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Santa Cruz, Mares promise fight-of-the-year performance

Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares are among the most crowd-pleasing fighters. Both are promising a fight to remember when they meet at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said they hope to have more info on Art Jones' injured ankle on Sunday. Pagano said RB Vick Ballard was inactive because he injured his hamstring in practice last week

Santa Cruz leading 106-103
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Dan Rafael has the unbeaten Leo Santa Cruz leading Abner Mares by three rounds heading to the 12th round. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Santa Cruz tags Mares
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Leo Santa Cruz is leading on Dan Rafael's scorecard thanks to flurries like this one against Abner Mares at the end of the 8th round on ESPN. The fight is heading to the 12th and final round now.

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Lloyd's next career? Secret agent

Soccer star? Check. World champion? Check. So what's next for Carli Lloyd? The Women's World Cup champion told SiriusXM's Town Hall on Thursday that her two ambitions when she's done with soccer are become a pilot or a federal agent with the CIA or FBI. Secret agent woman?

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers WR Randall Cobb said he did not think his shoulder injury would be a long-term thing. He will undergo more tests tomorrow but X-Rays at the stadium showed no broken collarbone as he first feared. "We're just taking it day by day and we'll find out more tomorrow," Cobb said

Votto helps Reds snap 4-game slide
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Joey Votto's go-ahead homer in the 9th sparked a 4-run inning that lifted Cincinnati to a 12-9 win.

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Rafael has Santa Cruz leading
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Leo Santa Cruz is leading 77-75 on Dan Rafael's scorecard after 8 rounds of a scheduled 12-round bout. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Lester's day done after allowing 3 in 7th

The first four Dodgers batters got a hit to start the 7th inning, with Jose Peraza and Andre Ethier tallying RBI knocks to give L.A. a 4-2 lead. Jon Lester, who was unable to get an out in the frame, surrendered eight hits and struck out seven on the night. Follow live

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore on Redskins' trash talking: "It's like a mosquito. They just keep flying around and you just keep smacking them."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said RB Tre Mason has mild hamstring strain. He said Mason likely won't play Thursday against Chiefs but should be OK.

Bradford impresses, Cobb injured in Eagles' win
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Sam Bradford completes all 10 pass attempts for 121 yards and three touchdowns while Randall Cobb leaves in the first quarter with a shoulder injury in Philadelphia's 39-26 win over Green Bay.

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Pirates: 21-4 vs NL West teams this season Mark Melancon: 43rd save. Only Pirates P with more in season- Mike Williams, 46 in 2002

Ramirez's three-run shot fuels Pirates
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Aramis Ramirez homered at PNC Park as a member of the Pirates for the first time since July 2003 to help Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over Colorado. The Pirates are 14-3 over their last 17 games.

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