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Follow live: Royals bullpen fails Cueto in debut

Johnny Cueto left Friday with the lead in his K.C. debut. But the Royals offered no relief as Toronto tied the game in the seventh inning.


Judge wants Goodell, Brady in court Aug. 12, 19

The federal judge handling Patriots QB Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension strongly suggested Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appear in court on Aug. 12 and 19.

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Giants bleachers buckle due to Beckham mania

Giants fans trying to get an autograph from Odell Beckham Jr. following Friday's practice got so crazy they caused the bleachers to buckle, forcing the team to change its policy.

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8-year old with Cerebral Palsy finishes Triathlon (1:14)
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Goodman: BYU's Rose juggles roster changes

BYU coach Dave Rose has the most fluid roster in college hoops with Mormon missionaries coming and going. It poses a challenge on the recruiting trail, but Rose has learned to deal with it.

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Ilardi/Engelmann: Who didn't find FA value?

Which teams created the most "negative surplus value" in free agency? Here are some teams that dropped the ball.

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Photos: Field of Schemes

Exhibitionists running onto fields have been laying schemes since the beginning of public sporting events. Here's a look at some of the more creative ones.

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One last staredown

Ronda Rousey weighed in at the maximum 135 pounds. Bethe Correia checked in at 134. Then the two had one more major staredown on stage before Saturday's battle in UFC 190.


What's your MMA name?

Every good fighter needs a sweet nickname. Will you be Dangerous Deadly Chainsaw or Hot Crazy Machete? It probably won't be enough to take down Ronda Rousey, but it's worth a shot. Name generator

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Keeper with the big swing ... and the whiff

There's something strange happening to goalkeepers in Jacksonville. After Minnesota's keeper passed it to the other team, his counterpart watched a goal simply sail right by.


Keeper forgets what team he's on

Minnesota United's goalkeeper dribbled around an attacker, but then had a momentary lapse in judgment under pressure and passed the ball to the opposition. You can guess what followed.


NBA tips in Africa: Saturday, 9 a.m. ET

Johannesburg will host the first NBA game held in Africa, featuring Team Africa (which includes Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luol Deng and Serge Ibaka) against Team World (which includes Chris Paul and the Gasol brothers). Watch it live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Blue Jays make most of Cueto's exit

Johnny Cueto had a solid if unspectacular outing his first time in a Royals uniform and exited with K.C. up 6-3 on Toronto. Then the Blue Jays nabbed 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th, and Cueto is on his way to the no decision. Follow live


Two homers for Tex

After hitting a grand slam in the 2nd, Mark Teixeira followed that up with a 2-run homer in the 4th to extend the Yankees' lead over the White Sox to 9-2. It's the second time he's had multiple HRs in consecutive games. Follow live


MMA Rewind: Ronda Rousey

Undefeated UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey turns back the clock and breaks down tape of three early fights, revealing how her judo background evolved to make her one of the most dangerous mixed martial artists on the planet.


Does Ronda Rousey need a rival?

Chael Sonnen says yes: "There's only been two athletes in the history of combat sports that have sold on their own: Oscar De La Hoya and Mike Tyson. ... Ronda Rousey will not be one of those athletes. She is going to need a yin to her yang. She just will in this division."


Orioles come all the way back, take lead

Detroit looked to cruise through the night after an early 6-0 lead. But Manny Machado's 2-run HR has capped a furious Baltimore rally to put the O's in front 7-6 in the 6th. Follow live


Wait is almost over for Rousey-Correia

Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia went face-to-face for the final time before their Saturday night fight at their Friday weigh-ins. You're going to want to see this.


Jets rookie WR Devin Smith breaks ribs

New York's second-round pick was injured as he caught a deflected pass in practice today. According to the team, he is being held in the hospital overnight and likely will miss most of training camp.

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We welcome Evelyn Nicole Kennedy to the world! The Kennedy's fourth daughter was born earlier this evening. Mom and baby doing well.

Man collapses before Astros game

He was near the Houston dugout when he collapsed, and EMTs appeared to be giving him CPR at the scene. The team said in a statement that a fan was transported to the hospital and their "thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.'' Story

Those are fighting words

Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia put on training exhibitions for the Brazilian fans before Saturday's fight, but Correia's words weren't just for practice: "I will fight to knock Ronda down."


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DET's Jose Valdez making big league debut. So far this series, that makes a combined 16 pitchers in 15 innings. Yikes.

Ronda Rousey’s nutrition coach dishes

Mike Dolce is responsible for everything Rousey consumes during training, which is more than you'd think: “When I started working with her initially, she was shocked with how much food I was suggesting she could eat.” Four 'real' meals a day

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Expedited Brady decision requested

The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to find a "final resolution" before the start of the 2015 season after agreeing that would be "in everyone's best interest," according to multiple reports. The Patriots' first game is Sept. 10. Story

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WWE legend 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies at 61

The WWE Hall of Famer, who was part of the main event of the first WrestleMania, died of cardiac arrest at his home, as first reported by TMZ. He was named WWE's top villain of all-time in a recent poll. Story

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Remembering a pioneer

Jonathan Coachman on the pro wrestling world's reaction to Piper's death: "In the world of pro wrestling, 'respect' is the No. 1 word that we live by. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper was respected as a person who was kind of a trailblazer."


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Thank you for the name.... And so much more.... Will do it justice and do you proud tomorrow.... This one's for you Roddy....

Quiet Padres a surprise at deadline

The July 31 deadline came and went, and the Padres shocked the baseball world by holding onto Justin Upton, James Shields and the rest of their trade chips. So Jayson Stark is wondering: What the heck happened?

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Orioles not going away quetly

The Tigers chased Wei-Yin Chen off after just 3 1/3 innings, his shortest career start. But Adam Jones' 100th career HR at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a 3-run shot, has helped knock Detroit's lead down to 6-5. Follow live