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Follow live: Cueto debuts in clash of contenders

Johnny Cueto makes his Royals debut Friday in Toronto against a club that's also bolstered its roster considerably this week.


Judge wants Goodell, Brady in court Aug. 12, 19

The federal judge handling Patriots QB Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension strongly suggested Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appear in court on Aug. 12 and 19.

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Goodman: BYU's Rose juggles roster changes

BYU coach Dave Rose has the most fluid roster in college hoops with Mormon missionaries coming and going. It poses a challenge on the recruiting trail, but Rose has learned to deal with it.

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Q&A: Hollins on Nets' offseason, outlook

Lionel Hollins discusses the Nets' new additions, the loss of Deron Williams and what he expects this season in Brooklyn.

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Ilardi/Engelmann: Who didn't find FA value?

Which teams created the most "negative surplus value" in free agency? Here are some teams that dropped the ball.

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Photos: Field of Schemes

Exhibitionists running onto fields have been laying schemes since the beginning of public sporting events. Here's a look at some of the more creative ones.

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'Oops, practice started'

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has been signing autographs for so long that he missed the start of tonight's practice. Looks as though he just noticed, too.

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Yelich sends a screamer to deep center

There's nothing like the acoustics of a deep homer hit right off the sweet spot. It's a sound Christian Yelich knows after his 2-run shot well over the 418-foot marker in center in the bottom of the 1st gave the Marlins a 2-0 lead on the Padres. Follow live


Wilson a top fantasy option for 2015

Seahawks fans don't have to worry about Russell Wilson's contract, but will he be on your fantasy team this season? He enters camp as ESPN's No. 3-ranked fantasy QB, throwing a lot to Jimmy Graham. Play for free


Rousey, Correia talk trash

UFC fighters Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia had plenty to say before their face off at UFC 190 on Saturday for the women's bantamweight championship.


Royals' Morales slides into highlights

The throw home beat him by a country mile. But Kendrys Morales showed off some impressive baserunning skills with a slide straight out of a dance routine, part of a 3-run Royals first inning. Follow live


Doug Glanville's winners and losers

Landing Yoenis Cespedes changed everything for the Mets: "I had them in the loser column ... and now I'm going to put them in the winner because they needed a bat." As for the other N.Y. team? "The Yankees I'm throwing on the loser column just from almost inaction."


Tigers tally run before first out

Well, that didn't take long. Detroit racked up three straight hits to start its game against the Orioles, and Ian Kinsler scored Rajai Davis before the Tigers grounded into a double play for the first two outs of the night. Follow live

Pacers announce Jordan Hill arrest

Larry Bird released this statement on offseason acquisition Hill: "We have been informed Jordan was arrested for allegedly reckless driving in Atlanta, Georgia. It is obvious we don't condone this. We will address this with Jordan. This is a major concern of safety, not just for Jordan, but for others."

NL East showdown begins

The Nationals start a three-game series in New York tonight, looking to extend their three-game lead over the Mets in the NL East. New York stole the show at the trade deadline by getting OF Yoenis Cespedes.


Johnny Cueto makes Royals debut

Cueto draws a tough assignment vs. a stacked Blue Jays lineup tonight. Kansas City traded for Cueto on Sunday, while Toronto made a deadline splash by adding SS Troy Tulowitzki and SP David Price. Follow live


Watch: Special Olympics World Games

Team Canada was seeking gold in the 4x25m freestyle relay earlier today. Check out the recap of all the action from Los Angeles. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Roddy Piper gave us some of the greatest sound bites in sports entertainment. Addressing Mr T " I will put an X Where the T is". RIP Hot Rod

WWE legend 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies at 61

The WWE Hall of Famer, who was part of the main event of the first WrestleMania, died of cardiac arrest at his home, as first reported by TMZ. He was named WWE's top villain of all-time in a recent poll.

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Tiger matches best score of year with 66

Woods again got off to a slow start, but he posted a 5-under second round at the Quicken Loans National, leaving him 3 shots behind leader Ryo Ishikawa.


One last staredown

Ronda Rousey weighed in at the maximum 135 pounds. Bethe Correia checked in at 134. Then the two had one more major staredown on stage before Saturday's battle in UFC 190.


Reporter gets the Belichick treatment

They just wanted to know if Bill saw the "cheaters look up" banner flying over Pats practice on Thursday. Belichick responded exactly how you'd expect.


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Mets need to win tonight with Matt Harvey on mound. Don't need to be four games back before Yoenis Cespedes arrives.

Charges dropped against Bills assistant

The misdemeanor battery charge against Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was dropped on Friday by the Florida state attorney's office. Assistant Florida state attorney Bobby Elmore told ESPN late Wednesday that the charge was dropped at the request of the accusers' parents, who reached an "amicable resolution" with Kromer's attorneys. Story


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Darius Hamilton loves One Direction -- even if it is now down to four members. They must light up his world like nobody else.

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