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Follow live: Blue Jays beating up on Tigers' pitching

Justin Verlander fell apart in the fifth inning, allowing six runs, and the Tigers' bullpen isn't faring any better.

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Sources: Cavs look to land Johnson from Nets

The Cleveland Cavaliers are considering trading for Brooklyn Nets star Joe Johnson with their Brendan Haywood contract chip, sources told ESPN.com.

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Tiger encouraged by final round at Greenbrier

Tiger Woods didn't leave The Greenbrier Classic with his first trophy in nearly two years, but he did leave Sunday with renewed confidence, and increased momentum toward the year's third major.

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Ortiz gets first start at 1B in AL game since '06

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will start at first base Sunday against the Astros -- his first start at the position in an AL contest in almost nine years -- while the struggling Mike Napoli sits.

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2015 ESPY Day Auction

Golf with Chris Berman, spend a day with Mike & Mike in Bristol or watch the Mavs with Mark Cuban. Bid on these and more amazing experiences and support The V Foundation for cancer research.

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Looking ahead: Colorado State Rams

Larry Eustachy's team was stung by not making the tournament last season, but they will have to incorporate some new parts to make another run.

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With starters out, Red Sox take lead

Boston's Eduardo Rodriguez and Houston's Lance McCullers both made it through 5 with 1 run to their credit. The Red Sox just tallied a pair of runs in the 6th to go ahead 3-1. Follow live

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Ramirez pitches Rays past Yankees
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Erasmo Ramirez allowed just 1 run and 3 hits over 6 innings, as Tampa Bay avoided a sweep in the Bronx with an 8-1 win. Box score

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Cole in line for historic victory

Gerrit Cole's 8-inning, 3-run performance thus far has him set up to become the 5th Pirate ever to reach 12 wins before the All-Star break. Pittsburgh leads 5-3 in the 8th. Follow live

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Look what I found!

Adam Jones' bat flew into the stands at U.S. Cellular Field during the fifth inning of the Orioles-White Sox game, and it eventually ended up in the hands of this fan. Baltimore leads Chicago 4-0 in the 6th. Follow live

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In really the only statistic that could possibly gauge Robert Streb's wedge-putting prowess, he ranks 168th in scrambling from the fringe.

Streb picks a bad time to break his putter
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Robert Streb is one shot off the lead behind Kevin Kisner and Russell Henley through 12, but he will have to play the rest of the final round without his putter, which he broke. He will putt using his wedge. Leaderboard

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Cavs, Nets in talks for Joe Johnson
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The Cavaliers are considering using Brendan Haywood's non-guaranteed contract to trade for seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson, who has one year and $24.9M left on his contract, sources tell ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

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Jungmann shuts down Reds

Brewers rookie Taylor Jungmann continues to impress, allowing just 1 run over 8 innings in the 6-1 win over Cincinnati. Adam Lind homered and drove in 3, tying a team record of 9 straight games with an RBI as Milwaukee won its 8th straight. Box score

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Pirates lose Starling Marte

Marte left today's game after suffering an apparent injury on a swing. Pittsburgh could ill aford to lose Marte, who's helped morph the Pirates' OF into one of MLB's best. The Pirates lead the Indians 5-3 in the 8th. Follow live

Rays break open game against Yankees

Tampa Bay scored four runs in the 8th, thanks in part to two errors from 2B Jose Pirela, to extend its lead to 8-1. However, OF Stephen Souza Jr. left the game after getting hit by pitch in that inning. Follow live

De La Rosa-De La Rosa, Take 2

The second showdown of De La Rosas starts at 4:10 p.m., with Arizona's Rubby taking on Colorado's Jorge. Neither pitcher got a decision in their previous meeting June 25, with each allowing just one run.

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Dealing in his debut

Ervin Santana's return from an 80-game drug suspension is off to a good start as he's held the Royals to 2 runs and 2 hits in 6 innings of work. The Twins and Royals are tied in the 7th. Follow live

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Tatum's poster attempt goes awry
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A day after throwing down a massive poster dunk, 2016 recruit Jayson Tatum tried to do so again in the gold medal game, but ended up getting rejected on a clean block.

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USA dominates in OT to win gold
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Team USA opened the OT session on a 10-0 run and never looked back, beating Croatia 79-71 to win gold at the FIBA U19 World Championship. Villanova-bound Jalen Brunson scored a team-high 14 points for the Americans in the final.

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Verlander won't get first win today
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Justin Verlander lasted only 5 innings (7 runs) and exited with a big deficit, meaning his first win of 2015 must wait. The Tigers trail the Blue Jays 9-3 in the 7th. Follow live

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Justin Thomas too often painted as just Jordan Spieth's talented buddy. Current leader can separate himself from that label this afternoon.

Pham's 1st homer gives Cards early lead

Tommy Pham picked a good time to hit his first major league HR, as his 2-run shot in the 3rd gave the Cardinals a 2-1 lead over the Padres. Follow live

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Stats that could win or lose WWC Final
World Cup Soccer 

History will be made tonight when the U.S. and Japan rematch for the Women's World Cup title. Here's a look inside the numbers that matter most heading into the grand finale. Key stats

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Odell Beckham Jr. poses without pads
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You may be surprised to know that the Giants WR gets his body from his mother. He said, "She was a six-time All-American [in track]. I have her exact body structure from head to toe -- her wrists, arms, everything. I pretty much look like an identical twin of my mom." ESPN The Mag Q&A

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