ad_1] While baseball's best teams prepare for what they hope will be a long run in October, the rest try to fix what went wrong -- and in some cases, that means replacing the manager.Here's the latest on baseball's managerial merry-go-round: who's out, which vacancies are the most appealing and who might get the call.Jump to vacancies: Angels | Cubs | Pirates | Royals | Padres | GiantsOpen jobsLos Angeles
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Sunday’s fantasy football inactives watch — Who’s in and who’s out?

[ad_1] 7:27 AM ETAJ MassESPN Staff Writer CloseFantasy football, baseball and college basketball contributor. Author of book, "Yes, It's Hot in Here."To help you set your lineups and avoid starting a player who won't take the field, we will post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their inactive lists, typically about 90 minutes before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff
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Bellator’s big weekend What to watch during (and after) the two fight cards

[ad_1] Bellator's two events may be separated by a distance of 5,000 miles, but both Friday and Saturday will be filled with marquee bouts that will set the stage for the promotion for the rest of the year and beyond.Bellator 227 takes place in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday, headlined by a bantamweight fight between James Gallagher and Roman Salazar. Also on that card is Michael Page, who is looking to