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Near no-no illustrates Carrasco's ability to dominate second half

Carlos Carrasco's near no-hitter showed the Cleveland starter has what it takes to dominate the rest of the season, writes David Schoenfield.

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Source: Mayweather's May haul at least $220M

Floyd Mayweather will earn almost as much for 36 minutes in the ring in May as Tim Duncan has made in his 18-year career with the San Antonio Spurs ($235 million).

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Aldridge not impressed with Lakers
NBA 

At age 29, LaMarcus Aldridge wanted to hear how he could compete for a championship next season with the Lakers during his meeting with the team. Ultimately, Kobe & Co.'s pitch fell short.

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Kobe Bryant sends message on Twitter
NBA 

In the wake of reports that LaMarcus Aldridge was not impressed with the basketball portion of the Lakers' free agency presentation, Kobe Bryant tweeted a not-so-happy meme. Kobe upset with reports?

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LaVine, Wale join 'Lob City'

Reigning NBA slam dunk contest champion Zach LaVine teamed with rapper Wale to throw down a few monster alley-oops at a local gym.

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Awkward! Jim Harbaugh on the Herd
College Football 

Missing: Jim Harbaugh's trademark intensity. Scene of the crime: A visit to the Herd. Said Colin, with his hands in the air: "I've been in the business 10 years folks, and that was a clunker."

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Previewing Wimbledon Day 4
Tennis 

Patrick McEnroe looks at the biggest matches of Day 4 at Wimbledon, which includes Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer.

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Tennis 

5 things we learned Wednesday
Tennis 

The heat took the top story of Wimbledon's Day 3, said ESPN's Peter Bodo and Greg Garber. Another thing we learned, Serena Williams is really, really -- really -- good.

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Countdown to the Body Issue: 5 days
NFL 

Ready, set, hike! 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick posed for the magazine in 2012. The new issue will be released July 6.

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Hey, Shaq -- maybe stick to basketball
NBA 

Is Shaq's golf swing worse than Charles Barkley's? You be the judge.

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Warriors re-sign Green to 5 years, $85M
NBA 

The Warriors have agreed to terms on a five-year, $85 million deal with free agent forward Draymond Green, according to Bleacher Report. Green told the website: "It's been a long journey to get to this point, whether it's always trying to overcome the odds, overcome doubters, but to be in this position, signing back with the Warriors is amazing."

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Kyle Lohse with the takedown!

The Brewers pitcher had a great day at the plate Wednesday, but it almost came at a cost when he ran into the sizable Ryan Howard. Watch

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Now pitching ... Odell Beckham Jr.?
NFL 

The Can-Am League's Rockland Boulders were impressed with the Giants WR's pitching at a celebrity softball game. Said GM Shawn Reilly: "We think that getting experience pitching to professional hitters will give him the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Deon (sic) Sanders and Bo Jackson." (via LoHud's website)

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NFL 

Sepp Blatter: 'I am not corrupt'
Soccer 

The FIFA President told German magazine Bunte that he has a "clear conscience" and "Whoever accuses me of being corrupt has to prove it first. But nobody can do that because I'm not corrupt."

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Soccer 

Jose Fernandez is back ... but beware

The 2013 NL Rookie of the Year makes his return from Tommy John surgery Thursday. Exciting news? Most definitely. However, Stephania Bell details a concern. Velocity's good, but concerning

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NHL free agency: Day 1
NHL 

Opening day of free agency was a busy one, with the most notable deal being Phil Kessel joining the Penguins via trade. Best and worst

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NHL 

Gronkowski 'Family Feud' set for July 19
NFL 

The "Celebrity Family Feud" episode featuring a team of Rob Gronkowski, his dad and three brothers is scheduled to air on ABC July 19, according to the Patriots website. The Gronkowskis will face a team led by actress Holly Robinson Peete.

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NFL 

Kings ship 3 to Sixers to clear cap space

Philadelphia will get Carl Landry, Jason Thompson and Sacramento's 2014 first-round pick Nik Stauskas, according to ESPN and multiple reports. The deal was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. Sacramento has entered the race for the Blazers free agent swingman Wesley Matthews, according to league sources. Story

White Sox power past Cardinals
MLB 

Melky Cabrera put Chicago ahead for good with a 6th-inning HR, and the White Sox tacked on 6 in the 9th for good measure in a 7-1 win over St. Louis that was delayed twice by rain.

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MLB 

The crux of the Dipoto-Scioscia dispute
MLB 

Jim Bowden explains: "Jerry wanted more control of how Mike Scioscia managed the team, and he wasn't able to get that."

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MLB 

Jerry Dipoto talks surprise resignation

“I am not leaving [as] a disgruntled employee, throwing stones on my way out the door,” the former Angels GM said. "I love this group. I really do. I hope the guys can continue to make as much progress as I feel we made the last 3 ½ years. This is simply about me believing that I was no longer in a position to be that person.”

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Carrasco falls one out shy of no-hitter
MLB 

Carlos Carrasco's no-hit bid ended on Joey Butler's single with 2 outs in the 9th, the 6th such time it's happened in the past five seasons. It was also the third straight game the Indians had a perfect-game bid against the Rays.

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MLB 

Dodgers take series vs. Diamondbacks

Enrique Hernandez clubbed three hits, including a triple and a double, and Brett Anderson dazzled on the mound for the Dodgers, who beat Arizona 4-3.

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Astros reign in battle of AL leaders

Jose Altuve (3-for-4, 2 runs) starred for Houston, who swept the Royals with a 6-5 win tonight. Both teams remain atop their respective divisions.

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