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Follow live: Yanks piling it on against 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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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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4hGerry Hamilton

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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Cubs shut out Pirates to win 6th straight
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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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Goalie trips on embarrassing goal
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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
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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.

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Mets stay hot in Miami
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That's five in a row for New York, which beat the Marlins 5-1 behind seven strong innings from LHP Jonathan Niese. Juan Lagares hit a triple and recorded 2 RBIs in the win, keeping the Mets in first in the NL East. Box score

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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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Yankees post 9-run seventh
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Alex Rodriguez hit an RBI single, Brian McCann planted a 3-run HR in the second deck of Yankee Stadium, Chase Headley added an RBI double and Chris Young cleared the bases with another 3-run jack. The Yankees lead 13-3 in the seventh. Follow live

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Perez knocks in 3 in Royals' win
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Salvador Perez recorded three hits, including his team-leading 16th home run of the season, as Kansas City cruised to a 5-1 win over Detroit.

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Peterson clears up Diabetes Diagnosis
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Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson took to Twitter to clarify he has Type 2 diabetes, not Type 1, as he had said earlier in the day. Diagnosis explained

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Giants re-take lead on Pence's blast

The Braves' bullpen couldn't hold a 3-2 lead in the 8th, as Matt Duffy tied the score with an RBI double, and Hunter Pence broke the deadlock with a 3-run HR to give San Francisco a 6-3 edge. Follow live

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Rays up with help from Sale

Chris Sale allowed multiple HRs in a game for the 16th time in his career, but it's only the 2nd time he allowed multiple HRs with two strikes (Sept. 17, 2014 at Royals). The Rays lead the White Socks 8-1 in 6th. Follow live

Royals down Verlander, Tiger in opener

Salvador Perez singled in a run in the third and hit a two-run homer in the fourth, and the Royals never looked back in a 5-1 win against the Tigers. Justin Verlander went 7 innings but this was the fourth start in which he allowed five or more runs. Box score

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Phillies grab lead on Franco's slam

Maikel Franco greeted Dodgers reliever Joel Peralta with a grand slam in the 7th inning to give Philadelphia a 5-1 lead over L.A. Franco is the first Phillies rookie with a grand slam since Ryan Howard in 2005. Follow live

Mets break open game against Marlins

New York scored 4 runs with 2 outs in the 8th off reliever Mike Dunn to break a 1-1 tie and grab a 5-1 lead. Eric Campbell plated the go-ahead run with an RBI single, then came Juan Lagares' 2-run triple and Curtis Granderson's RBI double to extend the lead. Follow live

Hamilton scales great heights for grab
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Reds CF Billy Hamilton did his best wide receiver imitation, leaping way up in the air to rob Jason Heyward of a hit.

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DeSclafani pitches Reds past Cardinals

Anthony DeSclafani struck out 9 over 6 innings, letting a 1st-inning 3-run outburst hold up, as Cincinnati won 3-2. Box score

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NL's leading hitter Paul Goldschmidt 0-for-3 with 3 K’s. Now hitless in last 14 AB’s. His longest string since June 2014.

Scherzer pushed to limit in 3rd inning
MLB 

Max Scherzer had to throw 40 pitches during the Diamondbacks' 3-run game-tying rally in the 3rd. That was his most pitches in an inning since throwing 42 against the Twins on Aug. 24 last year. Follow live

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Texans eye Pierre Thomas

Looking to fill the void created by the injury to Arian Foster, the Texans will have RB Pierre Thomas in for a visit on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson and multiple reports. If all goes well, Thomas will join the team in time for the team's travel for joint practices with the Redskins, a source told Anderson.

Struggles continue for Gallardo

Yovani Gallardo went 1-2-3 in the first inning of tonight's matchup against the Astros but is on a steady streak of struggles. In his past three starts, he has given up five earned runs each time. On July 19, he allowed seven earned runs against the Astros, who now lead 2-0 going into the 4th inning. Follow live

Sandoval takes Tanaka deep

Pablo Sandoval hit a solo shot in the seventh to knock Masahiro Tanaka out of the game after six-plus innings of work. Tanaka allowed three runs on five hits and struck out three. The Yankees lead 4-3. Follow live

Tom Brady appeal transcript released

Takeaways from 457-page transcript:

  • Brady denies tampering with footballs in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Brady said he wasn't aware of PSI until after a Jets game in 2014
  • Neither he nor his lawyers were told that not providing his cellphone would be deemed as a lack of cooperation with a penalty
  • Brady's attorneys did provide copies of his emails to the league
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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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