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Alfonso Soriano hits career homers 399 and 400

Coming back to New York has helped Soriano reach a career milestone.<p>Alfonso Soriano has been reinvigorated by his return to the organization that groomed him for the majors. In 30 games with the Yankees, he's hit 11 homers with a slash line of .275/.315/.575. Sure, he's not walking, but when you're …

Aaron Hernandez's Life Detailed in Shocking Rolling Stone Profile

Link to Media<p>Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has made headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent months, and last week he was indicted on charges including first-degree murder in connection with the death of Odin Lloyd.<p>Now, <i>Rolling Stone</i> has taken an in-depth look at the …

Lawrence Tynes' wife refutes Bucs

Lawrence Tynes' wife took to Twitter on Wednesday to publicly refute the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' claim that her husband is "responding well" to …

NFL

How the Red Sox Transformed from Laughingstock to Title Contender

Link to Media<p>The 2012 Red Sox lost 93 games, finished dead last in the American League East for the first time since 1992, fired their manager, traded away major pieces from a team that won 90 games the prior season, and, for better or worse, planned to start anew the next season.<p>Thus far, it's …

Boston Red Sox

Mike Tyson on addiction: 'I won't survive if I don't get help'

Mike Tyson is trying to save himself once again — before it’s too late.<p>"I won't survive if I don't get help," he told Matt Lauer in a TODAY exclusive interview.<p>In his first public comments since admitting his latest struggles at a press conference, Tyson, 47, told Lauer he has been sober for 12 …

How MLS Can Lure Jozy Altidore Back Home

Link to Media<p>With Major League Soccer’s continuing growth and recent signing and re-signing of Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan, the time is coming when American internationals will no longer need or want to go overseas.<p>It may be a little early to think about Jozy Altidore coming home, considering …

Soccer

New Big East brings a fresh look for an old power in St. John's

St. John's was a classic Big East power in the late 80s and early 90s. Now, with a new-look league, the Red Storm may be poised to rise again.<p>The days when the St. John's Redmen could count on 20 wins and the NCAA Tournament every year are long gone. Those memories reside in the rafters of …

Robinson Cano injury: Yankees 2B hopeful for Friday return

The all-star second baseman will decide if he can play during batting practice Friday.<p>New York Yankees slugger Robinson Cano was out of the starting lineup Wednesday for the first time this season, but is hopeful that the one game will be all he misses, reports Mark Polishuk of the New York</b> …

Michael Pineda injury: Yankees RHP throwing side sessions at High-A

Pineda is taking a crack at throwing again after a setback forced him to rest his arm for a few weeks.<p>New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda is back to taking small step towards his Bronx debut after being shut down for several weeks, reports Mark Polishuk of the New York Post.<p><b>More Yanks:</b> …

Watch: A 2-Minute History Of American Industrial Design

The design movement that revolutionized consumer goods, explained.<p>If you were born after a certain year, then buying toothpaste that doesn’t come with the promise of whitening your snappers is unthinkable.<p>As explained by the animated short from The Open University‘s series on 20th century design, …