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Sources: Watt (back) expected to be put on IR

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt reinjured his back and is expected to be placed on injured reserve Wednesday, sources confirmed to ESPN. The news was first reported by NFL.com.

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Stamkos doubles Canada's lead (0:30)
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Ortiz receives mixed ovation in first AB (0:17)
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Unbelievably dramatic wedding proposal at Yankees-Red Sox game (1:22)
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McGregor's war of words with Alvarez begins (1:56)
Ronaldo scores off Bale's amazing backheel pass (0:30)
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4hAdam 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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13hDan 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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LeBron looks ahead to final stage of career (0:36)
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12hAdam 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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2hIain Macintosh

Allardyce saga with England is sad

After waiting so long for the job he felt he deserved, Sam Allardyce's world unravelled. And that, writes Iain Macintosh, is sad for several reasons.

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Fan trolls Alvarez to McGregor's amusement (0:42)

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David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Good news for the Tigers and Mariners as the Blue Jays beat the Orioles 5-1 behind six strong innings from Aaron Sanchez, who recorded 10 K's -- eight of those coming on his fastball, a season best. Sanchez is slated to next go on Sunday, but the Jays hope to have a spot clinched by then so he'll be ready for the wild-card game.

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Justin Verlander is chewing up an Indians lineup of mostly reserve players, as Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor, Mike Napoli, Jose Ramirez and Lonnie Chisenhall all got the night off. He has 11 K's with one out in the eighth, matching his season high.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

With J.J. Watt's injury, it will be interesting to see how the Texans use Jadeveon Clowney. Houston has moved him around the front seven in the first three games, including at defensive end.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Canada with a 2-1 lead over Europe after two periods. Expect Canada to come out buzzing to start the third period.

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Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Texans are placing JJ Watt on injured on Wednesday and resigning DE Antonio Smith, per league sources.

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Miami's 3-4-5 hitters -- Martin Prado, Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton -- went 0-for-9 with four strikeouts and a GIDP against Noah Syndergaard tonight.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price has allowed career-high 29 homers, three tonight, including Tyler Austin's go-ahead two-run shot to right field on a 94-mph fastball in bottom of seventh inning. 6-4, Yankees leading Red Sox.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Understandably, Marlins Park doesn't have nearly the intensity or emotion that it did for Monday's Jose Fernandez tribute. That's largely the result of the pitching of Noah Syndergaard, who has struck out eight hitters through six innings and helped the Mets go up 4-1. Syndergaard just exchanged handshakes in the dugout, so he appears to be done for the evening.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Syndergaard allowed one run in six innings and logged 93 pitches on Tuesday against the Marlins, He originally had been scheduled to start on Saturday, but strep throat prompted the Mets to delay the outing by three days. With the adjusted schedule, he now is lined up to pitch the final day of the regular season, on Sunday at Philadelphia. In an ideal scenario, the Mets will have clinched a postseason berth before the finale, allowing manager Terry Collins to instead be held back for next Wednesday's wild-card game.

Paul Grant ESPN.com 

Tatar leaps on a golden rebound and it's a one-goal game.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Tomas Tatar scores his third goal in the last two games to cut Europe's deficit to one goal.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Anthony Rendon, batting cleanup for the Nats in place of, well...pretty much everyone (Harper, Murphy, Ramos), just hit a three-run bomb to give Washington a 4-2 lead over the D-backs in the sixth. Big moment for a banged-up squad that's struggling to stay ahead of the Dodgers for the number two seed in the NL.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes' homer registered 440 feet and struck the artwork in left-center at Marlins Park. It was his fourth homer this season of at least that distance. The other Mets have combined for three homers of 440 feet or more.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Even when Mookie Betts loses a ball in the lights, he makes a spectacular play. Loses balance, makes catch, then doubles off Starlin Castro at first base.

Yankee Stadium proposal nearly goes wrong
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Fans at the Red Sox-Yankees game frantically looked for, and eventually found, the engagement ring that was dropped and momentarily lost by a man proposing to his girlfriend.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Max Scherzer has 10 K's through six innings, That makes 277 on the year, breaking the Nats record he set last year (276). Scherzer is now the only active pitcher with multiple seasons of 275-plus whiffs.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Canada with a 2-0 lead over Team Europe in Game 1 of the best-of-three championship final for the World Cup of Hockey at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Brad Marchand and Steven Stamkos have the goals for Canada. Shots: Europe 13, Canada 9.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Yasiel Puig will be on the Dodgers' postseason roster. "He's earned it," manager Dave Roberts said.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Huge takeaway by Getzlaf on Chara and and in transition Steven Stamkos finishes with his first of the tournament. Canada with a 2-0 lead.

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Paul Grant ESPN.com 

Getzlaf steals from Chara, feeds Stamkos on the doorstep and Canada is up by a deuce.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

They found the ring! That was the announcement from Yankees Public Address announcer Paul Olden during the fifth inning of the Yankees-Red Sox game. In the middle of the fifth, a man in a Yankee jersey proposed to his girlfirend on the big video board. When he went to open the ring box, the ring was missing. After fans around their section in left field searched for it, it was found. She said yes.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Europe defenseman Zdeno Chara was booed during pregame introductions and again when he touches the puck.

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Paul Grant ESPN.com 

Canada kills the penalty and Bergeron dishes to Marchand and we have an early goal.

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