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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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Wasted opportunities doom Yankees
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David Ortiz hit his 495th home run of his career as the Red Sox held on to beat the Yankees -- who ended an inning with the bags loaded multiple times -- 4-3.

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Reds puts up huge, 6-run 9th inning

The Reds scored six runs on just two hits after Cubs 2B Starlin Castro committed two errors in the inning. Cincinnati leads 13-5 as Chicago will try to put together a rally in the bottom of the frame. Follow live

Wedding Bells For Russell Westbrook
NBA 

The Thunder star tied the knot with college sweetheart Nina Earl this weekend ... and wore a surprisingly subdued outfit, as well. Check it out

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Who let the dogs out?

The El Paso Chihuahuas hosted the Wiener Schnitzel weenie dog race, and one dog had a little too much fun on the field.

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David Schoenfield @dschoenfield

Some thing don't change: Yankees-Red Sox just went 3 hours, 44 minutes for a 4-3 game. But 58 minutes of that was the bottom of the 9th.

Gomes going to Kansas City in trade

Braves OF Jonny Gomes has been traded to the Royals, according to FOX Sports. Gomes is batting .221 with 7 HRs and 22 RBIs this season.

Bartolo Colon makes Mets history

With the 3-1 win over the Phillies, Colon is now the oldest pitcher in Mets history to have an outing of 8-plus IP and 0 runs allowed. 40-year-old Miguel Batista threw a two-hit shutout vs. the Reds in the last game of 2011.

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Red Sox escape scare in ninth vs. Yankees

The Yankees had the bases loaded in the ninth, but Didi Gregorius' five-hit bid fell short in a 4-3 loss to the Red Sox as Jean Machi survived a 33-pitch save in Boston. David Ortiz put the Red Sox ahead for good with his 495th career HR. Box score

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Watch: Coric claims third set vs. Nadal
Tennis 

After Rafael Nadal claimed the first two sets 6-3, 6-2, Croatia's Borna Coric took the third set 6-4 in the first-round match at the US Open. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Braves lose sixth straight
MLB 

Cole Gillespie's solo shot in the second was all the Marlins needed, but they made it a 4-0 win over the Braves in the series opener.

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