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'Strikeouts are sexy' but these pitchers are succeeding without K's

June 14, 2018 - 9:11am
In an era so filled with whiffs that it's pushing Nolan Ryan himself down all-time lists, pitching to contact still exists.
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Time machine: Belichick takes Pats to the past

June 14, 2018 - 9:10am
Bill Belichick created an environment in which Patriots players were going back in time during this week's OTAs.
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Cleveland's bullpen proves the baseball gods are cruel

June 14, 2018 - 8:17am
The difference between a historically good pen (Indians, 2017) and a historically bad one (Indians, 2018) is the stuff of front-office nightmares.
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Juan Soto best of baseball's great rookie class

June 14, 2018 - 1:30am
Which talented rookie will be the biggest star? With respect to Shohei Ohtani, Gleyber Torres and Ronald Acuna Jr., we'll take the Nats' Juan Soto.
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Nats' Soto, 19, puts on show with 2 HRs in N.Y.

June 14, 2018 - 12:24am
Nationals rookie Juan Soto, 19, has been a big leaguer for only a month, but with his pair of home runs in a 5-4 road win over the Yankees, he became just the fourth teenager to have a multihomer game at any iteration of Yankee Stadium.
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Kemp, Chirinos ejected after home plate scuffle

June 13, 2018 - 11:39pm
A collision at home plate resulted in Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos both being ejected from Wednesday night's game at Dodger Stadium.
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Surprise offseason standouts to know for all 32 NFL teams

June 13, 2018 - 11:34pm
Former top-10 pick Kevin White is on his last shot in Chicago. He's not the only near-bust who has had a strong summer.
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Follow live: Russia, Saudi Arabia open World Cup play

June 13, 2018 - 11:12pm
Saudi Arabia looks to be the first team to inflict defeat on the host nation.
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Follow live: Big names primed to make noise at U.S. Open

June 13, 2018 - 10:50pm
Rory McIlroy, Phil Michelson and Jordan Spieth highlight the morning round, with Tiger Woods teeing off in the afternoon in one of the toughest tests since his return.
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Most Capitals would accept White House invite

June 13, 2018 - 10:31pm
T.J. Oshie and Brooks Orpik are among a majority of Capitals who told the Washington Post that, if invited, they'd accept an invitation to visit the White House from President Donald Trump.
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Donovan played essential role in growth of women's basketball

June 13, 2018 - 10:07pm
At 6-foot-8, Anne Donovan never wanted to stand out. But as a player and coach, she bridged the AIAW and NCAA and helped grow the U.S. national team.
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Sources: Lakers ask Ball, Kuzma to tone it down

June 13, 2018 - 7:44pm
Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma have agreed to tone down their joking insults of each other on social media after the Lakers spoke to the players, sources tell ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Ohm Youngmisuk.
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Donovan, women's basketball legend, dies at 56

June 13, 2018 - 7:41pm
Anne Donovan, who won an Olympic gold medal as a player in 1984 and 1988 and also guided the WNBA's Seattle Storm to a title as a coach in 2004, died of heart failure Wednesday. She was 56.
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GGG, Alvarez finalize deal for Sept. 15 rematch

June 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
After missing an initial deadline, promoters for Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez worked a little overtime to finalize their rematch.
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Ranking CFB's easiest nonconference schedules

June 13, 2018 - 6:44pm
Three Big Ten teams and three SEC teams -- including Alabama and Georgia -- are in the top 10 when it comes to cupcakes, but Oregon is No. 1.
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Roman Reigns wants feud with Daniel Bryan, talks turning heel

June 13, 2018 - 5:27pm
Roman Reigns enjoys the gray area that his character owns, but knows there's a few potential storylines -- like one with Daniel Bryan -- that could greatly change that perspective.
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Rafael Palmeiro looks to rewrite career's end at age 53

June 13, 2018 - 4:52pm
After repeated Hall of Fame snubs and years of bitterness toward the game, Palmeiro wants to play baseball again -- in the majors.
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Terps' McNair, 19, dies after hospital stay

June 13, 2018 - 4:45pm
Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who was hospitalized and received a liver transplant after an organized team workout earlier this month, died on Wednesday, executive athletic director Damon Evans said in a statement released by the school.
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MLS pushes on as globe gazes on World Cup

June 13, 2018 - 4:45pm
MLS will take break for the World Cup, as the globe fixates on Russia 2018. And while that's unfortunate for the league, there isn't much it can do.
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Pique cites Michigan hoops after Spain fire coach

June 13, 2018 - 4:43pm
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