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Watch live: Alvarez-McGregor news conference

Conor McGregor will challenge Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title at UFC 205 on Nov. 12. The fight is being officially announced live on WatchESPN and the ESPN App.

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20mBrett Okamoto

Ronda Rousey wants super fight with 'Cyborg'

Ronda Rousey has not fought since her loss to Holly Holm last November but wants to make a super fight happen between her and Cris "Cyborg" Justino.

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45mAdam Rubin

Matz to undergo season-ending elbow surgery

New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz has elected to undergo surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow and will not return this season, the team announced Tuesday.

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9hDan Szymborski

Which team has a brighter future: Cubs or Red Sox?

There is all this talk about how bright the North Siders' five-year window is ... but things in Boston could be even brighter. Some next-level projections will determine which team is better.

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9hAdam Rittenberg

What in the world is going on at USC?

Clay Helton billed himself as the no-Hollywood coach, but his first year at USC has had more drama and plot twists than expected, leaving many to wonder about his future with the Trojans.

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Jackson, McCaffrey clear Heisman favorites

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey are by far the top two candidates for the Heisman Trophy after four weeks.

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Co-Anchorman: The Legend of His & Hers (7:34)
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Gordon honors Fernandez, then homers (1:33)
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Buster believes Fernandez will win Cy Young (1:02)
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Kellerman: OBJ needs to get temper tantrums under control (1:51)

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Here are the NFL Week 4 referee assignments. Note that Terry McAulay is returning from a medical issue to handle Cowboys-49ers.

NFL 

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose said he didn't mean to slight Chicago when he said recently that he gets more 'love' in NY than CHI: "In Chicago, I think they just got used to seeing me.... That's no knock against them. I can't get mad at them.... All I can do is just work on my game & hope that they continue to look."

NBA 

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Harrison Barnes on his limited Team USA role: "It was one of those situations where you have to sacrifice. Obviously when you make the Olympic team, you want to show what you can do on the world's biggest stage. At the same time, winning gold took precedent. We didn't want to be the team that either lost the win streak or didn't come home with the gold. Those are the things that we as a team said we were going to put everything to the side and focus on that, and we came through."

NBA 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Red Sox on the verge of clinching the AL East title, principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and president Sam Kennedy have joined the team here at Yankee Stadium.

MLB 

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys left guard La'el Collins said the plan is for him to rest his injured right big toe for two weeks before making a decision on surgery. He said several doctors have looked at his toe and there are signs it could heal on his own.

NFL 

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Since June 26, the day of Clayton Kershaw's back injury, the Dodgers have gone 49-30, the third best record in the majors behind the Cubs (52-30) and the Red Sox (51-30). The Dodgers erased an eight-game division deficit over that stretch and have clinched the NL West.

MLB 

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jorge Soler had an MRI on his right side back in Chicago. It came back clean so he's day to day still. He missed a few days with the injury last week before playing over the weekend but was moving gingerly. He could rejoin the team in the coming days.

MLB 

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets officials have suggested that Steven Matz's mechanics were being closely monitored after the elbow issue was diagnosed, and he did not alter his motion and trigger a shoulder problem. Still, a link cannot be completely discounted.

MLB 

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Brandon Marshall presented a $100,000 check on behalf of the Jets and the NYC Department of Education to the city's Public School Athletic League. The donation will pay for the reconditioning of helmets and the formation of a new football program at a Manhattan HS. Marshall announced the launching of "Project Prevent" -- mental training for young athletes through his foundation, Project 375, and Lucid, a mental training and mindfulness app.

NFL 

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

No sport opens up its press conferences to fans like the UFC does. With Conor McGregor as the attraction in New York, crowd is huge

MMA 

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka could still make his final start of the year this weekend against the Orioles. Tanaka missed his last start because of slight tightness in his forearm, closer to his wrist. The Yankees' team doctor, Chris Ahmad, cleared Tanaka to play catch on Tuesday, which he did successfully. On Wednesday, Tanaka will throw long toss. Even if the Yankees are eliminated, Tanaka would like to make his final start. He currently leads the American League with a 3.07 ERA.

MLB 

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

What was the Cavs' focus for Day 1 of camp? Ty Lue: "Defensively just trying to get our stuff back that we were working on last year. Just started off with a lot of defense today, having a defensive mindset of this is how we're going to win a championship."

NBA 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Pomeranz won't pitch Thursday, as scheduled, but "he's not shut down," according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. If/when he pitches again, it'll be out of bullpen. Pomeranz has exceeded career-high in innings, experienced soreness after five-inning start last weekend at Tampa Bay. Henry Owens will start in his place.

MLB 

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Curry: "I want to be back here. I like playing here. And that's it."

NBA 

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Steph Curry on whether he's optimistic about coming back to the Bay in free agency: "Yes."

NBA 

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

On Tuesday afternoon, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick acknowledged that he is still working on putting back on the weight he lost during his injury rehabilitation. Coach Chip Kelly said Monday that Kaepernick isn't back to 100 percent, which is why he's not ready to consider Kaepernick for the starting job. Asked what he's doing to get that weight back closer to his usual playing weight of 225 pounds, Kaepernick said "Eat food. And a lot of it. That's something that I've always constantly had to do, I always have to be conscious of. I have a very lean body type so putting weight on eating is a little more difficult than (for) others."

NFL 

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins had a busy day with moves in addition to signing center John Sullivan and placing center Kory Lichtensteiger on injured reserve. They also signed lineman Vinston Painter off the practice squad. Here's a look at all their moves today.

NFL 

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

BREAKING: Source tells ESPN that Steven Matz imminently will have surgery to remove the bone spur in his pitching elbow. No shoulder surgery will be required, although the impingement remains an issue. The Mets have estimated a three-month recovery time for the elbow surgery. Matz has not pitched since Aug. 14.

MLB 

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

KD on his day: "I hit a little traffic..I wasn't used to that in Oklahoma City"

NBA 

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Durant on fitting into the GSW system: "It's like riding a bike"

NBA 

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Terrelle Pryor grew up not too far from Arnold Palmer's home. On Monday, the Browns receiver talked about meeting the alltime great golfer, who died Sunday night.

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NFL 

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Huge blow for the Nationals: Wilson Ramos has torn ACL. Here's Dusty Baker announcing.

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MLB 

Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford head coach David Shaw, a big fan of defense himself, had some high praise for what Washington has been able to do on the defensive side of the ball. The top 10 teams meet Friday night at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN: "They are built very smartly with size and a physical nature up front. The secondary guys are long and athletic with linebackers that can run and hit. That's a great combination when you throw a budding superstar like Budda Baker in the mix, who continues to grow and can be one of the top defensive players in our conference. It's the idea of having both of those extremes -- the speed and athleticism on the offensive side -- the size and physical nature up front with length in the secondary. That's how we all try to build them."

NCAAF 

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James in some camouflage kicks today.

NBA 

Brian Windhorst ESPN Senior Writer 

LeBron James on developments yesterday, Heat president Pat Riley saying Chris Bosh's career with team probably over: "I stand behind my brother Chris. The most important thing is his health. Whatever decision he wants to do, I'm all for it. I support him in every way, shape and facet. It's a difficult situation for him. I was pretty surprised to hear that the team was just done with him, for them to come out and say that. But it's not like I've been there. I've only seen it from the exterior. I wish the best for him, he has my support."