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Watch live: Eaton HR extends White Sox lead

Newly acquired reliever Aroldis Chapman is in a Cubs uniform, but won't see any action unless his new teammates rally. Watch live on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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Rick Sutcliffe pulls a Chris Sale on his tie (0:16)
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Chapman not surprised by trade (1:20)
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Wine Therapy With Amar'e Stoudemire (2:36)
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5hTodd Archer

Cowboys' risk in Randy Gregory producing no reward

The Cowboys were convinced they could provide pass-rusher Randy Gregory an environment to succeed, but he continues to struggle on the field and off.

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7hBill Barnwell

Barnwell's bounce-back teams for 2016

After experiencing a bunch of bad luck in 2015, the Cowboys and Tony Romo look primed to improve this season. Bill Barnwell predicts which NFL teams will rise and decline in 2016.

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Odell Beckham Jr. shows no mercy at his camp (0:22)
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Should Jordan have said something sooner? (0:54)
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Everybody's favorite Amar'e Stoudemire dunk (0:46)
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10hJ.A. Adande

Carmelo Anthony is bringing discourse back

Carmelo Anthony can't pinpoint what pressed him into action, but the NBA star is now front and center of a national crisis, J.A. Adande writes. We're all better for it.

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3hZach Lowe

Will the Magic's latest reset work?

Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go as planned, and now the Magic are hoping their latest plan has them on the rocky road to becoming an Eastern Conference contender.

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Brazil's Olympic sailors unimpressed by dirty Rio waters (1:14)
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Bench-clearing brawl leads police to come on field (0:24)
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Top dunks from the free throw line (1:24)

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Lue's bet on himself pays off
NBA 

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down the details of Tyronn Lue's new contract and what his future with the Cavaliers could hold.

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NBA 

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs may have to hit one out to score on White Sox starter James Shields. According to ESPN Stats & Info, with the Cubs now 0 for 3 tonight with runners in scoring position, opposing hitters are now 0 for their last 31 in those spots against Shields.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

How hot is Jedd Gyorko (Yes, you read that right)? Not only has he homered in six of his last nine games, his seven homers since July 18 are the most in the majors and they have come over just 32 at-bats. "I don't think people realize how good a player he is," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.

Rick Sutcliffe pulls a Chris Sale on his tie
MLB 

Rick Sutcliffe pokes fun at Chris Sale by cutting his tie in half on the air during the Cubs-White Sox broadcast on ESPN.

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MLB 

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Felix Hernandez has allowed 4+ ER in three straight games for the first time since September of 2012. With the Mariners on the fringes of the playoff race, they need King Felix to be an ace, but, sadly, those days are looking like something of the past.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Boston's David Ortiz smokes a three-run shot to right to pull the Red Sox within a run, 4-3. Asked what he thought about Ortiz' final year, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had this to say this morning: "It's been amazing, really. Never seen anything like it. Might want to rethink that retirement thing."

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Pete Carroll's defenses have led the NFL in fewest points allowed the past four seasons with three different coordinators during that span. The Seahawks have finished second, first, first and fourth in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA metric from 2012 to 2015.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks and head coach Pete Carroll have agreed to terms on an extension that will keep Carroll with the organization through 2019, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. The extension means that GM John Schneider and Carroll will continue working together for the next four seasons. Carroll will be 69 years old when the deal runs out.

Is Amar'e Stoudemire a Hall of Famer?
NBA 

Amar'e Stoudemire put up great numbers for the Suns, but he could be remembered for his disappointing seasons with the Knicks. What are his Hall of Fame chances? Yes or no? (Insider)

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NBA 

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw still is not throwing after a setback with his back injury saying, "I'm trying to make it back to have an impact on this season for our team." Kershaw said he realizes how much he loves the game of baseball and has come to some realizations while he has been away.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Kyle Hendricks allowed a run in the 1st. He entered the game with 19.2 scoreless IP in July spanning 3 starts and a relief appearance.

Ranking the Big Ten's toughest venues
NCAAM 

The Big Ten has led the nation in college basketball attendance for 40 years. So where is the toughest place to steal a win? Countdown to No. 1

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NCAAM 

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals, who went into Tuesday's games leading the National League with 136 home runs, are spreading their power throughout the lineup. They may not have a single player hit 30 home runs this season, but they are on pace to have eight players hit 20. It would be the first time that has ever been accomplished. Eight Cardinals currently have 12 home runs or more.

A butter sculpture of Cavs' logo
NBA 

The 2016 Ohio State Fair displays sculptures made out of butter, including one designed to be the Cleveland Cavaliers logo.

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NBA 

Anthony's town hall unites community
NBA 

Carmelo Anthony's town hall brought athletes, teens and police together as the NBA All-Star continues to try to bridge the gap in broken communities. Melo's platform

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NBA 

Why did Stoudemire retire as a Knick?
NBA 

Ian Begley explains why Amar'e Stoudemire has decided to retire from the NBA after signing a contract with the Knicks.

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NBA 

Amar'e throws it down ... with authority
NBA 

Back in March of 2010, Amar'e Stoudemire had one impressive power dunk.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany told me about his future with the league. "My contract is through 2020," Delany said. "A contract is a contract. Retirement is when someone wants to go. I expect to work through my contract. I'm healthy and I enjoy doing what I do. Anything beyond that, I don't know." Responding to the USA Today report that he will retire in 2020, Delany, 68, said it's a "fair inference" but he could also step down before 2020 and doesn't know how he'll feel when the contract expires. He's still healthy and energetic and wants to focus on providing opportunities for student-athletes.

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