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July 21, 2018

LIVE: The Open - Kisner and Johnson lead as Round 3 gets underway
Jordan Spieth is battling for the lead at Carnoustie after Tiger Woods surged into contention with his best round at a major since 2011.... More >>

Inside Tiger's big third-round push
Woods started the day six shots behind the leaders. He needed a low round. He got it, shooting 5-under 66. Here's how he did it.... More >>

Mets skipper unaware of Cespedes surgery talk
Mets manager Mickey Callaway said he was unaware of comments made Friday by injury-plagued slugger Yoenis Cespedes, who revealed that he may need surgery on both heels that would sideline him for eight to 10 months.... More >>

Woods shoots 5-under 66 in Open third round
It was vintage Tiger Woods during the third round of The Open at Carnoustie as he fired a 5-under 66. This is the first major he's started with three straight rounds of par or better since the 2012 Open at Royal Lytham.... More >>

Trump criticizes NFL anthem policy on Twitter
One day after the NFL said it is halting its enforcement of anthem rules, President Donald Trump tweeted out criticism of the NFL and called for action from commissioner Roger Goodell.... More >>

Title-focused Machado shines in Dodgers debut
Now a member of the Dodgers, shortstop Manny Machado said he's only concerned about one thing: "I want to win a ring."... More >>

Sources: Beasley, Lakers agree on 1-year deal
Michael Beasley has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Lakers, according to sources, joining a new-look squad in L.A. that features LeBron James, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Rajon Rondo.... More >>

Strasburg, Scherzer get testy in Nats' dugout
After exiting in the fifth inning following a less than stellar return to the mound, Stephen Strasburg argued with fellow pitcher Max Scherzer in the Nationals' dugout, with the pair ending up having a talk with manager Davey Martinez.... More >>

Realistic second-half goals for all 30 teams
Is your team down for the count? Probably. But there's still something for it to accomplish after the All-Star break.... More >>

Sean Doolittle's All-Star diary: Go behind the ropes in D.C.
From the Home Run Derby to the red carpet, the Nats closer gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the All-Star atmosphere of his home park.... More >>

Roundtable: All-Stars on the best stories in baseball and more
At the Midsummer Classic, we asked MLB's brightest stars what has them jazzed about the sport and its future -- and what they'd change.... More >>

5-on-5: Predicting the loaded East race after the Kawhi trade
Our Insiders answer the big questions about new Finals favorites and dark-horse East contenders.... More >>

The story behind Jermaine Gresham's random acts of kindness
Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham's airport act of kindness was just the tip of his compassionate iceberg. Some stories from those he has affected.... More >>

How a Houston boxing trainer faked his death to avoid murder-for-hire
Ramon Sosa was marked for death by his wife. This is the story of how he survived, thanks to a surprising savior. Watch E:60 on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN.... More >>

Olney: As deadline nears, a few starting pitchers might find new homes
The trade market for starting pitching is thin, but a couple of good outings could convince contenders to come calling.... More >>

The most common trade deadline mistake and MLB's next big thing
Why regression is the one word every baseball fan should know this time of year. Plus, weighing in on hot-button issues and the Dodgers lineup.... More >>

Coaches and their everlasting quest to coach turnovers
Football coaches constantly stress the importance of takeaways and ball security. But does it really all just come down to luck?... More >>

The weird, wild world of college football message boards
Fans like Stormy Daniels, federal judicial nominees and undercover school presidents (who are former CIA directors) keep college football weird on message boards.... More >>

Atlanta-D.C. a clash of styles on field and in front office
Atlanta United was built with young lesser-known players. D.C. United just bought Wayne Rooney. That clash of philosophies will be tested Saturday.... More >>

ICC questions: Life after Ronaldo? Liverpool's title hopes?
The world's leading clubs have big questions hanging over them.... More >>

Fear and floating in the Caribbean
We went shark diving (shark diving!) with Gronkowski (Gronk!) in the Bahamas (the Bahamas!). What could possibly go wrong?!?... More >>

Your guide to the offseason: 20 things you might have missed
Tune out after confetti fell on the Eagles? Here's everything you need to know about what's happened since, from the anthem rule retraction and more.... More >>

NFL Insiders predict: The No. 1 fantasy draft pick in 2021
Who will rule the fantasy landscape in three years? Our insiders pick a few candidates -- including a wide receiver -- who could go No. 1.... More >>

A tiny oral history: The day we all met The Freeze
By now, you've probably seen The Freeze race fans at Braves home games. But every superhero has an origin story that must be told, and this is how The Freeze became a viral phenomenon.... More >>

Hamilton suffers huge setback in qualifying
Lewis Hamilton is set to start 14th after a loss of hydraulic pressure saw him retire from the first session of qualifying.... More >>

Hamilton: Car failure not due to my mistake
Hamilton is convinced the car issue that eliminated him from qualifying started moments before he ran wide at Turn 1.... More >>

Record-setting week showcases all Liz Cambage brings to WNBA
In a historic week, the Wings center demonstrated she can excel no matter the workload. No wonder Dallas is the hottest team in the league.... More >>

'Shogun' fighting for a chance to chase a goal
Daniel Cormier has pointed to Mauricio Rua as a potential challenger for the light heavyweight belt. But "Shogun" first must get past Anthony Smith on Sunday.... More >>

Breaking down the New Hampshire starting lineup
Kurt Busch won the pole at New Hampshire, his third of the season. Martin Truex Jr. will start second. Take a look through the field for Sunday's Cup race.... More >>

Ty Dillon remains committed to Germain Racing despite struggles
Changes to Germain Racing haven't yielded the desired results, but Dillon isn't second-guessing his decision to join the RCR affiliate.... More >>

The 10 least-deserving NHL award winners of the last 20 years
Hindsight is 20-20, but here's a look at the 10 least-deserving award winners of the past two decades, and who actually earned the hardware.... More >>

Baker: U.S. can win World Cup on home soil
In his final column before the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, Perry Baker says he believes the U.S. can win the title on home soil.... More >>

Ain't no mountain high enough for Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome
The Team Sky teammates are 1-2 after the famed Alpe d'Huez in the Tour de France, and the list of riders who could catch them is becoming shorter.... More >>

Fraile powers to win Stage 14
Spain's Omar Fraile powered to victory with a late burst in the last climb.... More >>

WWE Power Rankings - AJ Styles carries SmackDown despite uncertain future
AJ Styles has been near the top of the ESPN WWE Power Rankings since its inception, and Styles reclaimed top honors in the latest edition via near-unanimous vote after strong showings against Rusev and Andrade "Cien" Almas extended his WWE title reign.... More >>

Why it is as important as ever to build around RBs
The NFL's current crop of young, elite, pass-catching running backs make it vital for fantasy managers to prioritize the position in drafts.... More >>

Fantasy football sleepers, busts, breakouts for 2018
Our panel of fantasy football analysts offers expected surprise performers, disappointments and those who will take their game to another level.... More >>

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