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How Kevin Durant is adjusting to life as the villain

Can Kevin Durant handle the heat of becoming the bad guy? As the superstar adapts to his new reality, he's receiving some wisdom from friend and fellow free-agency villain DeAndre Jordan.

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The electrifying Hall of Fame career of Ken Griffey Jr. (1:31)
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Watch live: LA Galaxy at Portland Timbers

It's an MLS Western Conference matchup with the third-place Galaxy playing the No. 6 Timbers. See it live on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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WATCH: No regrets for Gio dos Santos (3:39)
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23hJohn 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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White Chocolate still making great passes at 40 (0:15)
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Mahrez's effortless finish (0:58)
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5dMy Wish 10th Anniversary

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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Lasorda: Scouts were clueless on Piazza (2:17)
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13hBrett Okamoto

'Cyborg' calls out Rousey, wants fight at UFC 205

In a lengthy social media post, Cris "Cyborg" Justino questioned longtime rival Ronda Rousey as a role model and called for the two to fight at UFC 205 on Nov. 12.

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Knockout of the year candidate? (0:33)
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Barkley: Durant doesn't improve Warriors in all areas (1:46)
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Adams the hero with 16th inning walk-off HR (0:29)
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Taimanglo submits Caldwell with a guillotine choke (0:52)
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9hTom Hamilton

Bolt puts down marker ahead of Rio Olympics

Usain Bolt put down a marker ahead of the Rio Olympics as he won the 200 meters at the Anniversary Games with a time of 19.89 seconds and fired a warning to his American rivals.

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Froome poised for third Tour de France
Cycling 

Chris Froome is set to become the first Brit to win three Tour de France titles after safely negotiating a rain-soaked penultimate stage.

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Cycling 

No regrets for Gio dos Santos
Soccer 

The L.A. Galaxy star met with Diana Russini to talk about his move to MLS and his absence from El Tri. He plays Portland at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Soccer 

MLB lineups for Saturday
MLB 

Mookie Betts is not in the lineup for the Red Sox as they look to avenge Friday's loss to the Twins at 7:10 p.m. ET. All the lineups

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MLB 

Bolt fires warning to American rivals
Track and Field 

Usain Bolt upped the stakes for the Olympics, telling his rivals like Justin Gatlin, "I've proven myself year on year that I'm the greatest." Working way into shape

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Track and Field 

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Kyle Busch knows that winning the pole at Indianapolis is important. He explains why:

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Portland's amazing tifos
Soccer 

Portland hosts the Galaxy on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. ET. Will we see one of these classic Timbers Army displays?

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Soccer 

Allyson Felix's Olympic journey
Track and Field 

The USA track and field star looks back at her Olympic performances, including her gold medal at the 2012 London Games.

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Track and Field 

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Kyle Busch will sit on the pole and Carl Edwards beside him. The biggest story could be Tony Stewart, who will start third in his final Brickyard 400:

The origin of a Timbers tradition
Soccer 

Retired Portland Timbers mascot "Timber Jim" Serrill told SportsCenter how the cutting tradition got started.

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Jeff Gordon will start 21st Sunday at Indianapolis. Not great but about where Dale Earnhardt Jr. had been qualifying this year. Gordon is replacing Earnhardt for the next two races.

Mahrez's effortless finish
Soccer 

Riyad Mahrez's pretty left-footer put Leicester ahead of Celtic in the International Champions Cup.

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Soccer 

ESPN FC @ESPNFC

FT: Celtic 1-1 Leicester City With the score level after 90 minutes, we're heading to penalties! U.S. viewers can watch live on ESPN.

Nelson Cruz with 9th career grand slam
MLB 

Cruz's 3rd-inning grand slam was calculated at 432 feet, his 10th home run this season of at least 425 feet which his the most in the AL. Follow live

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MLB 

Gonzalo Higuain has Juventus medical
Soccer 

Big news in Europe as Napoli's record-breaking striker could be on the move to the Italian champs for one of the largest transfer fees in soccer history. Live transfer talk

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Soccer 

Watch: The Basketball Tournament quarterfinals
NCAAM 

The reigning champs, Overseas Elite, featuring DeAndre Kane, meets Trained to Go, featuring players from the Georgia area like Damien Wilkins. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

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NCAAM 

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Nelson Cruz loves hitting against the Blue Jays and he crushes an R.A. Dickey knuckleball over the center-field fence for a grand slam. Dickey got himself in trouble by hitting two batters to load the bases.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Schmidt was happy to see Philly kid Mike Piazza overcome the "politics" and reach the Hall of Fame.

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Will TV show help Florida State?
NCAAF 

Jimbo Fisher thinks participating in the Showtime series "A Season With" will keep the team focused.

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Saints, Brees miss opportunity

The Saints and Drew Brees had plenty of incentive to get a contract done this week. Will it happen before the season starts? Triplett: Woulda, shoulda

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers positives despite the marathon loss in STL: Howie Kendrick hitting .404 on a 14-game hit streak; Corey Seager had 4 straight hits in his return from a stomach bug; Justin Turner has 3 HRs in his last 2 games, and 7 in his last 12; Grant Dayton had 2 scoreless IP in his big league debut; Adam Liberatore's scoreless streak now at 28 straight games; Bud Norris will still start at home Tuesday.

A true Hall of 'Framer'
MLB 

Mike Piazza, who will be called to Cooperstown on Sunday, was one of the great pitch-framing catchers of his time. Student of catching

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MLB 

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Danica Patrick said she was fast for one lap in practice but the team has been making changes to get the car consistently better at Indianapolis:

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LeBron James Jr. can play!

Come for the sweet moves by LeBron's 11-year-old son. Stay for his dad's proud reactions. Sick moves

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