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Follow live: Giants flip pitchers against Yankees

The Giants, on a six-game losing streak, are starting Johnny Cueto today instead of Jeff Samardzija. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he didn't find out about the switch until noon ET.

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Cruz has a day against the Blue Jays (0:46)
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The electrifying Hall of Fame career of Ken Griffey Jr. (1:31)
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2dRamona Shelburne

How Kevin Durant is adjusting to life as the villain

Can Kevin Durant handle the heat of becoming the bad guy? As the superstar adapts to his new reality, he's receiving some wisdom from friend and fellow free-agency villain DeAndre Jordan.

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1dJohnny Wilds

How to bet Crawford-Postol

Handicapper Johnny Wilds breaks down the best way to bet Saturday's welterweight title fight between undefeated fighters Terence Crawford and Viktor Postol.

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Gordon: 'We've got some work to do' (1:26)
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33mJerry Crasnick

Griffey: Ortiz 'absolutely' should be Hall of Famer

Ken Griffey Jr. said he "absolutely" thinks David Ortiz should make the Hall of Fame, citing the slugger's career numbers while calling him "one of the most feared hitters in all of baseball."

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Watch live: LA Galaxy at Portland Timbers

The Galaxy scored twice in the first 11 minutes, but Portland got one back with Zarek Valentin's goal in this MLS Western Conference matchup. See it live on ESPN and WatchESPN

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Timbers' late first-half goal puts them on the board (0:50)
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No regrets for Gio dos Santos (3:39)
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1dJohn Clayton

Ranking next year's top 25 NFL free agents

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins, who's playing under the franchise tag, and Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu, who's coming back from a knee injury, are among the top projected free agents in the 2017 class.

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White Chocolate still making great passes at 40 (0:15)
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5dMy Wish 10th Anniversary

Where are these My Wish recipients now?

For these wish recipients, My Wish created a sense of empowerment and hope for the future, and an engagement with life outside hospital rooms.

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Lasorda: Scouts were clueless on Piazza (2:17)
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15hBrett Okamoto

'Cyborg' calls out Rousey, wants fight at UFC 205

In a lengthy social media post, Cris "Cyborg" Justino questioned longtime rival Ronda Rousey as a role model and called for the two to fight at UFC 205 on Nov. 12.

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Knockout of the year candidate? (0:33)
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Barkley: Durant doesn't improve Warriors in all areas (1:46)
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11hTom Hamilton

Bolt puts down marker ahead of Rio Olympics

Usain Bolt put down a marker ahead of the Rio Olympics as he won the 200 meters at the Anniversary Games with a time of 19.89 seconds and fired a warning to his American rivals.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

With storms in the area, the roof is closed at Miller Park. And with no air conditioning in the stadium, the Cubs-Brewers game promises to be a sultry affair.

Bolt fires warning to American rivals
Track and Field 

Usain Bolt upped the stakes for the Olympics, telling his rivals like Justin Gatlin, "I've proven myself year on year that I'm the greatest." Working way into shape

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Track and Field 

Curry's new sneakers panned -- again
NBA 

People on the internet don't hate them as strongly as the much-derided "Chef Curry" sneakers, but the Curry Lux still isn't a hit. The fans speak

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Griffey: 'It is what it is' with A-Rod
MLB 

Ken Griffey Jr. can't help but marvel at what Alex Rodriguez has been able to do.

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MLB 

Can Holm rebound from first defeat?
MMA 

Brett Okamoto thinks it won't be easy to bring Holly Holm to the ground in tonight's UFC Fight Night card in Chicago. UFC predictions

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MMA 

Ken Griffey Jr.'s electrifying career
MLB 

Before he gets enshrined in Cooperstown, soak in some of the best highlights of his 22-year journey.

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MLB 

Ronaldo gets another gift
Soccer 

What do you get for the man who has everything? How about an airport

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Soccer 

Nelson Cruz has monster day
MLB 

This grand slam helped give Cruz his fourth career game with at least 7 RBIs. The only active player with more is Alex Rodriguez.

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Zardes adds to Portland's woes
Soccer 

Gyasi Zardes put in this perfect cross to give the L.A. Galaxy an early 2-0 lead on the road. The match is on ESPN.

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Soccer 

The most questionable uniforms ever
Soccer 

We can think of five soccer uniforms that are worse than this one from Norwich City.

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Soccer 

LeBron James Jr. can play!

Come for the sweet moves by LeBron's 11-year-old son. Stay for his dad's proud reactions. Sick moves

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Giants, Rangers breaking down

The San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers lead the NL West and AL West divisions, respectively, but they've played like cellar-dwellers so far in the second half.

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Viral Vault: Young fan challenges Federer
Tennis 

Check out the time Grigor Dimitrov stepped aside as a young fan challenged Roger Federer during an exhibition match.

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Watch: Portland Timbers vs. L.A. Galaxy
Soccer 

The Galaxy has the best goal difference in MLS at +14. Portland enters with a nine-game unbeaten streak. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Soccer 

Dan Shaughnessy amazed by Theo Epstein
MLB 

And it's not only his success with the Cubs. His continued impact on the Red Sox since leaving the team following the 2011 season counts too.

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MLB 

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens QB Joe Flacco was not placed on PUP, which means he can participate in the first full-team camp practice on Thursday. Flacco and the Ravens believed he would be ready to come back this soon after missing the entire offseason while recovering from season-ending knee injury.

Flashback: The bat throw at Piazza
MLB 

During Game 2 of the 2000 World Series, Mike Piazza's bat shattered which led to a piece of it almost hitting Roger Clemens. The pitcher then threw it in the direction of Piazza.

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MLB 

Mike Piazza's legendary career
MLB 

The top moments from arguably the best power-hitting catcher captivated the hearts of baseball fans.

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Froome poised for third Tour de France
Cycling 

Chris Froome is set to become the first Brit to win three Tour de France titles after safely negotiating a rain-soaked penultimate stage.

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Cycling 

No regrets for Gio dos Santos
Soccer 

The L.A. Galaxy star met with Diana Russini to talk about his move to MLS and his absence from El Tri. He plays Portland at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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MLB lineups for Saturday
MLB 

Mookie Betts is not in the lineup for the Red Sox as they look to avenge Friday's loss to the Twins at 7:10 p.m. ET. All the lineups

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MLB 

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Kyle Busch knows that winning the pole at Indianapolis is important. He explains why:

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Portland's amazing tifos
Soccer 

Portland hosts the Galaxy on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. ET. Will we see one of these classic Timbers Army displays?

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Soccer 

Allyson Felix's Olympic journey
Track and Field 

The USA track and field star looks back at her Olympic performances, including her gold medal at the 2012 London Games.

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