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Follow live: Cubs, Pirates resume after rain delay

Jon Lester got the start for the Cubs in the first game of a key series in Pittsburgh but exited after a delay of more than two hours (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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3hJohn Keim

Redskins WR Jackson: 'No one can stop me'

When DeSean Jackson was asked Monday how one teammate, cornerback Chris Culliver, challenged him in practice, the wide receiver made one point clear: "I don't think no one can guard me."

Rousey KO's Correia in claymation (0:29)
9hDarren Rovell

Sources: Adidas makes $200M bid for Harden

Adidas has submitted a bid of $200 million over 13 years to sign Rockets forward James Harden, whose deal with Nike recently expired, sources told ESPN.com.

Romo, Witten Conversation (5:07)
Sports Matter: Episode 1 presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods (4:00)
CFL player forgets how to play Canadian football (1:15)
Price, Blue Jays roll Twins (1:07)
Someone get this kangaroo a putter (0:30)
Goalkeeper eats burger thrown by fan (0:35)
Face to Face: Missy Franklin (4:11)
Butler's one-handed grab (0:15)
9hBuster Olney

Mets fans deserve standing ovation

It was largely the passion of Mets fans -- their declared frustration, their anger -- that drove their team's front office to make changes in Queens.

Yasiel Puig: This Is SportsCenter (Walk-up Music) (0:30)
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23hSteve Wulf

How MLB deflated potential equipment scandal

Remember The Great Glove Grapple of 1990? Probably not, because unlike the NFL with Deflategate, MLB took the air out of rampant mitt growth without creating controversy, Steve Wulf writes.

Fitzgerald: Need to finish games (2:04)
Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers work out, part 2 (0:13)
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5hJohn Clayton

Clayton: 49ers run game still a focus

In San Francisco, an efficient running game was a constant during the Jim Harbaugh years. Everything has changed, but the focus on the run game shouldn't, as John Clayton explains.


Bills suspend O-line coach Kromer for 6 games

The Bills announced the suspension of offensive line coach Aaron Kromer for the first six games of the season, the penalty for a July incident that led to assault charges for Kromer and his son.

Star Lotulelei carted off with injured foot (0:39)
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Mel Kiper Jr.'s tire woes (2:23)
Green-Beckham feeling healthy, focused (1:42)


After long rain delay, Cubs strike first

Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo's RBI single in the top of the third scored 2B Addison Russell as Chicago takes the 1-0 lead in Pittsburgh. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN


Braves battle back, force extras

A.J. Pierzynski crushed a homer to right field with two outs to erase a two-run deficit and pull the Braves even with the visiting Giants at 7-7. Follow live


Someone get this kangaroo a putter

This kangaroo has a real fascination with the flagsticks on an Australian golf course. An adorable, relentless fascination.


Mariners' early punch paying off

Seattle hit the ground running as it packed in a third HR in the third inning thanks to SS Brad Miller, who homered to left field to help put the Mariners up 7-1 over the Rockies. Follow live

Final: Diamondbacks 6, Nationals 4

Washington made it interesting with a 4-run 9th inning, but it wasn't enough as it dropped its 4th straight. Welington Castillo and David Peralta hit back-to-back homers for Arizona. Box score


Cristiano Ronaldo buys friend an island

If you're Jorge Mendes, being Ronaldo's friend and agent has a lot of perks. Mendes got married Sunday and Ronaldo was the best man in the truest sense of the word: He bought Mendes a Greek island. How much?

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Nationals rallying vs. D-backs in the 9th

Five straight hits from the Nationals -- including a HR from Ryan Zimmerman and 2-run double from Michael Taylor -- have turned a 6-run deficit into a 6-4 game. Washington has the tying run at the plate with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th. Follow live

Mel Kiper Jr. -- man, myth or legend?

Perhaps all three? Consider this: The 55-year-old NFL draft guru said on Mike & Mike that he has never changed a tire, never written a check and never had an ATM card.


Astros' woes continue in Arlington

Lance McCullers' start lasted just one out after he gave up 6 runs. And, after 1 2/3 scoreless innings from Josh Fields, the floodgates are open again for the Rangers. Texas tagged Mike Fiers, who was scheduled to start Tuesday, for 5 runs in the 3rd and it leads 11-3. Adrian Beltre is just a home run away from the cycle. Follow live


Looking for Jon Gray?

The Rockies top pitching prospect is expected to make his major league debut at some point tonight against the Mariners, who are currently up 6-1. Follow live

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Ronda Rousey to play herself in biopic

Fresh off her knockout win, the UFC fighter is headed to the big screen. Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to Rousey's autobiography, "My Fight/Your Fight.''

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Patriots' new-look defense

Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Vince Wilfork? All gone. Malcolm Butler, get ready. "Can he step up and be the guy ... You'll never forget about Revis, but you're going to always remember [the Super Bowl INT]," Antonio Pierce says.


The 'Taylor Swift of boxing' returns

USA boxer Cam Awesome discusses if he has a violent streak and his fighting style: “I’d like to quote the great Kenny Powers and say, ‘Fundamentals are crutches for the untalented,’ so I made up everything I did on my own.”


Tough love: RB's mom won't wear jersey

“You’ve got to show me a little something, but it won’t be this year,” said Carmen Gordon, mother of Chargers rookie Melvin Gordon. “He's got to earn it. ... So you might see me in the stands, but I won’t have the jersey on. I did the same thing in college because I just want to hear what people are saying.”

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ICYMI: Jordan has ice water in his veins

Michael Jordan, the king in the clutch during his NBA career, drained another buzzer-beater to beat Jimmy Butler in a shooting contest at Jordan's camp. Yes, he's still got it.


Mets push lead to double digits in Miami

Yoenis Cespedes hit his 3rd double of the game, driving in 2 more runs to bring his RBI total to 4 on the day. He then scored on a wild pitch to put the Mets up 10-0 in the 6th. It's the 2nd time New York has scored double-digit runs since the All-Star Break. They had 2 such games in the entire 1st half this year. Follow live

Cubs catcher showing off his cannon

David Ross picked off Pirates 3B Aramis Ramirez leading off first base in the second inning -- and that was the last out before the rain delay started.


Yeah, those clouds look angry

The Cubs and Pirates only got to the bottom of the second inning before rain came in and delayed the scoreless game in Pittsburgh at 7:46 p.m. ET. The series opener is still in a delay.


Rousey-Correia beatdown in claymation

Bethe Correia was a lot of talk before her UFC 190 fight against Ronda Rousey. But once she got in the ring it was lights out.


Flores paying off in New York

Mets SS Wilmer Flores, who was in tears last week when he thought he was traded to Milwaukee, has 3 extra-base hits and 3 RBIs in 4 games since the trade deadline. Flores had 1 extra-base hit and 2 RBIs in his previous 16 games.