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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.

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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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Pederson averages longest long ball

Including his 450-foot home run tonight, Joc Pederson's average home run distance is an MLB-high 422 feet (min. 8 HR). Lucas Duda's average ranks second (421 feet), and Giancarlo Stanton and Prince Fielder are tied for third (420 feet).

Hoiberg's college legacy untarnished

Fred Hoiberg rebuilt Iowa State, his alma mater, achieving plenty in a short stretch. Now it seems time for a new challenge with the Chicago Bulls. But "The Mayor" should leave Ames with a new nickname among Cyclones fans, Myron Medcalf writes: 'The Prince'

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Seattle Mariners @Mariners

Another clean frame for King Felix. He has thrown 21 pitches in 3 innings, 18 for strikes. Pretty good.

Former Marlins closer sent to Double-A

Steve Cishek went to Double-A Jacksonville after Miami's 5-1 loss to the Cubs tonight. Cishek saved 73 games from 2013-14, but lost his closer's job early this year.

Houston Astros @astros

Gattis with the seeing-eye RBI single to right to drive home two runs! Tucker out at third. #Astros lead 5-2 after 7 innings complete.

Road to the Finals: New year, new hope

Cleveland got off to a rough start this season. After the New Year, though, the Cavaliers shook up the roster. And with a healthy LeBron James leading the way, the team started to click at just the right time.

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Belt belts double to put Giants on top

Brandon Belt hit his 16th double this season to right field to score 2 runs in the first inning against the visiting Pirates. Belt has 24 RBIs on the season. Follow live

Deep Freese gets Angels on the board

Alex Colome's given up a hit in each inning so far in Los Angeles, but the most recent hit from the Angels was a David Freese solo HR to left-center, breaking a scoreless tie in the bottom of the second against the Rays. Follow live

Hope Solo: I own my mistakes
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"People think I don't take accountability, say I'm blaming everybody else. But they're wrong. I feel shame. I feel shame for it all," Solo told espnW. Read the story

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Bulls expected to hire Hoiberg Tuesday

Chicago is making a "major announcement" at 3 p.m. ET, the expectation being that the team will reveal the hiring of Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg informed his ISU staff and players of his decision Monday before boarding a plane for Chicago, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

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A first for Kershaw at the plate

SP Clayton Kershaw recorded his first career 3-hit game with an RBI single to push the Dodgers lead to 4-2 in the sixth inning, ending Rockies SP Kyle Kendrick's night after 5 1/3 IP. RHP Christian Friedrich relieved Kendrick and gave up a 3-run HR to Joc Penderson on his fifth pitch. Follow live

Pitchers duel in St. Louis

The Cardinals' Jaime Garcia just completed his 7th inning with only one run allowed. But Mike Fiers' 6 shutout innings have the Brewers up 1-0 in the bottom of the 7th. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Dodgers retake lead vs. Rockies

Andre Ethier, who hit a solo HR in the second inning, led off the sixth inning with a triple. Enrique Hernandez brought him home a batter later with an RBI single to give L.A. a 3-2 lead, although Hernandez was subsequently picked off at second. Follow live

Wood brings the wood to help own cause

The Diamondbacks intentionally walked Braves CF Todd Cunningham to face SP Alex Wood, who made them pay with a 2-RBI single in the second inning to break a scoreless tie in Arizona. Andrelton Simmons followed with an RBI single, and Atlanta leads 3-0. Follow live

LeBron and Kyrie's lefts are not all right

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

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Arenado , Rockies knot score at Coors

Clayton Kershaw surrendered his seventh homer this season -- a two-run shot to Nolan Arenado in the fourth inning -- to relinquish the Dodgers' 2-0 lead. Arenado has 13 HRs and 37 RBIs this season. Follow live

Cubs' Hammel shuts down Marlins

Jason Hammel struck out a career-high 11 over 6 2/3 innings to earn his first win since May 8. Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler each had an RBI in the first inning to put Chicago on its way to a 5-1 win.

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