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Mets flex power against Nats, look for sweep

The Mets hit three homers in the third inning to back Noah Syndergaard, who has put up eight strong innings against the first-place Nats (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Granderson and Murphy go back to back (0:31)
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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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Tensions high in Cincinnati (0:20)
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Blue Jays win after Gibbons gets ejected (2:34)
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Correa's behind-the-back spin-and-throw (0:13)
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Rangers down Giants (0:28)
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Merritt gets first PGA Tour win (2:06)
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Who's next for Rousey? (1:23)
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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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8hAdam Teicher

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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Pipe Dream -- Robbie "Maddo" Maddison (3:56)
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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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Eagles QBs on getting reps (0:39)
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Hometown Heroes: USA volleyball (1:41)

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Noah Syndergaard silences Nats' bats
MLB 

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 in 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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NBA 

'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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Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Now fans serending Bryce Harper in right field with "Har-per Sucks." ... Not sure I'd poke the bear, but whatever. Have fun.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Syndergaard with first-pitch strikes to 17 of 23 batters he's faced tonight--74%. Fourth time in last seven starts he's reached that level.

Broncos receivers are REALLY young
NFL 

OK, so these guys won't be suiting up in September. But some kids had the time of their lives, getting to catch passes from Peyton Manning at Broncos practice.

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NFL 

The next 2-sport athlete?

Caroline Wozniacki, world No. 5 in women's tennis, tossed out the first pitch before today's Angels-Dodgers game -- and it was a perfect strike.

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Syndergaard surrenders second homer

Noah Syndergaard had settled down since allowing a first-inning HR to Anthony Rendon, but his streak of four straight scoreless innings is over after he allowed a solo shot to Yunel Escobar in the sixth. The Mets still lead the Nats 5-2. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN

Michael Johnson has MCL sprain

The Bengals DE was carted off the practice field in today's training camp session. A team source told ESPN's Josina Anderson that Johnson sprained his MCL and "will be good in a few weeks."

Yippity 'Duda'!

Lucas Duda is the first player in Mets history to hit 9 HRs in an 8-game span (via Elias). The Mets lead the Nationals 5-1 in the fifth. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Hammon honored in New York

Becky Hammon was inducted into the New York Liberty's Ring of Honor at halftime of today's game. The Spurs' assistant said: "I knew when I arrived that this city would either make or break me, and you guys made me."

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Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Jose Lobaton two-out single in the fifth. Snaps streak of 13 straight batters retired by Noah Syndergaaard.

Jordan has ice water in his veins
NBA 

Michael Jordan, the king in the clutch during his NBA career, drained another buzzer-beater to beat Jimmy Butler in a shooting contest at Jordan's camp. Yes, he's still got it.

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