MLB

Zavala 1st ever to hit 1st 3 MLB HRs in one game

CHICAGO — White Sox rookie Seby Zavala hit the first three home runs of his career, including a grand slam, but the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat Chicago 12-11 on Saturday night. Zavala became the first player in big league history to hit his first three career home runs in the same game, according to […]

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Tatis exits game after hurting left shoulder again

SAN DIEGO — Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. suffered a partially dislocated left shoulder Friday night in the San Diego Padres’ 9-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies. It was the third time Tatis, 22, left a game this year due to a left shoulder injury. He was the NL’s starting shortstop in the All-Star Game. […]

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Texans QB Taylor: Watson absolutely a resource

Covered the Packers for ESPN Milwaukee Marquette University graduate HOUSTON — For the third straight day of training camp, Deshaun Watson did not take part in team drills. Although the Houston Texans’ quarterback stood off to the side for most of practice, newly acquired QB Tyrod Taylor said Watson’s presence has not been a distraction. […]

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Bruins C Krejci to play in native Czech Republic

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. David Krejci announced he will not return to the Boston Bruins next season, leaving the NHL after 15 seasons to return home to the Czech Republic. “Since the end of the season, as I have thought about my future, it has become clear that I need to make […]

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Scherzer proud of Nats tenure if trade happens

Covers MLB for ESPN.com Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 Max Scherzer doesn’t know if he will be traded before Friday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline, but with rumors swirling, it certainly felt Thursday like he had pitched his final game for the Washington Nationals, the franchise he led to […]

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ESPN to Big 12, Bowlsby: ‘No wrongful conduct’

ESPN bolstered its response to a Big 12 conference letter that accused the network of trying to “destabilize” the league, writing in a letter of its own that ESPN has “engaged in no wrongful conduct” and that “there is nothing to ‘cease and desist.’” The letter from Magnus restated ESPN’s position that the claims had […]