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1mJeff Dickerson

DE McDonald arrested twice in under 72 hours

Police in California arrested former Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald at 5:35 p.m. local time on Wednesday for violating a restraining order, the Santa Clara Police Department said.

5hAndrew Marchand

A-Rod's 1,995th career RBI sets record in AL

Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer in the third inning of Wednesday's game at Yankee Stadium, giving him 1,995 career RBIs. He passed Lou Gehrig (1,993) on the all-time list.

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Scott Kacsmar

Outsiders: Why Maclin won't save Chiefs

Football Outsiders identifies the top remaining needs for Kansas City, Denver, Oakland and San Diego, including the Chiefs' lack of a vertical passing game.

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11hAdam Rittenberg

SEC West hasn't lost its luster or bluster

Those within the West say it's only getting tougher despite not putting a team in the title game last season for the first time since the 2008 campaign

10hJayson Stark

Stark: First-quarter award winners

Now that all 30 teams have finally played 40 games, it's time to look back at the first quarter of a fun season and hand out a little imaginary hardware.


Rizzo a target at the plate

Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo was hit by a league-leading 13th pitch this season in the 8th inning against the Nats. He was hit by 15 all of last year. The Nats lead 2-0, but the Cubs have runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs and Kris Bryant at the plate. Follow live


J.A. Adande @jadande

Kerr left Thompson in with 4 and got burned. Barbosa coming in now but it's too late.

Amin Elhassan @AminESPN

Look at all the motion on that set: Klay coming off Bogut screen, HB screening screener, Curry hitting Bogut up too & cutting, Klay Backdoor

Craig Custance @CraigCustance

It's not easy to outmuscle Ryan Getzlaf. Huge effort right there from Andrew Shaw. You know there's another push coming from Ducks though.

Shaw gets in on scoring, Chicago up 4-2

Andrew Shaw flipped a backhand top shelf and the Blackhawks regained a two-goal lead. That was Chicago's third shot of the period (the Ducks have 10). Anaheim has a 3-2 series lead. Follow live


ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Bryce Harper now has 8 HR in the 10 games Max Scherzer has started this season and 10 HR in the 37 games started by everyone else.

Dudley: Kobe hurting L.A., Melo overrated

Bucks swingman Jared Dudley didn't shy away from criticizing two of the NBA's most recognizable players, saying Carmelo Anthony is overrated and Kobe Bryant is keeping stars away from L.A. Do you agree?

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Peterson on not attending Vikings' OTA's

As Adrian Peterson told ESPN's Josina Anderson in a statement: "The reason I'm not attending OTA's has nothing to do with wanting to be traded. It's about securing my future with the Vikings. It's business, not personal and I understand that firsthand. Go Vikings."

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Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Rockets down, 52-46, at the break. This is a team a little upset with the refs right now. Harden has 11, Howard with 12.

Beard not taking care of the ball

James Harden had 8 turnovers in the first half, 5 more than the rest of his teammates combined. The most turnovers in a single half in the past 15 postseasons:

  • Game 5 James Harden - 8
  • 2005 Chauncey Billups - 8
  • 2005 Dwyane Wade - 8


McDonald arrested again in Santa Clara

Former 49ers and Bears DE Ray McDonald was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order that was issued as a result of his domestic violence and child endangerment arrest that occurred Monday.

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Evans' long-range goal lifts Man City

Manchester City midfielder George Evans scored an incredible goal in the 83rd minute to beat Toronto FC 1-0.


Warriors lead in Game 5 on ESPN

James Harden split the defense and threw down this slam in the second over the Warriors. It was one of the few things that went right for the Rockets in the second as they went from a 5-point first-quarter lead to a 6-point deficit at the half.


Chicago Cubs @Cubs

10 strikeouts matches a season high for Lester. It's his ninth career 10-K game and 22nd career double-digit strikeout effort.

Ducks now within one

Clayton Stoner scores in the third period, this is his first postseason goal and he scored only once in the regular season. The Blackhawks still hold onto a 3-2 lead in Game 6. Follow live


J.A. Adande @jadande

Nothing like a series of Dwight Howard and Festus Ezili free throws to kill the rhythm of the game

Mark Saxon @markasaxon

Big pregame standing ovation for Juan Uribe when they play his walk-up song as he jogs in the outfield, including from Dodgers players

Hawks' Korver has ankle surgery

Kyle Korver's estimated recovery time is approximately three months after the Atlanta guard underwent surgery to repair ligament damage in his right ankle.

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