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Red Sox lefty stymies Rangers in debut

Josh Hamilton had two hits and an RBI in his first home game since rejoining the Rangers, but Eduardo Rodriguez stole the show with 7 2/3 shutout innings in his first MLB start.

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Peterson sounds off on Vikes' contract stance

In a string of tweets on Thursday afternoon, running back Adrian Peterson said NFL players should have the same kind of fully guaranteed contracts that players in other sports receive.

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Time for some fearless predictions!

Among the predictions: the San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford will win the NL MVP award and the Los Angeles Dodgers will pick up Aroldis Chapman.

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7hLynn Olszowy

Grandmothers power LeBron James fan club

The LeBron James Grandmothers' Fan Club is just what the name implies. None of the women is related to James, but they are all grandmothers who feel a special bond with the Cavs' forward.

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Dwyane Wade, Pat Riley at crossroads

Will the two Heat mainstays stick together in Miami, or will a superstar on the decline opt out of the $16.1 million left on his deal and bolt?

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5hEric Sorenson

Keep your eyes on these regionals

The NCAA baseball tournament begins this weekend with the regional round. As always things won't go as planned for all of the favorites. Check out which roads will be the toughest to navigate.

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Taylor made: Kanaan gets pop star paint job

Add former Indianapolis 500 champ Tony Kanaan to the list of fans who just can't shake off Taylor Swift as his car at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will feature a Swift-themed paint scheme.

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Giants plate 6 in the 8th to pull away

Joe Panik's two-run double jump started a 6-run inning for the Giants. Brandon Cunniff relieved Shelby Miller to start the 8th, but lasted just one out and was charged with 5 earned runs. Trailing 7-0, Atlanta needs a big rally in the top of the 9th.

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Corey Kluber has 50 strikeouts over his past four games. He'll be right there in the Cy Young conversation by season's end.

Kluber still sitting batters down

With 12 K's tonight, Corey Kluber reached double-digit strikeouts for the 3rd time in his past 4 starts, and it's his 15th game with 10 strikeouts over the past 2 seasons. That's 3 more than any other pitcher in the majors in that span. Follow live

Angels stretch lead in the 6th

The Angels plated 3 more in the 6th off of 3 hits. L.A. sent Tigers SP Buck Farmer packing on 5 IP, 9 hits and 7 earned runs for his efforts. Follow live

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Pirates pick up 4 more

The Pirates plated 4 more runs in the 6th off of 4 hits to take an 11-4 lead over the Padres. Andrew McCutchen is up to 3 hits and 2 RBIs on the night and Pittsburgh has netted at least a run in 5 of the 6 innings played. Follow live

Lonely walk to the dugout for Farmer

After loading the bases, Buck Farmer gave up an infield single to Matt Joyce, scoring Albert Pujols. That was all the Tigers could take as Farmer has been relieved by Angel Nesbitt. The Angels lead the Tigers 5-1 in the bottom of the 6th. Follow live

Lawrie HR off Sabathia ties game

Brett Lawrie drilled a CC Sabathia pitch deep to left for a 2-run homer in bottom of the 6th, pulling the Athletics even with the Yankees 3-3 entering the 7th. Follow live

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Belt made really good contact in all 3 ABs, Maybin had to make a great play in one, no shock to see him crush that pitch into the seats.

Giants' Belt opens scoring in 7th inning

Braves starter Shelby Miller was rolling before Brandon Belt crushed an opposite field home run to break the deadlock. It's Belt's 6th homer of the year and his 2nd in 3 games. Follow live

Corey Kluber heating up

The Indians ace struck out the side in the bottom of the 5th -- including MLB HR co-leader Nelson Cruz to end the frame --and has 8 K's through 5 innings. Cleveland leads Seattle 4-1 entering the 6th. Follow live

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Kanaan gets car Swift, as in Taylor
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Former Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan will feature the pop superstar on this sick car for the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Kanaan said: "I'm hoping that some of Taylor's luck we saw last weekend at the Billboard Music Awards will carry over with me into our doubleheader in Detroit."

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Angels get a run back

Johnny Giavotella got his first extra-base hit in 21 days, a triple, and scored on an Erick Aybar squeeze. But Aybar grabbed his left hamstring running up the first-base line, coming out of the game. The Angels stretch their lead to 4-1 over the Tigers. Follow live

Padres get on the board

Justin Upton led off the bottom of the 4th with a single and that bore fruit as Cory Spangenberg managed to bring Upton home. Will Middlebrooks' single to left added a Derek Norris run, but the Padres still trail the Pirates 7-2 through 4. Follow live

A-Rod ties Bonds on RBIs list

Since Elias began recognizing RBIs as an official stat in 1920, only Hank Aaron has more than Alex Rodriguez. With a 5th-inning sac fly, A-Rod tied Barry Bonds for 2nd all-time with 1,996. Aaron has the most with 2,297. Follow live

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McCutchen tacks on to Pirates' lead

Andrew McCutchen hit a ground rule double to deep center. McCutchen's second hit of the night brought Francisco Cervelli home as the Pirates lead the Padres 7-0 in the 4th. Follow live

Orozco, Santos rout Querétaro 5-0
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Santos wasn't finished after Javier Orozco's first-half hat trick. Orozco added his 4th goal in the 63rd minute and Diego González found the back of the net as 8th-seeded Santos jumped out to a commanding lead after the first leg of the Liga MX final. Recap

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