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New York crowned Little League World Series champions

Endwell, New York defeated International champion South Korea in the 2016 Little League Championship game to become the first United States team to win the World Series since 2011.

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.

Astoundingly acrobatic goal (0:36)
Donaldson has first three-homer game of career (1:33)
14hKatie 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)
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)
9hJeff 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)
Ortiz: My mind is telling me it's time to go (1:36)
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23hAlden 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)


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.

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Eric Berry will practice Monday after signing his franchise tender. He should be ready to go for Week 1: es.pn/2c0UfNT

Machado doing Machado things

Manny Machado makes a diving stop on a scorcher down the third base line, then fires to first from his knees for the out.


Acrobatic high school soccer player

Columbine High School's Dylan Prichett-Ettner pulled off an amazing flip over the keeper to score, but he was ruled offside.


Nine TDs! Texas HS player runs wild

Robert Vela High School running back Robert Guerra scored nine touchdowns in one game, two shy of the state record.


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

That's 3 HR for Josh Donaldson today. Assuming the Blue Jays go on to win, they'll be 19-2 since May in games Donaldson homers. That'll work!

Ortiz: My mind is telling me it's time to go

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz explains why he's retiring and describes what his final major league season has been like.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon said John Lackey (shoulder) will throw 2 bullpen sessions before being activated from the DL. The Cubs are mulling dates for his return. Mike Montgomery will fill in for him again making his next start on Wednesday vs Pittsburgh.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

A slow pit stop when the fuel man had trouble getting the fuel can engaged to gas the car cost race leader Jimmie Johnson three spots with 87 laps remaining in the Sprint Cup race at Michigan. He has time to rally but passing has been tough today on the 2-mile track.


HT: Red Bulls 0-0 Revolution Sacha Kljestan came close and Kei Kamara countered just before half-time, but no breakthrough yet! #NYvNE

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers made three more roster moves Sunday as they move closer to the league-mandated limit of 75 by Tuesday. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Niners dealt OL Brandon Thomas to the Detroit Lions for WR Jeremy Kerley. Kerley gives the Niners some depth at receiver and a potential replacement in the slot if Bruce Ellington's hamstring injury turns out to be serious. The 49ers also released OL Erik Pears and TE Busta Anderson. They now stand at 77 players on the roster and need to make two more moves before Tuesday's deadline.

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Best web gems from LLWS
Little League World Series 

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

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Watch live: LLWS Championship Game

Endwell, New York takes on South Korea for all the marbles at the Little League World Series. Watch on ABC/WatchESPN

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Chris Buescher, who entered the race at Michigan with a 13-point edge on 31st-place David Ragan, is running last in the field Sunday as his engine is not running at full power. There are three races, including Michigan, left in the regular season. Buescher needs to be in the top-30 in points to be eligible to make the Chase with his win from Pocono earlier this month. Ragan is running 32nd with 160 laps left in the race.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

VIKINGS 12, CHARGERS 10 (HALFTIME): Though he was under more pressure than the Vikings probably would have liked, Teddy Bridgewater had an impressive first half in his return from the sore shoulder that kept him out last Thursday against the Seahawks. Bridgewater went 12-for-16 for 161 yards and a touchdown, also juking his way to a 22-yard run. Jerick McKinnon had a solid half, too, gaining 56 yards on eight carries, and Bridgewater found Stefon Diggs five times for 71 yards. The Vikings' concerns from the first half are familiar ones: Bridgewater was sacked three times, and Melvin Gordon scored the first touchdown at U.S. Bank Stadium on a 39-yard run after Audie Cole went for Philip Rivers on a blitz and Michael Griffin missed Gordon in the open field.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers WR Jordy Nelson said he "probably won't" play in the preseason finale on Thursday at KC, which means he'll go into the regular season without any game reps since his ACL tear. He does expect to get team (11-on-11) reps in practice this week.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist discuss his sac bunt in the first inning on Saturday against the Dodgers. It was the first in MLB by a cleanup hitter in the first inning this season. Zobrist says he was actually given the "suggestion" from Joe Maddon to bunt for a hit and once he got down 0-1 he figured he had a better chance of getting one down then swinging away.