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Yankees pound Felix, cruise past Mariners

Mark Teixeira's grand slam capped a Yankees onslaught against Felix Hernandez, who gave up seven runs in 4 2/3 innings and suffered just his second loss.

Historic Road Trip Takes Its Toll (3:22)
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MLB Power Rankings: Week 9

The ultra-consistent Cardinals and the suddenly surging Giants are worthy of being in the top spot in our rankings. Who's No. 1?

VCU clinches its first regional championship (1:41)
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Revamped Mercury set sights on WNBA repeat

After a chaotic offseason, defending WNBA champ Phoenix is an almost entirely different team in 2015. But with a good nucleus still on the roster, the Mercury sure don't sound worried.

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Chadiha: Raiders' Mack just getting started

As a rookie, Khalil Mack proved he can make plays in the NFL. In Year 2, the outside linebacker is poised to be a difference-maker for the Raiders, Jeffri Chadiha writes.


Solo seeks redemption

Growing up, U.S. goalie Hope Solo faced "poverty, neglect, familial mental illness, chronic deception." In soccer, she found respite. And now, she heads to her third World Cup searching for her better self. espnW: Pride. Regret. Hope.

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The Numbers Game

A new graphic shows the best players in NBA history to wear each jersey number. Spoiler: Several league legends were left off the list. Check it out

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LSU OF turns impressive double play
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A diving catch on the warning track wasn't enough for Andrew Stevenson. He fired the ball back to 1st base to double up UNC Wilmington's Gavin Stupienski.

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LeBron: I'm better than ever

Don't pay attention to the postseason career low 42.8% shooting. LeBron James says he's just fine: "If you put everything together as far as my mind, my body, my game. ... This is probably the best I've been."


Devon, Leah still to receive Jimmy V Award

The Bengals DT and his 5-year-old daughter will receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award next month at The ESPYS for the way they have handled Leah's fight with cancer. "This award is a testament to the inspiration Devon and Leah are to all the families who are suffering from similar circumstances," ESPYS executive producer Maura Mandt said. Story

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Olympian Holley Mangold has hops
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Holley Mangold isn't so sure she has perfected the box jump quite the way other notable athletes have. Watch her attempt

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SportsCenter @sportscenter

Shaquille O'Neal says on The Dan Patrick Show that he would pick Kobe Bryant over LeBron James in his prime. "Kobe has that killer instinct."

LeBron and Kyrie's lefts are not all right

Cavs stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, who are both righties, tried shooting left-handed 3-pointers in practice, and the best we can say is one of them managed to draw backboard -- the side of it, anyway.


Forecasting the Stanley Cup finals

If ESPN's expert predictions hold true, we're in for a great series between the Blackhawks and Lightning. Chicago is a popular choice to win, but everyone thinks the series will go at least 6 games. Experts' picks

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It's Hulk at ESPN, brother!

Whatcha gonna do when Hulk Hogan and the Special Olympics run wild on you?! Hulkamania stopped by ESPN on Monday morning as part of the Special Olympics’ Unified Relay Across America. The games begin in 54 days.

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Latest on Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson

Brian Windhorst: "While I expect both of them to be in the lineup and ready to go Thursday night, what you're going to see from either one of them is really anybody's guess at this point."


Kit Kat wants to help Giancarlo Stanton

After teammate Dee Gordon tweeted a photo of Stanton's unique Kit Kat-eating technique earlier Monday, reps from the candy company sent the slugger 432 Kit Kats and some handy instructions to use for practice.


Hawks unveil 'new identity'

Atlanta announced new primary and secondary logos for next season. The secondary logo symbolizes "how the city of Atlanta rose from the ashes to become one of the nation’s leading international cities," the team said.

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Only 1 French Open star falls

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams all played on the same Grand Slam day for the 1st time since 2011 Wimbledon's 4th round. Sharapova was the only one to lose.

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Hoiberg, Thibodeau not similar coaches

ESPN's Bradford Doolittle: "[Fred] Hoiberg is so polar opposite in personality from [Tom] Thibodeau that the buzzword you keep encountering is 'anti-Thibs.' One NBA executive I spoke to raved about Hoiberg, calling him a 'great guy with absolutely no ego.'" Strategy different too (Insider)

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Manziel 'easy target' for some fans

Field Yates on the incident involving a fan and a water bottle: "With Johnny Manziel, every part of his offseason is going to be dissected. The microscope for him is as large [as] probably any other quarterback in the NFL right now."


Baseball Tonight @BBTN

"I think there is a realization among everyone in the game that 162 games in 183 days is one tough schedule" -Commissioner Manfred

After outcry, UAB football coming back

ESPN's Paul Finebaum on OTL: "I've never seen anything quite like this. The people won. The little people. The average guy on the street. Joe Schmo was finally heard."


Where are EPL's minority managers?

Black players make up about a quarter of English Premier League rosters. However, at the end of the past season, just one of the 20 EPL managers was black -- QPR's Chris Ramsey. Why?

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Yankees rough up King Félix in win

Mark Teixeira hit a grand slam off Félix Hernández -- his 6th career home run off him -- as New York chased off the Mariners' ace after 4 2/3 innings and 7 earned runs before cruising to a 7-2 victory. Box score