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MLB'S STICKY SITUATION

Coming down hard on foreign-substances violators is the only way out of this mess for MLB

Maybe the threat alone will be enough to solve baseball's sticky situation. If not, the commissioner needs to take action to avoid the damage previous scandals have done.

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Answering 20 questions about MLB's foreign-substance mess

Here's how MLB's sticky-stuff issue got so widespread -- and whether it can be cleaned up.

U.S. OPEN 2021

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, TORREY PINES

Home-course advantage? Not for Phil Mickelson at Torrey Pines

The narrative is sitting there: Mickelson, fresh off his PGA Championship win, returns to a place where he grew up playing in search of that elusive U.S. Open. One problem: He doesn't love this Torrey Pines.

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Ranking all of Mickelson's painful near misses at the U.S. Open

Mickelson has never won the U.S. Open, but he's come close often.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Portugal win

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KAWHI DROPS THE HAMMER

CLIPPERS TIE SERIES WITH JAZZ

'A major Kawhi-light': Leonard dunks all over Derrick Favors

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Trending: Kawhi rocks social media with nasty slam

The Clippers' Kawhi Leonard got quite a rise out of social media with a massive jam in Game 4.

NBA PLAYOFFS

NBA insiders: What's real and what's not in the conference semifinals

How much trouble are the Nets facing? Are the Suns the new West favorites? Our experts are tackling what's real and what's not in the conference semis.

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STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

NHL Playoffs Daily: Lightning look to even series with the Islanders

New York took Game 1 on Sunday. Can Tampa Bay get back on track before the series heads to Long Island?

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Conn Smythe Watch: Goalies lead the pack in playoff MVP race

The conversation about Stanley Cup playoffs MVP candidates is about to heat up.

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