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The Tampa Bay Rays have used just four starting pitchers this year, with relievers filling the last day of the rotation. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
The Tampa Bay Rays have used just four starting pitchers this year, with relievers filling the last day of the rotation. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Tampa Bay Rays are already 14 games out of first place in the American League East, but they're turning heads with their pitcher-by-committee approach. Craig Calcaterra of NBC sports is caught off guard by the Rays' innovation but thinks  "Johnny Wholestaff" makes for a great headliner.

Also, it's the first time since 1986 that the U.S. failed to qualify for the World Cup. So, who should American soccer fans support? Julie DiCaro of Chicago's 670 The Score offers a beginner's guide to picking a new bandwagon fandom before the tournament begins on June 14.

And, Deborah Epstein resigned from the NFL Players Association's commission on domestic violence on May 23. In a Washington Post op-ed this week, she says the NFLPA's director was only paying lip service to the issue. Bill Littlefield is discouraged by the NFLPA's attitude.

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This segment aired on June 9, 2018.

This segment aired on June 9, 2018.

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