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Braves top Scherzer, Nats in a walk-off

After a great start by Manny Banuelos in his MLB debut, Cameron Maybin's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning off Max Scherzer gave Atlanta a walk-off win.

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Watson to cover General Lee's Confederate flag

Bubba Watson, owner of the General Lee car from the late 1970s TV show "Dukes of Hazzard" has decided to paint over the Confederate flag that adorns the top of the widely recognizable vehicle.

Venable lifts Padres past Cardinals (0:56)
Fernandez wins in return to mound (0:58)
Tiger off to a good start at Greenbrier Classic (1:51)
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Howard: Serena, Spieth feel Grand Slam heat

Grand Slam and Triple Crown chases are a big deal, as Serena Williams and Jordan Spieth are learning, but the hype is one reason such feats are so rare in any sport, Johnette Howard writes.

U.S. will unwind before facing Japan (0:58)


Even the wall can't stop this Lough catch

Orioles left fielder David Lough runs a long way to make an outstanding catch on the warning track in left field before colliding with the fence.


Conor McGregor on Highly Questionable

The UFC featherweight contender fighting for the title at UFC 189 tells Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones about his worst day working as a plumber and his romantic side -- or lack thereof.


Busy day for NFL suspensions

Some big-name players will miss action when the season starts in September.


Shaq can hit free throws (sort of)

Retirement seems to have worked wonders for Shaquille O'Neal's free throw shooting -- at least on the golf course. Watch Shaq flick the wrist

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69 hot dogs inside the human body

Joey Chestnut ate a world-record 69 hot dogs in 2013's Hot Dog Eating Contest, so Sport Science wanted to see what that looked like from the inside of one's body. Hint: Gross. It looked gross.


Aly Raisman poses for the Body Issue
Olympic Sports 

"That's when I'm most comfortable: Sweating in a gym, covered in chalk. Most girls are used to wearing heels and dresses, and I'm used to being in a leotard with no makeup on. I love that." Her routine

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Olympic Sports 

Latest NBA free agent news

  • Damian Lillard agrees to 5-yr/$120M extension with Trail Blazers
  • Dwyane Wade: agrees to 1-yr/$20M contract with Heat
  • Wes Matthews agrees to 4-year deal with the Mavericks (via via ESPN and media reports)
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No felony charges vs. Diddy for incident
College Football 

The L.A. District Attorney's Office declined to file felony charges against Sean "Diddy" Combs for his encounter with a UCLA football coach on June 22. Combs was arrested for allegedly swinging a kettlebell at Bruins assistant coach Sal Alosi. Story

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College Football 

Bullpen catcher noms 23 cheesesteaks

Brewers bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel set a Citizens Bank Park record Thursday by eating 23 cheesesteaks over a 4-game period. We'll just let you digest that.


Aces pay off for spectators

The Greenbrier Classic has a stipulation that any ticket holder seated at the par-3 18th hole earns cash for the first three holes-in-one for the week. The opening round yielded two, resulting in $192,400 being handed out. 'A lot of new friends on 18'


Oshie looking forward to playing with Ovi

T.J. Oshie on possibly playing with new teammate Alex Ovechkin: "I'd feel kind of like a kid in a candy store, I guess, playing with that caliber of player."

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Tiger shoots 4 under at Greenbrier

Tiger Woods, who is 4 shots back of the lead after posting 7 birdies, on his opening round: "I feel like I left a lot of opportunities out there...I hit the ball better than what my score indicates."


Wimbledon not kind to Nadal recently

Rafael Nadal has left Wimbledon early the past four years -- and none of his opponents were ranked higher than 100th:

  • 2012: Lost in second round
  • 2013: Lost in first round
  • 2014: Lost in fourth round
  • 2015: Lost in second round


Women's World Cup final predictions
Women's World Cup 

According to FiveThirtyEight's WSPI, the U.S. women are 67 percent favorites to beat Japan, but who do the experts think will win it all in Vancouver? U.S. or Japan

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Women's World Cup 

A-Rod's HR bonus might go to charity

The long-disupted $6M bonus A-Rod was to get from the Yankees for hitting his 660th HR may go to charity. Though a deal isn't close, the two sides are quietly negotiating a possible solution, according to Fox Sports.

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Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

To sum up Aldridge race: Spurs, Suns are leaders.Portland trying for a Hail Mary. Mavs trying...Lakers flailing. Knicks in the green room

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Wes Matthews' commitment to Mavs gives DeAndre Jordan one more reason to have Dallas racing through his mind as he puts his head on pillow.

Mavs agree with Wes Matthews

The free agent SG has agreed in principle on a 4-year deal with the Mavericks, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and the NBA's official website. Matthews suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in March.

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Pollock powers D-backs past Rockies

A.J. Pollock hits his 10th home run of the season in Arizona's 8-1 win over Colorado.


Chicharito MLS rumor has merit

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti says Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez could join Orlando City from Manchester United because he doesn't have many suitors in Europe. He will miss the upcoming Gold Cup because of a fractured collarbone.