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Watch live: Real Madrid extends lead to 3

Real Madrid leads Chelsea at the half in their ICC match playing out in Michigan Stadium. Watch the match on ESPN/WatchESPN.

Mariano Diaz's thunder strike gives Real Madrid 3-0 lead (0:58)
Barcelona tops Celtic 3-1 (1:01)
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Carmelo Anthony not impressed by Team USA sing-along

Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler began a rousing rendition of Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles" on a Team USA flight, much to the chagrin of Carmelo Anthony.

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Chiefs lock up LT Fisher with contract extension

The Chiefs and left tackle Eric Fisher have agreed to a contract extension. Sources told ESPN it is a four-year, $63 million extension that includes $40 million in guaranteed money.

Nats pull off historic triple play (0:52)
Stevenson knocks out Williams in fourth round (1:10)

Most important offseason news for all 32 NFL teams

The Broncos and Von Miller worked out a long-term deal, and Eddie Lacy showed up to camp in shape. NFL Nation rounds up the most important thing that happened to each team this offseason.

Getting down on National Dance Day (0:59)
Jalen & Jacoby: LeBron James' special pizza (1:45)
Who is Mamma McCollum's favorite? (1:35)
Ichiro throws out Wong from deep left field (0:29)
3-weight world champion Alexis Arguello's journey back to Nicaragua (17:31)
95-yard punt return TDs are easy when going untouched (0:54)
Who is better at press conferences than Belichick? (0:56)
SC Cartoons: DeAngelo Williams and Goliath (1:41)


Getting down on National Dance Day

Celebrate National Dance Day with the athletes and fans who can't help but get their grooves on.


Bill Belichick, king of the news conference

The Patriots' coach certainly knows how to make news conferences more memorable.


Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

PGA of America official comes in and tells caddies there's another weather cell 30 minutes away that they're waiting to move thru the area and will "reassess" after it hits. Get comfy we're gonna be here a while.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Kris Bryant temporary stole home during a pick-off play at first, but the safe call was overturned by replay. Second reversal of the inning. The Cubs lead 1-0 after seven.

Hopkins subject to $40,000 fine per day

Field Yates explains DeAndre Hopkins won't necessarily be held accountable for a $40,000 per day fine for holding out of training camp.


Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Royals announce the have acquired Billy Burns from A's for OF Brett Ebner. Royals always looking to add speed.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Nationals didn't want to pay the price of any of their top prospect pitchers to solve their desperate closer need and accomplished that today when they landed the Pirates Mark Melancon in exchange for lefty reliever Felipe Rivero and minor league left-handed pitcher Taylor Hearn. The Nats had Davis, Miller, Chapman all ahead of Melancon on their target list but didn't like the exorbitant asking price. Melancon a 3-time all star including last 2 yrs has 1.51 ERA 0.96 whip. Cheap price to pay considering present sellers market.

A thunder strike for Real Madrid

This goal from Mariano was the prettiest of the three first-half goals allowed by Chelsea.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant's single breaks up Wade Miley's no-hit bid. Cubs have runners on second and third for Javier Baez.

UFC 201 predictions

Brett Okamoto makes his picks for Saturday's card. How to shut down Woodley

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

To sum up why the Nationals had to trade for Mark Melancon, these are Jonathan Papelbon's last 3 outings: 15 batters faced, 11 reached, 8 scored!

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's unfortunate for him that he's not going to play but I would prefer the backup quarterback honestly." – New Cardinals OLB Chandler Jones on former teammate Patriots QB Tom Brady not playing in Week 1.

Real Madrid jumps over Chelsea

Marcelo decides to do it all himself and break open a scoreless match in front of over 100,000 fans at the Big House.


David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Another great outing for J.A. Happ as he allows three hits and fans 11 in 7+ innings. He may have benefited from a wide strike zone, but be painted the corners and is going to improve to 14-3 with an ERA just over 3.00 ... and the Blue Jays, assuming they hold this 9-1 lead, will move past the Orioles into first place.

Less for Lucroy

In most summers, Jonathan Lucroy would be one of the most attractive players in the trade market. So why are the Brewers having trouble finding a trade fit for him? Buster Olney explains (Insider)

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers HC Mike McCoy on Joey Bosa not reporting to camp due to contract dispute: "He needs to be here. I think everybody needs to be here, especially as a younger player."


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

We're through five quick innings and the Cubs righty-loaded lineup still hasn't managed a hit against Seattle lefty Wade Miley. Chicago's Jake Arrieta has been nearly as sharp, so we've got a scoreless pitcher's duel on our hands.

Inspired by presence of ailing father

With his father and trainer Jose by his side despite an ongoing battle with cancer, unbeaten Leo Santa Cruz says he's ready to "leave it all in the ring." Faces Carl Frampton today

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Michael Bennett said he doesn't want to be a distraction and is not trying to stir anything up in regards to his contract. Bennett was a full participant in the first day of Seahawks training camp. He said his focus is on getting to the Super Bowl in Houston and playing his brother Martellus (with the Patriots).

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Andre Johnson pulls on his new practice jersey as he takes the field with the Titans.

Reports: Nationals trade for Melancon

The Nationals have acquired All-Star closer Mark Melancon in a trade with the Pirates, according to multiple reports. It was first reported by Fox Sports. Since 2013, Melancon's 1.80 ERA is the lowest in MLB.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

With a nod to another Bay Area native, Marshawn Lynch and Beast Mode, Chargers CB Jason Verrett created his own brand based on his nickname Feeva Island: "The mentality of being in Feeva Mode is having that energy. He's got his own thing and I've got mine."

Jeff Carlisle Soccer 

Obligatory panorama shot of Michigan Stadium for Real Madrid vs. Chelsea. Crowd of over 105,000 expected today. We'll see how much higher it goes.


Carmelo doesn't care for your singing

Or at least the singing of his Olympic teammates. When Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler channeled their inner Vanessa Carlton, Carmelo Anthony wasn't having it. Melo not impressed

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How to bet UFC 201

Brett Okamoto says Robbie Lawler has become more disciplined in this part of his career. Best bets (Insider)

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