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Follow live: Astros' bats leading way to top spot

It took a few innings, but Houston's offense has solved Garrett Richards and widened its lead over the Angels with first place in the AL West at stake (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Hamels-to-Rangers trade close, source says

The Texas Rangers were nearing a deal Wednesday night with the Philadelphia Phillies for left-handed ace Cole Hamels, a source told ESPN's Jayson Stark.

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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.

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Source: Dodgers get Latos, Morse from Marlins

The Marlins have agreed to trade pitcher Mat Latos and first baseman Michael Morse to the Dodgers for three minor league pitchers, a source confirmed to ESPNLosAngeles.com's Mark Saxon.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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

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Dodgers steal a run in the first
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In a weird twist of fate, both the Dodgers and A's stole third in the first inning. But only Los Angeles made anything of the theft, as Andre Ethier's RBI single brought home Howie Kendrick. The Dodgers lead 1-0 after the 1st. Follow live

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Reds blank Cardinals, take series

Reds RHP Anthony DeSclafani struck out 3 and gave up just 3 hits over 7 scoreless innings as the Reds beat the MLB-best Cardinals 1-0. Reds RF Jay Bruce's solo shot in the second was the lone run of the game. Box score

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Final: Padres 7, Mets 3

Lucas Duda hit 3 solo HRs for New York, but San Diego pelted Bartolo Colon on the way to 6 early runs, and the Padres cruised comfortably. Wilmer Flores, who is reportedly on the way to Milwaukee via trade, played most of the game until he was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the 9th. Box score

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Lucas Duda hits 3 HR in loss for Mets. Mets have 2 players hit 3 HR in game in same season for 1st time since 1985 (Carter/Strawberry)

Vin Baker working at Starbucks
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The former Bucks and Sonics All-Star big man, who fought alcoholism and lost nearly $100 million, is bouncing back, and wants people to learn from his journey. Baker's biggest rebound

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Duda makes it 3 homers on the night

That's six HRs in the past 4 games for Lucas Duda, as he's hit 3 solo shots off 3 different Padres pitchers. Unfortunately for Duda and the Mets, that's been it for New York, which trails San Diego 7-3. Follow live

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MLS All-Stars lead Tottenham 2-1 at half
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Kaká and David Villa scored in a 3-minute span in the first half to give the MLS All-Stars an early 2-0 lead, while Harry Kane pulled the Spurs closer with his goal in the 37th minute. Follow live

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Paul Pierce fails with first pitch
MLB 

New Clipper Paul Pierce's pitch at the Dodgers game came up well short of the target. But what do you expect? The Truth ends games. He doesn't start them.

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Who will rise and fall in 2015-16?
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Following a summer of deals, the Thunder and Heat were tabbed by our experts as the teams to make the biggest jump next season. After losing out on DeAndre Jordan, the Mavericks weren't so lucky. 5-on-5: Dallas faces decline

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Preston Tucker adds insurance in 6th

The Astros left fielder launched his 10th homer of the season to right center off RHP Garrett Richards to put his team up 3-1 over the Angels. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

MLS All-Stars score twice in 3 minutes
Soccer 

Kaká slotted home a penalty in the 20th minute to open the scoring and, after a great save from Nick Rimando, the Brazilian set up David Villa for the MLS All-Stars' 2nd goal. Tottenham's Harry Kane made it 2-1 in the 37th minute with a shot from outside the box. Follow live

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Kershaw gets night off vs. Athletics

With hip soreness flaring up, Clayton Kershaw's start will wait until Friday. Reinforcements are reportedly on the way via trade, but can Los Angeles snap a 3-game losing streak? Follow live

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Tillman stymies Braves in 2-0 win

Chris Tillman fell an out short of the complete game but allowed just 4 hits to guide the Orioles to their 5th straight victory. J.J. Hardy and Jonathan Schoop each hit their 7th home runs of the year for Baltimore's offense. Box score

Welcome to Toronto, Tulowitzki
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In his second at-bat as a member of the Blue Jays, Troy Tulowitzki picked up his first hit with his new team, blasting a two-run home run in the bottom of the third against the Phillies.

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Harper powers Nats past Marlins

Bryce Harper slammed a three-run homer and a solo shot to lift the visiting Nationals to a 7-2 win over the Marlins. Harper now leads the NL in HRs with 29 after his eighth career multi-homer game. Box score

Astros get on the board in the 5th

Astros 3B Luis Valbuena led off the bottom of the 5th with a double to deep left and would score on a Colby Rasmus sac fly, and Jose Altuve's RBI, infield single added a second run to go up 2-1 over the Angels. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Tulo debuts, Jays cruise
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Troy Tulowitzki's first hit as a Blue Jay was a two-run homer, and he added two doubles to finish 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs. R.A. Dickey allowed two runs over 8 IP to improve to 5-10. Box score

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Flores takes field with tears in his eyes

After a standing ovation from Mets fans in the 7th and going back into the dugout, Wilmer Flores emerged for the 8th red-eyed and clearly emotional. The 23-year-old has played his entire career with New York. Follow live

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Russia could miss Olympics in basketball

The Russian Basketball Federation was suspended Wednesday by FIBA, meaning it could miss the European Championship that doubles as an Olympic qualifier. A Russian court ordered new elections for all senior federation posts last month. Infighting sinks Russia

Mets fans give Flores a big ovation

Despite the reported trade to the Brewers, Wilmer Flores still remains in the game for New York. Fans in the stands seem aware of the impending trade, too, as they showered Flores with applause as he came to the plate in the bottom of the 7th. Follow live