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Watch live: Real Madrid extends lead to 3

Real Madrid has a first-half lead on Chelsea in their ICC match playing out in Michigan Stadium. Watch the match on ESPN/WatchESPN.

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Carmelo Anthony not impressed by Team USA sing-along

Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler began a rousing rendition of Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles" on a Team USA flight, much to the chagrin of Carmelo Anthony.

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Chiefs lock up LT Fisher with contract extension

The Chiefs and left tackle Eric Fisher have agreed to a contract extension. Sources told ESPN it is a four-year, $63 million extension that includes $40 million in guaranteed money.

Nats pull off historic triple play (0:52)
Stevenson knocks out Williams in fourth round (1:10)

Most important offseason news for all 32 NFL teams

The Broncos and Von Miller worked out a long-term deal, and Eddie Lacy showed up to camp in shape. NFL Nation rounds up the most important thing that happened to each team this offseason.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

To sum up why the Nationals had to trade for Mark Melancon, these are Jonathan Papelbon's last 3 outings: 15 batters faced, 11 reached, 8 scored!


Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's unfortunate for him that he's not going to play but I would prefer the backup quarterback honestly." – New Cardinals OLB Chandler Jones on former teammate Patriots QB Tom Brady not playing in Week 1.


Real Madrid jumps over Chelsea

Marcelo decides to do it all himself and break open a scoreless match in front of over 100,000 fans at the Big House.


David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Another great outing for J.A. Happ as he allows three hits and fans 11 in 7+ innings. He may have benefited from a wide strike zone, but be painted the corners and is going to improve to 14-3 with an ERA just over 3.00 ... and the Blue Jays, assuming they hold this 9-1 lead, will move past the Orioles into first place.

Less for Lucroy

In most summers, Jonathan Lucroy would be one of the most attractive players in the trade market. So why are the Brewers having trouble finding a trade fit for him? Buster Olney explains (Insider)

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers HC Mike McCoy on Joey Bosa not reporting to camp due to contract dispute: "He needs to be here. I think everybody needs to be here, especially as a younger player."


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

We're through five quick innings and the Cubs righty-loaded lineup still hasn't managed a hit against Seattle lefty Wade Miley. Chicago's Jake Arrieta has been nearly as sharp, so we've got a scoreless pitcher's duel on our hands.

Inspired by presence of ailing father

With his father and trainer Jose by his side despite an ongoing battle with cancer, unbeaten Leo Santa Cruz says he's ready to "leave it all in the ring." Faces Carl Frampton today

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Michael Bennett said he doesn't want to be a distraction and is not trying to stir anything up in regards to his contract. Bennett was a full participant in the first day of Seahawks training camp. He said his focus is on getting to the Super Bowl in Houston and playing his brother Martellus (with the Patriots).

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Andre Johnson pulls on his new practice jersey as he takes the field with the Titans.

Reports: Nationals trade for Melancon

The Nationals have acquired All-Star closer Mark Melancon in a trade with the Pirates, according to multiple reports. It was first reported by Fox Sports. Since 2013, Melancon's 1.80 ERA is the lowest in MLB.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

With a nod to another Bay Area native, Marshawn Lynch and Beast Mode, Chargers CB Jason Verrett created his own brand based on his nickname Feeva Island: "The mentality of being in Feeva Mode is having that energy. He's got his own thing and I've got mine."

Jeff Carlisle Soccer 

Obligatory panorama shot of Michigan Stadium for Real Madrid vs. Chelsea. Crowd of over 105,000 expected today. We'll see how much higher it goes.


Carmelo doesn't care for your singing

Or at least the singing of his Olympic teammates. When Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler channeled their inner Vanessa Carlton, Carmelo Anthony wasn't having it. Melo not impressed

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How to bet UFC 201

Brett Okamoto says Robbie Lawler has become more disciplined in this part of his career. Best bets (Insider)

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Update from Baltusrol: It's raining. Hard. Thunder and lightning, too. Doesn't bode well for golf being played anytime soon.


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Kevin Maguire Golf 

How big has the "Beef" hype really been around England's Andrew Johnston? Actual conversation overheard a short time ago on the back nine at Baltusrol. "Is that Beef?" "Yup." "You sure?" "Listen." "Beeeeeeefffff." Yup, that was him.


Hopkins has 'outplayed' his contract

ESPN's Darren Woodson says DeAndre Hopkins matches the skill level of Julio Jones and Odell Beckham Jr.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm hearing that Jay Bruce may very well get traded before Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, but it's not likely to be the Mets acquiring him. The Reds are more likely to send him to a team in the West.

Paulinho dazzles for Guangzhou

You don't have to know much about the Chinese Super League to appreciate a player embarrassing a goalkeeper like this.


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Former No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher and Chiefs reach agreement on 4-year, $63 million extension that includes $40M gtd, sources tell ESPN.

Jalen & Jacoby: LeBron James' special pizza

Behold a pizza order that has to be seen to be believed.


Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Potential suitors keep drifting in and out of the Jay Bruce sweepstakes. The Rangers have checked in on Bruce, but their main focus is pitching. The Mets are also keep tabs on Bruce, but he's not a great fit at Citi Field. Bruce is a corner outfielder who hits left-handed, and the Mets already have an abundance of that commodity.