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Watch live: Trout HR gives Angels lead over Astros

Tune in for the Astros at the Angels (live on ESPN and WatchESPN).

Icelandic commentator can't contain excitement in final seconds (1:03)
Bryant's historic game leads Cubs past Reds (1:06)
Arizona outfielder makes a nice catch at the wall (0:30)
Arizona's Cloney on shutout: 'I knew I had to step up' (1:37)
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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6hDave 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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7hBrian 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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6hJerry 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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8hMike 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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2hPierre LeBrun

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.

Both managers ejected as tempers flare in minor league game (0:40)
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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.

Tougher shot, Steph's 37-footer or Kyrie's 3 to win Game 7? (1:25)
Coastal Carolina takes its handshake game to the next level (0:34)
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.


Andy Murray gets a helping hand

Coach Ivan Lendl's leadership reignited Murray's winning confidence, and Patrick Mouratoglou credits Lendl with giving Murray minor game changes that will create a major on-court impact.


Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

NBA coaching sources say new Magic coach Frank Vogel has succeeded in prying longtime Spurs assistant Chad Forcier away from San Antonio


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals were hopeful that Aledmys Diaz would be OK, but he was scheduled to visit a Kansas City-area hospital late Monday for further tests. Diaz had swelling and discoloration above his right eye where he was struck by a foul ball that bounced off home plate in the ninth inning while batting against Joakim Soria. "In the beginning, I was a little scared because I couldn't see anything. It was a little blurry, but thank God it went down and now I'm able to see OK," Diaz said through an interpreter. "At first, I thought it hit me in the eye, but when I looked at video, I saw that it hit me in the brow." Diaz likely will undergo a concussion protocol before Tuesday's game, but he said he felt no dizziness or nausea after the game. Those are often symptoms of a concussion. Diaz, 25, is batting .316 to lead all National League shortstops.

Cardinals' Diaz fouls a ball off his face

Cardinals SS Aledmys Diaz swung at a Joakim Soria pitch and ended up chopping it foul right back to his own face, resulting in his removal from the game.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant said there was no way he was taking a curtain call on the road despite a huge contingent of Cubs fans urging him to in Cincinnati after he went 5 for 5 with 3 HR's on Monday night.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant can't believe he had 5 extra base hits in a major league game.


Bryant prefers mashed over baked

Three homers from the Cubs' Kris Bryant against the Reds on Monday night? No big deal. Just traveled a cool, combined 1,265 feet.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Syndergaard denied a report that he has a bone spur or chips in his elbow. Steven Matz does have that issue, the Mets confirmed.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees and Rangers are in a rain delay in the ninth inning of a one-run game. The rain had been falling for innings before Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman came in to try to finish off a victory. Chapman walked the first batter before falling behind the second. Yankees manager Joe Girardi came out to complain, causing the umpires to decide to call for the tarp. Rangers' manager Jeff Bannister argued the decision, but did not get it overturned. The game was originally delayed for 25 minutes at the start even though it hadn't rained.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says there was no elbow flare-up with Noah Syndergaard.


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz had to leave Monday night's game in the ninth inning after a foul ball struck him in the face. Diaz lunged for a Joakim Soria breaking ball and topped it off home plate. The ball ricocheted straight up and hit Diaz in the forehead area, knocking off his batting helmet. Diaz squatted at home plate, accompanied by a trainer and manager Mike Matheny before walking off the field clutching a towel to his forehead.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona pitcher JC Cloney after his complete-game shutout win in the opening game of the College World Series championship series: "I'm still trying to figure out what just happened."

Cloney on shutout: 'I knew I had to step up'

Arizona pitcher JC Cloney discusses his game plan that resulted in a shutout of Coastal Carolina to capture Game 1 of the College World Series finals.


3 of 3: When you hit 3 home runs

Kris Bryant is the youngest Cub to ever hit 3 HRs in the same game. He is 10 days younger than when Ernie Banks did it in 1955 (via Elias).


2 of 3: When you hit 3 home runs

Kris Bryant's 16 total bases are the most in a single game in Cubs history, according to Elias.


1 of 3: When you hit 3 home runs

Kris Bryant hit 3 HRs in a game for the first time in his career. His last two home runs were his third and fourth-longest homers of the season.


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.