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Dodgers' lead grows behind Greinke

The Dodgers extended their lead to 5 1/2 games over the Giants in the NL West as Zack Greinke allowed just one run over 7 1/3 innings Tuesday night.

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#NFLRANK: The top 100 players

Who is the best player in the NFL: J.J. Watt or Aaron Rodgers? Our 70-plus voters settled that and plenty of other debates in this year's ranking of the top 100 players.

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RB Jackson slams Bills general manager Whaley

In thanking fans for their support over his nine-year career, ex-Bills running back Fred Jackson also took a parting shot at general manager Doug Whaley in an interview with The Buffalo News.

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Texans owner: Watt wouldn't destroy phone

Texans owner Bob McNair said J.J. Watt would not have destroyed his cellphone if faced with the same situation as the Patriots' Tom Brady in his dispute with the NFL over deflated footballs.

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Garber: Kyrgios own worst enemy in Open exit

We've come to expect antics and outbursts from Nick Kyrgios when he's on the court. But there were flashes of brilliance in his four-set loss against Andy Murray that the Aussie could build on.

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24mDavid Schoenfield

Time to worry about Johnny Cueto?

The early returns on Johnny Cueto indicated the Royals had their No. 1 starter, but his last three starts might tell a different story.

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Clark: Trent Richardson is the worst RB of all time (3:26)
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Tough to be a vegan NFL player? (1:07)
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Browns need to be patient with Manziel (0:47)
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Winners and losers of the transfer window (8:52)
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D-Wade shows no mercy in game of dodgeball (0:14)
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She just landed a 'triple-revolution' soccer trick (0:26)
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Dantonio's cellphone goes off during news conference (0:20)
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Skip finds Luck's 'salty' comment laughable (3:40)
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14hGary West

West: Pharoah's, Spieth's careers run parallel

After Jordan Spieth missed the cut last week at the Barclays, retirement wasn't even mentioned. That was one of the few ways in which his week differed from American Pharoah's.

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Goins makes dazzling catch on the run
MLB 

The Blue Jays' Ryan Goins ran more than 124 feet to track down a ball in foul territory, where he made an over-the-shoulder grab. Oh, and he hit a walk-off HR in a 5-3 win in extra innings.

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Spieth throws out first pitch at Fenway
MLB 

Golfer Jordan Spieth tossed some high heat before the Yankees-Red Sox game.

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MLB 

Wake up, Nick!
Tennis 

Nick Kyrgios may or may not have fallen asleep between sets during his first-round match against Andy Murray at the US Open. Maybe the nap worked. He won the third set, after dropping the first two.

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Tennis 

ICYMI: Wiggins' posterizing slam
NBA 

Canada's Andrew Wiggins attacked the rim and put Andres Nocioni on a poster, but Nocioni got the last laugh as Argentina defeated Canada at FIBA Americas.

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Rockies turn triple play in 9th
MLB 

With Paul Goldschmidt at the plate, the Diamondbacks sent the runners on 1st and 2nd on the pitch. That worked out well ... for the Rockies, who ended the inning in an instant.

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MLB 

J.J. Watt named top player in #NFLRank

It was Watt, not MVP Aaron Rodgers, who grabbed the top spot in our #NFLRANK Top 100 players. But this is not an MVP vote; instead players were ranked based on greatness. Where's your favorite player?

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Ronda Rousey accepts marine's invite

A member of the U.S. Marine Corps invited Ronda Rousey by video to the Marine Corps Ball. In a video posted today by TMZ, the UFC champ accepted. Plans for first date? (Watch)

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A-Rod is probably not wild about wild card

All 14 of ESPN's experts have the Blue Jays winning the AL East. But the good news for Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees is that all of the pundits have them in a fear-inducing one-game wild-card playoff. Picks

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Cal Ripken Jr. honored before O's loss
MLB 

Baltimore honored Cal Ripken Jr. on his 20th anniversary of breaking Lou Gehrig's consecutive games streak, but it was the Rays that celebrated all night as J.P. Arencibia drove in six runs in Tampa Bay's 11-2 win.

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Azarenka to official: 'You ever play tennis?'
Tennis 

Victoria Azarenka was not happy with a call during her match at the US Open. She had plenty of words for the chair official, including inquiring if the official ever played the game and then adding "you probably weren't very good."

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Cam's little bro following in his shoes

Panthers QB Cam Newton's younger brother, Cailyn Newton, who is a junior QB at Grady High School, impresses on the field against Washington High School.

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Young one-armed golfer shows off swing
Golf 

Tommy Morrissey, a four-year-old one-armed golfer, shows off his skills on the course.

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Golf 

Tough to be a vegan NFL player?
NFL 

Bears DT David Carter knows all too well. “The hardest part is keeping my weight up above 300 [lbs]. … I feel like my body adapts a lot easier to what I’m doing out there on the field.”

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NFL 

Forecast for US Open: Stars
Tennis 

Al Roker was just one of the many celebrities showing up at Flushing Meadows for the second night of the US Open. Was that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice we saw?

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Tennis 

Harbaugh has message for lip readers
NFL 

Was John Harbaugh dropping F bombs at Jay Gruden on Saturday? Some lip readers think so, but Harbaugh has a message for them: "There's more than one word to the English language that begins with F." Was it 'football?'

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NFL 

Dodge, duck, dip, dive, dodge ... and Dwyane
NBA 

Heat guard Dwyane Wade shows no mercy during this game of dodgeball.

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NBA 

The 73-year-old fighting for Shoeless Joe
MLB 

Arlene Marcley isn't a baseball fan. She doesn't know or care about the statistical benchmarks of a Hall of Fame player. She fell asleep the first time she watched "Field of Dreams." But no one has done more to clear the name of Joe Jackson, who remains banned from baseball and ineligible for the Hall of Fame. Story

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MLB 

Premier League's most intriguing moves
Soccer 

With £870 million spent during the transfer window, the Premier League broke its summer spending record. But big money doesn't always equal a great fit. Which club made the best move? Chelsea, Liverpool tops

Soccer 

Greinke outduels Bumgarner
MLB 

Zack Greinke surrendered one run over 7 1/3 innings and got enough support as Joc Pederson homered off Madison Bumgarner (7 IP, 8 H, 2 ER) in the Dodgers' 2-1 win over the Giants.

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MLB 

'I kind of blacked out running the bases'
MLB 

Blue Jays 2B Ryan Goins after his first career walk-off home run: "I didn’t even feel the water get dumped on me at home plate."

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MLB 

That's not how you play tennis
Tennis 

Nick Kyrgios had a bit of trouble holding onto his racket during a point against Andy Murray, who is dominating their first-round match on ESPN.

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Tennis 

Final: Angels 6, Athletics 2

Kole Calhoun went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs, Matt Shoemaker tossed 7 innings of one-run ball and Los Angeles ended its four-game losing streak. Box score

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