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Panthers RB dyes hair pink to honor mother

Before Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams dyed his trademark dreadlocks pink and painted his toenails pink in honor of his late mother Sandra Hill, who lost her battle with breast cancer in…

posted 2014-09-07 12:32:25 by ESPN.com

Sources: Newton unlikely to play vs. Bucs

Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton is unlikely to play in Sunday's season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen.

posted 2014-09-07 12:22:20 by ESPN.com

Manziel could play in opener; based on 'feel'

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio the team has prepared Johnny Manziel to play in the season opener against Pittsburgh, but the rookie's playing time would be a "feel thing."

posted 2014-09-07 10:40:56 by ESPN.com

Hamilton uses Rosberg miscue to win in Italy

Lewis Hamilton pressured Nico Rosberg into a mistake and overtook his Mercedes teammate and rival to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.

posted 2014-09-07 10:34:57 by ESPN.com

Huge odds on improbable Open men's final

One of the most improbable Grand Slam finals matches has bookmakers breathing a sigh of relief and some bettors nervous about the high stakes on Monday's US Open men's final.

posted 2014-09-07 10:34:51 by ESPN.com

USC's Haden confronts refs after Sarkisian flag

USC AD Pat Haden, who is also a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee, left the press box in the third quarter to voice his frustration with the officials about an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Steve Sarkisian.

posted 2014-09-07 08:36:21 by ESPN.com

Oregon scores final 28, buries Michigan St.

Marcus Mariota threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns, including a pair to speedy redshirt freshman Devon Allen, and the No. 3 Oregon Ducks' blur offense prevailed over No. 7 Michigan State's stout defense 46-27 on Saturday night.

posted 2014-09-07 08:11:14 by ESPN.com

Jaguars WR Shorts (hamstring) out at Eagles

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without their best receiver in Sunday's season opener against Philadelphia after announcing Saturday afternoon that Cecil Shorts will not travel with the team because of tightness in his left hamstring.

posted 2014-09-07 07:13:22 by ESPN.com

Abdullah's TD helps Nebraska avoid upset bid

Ameer Abdullah's jaw-dropping 58-yard touchdown on a pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. broke a tie with 20 seconds left and allowed No. 19 Nebraska to beat second-tier McNeese State 31-24 on Saturday.

posted 2014-09-07 02:47:29 by ESPN.com

Brewer's 2 TDs lift Hokies over Buckeyes

Michael Brewer passed for two touchdowns and Virginia Tech's defense stood tough at the end and the Hokies stunned No. 8 Ohio State 35-21 on Saturday night.

posted 2014-09-07 02:43:56 by ESPN.com

Notre Dame first to shut out Michigan since 1984

Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes and No. 16 Notre Dame said so long to Michigan on Saturday night with a 31-0 victory, the Fighting Irish's most dominant performance in the historic rivalry that's now about to take a hiatus.

posted 2014-09-07 02:42:46 by ESPN.com

Hill runs for 3 TDs as BYU bullies Texas again

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill ran for three touchdowns in the third quarter, hurdling a defender near the goal line on a 30-yard score, leading the Cougars to a 41-7 win over Texas on Saturday night.

posted 2014-09-07 01:20:27 by ESPN.com