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Follow live: Schwarber's RBI single adds to Cubs' lead

Kyle Schwarber, playing just his second game since April 7, singled home Anthony Rizzo in the third inning after Rizzo got the Cubs on the board with a double in the first inning of Game 2.

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Rodgers denies 'Grandpa' introduction to Favre

Aaron Rodgers didn't deny calling Brett Favre "Grandpa" during their Green Bay days, but he was adamant that a tale in a book saying those were his first words to the Hall of Famer is false.

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4hChris Low and Adam Rittenberg

Which coach has the hottest seat?

Charlie Strong continues to have the hottest seat in college football, but Mark Helfrich might not be far behind in Oregon. We update the top 10 jobs in jeopardy after Week 8.

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Man United wins nail-biter over Man City

Juan Mata's second-half strike was the difference in the 173rd Manchester derby, as Jose Mourinho's side got a much-needed win over Pep Guardiola's City squad.

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Ware SB ring found; cops arrest burglary suspects

DeMarcus Ware's Super Bowl ring and other items taken in a weekend burglary of his home have been found, and the suspects in the robbery have been arrested, Denver police said.

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Divisional Rankings: Heavyweight division wide open

With Tyson Fury away for the near future and Wladimir Klitschko sidelined with a calf injury, Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker have a chance to make a move -- if they win their respective fights.

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    10hMarly Rivera, ESPN Digital

    Vuelven los problemas ofensivos de los Cachorros

    Las penurias ofensivas de los Cachorros de Chicago esta postemporada parecían ya haber quedado en el pasado, pero volvieron a la carga en el peor de los momentos, en su primer partido de Serie Mundial en 71 años.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cleveland Cavaliers are enjoying Game 2 of the World Series from a suite. They appeared on the video board during the fourth inning with J.R. Smith exhorting the crowd, along with Kevin Love, LeBron James, Richard Jefferson and others. The fans seemed pleased.


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs' J.R. Smith had a message to deliver on the Progressive Field video board between half innings. (It involved that shiny thing on his finger)


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets went 8-for-20 from 3-point range in the first half and trail the Celtics 64-58. Brook Lopez is 1-for-5 from the field while Justin Hamilton has 14 points.


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

I'm a little bummed I forgot to mention that Anthony Rizzo was the 1st Cub to drive in a run in a WS game since Bill (Swish) Nicholson in Game 7, 1945


Valanciunas posterizes Marjonovic

Boban Marjonovic falls for Jonas Valanciunas' pump-fake and fails to recover in time as the Raptors big man throws down another dunk.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Trevor Bauer can't make it through the fourth. He threw one less pitch, 87, than Corey Kluber, who went six in Game 1.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers fans chanting "KD left you!" as Russell Westbrook shoots free throws.

Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

MIchael Bradley and Toronto FC holding 1-0 at the half on ESPN2 in MLS Playoff showdown.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Almost five minutes into the game, Karl-Anthony Towns is outscoring the Grizzlies. So is Gorgui Dieng. And Andrew Wiggins. And Zach LaVine has as many points as Memphis.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Both the Cubs' strikeouts have come with men on base. Elias reports their 10 K's Tuesday with men on were 2nd most ever in a WS game. Only the '29 A's had more

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid just electrified this starving Sixers crowd with his first basket which came on a shake-and-bake, back-to-basket jumper by the free throw line before emphatically swatting a Russell Westbrook shot in the lane. Sixers up 10-2 early on Oklahoma City.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Schwarber was given the 3-0 green light and came through with an RBI single in the third inning to give the Cubs a 2-0 lead. It was his first RBI since last postseason.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Cubs rally here started with Bauer walking Rizzo after an 0-2 count. Bauer had the second-highest walk rate among starters when he had two strikes on a hitter. Maybe nibbles too much, even when ahead in the count, leading to too many free passes.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist and Kyle Schwarber have already seen 34 pitches against Trevor Bauer. Incredible to watch them grind ABs

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Trevor Bauer just threw the 100th pitch of Game 2 (his 65th), with two outs in the top of the third inning. Settle in, it's going to be a long night of baseball.

Valanciunas drives by Drummond for dunk

Jonas Valanciunas pump-fakes, goes to drive past Andre Drummond and accidentally elbows him in the face before finishing with a one-handed slam.


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The 2 starting pitchers have combined to throw 74 pitches in an inning and a half. Didn't Greg Maddux once throw a CG in 74 pitches?

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Tons of Cubs #17 jerseys in the crowd tonight. Most say BRYANT on the back. Much respect to this fan for his sense of the past

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Candidate for best food item in Cleveland at World Series: Wisconsin Bratwurst Burger w/Swiss cheese & spicy kraut on pretzel bun ($11.75)

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Well, if they want to get this game in before the rain comes, a 32-minute first inning that featured 52 pitches didn't help. Unless Trevor Bauer and Jake Arrieta settle down, this one could end up being decided by the middle relievers -- which may include Andrew Miller, at least for an inning, according to Terry Francona.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Walton taking a break next to Chick Hearn statue outside Staples Center.

Teague sets up Turner for the dunk

The Pacers get off to a fast start when Jeff Teague sets up Myles Turner for the slam.


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Neat little 23-pitch, 10-strike inning (in short sleeves) for Jake Arrieta. But still better than his 1st inning last October at Citi Field

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans are wearing black shooting shirts and coaches are wearing these pins with "BDJ 31" written on them to honor Bryce Dejean-Jones, who was killed by gunshot this past offseason. "It's just unfortunate what happened and the fact that he's not with us any longer," coach Alvin Gentry said, "but he was a part of our family and we just wanted to do something to pay tribute to him." The Pelicans will also hold a short remembrance before their season opener tonight.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cubs talked a lot last night about the importance of scoring 1st tonight. Didn't sound like they're looking forward to more Andrew Miller/Cody Allen. For some reason!