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So far, so good for Peavy in return from DL

In his first start since a stint on the DL, Jake Peavy is pitching a shutout, as Buster Posey gave the Giants the lead with a homer in the 7th.

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Rockets keeping coveted FAs Brewer, Beverley

Swingman Corey Brewer and point guard Patrick Beverley agreed Friday to return to the Rockets on a three-year, $23.4 million deal and four-year, $25 million deal, respectively.

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Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

Agents & teams pitching creativity deals to Clips to create options via trade. Clips have been offering the 2M they have left of MLE to bigs

Giants strike first in D.C.

Buster Posey took the Nationals' Gio Gonzalez deep to center on a solo shot to start the 7th as the Giants score the first run for either team. It's Posey's 4th HR in his last 9 games. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Lob City's last hurrah?

DeAndre Jordan threw down an NBA-best 401 alley-oops over the last four seasons, the last one coming in the Clippers' Game 7 loss to the Rockets in May.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Peavy six scoreless innings; he and Gio Gonzalez are rolling. Giants are probably pleasantly surprised with how Peavy has been 1st time out.

Long, long gone for Hanley Ramirez

This one almost went right over the Green Monster, instead landing in the very last row to put the Red Sox up 1-0 over the Astros in the 2nd. Follow live

Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Rockets believe odds of getting LaMarcus Aldridge are stronger after the Beverley and Brewer deals. Rockets can do a sign-trade for him.

Moss HR puts Indians ahead

Pirates starter Charlie Morton worked a clean 1-2-3 first inning, but after David Murphy singled to lead off the second, Brandon Moss launched his 14th HR of the season to left field to give Cleveland a 2-0 lead. Follow live

It's not quite 70-68 ...

At least not yet. John Isner -- who played the longest match in Wimbledon history -- had his third-round match against Marin Cilic suspended due to darkness tied 10-10 in the fifth set.


All pitching for Nationals, Giants

In his first start since April 17, Jake Peavy has given up just 2 hits through 5 scoreless innings. Bad news: The Giants' offense hasn't done anything vs. Gio Gonzalez. We're headed to the 6th scoreless. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Copa America 3rd-place game

After suffering a 6-1 rout in the semifinals, Paraguay tries to rebound vs. Peru, which is looking to finish 3rd for the 2nd tournament in a row. Paraguay will be without attackers Roque Santa Cruz and Derlis Gonzalez, who were injured against Argentina. Follow live

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Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Mark Cuban admitted this was a DeAndre or doom summer. Mavs would have gone in tank mode if they struck out.

Just Miggy being Miggy

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has 100-plus RBIs in each of the last 11 seasons. He added another to this season's total (54) with a run-scoring single in the 1st off Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison. Follow live

CP3 no help in keeping Jordan

Kevin Arnovitz writes of the Clippers' attempts to re-sign DeAndre Jordan: "[Chris] Paul never called, never texted, never made any attempt to reach out to Jordan at any time during the process. At a certain point, the balance of affection tipped, and there weren’t enough dinners at Katsu-Ya or testimonials to Jordan about how much he’d flourished under Rivers’ development to keep Jordan in Los Angeles." Bigger role in Dallas

United States goes up thanks to own goal

Just moments after Jozy Altidore had a penalty saved, Guatemala defender Carlos Castrillo headed in DeAndre Yedlin's cross into his own net to give the U.S. a 1-0 lead. Follow live


Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

I want to be the Sacramento Kings beat writer for this season so badly. DeMarcus, Rondo and George Karl. This needs to be a Reality Show!!!

Rajon Rondo's productivity sliding

Since averaging a career-high 11.7 assists per game in 2011-12, Rondo's average has declined every year, falling to 7.9 APG last season -- his lowest mark since 2007-08.

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Zack Hample gives A-Rod 3,000th hit ball

The Yankees will donate $150K to Pitch In For Baseball, and Hample said: "To be in the situation today, and to be able to do this for Pitch In For Baseball, is just incredible." A-Rod said he was "excited" to get the ball back.


Rays jump on Tanaka early

Grady Sizemore opened the game with a double as the Rays' first three batters all reached safely. Tampa Bay scored only 2 runs, but Masahiro Tanaka needed 26 pitches to get out of the 1st inning. Follow live

Rondo headed to Sacramento

Sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein that Rajon Rondo has agreed to a 1-year/$9.5M deal with the Kings, where he'll team up with fellow former Kentucky Wildcat DeMarcus Cousins. The deal was first reported by Yahoo.

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