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Watch live: Dodgers rough up Mayers in MLB debut

Tune in to the rubber match on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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Kendrick's homer puts an end to Mayers' rough debut (0:32)
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Ken Griffey Jr. gets emotional thanking father (0:45)
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An emotional Piazza full of gratitude (0:45)
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Upton takes a home run away from Abreu (0:25)
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4 dead in Arizona crash involving Cowboys bus

A Dallas Cowboys bus collided with a van on a highway in northwestern Arizona, killing four passangers in the van. The bus was not carrying any players, and no one on the bus was killed.

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Craven: Gordon gave 88 team exactly what it needed (0:51)
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John Clayton

Ranking next year's top 25 NFL free agents

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins, who's playing under the franchise tag, and Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu, who's coming back from a knee injury, are among the top projected free agents in the 2017 class.

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5hJosh Weinfuss

Sources: Ex-Cards DT Dockett to retire Monday

Darnell Dockett is expected to retire Monday, sources told ESPN. The outspoken defensive tackle steps away as one of the best pass-rushers in Cardinals history.

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PSG tops Inter 3-1 (1:26)
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On this date: Varitek, A-Rod's bench-clearing brawl (0:25)
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Arrington shows off the LaVar Leap (0:20)
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9hJim Caple

Caple: The 10 worst MLB uniforms ever

How bad were the throwback uniforms that Chris Sale carved up? Bad enough that the original articles have an honored place among MLB's all-time worst.

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7hAJ Mass

How to handle traded players in fantasy baseball

With the trade deadline coming soon, some of the members of your fantasy squad may be moved to a new team. AJ Mass helps prepare you for the inevitable changes of this MLB summer tradition.

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SC Featured: Running is more than a sport on Hopi reservation (15:32)
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A new baseball bat brings tears to 12-year-old's eyes (2:19)
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Riding along with the Stanley Cup

The Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup joyride continues, and we've got the best tweets from the journey: On Sunday, assistant coach Rick Tocchet shared it with his suburban Toronto hometown.

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Where are these My Wish recipients now?

For these wish recipients, My Wish created a sense of empowerment and hope for the future, and an engagement with life outside hospital rooms.

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Brees' uncertain future with Saints
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Adam Caplan and Antonio Pierce share their thoughts on the stalled contract discussions between the Saints and QB Drew Brees.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The busy Dodgers bullpen is being asked to pick up another four innings Sunday. Since Clayton Kershaw was lost with a back injury on June 26, Dodgers relievers have averaged more than four innings per game.

Drummond gets put on a poster twice
NBA 

No sympathy for the NBA all-star as Andre Drummond found himself of the wrong end of two posters in Drew League action thanks to Sek Henry and Darnell Shumpert.

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Cousins focused on bringing home gold
NBA 

DeMarcus Cousins explains what it has been like playing with DeAndre Jordan and the rest of Team USA. as well as the difference playing for the U.S. and playing for the Kings.

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

These were the heartfelt opening comments of Nebraska coach Mike Riley to the media here in Lincoln tonight as he mourned Sam Foltz with the Nebraska football team: ""We are in one of those moments that you never, ever just want to think about having to go through. The whole state of Nebraska and the university and, of course, all the student-athletes and our team and our staff, everybody feels this way. You talk about broken-hearted, it's all there, all the parts, and this day will be stuck in time forever -- the news that you just can't connect or comprehend or understand."

Cora: What Sale did was 'not acceptable'
MLB 

Alex Cora explains why he disagrees with Chris Sale's actions regarding a reported dispute with the White Sox over the team's uniforms for Saturday's game.

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Tessitore: Foltz, Sadler were 'special in every way'
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Joe Tessitore shares his memories of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler, both of whom were killed Saturday in a car accident .

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska coach Mike Riley, remembering Sam Foltz: "I don't think I'll get this exactly right, but I think his introduction on the scoreboard before the game, where they introduce the starters: Sam Foltz, Small Town, USA -- Greeley, Nebraska. That's him. He's proud. He was really proud of it. He was really proud of being a Nebraska football player."

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

If Los Angeles gets the 2024 Summer Olympics, men's and women's basketball would be held at the Staples Center.

NBA 

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Riley: "I'm just so thankful I got to coach Sam Foltz for one year... This, I know, will rock everybody in Nebraska hard."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals' Kolten Wong appears to have injured his left leg trying to avoid 1B umpire Dana DeMuth. Doesn't look to be serious.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Yasmani Grandal and Andrew Toles are the only Dodgers to have not reached base ... in two innings.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Howie Kendrick, who extended his hit streak to 16 games in the first inning, added a two-run HR in the second to make it 9-1 Dodgers.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

After a misplay in LF by infielder-turned-outfielder Howie Kendrick, Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir has now given up 18 first-inning runs, his most of any inning this season. The Dodgers lead St. Louis 6-1 after one inning.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers built a 6-0 lead at St. Louis in the first inning for their starter Scott Kazmir, who has an 8.05 ERA in the opening frame this year. Kazmir drove in two of the runs with a single.

Gonzalez hits grand slam in first inning
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Adrian Gonzalez took Mike Mayers -- who's making his MLB debut -- deep for his first grand slam since 2010. The Dodgers now lead 6-0 on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Kevin Durant has 3 assists in his first 4 minutes of action. Looks like he's fitting into Golden State's offense before he even gets there.

NBA 

Kyle Busch dominates at the Brickyard

Busch led 149 laps en route to winning the Brickyard 400 and sweeping the weekend. In his NASCAR return, Jeff Gordon finished 13th while filling in for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The temperature at first pitch of Dodgers-Cardinals at St. Louis was announced at 96 degrees, while AccuWeather reports a RealFeel temp of 99. No precipitation is expected.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Team USA takes the floor before playing China.

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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

A good dose boos for Kevin Durant as he's introduced before the Team USA game vs. China at Staples Center

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon was clearly pleased by Joe Nathan's sparkling recovery from a rocky beginning.

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Melo organizes conversation on social issues
NBA 

Marc Stein provides details on the expected discussion at Monday's meeting in Los Angeles that was organized by Carmelo Anthony. The women's national team is also involved in the private meeting.

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