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Phil Mickelson (left) and Tom Brady played together in a charity event May 24, 2020.

Phil Mickelson is back on top, thanks to channeling his inner Tom Brady

The two have become friends and they are redefining what aging athletes can accomplish. 1 hour ago

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered in three straight games at Fenway Park from Friday-Sunday, the majors' top home-run hitter going 7-for-11 overall.

Youth movement: Vlad Guerrero Jr., Ronald Acuña Jr. top initial All-Star voting

With Mike Trout and Fernando Tatis Jr. closely behind, three of the top four initial leaders are 23 years old or younger. 2 hours ago

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Czech Republic's Patrik Schick scored from 54 yards out on Monday, the longest goal ever scored in the European Championships.

Czech striker Patrik Schick scores from 54 yards out in 2-0 win over Scotland

Schick scored from just past the halfway line, the longest goal ever scored at the European Championships. 2 hours ago

Summer reading list 2021: See the best sports books the Globe recommends

Many of us hope to travel this summer, to hit the road (or the beach) as we used to do. But we will always need the particular kind of transport that books provide.

Wasabi the Pekingese competed in Best in Show at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Sunday in Tarrytown, New York.

A pekingese named Wasabi won the Westminster dog show

A Pekingese named Wasabi won best in show Sunday night, notching a fifth-ever win for the unmistakable toy breed. A whippet named Bourbon repeated as runner-up.

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Pato O'Ward celebrates by jumping into James Scott Memorial Fountain after winning the second race of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader Sunday at Belle Isle in Detroit.

Pato O’Ward makes another splash — and fulfills a promise — with IndyCar win

O’Ward dedicated the win to Arrow McLaren SP teammate Felix Rosenqvist, who was hospitalized following his crash in Saturday’s race.

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Kyle Larson (5) kepts Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron (24) at bay in Sunday's $1 million NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kyle Larson wins $1 million payday with NASCAR All-Star Race triumph

Hendrick Motorsports driver continued his hot steak after winning last Sunday's NASAR Cup Series road course race at Sonoma (Calif.) Speedway.

MLB ROUNDUP
Andrew McCutchen had a pair of doubles during Philadelphia's shutout win over Rougned Odor (right) and the Yankees on Sunday.

‘We need to step it up, period:’ Aaron Boone bristles after Yankees shut out

The Yankees have lost seven of nine and 13 of 18 after Sunday's 7-0 loss in Philadelphia. They are in fourth place and 8½ games behind AL East-leading Tampa Bay, their largest deficit since September 2018.