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Edes: Sox top prospect Owens has tall task

Henry Owens' debut tonight in the Bronx brings back memories of Billy Rohr's magnificent debut back in 1967, Gordon Edes writes.

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Fantasy Football: The 'No Respect' Team

What proven performers are not getting the respect they deserve in fantasy football ahead of the 2015 season? KC Joyner identifies five, including New York Giants QB Eli Manning.

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10hRyan McGee

Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Watkins Glen

The guy who finished 42nd is No. 1. The driver who finished first at Pocono on Sunday? He's just fifth. How does that work? It's a whole different calculus to put Kevin Harvick on top in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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2hGerry Hamilton

Five summer recruiting trends

Here are five trends to watch with national signing day for the Class of 2016 seven months away.

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Cubs extend lead in Pittsburgh
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A Starlin Castro RBI double and David Ross RBI single in the third put the Cubs up 3-0 over the Pirates. The Cubs are looking for their sixth straight win as they battle for an NL wild card spot. Follow live

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Tanaka Tuesday bad news so far for Sawx
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Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka has limited the visiting Red Sox to just one hit through four innings. Mark Teixeira's RBI single in the first stands as the game's lone run. Follow live

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Nationals jump out to quick lead in 1st

Yunel Escobar led off the game with a HR, and Washington added 2 more runs on RBIs from Ryan Zimmerman and Jayson Werth for an early 3-0 lead over the Diamondbacks. They could have had more runs but Max Scherzer made the last out with the bases loaded. Follow live

Perez has Justin Verlander's number

Salvador Perez is 2-for-2 with 3 RBIs after hitting his team-high 16th HR this season in the fourth to put the Royals up 3-0 against the Tigers. He's now 17-37 (.459) with 13 RBI against Verlander in his career. That's his highest BA, RBIs and hits against any pitcher with at least 10 PA. Follow live

Donaldson, Tulo go deep for Blue Jays

First 3B Josh Donaldon's solo shot to left made it 1-0 in the first, then SS Troy Tulowitzki's solo homer made it 2-0 in the third vs. the Twins. Toronto is looking for its third straight win. Follow live

Ray Rice: 'I'm a rehabilitated man'
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Rice told Outside the Lines: "Domestic violence is real. It happens every 12 seconds as we speak. ... I think that that issue alone with me in my situation, having the video -- that puts a lot in perspective. That vivid memory, obviously, that was the worst decision I've ever made in my life."

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Kang drills Russell at home to save run

Cubs LF Chris Denorfia doubled to center in the second, and 2B Addison Russell tried to score on the hit -- but Andrew McCutchen slid to stop the ball and threw to SS Jung Ho Kang, who launched a perfect bouncing throw home to end the inning. The Cubs lead 1-0. Follow live

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Yunel Escobar with leadoff bomb to straightaway CF. Crowd: "N-A-T-S...Nats, Nats, Nats...whoo!!!" Nats 1, Dbacks 0

Rollins gets standing ovation in return
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Jimmy Rollins led off the game for the Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park, but not before the former Phillie was given a lengthy ovation by the fans and his former teammates. Rollins, who struck out, spent the first 15 years of his career in Philadelphia. Follow live

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Reds race out to early lead over Cards

Cincinnati got RBI hits from Jay Bruce, Marlon Byrd and Eugenio Suarez off John Lackey to open up a 3-0 edge over St. Louis in the first inning. Lackey hadn't allowed as many as 3 ERs in his previous 9 starts. Follow live

OTD: Watch Ryan pummel Ventura
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On Aug. 4, 1993, Nolan Ryan showed why, even at 46 years old, it was never smart to test the flamethrower. Just ask then 26-year-old Robin Ventura.

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Baseball's rain delay shenanigans
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Human bowling. Giant slip and slides. Bill Murray running across the tarp. If you can dream it, it can be done during a rain delay.

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Buckeyes scared silly in prank

A week after someone posed as a mannequin and scared QB Cardale Jones, the team was at it again with another straight-to-YouTube release. And, like all sequels, things get a little more racy. Locker room antics 2.0

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Tom Brady appeal transcript released

Takeaways from 457-page transcript:

  • Brady denies tampering with footballs in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Brady said he wasn't aware of PSI until after a Jets game in 2014
  • Neither he nor his lawyers were told that not providing his cellphone would be deemed as a lack of cooperation with a penalty
  • Brady's attorneys did provide copies of his emails to the league

Texans to bring in Pierre Thomas for visit

Houston will work out the former Saints RB on Wednesday as it looks for ways to replace Arian Foster, who may miss the start of the season with a groin injury.

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Eddie Matz @ESPNeddiematz

Strange but true: In 9 starts after Nats loss, Max Scherzer is 2-5 w/3.90 ERA. In other 12 starts, he's 9-3 with a 1.17. He goes tonight.

Jessica Eye-Julianna Pena added to UFC 192

Eye lost to Miesha Tate in a No. 1 contender's match last month, while Pena beat Milana Dudieva in April in her first match back from a serious knee injury. The women's bantamweight fight will take place on Oct. 3.

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