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Taylor: Rangers GM wins in trade for ace Hamels

Texas general manager Jon Daniels landed an important piece in his bid to build a dominant pitching staff, acquiring Cole Hamels without giving up the Rangers' top two slugging prospects.

Emotional Flores gets word about trade during game (0:54)
15hJayson Stark

Tigers GM tells teams Price, others available

The Tigers have told teams they will consider trading all their potential free agents -- David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, Joakim Soria and others -- between now and Friday's deadline.

Welcome to Toronto, Tulowitzki (0:15)
All Access: Ronda Rousey (2:30)
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23hMike Sando

The NFL's top offenses: Why NE is still No. 1

Even with Tom Brady suspended for four games, Mike Sando remains high on the Patriots offense. But which other units fill out his top five? Here's a hint: A certain top-tier QB wasn't included.

15hDan Graziano

Source: Pierre-Paul rehabbing away from Giants

Jason Pierre-Paul is getting his own medical care and rehab near his home in South Florida, a source told ESPN, and at this point has no timetable for returning to the Giants.

20hDarren Rovell

'Miracle' goalie selling memorabilia for $5.7M

Jim Craig, the goaltender from the "Miracle on Ice" team, is hoping to sell nearly all his memorabilia from the 1980 Olympics in one 19-item lot for an asking price of $5.7 million.

Sandoval gets winded rounding bases (0:26)

Dodgers' Kershaw scratched with hip soreness

The Los Angeles Dodgers have scratched Clayton Kershaw from Wednesday's start against the Oakland Athletics with soreness in his right hip. He will be replaced by Mike Bolsinger.

Tebow's interesting 'leg day' exercise (0:40)
Jerry Jones endorses Goodell (0:36)
Paul Pierce fails at throwing first pitch (0:24)
Defensive play of the year? (0:26)
Ronaldo multitasks with trick shot among fans (0:34)

McGregor: Rousey would take me down in second

Interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor says Ronda Rousey isn't someone he'd want to fight. "She would throw me on my head in literally one second flat," he said.

Legal strategy for Brady appeal (4:36)


Teddy Bridgewater bulks up for season

The Vikings QB entered training camp Wednesday at 215 pounds: "I'm trying to make sure that I'm building myself up to withstand some hits that I'm going to take throughout the year and withstand the long season that's ahead of us."

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Tim Tebow apparently loves leg day

And his technique is odd. Or genius? You decide.


AP: Rio water likely to sicken Olympians
Olympic Sports 

Tests conducted by the Associated Press found that not a single venue is fit for swimming or boating, and experts say it's too late to clean it up for 2016. Pollution similar to raw sewage

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Olympic Sports 

All Access: Ronda Rousey

Go behind the scenes and find out how the UFC women's bantamweight champion eats, trains and prepares for UFC 190, when she will face Bethe Correia. And check out her cat clock!


Bryce Harper leads NL in home runs

The Nats star hit 2 HRs to overtake Giancarlo Stanton for the NL lead. It's the 8th career multi-HR game for Harper, tied for the 5th-most in MLB history by a player before his 23rd birthday. Harper won't turn 23 until October.

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Tulowitzki can play some defense, too

Not only did Troy Tulowitzki homer in his Blue Jays debut, he also made a throw reminiscent of his idol Derek Jeter.


Sammy Watkins: Playoffs or bust for Bills

The WR knows a record number of season tickets have been sold: "We have to win now. We can't win next year or the following year and say we don't have the team. We've got the team. We've got the coaches."

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How Mets-Brewers trade fell through

ESPN's Jim Bowden explains how the Mets got word that Wilmer Flores would be traded during Wednesday's game, and why the deal ultimately never transpired.


Recapping the Tom Brady saga

A lot has gone down in New England over the past two days. And with the Patriots taking the field today for training camp, Mike Reiss recaps what you may have missed -- like Robert Kraft ripping the league. 5 things

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Mike Leach offers DeflateGate solution
College Football 

Said the Washington State coach: "Here's what we need to do. Let's not worry about how much air is in a football."

College Football 

NBA looks for bigger impact in Africa

League commissioner Adam Silver said to "stay tuned" for an eventual regular-season game in Africa. The NBA will play an exhibition game in the country on Saturday as its on a "fast track" to build its brand there.


Albert Pujols reaches 30-HR plateau

With Wednesday's home run, Pujols joined Angels teammate Mike Trout as the only players to reach 30 HRs this season. Pujols is the first player in MLB history to have 13 30-homer seasons within the first 15 seasons of his career.

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Familiar faces back for Packers

The Packers have their first training camp practice today, and there should be lots of familiarity for a team that led the NFL in scoring last season (30.4 PPG), as they return 95% of their offensive snaps, the highest percentage of any team in the NFL.

Tulo makes instant impact for Blue Jays

Troy Tulowitzki went 3-for-5 in his Toronto debut, becoming the 6th player since 1900 to have three extra-base hits in his first game with a new team after having already played for a different club that season. (via Elias)

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Le'Veon Bell not sure why ban reduced

"I just want to go out there and continue to practice with my team as long as I can. I don't want to go through all the details. I'm just glad I got the suspension reduced."

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The deal that was, then wasn't

Around 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Mets SS Wilmer Flores and RHP Zack Wheeler were reportedly on their way to Milwaukee in exchange for OF Carlos Gomez. But by 11 p.m. ET, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said the trade "has not and will not transpire." Wait, what?


Flores emotional in Mets loss

A visibly upset Wilmer Flores -- and fans -- reacted to reports that the shortstop had been traded to the Brewers. But the transaction never transpired, and Flores will remain in New York.


Rousey gets big hug from little fan

A young boy sneaked up on Ronda Rousey during open workouts in Rio de Janeiro and hugged the MMA fighter -- and she gave the hug right back.