Mets strike out 26 in 14 innings to tie MLB record

The New York Mets tied a major league record with 26 strikeouts in Friday night's 2-1 home loss to the Atlanta Braves in 14 innings. Seven members of New York's bullpen combined to match the effort of ace Jacob deGrom, who spotted the Mets 13 strikeouts befor… [+939 chars]

Timbers, Sounders fan groups protest silently

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Groups of supporters of the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders staged a silent protest for the first 33 minutes of Friday's match between the two teams. The groups were protesting Major League Soccer's ban on political signage, and in pa… [+2142 chars]

Buccaneers backup Gabbert dislocates shoulder

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert suffered a dislocated shoulder in Friday night's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, coach Bruce Arians said.  It is not known yet if Gabbert will need surgery, but he appeared to… [+1597 chars]

Golden rings: Vonn engaged to Devils' Subban

Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn and P.K. Subban are trying the knot. Former ski champion Vonn announced her engagement to the NHL star on Instagram on Friday. The pair have been dating for at least a year. Vonn, 34, told Vogue that they don't yet have a… [+1044 chars]

Lions starters Davis, Ragnow exit with injuries

DETROIT -- A pair of Detroit Lions starters left the team's preseason game Friday night with injuries. Starting middle linebacker Jarrad Davis was carted to the locker room with a right foot injury during the first drive, before center Frank Ragnow was helpe… [+2157 chars]

Sources: Howard to join Lakers with stern caveat

After completing a contract buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies, Dwight Howard will sign a non-guaranteed contract with the Los Angeles Lakers that comes with a clear message, league sources told ESPN: Disrupt this team -- and you'll be gone. In meetings with … [+1947 chars]

Updated and expanded ESPN+ fantasy football cheat sheet

ESPN has some of the brightest minds in fantasy football, but it can be tough to read every article we publish all summer. In order to help you prepare for your drafts as quickly as possible, we provide you with the ESPN+ cheat sheet, which brings together al… [+577 chars]