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Watch live: K.C. answers Boston's bats at Fenway

Tune in to watch Royals-Red Sox on ESPN or streaming live on ESPN App and WatchESPN.

Ortiz moves into tie with Jimmie Foxx on HR list (0:27)
Osweiler puts on air show against Cardinals (0:45)
2hRoger Rubin, Special to ESPN.com

Ailing Mets fall back to uncertain reality

Despite rattling off six wins in seven games, the Mets' 5-1 loss to Philadelphia renewed concerns about the team's health for the rest of the season.

Drake's message to New York Little League comes with a pun (0:20)
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8hPhotography 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.

3hBen Goessling

Ex-49er Boone rips Kaepernick for 'shameful' act

Colin Kaepernick's ex-teammate Alex Boone, now with the Vikings, said "we probably would have had a problem on the sideline" had the QB sat the national anthem during his time in San Francisco.

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Watch live: Sparks vs. Mercury

Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks go for their first win since returning from the Olympic break against the Phoenix Mercury. Tune in to watch live on ESPN2 or stream live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app.

One foot + one elbow = six points (0:26)
Astoundingly acrobatic goal (0:36)
Donaldson has first three-homer game of career (1:33)
Deshaun Watson's Heisman highlight reel (1:01)
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4hBrian Campbell

Mr. Fuji passes away at 82

Brian Campbell looks back at the life and wrestling career of WWE Hall of Famer Harry "Mr. Fuji" Fujiwara, who passed away at 82.

Prem: Top goals of Week 3 (2:44)
20hKatie Strang

Four Tigers tossed by plate ump in loss to Angels

Plate umpire Mike Everitt issued four ejections to the Tigers during the team's 3-2 loss to the Angels on Saturday night, leading J.D. Martinez to comment that Everitt had a "short leash today."

Saban invites Tebow, Marty Smith to jump in a lake (0:19)
Best web gems from LLWS (2:09)
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1dPhotography by Joe Amon

Photos: Little Leaguers, big dreams

The Little League World Series has become a big-time event. But the players who descend on Williamsport from all over the world for two weeks each August are still kids who like to have fun -- and for these ballplayers, that translates in any language.

SC Featured: A 9/11 hero's lasting impact on rugby (15:18)
VanZant presents: Kicking with the Stars (0:37)
20hJeff Legwold

Kubiak 'impressed' by Siemian as Sanchez sits

Quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch both saw action for the Broncos in Saturday's preseason win, while Mark Sanchez did not play. Coach Gary Kubiak expects to name a starter this week.

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1dAlden Gonzalez

Rams extend Austin; source says deal for $42M

Wide receiver Tavon Austin signed a four-year extension with the Los Angeles Rams that a source told ESPN is worth $42 million and includes $30 million guaranteed.


Larson completes first Sprint Cup win

Kyle Larson holds off Chase Elliott in the final laps at Michigan for his first career Sprint Cup victory on Sunday.


Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals RB Cedric Peerman has a left forearm fracture, according to the team.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

BENGALS 14, JAGUARS 3 (halftime): What a mess for the Jaguars. The offense managed just 12 yards and turned the ball over in the first quarter. C Brandon Linder had two false start penalties. LT/LG Luke Joeckel spent a good part o his night going backwards. The defense allowed the Bengals to go on a nine-minute drive and CB Prince Amukamara was penalized for pass interference in the end zone. It was an embarrassing performance all around on national TV.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

HALFTIME: Bengals 14, Jaguars 3. The Bengals would normally be happy about how their starters performed in the first half, but with injuries to three of their Pro Bowlers, they were probably just happy to get to the locker room. Adam Jones, A.J. Green and Cedric Peerman all left with injuries, with Peerman appearing to sustain a serious arm injury.

Ortiz moves into tie with Foxx on HR list

David Ortiz hits a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning, moving him into a tie with Jimmie Foxx for 18th on the all-time HR list.


Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With that home run -- a solo shot in the fourth inning -- David Ortiz has tied Jimmie Foxx for 18th on the all-time list with 534 homers. Next up: Mickey Mantle at 536. Ortiz has 31 homers this season. Red Sox now trail the Royals, 2-1.

Deshaun Watson's Heisman highlight reel

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson was nominated for the Heisman Trophy last season. Take a look at a few reasons why he's a top candidate for the Heisman in 2016.


Fans crank up the volume at Vikes' opener

U.S. Bank Stadium opened for football Sunday for Minnesota's preseason game against San Diego, and several Vikings players compared its volume -- it hit 114 decibels -- favorably to the old Metrodome. New stadium

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Running backs are winning the day. Jeremy Hill dives for a touchdown (and doesn't celebrate) to put the Bengals up 14-0 over the Jaguars. Their first team is running smoothly tonight.

One foot + one elbow = six points

Cardinals receiver Jaxon Shipley jumps up high to catch the ball in the back corner of the end zone and is able to get one foot inbounds with an elbow to make it official.


Perez's solo blast gives Royals the lead

Salvador Perez smacked a solo home run to left field off of Eduardo Rodriguez in the second inning. The Royals are now up 2-0 over the Red Sox on ESPN and WatchESPN.


Best web gems from LLWS
Little League World Series 

Jay Crawford presents the top 10 web gems from this year's Little League World Series.

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

A.J Green limped off the field. A trainer is looking at his lower right leg on the bench.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Great start for the Bengals. In two plays, they turn a fumble recovery into a touchdown. Great block by Boling to set up a touchdown to Bernard. Bengals 7, Jaguars 0.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Onesie flight home has commenced for the Cubs. Miguel Montero headed to the plane.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Brock Osweiler's in-game quote on rookie receiver Will Fuller: "Will's a very special football player. What people really need to know about him – obviously everybody knows about his speed, they saw him all last season, they saw him at the combine – but it's his work ethic. That's what really makes him special. He comes in every single day, he works extremely hard, studies hard and practices hard. We expect big things out of Will this season."