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Follow live: Arrieta, Cubs take on Dodgers

Looking to avoid a sweep, the Cubs have given Jake Arrieta an early lead on Kris Bryant's first-inning homer (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Sharapova announces withdrawal from US Open

On the eve of the event, Maria Sharapova announced via Facebook that she will not play in the US Open. Sharapova has been out of action since a semifinal loss to Serena Williams at Wimbledon.

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Japan beats Pennsylvania in record-setting LLWS title game (1:53)
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Great white shark jaws surfer's board (0:54)
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Chargers say Seahawks rookie attacked Rivers

Seahawks defensive lineman Frank Clark angered multiple offensive linemen on the Chargers, who accused the rookie of trying to attack San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers while under a pile.

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Cards take down Giants (0:32)
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Yankees, Braves observe moment of silence for deceased fan (0:43)
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Matthews on fan falling: 'Horrible scene' (2:52)
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Cobb injury putting a strain on Packers' receiving corps (0:30)
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John Daly recovering from collapsed lung (0:51)
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SC Featured: The Courage Game (11:05)
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Harman cards pocket aces
Golf 

Brian Harman made a little PGA Tour history in his final round Sunday, becoming just the third player ever to record two holes-in-one in a single round.

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Golf 

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Alex Wood has the shadows working him theoretically, but so far, just one swing-and-miss from the Cubs so far.

Kris Bryant gives Jake Arrieta early lead

The Cubs rookie took Dodgers LHP Alex Wood deep to left to put the Cubs up 2-0 in the first. Arrieta -- who's 5-0 in August -- takes the mound for Chicago in the bottom of the first. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Sobel: Jason Day showing killer instinct
Golf 

Jason Sobel writes of Day's third win in his past four starts: "This is what happens when a player becomes accustomed to standing on the final green knowing victory is imminent. ... When he starts feeling not just like he can win, but like he should win." Winning leads to more winning

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Golf 

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Getting ready to start … Cubs at Dodgers… Kyle Schwarber just took out the lineup card for the Cubs. Can't remember seeing a rookie do that.

Cards take down Giants, take series
MLB 

Matt Carpenter, Brandon Moss and Mark Reynolds all homered in the Cardinals' 7-5 win over the Giants.

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Watch: Dodgers looking to sweep Cubs

Dodgers LHP Alex Wood (9-8, 3.70) is facing a Cubs team that's lost four straight, but he's up against Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta, who's won all five of his August starts while giving up just 2 ER. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Who let the dogs out?

The El Paso Chihuahuas hosted the Wiener Schnitzel weenie dog race, and one dog had a little too much fun on the field.

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints coach Sean Payton leaves no doubt about it: Rookie RB Marcus Murphy is "making this team." Payton has praised the seventh-round pick often this summer. He had his biggest game Sunday vs. Texans with 67 receiving yards, 43 rushing yards, 31 return yards.

White Sox walk off against Mariners
MLB 

Tyler Saladino's 11th-inning single scored Alexei Ramirez, giving Chicago the 6-5 win over Seattle as they split the four-game series.

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Scott Dixon wins race, IndyCar title
IndyCar 

Dixon won Sunday's IndyCar race at Sonoma -- the first since the death of driver Justin Wilson -- besting Juan Pablo Montoya for the season points title.

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Dez to sit out preseason finale
NFL 

Dez Bryant didn't play Saturday and won't play in next week's preseason finale. Do you still feel confident enough in Dez to draft him early in fantasy football even though he hasn't taken a snap in the preseason? Play for free

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NFL 

Vikings cut Brandon Bostick
NFL 

The Vikes released the TE in their first round of cuts today to get down to 75 players before Tuesday's deadline, according to ESPN sources and multiple reports. Bostick was claimed off waivers in February after he was cut by the Packers.

NFL 

Fitzgerald sliding down draft boards
NFL 

Larry Fitzgerald -- who faces the Raiders tonight -- was once a top fantasy WR option, but he has been under 1,000 yards each of the last three years. Do you still want him on your team? Play ESPN Fantasy Football

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NFL 

Shark takes a bite out of surfboard

A brave -- and lucky -- surfer in California tells the tale of a great white shark munching on her surfboard.

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Cardinals win rubber match vs. Giants

Yadier Molina went 2-for-5 with two RBIs in the Cards' 7-5 win as they hold a 4.5-game lead in the NL Central. With the Giants' loss, they fall to four games back of the first-place Dodgers in the NL West. Box score

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