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The Open

A major loss for Tiger that will lead to a major win

Tiger Woods had the lead at The Open. He didn't finish it off. But being right there, and the pain of not closing, is a necessary step on the road to major No. 15.

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Inside a wild Sunday at The Open

From the return of Tiger roars on Sunday at a major to a Jordan Spieth detour around a forgotten part of the course, The Open's final round had everything.

MLB

Non-waiver trade deadline: July 31

Trade deadline target tiers: 31 players who could get dealt

With eight days (and counting) 'til the July 31 trade deadline, here are the top players who could be available to contenders looking for a boost.

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Olney: Why the Indians have an edge over AL contenders

Don't let the records fool you. Cleveland might be better positioned than even the Astros, Red Sox and Yankees as the trade deadline looms.

Fear Machado in L.A.? Cubs focused on own deadline pursuits

The Cubs haven't been bashful about making July trades in the past, but they aren't going to let a potential playoff opponent's move force their hand.

NFL

Given another chance, would Bucs draft Jameis Winston again?

If they had a 2015 draft day do-over, would the Bucs would select Marcus Mariota over Winston at No. 1? Don't be so sure.

Re-drafting first round of 2015 NFL draft: 7 changes in top 10

Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota still go atop our re-draft, where we're making the correct picks at all 32 spots.

E:60: Dead Man Walking

How a Houston boxing trainer faked his death to avoid murder-for-hire

Ramon Sosa was marked for death by his wife. This is the story of how he survived, thanks to a surprising savior. Watch E:60 on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN.

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NBA

The best-case scenario for Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors

If Leonard is locked in and returns to his MVP form, the Raptors should project as a legitimate threat to the Warriors, Celtics and Rockets.

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How do LeBron's Lakers add a second star after the Kawhi trade?

Will L.A. add a second star next to LeBron James after the Kawhi Leonard trade? Kevin Pelton looks at the Lakers' options.

5-on-5: Predicting the loaded East race after the Kawhi trade

Our Insiders answer the big questions about new Finals favorites and dark-horse East contenders.

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Thailand cave rescue

  • Royal Thai Army/EPA
  • A light in the darkness

    The rescue of a soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand was so daring it defies comprehension. This is what heroism looks like.

Heroic coaches

  • Andrew Kaufman
  • 'He saved so many lives'

    Cross-country coach Scott Beigel, assistant football coach Aaron Feis and athletic director Chris Hixon are the 2018 ESPYS recipients of the Best Coach Award for the difference they made in the lives of students on and off the field of play.