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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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Giants acquire RHP Leake in trade with Reds

The San Francisco Giants have acquired right-hander Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for minor league infielder Adam Duvall and pitcher Keury Mella, who has been pitching in Class-A.

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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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Lieberman to become 2nd female NBA assistant

Nancy Lieberman says she will accept an offer to join the Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach, making her the second female coach on an NBA staff after Becky Hammon joined the Spurs.

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Redskins looking forward to establishing running game (0:29)
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Four for the million (3:58)
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Hamels trade great for both teams (1:48)
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Daniel Norris: New Tiger, man in the van
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The former Blue Jays, now Tigers, LHP prospect, likes to live in a van at a Wal-Mart parking lot during spring training. He shaves with an ax. Oh, and he got a $2M signing bonus. The 'Van Man'

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Turnover leads to half-court winner

His coach (or someone on the bench) screamed to foul. But a player on this AAU basketball team came up with the loose ball and put in a miracle off the glass.

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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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Flip Grando from Slovakia was all smiles after competing in the equestrian events at the #SpecialOlympics World Games. #SmileOfTheDay [Credit: Tim Rasmussen/ESPN]

Andrus took this throw for a spin
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With all his momentum going toward the outfield, Rangers SS Elvis Andrus made a nice 360-degree throw to first base for the out.

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Mike Leake heading from Reds to Giants
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Cincinnati will receive two minor-league pitchers in return. Since 2013, Leake ranks 18th in MLB in ERA among pitchers with at least 500 IP, recording a mark of 3.54 over that span.

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Hawks' Mike Scott arrested

The Hawks forward was arrested Thursday morning in Banks County, Georgia and faces felony drug charges for felony possession of marijuana and possession of a Schedule I drug. No comment from Hawks

Carrasco goes the distance in win
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The Indians and Athletics started with a bang and ended with a whimper. All 4 runs in Cleveland's 3-1 win came in the first inning, as Carlos Carrasco retired the last 24 batters he faced on the way to a 2-hit, 1-run complete game.

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Castro makes throw from on bended knee
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Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro had to leave his feet to make this stop. But that wasn't an issue.

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Ruben Tejada gets his Derek Jeter on
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The Mets SS made a nice backhanded scoop and followed it with a beautiful jump-throw to second to get the force out on Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko.

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Dozier takes a dive to get the out
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Twins 2B Brian Doizer made a great grab and throw to first base for the out in the top of the second inning against the Mariners.

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Why NBA's free agency spendfest erupted
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This summer sparked an NBA feeding frenzy of epic proportions, with teams tossing around eight-figure contracts like parade confetti. Front offices managed to commit over $2 billion in future player salaries in just 10 days. But why? A dollar now = 58 cents later

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Sabathia sent to hospital after loss

Yankees SP C.C. Sabathia suffered from dehydration after New York's 7-6 loss to the Rangers, according to manager Joe Girardi. Girardi told reporters that the dehydration came on after the game and did not affect Sabathia during the contest.

Hamilton the hero in Rangers' win
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Texas and New York went back and forth for much of the night, but Josh Hamilton's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Rangers past the Yankees 7-6.

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Giants unsure of extent of JPP injury
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Giants president John Mara said of the injured Jason Pierre-Paul: "We don't know how extensive the damage is, that's the problem. I don't know how many fingers he has."

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Kings to add Lieberman as assistant
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The Kings are reportedly adding Nancy Lieberman as an assistant coach. The 57-year-old Hall of Famer would become the NBA's second female assistant coach, joining Becky Hammon of the Spurs.

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Jets DL charged with resisting arrest

Sheldon Richardson, who is already suspended 4 games for marijuana use, was charged in connection with a high-speed street race in which he was clocked going as fast as 143 mph. A probable cause statement released by police said Richardson endangered the welfare of a child in the first degree, as a 12-year-old child was in the vehicle. 12 days after ban

Twins crush Mariners, but don't get cycle
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Eddie Rosario finished a single shy of the cycle and drove in 3 runs to help the Twins snap a four-game skid with a 9-5 win. Minnesota had lost 10 of its previous 12.

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