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Rogers: Arrieta states ace case for hot Cubs

Jake Arrieta shut down the Pirates with seven innings of two-hit ball, pacing the Cubs to their sixth straight win as they gained more ground in the NL wild-card race.

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Pig believes he can fly (0:26)
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Yankees crush Red Sox (0:44)
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WWE honors 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper (0:59)
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Watt's sweet training camp moment (0:13)
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Strasburg fans 11 in minors, but no return plans

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg says he's doing well after striking out 11 in his latest minor league rehabilitation assignment, but still isn't sure when he'll return to the majors.

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19hKC Joyner

Fantasy Football: The 'No Respect' Team

What proven performers are not getting the respect they deserve in fantasy football ahead of the 2015 season? KC Joyner identifies five, including New York Giants QB Eli Manning.

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Mets run past Marlins (2:52)
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Perez knocks in three in Royals' win (0:36)
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E:60 Jason Witten (5:31)
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Sumo wrestling invades SportsCenter (0:54)
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WATCH: Embarrassing own goal (0:25)
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Cole talks proposing to Brandon Crawford's sister (1:46)
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Tulowitzki homers in Blue Jays' win (0:38)
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LeBron questionable for Team USA (1:44)
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30 for 30 Shorts: Brave in the Attempt (23:42)
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Fantasy: Panthers love/hate (0:51)
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Dota 2 TI5: Evil Geniuses vs. compLexity Gaming (2:08)
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Most overrated, underrated college football teams (1:26)
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22hRyan McGee

Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Watkins Glen

The guy who finished 42nd is No. 1. The driver who finished first at Pocono on Sunday? He's just fifth. How does that work? It's a whole different calculus to put Kevin Harvick on top in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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Highlights: Bayern Munich 3-0 AC Milan (1:20)
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No miracle comeback for Rory
Golf 

Reports that Rory McIlroy booked a practice round Saturday at Whistling Straits to prep for the 2015 PGA Championship proved false. His publicist said: "Not booked for such a round. Still going through the ankle rehab process."

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Golf 

SportsCenter @sportscenter

#PhotoOfTheNight: Starlin Castro and Addison Russell celebrate their 5-0 win against the Pirates. The Cubs have won 6 straight games.

Mayweather huge favorite against Berto
Boxing 

Floyd Mayweather is seven years older and has the height advantage against Andre Berto, who has lost 3 of his last 6 fights after starting his career 27-0.

Boxing 

No job? No problem

He might have been laid off, but at least this guy still has mad dunking skills on a 6-foot hoop. That's something, right?

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Alex Gordon does indoor batting practice
MLB 

The Royals LF injured his groin in July and expects to rejoin the team by the end of August. Gordon hopes to take outdoor batting practice over the weekend.

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MLB 

A case of mistaken identity
NFL 

The full transcript of Tom Brady's appeal hearing for Deflategate had a few surprises, such as the court reporter confusing Rob Gronkowski and Stephen Gostkowski. Right team, wrong guy

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NFL 

So long, Hot Rod

The WWE honored "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who died last week, with a 10-bell salute at the start of "Monday Night Raw."

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Jayson Werth: Division is Nats to lose
MLB 

The Mets might be first in the NL East at the moment, but Washington's Werth isn't worried: "We're a great second-half team. ... Half our team has been hurt all year. That's the reality of it. When we all get back, we're right there, in first place." (via Washington Post)

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MLB 

Nelson Cruz homers in 5th straight game
MLB 

It's his second 5-game homer streak this season. making him the 5th player in MLB history to homer in five straight games twice in one season, joining Chase Utley, Barry Bonds, and Hall-of-Famers Frank Thomas and Harmon Killebrew. (via Elias)

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MLB 

SportsCenter goes sumo

Ready for something never-before-seen on the SportsCenter set? It's Yama vs. Byamba in this want-to-but-can't-look-away rumble.

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Jets' swagger on D in mid-season form

CB Antonio Cromartie predicted opposing QBs will have their hands full: "Honestly, there's not gonna be a lot of time to drop back and throw the ball, or take a five-step drop and throw the ball. You see how quick we're moving now -- things are gonna get even quicker when the games pick up."

Tulo makes Toronto a threat
MLB 

The Blue Jays are 6-1 since Troy Tulowitzki's first game on July 29. He and Josh Donaldson have formed a dynamic duo at the top of the lineup -- since Tulo's arrival, Blue Jays' 1-2 hitters lead the AL in OPS and lead MLB in HRs.

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MLB 

Goofy play leads to Franco grand slam
MLB 

After Dodgers LHP Alex Wood appeared to forget how to throw a baseball -- it was called a balk -- he walked Odubel Herrera to load the bases. And then Maikel Franco's grand slam happened.

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MLB 

This little piggy crashed into a hurdle

He appears to be fine, though. The only thing hurt might be his piggy pride after this racing fail.

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Ray Rice: 'I'm a rehabilitated man'
NFL 

Rice told Outside the Lines: "Domestic violence is real. It happens every 12 seconds as we speak. ... I think that that issue alone with me in my situation, having the video -- that puts a lot in perspective. That vivid memory, obviously, that was the worst decision I've ever made in my life."

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NFL 

'I'm with Ray because I love him'
NFL 

Janay Rice tells ESPN's Jemele Hill that she's upset that so many people call her husband a wife-beater: "He's human. He has done everything he's supposed to do to redeem himself."

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NFL 

Hey MJ, What are thoooose?
NBA 

Coming at Michael Jordan -- he of 29 shoes bearing his name -- about his kicks is never a good idea. This kid learned that after trying to shoe-check MJ at his own camp. MJ vs. camper

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NBA 

Cristiano Ronaldo takes to the streets
Soccer 

When would anyone turn down a chance to pass around a soccer ball with the Real Madrid star? When he's disguised as a homeless man. Joke's on them, though, once they realize who's under the beard.

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Soccer 

Wilmer Flores, master of slides
MLB 

We're not sure how the Mets 2B avoided this tag at the plate, but he made it look easy. So sneaky.

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MLB 

A taste of his own medicine
College Football 

When you're the head coach of the defending national champions, you can park anywhere you want, right? Wrong. Urban Meyer parked in Jacoby Boren's parking spot, and the senior center was having none of that. Parking karma

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College Football 

Goalie trips on embarrassing goal
Soccer 

This goalie did his best to save the ball off the line -- but he kicked the net. Instead of the ball. Whoops.

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Soccer 

Hamilton scales great heights for grab
MLB 

Reds CF Billy Hamilton might want to try out for the Bengals, as he did his best wide receiver imitation in leaping way up in the air to rob Jason Heyward of a hit.

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