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A-Rod marks birthday with HR in Yankees' win

Alex Rodriguez, celebrating his 40th birthday, hit an opposite-field homer and Didi Gregorius had four RBIs to key the Yankees' victory over the Rangers.

Orioles walk off against Braves (1:02)
Rousey ready to fight Correia (4:42)
Mutombo overcomes adversity to get Congo to Special Olympics (3:46)
Kanye's sky-high mike toss (0:16)
AAU upheaval? (6:58)
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Ehalt: Monmouth Park prepares for Pharoah

American Pharoah might be the only personality that could outdraw Bruce Springsteen at the Jersey Shore this weekend. Monmouth Park prepares for a record crowd to come out to see the Triple Crown champ.

Disc golfer nails it from 177 feet (0:23)
Swaggy P's game-winning crossover 3-pointer (0:24)
De La Hoya on Golovkin-Lemieux (3:40)
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Source: Ex-Dolphins OT Martin (back) to retire

Panthers offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, the player that was at the center of the Richie Incognito bullying scandal in Miami, plans to retire from the NFL, according a source.

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Vikings OC: Bridgewater can be a 'top-flight' QB

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who counts Troy Aikman, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers among his pupils, believes Teddy Bridgewater has the tools to be a "topflight" QB.

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CarGo hits go-ahead HR in 9th

The Cubs headed into the inning with a 7-4 lead, but Daniel Descalso started off the inning with a solo home run, and Carlos Gonzalez hit his second HR of the game to make it 8-7 Rockies. It's CarGo's second straight multi-HR game and third in the last four games. Follow live

Gilbert Arenas: I got banned from the fair

Based on this photo Arenas posted to Instagram, it looks like the offense was an excess of prizes won at the basketball hoops of the Orange County fair. Instant Awesome


What to know: Jen Welter

  • Coached LBs and special teams for the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League this season
  • Suited up as an RB and special teams player for the Revolution in 2014
  • Won 4 titles for the Dallas Diamonds of the Women's Football Alliance
  • Played rugby at Boston College
  • Has Ph.D. in psychology

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Cardinals hire first woman coach

Jen Welter will intern with Arizona's coaching staff during the preseason, working with inside linebackers. It is believed she is the first female to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL.

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Leaping Leonys

Rangers CF Leonys Martin takes a HR away from the Yankees' Mark Teixeira in the 2nd inning.


A-Rod powers Yankees on 40th birthday

Alex Rodriguez hit a major-league record 6th career HR on his birthday, while Didi Gregorius went 3-for-4 with a HR and 4 RBIs in New York's 6-2 win over the Rangers. Box score


White Sox hold on, top Red Sox

Chicago recorded 15 hits to outlast Boston 10-8 in a back-and-forth ballgame at Fenway and take the series opener for its fifth straight win. Adam Eaton finished 3-for-6 with 2 RBIs and a run. Box score


Kolten Wong's slam beats Reds

Wong's fourth-inning grand slam was all the Cardinals needed to beat Cincinnati 4-1. Lance Lynn pitched 7 strong innings to get the win. Box score


The real 'Rocky IV' treatment

Ronda Rousey isn't intimidated by fighting Bethe Correia in Brazil: "If I was really going to make an example out of her and beat her in the most devastating way possible, I'd rather do it in her home country."


Goldschmidt powers D-backs early

Arizona has a 3-0 lead over the Mariners in the second inning, thanks to homers from Paul Goldschmidt and Welington Castillo. Follow live


Manute Bol's Son Can Ball Like a Guard

Bol Bol is 6-foot-10 and 15 years old, but he isn't just a rim protector -- as his latest mixtape filled with jumpers, 3s and coast-to-coast buckets shows. Watch


Highlight: Wieters plays hero in O's win

Catcher Matt Wieters' fourth career walkoff home run in the bottom of the 11th lifted the Orioles past the Braves 2-1.


Leonys Martin has Mark Teixeira's number

The Rangers CF stole a potential homer off the Yankees 1B in the second, and then he threw him out at the plate in the 8th. However, New York has a 6-2 lead. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Highlight: Karns, Casali shine in Rays' win

Nathan Karns gave up just three hits over 6 IP in the Rays' 5-2 win over the Tigers, and Curt Casali hit two dingers.


Shawn Tolleson OK after collision

The Rangers closer is in the bullpen and available tonight vs. the Yankees after colliding with fellow reliever Keone Kela while shagging balls during batting practice. The Yanks lead 6-2 in the 8th. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Orioles walk off in 11th

The Orioles and Braves were scoreless heading into the 9th, and the game headed to extras after both teams found a run. But catcher Matt Wieters' solo homer got the O's the 2-1 win in the 11th. Box score

Highlight: Royals get 60th win of season

The Royals beat the Indians 9-4 behind Eric Hosmer's 3-for-5, four-RBI showing, and Kendrys Morales added three RBIs of his own.


Bird: MJ would kill me now

Pacers president Larry Bird told "The Dan Patrick Show" that Michael Jordan would beat him if they played 1-on-1 now: "I'm 40 pounds more than I was when I played, I'm broken down. I really don't care like I used to." Bird speaks out

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Curt Casali fuels Rays in win

The catcher recorded his first multi-HR game of his career in the 5-2 win over the Tigers, finishing 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Nathan Karns got the win at the Trop. Box score


A great game of keep-away

Namibia's Otja Muraranganda does his best to get the ball from Dikembe Mutombo during the Unified Basketball Game at the Special Olympics World Games.

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