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  • Huge DeRozan deal solidifies Raptors' return to relevance

    Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, left, controls the ball as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James defends during the first half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 27, 2016, in Toronto. The Toronto Raptors had the franchise’s best-ever season in 2015-16,…

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  • Mets come back to beat Cubs, come away with much-needed win

    The Chicago Cubs jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to a two-run home run by Kris Bryant in the first inning and Javier Baez made it 3-0 with solo blast in the sixth. It looked like the Cubs were in control and would stroll to an easy win and hand the Mets, who had just been swept by the Nationals,…

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    Fri, Jul 1
    7:10 PM EDT
    Chi Cubs at NY Mets
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  • Timofey Mozgov is the first big hire of the NBA's crazy free agent season

    Timofey’s summer vacation has been fun, thus far. (Getty Images) [Follow Dunks Don’t Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball]

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  • High Fives: Devon Travis' bat providing fireworks

    Devon Travis is one of the top fantasy pickups behind his scorching bat.

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  • Aaron Ekblad, Panthers agree on massive 8-year extension

    Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad is entering the last year of his rookie deal, with a Calder Trophy to his credit and having established himself as a franchise player. According to Jimmy Murphy of Dirty Water Media and confirmed by George Richards of the Miami Herald, Ekblad will sign an…

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  • Indians win ties team record because Cleveland just can't lose

    LeBron James and the Cavaliers deliver Cleveland its first pro sports championship in over 50 years and all of a sudden the city forgets what it feels like to lose. You thought the Cleveland championship drought was long? The last time the Indians were this hot was 65 years ago.

    Big League Stew
    Fri, Jul 1
    1:07 PM EDT
    Cleveland at Toronto
    Preview Game
  • Ex-Colts WR Duron Carter, Cris' son, knocks down opposing coach after TD

    Rule number one in football, even if it’s unwritten: You can’t hit the other team’s coach. Wide receiver Duron Carter, son of Hall of Fame wideout Cris Carter, broke that rule Thursday night in a CFL game. The Montreal Alouettes wideout, who was on the Indianapolis Colts’ roster last year, had…

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  • Ex-TCU QB Trevone Boykin avoids jail time

    Former TCU star Trevone Boykin is now with the Seattle Seahawks. Boykin, now with the Seattle Seahawks, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge in Bexar County (Texas) Court Thursday and was sentenced to one year of probation. According to the San Antonio Express-News, Boykin, who…

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  • Podcast: Lenny Dykstra on steroids, jail and his new tell-all book

    Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra has lived an … uh … interesting life. At some point, he realized this and decided to put all his stories together in one place. Dykstra appeared on this week’s StewPod to discuss some of those subjects and promote his new…

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  • Social Hour: More bad news for Baylor, the return of Taysom Hill

    West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard (3) is pulled down by Baylor defensive end Brian Nance (15), left and Beau Blackshear, right, in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct 17, 2015, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

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  • Coastal Carolina MLB alum goes wild over championship win

    Rays PLAYER Taylor Motter celebrates Coastal Carolina’s College World Series win. You can bet no one in Major League Baseball was happier to watch the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers win the College World Series than Tampa Bay Rays utility player Taylor Motter. Motter is the only player on an…

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  • NBA and Hornets do not support new version of N.C. 'bathroom law'

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (left) and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan pose for a photo during a June 23, 2015, news conference to announce Charlotte, N.C., as the site of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. The NBA has spent much of the spring and early summer engaged in one of the more notable…

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  • Can Shea Weber's 'John Wayne type' style succeed in Montreal?

    It’s hard to gauge emotion from Shea Weber’s face. “I really regard him as a John Wayne type,” longtime Nashville Predators play-by-play voice Peter Weber said. This ability to stay level and even has helped Shea Weber become one of the top defensemen in the NHL since 2005-06, his first year in…

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  • Coastal Carolina coach fights back tears after College World Series win

    Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore celebrates his College World Series win. Coastal Carolina captured the College World Series crown Thursday, underdogs until the very last out. Not only was it Coastal Carolina’s first baseball championship, it was the school’s first championship in any sport.

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  • Cubs, Mets meet for first time since NLCS

    The Chicago Cubs and New York Mets meet for four games beginning Thursday. It’ll be the first time they’ve played since last season’s National League Championship Series, in which the hard-throwing Mets swept the upstart Cubs and advanced to the World Series. You can see what happens when the…

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  • Dustin Brown 'doesn't see eye-to-eye' with LA Kings on captaincy choice

    Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown said he “doesn’t see eye-to-eye” with a team management decision to strip him of his captain’s ‘C’. Brown was named team captain in 2008 and has led the group to two Stanley Cup championships. Earlier in June, the Kings announced Kopitar would become the…

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  • Junior: Points position through first 16 races 'very frustrating'

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. is currently 12th in the standings (Getty). Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn’t think his points position is reflective of how good his team has been throughout the first 16 races of 2016. “We are a little frustrated with how we ran through the month of May,” Junior said.

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  • Here’s the worst swing you’ll see in baseball this year

    If Baseball School were an actual place, this would be one of the lessons: When you’re at the plate and your teammate is stealing a base, help him out. When it came time to show an instructional video, they would definitely NOT show the above clip of New York Yankees utility man Ronald Torreyes. …

    Big League Stew
    Fri, Jul 1
    10:40 PM EDT
    NY Yankees at San Diego
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  • Ex-Cal QB Zach Kline reportedly headed to Fresno State

    Former Cal QB Zach Kline (8) is reportedly headed to Fresno State. The Fresno Bee is reporting that Kline, a well-traveled quarterback, will join the roster of Fresno State as a fifth-year senior. If the transfer comes to fruition, Fresno will be the fifth stop and fourth school in Kline’s…

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