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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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Pryor: I didn't pull anything (0:57)
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47mMichael DiRocco

Jags GM: Banned Blackmon unlikely to return

GM David Caldwell said Tuesday the Jaguars have had no contact with Justin Blackmon and believe it is unlikely the former first-round pick will play in the NFL again.

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LeBron questionable for Team USA (1:44)
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Sports Matter: Episode 1 presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods (4:00)
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Cole talks proposing to Brandon Crawford's sister (1:46)
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2hKC Joyner

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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Hernandez's lawyer can't question tipster

Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are asking a judge to toss out evidence seized from an SUV authorities say Hernandez was in when he fatally shot two men over a spil

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30 for 30 Shorts: Brave in the Attempt (23:42)
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Franklin: 'Excited' for season (3:01)
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Most overrated, underrated college football teams (1:26)
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AL wild-card predictions (1:07)
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6hRyan 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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Highlights: Real Madrid 2-0 Tottenham (1:18)
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House of shoes (0:45)
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Kennedy watches wife give birth on FaceTime (1:42)
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Face to Face with Hannah Storm (1:19)
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Pete Rose: 'I'm the best ambassador for baseball' (3:26)
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Greatest rain delay moments (1:28)
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Ray Rice: 'I'm a rehabilitated man'

Former Ravens RB Ray Rice discusses the steps he has taken to rewrite his story after being suspended by the NFL and released by the Ravens for domestic violence. Watch the full interview at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Aaron Sanchez suspended 3 games
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The Blue Jays RHP received the suspension and an undisclosed fine for throwing at the Royals' Alcides Escobar with warnings in place during Sunday's game. The suspension is scheduled to begin tonight vs. the Twins.

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LeBron's Olympic gameplan on hold
NBA 

After spending five of his summers playing for Team USA, Brian Windhorst expects LeBron James to delay his decision to play in the 2016 Olympics until the very last moment.

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This is SportsCenter: Yasiel Puig
MLB 

The Dodgers OF doesn't only have walk-up music during home games -- he also has it during staff meetings. Stan Verrett tried to follow suit. It didn't work so well.

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Johnson Takes On Fan in 'Fifa'

Chad Johnson was bored on Monday, so he traveled to a fan's house to challenge him in a video game battle. Check it out

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ICYMI: Rousey-Correia claymation

Bethe Correia was a lot of talk before her UFC 190 fight against Ronda Rousey. But once she got in the ring, it was lights out.

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Life of a rookie at NFL training camp
NFL 

Browns undrafted WR Shane Wynn gets the rookie treatment when he has to carry the jerseys and pads of his teammates off the practice field today.

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NFL 

Remembering the Ryan-Ventura fight
MLB 

Nolan Ryan's famous fight with Robin Ventura happened 22 years ago today. Did you know that the 46-year-old wasn't ejected for throwing these punches? Other fight facts

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MLB 

Hey MJ, What are thoooose?
NBA 

Coming at Michael Jordan -- he of 29 shoes bearing his name -- about his kicks is never a good idea. This kid learned that after trying to shoe-check MJ at his own camp. MJ vs. camper

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NBA 

When a walk-in closet just won't work
NBA 

LaMarcus Aldridge just built a house in Dallas with a "massive" closet -- but it wasn't big enough for his shoes. So what's a guy with more than 150 pairs to do? "I'm in the process of building a separate house behind my house just for shoes, like a showroom," Aldridge told Slam Magazine.

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NBA 

Spieth gearing up for 3rd major title
Golf 

Jordan Spieth posted these Instagram images of his practice round at Whistling Straits, the site of next week's PGA Championship.

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Golf 

Cristiano Ronaldo buys friend an island
Soccer 

If you're Jorge Mendes, being Ronaldo's friend and agent has a lot of perks. Mendes got married Sunday and Ronaldo was the best man in the truest sense of the word: He bought Mendes a Greek island. How much?

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Soccer 

CFL player forgets how to football
CFL 

Toronto's A.J. Jefferson forgot to receive the onside kick, so Hamilton's Brandon Stewart recovered the ball untouched and took it all the way in for a TD.

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The resurgent Mets
MLB 

Pedro Gomez describes the domino effect that has overtaken the Mets with the acquisitions of Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson.

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Big man in a tiny car
NFL 

John Urschel is 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, but that doesn't the Ravens guard from driving a teeny compact car. 'My dream car'

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NFL 

Watch: Audi Cup on ESPN2
Soccer 

Bayern Munich has a one-goal lead over AC Milan at the half thanks to this Juan Bernat goal.

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OTD: Watch Ryan pummel Ventura
MLB 

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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Kobe: This could be my last season
NBA 

"I try to strip it down to the simplest form. Either I like playing some more or I don't. But I think that decision needs to be made after the season. It's hard to make a decision like that before the season." (via Yahoo! Sports)

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NBA 

Happy 54th birthday, POTUS!

And may the White Sox beat the Rays tonight as a gift.

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One month post ACL reconstructive surgery and two meniscal repairs. Cried happy tears!

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Hard to argue against Arian Foster
NFL 

The numbers are in Foster's favor as the best back in football in the last 5 years.

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Texans' Foster may miss start of season
NFL 

Houston is concerned that Arian Foster will need surgery after the star RB suffered a groin injury Monday night, according to ESPN's Tania Ganguli and media reports.

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NFL 

Some interesting family dynamics
MLB 

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole is engaged -- to Amy Crawford, sister of Giants SS Brandon Crawford. Cole explains how Amy decides who to root for.

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