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Yankees pile it on late to blow out Red Sox

The Yankees chased the Red Sox's Henry Owens from his major league debut with a sixth-inning outburst, then blew the game open with nine runs in the seventh.

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Kobe: Lakers 'absolutely' can make playoffs

Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant believes that his team will "absolutely" make the playoffs this season in the hyper-competitive Western Conference.

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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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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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Five summer recruiting trends

Here are five trends to watch with national signing day for the Class of 2016 seven months away.

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Rays punish White Sox
MLB 

Tampa Bay led the entire game start-to-finish with an 11-3 win, the first three-game win streak since the All-Star break. Chicago's Chris Sale allowed 7 ERs in back-to-back starts for the first time in his career. Box score

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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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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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Cruz still homer happy at Coors

Nelson Cruz homered for the fifth straight game, upping his season total to 31. He's had 10 HRs in the past 15 games. The Mariners lead the Rockies 6-4 in the seventh. Follow live

Phillies win behind Franco grand slam
MLB 

Maikel Franco hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the seventh in the Phillies' 6-2 win over the Dodgers.

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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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Nationals snap four-game losing streak

The Nats squandered a 3-run lead but survived the Diamondbacks' rally in the ninth as Wilson Ramos' 2-RBI stood as the difference in the Nationals' 5-4 win in D.C. Box score

Cubs blank pirates, collect 14 hits
MLB 

Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo both doubled twice in Chicago's 5-0 win over Pittsburgh, making a one-game dent in the NL wild card standings.

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Yankees crush Red Sox 13-3 in opener
MLB 

New York scored nine runs, thanks in part to two three-run homers from Brian McCann and Chris Young, Masahiro Tanaka improved to 8-4.

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Baseball's rain delay shenanigans
MLB 

Human bowling. Giant slip and slides. Bill Murray running across the tarp. If you can dream it, it can be done during a rain delay.

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Players impersonating their coaches
College Football 

Players for Urban Meyer, James Franklin and Jim Harbaugh had a little fun at their coaches' expense.

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Mets top Marlins for fifth straight win
MLB 

Jonathon Niese gave up just four hits and struck out six through seven innings of one-run ball in the Mets' 5-1 win over Miami.

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Josh Donaldson, Tulo HR in Blue Jays' win
MLB 

Troy Tulowitzki hit his second homer as a Blue Jay in their 3-1 win over the Twins.

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Phillies beat Dodgers behind grand slam

Phillies 3B Maikel Franco hit his first career grand slam in the 7th, and Domonic Brown added insurance with an RBI single in the 8th to get the Phils the 6-2 win at home. They're now 13-3 since the All-Star break. Box score

Stark: Dombrowski-Red Sox 'natural fit'
MLB 

Jayson Stark wonders if Boston will pursue Dave Dombrowski: "Larry Lucchino just stepped down over the last few days. Dave Dombrowski's worked with [Red Sox owner] John Henry with the Marlins."

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MLB 

Rays' Richie Shaffer makes a first

Tampa Bay's 3B is the first Rays player to homer within his first two games since Brandon Guyer in his debut on May 6, 2011. The Rays are now up 10-2 over the White Sox in the 8th. Follow Live

Yanks turn back the clock at the plate

The Yankees have scored 69 runs in their last 7 games, their most in a 7-game span since 2007. They also have 90 runs in their last 10 games, their most in a 10-game span since 2007.

Yankees explode in 7th, rip Red Sox 13-3

Brian McCann and Chris Young hit three-run homers as a part of a nine-run seventh inning to rout the Red Sox in the Bronx. Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs on five hits to improve to 8-4. Box score

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Nats plate two, take lead over D-backs

Wilson Ramos' 2-run single in the eighth broke up a tie ballgame in D.C. to put the Nationals in line to snap a four-game skid. Follow live

Giants beat Braves 8-3
MLB 

The Giants scored six runs in the final two innings -- highlighted by a Hunter Pence three-run slam -- to get the win in Atlanta. Matt Duffy also went 4-for-5 in the win. Box score

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MLB 

Cubs shut out Pirates to win 6th straight
MLB 

Anthony Rizzo went 4-for-5, Chris Denorfia went 3-for-6, and Jorge Soler and Starlin Castro both had 2 RBIs in the Cubs' 5-0 win. Chicago is now just three games behind Pittsburgh for the first NL wild card spot. Box score

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MLB 

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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Yankees scoring at the highest rate

The Yankees have now scored at least 9 runs in an inning for the 2nd time in their last 7 games; the rest of MLB has done it 6 times all season.