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Nats' Rendon goes 6-for-6, with 3 HRs, 10 RBIs

6:03 PM ET ESPN.com news services Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 6-for-6 with three home runs and 10 RBIs on Sunday against the New York Mets, becoming just the second player in Major League Baseball history to have a game that included six hits, three home runs and 10 RBIs. Walker Cooper is the other player. He went 6-for-7 when he had three home runs and 10 RBIs for the Cincinnati Reds against the Chicago Cubs on July 6, 1949. First 22 Games Today RBIs 5 10 XBH ...

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Chino Hills, coach part; LaVar Ball denies role

12:57 PM ET Jeff GoodmanESPN Insider Close Joined ESPN as a college basketball Insider in June 2013 Previously wrote for CBSSports.com and FOXSports.com Chino Hills High School, which featured Lonzo Ball‘s two younger brothers this past season, has parted ways with first-year coach Stephan Gilling. LaVar Ball, the father of Lonzo, LaMelo and LiAngelo, told ESPN that he did not get Gilling fired, despite multiple reports that he was unhappy with the coach and how he handled the team. “He’s a really good guy, but I’m just not sure he ...

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Freeman calls Miller Park 'Little League field'

8:04 AM ET ESPN.com news services Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will be looking forward to Sunday’s series finale against Milwaukee, mostly because he is apparently tired of playing at the Brewers’ Miller Park. Speaking Saturday before the Braves’ 11-3 win, Freeman was critical of the stadium. “I think it’s a bad-lit Little League field,” Freeman said, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “I can’t see anything here.” Freddie Freeman has hit five home runs in 17 career games at Miller Park. Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images Despite his opinion, Freeman has ...

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Bills fire GM Whaley amid playoff drought

9:04 AM ET ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills fired general manager Doug Whaley, the team announced Sunday. The Bills were 30-34 in Whaley’s four seasons as general manager. His only winning season came in 2014, when the Bills finished 9-7 but missed the playoffs. Buffalo’s postseason drought extended to 17 seasons after a 7-9 finish in 2016. “After a thorough review of our football operations over the past several months, Kim [Pegula] and I informed Doug this morning that we will be moving in a new direction,” Bills ...

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Browns take troubled Brantley, may release him

1:09 AM ET The Cleveland Browns made Caleb Brantley, the former Florida defensive tackle accused of simple battery this month, the first pick of the NFL draft’s sixth round Saturday. Shortly afterward, Cleveland’s head of football operations said the team may release him pending further investigation into the incident. NFL draft home page: Day 3 recap » • By round: pick-by-pick analysis | By team• Kiper:2017 NFL Draft Grades• McShay:Best pick for all 32 teams• Nation:Best, riskiest moves for every team• All 32 teams:Analysis for every pick• Seifert:More prospects will ...

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Sources: Nats' Eaton out for year with ACL tear

11:59 PM ET ESPN.com news services Washington Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton, who was carried off the field Friday, has a torn left ACL and will not play again this season, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. The team announced earlier Saturday that Eaton had been placed on the disabled list with what was initially diagnosed as a left knee strain. Fox Sports first reported that Eaton’s season is over. Eaton suffered the injury in the ninth inning of Friday’s 7-5 loss to the New York Mets on a bang-bang ...

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Best and riskiest moves for every team's 2017 NFL draft class

8:42 PM ET NFL Nation reporters break down the moves they liked and the moves that might not work out for each of their teams. AFC East | AFC North| AFC South | AFC West NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West AFC East Best move: Trading down from No. 10 to No. 27 yielded the Bills a third-round pick (No. 91) and, more importantly, a 2018 first-round pick from the Kansas City Chiefs. How the Bills use that extra first-rounder next April will define the ...

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2017 NFL draft takeaways: Why more prospects will skip bowl games

8:27 PM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 And that’s a wrap! The 2017 NFL draft concluded Saturday with all 32 teams getting better, no one drafting a player that wasn’t at the top of its board and everyone wishing the 2018 draft started tomorrow. Well, it kind of does. The first 2018 mocks are in production as we speak. NFL draft home page: Day 3 recap » • By round: pick-by-pick analysis | By ...

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Joshua rallies to stop Klitschko in 11th round

6:11 PM ET LONDON — The young lion roared in a great fight. Anthony Joshua, now the face of the heavyweight division, persevered through some very difficult moments but retained his world title — and won a vacant belt to boot. Scott Quigg and Viorel Simion put on a rough, grind-it-out fight, and in the end Quigg prevailed by decision in their featherweight world title eliminator Saturday night. He did it by knocking out former longtime world champion Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round of an epic slugfest on Saturday ...

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Jags look past red flags, select WR Westbrook

3:00 PM ET JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said the team thoroughly investigated wide receiver Dede Westbrook before selecting him in the fourth round of the NFL draft and believes the former Oklahoma standout’s troubles are behind him. But Caldwell also said he made it very clear to Westbrook that he has no margin for error after a pair of domestic violence arrests in 2012 and 2013. Rds. 4-7: Saturday, noon, ESPN/ESPN App Draftcast: Follow the picks live »NFL draft home page » • By round: ...

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