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Follow live: Red Sox power to lead over Yanks

Homers by Mookie Betts and David Ortiz are the difference so far for the Red Sox, who are trying to halt the Yankees' three-game win streak (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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CourtCast: Nadal up early in first-round match

Rafael Nadal turned a first-set battle with Borna Coric into a runaway, taking the lead in his opening-round match. Earlier, Serena Williams cruised without losing a game (live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN).

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Serena happy to finish first match at US Open (2:15)
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Rutgers players dance off for ice cream prize (1:30)
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Athletes on Serena's greatness (1:21)
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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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How will the judge rule in Deflategate? (2:00)
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Luck was 'salty' watching Super Bowl (2:51)
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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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9hJim 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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9-year-old flies by defense for TD (0:25)
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ESPN Sport Science - Serena's serve (3:01)
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8hScott 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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Japan beats Pennsylvania in record-setting LLWS title game (1:53)
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Great white shark jaws surfer's board (0:54)
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Dixon wins title, remembers Wilson (1:10)
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Dog runs wild on baseball field (0:42)
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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 

New York Mets @Mets

Collins believes the team was able to get 20 wins this month because of the energy that the acquisitions brought to the team.

Mets carry out victory over Phillies

The Mets grabbed their first 20-win calendar month in 15 years after beating the Phillies 3-2 at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon matched his season-high 9 K's tonight (the first was against the Orioles on May 5). Box score

Cubs score 4, chase RHP Michael Lorenzen

After going down 3-1 to Cincinnati in the top of the frame, Chicago scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to regain the lead at 5-3. Rookies Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant drove in all the runs. Follow live

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 

Cardinals plate 3 in 4th to go ahead

RBI singles from Yadier Molina, Kolten Wong and Mark Reynolds put the Cards up 3-1 over the Nationals in the fourth. The Cards are looking to win their eighth game in nine tries. Follow live

Nadal runs away in first set
Tennis 

Rafael Nadal took the opening set against Borna Coric. Nadal won the final 12 points of the set after it was tied at 3 games apiece. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Tennis 

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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Big Papi's homer the difference in Boston

David Ortiz smashed his 495th career HR over the Green Monster in the fourth to give the Red Sox a 3-2 lead over the Yanks. However, he just got caught trying to take third on a wild pitch to end the sixth inning. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Reds take lead over Cubs in 5th

After a Joey Votto intentional walk found the Reds with the bases loaded, Brandon Phillips hit a 2-run single to put the Reds up 3-1 over the Cubs in the fifth. Follow live

Hosts Mexico take on Dominican Republic
FIBA 

Mexico was a surprise winner of the FIBA Americas tournament in 2013, and will look to build on a strong two years on international play on their home court, opening tonight against the Dominican Republic -- who will not have No. 1 pick Karl-Anthony Towns. Live on ESPN3

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FIBA 

Sport Science: Serena's serve
Tennis 

Serena Williams' serve is one of the most dangerous weapons in sports. By the time an opponent's brain catches up, the ball is already over the net and she's left with .4 seconds to react.

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Tennis 

Indians back on top

An RBI double from Ryan Raburn tied the Blue Jays 2-2, and Jerry Sands singled to left to score Raburn and put the Tribe up 3-2. The two are in the top of the eighth. Follow live

Serena wastes no time in opening round
Tennis 

Serena Williams defeated Vitalia Diatchenko, who had to retire after two games in the second set, in 27 minutes to win her first-round match at the US Open.

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Tennis 

David De Gea's move to Real Madrid stalls
Soccer 

Manchester United's keeper was thought to be off to Madrid, but that move reportedly stalled as completed paperwork failed to arrive at the Spanish league office before the transfer deadline, according to multiple news outlets.

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Soccer 

RG III can't catch a break
NFL 

Last season, Robert Griffin III struggled with his footwork. Now he's struggling with his health. His future in Washington is uncertain, but one thing is clear. "The RG III experiment is running out of time," John Clayton says.

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NFL 

Cubs, Reds exchange runs

A solo HR from Dexter Fowler for his second hit of the game gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead over the Reds in the third inning, but the Reds answered back with a run in the fourth. Follow live

David Ching ESPN Staff Writer 

At a Monday evening press conference, LSU coach Les Miles called it a foregone conclusion that Brandon Harris will start Saturday's opener against McNeese State. Said he told Harris on Saturday.

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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NBA 

With or without Irving, Cavs top East

There's some concern that Kyrie Irving could miss a good portion of next season due to his injured knee -- but that's not stopping ESPN's Kevin Pelton from declaring Cleveland the East's best team again. Elite without Irving (Insider)

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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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Bills cut Fred Jackson
NFL 

RB Fred Jackson was released by Buffalo today. His time in the Bills' backfield dates back to 2007, but his last 1,000-yard rushing season was 2009. At 34, he was the oldest running back in the NFL.

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NFL 

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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