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Gallo's magical debut changes nothing

Eric Karabell examines the debut of Joey Gallo, and writes why fantasy owners should temper long-term expectations. He compares Gallo to Kris Bryant.

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MLB's all-time best debuts

For some, it's a sign of greatness to come; for others, it remains their finest moment in the sun. Here are a few of the most remarkable debuts in MLB history.

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Baffert confident in American Pharoah (1:43)
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McGee: Family fuels Pocono's turnaround

Pocono Raceway was written off as a throwback -- a quirky family-owned track whose time had passed. But those same qualities made it stand out among the sport's cookie-cutters, Ryan McGee writes.

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Terrific play by Alex Killorn with the backhand deflection of a Anton Stralman point shot. Bolts take first lead of finals at 4:31.

Lightning strike first
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Alex Killorn redirects the puck with a backhand to give Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead. The Lightning are 9-0 when scoring first in the playoffs. Follow live

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Leake has Phillies hitless through 5

Reds SP Mike Leake has struck out 5 and allowed just one base runner via a walk, while Brandon Phillips has driven in the only runs with a 2-run single in the fourth. Follow live

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Good news for Florida is a 3-0 lead with Haeger in the circle. Small solace for Michigan is first team to score is 1-2 all time in Game 3.

Trumbo brings power to Safeco
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Mark Trumbo should hit plenty of homers following his trade to the Mariners, but what position will he play, and who takes his place in the Diamondbacks' lineup?

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Michigan, Florida battle for WCWS title
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It comes down to one game for the Women's College World Series crown. The Wolverines seek their first title since 2005, while the Gators are trying to be the first repeat champ since Arizona in 2006-07. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Championship common bonds
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The Warriors and Lightning are both seeking a title, but that isn't the only similarity they share. Both teams can shoot lights out, defend and lean on leadership from their top players. That's not all

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Marlins tag Lester for 4 in 2nd inning
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J.T. Realmuto's RBI double kicked off a 4-run inning in Miami to give Marlins starter Dan Haren some room to work. Jon Lester is up to 41 pitches after the 2nd inning. Follow live

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Fourth time's the charm?

American Pharoah is a 3-5 morning line favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and become the 12th Triple Crown winner. Trainer Bob Baffert has been so close three previous times.

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Why John Buccigross is picking Tampa Bay
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At 6-foot-7 big Ben Bishop covers up more net than most goalies, making it smaller for shooters. It's that math that has the SportsCenter anchor picking the Lightning in 7. Nine finals thoughts

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#VoteDbacks @Dbacks

#Dbacks acquire C Wellington Castillo, RHP Dominic Leone, INF Jack Reinheimer & OF Gabby Guerrero from Mariners for Mark Trumbo & Vidal Nuño

Kyrie Irving: I'll will myself to play

The pain in the Cavs PG's left knee (tendinitis) won't keep him from playing in the Finals: "It's an adjustment, but it's what it is at this point," Irving said at Finals media day. "But I'm just going to go out there and will myself to play."

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