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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi made it very apparent he had little use for first baseman Chris Carter. The Yankees have designated Carter for assignment, calling up Tyler Austin. Austin figures to see a lot of time at first until Greg Bird comes back. Bird (ankle) is hoping to begin a new rehab soon. Carter was hitting .204. The Yankees will owe him the remainder of his $3.5M.

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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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Cespedes' two-run shot pads Mets' lead (0:22)
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Torreyes comes up big for Yankees (0:54)
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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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Devils take Hischier with first pick (0:47)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Masahiro Tanaka: Did not allow a run in the 1st inning tonight. He's still had more starts where he's allowed a 1st-inning run (8) than starts where he has not allowed a 1st-inning run (7).

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Ex-player Camby sued over nephew's drowning

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed Thursday against former NBA player Marcus Camby over the drowning of his 9-year-old autistic nephew in a pond on Camby's Houston-area property last Thanksgiving.

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Hischier taken at No. 1; Vegas goes with Glass

The NHL draft saw a duo of talented forwards go No. 1 and No. 2, with Swiss-born Nico Hischier taken by the Devils and Nolan Patrick headed to the Flyers. The expansion Golden Knights took Cody Glass as the first-ever pick in franchise history.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Strong comments from Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson on their recent trade that sent D'Angelo Russell, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft, to Brooklyn: "D'Angelo is an excellent player. He has the talent to be an All-Star. We want to thank him for what he did for us. But what I needed was a leader. I needed somebody also that can make the other players better and also [somebody] that players want to play with."

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