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Royals jump to top of Power Rankings

Fresh off a series win over their in-state rivals, the Royals are the class of baseball right now. Who follows Kansas City on our list?

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Ex-Lions coach Schwartz to help NFL's officials

Former Detroit Lions coach and Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will be working in the NFL as an officiating consultant for the league in 2015.

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Looking ahead: UCLA Bruins

Three returning starters -- Bryce Alford, Tony Parker and Isaac Hamilton -- will form the Bruins' nucleus. The potential challenge is depth.

Inside-the-park HR on infield blunder (0:27)

French Open

Razzano's surprise underhand serve (0:27)


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Dodgers fan records himself catching HR ball (0:26)


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Chris Kirk wins Crowne Plaza Invitational (1:38)

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McDonald's history with domestic violence

Ray McDonald was arrested Aug. 31 on suspicion of felony domestic violence but was not charged. In December, a woman accused him of sexual assault and San Jose police have yet to charge or clear him. Chicago signed him in March after chairman George McCaskey met with him and spoke to his parents. His contract is for one year and $1.5M but has no guaranteed money.

Steph's 3's vs. Dwight's frees

Somehow, Steph Curry is shooting better on 3-pointers than Dwight Howard is on free throws this postseason. Perhaps that is contributing to Golden State's 3-0 series advantage.


Stein: Curry can rewrite NBA history

Assuming the Warriors advance, Marc Stein says Steph Curry is "going to be the first player in NBA history to have the chance to beat everybody else on the all-NBA first team in one postseason."


Bears DL arrested on domestic abuse

Ray McDonald was arrested on a domestic violence charge early this morning. Santa Clara police confirm that he was charged with domestic violence and child endangerment.

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Ainge asked Isaiah Thomas for input

Thomas spent less than half a season with Boston, but GM Danny Ainge already wants his advice in free agency. “Danny said if there's any free agent out there I'm interested in, to let him know,” Thomas told the Boston Globe.

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Royals, Yankees on different paths

Reigning AL-pennant winner Kansas City sits atop ESPN's MLB Power Rankings. New York, after missing the playoffs for two straight seasons, has lost 10 of 11. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Murray up 2 sets at Roland Garros

Recently-married Andy Murray plays with his wedding ring attached to his shoe as he opens his French Open against Facundo Arguello, trying to extend his perfect record on clay this season to 11-0.


May 25, 1935: Ruth hits his final HR

On this date 80 years ago, Babe Ruth went 4-for-4 with 3 HR for the Boston Braves, including the 714th and final home run. Alex Rodriguez is poised to pass Ruth on the all-time RBI list as he enters today's game tied with him at 1,992.

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Mets' Wright seeing back specialist

David Wright, out since April 14 with hamstring and back issues, is heading to California to work with a back specialist. Mets GM Sandy Alderson on the injury: "None of the doctors at this point have given us any indication that this is a long-term problem that can't be managed.''

Road to Omaha set to begin

UCLA is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA baseball tournament which starts Friday with 16 four-team, double-elimination regionals. The best-of-three super regionals are next week, with the winners there advancing to the College World Series in Omaha. NCAA bracket

Terps looking for rare double

Maryland's women lacrosse team won its second straight NCAA title on Saturday. The men try to win their first lacrosse title since 1975 today. The only school to win a national title in both the men's and women's lax in the same season was Princeton in 1994. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN

Hamilton set to make Rangers return

Josh Hamilton is batting fifth and playing left field in today's game vs. Cleveland (4:10 p.m. ET). It's Hamilton's first MLB action since last year and first game with Texas since 2012.

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ESPN On Snapchat Discover live

HBO’s Hard Knocks may follow the Bills, Texans, Giants, or Redskins this summer. Check out why each team would be a perfect fit in today’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Williams, Stephens clash in first round

It's an all American showdown in Paris, as 15-seed Venus Williams takes on Sloane Stephens on Court Suzanne Lenglen. This will be the first head-to-head meeting between the two.

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Why are pitchers doctoring baseballs?

Hall of Famer Phil Niekro: "I think in any sport, probably any business, anybody's going to try to get that little bit of edge to do better than the other guy."


Americans struggling in Paris

With Sam Querrey’s 4-set loss to Borna Coric, the Americans fell to 0-7 today and 1-9 for the French Open. Steve Johnson is the U.S.'s only winner over the first two days, but another is guaranteed with Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens meeting today.