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Kazmir provides Houston another solid start

Scott Kazmir went 7 2/3 scoreless innings in his home debut for Houston, which added a big bat to its lineup Thursday.

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Jets DE Richardson charged with resisting arrest

Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson has been charged with resisting arrest after an incident last month in which police say he was driving a car engaged in a high-speed road race.

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Gronk: 'It's all about football now' (1:39)
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Surfer gets smacked by gnarly wave (0:27)
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Shell Shocker: Iowa lineman eats entire egg (1:15)
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Redskins looking forward to establishing running game (0:29)
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Dez: 'Desperate to get back out here' (0:40)
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Four for the million (3:58)
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Special Olympics World Games: Patrick Yerman (4:11)
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Women's British Open first-round recap (4:36)
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Top neighborhood plays (3:21)
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Hamels trade great for both teams (1:48)
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Marlins cause a stink (1:49)
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World Surf League 2015 -- Stop #6 J-Bay Open (1:05)
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ICYMI: Tim Tebow apparently loves leg day
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And his technique is odd. Or genius? You decide.

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Rizzo's career first has Cubs in front
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A 3-run HR from Anthony Rizzo, his 18th shot of the year, put Chicago up 3-2 on the Brewers in the 8th. It's the first go-ahead homer of his career with his team trailing in the 8th inning or later. Follow live

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A night of symmetry for Yankees, Rangers
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New York and Texas both have 10 hits. And after Rangers 1B Prince Fielder grounded into a fielder's choice that scored Robinson Chirinos, it's tied at 6-6 in the bottom of the 8th. Mark Teixeira has 2 HRs on the night for New York, tying him with Johnny Bench for 60th in MLB history. Follow live

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Final: Reds 15, Pirates 5
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Brandon Phillips had a career day to lead the Reds to a double-digit victory. Cincinnati's leadoff man homered twice and drove in a career-high 7 RBIs to power the Reds to their 3rd consecutive win. Box score

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Final: Red Sox 8, White Sox 2

Boston tagged Chris Sale for a career-high 12 hits and chased Chicago's starter with 7 runs through 5 innings to avoid a sweep. Box score

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Trout can't break scoreless tie

Mike Trout came to the plate in the 7th with the go-ahead run on and 2 outs, but he struck out to keep the game 0-0. It was the 10th time in his career that Trout came to the plate in a tie game with 2 outs and RISP in the 8th inning or later. He has 0 RBI in such instances. Follow live

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Final: Tigers 9, Orioles 8

Detroit jumped out to a 9-2 lead behind Yoenis Cespedes (3-for-5, HR, 3 RBIs) and J.D. Martinez (2-for-5, 3 RBIs) before holding off the Baltimore rally and escaping with a 1-run victory. Box score

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Iowa's Drew Ott eats egg -- shell and all
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And it's not the first time the lineman has done this.

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It's a long way down on this wipeout

Surfer Niccolo Porcella might disagree, but his fall on this wave in Tahiti is definitely one you can't miss. Thankfully, Porcella wasn't injured.

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Hawks' Mike Scott arrested

The Hawks forward was arrested Thursday morning in Banks County, Georgia and faces felony drug charges for felony possession of marijuana and possession of a Schedule I drug. No comment from Hawks

Phillies capture 6th win in 7 games
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Dominic Brown hit his first home run of the season and Carlos Ruiz added 2 RBIs to help starter Aaron Harang snap his 8-start losing skid with a 4-1 win over the Braves.

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MLB trades could keep coming
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The day before the deadline saw big moves, but there's still work to be done. Tim Kurkjian discusses where Justin Upton could end up, what the Yankees need to do and if the Cubs will trade Starlin Castro.

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From 97 to the final four

Earlier this month, 97 teams started The Basketball Tournament, a single-elimination, winner-take-all competition with a million-dollar prize. Now, four teams remain, featuring a veritable basketball "Where Are They Now?"

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Cleveland, Oakland off to quick start
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Carlos Santana went deep, his 16th homer of the season, on the way to a 3-run Indians first. But the Athletics got one back on Josh Reddick's 58th RBI of the season. Follow live

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Longball leads Blue Jays at home
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Dioner Navarro, Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson each homered in Toronto's 5-2 win over Kansas City, which moved the Jays above .500.

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Giants unsure of extent of JPP injury
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Giants president John Mara said of the injured Jason Pierre-Paul: "We don't know how extensive the damage is, that's the problem. I don't know how many fingers he has."

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Mark Teixeira has had enough of this tie

Make it two #TexMessages on the night from the Yankees 1B. His second HR (and 26th of the season) was a solo shot that broke a 5-5 tie with the Rangers in the top of the 7th. Follow live

Chancellor not reporting for Seahawks
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In search of a new deal, Seattle safety Kam Chancellor is not reporting to training camp and will be holding out, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. Chancellor, a 3-time Pro Bowler, is scheduled to make $4.55 million this season, part of a four-year extension he signed in 2013 worth $28 million.

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Several Seahawks looking for raises
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Seattle built a championship contender on maximizing value from its young players. Now, the bill is coming due.

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Soria gives Pirates needed bullpen boost

The Pittsburgh Pirates bolstered their relievers by trading for Joakim Soria. But he'll probably be more valuable to them as a setup man than a closer, Keith Law writes. Eyes on postseason (Insider)

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Why NBA's free agency spendfest erupted
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This summer sparked an NBA feeding frenzy of epic proportions, with teams tossing around eight-figure contracts like parade confetti. Front offices managed to commit over $2 billion in future player salaries in just 10 days. But why? A dollar now = 58 cents later

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Final: Phillies 4, Braves 1

Carlos Ruiz hit a 2-run single and the Phillies' bullpen tossed 4 scoreless innings to win for the 10th time in 12 games. Box score

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Marlins cause a stink
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The Nationals got a surprise when they hit the field at Marlins Park for batting practice and their soundtrack was replaced by fart noises. Really. Is this a case of whoever smelt it dealt it?

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