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Schoenfield: Astros look like AL West favorites

Before sweeping the Angels on Thursday night, the Astros solidified their status as a contender by trading for Carlos Gomez.

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Jets DE Richardson charged with resisting arrest

Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson has been charged with resisting arrest after an incident last month in which police say he was driving a car engaged in a high-speed road race.

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Dez: 'No pressure' after inking $70 million deal

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant says the $70 million contract he recently signed doesn't add pressure and that he's glad to be back with the team after skipping much of the offseason program.

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Final: Rangers 7, Yankees 6
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Mark Teixeira hit two HRs for New York, but Josh Hamilton played the hero with a game-winning, RBI single in the bottom of the 9th to go with his 4th HR of the year. Box score

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Astros break scoreless tie in style
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Jason Castro's home run in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Astros past the Angels 3-0.

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Olympic promises don't hold water
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The IOC doesn't plan to move events in Rio for the 2016 Olympics after an AP report on pollution levels. "We've had reassurance from the World Health Organization and others that there is no significant risk of athlete health," Dr. Richard Budgett said. But Bonnie Ford writes that the pollution is unacceptable. Broken vows

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Tigers pounce early, hang on vs. Orioles
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Detroit traded away two of its best pitchers but showed it has plenty of offense by tallying 16 hits in its 9-8 win.

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Dez: 'Desperate to get back out here'
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Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is "excited to be" back with the team after the offseason process of getting a new deal.

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Dez feeling 'no pressure' after new deal

"That deal don't make me," Cowboys WR Dez Bryant said of his $70 million contract. "I don't give a damn about none of that. It's not going to change the way I play. It's not going to change the way I act. I'm here. Like, thank you, I can go buy me a home and now I'm able to take care of my family. Yeah, I love that, but as far as me performing on the field, like, I take full pride in that."

Final: Twins 9, Mariners 5

Minnesota's losing streak is over at 4 games thanks to Brian Dozier and Eddie Rosario. The former lifted his 22nd HR, part of a 5-run Twins 1st inning, and the latter fell a single short of the cycle. Follow live

Final: Cubs 5, Brewers 2
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Anthony Rizzo's 3-run HR put Chicago in front in the 8th, and the Cubs added 2 insurance runs in the 9th to cap off the rally. It was Rizzo's first career go-ahead homer in a game the Cubs trailed in the 8th or later. Box score

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Phillips' career day powers Reds
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Brandon Phillips became the first leadoff hitter with 2 home runs and 7 RBIs in a game since Ronnie Belliard in 2003 as Cincinnati cruised to a 15-5 win.

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Final: Astros 3, Angels 0

Houston put two baserunners on in the bottom of the 9th with the score 0-0, but a single RBI wouldn't suffice for Jason Castro. It was clear his 3-run HR was headed out the minute it jumped off his bat, and Houston has now won 3 straight. Box score

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Rosario robbed of cycle
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Twins OF Eddie Rosario took care of the hard parts early, tallying a double, triple and HR by the fifth inning. But a split-second grab by Brad Miller denied Rosario the single. The Twins lead the Mariners 9-5. Follow live

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Red Sox rough up Sale, snap streak
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Chicago's 7-game win streak came to an end as Chris Sale gave up 7 runs over 5 innings in Boston's 8-2 win.

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Final: Cardinals 9, Rockies 8

St. Louis entered the bottom of the 9th down 2 runs, but Jhonny Peralta tied it up with a 2-run single and Greg Garcia walked to score the winning run and help St. Louis avoid a third straight loss. Box score

Kung Fu Panda injured on strikeout
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Pablo Sandoval's strikeout ended the 4th inning and his day, as Boston's 3B left the game after getting hit on the wrist swinging at a 3rd strike. It was the 2nd straight game Sandoval departed early.

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Historic hoop sells for big money

The backboard, hoop, net and stand that was the recipient of Michael Jordan's last shot with the Chicago Bulls sold for $41,825 at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago on Thursday night. 'Thrilla in Manila' boots, too

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ICYMI: Tim Tebow apparently loves leg day
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And his technique is odd. Or genius? You decide.

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Rizzo's career first has Cubs in front

A 3-run HR from Anthony Rizzo, his 18th shot of the year, put Chicago up 3-2 on the Brewers in the 8th. It's the first go-ahead homer of his career with his team trailing in the 8th inning or later. Follow live

A night of symmetry for Yankees, Rangers

New York and Texas both have 10 hits. And after Rangers 1B Prince Fielder grounded into a fielder's choice that scored Robinson Chirinos, it's tied at 6-6 in the bottom of the 8th. Mark Teixeira has 2 HRs on the night for New York, tying him with Johnny Bench for 60th in MLB history. Follow live

Final: Reds 15, Pirates 5
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Brandon Phillips had a career day to lead the Reds to a double-digit victory. Cincinnati's leadoff man homered twice and drove in a career-high 7 RBIs to power the Reds to their 3rd consecutive win. Box score

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Final: Red Sox 8, White Sox 2

Boston tagged Chris Sale for a career-high 12 hits and chased Chicago's starter with 7 runs through 5 innings to avoid a sweep. Box score

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Trout can't break scoreless tie

Mike Trout came to the plate in the 7th with the go-ahead run on and 2 outs, but he struck out to keep the game 0-0. It was the 10th time in his career that Trout came to the plate in a tie game with 2 outs and RISP in the 8th inning or later. He has 0 RBI in such instances. Follow live

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Final: Tigers 9, Orioles 8

Detroit jumped out to a 9-2 lead behind Yoenis Cespedes (3-for-5, HR, 3 RBIs) and J.D. Martinez (2-for-5, 3 RBIs) before holding off the Baltimore rally and escaping with a 1-run victory. Box score

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