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Isaacson: Serena fine with 'bizarre' beginning at US Open

While Serena Williams' US Open journey got off to an odd start when Vitalia Diatchenko retired with an injury, Williams was just happy to get it started.

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Red Sox use power to get past rival Yankees

Homers by Mookie Betts and David Ortiz propelled the Red Sox past the Yankees, who missed a chance to gain ground on the Blue Jays in the AL East race.

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Report: Clippers' Jordan parts ways with agents

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has split with his representatives at Relativity Media, Dan Fegan and Jarinn Akana, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.

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Who caught it better: Kiermaier or Trout? (1:00)
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McManus: NFL fine system harsh on defenders

In a game geared toward offense, NFL defenders often feel helpless as they bear the brunt of the league's fine system, writes Jane McManus.

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Seifert: Rules changes and points of emphasis for 2015

Offsetting penalties for in-game fighting? Not anymore. Expect to see scuffles -- mild or otherwise -- result in ejections this season. That's not the only rules/procedural change in store.

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12hJim Caple

How MLB walk-up music became a designated hit

The batter's box has become a jukebox, as each player strides to the plate accompanied by his own anthem. How did walk-up tunes become baseball's soundtrack? And does the music make a difference?

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10hScott Burnside

Burnside: League at crucial crossroads

What the NHL ultimately decides to do about the Patrick Kane and Slava Voynov situations will have a wide-ranging effect on its recently revived image.

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Who caught it better: Kiermaier or Trout?
MLB 

Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier made a leaping grab at the wall, reminiscent of Angels CF Mike Trout's catch from the same area at Camden Yards in 2012.

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MLB 

Giants grab OF De Aza from Red Sox

The Giants acquired OF Alejandro De Aza from Red Sox in a trade, according to Fox Sports. De Aza is batting .261 with seven homers and 32 RBIs.

Dodgers take the lead over Giants

A busy sixth inning helped the Dodgers catch up. Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier homered to give them a 4-3 lead. The HR marked Ethier's 18th hit by the Dodgers in 13 games vs. the Giants this season. Follow live

Machado makes shortstop look easy
MLB 

The Orioles' Manny Machado, in his first career game at shortstop, shows excellent range as he throws out a runner at first from the outfield grass.

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'Triple revolution' no problem for Cowie
Soccer 

Professional soccer freestyler Indi Cowie juggled and became the first female in history to land a three-revolution soccer trick. Those are some fast feet.

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Raiders cut Trent Richardson
NFL 

The running back's once promising NFL career took a hit Monday when the Raiders released him, sources told ESPN. The Raiders must get their roster down to 75 players by tomorrow. Oakland gave Richardson $600,000 in guaranteed money.

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Tony Romo has second bout with eye stye

The Cowboys QB practiced Monday with a healing stye in his left eye. The first one kept him out of practice for a day in training camp a month ago. "I guess the quirky nature of it is it keeps coming back," coach Jason Garrett said. "But he'll be fine."

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How far will Rafa go in US Open?
Tennis 

John McEnroe: "I would think that it's going to be extremely difficult for him to make a deep run."

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Tennis 

Cards rally past Nats, win third straight
MLB 

Jason Heyward's two-run double in a five-run seventh inning gave St. Louis the lead to good in an 8-5 win over Washington.

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MLB 

Hole in the wall halts A's-Angels game

Angels LF Shane Victorino hit the wall in pursuit of a Danny Valencia double and knocked a portion of the wall out. After a slight stadium delay at O.co Coliseum, play has resumed in the fifth. The A's lead 6-3. Follow live

Kid is in total awe of Wayne Rooney
Soccer 

If you ever get the chance to stand within feet of the Manchester United star, please react like this youngster did.

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Reds rough up Cubs in first game of series
MLB 

Already in the lead, the Reds scored six unearned runs in the ninth and rolled past the Cubs 13-6. Starlin Castro had three errors in the loss for his 14th career multi-error game.

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We all dance for ice cream
College Football 

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood planned an offense vs. defense dance-off, complete with an ice cream prize. Players went all out: The worm -- and a belly -- made an appearance.

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College Football 

What's next for Trent Richardson
NFL 

Could this be the end of the running back's career? ESPN's Bill Williamson weighs in: “Trent Richardson’s NFL career is in major jeopardy.”

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NFL 

Athletes on Serena's greatness

Former and current athletes, including JJ Watt and James Harden, laud Serena Williams as she aims for the Grand Slam. Said Harden: "She's a warrior."

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Dallas Keuchel improves to 12-0 at home
MLB 

The Astros LHP gave up one run over seven innings with eight strikeouts in Houston's 8-3 win over Seattle.

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Reds plate 6 late, beat Cubs 13-6

Cincinnati put together a 6-run ninth, but with Starlin Castro's second and third errors of the game, all six runs were unearned. Since the start of 2009, the Cubs have had four games where a player commits three errors -- three of them came from Castro. Box score

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