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Germany eases into the quarterfinals with win (2:00)
Will a team be willing to pay Howard max money? (0:53)
This is what happens when you run on Bryce Harper (0:35)
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Dodgers' one-man show: Kershaw's best season yet

Not only has Clayton Kershaw continued his high strikeout rate, but the Los Angeles Dodgers ace also has found a way to cut down on his walks. Tune in to watch Dodgers-Pirates at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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How to fix the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Jim Bowden says it's not time for the Pirates to panic, because he knows what changes are necessary to make this team a real contender.

Is a fourth place finish good enough for USA in Copa America? (2:04)
SC Featured: The puzzlemaster and the prodigy (6:47)
Els' shot from nearly 160 yards out lands directly in hole (0:57)
Ultimate Highlight: Late drama defines the day (1:41)
Hockey fight breaks out in NASCAR trucks race (1:02)
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5hBuster Olney

An early list of potential All-Star snubs

Picking the All-Star teams is always hard. Here's a list of players who should be considered but may be left behind because of a ballot crunch.

Kid works the camera during TCU-CC game (0:44)
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MLB Vegas Experts

How to bet Sunday's Dodgers-Pirates game

ESPN Chalk's Vegas experts give their best bets for the Sunday Night Baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates.


Colts owner Irsay pays $137K for Prince guitar

Colts owner Jim Irsay paid $137,500 on Saturday for the "Yellow Cloud" electric guitar that Prince used in numerous concerts from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s.

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5-on-5: Ranking top NBA free agents and fits

NBA free agency is almost here. With a huge salary-cap jump expected, who are the top available players this year? Can the Cavs add a piece for a second title run? Our NBA experts go 5-on-5.

Hurd tops Molina by TKO (0:43)


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Brooklyn Cyclones manager Tom Gamboa talks to José Reyes ahead of his game this afternoon with the Mets' New York-Penn League Class A affiliate. Reyes will lead-off and play third base in his minor league debut back with the Mets organization. (Picture: Brooklyn Cyclones)

How to fix the Pittsburgh Pirates?

It's not time for the underachieving Pirates to panic and become a seller. Rather, they should show patience and revisit the topic again at the trade deadline. Take a deep breath (Insider)

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ESPN Staff Now 

Fans in Omaha expect Katie Ledecky to be big this week at the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials. Yes, this big.

Olympic Sports 

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Good decision by Mike Matheny to finally remove Trevor Rosenthal from the closer's role, although Cards fans will say it's a week too late. He has just three blown saves, but with 28 hits and 21 walks in 24 innings, he's been one of the worst relievers in baseball, not just one of the worst closers. Matheny says he'll go closer by committee, but look for Seung Hwan Oh to eventually take over.

Kershaw having his best season yet

While Clayton Kershaw has continued his high strikeout rate, he's also cut down on his walks. The combination has made him nearly unbeatable. Watch Dodgers-Pirates at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. A one-man show

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Pirates ready for what Kershaw brings

Despite leading the majors with a 1.57 ERA, Clayton Kershaw hasn't had great career success against several Pirates hitters. Watch tonight's Dodgers-Pirates game at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. A good history

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Germany cruises into quarterfinals

Germany imposed its will on Slovakia, rolling to a 3-0 win, to advance to the Euro quarterfinals.


Reds retiring Pete Rose's No. 14

Former Cincinnati Reds player Pete Rose steps on first base as he makes his way to the outfield during a ceremony to retire his number 14 before today's baseball game against the San Diego Padres. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)


Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

A celebration in the streets of Paris following France's win over Ireland.


Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Carl Edwards is on the pole for the 110-lap Sprint Cup race on the 1.99-mile Sonoma Raceway road course. The last driver at Sonoma to win from the pole was Jeff Gordon in 2004. Gordon won three times from the pole at Sonoma. Edwards previews the race:


Will Howard get paid max money?

Brian Windhorst breaks down which teams may be interested in free agent center Dwight Howard, as well as if anyone would offer him a max contract. Gauging Howard's market

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw, who starts for the Dodgers on Sunday night at Pittsburgh, had a 1.77 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP and a 7.7 strikeout-to-walk ratio when he won Cy Young and MVP awards in 2014. This season, Kershaw has a 1.57 ERA, a 0.67 WHIP and a 20.1 K/BB.

In Liverpool, Rooney's world is the Oyster

English superstar Wayne Rooney is an actual working class hero. Wright Thompson explains. 'We're still here'

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore says his team has watched "Bull Durham" 20 to 25 times this year on the road to the College World Series finals. "You don't mess with a streak," Gilmore said.

Gomez's goal extends Germany's lead

In the 43rd minute, Mario Gomez scores a goal from close range to push Germany's lead to 2-0 over Slovakia.


Ozil misses penalty kick in first half

Germany's Mesut Ozil fails to capitalize on a penalty kick in the 13th minute of today's Germany-Slovakia match.


Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

Steve McManaman breaks down why France's win over Ireland was the wake-up call they needed.


Boateng's goal puts Germany ahead

Jerome Boateng shot from outside the box in the eighth minute gives Germany a 1-0 lead over Slovakia in the knockout round.