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46mBradford Doolittle

Cubs outlast Pirates to win wacky, extra-inning affair

Jake Arrieta struggled, and the Chicago Cubs fell behind early, but the young bats rallied before pinch hitter Miguel Montero won it in extras.

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Monday a night of walk-off wins around MLB (0:46)
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4hGreg Garber

Early returns inconclusive for Novak Djokovic

With all the drama surrounding him the past couple of months, the question is whether Novak Djokovic can check all that baggage at the door and focus on the daunting task at hand at the US Open.

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NYC mayor's US Open ceremony whoops (0:35)
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Bosa knew deal would get done (0:36)
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13hRivers McCown

Why Bosa's holdout won't affect his play

Joey Bosa and the Chargers finally agreed to a contract, but how will Bosa's holdout affect his production? Football Outsiders analyzes the true impact of top talents' sitting out camp.

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17hBill Barnwell

The Dak Prescott Experience: Can Dallas still compete?

Does Dak Prescott's big preseason mean anything? Is this Tony Romo's last year? Are the Cowboys still favorites in the NFC East? You have questions, Bill Barnwell has answers -- and predictions.

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Martin makes impressive catch to rob Desmond (0:31)
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Betts blasts 30th home run of season (0:25)
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Kaepernick's protest reminiscent of Ali (2:18)
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Isner calls Kaepernick's actions 'pathetic' (0:27)
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6hESPN.com

Tuesday NFL preview for all 32 teams

NFL Nation assesses what to watch across the league on Tuesday, including rookie first-round pick Joey Bosa saying he's "ready to play" whenever the Chargers decide to put him on the field.

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College football's most incredible interceptions (1:17)
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17hLeo Howell

Fantasy football mock draft: 10-team PPR

Our final mock draft of the 2016 preseason, a 10-team PPR mock, featured Dez Bryant being selected just outside the first round. How does Tony Romo's injury impact his value?

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Carlos Beltran did what to his hair? (1:41)
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2dPhotography by Joe Amon

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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19hCorey Pronman

Ranking every NHL team by prospect pipeline

Which NHL team has the best group of prospects heading into the 2016-17 season? Corey Pronman ranks them 1-30, with the Maple Leafs in the top spot.

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Don't worry Carlos, SC's got your back
MLB 

While being interviewed live on SportsCenter, Carlos Beltran gets doused by his teammates. But don't worry, SportsCenter saw it coming and warned him.

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Cespedes, Mets walk off with a win
MLB 

Yoenis Cespedes' solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning powers the Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Marlins.

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MLB 

Tuesday NFL preview: All 32 teams
NFL 

NFL Nation assesses what to watch across the league on Tuesday, including Joey Bosa saying he's "ready to play" whenever the Chargers decide to put him on the field. Top storylines

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NFL 

NFL Insiders make season predictions
NFL 

Our panel of NFL experts make their picks for MVP, biggest flop, breakout player and more. Who's your MVP? (Insider)

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NFL 

Pitcher gets strikeouts with both arms
MLB 

Pat Venditte shows off his unique ability to throw with both arms as he strikes out Elvis Andrus with his right arm and then fans Nomar Mazara using his left arm.

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Ault 'shocked' by Kaepernick's decision
NFL 

Chris Ault, who coached Colin Kaepernick in college at Nevada, explains why he opted to pen a letter in reaction to Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Well, Madison Keys and Alison Riske are headed to a third set at 1:20 a.m. ET. It's almost certain they'll break the US Open record for latest-ever ending women's match, which currently belongs to Sam Stosur and Elena Dementieva, who played until 1:35 a.m. ET six years ago.

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Montero's hit in extras gives Cubs the win
MLB 

Miguel Montero gives the Cubs a walk-off win over the Pirates in the 13th inning with an RBI single that scores Kris Bryant.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

X-rays negative on Dodgers rookie Corey Seager. He was hit by a pitch on the left wrist in the seventh inning.

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Novak Djokovic, who struggled to a four-set win Monday, on his health: "To be honest, I take it day by day. That's what I feel at the moment. It's good, as I said, just to finish the match. I'm pleased that as the match progressed I was feeling better and better. Tomorrow is a new day. I hope that I'll feel overall good so I'm able to perform at my best for the next match."

Tennis 

Benintendi, Dyson flash some leather
MLB 

Andrew Benintendi and Jarrod Dyson share ESPN Sport Science MLB Play of the Week honors with their amazing catches in the outfield.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockies 8, Dodgers 1, Final. Dodgers lead now 1.5 games on the Giants.

Martin makes one outstanding catch
MLB 

Mariners center fielder Leonys Martin makes an amazing catch to rob the Rangers' Ian Desmond of a home run.

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Carr adding to Raiders' playbook?
NFL 

Raiders QB Derek Carr throws an impressive behind-the-back toss to one of his receivers.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Jorge Soler goes opposite field off Pirates closer Tony Watson and we are tied at 6.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Eagles linebacker Myke Tavarres, via his agent: "I want to apologize for the distraction I've become to all of Eagle Nation. I feel passionate about racial issues going on in our country and I thought that sitting during the National Anthem would bring more awareness to this issue and encourage more constructive discussion to find solutions, but I feel I only made things worse. I want to make change in this world, but sitting down during the national anthem just isn't the best way to do it. With that being said, I do plan on finding a better way. I'm young and I still have a lot to learn about saying and doing the right thing. For now, I will stay focused on football; but I will definitely look for opportunities to do what I can to prevent injustices. I am so blessed to be an American and I just feel a responsibility to do what I can to make things better."

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Madison Keys and Alison Riske square off in an all-American battle to close out Day 1 at the US Open. It hasn't exactly been a star-spangled day for the U.S. contingent, which has gone 8-13 in 21 matches.

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Kipnis, Indians walk off with a win
MLB 

Jason Kipnis' RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning broke a scoreless tie and gave the Indians a 1-0 win over the Twins.

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Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

GSM: Djokovic d. Janowicz 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1...

Tennis 

Saltalamacchia's blast powers Tigers
MLB 

Jarrod Saltalamacchia hits a go-ahead two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Detroit a 4-3 lead over Chicago. The Tigers went on to beat the White Sox.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals have rallied to beat the Brewers, so the Mets will remain 2.5 games behind St. Louis for the second wild-card spot. With Yoenis Cespdes' walk-off homer, the Mets did catch Miami in the standings.