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HR binge powers Mets to sweep of Nationals

With three homers in the third inning to back Noah Syndergaard's eight strong innings, the Mets pulled into a tie with the Nationals atop the NL East.

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Bills suspend O-line coach Kromer for 6 games

The Bills announced the suspension of offensive line coach Aaron Kromer for the first six games of the season, the penalty for a July incident that led to assault charges for Kromer and his son.

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Manning throws football routes to kids (1:10)
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Overseas Elite wins TBT (1:03)
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Ride along with American Pharoah (0:35)
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Blue Jays win after Gibbons gets ejected (2:34)
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Merritt gets first PGA Tour win (2:06)
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Rousey sounds off on Cyborg (0:30)
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10hJim Bowden

Grading all 30 GMs at the deadline

How well did each major league team's GM do at the trade deadline? Former GM Jim Bowden assesses their performance.

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Granderson and Murphy go back to back (0:31)
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Correa's behind-the-back spin-and-throw (0:13)
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Chiefs' Charles feels like 'LeBron of football'

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is usually the focus of attention from opposing defenses. The attention gets so much that he said he can feel at times like LeBron James.

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Dez Bryant involved in fight at training camp (1:46)
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Aaron Rodgers' perfect throw (0:25)
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Super Bowl hero Butler on expectations (0:42)
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Hometown Heroes: USA volleyball (1:41)
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Pipe Dream -- Robbie "Maddo" Maddison (3:56)
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Rangers down Giants (0:28)
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Girls Youth Football: Is it Safe? (6:44)
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Becky Hammon ring of honor induction (1:51)
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Mariota fixed 'glitch' before camp, wows Titans

During summer work, the Titans pointed out out a glitch in Marcus Mariota's dropbacks to handoffs. In the team's first practice Friday, coaches noticed the rookie had already fixed the problem.

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Mariota calm, consistent in the pocket (0:25)
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Ronda Rousey sounds off on Cyborg

The UFC women's bantamweight champion on potentially fighting Cris "Cyborg" Justino: "I fight in the UFC 135-pound division. And if she can fight 145 pumped full of steroids then she can make weight just like everybody else without them."

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Mets back atop NL East
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The Mets smashed three homers to back Noah Syndergaard's 9-strikeout performance over eight innings as the Mets swept the Nationals to tie them for first place in the NL East.

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Mets would be a problem in postseason
MLB 

Said Curt Schilling after the Mets swept the Nationals with a 5-2 win to pull even atop the NL East: "No one is going to want to play this team in a one-game playoff or a seven-game series."

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Terry Collins: "I've never experienced the emotional roller coaster we've been through these last 10 games at home."

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Mets finish a 3-game sweep of Nationals, trail Nats by percentage points for NL East lead Mets starting pitchers in series- 21 2/3 IP, 5 R

Mets sweep Nats, pull even in NL East

Noah Syndergaard (9 Ks, 0 BB) was dominant over eight innings of work, despite allowing two harmless homers, and the Mets' bats came alive in the third to post five runs behind back-to-back jacks by Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy. The Mets moved into a tie for first with the Nats atop the NL East after the 5-2 win. Box score

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Robbie Maddison motors over waves

Anyone can surf on a surfboard (OK, maybe not anyone). But surfing on a motorcycle? That's the challenge Robbie Maddison took on and conquered in Tahiti.

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The great, diving Daniel Norris
MLB 

He dazzled in his Tigers debut with a win over the Orioles, and he showed off his defensive prowess with a diving catch that not many normal starting pitchers would have made.

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Noah Syndergaard last 4 home starts vs Reds-- 8 IP, 1 R vs Diamondbacks-- 8 IP, 1 R vs Padres-- 8 IP, 0 R vs Nationals-- 8 IP, 2 R

Ride along with a Triple Crown winner
Horse Racing 

How many people can say they know what it's like to ride a Triple Crown winner? Well, you can, after you watch this video of American Pharoah doing a lap with a GoPro camera.

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Noah Syndergaard silences Nats' bats

Syndergaard allowed two solo homers but struck out nine over eight innings in a strong start for the Mets. The Nats trail 5-2 heading to the bottom of the eighth inning. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN

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MJ Hits Buzzer-Beater Vs. Jimmy Butler
NBA 

In a shootout between a former Bulls legend and a current Chicago star, 52-year-old Michael Jordan showed he's still got it by hitting a last-second shot. Watch

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'This is the greatest thing in the world'
MMA 

After knocking out the trash-talking Bethe Correia in 34 seconds, UFC champion Ronda Rousey told ESPN: "I think I made a pretty good point."

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Smaka's incredible Special Olympics journey

Syrian roller skater Anwar Smaka's luggage was lost on the way to the Special Olympics World Games, and he had to compete with borrowed equipment. But he still won a gold medal in the 30-meter straight line and another gold in the 30-meter slalom race. Smaka's unbeatable spirit

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Elena Delle Donne's game-winning basket

The Sky's Delle Donne drove and spun to the basket for the game-winning layup with 19 seconds left vs. the Mystics.

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Archer: Bryant, Patmon fight no big deal
NFL 

Said Cowboys reporter Todd Archer: "The strange part was Dez Bryant kept going after Tyler Patmon after many people tried to break it up. ... After practice, they got together, they shook hands, they hugged, they said they squashed it, and they're moving on."

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Dez Bryant, Tyler Patmon in camp scuffle

Bryant and CB Tyler Patmon got into the first fight of Cowboys training camp today. Both lost a helmet, and neither player appeared to back down. Teammates and Cowboys staffers eventually stepped in to restore order, with QB Tony Romo trying to get Bryant under control.

Keselowski's crew unharmed in crash
NASCAR 

Brad Keselowski overran his pit stop, running into multiple members of his crew and sending a tire down pit road. Thankfully, everyone was fine, and Keselowski recovered to finish second at Pocono.

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