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Germany eases into the quarterfinals with win (2:00)
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Stephen Strasburg injury is Nationals' nightmare

With Stephen Strasburg hurt again, you couldn't blame GM Mike Rizzo and the Nats if they're feeling a bit anxious about their $175 million investment.

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Werth and the sun don't mix (0:44)
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Dodgers' one-man show: Kershaw's best season yet

Not only has Clayton Kershaw continued his high strikeout rate, but the Los Angeles Dodgers ace also has found a way to cut down on his walks. Tune in to watch Dodgers-Pirates at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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How to fix the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Jim Bowden says it's not time for the Pirates to panic, because he knows what changes are necessary to make this team a real contender.

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An early list of potential All-Star snubs

Picking the All-Star teams is always hard. Here's a list of players who should be considered but may be left behind because of a ballot crunch.

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How to bet Sunday's Dodgers-Pirates game

ESPN Chalk's Vegas experts give their best bets for the Sunday Night Baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates.

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5-on-5: Ranking top NBA free agents and fits

NBA free agency is almost here. With a huge salary-cap jump expected, who are the top available players this year? Can the Cavs add a piece for a second title run? Our NBA experts go 5-on-5.


ESPN Staff Now 

A glass tube of authenticated pool water from the U.S. Swim Trials in Omaha: $40.

Olympic Sports 

Kennedy pitches 7, strikes out 11

Kansas City's Ian Kennedy capped off an 11-strikeout performance against Houston by striking out the side in the seventh inning as the Royals beat the Astros 6-1.


David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's something we didn't expect when the Cubs started 25-6: The Rangers have passed them for most wins in the majors. The Cubs still hold a small edge in winning percentage (.649 to .640), but they've gone just 23-20 since that hot start. All-time great team? Let's see if they're the best team of 2016.

Kevin Maguire Golf 

The $1,242,000 Billy Hurley III earned Sunday with his first career PGA Tour victory at the Quicken Loans National is actually more than his best entire season on tour. (Was $1,145,299 in 2014.)


TCU, Coastal Carolina have some fun

Take a look at what TCU and Coastal Carolina, the teams that will square off in the CWS championship series, are doing to make baseball as fun as it can be.


Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox fall, 6-2, and drop to four games off the Orioles' pace in AL East for the first time since April 12. Rough week for Sox, who went 2-5 and weren't winless but for the grace of a walkoff win Thursday at Fenway and an improbable ninth-inning comeback here Friday night.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Lionel Messi will be trying to win his first major trophy with Argentina tonight, and I think they'll have a significant crowd advantage judging by what I'm seeing outside the stadium. Here's a few fired up Argentina fans.


Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Tony Stewart wins an incredible battle with Denny Hamlin to snap an 84-race winless streak in capturing the victory at Sonoma Raceway.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Welcome to MetLife Stadium, site of tonight's Copa America final between Argentina and Chile.

Doug McIntyre ESPN Staff Writer 

The MetLife Stadium parking lot looks more like Buenos Aires than East Rutherford, New Jersey on this evening, as Lionel Messi's Argentina meets defending champion Chile here in tonight's Copa America Centenario final.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Large media contingent at the José Reyes presser in Brooklyn

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Tony Stewart is holding off Denny Hamlin with seven laps to go at Sonoma Raceway. Stewart entered the race 35th in the standings but should be able to get to 30th in time to make the Chase if he wins.

Fernandez, Marlins dominate Cubs

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez struck out 13 Cubs over seven innings to record his 10th win of the season while Martin Prado knocked in three runs as Miami topped Chicago 6-1.


Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Tony Stewart leads with 16 laps remaining at Sonoma Raceway as he had just pitted before the caution came out with 24 laps remaining and the rest of the lead-lap cars pitted for fresh tires. Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr are running second and third as the race was under caution again for another incident. Stewart, in his last Sprint Cup season, missed the first eight races this year because of a broken back.

Remembering a historic home run

Mitch Sherman looks back on his first College World Series assignment, one that ended with Warren Morris' walk-off home run that lifted LSU over Miami. Only walk-off homer to win CWS

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

No news here, but if you've missed the saga surrounding Tiger Woods' return, the Quicken Loans National host just summarized it nicely while in the CBS broadcast booth: "I want to play [this year]. I don't know if I will, but I want to."


Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Pending free agent Hassan Whiteside explains what factors will go into his big decision, with a max contract looming.


Jacob Wolf ESPN Senior Writer 

The Mortal Kombat XL grand finals at Community Effort Orlando 2016 has begun, as Brad "Scar" Vaughn faces off with Dominique "SonicFox" McLean. Winner takes home first place, prize money, and a WWE-style belt.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

For the first time in two months, the Orioles played an entire series with Manny Machado and J.J. Hardy both on the field. In related news, Baltimore swept its four-game set with division rival Tampa Bay, winning the finale 12-5. The O's, who outscored the Rays 31-14 in the series, are now a season-high 15 games over .500 and lead the AL East by 3.5 games over Boston.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Carl Edwards has a 1.7-second lead after 40 laps Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. "Sunday cruise. Take it easy," he was told by his team over the radio. 70 laps remain.