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Pockrass: Coke 600, All-Star race very different

The Sprint Cup Series drivers compete on back-to-back weekends at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, but the races in some ways couldn't be more different.

Sunday's MLB Highlights

Dozier powers Twins past White Sox (0:43)

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French Open

Halep advances in Paris (0:59)

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SC Featured - Liam Dwyer: Drive (6:38)
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Pitcher pulls off hidden-ball trick (0:26)

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Fan catches bat while holding his beer (0:39)

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Patriots fans hold "Free Tom Brady" rally (0:41)

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Importance of OTAs for Jimmy Garoppolo (1:04)

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UFC 187

Cormier calls out Jon Jones (0:19)

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Brewers pitcher banned 8 games for foreign substance on arm (1:11)

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Shields nearly untouchable through 6

Jimmy Rollins singled in the bottom of the first inning for what is the Dodgers' only hit against James Shields through 6 innings. The Padres starter has 6 strikeouts and 1 walk on 61 pitches, and the Padres lead 10-0. Follow live

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Pirates starters making history

Francisco Liriano struck out 12 Mets today, making him the third straight Pittsburgh SP -- Gerrit Cole (Friday) and A.J. Burnett (Saturday) -- with 10 or more K's. They're the first Pirates trio to accomplish this since 1969.

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Championship matchup a win for lacrosse
NCAA 

"The sport can't lose, because the trophy will come to rest in either Denver or Maryland, one representing uncharted territory for a sport long chastised for its geographic exclusiveness, the other one of the game's hotbeds but bereft of a title for 40 long years." College lacrosse's win-win

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

1995-96 Bulls: 84-11; 1996-97 Bulls' 80-15; 1985-86 Celtics: 79-16; 1971-72 Lakers: 79-16; 1966-67 76ers: 79-16 ... and these 78-17 Warriors

Competitive series are best served cold
NHL 

If you want drama, the NHL conference finals are where it's at. In the NBA, on the other hand, the Vegas underdog has yet to win a single game, and only one game has come down to the final possession so far.

NHL 

Howard: 'I saw quit' from Rockets

Dwight Howard on Houston's embarrassing Game 3 loss: "I saw quit from everybody in the arena. We can't have that. ... If there's any doubt or any disbelief in your spirit, then you might as well say we're finished."

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Padres chase Carlos Frias in the 5th

After scoring 7 runs over their previous 5 games, the Padres’ bats have exploded for 10 runs in the first 5 innings today against the Dodgers. Frias, who had given up 7 earned runs in 24 2/3 innings before today, was on the hook for all of them. Follow live

Liriano, Marte spark Pirates' 9-1 win

Francisco Liriano started the fun with a 6-inning, 12-strikeout performance -- Pittsburgh's third straight SP with 10 or more K's. Starling Marte ended it with a 3-run HR.

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Red manager sounds off on his team
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Bryan Price, who infamously ranted at the media earlier this year, had strong words for his team after they were swept by Cleveland: "I apologize for anyone from Cincinnati that drove up to watch us play. That was brutal. We’re all brutal right now."

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MLB 

An unnerving stat for Irving
NBA 

The Cavs will be hard-pressed to win a title without a healthy Kyrie Irving, but they've done well without their star PG to this point. Really well, in fact.

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Evan Gattis barely missed the cycle
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Gattis singled, tripled and homered but couldn't come up with a double in the Astros' 10-8 win over the Tigers.

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Baseball game ends on hidden-ball trick
High School 

This Colorado high school Class 2A semifinal concluded with a perfectly executed hidden-ball trick by Rye Thunderbolts pitcher Luis Ortiz.

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Horsepower leaves Montoya hoarse

Juan Pablo Montoya on the emotions involved in winning his second career Indianapolis 500: "We put on a hell of a show for the fans today. This is what they come for. ... I'm out of voice, I screamed so loud in the car today."

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Final: Blue Jays 8, Mariners 2
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Edwin Encarnacion demolished a second-deck homer in Toronto's victory.

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Cardinals avoid the I-70 series sweep
MLB 

Matt Carpenter clubbed a two-run HR for the Cardinals, who won 6-1 and salvaged a game versus the Royals. Box score

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MLB 

Reds' defense blows it

Cincinnati made three errors in the field and couldn't get the bats going vs. Trevor Bauer in a 5-2 loss to the Tribe.

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Justin Upton already with career day

San Diego's LF has tied his career high with 6 RBIs and it's only the 2nd inning. Upton hit a grand slam to center in his first at-bat and followed with a 2-run double in his next plate appearance. The Padres lead 8-0 over the Dodgers. Follow live