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Kroos' redemption gives Germany belief

Germany looked destined to draw with Sweden, all but condemning it to a group-stage exit. That's why Toni Kroos' late winner changes everything.

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Matchday 10: Belgium & Mexico impress, Kroos rescues Germany

Toni Kroos' goal in the dying moments gave Germany a lifeline, Romelu Lukaku powered Belgium and Mexico stayed perfect on matchday 10.


Mark Ogden's takeaways from Germany's stunning comeback

ESPN FC's Mark Ogden offers his instant analysis from outside Fisht Stadium in Sochi following Germany's last-gasp win over Sweden.


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Javier Hernandez has Mexico 'imagining amazing things'

Hernandez was short of form entering the World Cup, but he's shown in two games that he and Mexico should be taken seriously.

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How high is Mexico's ceiling after South Korea win?

Stevie Nicol forecasts how far El Tri's work rate and quality can continue to take them in Russia.


College World Series

Taylor's triple helps power Oregon State to 12-2 win, force elimination game

Zak Taylor finds the gap in right-center field to score two runs for Oregon State.


NHL Draft

2018 draft grades: Did Sabres earn an A?

Chris Peters grades and analyzes the draft picks for all 31 teams.

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Winners and losers of draft weekend

While 217 prospects found new homes, the weekend also had trades, free-agent decisions and lots of chatter. Here's who came out ahead -- and behind.

Canes come out ahead in Hanifin-Hamilton swap

A five-player deal electrified the proceedings on Day 2 of the 2018 draft. Here's a breakdown.

2018 draft

How this draft sets up future trades and free agency

Trades and free agency are around the corner. Kevin Pelton looks at the ways an eventful draft night will lead to more moves.

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These six picks won the NBA draft’s first round

Which teams made the best moves in the first round of the draft?


LeBron's free agency moving title odds

ESPN's Doug Kezirian breaks down how LeBron James' free agency is affecting the NBA championship odds for the 2018-19 season.


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On This Date: June 23, 1996

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  • On This Date: The reign of Austin 3:16 begins

    On June 23, 1996, after WWE superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Jake "The Snake" Roberts to win King of the Ring tournament, Austin gave the WWE universe the infamous speech that put Austin 3:16 on the map.

Inside Max Scherzer's process

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  • The true madness of Max Scherzer

    The Nats' ace swears he's normal. The evidence -- three Cy Youngs, 152 strikeouts in 2018 and a near obsession with minor tweaks -- proves otherwise.