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Watch live: Rockies take an early lead

Jeff Samardzija and San Francisco look to keep pace in the NL wild-card race, live on ESPN and streaming live in the ESPN App/WatchESPN.

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3hBrett Okamoto

Aldo, upset over McGregor, wants out of UFC

Interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo publicly asked UFC for his release after he did not get the rematch with Conor McGregor that he wanted.

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Teixeira's grand slam lifts Yankees to walk off (0:33)
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Kim hits a pinch-hit game-winning homer (0:21)
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The legend of Tebow grows with first-pitch homer (0:53)
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Jaso hits for cycle in Pirates' win over Cubs (1:16)
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McCaffrey: Football takes 'Insane preparation' (2:57)
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CFB Week 5 all about top 10 matchups (1:13)
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The healing power of sports (1:30)
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12hJohn Clayton

NFL executives predict Jay Cutler's future

The clock is ticking on Jay Cutler's time in Chicago. The Bears can release the QB this offseason with minimal impact on their future cap. They don't, however, have a ready-made replacement.

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How a ring catastrophe turned into a happy ending in New York (1:23)
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12hBill Barnwell

Breakout picks from small-sample-size studs

Lions RB Theo Riddick and Broncos pass-rusher Shane Ray have shined in limited snaps. Which other part-time standouts could grow into larger roles? Bill Barnwell breaks it down.

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Mike Golic tackles the ghost pepper challenge (1:39)
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12hGabriele Marcotti

Marcotti: England's ineptness highlighted

Sam Allardyce was crass, gossipy and silly in The Telegraph's undercover sting, but did that justify him leaving his post as England manager?

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

After 13 years of Petco Park in San Diego, somebody has finally hit a home run on the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co., in a regular-season game anyway. The Padres' Hunter Renfroe, in his seventh career game, crushed one on top of the fourth floor of the brick building down the LF line. Perhaps more of those are coming from Renfroe, who already has four HRs in those seven games.

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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado became the 3rd player to record back-to-back 40-homer, 130-RBI seasons before turning 26. The other 2, per the Elias Sports Bureau, are Chuck Klein and Jimmie Foxx.

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John Jaso hits for cycle in Pirates' win
MLB 

Jaso drives in five runs and hits the first cycle in PNC Park history in the Pirates' 8-4 victory over the Cubs.

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Nine hours after Jose Fernandez's hearse left Marlins Park, fans are still leaving messages on the wall. Their love knows no bounds.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins praised his team's conduct during a difficult series in Miami. Collins also praised the Marlins.

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Teixeira's grand slam gives Yankees walk-off win
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Down 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded, Mark Teixeira hits a grand slam into the right field seats to lift the Yankees to a 5-3 victory over the Red Sox.

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Kim hits pinch-hit game-winning homer
MLB 

Hyun Soo Kim pinch hits in the top of the ninth and belts a two-run home run to give the Orioles a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays and make the Red Sox American League East champions.

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Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Teixeira making the most of his final week as a Yankee, just belted a walkoff grand slam homer to beat the Red Sox, 5-3, and keepYankees playoff hopes alive

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

And Mark Teixiera walks off the Red Sox with a three-run homer off Joe Kelly. This will be an awkward division-clinching celebration.

MLB 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

28 pitches, no outs, one run in, bases still loaded, and that will be all for Craig Kimbrel. Joe Kelly will try to nail it down. Red Sox lead, 3-1, with Starlin Castro coming to the plate.

MLB 

Freeman extends hit streak to 30 games

Freddie Freeman owns the longest hitting streak of the season after a sixth inning single in the Braves' 12-2 win vs. the Phillies stretched his streak to 30 games. Freeman passed Boston's Jackie Bradley Jr. (29 games).

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins fans salute their players after the home finale in Miami.

MLB 

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins went to home dugout to shake Don Mattingly's hand after the series finale at Marlins Park. The Mets showed great sensitivity this series while winning the final two games to move closer to clinching a wild-card spot.

MLB 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Blue Jays lose, 3-2. Red Sox are AL East champs.

MLB 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Here comes Craig Kimbrel. Red Sox are three outs away from AL East title. Blue Jays, meanwhile, are down 3-2 with two outs in bottom of the ninth in Toronto.

MLB 

Cabrera blasts go-ahead homer
MLB 

Miguel Cabrera smacked a three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the Tigers a 6-3 lead over the Indians on ESPN.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Miguel Cabrera's power the other way is what makes him so special. Just hit his 15th HR of the year to RF or RCF. Amazing for a RH hitter

MLB 

Pirates' John Jaso hits for cycle
MLB 

Jaso completed the cycle by tripling in a run -- his 5th RBI of the game -- in the bottom of the 7th. It was the first cycle at PNC Park and first for the Pirates since Daryle Ward in 2004. Pittsburgh leads the Cubs 8-4. Follow live

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After a generous call by the official scorer Pirates infielder John Jaso was credited with a triple and hence the cycle as the Pirates lead the Cubs 8-4. It looked like Jaso had stopped at second and then continued on to third base after an errant throw. It's the first cycle in PNC park history.

MLB 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pick your poison. Yankees picked Betts over Ortiz, and Mookie delivers two-run double. Red Sox lead, 2-0, six outs from AL East crown.

MLB 

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets doing yoga. We think.

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Ian Kinsler breaks tie with 2-run homer
MLB 

Kinsler's home run in the bottom of the third inning gave the Tigers a 3-1 lead over the Indians. A Tigers win and an Orioles loss would move the teams into a tie for the second AL wild card spot.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

In his final regular season start Jake Arrieta has given up a season high 10 hits to the Pirates who lead 7-1.

Jays lead O's in wild card leaders matchup
MLB 

In what could be a preview of the AL wild-card game, Toronto leads Baltimore 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning. If the score holds, and the Tigers beat the Indians (game is currently delayed on ESPN), then Detroit would tie the O's for the second wild card. Follow live

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MLB 

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Coghlan left Wednesday's game with an apparent left leg injury after crashing into the wall in left field chasing down a fly ball. He walked off under his own power while Albert Almora Jr took his place in the game.