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Schoenfield: Astros look like AL West favorites

Before sweeping the Angels on Thursday night, the Astros solidified their status as a contender by trading for Carlos Gomez.

Gronk: 'It's all about football now' (1:39)
Surfer gets smacked by gnarly wave (0:27)
Shell Shocker: Iowa lineman eats entire egg (1:15)
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Dez: 'No pressure' after signing for $70 million

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant says the $70 million contract he recently signed doesn't add pressure and that he's glad to be back with the team after skipping much of the offseason program.

Redskins looking forward to establishing running game (0:29)
Dez: 'Desperate to get back out here' (0:40)
Four for the million (3:58)
Hometown Heroes: Laura Cook and Nicole Lusardi (4:56)
Hamels trade great for both teams (1:48)
Marlins cause a stink (1:49)
All Access: Ronda Rousey (2:30)


No day at the beach for Rousey

Well, actually it was. Ronda Rousey held an open workout on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro in advance of her UFC 190 fight against Bethe Correia on Saturday. Fans pack the sand

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Crazy Stat of Day: 2 pitchers ever have completed calendar month with 50 K & ERA below 0.50. Clayton Kershaw tries to become No. 3 tonight.

Iowa lineman eats raw egg with shell
College Football 

It wasn't a dare. It's something Drew Ott does if he's "feeling kind of lazy on a Sunday."

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Carlos Gomez with the quote of the week

Gomez's medical records contributed to the Mets-Brewers trade breaking down, according to reports. To that he said: "I don't have any [physical] problem. I've been playing. I feel sexy." The Astros agreed and traded for the OF.

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Mike Golic pleads with Jets' Richardson

The arrest of Sheldon Richardson reminded Golic of former teammate Jerome Brown, who "lived fast and he lived hard. ... You kind of held your breath with Jerome." Golic doesn't want to see Richardson follow the same path.


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Happy Trade Deadline Day! A lot can happen between now and 4 ET...let the madness begin.

Dan Murphy @DanMurphyESPN

Jim Harbaugh just pulled out a Ditka jersey. If he's not trying to be popular in Chicago, he's doing it wrong.

Turnover leads to half-court winner

His coach (or someone on the bench) screamed to foul. But a player on this AAU basketball team came up with the loose ball and put in a miracle off the glass.


Kings to add Lieberman as assistant

The Kings are reportedly adding Nancy Lieberman as an assistant coach. The 57-year-old Hall of Famer would become the NBA's second female assistant coach, joining Becky Hammon of the Spurs.

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Bill Belichick asked if he saw plane w/ banner circling practice field yesterday. "What plane? I don't know what you're talking about."

Last Rousey opponent makes prediction

Says Cat Zingano on this Saturday's Ronda Rousey-Bethe Correia bout: "I imagine if Bethe is going to have a strategy, it's not rushing in and doing something crazy that will make history and get her finished under 14 seconds." Expert panel musings

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#PhotoOfTheNight: Jason Castro celebrates with his teammates after hitting a walk-off home run to defeat the Angels, 3-0.

Bowden: Best remaining options

The MLB trade deadline looms this afternoon at 4 p.m. ET, and there are still quality options available. So who might snatch up Craig Kimbrel, Jay Bruce or Tyson Ross? Jim Bowden has the answers. Potential fits (Insider)

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A 1,368-pound Marlin caught

A marina in Kona, Hawaii, posted on Facebook that someone caught this gigantic fish. The page says the marlin weighs 1,368 pounds or more than the combined weight of the Miami Marlins starting pitchers (Jose Fernandez, Dan Haren, Tom Koehler, Mat Latos and David Phelps at 1135 lbs).

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Why NBA's free agency spendfest erupted

This summer sparked an NBA feeding frenzy of epic proportions, with teams tossing around eight-figure contracts like parade confetti. Front offices managed to commit over $2 billion in future player salaries in just 10 days. But why? A dollar now = 58 cents later

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Jets DL charged with resisting arrest

Sheldon Richardson, who is already suspended 4 games for marijuana use, was charged in connection with a high-speed street race in which he allegedly was clocked going as fast as 143 mph. A probable cause statement released by police said Richardson endangered the welfare of a child in the first degree, as a 12-year-old child was in the vehicle. 12 days after ban

Trent Williams not fazed by lack of deal

The Redskins LT has one year remaining on his six-year, $60M rookie contract, but says his pending free agency isn't a distraction: "If it gets done, it gets done. If not, it won't get done. I've still got one year to play on this contract and I'm going to go out here and give it my all."

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Beijing will stage 2022 Olympics
Olympic Sports 

While both projects were of "outstanding quality," the IOC chose Beijing over Almaty to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Its contingent -- which included a very tall Yao Ming -- cheered the decision.

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