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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, Adam Rippon of the United States reacts after his performance during the men's short program figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Rippon is among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
June 19, 2018 - 9:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, WNBA star Sue Bird, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and 63-year-old golfer Greg Norman are among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June 29. Joining...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta, from left, Jon Jay and Jarrod Dyson celebrate the team's 7-4 win against the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 19, 2018 - 2:44 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Neither Jarrod Dyson nor Justin Upton could tell whether Upton's bases-loaded line drive to the deepest part of center field would have made it out of Angel Stadium. Dyson made sure nobody will ever know with a leaping, lunging catch that might have saved a win for the...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Altherr, left, is doused by Rhys Hoskins after Altherr hit a game-winning two-run double off St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Matt Bowman during the 10th inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 6-5. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 19, 2018 - 2:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Altherr got his first lucky break in a while. Left fielder Marcell Ozuna dived for and missed Altherr's two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning, allowing the Philadelphia Phillies to rally for a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Altherr had been...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole follows through on a delivery to an Oakland Athletics batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. Cole, Corey Kluber and Clayton Kershaw are among the many big league pitchers maximizing success by throwing fewer fastballs. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 19, 2018 - 2:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Over five seasons as ace of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Gerrit Cole threw one of the game's hardest, heaviest fastballs, and he threw it often. The pitch helped him make millions of dollars. It put him in contention for major awards. Hitters swung through it again and again, and Cole...
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Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 19, 2018 - 2:04 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: VERLANDER DAY Houston tries for its 13th straight win with AL ERA leader Justin Verlander on the mound against Tampa Bay. The Astros' ace is 9-2 with a 1.61 ERA, though he's posted a 3.79 ERA over his past three starts and matched a season high...
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New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo rounds the bases to score an in the park home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
June 19, 2018 - 2:01 am
DENVER (AP) — Brandon Nimmo began the game with an inside-the-park home run. Turned out he was just getting started. Nimmo homered twice during a huge night at the plate, and the New York Mets finally gave Jacob deGrom some run support Monday in a 12-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. "It took a...
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San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval, right, celebrates with Joe Panik (12) after hitting a two-run home run off Miami Marlins pitcher Caleb Smith in the second inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 19, 2018 - 1:46 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hunter Strickland realizes the San Francisco Giants have a fine-line for winning games, and he was disgusted to leave one on the field. Walks were the closer's culprit again. Miguel Rojas followed Lewis Brinson's RBI single with a go-ahead base hit as the Miami Marlins rallied...
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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, June 18, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
June 19, 2018 - 1:00 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bartolo Colon has reached one goal he set for himself this season and is within two wins of another. Colon earned his 244th victory, passing Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic, and the Texas Rangers beat the skidding Kansas...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) celebrates his two-run home run with Anthony Rendon (6) during the sixth inning of the continuation of a suspended baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington. This game is a continuation of a suspended game from May 15. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 19, 2018 - 12:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a long and odd day, one that started with teenager Juan Soto homering in a game that officially was played before he made his major league debut. Huh? Soto delivered a tiebreaking, pinch-hit, two-run shot in the sixth inning of a game that began and was suspended because of...
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Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 19, 2018 - 12:25 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: VERLANDER DAY Houston tries for its 13th straight win with AL ERA leader Justin Verlander on the mound against Tampa Bay. The Astros' ace is 9-2 with a 1.61 ERA, though he's posted a 3.79 ERA over his past three starts and matched a season high...
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