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ESPN

Landing Kelvin Herrera, perhaps the best available reliever, at a very reasonable cost is a great move for the Nats -- and they aren't finished yet. [...]
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Alex Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Tuesday night to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win. [...]
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After bad weather delayed Monday's earlier College World Series games, Mississippi State and North Carolina's Game 6 match has been postponed to Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET. [...]
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Gennady Golovkin said Monday he is happy with the pay arrangement for his September rematch against Canelo Alvarez, but added that the bout was more about "the principle of the matter" than the money. [...]
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Yahoo Sports

Daily Digit: Why are there so few African-American baseball players?
It's been 71 years since Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, but African-American participation in the MLB has sharply declined since its peak in the early '80s. [...]
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Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games
Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. The AP's survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues [...]
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The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals
This evening is Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will once again face off, and each team has a very stylish roster. [...]
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How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike
"Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.​ [...]
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Reuters

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow was promoted to president of baseball operations and given a contract extension on Monday, some eight months after the Astros claimed the franchise's first World Series title by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers. [...]
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Late Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green, who died of a heart attack at age 67 in July of 2016, will be inducted into the team's ring of honor in September. [...]
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ROSTOV-ON-DON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's national soccer team landed safely in Rostov-on-Don, Russia on Monday evening, after an apparent engine fire on the plane carrying the players to a World Cup match. [...]
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VOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - England captain Harry Kane declared his arrival on soccer's biggest stage when he scored twice, including a stoppage-time winner, in a dramatic 2-1 victory over Tunisia as his team launched their World Cup campaign on Monday. [...]
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Bleacher Report

Morocco may have only played one match so far at the 2018 FIFA World Cup but their future in the competition is already hanging by a thread... [...]
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Uruguay can book their place in the knockout phase of the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday if they beat Saudi Arabia... [...]
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New South Wales Blues will have the opportunity to end Queensland Maroons' run of three consecutive State of Origin titles in Game 2, as the two teams go head-to-head at ANZ Stadium in Sydney... [...]
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Group H finally get their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign under way on Tuesday as Colombia take on Japan and Poland play Senegal to complete the opening round of matches in Russia... [...]
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