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Follow live: Angels lead early in AL West clash

Lance McCullers looks to pitch the Astros to the outright lead in the AL West, but the Angels have gotten on the scoreboard first (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Tigers GM tells teams Price, others available

The Tigers have told teams they will consider trading all their potential free agents -- David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, Joakim Soria and others -- between now and Friday's deadline.


Source: Dodgers get Latos, Morse from Marlins

The Marlins have agreed to trade pitcher Mat Latos and first baseman Michael Morse to the Dodgers for three minor league pitchers, a source confirmed to ESPNLosAngeles.com's Mark Saxon.

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Dodgers' Kershaw scratched with hip soreness

The Los Angeles Dodgers have scratched Clayton Kershaw from Wednesday's start against the Oakland Athletics with soreness in his right hip. He will be replaced by Mike Bolsinger.

3hDan Graziano

Source: Pierre-Paul rehabbing away from Giants

Jason Pierre-Paul is getting his own medical care and rehab near his home in South Florida, a source told ESPN, and at this point has no timetable for returning to the Giants.

9hDarren Rovell

'Miracle' goalie selling memorabilia for $5.7M

Jim Craig, the goaltender from the "Miracle on Ice" team, is hoping to sell nearly all his memorabilia from the 1980 Olympics in one 19-item lot for an asking price of $5.7 million.

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The NFL's top offenses: Why NE is still No. 1

Even with Tom Brady suspended for four games, Mike Sando remains high on the Patriots offense. But which other units fill out his top five? Here's a hint: A certain top-tier QB wasn't included.

Jerry Jones endorses Goodell (0:36)
Paul Pierce fails at throwing first pitch (0:24)
Defensive play of the year? (0:26)
Ronaldo multitasks with trick shot among fans (0:34)

McGregor: Rousey would take me down in second

Interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor says Ronda Rousey isn't someone he'd want to fight. "She would throw me on my head in literally one second flat," he said.

Kraft stands up for Brady, team (2:49)
I salute Manning's chocolate statue (1:25)


Conor Gillaspie puts Angels up

Third baseman Conor Gillaspie smacked an RBI triple in the top of the second, scoring Erick Aybar, to give L.A. a 1-0 lead over the Astros -- a lead that still stands in the third.


How's this for a debut, Toronto?

Troy Tulowitzki has a two-run homer and two doubles to go along with 3 RBIs in his first game with the Jays, who lead the visiting Phillies 6-0 in the sixth. Follow live


Mark Cuban: Dirk enough for top 3 in East

The Mavs owner believes the NBA's conference discrepancy is strong, saying on Grantland's Lowe Post podcast: "If we were in the East, we'd be a perennial top 3 team. We wouldn't have to do much, just add pieces around Dirk (Nowitzki)."

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Hometown Heroes: Chevi Peters
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"This is where I belong," Peters said. Kevin Negandhi and Lindsay Czarniak recap his performance in powerlifting at the Special Olympics World Games.

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Harper hammers homer, Nats back on top

Bryce Harper blasted his 28th homer of the season -- a three-run shot on a 1-2 pitch with two outs -- and the Nats regained the lead in the fifth against the Marlins 5-2. Harper's homer moves him into sole possession of first in the NL. Giancarlo Stanton and Todd Frazier are tied for second with 27. Follow live

Tiger gets exemption for his own event

Tiger Woods can now play in the Hero World Challenge, which will allow the tournament to continue to award world ranking points. Typically, all entrants in such small tournaments must be in the top 50. Top 50 unlikely for Woods

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Troy Tulowitzki settling into new home

Tulowitzki, who hit a two-run homer in the third, led off the bottom of the fifth with a double. Jose Bautista plated him on a single and then scored on Russell Martin's double. The Jays lead 4-0 against the visiting Phillies. Follow live


Matt Holliday leaves injured, Reds lead

The Cardinals LF appeared to injure his quad trying to run out a double play in the first and has left the game. Then Reds RF Jay Bruce hit a HR just out of CF Randal Grichuk's reach in the top of the second to give Cincy a 1-0 lead. Follow live

Rousey gets big hug from little fan

A young boy sneaked up on Ronda Rousey during open workouts in Rio de Janeiro and hugged the MMA fighter -- and she gave the hug right back.


Pins tell stories at Special Olympics
Olympic Sports 

Global ambassador Dustin Plunkett reveals how athletes say hello: "When you meet a stranger, one of the first things you do is you ask where they're from. And you start visiting, and people put their hands in their pocket, and out comes a pin."

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St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

Matt Holliday hits into the 5-4-3 double play and exits the field straight into the Cardinals dugout without touching the bag. Appears hurt.

White Sox knock out Porcello early

Red Sox starter Rick Porcello is out of the game after allowing 6 runs and 10 hits in 2-plus innings, with a couple of runners still on base. Craig Breslow is now in for Boston in the third. Follow live


Altuve aims to exted home hitting streak

Jose Altuve can run his home hitting streak to 18 games at Minute Maid Park with a hit in tonight’s game vs. the Angels. The streak would be the longest home hitting streak in Minute Maid by an Astro since it opened in 2000. It's scoreless in the second. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Marlins play flatulence noises in Nats' BP

The decision to play flatulence noises from the loudspeakers appears to be payback for the Nationals playing slow jams during visitor's batting practice at Nationals Park. But the Nats didn't seem to be distracted in BP as they just took a 2-1 lead in the fourth behind a Ian Desmond triple and a Michael Taylor sac fly. Follow live

Paul Pierce fails with first pitch

New Clipper Paul Pierce's pitch at the Dodgers game comes up well short of the target.


Colon a concern for Mets

David Schoenfield says that New York needs help as it makes its playoff push: "I know everybody loves Bartolo Colon, but he's 0-5 in his past six starts with an ERA over 5 and just got knocked out in the third inning tonight. Maybe the Mets should consider a starting pitcher as much as a bat, because they can't really count on Steven Matz coming back to help."

Padres end Colon's night early

Bartolo Colon did not escape the 3rd, as San Diego took a 6-1 lead and forced a pitching change to Alex Torres. Colon's final line on the night: 2.1 IP, 10 hits, 6 ER, 2 HRs allowed and 1 K. But he did not walk anyone, so there's that! Follow live

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Tulo: "Wait, you mean the Rogers Centre is the Coors Field of the American League? Yes, I'm starting to like this trade, yes I am."

Tulo hits farthest homer since 2009

Troy Tulowitzki's third-inning HR off the Phillies' Jerome Williams was calculated at 460 feet, the longest HR he's hit since ESPN started tracking home runs in 2009. It is the seventh homer hit more than 450 feet at Rogers Centre this year, second to only Coors Field (10). Follow live


Melky Cabrera continues multi-hit streak

The White Sox LF is already 2-for-2 over the first two innings, his 7th consecutive game with at least 2 hits. Chicago has raced out to a 5-0 lead over the struggling Red Sox. Follow live

Watch: Astros-Angels on ESPN

The two teams are tied for first place in the AL West after Houston's win last night. Los Angeles will not have Mike Trout in the starting lineup. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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It's not Bartolo Colon's night

Back-to-back homers from Justin Upton and Yonder Alonso have the Mets SP on the hook for 6 Padres runs, as San Diego has plated 2 runs in each inning so far. Follow live