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Tough to swallow: $1M may be bet on hot dogs

July 4, 2018 - 5:54am
Joey Chestnut is listed as high as a -700 favorite to win his 11th title at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest as bettors are expected to wager upward of $1 million.

'Mad Max' fastest Dodger to reach 20-HR mark

July 4, 2018 - 1:35am
Max Muncy went deep twice Tuesday night against the Pirates, upping his season total to 20 homers and prompting Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw to call him "the best hitter in baseball right now."

England embraces ugly win as World Cup turns feisty

July 3, 2018 - 11:39pm
With 36 fouls, eight yellow cards and lots of surrounding of referee Mark Geiger, the England vs. Colombia tie resembled a wrestling match at times.

Southgate mastermind behind shootout victory

July 3, 2018 - 11:39pm
Twenty-two years after his own nightmare from 12 yards came the fruition of a plan by England's manager to overcome a national footballing hoodoo.

Thai soccer team sends message from cave

July 3, 2018 - 9:51pm
The young Thai soccer team stranded in a flooded cave released a video message on Wednesday that said the players and coach are healthy and safe.

Falcao accuses American ref of England bias

July 3, 2018 - 9:01pm

Boras: Harper's slump not tied to contract year

July 3, 2018 - 8:33pm
Agent Scott Boras says walks, defensive shifts help explain client Bryce Harper's slump, not pressure of contract year.

Neymar delivered the good and bad in Brazil's win

July 3, 2018 - 6:34pm
Neymar's antics on the touchline will be what is remembered from Monday's win over Mexico, but the fact is he drove Brazil to victory.

Sweden shows its quiet force in win over Switzerland

July 3, 2018 - 6:31pm
Sweden vs. Switzerland won't go down as a classic, but Emil Forsberg's deflected shot put the Swedes into their first quarterfinal since 1994.

Scoring second not a problem for these Cubs

July 3, 2018 - 6:28pm
With a fifth straight come-from-behind win, the Cubs are lighting up the scoreboard and gaining ground in the NL Central.

Sources: Suns, Booker closing in on max deal

July 3, 2018 - 5:43pm
The Suns and guard Devin Booker and progressing toward finalizing a max contract extension worth $158 million over five years, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Julian Edelman's 4-game suspension upheld

July 3, 2018 - 5:19pm
Patriots star wideout Julian Edelman, suspended four games for performance-enhancing drugs, has been denied his appeal. He will be able to return to the Patriots' active roster on Oct. 1.

A one-and-done, Maria Sharapova is trusting the process

July 3, 2018 - 5:10pm
It was Maria Sharapova's first first-round loss of her career at Wimbledon -- and she was one of many big names to go down in their opening match.

Ohtani back in Angels' lineup Tuesday, will DH

July 3, 2018 - 4:32pm
Angels star Shohei Ohtani was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and was the designated hitter in their game against the Mariners.

Exum, Jazz agree on 3-year, $33M extension

July 3, 2018 - 4:03pm
Dante Exum and the Utah Jazz have agreed on a three-year, $33 million contract extension, league sources told ESPN.

The water is Special Olympics swimmer JoJo Harris' happy place

July 3, 2018 - 3:31pm
Jolina Harris, affectionately called JoJo by her family, was drawn to the water as a young child. The ocean was her playground -- and her solace.

Sources: Nuggets trade Chandler to 76ers

July 3, 2018 - 3:03pm
Denver saved millions in luxury tax by trading the expiring contract of Wilson Chandler to Philadelphia.

Sources: Evans agrees in principle with Pacers

July 3, 2018 - 3:03pm
Tyreke Evans has agreed in principle to a deal to join the Pacers, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Doug McDermott has also agreed to join Indiana.

What's different about Kawhi trade talks now

July 3, 2018 - 1:15pm
Our experts discuss L.A.'s new complications in a Kawhi Leonard trade and what other options San Antonio could consider.

Rains may hurt rescue of Thai boys' soccer team

July 3, 2018 - 11:20am
A top Thai official said Tuesday that heavy rains forecast for the coming days could worsen floods in the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were located after an exhaustive search, and could force authorities to speed up their extraction by having them dive their way out.