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3hScott Lauber

As hits dry up, Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts must adjust

Opponents have made it hard for Xander Bogaerts to hit the other way, so adjustments are necessary. (Watch live on ESPN and stream live on WatchESPN.)

Ortiz: My mind is telling me it's time to go (1:36)
Drake's message to New York Little League comes with a pun (0:20)
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4hPhotography by Joe Amon

Little Big Men

During the Little League World Series, 11-and 12-year-old boys become superstars. So we asked them to flash their favorite superhero pose and explain what it was really like to play on the big stage.

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9mBen Goessling

Ex-49er Boone rips Kaepernick for 'shameful' act

Colin Kaepernick's ex-teammate Alex Boone, now with the Vikings, said "we probably would have had a problem on the sideline" had the QB sat the national anthem during his time in San Francisco.

Astoundingly acrobatic goal (0:36)
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Watch live: Storm vs. Lynx

Coming off a win against the Los Angeles Sparks, Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm have a chance to knock off the two top teams in the WNBA with a win against the Minnesota Lynx. Tune in to watch live on ESPN2 or stream live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app.

Donaldson has first three-homer game of career (1:33)
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34mBrian Campbell

Mr. Fuji passes away at 82

Brian Campbell looks back at the life and wrestling career of WWE Hall of Famer Harry "Mr. Fuji" Fujiwara, who passed away at 82.

15hKatie Strang

Four Tigers tossed by plate ump in loss to Angels

Plate umpire Mike Everitt issued four ejections to the Tigers during the team's 3-2 loss to the Angels on Saturday night, leading J.D. Martinez to comment that Everitt had a "short leash today."

Saban invites Tebow, Marty Smith to jump in a lake (0:19)
Seattle inches closer to Portland with Morris' header (0:21)
Best web gems from LLWS (2:09)
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Photos: Little Leaguers, big dreams

The Little League World Series has become a big-time event. But the players who descend on Williamsport from all over the world for two weeks each August are still kids who like to have fun -- and for these ballplayers, that translates in any language.

SC Featured: A 9/11 hero's lasting impact on rugby (15:18)
VanZant presents: Kicking with the Stars (0:37)
11hJeff Legwold

Kubiak 'impressed' by Siemian as Sanchez sits

Quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch both saw action for the Broncos in Saturday's preseason win, while Mark Sanchez did not play. Coach Gary Kubiak expects to name a starter this week.

Joel Embiid swats little kid's shot away (0:18)
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15hAlden Gonzalez

Rams extend Austin; source says deal for $42M

Wide receiver Tavon Austin signed a four-year extension with the Los Angeles Rams that a source told ESPN is worth $42 million and includes $30 million guaranteed.

Leonard Fournette's Heisman highlight reel (1:15)


Bryant ready to work with 'next guy up'

Dez Bryant feels for Tony Romo as he's suffering from yet another injury, but he's prepared to work with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and believes in the Cowboys heading into this season.


Cowboys must be smart with Prescott

Dak Prescott will likely have growing pains. That's why it's vital for Dallas to put the rookie QB in a position to succeed.


Garrett: 'We've gotten a lot of different timetables' on Romo

Jason Garrett says the Cowboys will take Tony Romo's back injury "day-by-day" and that no one knows for sure how long the quarterback will be out.


Kaepernick seeking to bring awareness

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says his decision to sit during the national anthem Friday wasn't to bash the military, but rather to bring awareness to unjust and unpunished actions in the United States.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward might be coming out of his season long slump. He was 5 for his last 5 before lining out hard (102.6 mph) to the end the sixth with the lead run at third base against the Dodgers. Heyward has had at least one hit in every game since getting four straight days off. The Cubs and Dodgers have yet to score a run through 6 innings.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Patrick Reed won The Barclays today -- and with it, received a nice perk of qualifying for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Rickie Fowler wasn't so lucky. He played his final four holes in 3-over, failing to make his way onto the team, as Zach Johnson retained that final spot. U.S. captain Davis Love III will make four wildcard selections in coming weeks.


Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

Timber Joey having a busy day - it's 4-0 Portland at the half!


Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Patrick Reed is your 2016 Barclays champion. Getting an automatic spot on the Ryder Cup team is a nice bonus, too.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked whether he fears for his safety when he goes on the road, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said he didn't think that would be an issue. "(I'm) not really too concerned about that," Kaepernick said. "At the end of the day, if something happens, that's only proving my point."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick spoke to reporters for nearly 20 minutes today about his decision to sit during the national anthem. During the discussion, Kaepernick touched on times he and friends have been harassed by police, his explanation for how the decision to do this evolved, the presidential election, why he did it alone and whether he fears for his safety on the road. "People don't realize what's really going on in this country," Kaepernick said. "There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust. People aren't being held accountable for. And that's something that needs to change. That's something that this country stands for freedom, liberty and justice for all. And it's not happening for all right now."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said he will continue to sit during the national anthem. "I'll continue to sit," Kaepernick said. "I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me this is something that has to change. When there's significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it's supposed to, I'll stand."

Winning the LLWS is 'the best'
Little League World Series 

Ryan Harlost breaks down what was going through his mind when finishing his complete game in New York's 2-1 victory over South Korea in the championship game of the Little League World Series.

Little League World Series 

Donaldson has first three-homer game of career

Josh Donaldson hit three home runs in the Blue Jays' 9-6 victory over the Twins.


Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Rickie Fowler just bogeyed the 15th hole at The Barclays to drop three strokes behind leader Patrick Reed and into a two-way tie for second place. But the subplot to today's event now thickens. Here's what Fowler needs to qualify for the U.S. Ryder Cup team today: Four-way T-2 or better: IN Five-way T-2: OUT Solo 3rd: IN Two-way T-3 or worse: OUT


New York wins first LLWS since 1964
Little League World Series 

New York celebrates its first Little League World Series championship since 1964 with a 2-1 win over South Korea in the championship game.

Little League World Series 

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Chase Elliott was disappointed and frustrated after losing the lead to Kyle Larson with nine laps left in the Sprint Cup race at Michigan. He talks about his feelings and moving on from back-to-back second-place finishes at Michigan while still seeking his first Cup win:


Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Brock Osweiler has looked good as he marched down the field during the first two series. He's 6/7 for 96 yards. Lamar Miller had the Texans touchdown, and Nick Novak kicked a 44-yard field goal.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Kyle Larson celebrates his first Sprint Cup win with an epic burnout at Michigan International Speedway.