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Darvish's first career HR increases Rangers' lead (0:24)
Ledecky throws first pitch as Harper holds her medals (0:43)
His & Hers rips Harden's new shoes (1:40)
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5hVaughn McClure

Devin Hester to teams: Call my agent now

Devin Hester, released by the Falcons in July, posted a video on social media to show potential suitors that he's ready for one more season.

Finebaum critical of Harbaugh after Solomon decommits (1:38)
High schooler jukes teammate out of his shorts (0:25)
Why does Boeheim think Carmelo is unlikely to win NBA title? (1:34)
When was the day the Lakers fell apart? (2:08)
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7hMichael Collins

Who are the best caddies in golf?

We asked today's caddies for some of golf's top players that question and got some interesting and entertaining responses. Michael Collins ranks the cream of the crop.

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4hBob Pockrass

Dale Jr. to miss at least two additional races

Alex Bowman will fill in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. this weekend at Michigan International Speedway and Jeff Gordon will replace him Labor Day weekend at Darlington Raceway.

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5hBrett Okamoto

Five Rounds: Who should McGregor fight next?

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis joins Brett Okamoto to discuss a possible Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz trilogy, Jose Aldo, UFC Fight Night and more.


Pujols passes McGwire on all-time HR list

Albert Pujols hit the 584th home run of his career, which pushes him past Mark McGwire into 10th place on the all-time home runs list.


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals have finally found their identity. They will try to mash their way to the World Series. Randal Grichuk seems to be the embodiment of the new philosophy, one that is not typically associated with the Cardinals. Since he came back from a minor-league demotion, Grichuk has 13 hits, 12 of them for extra bases. The Cardinals have hit 177 home runs, easily the most in the National League.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Daniel Murphy must not like being second-best. On the first day since May 8th that he wasn't leading the NL in hitting (D.J. LeMahieu was), the Nats slugger has gone 3-for-5, including a ninth inning grand slam. Murphy's first career salami, it cuts the O's lead to 10-7.

Foudy: Sweden comments Solo's last straw

USWNT goalie Hope Solo's "recurring incidents" factored into her 6-month suspension, says ESPN's Julie Foudy.


Yu Darvish helps himself with first career HR

The Rangers pitcher made his night on the mound a little easier when he hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to give Texas a lead in its eventual 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds.


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Rich Hill is making his Dodgers debut by becoming the 14th starting pitcher the team has used this season. The Dodgers have six starters currently on the DL.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Keep a lookout tomorrow for updates on Andrew Benintendi, who sprained his knee as a result of a bad baserunning play. On second base on a grounder to shortstop, he attempted to return to second even though he had already passed the fielder. He was tagged out as he tried to evade the tag.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

How big of a rut has Jacob deGrom fallen into? His outing Wednesday marked the first time in franchise history that a Mets pitcher allowed a dozen hits in consecutive appearances, and the first time in deGrom's career he has allowed double-digit hits in consecutive starts. DeGrom was charged with five runs on 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Cardinals.

Jose Fernandez halts Royals' win streak

This Fernandez strikeout of Alex Gordon made him the Marlins' single-season strikeout king -- it also helped Miami end Kansas City's win streak at 9 games.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Marlins acquiring Jeff Francoeur, it's worth noting this about the Mets: Team officials are not expecting to make any acquisitions the remainder of this month. They did put in a claim on a reliever earlier this month, but did not win the claim. You may recall the Mets acquired Addison Reed in August 2015.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Yu Darvish joined a cool group tonight: Jake Arrieta, Adam Wainwright, Drew Pomeranz, Matt Cain. ... The 5 pitchers to HR vs Reds this year!

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Sellout crowd of 39,100 in DC to watch Nats/Orioles. That's about 50% more than there were at Camden Yards on Tuesday. The eye test (way more orange tonight than red yesterday) says that O's fans take this geographic rivalry way more seriously than Nats fans.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Trea Turner just tallied his 8th straight hit, tying a Nationals record. Not bad for a rookie.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

There's some interesting nuance to Stanford's QB situation. David Shaw named Ryan Burns the starter, but he also said that Keller Chryst will get playing time against Kansas State. This differs from the Cardinal's last QB transition in 2012. That year, Shaw tapped Josh Nunes as the exclusive guy at the start of the season. Eventual starter Kevin Hogan did not begin seeing playing time until later in the year.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Ángel Pagán's bat and glove are emblazoned with the nickname given to him by his teammates in 2012, "Pag-Man", in honor of his favorite boxer, Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao.

Herbie: McCaffrey is ultimate game-changer

Kirk Herbstreit breaks down why Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey is his pick for the ultimate game-changer award heading into 2016. The Herbie Awards are live on ESPN2


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Bruce departed Wednesday's game against the Cardinals in the second inning with a cramp in the right calf, the Mets announced. He was replaced by Alejandro De Aza.

Yu Darvish cracks first MLB home run

Darvish went deep to straightaway center in the top of the fifth, his first MLB homer in just 15 plate appearances. The Rangers starter has his squad leading the Reds 5-3 after 5. Follow live

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bipartisan Nats/O's crowd chanting "U-S-A" as first pitch thrower (and DC native) Katie Ledecky is shown on the Nats Park jumbotron in between innings.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Bruce departed Wednesday's game in the top of the second inning with the escort of a trainer. Bruce had legged out a double and was removed for a pinch runner later in the frame. The Mets did not immediately announce the nature of the injury.

Little leaguer homers over multiple fences
Little League World Series 

Esmith Pineda cleared a couple fences with his 3-run home run, which helped Panama earn a spot in the LLWS international title game.

Little League World Series 

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Mark Teixeira wasn't surprised the Mariners intentionally walked Gary Sanchez twice to get to him. Teixeira pointed out he is hitting .197 and that Sanchez is hitting everything a mile. "Shoot, if Babe Ruth is hitting behind him you intentionally walk him," Teixeira said. "I mean he is as hot as any player I have played with in my entire career. You just don't see guys doing what he is doing. I don't care how old he is."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs catcher Willson Contreras discuss catching the Cubs rotation as well as hitting an opposite field home run against the Padres in the Cubs 6-3 win on Wednesday.


Machado sparks Orioles early

Manny Machado hit a two-run homer in the first inning and added an RBI single in the second, as the Orioles have raced out to an early 5-1 lead over the Nationals. Follow live


Here, Bryce, hold these

Olympic swimming star Katie Ledecky threw out the first pitch before Wednesday's Orioles-Nationals game. But before that, she had reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper hold all the medals she won in Rio.