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Rangers hold off Yankees for victory (0:38)
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Hicks twists and turns to make the catch (0:27)
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Drew Robinson smacks first career homer off Pineda (0:25)
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Sanchez mashes three-run homer to center (0:29)
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Pineda misses location on two pitches turned homers (0:56)
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19hMarc Stein

Sources: Mavs to decline Dirk option, eye deal

Dirk Nowitzki has been informed by the Mavericks that his $25 million team option for next season will be declined with the intention of the team signing him to a new contract, according to league sources.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

League sources say that a new two-year deal for Nowitzki is among the options being strongly considered. Full story goes online momentarily

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

League sources say Dallas has informed Dirk Nowitzki that it will decline his $25 million option for next season to sign him to a new deal.

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Judge homers but Yankees fall to Rangers (0:41)
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Beltre hits a double from his knee (0:20)
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Judge crushes solo shot for 26th HR of season (0:23)
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Gomez pads Rangers' lead with 2-run HR (0:29)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: The Mavs do not intend to exercise team option on DeAndre Liggins, who was claimed on waivers during the last week of the season.

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2dCorey Pronman

2017 NHL draft grades

With the 2017 NHL draft in the books, Corey Pronman grades all 31 teams on their hauls. The Vegas Golden Knights hit the jackpot, adding four high-end prospects, but which other teams did well?

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Harrison Barnes, Nerlens Noel, Seth Curry and now Dennis Smith ... sources say Dallas is focused on cementing and developing its young core

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Re-signing Nerlens Noel, league sources say, is Dallas' offseason priority, far ahead of their long-anticipated interest in UFA Jrue Holiday

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources say the Mavs have informed PG Yogi Ferrell that they are picking up his team option for next season, an easy decision after he proved himself capable of being a rotation player after his promotion from the D-League.

Stats & Info

Tanaka vs. Darvish lives up to hype

When Masahiro Tanaka pitched for the Rakuten Golden Eagles and Yu Darvish was with the Nippon Ham Fighters, they went head-to-head four times. Darvish went 2-1 with a 1.36 ERA in those meetings, and Tanaka went 1-3 with a 2.90 ERA. Both pitched well Friday, but Tanaka's Yankees were victorious in extras.