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The first-place Rangers can be inconsistent, but veteran Michael Young's .422 average (19 for 45) and four home runs in the last 10 games have kept Texas afloat, and will likely earn him a spot in next month's All-Star Game. Says Young of his recent tear, "I'm obviously happy with where I'm at."
Júlio César's first MLS goal helped Sporting improve its unbeaten streak to seven games after last Saturday's 2--1 comeback win over Vancouver, keeping the team undefeated in its new $200 million stadium, where K.C. will play 11 of its next 13 games.
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The Yanks' CC Sabathia rocked the Rockies last Saturday (9 K's, 1 ER) while the Tigers' Justin Verlander (right) fanned a career-high 14 in Arizona, as each won his MLB-best 10th game. Who's been better? Perhaps J.V.; he's leading the AL in K's (124) and all of MLB in WHIP (0.84).
Last Thursday's NBA draft was the most-watched since 1996, while the Mavs-Heat Finals drew some of the largest viewership numbers in the last 10 years—most notably up over 33.7% from Miami and Dallas's Finals matchup in '06. But, yeah, let's have that lockout.