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Watch: Starlin Castro smacks walk-off hit to beat Brewers in extras

Watch: Starlin Castro smacks walk-off hit to beat Brewers in extras

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MIAMI, July 12 (UPI) -- Starlin Castro had no need for the on deck circle when the Miami Marlins went to extra innings against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday at Marlins Park. He simply walked up to the plate in the bottom of the 12th inning of the 4-4 ball game with one thing in mind: swatting the game-winning hit. And he delivered straight from the dugout. The veteran second baseman had runners on second and first base with one out in the frame as he eyed Brewers reliever Jorge Lopez. He smacked the righty's first offering to left field, prompting Garrett Cooper to hustle in from second, beating out a throw from Christian Yelich and winning the game. "I didn't really go to the on deck circle and get a couple swings, I just went straight to the plate," Castro said after the 5-4 victory....
Watch: Niners' Goodwin shares video of himself gifting home to mom, sister

Watch: Niners' Goodwin shares video of himself gifting home to mom, sister

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July 6 (UPI) -- San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin got paid this offseason and he's already doing big things with the new cashflow. On Thursday, the five-year NFL veteran shared a video on Instagram of himself giving a new home to his mom and sister, who has cerebral palsy. Goodwin, 27, had a red carpet leading up to the home as he stood behind his relatives while they wore blindfolds in the speedster's native state of Texas. Goodwin's mother was moved to tears during the gesture before she smiled and gave her son a big hug. "I know mama ... I can feel your energy in this video! All the obstacles we have overcome ... Man ... I love you so much mama ... thank you for everything! Especially blessing me with a sis like my Deja," Goodwin wrote in the Instagram caption. He als...
Watch: Jackie Bradley Jr., Eduardo Rodriguez help Red Sox sweep Nats in series finale

Watch: Jackie Bradley Jr., Eduardo Rodriguez help Red Sox sweep Nats in series finale

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July 4 (UPI) -- Players from both teams wore patriotic apparel during the Boston Red Sox's 3-0 win against the Washington Nationals Wednesday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. They wore American flag arm sleeves, high socks, hats and even had firework themed shoes for the afternoon slugfest. Jackie Bradley Jr. helped the Red Sox secure the series sweep. The Red Sox centerfielder went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Second baseman Eduardo Nunez scored the other run, coming in after a wild pitch in the seventh inning from Ryan Madson. Eduardo Rodriguez spun a gem on the mound, allowing three hits and a walk over six innings. He also threw six strikeouts to earn his 10th win of the season. "The last few starts, I was throwing more fastballs and was getting more hard contact. Today, I was using m...
Watch: Kylian Mbappe helps France eliminate Argentina, Messi from World Cup

Watch: Kylian Mbappe helps France eliminate Argentina, Messi from World Cup

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June 30 (UPI) -- Lionel Messi will be a spectator for the remainder of the World Cup after France eliminated Argentina in the round of 16 Saturday in Kazan, Russia. Messi did not score, but did have two assists in the 4-3 loss at Kazan Stadium. France now awaits the winner of Portugal and Uruguay in the quarterfinals. Argentina, the runner-up at the 2014 World Cup, failed to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since the 2002 World Cup. Kylian Mbappe led the French in the victory, scoring twice in the second half. French midfielder Antoine Griezmann started the scoring. The Atletico Madrid star put in a penalty in the 13th minute after Mbappe drew a foul in the box. Argentina tied the match when Angel Di Maria unleashed a screamer from more than 30 yards out in the 41st minute. Fra...