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Watch live: Lester looking good at Wrigley

Jon Lester finally got his first major league hit, singling off former teammate John Lackey in the second inning.

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Sources: Spurs lure West for veterans minimum

The Spurs continued their run of good fortune Monday, luring free agent David West for what sources confirmed to ESPN's Marc Stein's will be the veterans minimum of about $1.5 million.

A-Rod get snubbed? (1:26)
Serena ousts Venus in straight sets (0:46)
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2015 ESPYS: Vote for best team

The six teams nominated for 2015 ESPY for Best Team posted dramatic wins, upsets and amazing championship seasons. But who was the best of the best? Vote now!

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Images from crash-marred Tour de France stage

Monday's high-speed crash took down several riders -- including the overall leader -- during the third stage of the Tour de France and produced some stark images.

Lloyd: There's nothing like a World Cup (4:38)
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Gallery: The week in pictures

From the U.S. women's epic run to the World Cup to thrilling tennis action across the pond, relive the best moments from the week that was in sports.

The million-dollar basketball tournament (2:47)
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Okamoto: McGregor-Mendes preview

Can Conor McGregor handle Chad Mendes' wrestling? Will Mendes opt to strike with McGregor? Brett Okamoto previews their UFC 189 interim featherweight title bout.


Watch: Lester rolling, but rain is coming

Cubs LHP Jon Lester has allowed no hits vs. the Cardinals through 6 IP, but it's begun to rain at Wrigley. John Lackey is also dealing, giving up 3 hits and 0 runs as it remains scoreless in the 6th. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Sadena Parks poses for the Body Issue

"My skin color doesn't give me a good excuse to say 'I'm not capable.' Of course I had moments of doubt, but now I feel really comfortable [playing golf]. I know what my purpose is, and that's what drives me. My purpose is to bring a lot more people into the game." Bodies we want

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Reds go ahead, then Nats tie it up

After Reds SS Eugenio Suarez hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 6th, Nationals 3B Danny Espinosa evened it up again at 2-2 with a solo shot to right in the bottom half of the inning. Follow live

Watch: Jon Lester dealing at Wrigley

The Cubs LHP hasn't given up a hit through 5 vs. the Cardinals, and his only baserunner was a Matt Carpenter walk in the 1st inning. Chicago is looking to get on the board in the bottom of the 5th. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


Sale with just 4 whiffs through 5

Chris Sale will have some work to do if he is to reach double-digit strikeouts for a record 9th straight game. He has just 4 strikeouts through 5 innings, as the White Sox and Blue Jays are tied at 1. Follow live


Rory McIlroy could join rare list

If the world No. 1 is unable to play the British Open, he'd become the 1st reigning champion to miss the following year since Ben Hogan in 1954. McIlroy has finished in the top 10 in each of the past 4 majors. Vote for ESPYs best male golfer

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Jon Lester finally breaks his 0-for-life

Check out Lester's first MLB hit -- a solid, infield single. He was 0-for-71 in the regular season and postseason combined. The Cubs and Cards are scoreless in the 4th.


Elite 11 gets underway in Oregon
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Quarterbacks took center stage Monday at The Opening with the first day of the Elite 11 competition, and Tennessee’s Jarrett Guarantano and Maryland’s Dwayne Haskins brought their 'A game.' Day 1 sights & sounds

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If you missed it, Lester did one of those 'looks up into the sky pointing things' acting like he's been there before.

Watch: Scoreless through 2 in Chicago

Cubs LHP Jon Lester sent the Cardinals down in order in the top of the 2nd, and then he got his first career hit -- breaking an 0-for-66 regular-season drought -- to load the bases, but Addison Russell struck out to leave them stranded. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Johnson powering Braves to lead

Kelly Johnson, who had just 3 RBIs in his past 10 games, has matched that total through 2 innings in Milwaukee. Atlanta's 1B had a 2-run homer in the 1st and an RBI single in the 2nd to give the Braves a 4-1 advantage. Follow live


No Clayton Kershaw in the All-Star Game?

The reigning NL Cy Young winner and NL MVP was selected as one of five players for the "Final Vote," so he could still be named to the team. Said Kershaw: "I wasn't expecting it. ... I had no expectations one way or the other."

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Carrasco struggling in Cleveland

Indians starter Carlos Carrasco gave up 4 runs in the 1st inning and Preston Tucker went yard in the 4th, giving Carrasco 5 earned runs on the day. That matches his season high. Follow live


Nats tie Reds on wild pitch

Anthony DeSclafani threw a wild pitch in the third inning to allow Matt den Dekker to slide home safe from third base. den Dekker is in the game to replace Denard Span, who left in the second with an unknown injury. Follow live

Watch: Quiet first inning in Chicago

Recently named All-Stars Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo both flied deep to left for Chicago, but Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter has been the only baserunner so far when he reached on a walk. It's scoreless in the 2nd. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Ingles, Jazz strike deal

The Jazz have verbally agreed to a deal with free agent Joe Ingles, according to multiple reports. Details of the deal were not immediately available. Ingles is the first free agent to reach an agreement with Utah this offseason.

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