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Six new Hall of Famers? Here's why each is getting into Cooperstown

Rivera, Halladay, Mussina, Martinez, Smith, Baines: From the first unanimous selection to the latest controversial Cooperstown call, here's why each of these guys is worthy of the Hall.

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Five observations as Hall of Fame weekend begins in Cooperstown

The absence of the late Roy Halladay -- and the museum's attempt to brush off Barry Bonds -- will be felt.

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The Open

Can anyone catch Shane Lowry at The Open?

He's got a big lead. He's the local favorite. But there are some big names lurking. With bad weather predicted, could it be a wild Sunday at The Open? We answer all the big questions heading into the final round.

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Lowry: Most incredible day I've had on the golf course

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Saturday's matches

Pacquiao vs. Thurman

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Will Keith Thurman be too much for Manny Pacquiao at 40?

Here's everything you need to know about the Pacquiao-Thurman title fight in Las Vegas.

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'He thrives on this': The adulation that drives Pacquiao

What keeps Manny Pacquiao fighting, even at 40? It's impossible to imagine him giving up the money, the fame or -- least of all -- the attention.

Did Dana White actually do Dos Anjos a favor by having him face Edwards?

Rafael Dos Anjos is a former lightweight champion looking to find glory at welterweight. Leon Edwards, with seven straight wins, is streaking a title chance. Who will stay on course?

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Leon Edwards: MMA saved me from being 'dead, in prison or dead broke'

Leon Edwards will fight Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC Fight Night. For Edwards, getting to this point meant leaving a life filled with violence, crime and gangs.

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On This Date: July 20, 1976

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  • Hank Aaron's final home run

    Only 10,134 spectators -- 21 percent capacity -- were in County Stadium that day to witness the designated hitter's 755th and final home run, a record that stood for 31 years.

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  • UFC on ESPN+: See what's next

    ESPN+ is now streaming exclusive live UFC events, weigh-ins and more, Ariel and the Bad Guy, Dana White's Contender Series and other exclusive MMA content.

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