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Mets take over first in NL East with romp

With three doubles and four RBIs, Yoenis Cespedes led the hot-hitting Mets to a rout in Miami. They're alone atop the NL East after the Nats lost Monday.

3hDan Graziano

Source: Brady to appear at Aug. 12 hearing

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will appear in person for a court-mandated Deflategate settlement hearing Aug. 12 in New York City, a source confirmed to ESPN on Monday.

Rousey KO's Correia in claymation (0:29)
Romo, Witten Conversation (5:07)
Sports Matter: Episode 1 presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods (4:00)
Beltre hits for the cycle (1:01)
Someone get this kangaroo a putter (0:30)
11hBuster Olney

Mets fans deserve standing ovation

It was largely the passion of Mets fans -- their declared frustration, their anger -- that drove their team's front office to make changes in Queens.

CFL player forgets how to play Canadian football (1:15)
11hDarren Rovell

Sources: Adidas makes $200M bid for Harden

Adidas has submitted a bid of $200 million over 13 years to sign Rockets forward James Harden, whose deal with Nike recently expired, sources told ESPN.com.

Goalkeeper eats burger thrown by fan (0:35)
4hJohn Keim

Redskins WR Jackson: 'No one can stop me'

When DeSean Jackson was asked Monday how one teammate, cornerback Chris Culliver, challenged him in practice, the wide receiver made one point clear: "I don't think no one can guard me."

Jeremy Lin on 'Dota 2' (1:08)
Face to Face: Missy Franklin (4:11)
Butler's one-handed grab (0:15)
Yasiel Puig: This Is SportsCenter (Walk-up Music) (0:30)
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1dSteve Wulf

How MLB deflated potential equipment scandal

Remember The Great Glove Grapple of 1990? Probably not, because unlike the NFL with Deflategate, MLB took the air out of rampant mitt growth without creating controversy, Steve Wulf writes.

Fitzgerald: Need to finish games (2:04)
Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers work out, part 2 (0:13)
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7hJohn Clayton

Clayton: 49ers run game still a focus

In San Francisco, an efficient running game was a constant during the Jim Harbaugh years. Everything has changed, but the focus on the run game shouldn't, as John Clayton explains.

Star Lotulelei carted off with injured foot (0:39)
How will they line up: Premier League season preview 2015-16 (2:52)
Mel Kiper Jr.'s tire woes (2:23)


Chipper Jones @RealCJ10

That a way, Adonis!!! Great win for the Braves tonite! Proud of u guys. Lots of heart involved in that win! Down 6-0, didn't quit.

Adonis Garcia, Braves walk off in 12th

The Braves 3B's two-run homer in the 12th propelled his team to a 9-8, come-from-behind win over the Giants.


Harper grumpy after falling out of first

Nationals phenom Bryce Harper did not appear in much of a mood to discuss the standings after the Mets took over sole possession of first place in the NL East, saying, "I don't give a crap what the Mets are doing. Or Dodgers or Giants or Texas or anybody."


Padres crush Brewers in series opener

The Padres rolled to a 13-5 win over the Brewers to capture their eighth win in 10 games.


Tough love: RB's mom won't wear jersey

“You’ve got to show me a little something, but it won’t be this year,” said Carmen Gordon, mother of Chargers rookie Melvin Gordon. “He's got to earn it. ... So you might see me in the stands, but I won’t have the jersey on. I did the same thing in college because I just want to hear what people are saying.”

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Adrian Beltre the star in Rangers' win

The third baseman needed just five innings to hit for the cycle, the third of his career, as the Rangers rolled to a 12-9 win over the Astros.


Rousey-Correia beatdown in claymation

Bethe Correia was a lot of talk before her UFC 190 fight against Ronda Rousey. But once she got in the ring it was lights out.


Angels get on the board in 5th

No team scored a run since Cleveland's three-run first inning, but RBI singles from RF Kole Calhoun and CF Mike Trout got the Angels a pair in the fifth as the Indians lead 3-2. Follow live

Padres victorious in opener

As for series openers, San Diego made sure to take a memorable stand early behind Yangervis Solarte's 2-for-4, 4-RBI showing as they cruised past the Brewers 13-5. The six runs in the 7th inning sealed the deal for the Padres. Box score

Adrian Beltre hits for 3rd cycle in win

The Rangers 3B became just the fourth player in MLB history to hit for the cycle three times in his career -- and he's now the owner of two of the last eight cycles. The Rangers beat the Astros 12-9 as six Rangers had a multihit game. Box score


Do you want fries with that?

When opposing fans threw a cheeseburger at goalie Juan Carlos Olave during a match, he did the only thing he could: He took a bite. Now if only they'd throw a soda so he could wash it down.


Rays prevail in Chicago

In a game that saw two ties and three lead changes, the Rays plated one run in the ninth on Mikie Mahtook's single to take a 5-4 win in the series opener. Alexei Ramirez tried to score the game-tying run from second on Adam LaRoche's single in the ninth, but Kevin Kiermaier threw him out. The Rays moved to two games back in the AL wild-card race. Box score

What do Pirates fans do on rain delays?

Simple. They dance to "Gangnam Style."


A warm welcome home

The Special Olympics volleyball team from Flint, Michigan, won gold at the World Games, and the team returned home tonight to hundreds of people welcoming them at the Flint Bishop International Airport. Said coach Sheila Gafney: “Wow! I’m pretty sure half of Flint is here!”

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Garcia hits walk-off homer in 12th

The Braves rallied from deficits of six runs and two runs to force extras and took the series opener against the visiting Giants on Adonis Garcia's first career walk-off homer -- a 2-run shot in the 12th. All three of Garcia's homers this season have given the Braves the lead. Box score

Pete Rose hopeful for HOF eligibility

"I'm the one who made the mistake. If I'm ever given a second chance, I'll be the happiest guy in the world," Rose told a crowd during a radio appearance with the Carmen & Jurko Show on ESPN 1000 this afternoon.

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O's in front behind Jones, Davis

Adam Jones' 19th double this season pushed the Orioles' lead to 4-0 over the A's in the third, adding to Chris Davis' three-run homer in the first -- his 27th this season. Follow live

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Tonight was the 18th time this season a Mets starter went at least 7 IP without allowing a walk. Next highest is Blue Jays with 15.

Putting Rousey's speed into perspective

Just how fast does Ronda Rousey take care of business in the Octagon? Her last four fights lasted a total of 130 seconds. That's enough time for Usain Bolt to run a 100-meter race 13 times. 130 seconds in other sports

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Doug Padilla @ESPNChiSox

The Grady Sizemore of old has reurned. This time it's a long home run to RF. White Sox 4, Rays 4, T8.

Chipper Jones @RealCJ10

One team I would not wanna play the rest of the season.......the New York Mets!! They got some fellas that can flat out....BRING IT!!!

Nats suffer fourth straight loss

The Diamondbacks hit four HRs to back rookie Zack Godley's six scoreless innings and defeated the Nats 6-4 for their seventh win in nine games.