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2hAdam Rubin

Bye-bye playoffs? Mets' futility at plate continues in loss to Rockies

The Mets slipped a little further back in the playoff chase Friday, going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position in a 6-1 home loss to the Rockies.

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Ichiro throws out Wong from deep left field (0:29)
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Move Baez, get out the way (0:26)
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Stevenson knocks out Williams in fourth round (1:10)
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95-yard punt return TDs are easy when going untouched (0:54)
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Just how important is Brady's suspension? (1:05)
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Barney robs Jones with outstanding play (0:18)
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Belichick scolds reporter after baffling QB question (0:21)
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2dMatthew Berry

The Draft-Day Manifesto

Matthew Berry lays out how to build a winning fantasy football team by focusing on weekly success.

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SC Cartoons: DeAngelo Williams and Goliath (1:41)
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Stephen A. takes on Chip Kelly (1:55)
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3dTom Hamilton

USA Rugby welcome PRO12 discussions

USA Rugby are "very interested" in holding discussions over adding an East Coast-based team to the Guinness PRO12.

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Nationals pull off historic triple play
MLB 

The Nats turned the first 3-3-5 triple play in MLB history!

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Move, Baez -- get out the way!
MLB 

The umpire had no problem shoving Javier Baez out of the way to make a call.

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MLB 

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The 7th inning in L.A.: The Dodgers and Diamondbacks combine for 12 runs and use eight pitchers.

Predicting Pogba's impact at Man Utd
Soccer 

Thore Haugstad says it would be a shame if Paul Pogba gets a restricted role under Jose Mourinho. Trends to watch (Insider)

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Soccer 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Leave it to Rick Porcello to snap the Red Sox's four-game losing streak with his first complete game since 8/20/14. The 6-2 victory over the Angels marks sixth consecutive win for Porcello, who joins Chris Sale and Chris Tillman as AL's 14-game winners.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers used five pitchers in the seventh inning that managed to give up seven runs to the Diamondbacks. Arizona was scoreless heading into the inning.

Stevenson knocks out Williams in 4th round
Boxing 

Adonis Stevenson picked up his 23rd career knockout by dropping Thomas Williams Jr. with one vicious punch in the fourth round of their WBC light heavyweight title fight.

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Boxing 

High school or Olympic incubator?

Woodrow Wilson Classical High School has been represented at every Summer Games dating back to 1952. Something in the water

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda lasted just 6 1/3 innings Friday. He has made it to seven innings just two times in 21 starts. The Dodgers have a 3-1 lead on the Diamondbacks.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler: "Is it my team? I guess two of the three alphas have said that." He says he's grateful for comments but still not comfortable calling himself the leader of the team.

NBA 

Wade: This is Jimmy Butler's team
NBA 

Dwyane Wade wants to avoid all confusion and speculation as he joins the Bulls.

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Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

"This was fire fighting fire. I saw him putting on pressure and I said, 'Hey, you want to put on pressure? I'm the one putting on the pressure.' When you have two guys who can punch, this is what you get -- something spectacular." -- Light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson on his fourth-round KO of Thomas Williams Jr.

Boxing 

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Cool scene after the game as Venezuelan players and staff line up to take pictures with Kyrie Irving.

NBA 

Wildest, wackiest sports hairdos
NFL 

From zany colors, to spiky mohawks and everything in between.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

It's sad seeing Tim Lincecum scuffle through this outing for the Angels. He already has six walks in the fourth inning, has allowed four hits and a couple more hard-hit outs. His ERA is 8.45 and I'm not sure there is much incentive for the Angels to keep running him out there.

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Down goes Thomas Williams Jr. in Round 4 and he's not going to beat the count! Adonis Stevenson was forced to dig in and fight and the light heavyweight champion came through with a spectacular knockout on a short left cross as Williams was pinned against the ropes.

Boxing 

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Thomas Williams Jr. continues to close distance well and force Adonis Stevenson into a brawl in Round 3. You have to wonder if his chin can hold up trading power shots like this but he certainly came to win. Things are heating up in Quebec City.

Boxing 

Ichiro throws out Wong from deep left
MLB 

Ichiro Suzuki had a quiet night at the plate by going 0-for-4, leaving him two hits shy of the 3,000 Hits Club, but he dazzled the home crowd by throwing out Kolten Wong at home.

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Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Adonis Stevenson floors Thomas Williams Jr. in Round 1 with a short overhand left in their light heavyweight title bout.

Boxing 

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Champion Adonis Stevenson and challenger Thomas Williams Jr. have entered the ring in Quebec City for their light heavyweight title bout.

Boxing 

Kolten Wong goes into seats for a catch
MLB 

Nothing would stop Wong from making this out.

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MLB 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel will make a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket. Kimbrel, who had minor surgery July 11 to clean up a torn meniscus in his left knee, is expected to start the game and pitch one inning. He will be reevaluated Sunday, and if all goes well, he could rejoin the Red Sox next week in Seattle.