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Q&A: Who makes guest list at Joe Maddon's ultimate dinner party?

Joe Maddon takes a break from managing the Chicago Cubs to discuss ideal dinner guests, old-school rules and the most dominant teams he has seen.

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What's wrong with the Yankees? Quite a bit

The Yankees have stumbled to an 8-16 start, their worst through 24 games since 1991, and they sit in last place in the AL East. So how have the Bronx Bombers become the Bronx Bummers? Let us count the ways.

Correa over Harper, Trout, and Machado (1:37)
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Tim Kurkjian short stories: Torii Hunter's shoes

Former Twins center fielder Torii Hunter was so insistent that his shoes remain spotless that if they got dirty during a game, he'd head back into the clubhouse to clean them.

Samardzija gets so mad he breaks his bat over his knee (0:23)
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Red Sox stymied by streaking White Sox

Even with knuckleballer Steven Wright delivering a winnable game on Tuesday night, the offense-throttling White Sox kept the Red Sox in check.

Kurkjian: It's ridiculous what Arrieta is doing (1:01)
Roark's pitch goes just a bit outside (0:17)
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Big Papi to play himself in movie "Patriots Day"

Red Sox DH David Ortiz will play himself in "Patriots Day" and reenact his speech in Fenway Park just days after the Boston Marathon terrorist attack.

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Have a night, Justin Smoak!

Justin Smoak became the first Toronto Blue Jays player to tie it in the ninth with a home run and win it in the 10th with a home run.

93-year-old woman tosses out first pitch at Brewers game (0:24)
Dodgers prank Raymond the mascot (0:21)
Is bad blood good for baseball? (2:14)
Why We Love Sports Today: Home run for Maverick (1:14)
The Start of Carlos Correa (0:50)

We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

Wilbon optimistic Yankees can turn it around (1:34)
Olney: Correa always saw himself making it to the MLB (2:22)
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Get yer Dodger Dogs! Snack sold beyond park

Until recently, ready-to-eat Dodger Dogs in the Los Angeles area were only available at Dodger Stadium. Now they can be found at a convenience store.


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Joe Maddon gives an update on Jason Heyward who is missing his third game of the series against the Pirates due to a sore wrist.


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8 HRs and hitting at a .337 clip? Mark Trumbo wants your vote. @Esurance #ASG ballot: MLB.com/vote

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Highest Run Differential Through 25 Games -since 1900 1902 Pirates 97 1905 Giants 94 2016 Cubs 89 1939 Yankees 86

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Phillies: 6 shutouts this season, most in the majors..Yankees: 8-16, worst 24-game start since starting 8-16 in 1991

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Channeling Bo Jackson? ICYMI: Jeff Samardzija got so mad after striking out he broke his bat over his knee. WATCH: es.pn/1NVNBJp