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The beginning of the end for Alex Rodriguez

The New York Yankees benched Alex Rodriguez, who has struggled all season against righties, for the second consecutive day on Monday.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman told me pre-game that he was feeling a little sick with cold-like symptoms; stressed he'd be ready to pitch tonight if called upon.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Including the 2015 season, Yankees are 105-3 when leading after 7 innings, 115-0 when leading after 8

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

July 24, 2014 – Last time the Yankees beat the Rangers at home. Lost all 3G in 2015, equaling their longest home losing streak to the Rangers since the team became the Texas Rangers in 1972.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Fans struggling to find a dry spot at Yankee Stadium. Yankees lead Rangers 5-4 in the bottom of the 6th inning.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Iván Nova's last 7 starts (including tonight) = 30 ER over 39.0 IP – 6.92 ERA

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

I asked GM Brian Cashman if hot hitting outfield prospect Aaron Judge has put himself on the radar to be called up. Cashman didn't sound as if that was an option in the short term. He praised Judge for his improvement, but refused to list Judge as a guy the Yankees were thinking of calling up. Judge has hit six homers in his last 33 at-bats. He is batting .266 with 15 homers, 45 RBIs and an .837 OPS in 72 Triple-A games.

No All-Star starters for Yankees?

In the AL's final ballot update, C Brian McCann (No. 4) and OF Carlos Beltran (No. 10) hold steady in the voting at their positions. The gap between Beltran and a starting outfield spot is just over one millions votes. Voting ends June 30.

Yankees stay put at No. 16 in rankings

New York went 3-2 at home this past week to get to 37-37. The club will now host the Texas Rangers for four games before heading back out on the road to finish the first half. Power Rankings

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees-Rangers set to start at 7:25 after what is expected to be a brief weather delay.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Sources say Yankees-Rangers will not start on time. Weather delay expected.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant wouldn't say whether he will meet with the Knicks but he did say he's "excited" to see how Derrick Rose does in New York and that Carmelo Anthony has long been "like my big brother" since he was in high school. When asked whether Rose, Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis make the Knicks more appealing, Durant said, "I haven't really thought about that. They obviously have a good team now with D-Rose, Melo and Porzingis. I am going to talk to my team and we will figure things out but right now it is kind of hard to say."

Mets slide down to No. 10 in rankings

The Mets have chalked up three losses to the Braves since Sunday, June 19. The club will now face a tough stretch of competition, starting with a trip to Washington to face the division-leading Nationals. Power Rankings

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Sometime after the Kings announced they'd drafted Georgios Papagiannis in the first round, DeMarcus Cousins tweeted, "Lord give me strength" accompanied by a "prayer hands" emoji. Most interpreted this tweet as Cousins expressing displeasure with the pick. Cousins explained it differently on Monday. "Bad timing," he said at the USA Basketball event in New York to unveil the Olympic roster. So, what was the tweet in reference to? "It sounds ridiculous, but I was in a hot sculpting class. Yeah, I'm busted."

Who should start for Team USA? (1:19)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Zack Wheeler played catch at 90 feet on Monday in Port St. Lucie for the first time since receiving a cortisone injection last week. He reported no difficulty, assistant GM John Ricco said.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets worked out Yulieski Gourriel on Monday for 90 minutes in Port St. Lucie. Sandy Alderson was on hand.

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