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Sonnen dominates W. Silva in grudge match

Chael Sonnen stuck to his guns in his grudge match against Wanderlei Silva, scoring takedowns and keeping much of the fight on the ground to score a unanimous decision Saturday night in the headliner of Bellator NYC at Madison Square Garden.

Judge's power expanding Yankee terminology (0:57)
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Mitrione finishes Fedor after double knockdown

Matt Mitrione knocked out Fedor Emelianenko at 1:14 of the opening round Saturday night at Bellator NYC, just moments after a wild sequence in which both fighters hit the canvas after landing simultaneous right hands.

Bruce puts Mets ahead with RBI single (0:22)
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Yankees sign top draft picks

New York inked its first-round pick Clarke Schmidt to a pro contract, the team announced Saturday. The right-hander and No. 16 overall selection out of South Carolina underwent Tommy John surgery in April after posting a 3.21 ERA during his three seasons at the collegiate level. The Yankees also finalized a contract with right-hander Matt Sauer, their second-round pick from Righetti High School in California.

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Pittsburgh's Jamel Artis has agreed to a partially-guaranteed deal with the Knicks, according to his agent Daniel Hazan. Artis will join the club in summer league and will be with the team in training camp in the fall where he will have a chance to earn a roster spot. Artis, 6-7, exhibited a strong shooting touch from distance in his last season at Pittsburgh. He also scored 43 points in a game against Louisville last season. Nigel Hayes and Luke Kornet also have training camp deals. Canyon Barry will play with the Knicks' Summer League team with a chance to earn a training camp spot.

Judge homers but Yankees fall to Rangers (0:41)
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Judge shines brightest under the sun

Aaron Judge has been a force at the plate all season, but his numbers in day games have been particularly noteworthy.

Beltre hits a double from his knee (0:20)
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Ranking MLB defenses: Yankees

Among highlights for the Yanks has been Aaron Judge defying expectations nearly as much with his quality glove (four runs saved this season) as with his bat.

Judge crushes solo shot for 26th HR of season (0:23)
Gomez pads Rangers' lead with 2-run HR (0:29)
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17hCorey 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?

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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.

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It took quite a while, but the Islanders finally found a trade for Travis Hamonic. He heads to the Flames along with a conditional fourth-round pick in 2019 or 2020, in exchange for Calgary's first- and second-round picks in 2018 and a conditional second-round pick in 2019 or 2020. The conditional picks will both be swapped in 2019 if the Flames do not make the playoffs; otherwise, they will be swapped in 2020.

Wise not a fan of Knicks drafting Ntilikina (1:15)
Kurkjian unsure how much Mets will deal (0:55)

1927 Yankees diary

  • Robert Hunt
  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.