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Astros' Altuve having a season for the ages

Buster Olney breaks down just how Jose Altuve has progressed from great to better than great this season. Tune in live at 10 p.m. ET to watch Astros-Angels on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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Arizona outfielder makes a nice catch at the wall (0:30)
Coastal Carolina 3B makes a fantastic catch at CWS (0:26)
Italy tops Spain to advance to quarterfinals (2:54)
Iceland revel in England upset (0:40)
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Fed's ridiculous drop shot (0:18)
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4hDave McMenamin

An oral history of the swat that changed Cleveland history

Equal parts superhuman athleticism and out-of-this-world precision, LeBron James' Game 7 chase-down block was the stuff of legend. Here's what was racing through the minds of everyone involved.

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6hBrian Windhorst

Sources: Wolves sell shares to China's Jiang

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has sold minority shares to Meyer Orbach and Lizhang Jiang, allowing Taylor to remain the controlling owner of the Wolves.

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4hJerry Crasnick

Phils pitching prospect suffers serious eye injury

Phillies Class-A pitcher Matt Imhof suffered a potentially career-threatening eye injury in a freak training accident in the Florida State League late last week, his agent told ESPN.com.

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7hMike Sando

Most team-friendly contracts for all 32 NFL teams

J.J. Watt and Aaron Rodgers, who stand to earn a combined $23.1 million from their teams in 2016, are the biggest names on Mike Sando's list of players working under team-friendly contracts.

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New, content Lindros happy with Hall nod

Married with children and in a new, calmer stage of his life, the previously polarizing Eric Lindros finds himself enjoying a long-debated induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.


MLB's Week 12 Power Rankings

The Cubs finally showed that they are human but remained No. 1 for the 12th straight week. Still, the Giants are hot on their heels -- and could be poised to make Week 13 an unlucky one for Chicago.

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The evolution of Jake Arrieta -- and his beard

Jake Arrieta's transformation into one of baseball's top pitchers is remarkable in itself. But the Texan's shift from being clean-shaven to having an incredibly thick beard is unprecedented.

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Elias Stein

Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

Despite a rough patch, it's been a special season for the Cubs. But will it be 1908 special? Let us know what you think in our weekly poll.

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GameDay 100: Crabtree's clutch catch wins game for Texas Tech (0:37)


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Final from Game 1 of the College World Series finals: Arizona 3, Coastal Carolina 0. A complete-game gem from JC Cloney.


Déjà Boom?

The Cubs' Kris Bryant's 16 total bases are the most by a Cubs player in the last 100 seasons. Chicago leads Cincinnati 10-7 in the bottom of the 8th. Follow live


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Fans struggling to find a dry spot at Yankee Stadium. Yankees lead Rangers 5-4 in the bottom of the 6th inning.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Craziness, as usual, in the Arizona dugout after RBIs in the seventh inning by Zach Gibbons and Ryan Aguilar. JC Cloney is throwing a one-hitter for the Wildcats, who lead 3-0 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals.

Winning one for the Land -- Iceland

Iceland's national team celebrated their unlikely victory over England with their fans.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses being reunited with reliever Joel Peralta who was called up on Monday.


England's fall from grace

Following the shocking defeat against Iceland, Roy Hodgson resigns as England manager. Hodgson: "My contract was up after the Euros so now is the time for someone else to oversee."


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta has said he wants in on HR derby this year. He's making his case after hitting his second of the season on Monday night against the Reds. It was an opposite field shot and his second hit of the night. He's being overshadowed at the plate by Kris Bryant who has 2 home runs and a double. The Cubs are pouring it on the Reds.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

A standing ovation in DC after the Nats put up a five-spot in the third inning to take a 5-4 lead against Noah Syndergaard, who hadn't allowed more than four runs in a game all season. The Nats have also stolen a season-high five bases already off Thor.

Jena Janovy ESPN Editor 

Ryan Lochte qualifies fifth overall for Tuesday night's final in the 200-meter freestyle, in a time of 1.47:58. The top 4 finishers Tuesday will earn a spot on the US team that will compete in Rio in August.

Olympic Sports 

Wayne Drehs ESPN Senior Writer 

After finishing the 100-meter butterfly final Monday night Dana Vollmer looked to the scoreboard, saw her time of :57.21 and initially felt disappointed. Then she saw the number "2" next to her name and reminded herself she was likely on her way to Rio, despite giving birth just 15 months earlier. "It's been quite a journey," she said.

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Take my Lopez twin, please!

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg expressed his admiration for the players the team acquired in the trade that sent Derrick Rose to the Knicks ... except the Bulls got Robin Lopez, not Brook.


Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

Amazing scene outside the stadium in Nice as Iceland fans celebrate their nation's greatest victory.


Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Over the last 15 games, the Red Sox have been outscored 22-0 in the first inning. In the 61 previous games, they outscored opponents 60-32 in the first inning. (h/t: ESPN Stats & Information)

Stats never lie

What would USA Basketball's starting five lineup look like if it were based on PER (player efficiency rating)?


Team USA's starting five in Rio?

The roster is set. The Olympics are weeks away. Who should America unleash on the world? Vote

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Including the five runs tonight against Eduardo Rodriguez, the Red Sox have allowed 54 first-inning runs in 76 games, tied with the Padres for second-most in the majors and trailing only the Twins (56), according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Federer through the first round

Roger Federer defeated Guido Pella to advance to the second round at Wimbledon.


Manziel's defensive dilemma

Manziel's legal defense was compromised when associate attorney Bob Hinton mistakenly texted confidential information to the Associated Press. Hinton no longer represents Manziel in the domestic violence case.