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Tyler O'Connor on starting: "I've had the mentality for a long time"

Michigan State Spartans' Tyler O'Connor discusses winning the starting quarterback job.

College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney

The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience

Colin Kaepernick Explains Why He Sits Out The National Anthem

The 49ers quarterback says he won't support the flag of a country that oppresses people of color.

Jalen Watts-Jackson discusses blocked punt return against Michigan

Michigan State Spartans defensive back Jalen Watts-Jackson discusses the upcoming season and his blocked punt return for a touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines last season.

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LEADING OFF: Ellis starts for Phils, Jones maybe OK for O's

LEADING OFF: Ellis makes first start for Phillies, Jones might be OK for O's, Royals-Red Sox at night

Sanchez hits another home run, Yankees rout Orioles 13-5

Rookie Gary Sanchez kept up his remarkable run, homering for the third straight game as the New York Yankees routed Baltimore 13-5 Saturday.Sanchez hit a drive that bounced off the top of the right-center field wall and over in the fourth inning

Next Man Up: Bears LB Danny Trevathan

The Chicago Bears are counting on Danny Trevathan to plug the team's gaps in the middle on defense.

Rahal makes last-lap pass to win IndyCar race at Texas

Graham Rahal made a last-lap pass and just held on to beat James Hinchcliffe in the closest finish ever for an IndyCar race at Texas

Olympic Discus Thrower Auctions His Silver Medal For A Boy With Cancer

The boy's surgery will reportedly cost about $126,000.

Ejection Night: 4 Tigers tossed vs Angels, win streak ends

Detroit stars Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez were ejected, along with manager Brad Ausmus and hitting coach Wally Joyner in a series of balls-and-strikes disputes as Tigers' five-game winning streak ended with a 3-2 loss to the Angels

Mancini leads Endwell, New York, to Little League title game

Michael Mancini led Endwell, New York, to the Little League World Series championship game Saturday, striking out 11 in a 4-2 victory over Goodlettsville, Tennessee, in the U.S. final

Conor McGregor's coach wants next fight to be Eddie Alvarez

Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh wants his client to next fight Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title, he tweeted on Thursday.

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Harper throws helmets, gets ejected in Nats' loss to Rockies

Bryce Harper yelled at umpire Mike Winters and threw his helmet to the ground, leading to his ejection from the Washington Nationals' 9-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies

Next Man Up: Lions WR Marvin Jones

New Detroit Lions receiver Marvin Jones has big shoes to fill as he aims to replace a legend.

Ariya Jutanugarn falters late, has 2-shot lead in Canada

Ariya Jutanugarn missed a chance to take a big lead into the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, making two late bogeys Saturday at Priddis Greens

Brazil Charges Ryan Lochte But Probably Can't Extradite Him From US

"Lying to police" isn't covered under the U.S. extradition treaty with Brazil.

Flawless Fowler builds 1-shot lead at Barclays

Rickie Fowler goes 45 holes without a bogey at Bethpage Black and has a 1-shot lead at The Barclays

Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities

Next Man Up: Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell

Can rookie Laquon Treadwell give the Minnesota Vikings' passing game the vertical option it's been missing?

South Korea beats Panama in LLWS international title game

Youbin Choi struck out 14 and South Korea beat Panama 7-2 Saturday to reach the championship game of the Little League World Series

Chicago woman fatally shot pushing baby stroller

Chicago police say a woman pushing a baby in a stroller was fatally shot on the city's South Side

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Next Man Up: Packers WR Jordy Nelson

Can Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson recapture his All-Pro form after missing all of 2015?

Cowboys QB Romo has small fracture in back

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says Tony Romo has a small fracture in his back

Hope Solo takes indefinite leave from Seattle Reign

Hope Solo has taken an indefinite leave from the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League, less than a week after being suspended for six months by the U.S. national team for disparaging remarks about Sweden