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Ailing Mets fall back to uncertain reality

Despite rattling off six wins in seven games, the Mets' 5-1 loss to Philadelphia renewed concerns about the team's health for the rest of the season.

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Drake's message to New York Little League comes with a pun (0:20)
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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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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.

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Watch live: Sparks vs. Mercury

Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks go for their first win since returning from the Olympic break against the Phoenix Mercury. Tune in to watch live on ESPN2 or stream live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app.

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Donaldson has first three-homer game of career (1:33)
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Deshaun Watson's Heisman highlight reel (1:01)
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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.

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17hKatie 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."

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Saban invites Tebow, Marty Smith to jump in a lake (0:19)
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Seattle inches closer to Portland with Morris' header (0:21)
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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.

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SC Featured: A 9/11 hero's lasting impact on rugby (15:18)
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VanZant presents: Kicking with the Stars (0:37)
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19hJeff 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.

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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.

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Fans crank up the volume at Vikes' opener
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U.S. Bank Stadium opened for football Sunday for Minnesota's against San Diego, and several Vikings players compared its volume -- it hit 114 decibels -- favorably to the old Metrodome. New stadium

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Running backs are winning the day. Jeremy Hill dives for a touchdown (and doesn't celebrate) to put the Bengals up 14-0 over the Jaguars. Their first team is running smoothly tonight.

One foot + one elbow = six points
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Cardinals receiver Jaxon Shipley jumps up high to catch the ball in the back corner of the end zone and is able to get one foot inbounds with an elbow to make it official.

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Perez's solo blast gives Royals the lead
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Salvador Perez smacked a solo home run to left field off of Eduardo Rodriguez in the second inning. The Royals are now up 2-0 over the Red Sox on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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Best web gems from LLWS
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Jay Crawford presents the top 10 web gems from this year's Little League World Series.

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

A.J Green limped off the field. A trainer is looking at his lower right leg on the bench.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Great start for the Bengals. In two plays, they turn a fumble recovery into a touchdown. Great block by Boling to set up a touchdown to Bernard. Bengals 7, Jaguars 0.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Onesie flight home has commenced for the Cubs. Miguel Montero headed to the plane.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Brock Osweiler's in-game quote on rookie receiver Will Fuller: "Will's a very special football player. What people really need to know about him – obviously everybody knows about his speed, they saw him all last season, they saw him at the combine – but it's his work ethic. That's what really makes him special. He comes in every single day, he works extremely hard, studies hard and practices hard. We expect big things out of Will this season."

Osweiler puts on quite an air show
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Check out a trio of Texans QB Brock Osweiler's throws in the first half Sunday against the Cardinals that include a 26-yard touchdown pass to Will Fuller.

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Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Vince Wilfork on Brock Osweiler, from the FOX broadcast: "From day one he's been a pro. He came in as a pro. He came in as a leader. You can just see the way he carries himself, the way he practices. He's continuing to get better. I think for us, we're all excited about it. He's excited to play for us. We're looking forward to this season. We're going to get through the rest of these preseason games and make sure we get out healthy. That's the key. I think we have a shot, but we just want to continue to run."

Kid excited after getting ball from Trout
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A young Angels fan is ecstatic when given a signed ball from Mike Trout.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here is what Yasiel Puig just told me about being put on waivers by the Dodgers: "It didn't surprise me. It's common for all teams to put players on [revocable] waivers. I'm just here waiting to see what the future holds. I'm here in Oklahoma giving my best and preparing to have an opportunity, whether that is with another team or to stay with the Dodgers. I have to wait the pertinent time with the waivers and then wait to see what decision [the Dodgers] make. I'm here to play baseball. That's part of the business of baseball. I came from Cuba to the US to play baseball."

Bryant ready to work with 'next guy up'
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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.

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Cowboys must be smart with Prescott
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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.

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

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Kaepernick seeking to bring awareness
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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.

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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.

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