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Kroos stunner keeps Germany's round-of-16 hopes alive

Germany was on the brink of elimination against Sweden, but a late Toni Kroos goal has the defending champions back in the mix.

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Matchday 10: Belgium & Mexico impress, Kroos rescues Germany

Toni Kroos' goal in the dying moments gave Germany a lifeline, Romelu Lukaku powered Belgium and Mexico stayed perfect on matchday 10.


Mark Ogden's takeaways from Germany's stunning comeback

ESPN FC's Mark Ogden offers his instant analysis from outside Fisht Stadium in Sochi following Germany's last-gasp win over Sweden.


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Mexico moves to brink of knockout round as Vela finds redemption

Four years after passing on the chance to play for Mexico in the World Cup, Carlos Vela is back and at the heart of El Tri's electric attack.


How high is Mexico's ceiling after South Korea win?

Stevie Nicol forecasts how far El Tri's work rate and quality can continue to take them in Russia.


College World Series

Taylor's triple helps power Oregon State to 12-2 win, force elimination game

Zak Taylor finds the gap in right-center field to score two runs for Oregon State.


2018 draft

How this draft sets up future trades and free agency

Trades and free agency are around the corner. Kevin Pelton looks at the ways an eventful draft night will lead to more moves.

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These six picks won the NBA draft’s first round

Which teams made the best moves in the first round of the draft?


LeBron's free agency moving title odds

ESPN's Doug Kezirian breaks down how LeBron James' free agency is affecting the NBA championship odds for the 2018-19 season.


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On This Date: June 23, 1996

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  • On This Date: The reign of Austin 3:16 begins

    On June 23, 1996, after WWE superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Jake "The Snake" Roberts to win King of the Ring tournament, Austin gave the WWE universe the infamous speech that put Austin 3:16 on the map.

Inside Max Scherzer's process

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  • The true madness of Max Scherzer

    The Nats' ace swears he's normal. The evidence -- three Cy Youngs, 152 strikeouts in 2018 and a near obsession with minor tweaks -- proves otherwise.