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Royals use big inning to rock Red Sox

Kansas City rallied past Boston with an 8-run sixth inning to take the weekend series at Fenway Park and help its postseason hopes.

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Raul Mondesi smacks a bases-clearing triple (0:22)
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Osweiler puts on air show against Cardinals (0:45)
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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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Kaepernick 'passionate' in defending his decision to sit for anthem (1:49)
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One foot + one elbow = six points (0:26)
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Astoundingly acrobatic goal (0:36)
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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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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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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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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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Monday NFL preview for all 32 teams

NFL Nation assesses what to watch across the league on Monday, including the Cowboys' plan at quarterback as they try to get rookie fourth-round pick Dak Prescott up to speed.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

An eight-run implosion in the sixth inning dooms the Red Sox to a 10-4 loss to the surging Royals on Sunday Night Baseball. Boston is two games behind Toronto in the AL East and one ahead of Baltimore for the first AL wild-card berth. Kansas City, meanwhile, has won 17 of its last 21.

NFL preseason Week 3 injury list
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Tony Romo's back and Benjamin Watson's torn Achilles lead our Week 3 preseason injury report. Some major issues

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

JAGUARS 26, BENGALS 21 (Final): The Bengals starting units looked in sync and rookie Alex Erickson continued to impress as a kick returner. That was the good part. The bad? Cedric Peerman broke his forearm, and Adam Jones and A.J Green both suffered what appeared to be minor injuries. At this point, they're probably ready to get back to Cincinnati and out of the preseason.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

August ERAs for relievers who began the month as high-leverage options for Red Sox manager John Farrell: Matt Barnes (11.17 in 11 appearances), Fernando Abad (5.63 in 10 appearances), Junichi Tazawa (11.25 in nine appearances entering the ninth inning tonight). If Boston doesn't win the AL East or misses the playoffs entirely, the bullpen will be an enormous reason.

Monday NFL preview: All 32 teams
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NFL Nation assesses what to watch across the league on Monday, including the Cowboys' plan at QB as they try to get rookie fourth-round pick Dak Prescott up to speed. Top storylines

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Not everyone believes in Djokovic, Serena

Our experts make their best guesses for the upcoming US Open. Experts' picks

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TJ Yeldon's preseason production: Game 1: 4 car, 26 yds (6.5 YPC) Game 2: 2 car, 15 yds (7.5 YPC) Game 3: 5 car, 34 yds (6.8 YPC) +4 catches for 20 yards

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Raul Mondesi hits bases-clearing triple
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Raul Mondesi smacks a bases-clearing, stand-up triple in an eight-run sixth inning for the Royals.

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Larson completes first Sprint Cup win
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Kyle Larson holds off Chase Elliott in the final laps at Michigan for his first career Sprint Cup victory on Sunday.

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals RB Cedric Peerman has a left forearm fracture, according to the team.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

BENGALS 14, JAGUARS 3 (halftime): What a mess for the Jaguars. The offense managed just 12 yards and turned the ball over in the first quarter. C Brandon Linder had two false start penalties. LT/LG Luke Joeckel spent a good part o his night going backwards. The defense allowed the Bengals to go on a nine-minute drive and CB Prince Amukamara was penalized for pass interference in the end zone. It was an embarrassing performance all around on national TV.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

HALFTIME: Bengals 14, Jaguars 3. The Bengals would normally be happy about how their starters performed in the first half, but with injuries to three of their Pro Bowlers, they were probably just happy to get to the locker room. Adam Jones, A.J. Green and Cedric Peerman all left with injuries, with Peerman appearing to sustain a serious arm injury.

Ortiz moves into tie with Foxx on HR list
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David Ortiz hits a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning, moving him into a tie with Jimmie Foxx for 18th on the all-time HR list.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With that home run -- a solo shot in the fourth inning -- David Ortiz has tied Jimmie Foxx for 18th on the all-time list with 534 homers. Next up: Mickey Mantle at 536. Ortiz has 31 homers this season. Red Sox now trail the Royals, 2-1.

Deshaun Watson's Heisman highlight reel
NCAAF 

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson was nominated for the Heisman Trophy last season. Take a look at a few reasons why he's a top candidate for the Heisman in 2016.

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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 preseason game 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.