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Follow live: Cueto debuts in clash of contenders

Johnny Cueto makes his Royals debut Friday in Toronto against a club that's also bolstered its roster considerably this week.


Judge wants Goodell, Brady in court Aug. 12, 19

The federal judge handling Patriots QB Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension strongly suggested Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appear in court on Aug. 12 and 19.

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Rex Ryan not ready to name Bills starting QB (0:22)
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Goodman: BYU's Rose juggles roster changes

BYU coach Dave Rose has the most fluid roster in college hoops with Mormon missionaries coming and going. It poses a challenge on the recruiting trail, but Rose has learned to deal with it.

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Q&A: Hollins on Nets' offseason, outlook

Lionel Hollins discusses the Nets' new additions, the loss of Deron Williams and what he expects this season in Brooklyn.

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Ilardi/Engelmann: Who didn't find FA value?

Which teams created the most "negative surplus value" in free agency? Here are some teams that dropped the ball.

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Photos: Field of Schemes

Exhibitionists running onto fields have been laying schemes since the beginning of public sporting events. Here's a look at some of the more creative ones.

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Martinez goes deep as Tigers open it up

Things are casual for Detroit after J.D. Martinez's 28th HR of the season gave the Tigers a 4-0 lead at the end of the 3rd. Wei-Yin Chen has 6 Ks for Baltimore, but he's allowed 7 hits to go with the 4 runs. Follow live


NBA tips in Africa: Saturday, 9 a.m. ET

Johannesburg will host the first NBA game held in Africa, featuring Team Africa (which includes Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luol Deng and Serge Ibaka) against Team World (which includes Chris Paul and the Gasol brothers). Watch it live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Phillies put up 4-run 1st inning

Ryan Howard's bases-clearing double to deep right gave the Phils the first three runs, and Freddy Galvis' sac fly added another vs. the visiting Braves as Philadelphia leads 4-0 heading into the second. Follow live


Mike Golic pleads with Jets' Richardson

"Look what happened to Jerome Brown. I can plead to Sheldon. Google it, Sheldon. Look at it. Read the story. Guy that was 27 years old, lived fast, had a good time, drove fast, and that’s how he was killed with his nephew. Driving fast in his Corvette. Car went out of control, flipped, hit a telephone poll. Both dead. That quickly. It’s over."


Bashaud Breeland to miss 4-6 weeks

A team source said the Redskins CB -- who was suspended for one game earlier today for possession of marijuana last August -- has an MCL injury. He was carted off the field today and is still being evaluated, according to ESPN's John Keim.


Does Ronda Rousey need a rival?

Chael Sonnen says yes: "There's only been two athletes in the history of combat sports that have sold on their own: Oscar De La Hoya and Mike Tyson. ... Ronda Rousey will not be one of those athletes. She is going to need a yin to her yang. She just will in this division."


Red Sox tally 3 off Rays in the 1st

Alejandro De Aza put Boston on the scoreboard -- his first RBI since July 12 -- and Blake Swihart smacked a 2-run single as the Red Sox took advantage of 2 errors in the inning to jump on the Rays. Follow live

A picture-perfect return

Alexander Volkov of Russia gets a spike against the Czech Republic in the volleyball competition at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

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UFC champions come to Brazil

Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Verdum and Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos of Brazil pose with their belts in Rio de Janeiro before Saturday's UFC 190.


SportsCenter's Not Top 10

There were many fielding gaffes this week, but the Class A player who forgot the key ingredient in a HR -- touching home -- is this week's worst play.


Ronda Rousey’s nutrition coach dishes

Mike Dolce is responsible for everything Rousey consumes during training, which is more than you'd think: “When I started working with her initially, she was shocked with how much food I was suggesting she could eat.” Four 'real' meals a day

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Those are fighting words

Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia put on training exhibitions for the Brazilian fans before Saturday's fight, but Correia's words weren't just for practice: "I will fight to knock Ronda down."


'Oops, practice started'

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has been signing autographs for so long that he missed the start of tonight's practice. Looks as though he just noticed, too.

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Yelich sends a screamer to deep center

There's nothing like the acoustics of a deep homer hit right off the sweet spot. It's a sound Christian Yelich knows after his 2-run shot well over the 418-foot marker in center in the bottom of the 1st gave the Marlins a 2-0 lead on the Padres. Follow live

Wilson a top fantasy option for 2015

Seahawks fans don't have to worry about Russell Wilson's contract, but will he be on your fantasy team this season? He enters camp as ESPN's No. 3-ranked fantasy QB, throwing a lot to Jimmy Graham. Play for free


Rousey, Correia talk trash

UFC fighters Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia had plenty to say before their face off at UFC 190 on Saturday for the women's bantamweight championship.


Royals' Morales slides into highlights

The throw home beat him by a country mile. But Kendrys Morales showed off some impressive baserunning skills with a slide straight out of a dance routine, part of a 3-run Royals first inning. Follow live

Doug Glanville's winners and losers

Landing Yoenis Cespedes changed everything for the Mets: "I had them in the loser column ... and now I'm going to put them in the winner because they needed a bat." As for the other N.Y. team? "The Yankees I'm throwing on the loser column just from almost inaction."


Tigers tally run before first out

Well, that didn't take long. Detroit racked up three straight hits to start its game against the Orioles, and Ian Kinsler scored Rajai Davis before the Tigers grounded into a double play for the first two outs of the night. Follow live

Pacers announce Jordan Hill arrest

Larry Bird released this statement on offseason acquisition Hill: "We have been informed Jordan was arrested for allegedly reckless driving in Atlanta, Georgia. It is obvious we don't condone this. We will address this with Jordan. This is a major concern of safety, not just for Jordan, but for others."

NL East showdown begins

The Nationals start a three-game series in New York tonight, looking to extend their three-game lead over the Mets in the NL East. New York stole the show at the trade deadline by getting OF Yoenis Cespedes.


Johnny Cueto makes Royals debut

Cueto draws a tough assignment vs. a stacked Blue Jays lineup tonight. Kansas City traded for Cueto on Sunday, while Toronto made a deadline splash by adding SS Troy Tulowitzki and SP David Price. Follow live


Watch: Special Olympics World Games

Team Canada was seeking gold in the 4x25m freestyle relay earlier today. Check out the recap of all the action from Los Angeles. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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