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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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Hawks' rookie is money from half court
NBA 

Second-round pick Marcus Eriksson faces an uphill battle to make the Atlanta roster, but if the Hawks need someone to make a last-second half-court shot, they might want to keep him around.

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NBA 

A 1,368 pound Marlin caught

A marina posted on Facebook that they caught this gigantic fish in Kona, Hawaii. The page says the marlin weighs 1,368 lbs or more than the combined weight of the Miami Marlins starting pitchers (Jose Fernandez, Dan Haren, Tom Koehler, Mat Latos and David Phelps at 1135 lbs),

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Kings to add Lieberman as assistant
NBA 

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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NBA 

Hole-in-one perfect end to a round
Golf 

In his final hole of the day, Rickie Fowler made eagle on the ninth hole at the Quicken Loans National, putting an exclamation point on his opening round.

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Golf 

Daniel Norris: New Tiger, man in the van
MLB 

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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MLB 

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
MLB 

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
MLB 

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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MLB 

Mike Leake heading from Reds to Giants
MLB 

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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MLB 

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
MLB 

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
MLB 

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
MLB 

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
MLB 

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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MLB 

Why NBA's free agency spendfest erupted
NBA 

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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NBA 

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.