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Tanaka, Darvish duel in Yankees' extra-innings win (0:43)
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Tanaka edges Darvish in their first MLB duel

The first major league matchup between Japanese pitching stars Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka lived up to the hype, as both starters pitched scoreless baseball before the Yankees defeated the Rangers 2-1 in 10 innings.

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Judge's gift makes fan go crazy (0:24)
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Tanaka fans nine Rangers (0:22)
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Darvish cools down Yanks with 10 K's (0:18)
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Houston 1-1 Dallas: Fiery derby ends level (1:55)
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Final 2017 NHL mock draft

Who will the Devils take first overall? Who will be the first draft pick in Vegas Golden Knights history? Get those questions answered and many more in our final projection of the first 31 picks of the 2017 NHL draft.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice job by Dennis Smith Jr. (Dallas), one of the many draftees at Hunter College in NYC on Wednesday for a Jr. NBA youth basketball clinic and NBA Cares packing project.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Countdown to Kickoff - 69 Days: From 2006 to 2011, Texas Tech registered a streak of 69 straight games scoring on a passing touchdown. That was an FBS record until Oregon threw a TD in 83 straight games from 2010 to 2016, a streak that came to an end against Nebraska last September.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rangers great Michael Young's scouting report: "Dirk's a lost cause."

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki on Dennis Smith Jr.: "It's a great pick. ... He brings obviously crazy athleticism and his shot is really good."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki says no decision has been made on his $25 million team option for next season. "I'm sure there will be some communication before July 1 on how we can help this team," Nowitzki said before batting practice for his annual charity baseball game. Nowitzki is guaranteed $5 million and would re-sign at a lesser salary if the Mavs don't pick up the option, a decision Mark Cuban would make in consultation with the longtime face of the franchise.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech and Ole Miss will open the 2018 season in Houston, as part of the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium.