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A-Rod turns 40 as Yanks tangle with Rangers

At one of his old stomping grounds, Alex Rodriguez celebrates his 40th birthday and looks to keep the Yankees well positioned atop the AL East standings (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Ehalt: Monmouth Park prepares for Pharoah

American Pharoah might be the only personality that could outdraw Bruce Springsteen at the Jersey Shore this weekend. Monmouth Park prepares for a record crowd to come out to see the Triple Crown champ.

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Source: Ex-Dolphins OT Martin (back) to retire

Panthers offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, the player that was at the center of the Richie Incognito bullying scandal in Miami, plans to retire from the NFL, according a source.

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Vikings OC: Bridgewater can be a 'top-flight' QB

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who counts Troy Aikman, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers among his pupils, believes Teddy Bridgewater has the tools to be a "topflight" QB.

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Source: Dellavedova agrees to return to Cavs

The Cavaliers have agreed to bring back guard Matthew Dellavedova, who accepted Cleveland's one-year qualifying offer following his memorable postseason performance.

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MLB Power Rankings: Week 17

While the Cardinals continue to own the top spot in our rankings, the surging Giants are among the top five teams for the first time in seven weeks.


Tigers get one back on Rays

Yoenis Cespedes hit his 16th HR of the season in 7th to put Detroit on the board but couldn't scratch out any more runs. Tampa Bay leads 3-1 in the 7th. Follow live

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David Ortiz has 14 straight 20-HR seasons Only longer streaks Hank Aaron 20 Babe Ruth 16 A-Rod 15 Barry Bonds 15 Willie Mays 15

Bethe Correia has shot against Rousey

Chael Sonnen says Bethe Correia has earned her shot by beating Ronda Rousey's friends: "She can outstrike Ronda if she can get inside, especially when it comes to body shots."


Scoreless through 8 at Camden Yards

The Braves have six hits and the O's have three heading to the ninth in tonight's series opener. Orioles starter Kevin Gausman allowed six hits and fanned five over a career high 7 2/3 IP, while Braves starter Alex Wood struck out seven over 7 1/3 IP. First team to score wins? Follow live


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Braves' RHP Frasor walking Chris Davis with 2 outs, runner on 2nd. To get to Machado. This. Should. Be. Interesting.

Larkin responds to Jackson's jab

In Part 5 of The Phil Files, Phil Jackson said of then-Knicks PG Shane Larkin: "Unfortunately, Shane hasn't grown any since the start of the season." Larkin responded on Twitter: "couldn't grow in an offense I wasn't comfortable in. All good. No shade. Glad I'm across the river now. Wish them luck." The Phil Files

Cardinals hire first woman coach

Jen Welter will be part of Arizona's coaching staff during the preseason, working with inside linebackers. She previously both coached and played linebacker and special teams for the Texas Revolution in the men's Indoor Football League. Welter also played LB for the Dallas Diamonds of the Women's Football Alliance, winning four titles.

Didi goes deep

Didi Gregorius ties the score with a 2-run HR, part of a 3-run 3rd-inning rally to give the Yankees the lead over the Rangers.


CarGo gives Rockies early lead over Cubs

Carlos Gonzalez put Colorado on the board first with a 2-run HR in the 3rd inning off Kyle Hendricks. Gonzalez now has five HRs in his past four games. Follow live

Yankees grab lead on Rangers

New York answered Texas quickly, as Didi Gregorious tied the score with a 2-run HR in the 3rd and Chris Young broke the deadlock with a sacrifice fly. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Kendrys Morales gives Royals insurance

After Eric Hosmer's RBI single in the 5th, the Royals DH hit his 26th double of the season, scoring Lorenzo Cain and Hosmer to put Kansas City up 7-1 over the Indians. Follow live

Leaping Leonys

Rangers CF Leonys Martin takes a HR away from the Yankees' Mark Teixeira in the 2nd inning.


Rangers jump out first against Yankees

Texas scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning off Ivan Nova on RBIs from Elvis Andrus and Leonys Martin, who earlier robbed Mark Teixeira of a homer. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Faces of the finish line

Charmaine Goh of Singapore celebrates at the end of the 100 meters at the Special Olympics World Games. Check out the other faces of accomplishment. At the finish line

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Manute Bol's Son Can Ball Like a Guard

Bol Bol is 6-foot-10 and 15 years old, but he isn't just a rim protector -- as his latest mixtape filled with jumpers, 3s and coast-to-coast buckets shows. Watch


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Andrelton Simmons reaches on IF 1B. That makes 6 hits total in BAL/ATL. Half of the infield variety. So much for the ball carrying in summer

Bird: MJ would kill me now

Pacers president Larry Bird told "The Dan Patrick Show" that Michael Jordan would beat him if they played 1-on-1 now: "I'm 40 pounds more than I was when I played, I'm broken down. I really don't care like I used to."

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After substituting a human where a mannequin usually stands, we now know which of the title-winning football players are the most easily scared (QB Cardale Jones) and which aren't (LB Raekwon McMillan). Got 'em!

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