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Suzuki talks hit No. 3,000, Pete Rose and retirement

As he nears 3,000 hits, Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki sat down to talk about Pete Rose -- too defensive -- and Lou Piniella -- too affectionate. Oh, and another 200-hit season? Totally doable.

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Belichick scolds reporter after baffling QB question (0:21)
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Lacrosse player drops opponent with an ugly shot to the neck (0:43)
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Greeny has never seen anyone look like Fitzpatrick (1:09)
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Kellerman: Drew Brees will never play in his 40's (1:27)
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Kellerman: 'Tom Brady is going to be a bum' (2:13)
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Jags RB addresses how car ended up in pond

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson says he feels 'blessed' that no one was injured during the single-car accident in which his vehicle ended up in a retention pond.

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'Rookie of the Year' star returns to Wrigley Field (0:47)
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UFC 201 simulation: Will Lawler retain title against Woodley? (1:19)
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Marshall makes a bet, d'Arnaud smooches fan and Towns embarrasses kids (1:28)
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Ichiro's road to 3,000 hits (1:10)

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

New Saints WR Hakeem Nicks admitted that he was texting Sean Payton every week since his spring visit. Nicks said he's had to fight injuries in his career, including last year with Titans. But he said that just adds to the chip in his shoulder. Also said he's taken time to try and "learn the business," study offenses and try to figure out why he had most of his success early in his career with Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.

Carmelo’s legacy tied up with Olympics
NBA 

Amin Elhassan says another Olympic gold medal is the best way for Carmelo Anthony to end his career in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Ty Wenger ESPN Editor 

Following his opening round at the PGA Championship, Jordan Spieth last night talked at length about the course's bumpy poa annua greens, a strain of grass that typically gets worse as the day goes on. Still, as Spieth noted, he was only five back, and today "we get fresh greens… If I can post something like four or five tomorrow, we're definitely back in the thick of things." Prophetic!

Golf 

Cubs have assembled a fearsome trio

With Aroldis Chapman now in tow, the back end of the Cubs' bullpen figures to be an absolute nightmare for opponents.

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Blue Jays are pursuing Rich Hill of the A's as they still are planning on making what I think is a major mistake by moving their best starter Aaron Sanchez to the bullpen at some point in the 2nd half. Hill is scheduled to start Sunday for Oakland if blister is ok to go. Tick tock tick tock deadline Monday 4pm et

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Joe Haden says his surgically repaired ankle is close, says Robert Griffin III is a "happy go lucky guy", and says he's told Josh Gordon "let's both get back to the pro bowl".

Ty Wenger ESPN Editor 

And ... Patrick Reed birdies the second hole to join Jimmy Walker at the top of the leaderboard at -5. There are birdies to be made out there -- 62, anyone?

Golf 

There's something about Ryan
NFL 

Mike Greenberg can't think of anyone who has ever had a hair-and-beard combination like Ryan Fitzpatrick's.

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Trade deadline predictions
MLB 

Let's cut to the chase and make some deals already! All-Stars on the move? (Insider)

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi has emphasized the importance of Carlos Beltran to this year's team. Girardi said the other day it is difficult to take any team's best hitter off a club and expect similar results. It is becoming increasingly clear that some decision-makers in the organization look at trading Beltran as essentially waving the white flag.

Reason for MLS to hope
Soccer 

Jeff Carlisle writes the loss to Arsenal in the MLS All Star Game shouldn't overshadow the good things that came out of the match. Thinking positive

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Soccer 

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

After getting off to a slow start Friday at Baltusrol, Open champion Henrik Stenson has eagled the 18th hole (his 9th), hitting a 260-yard approach to 3 feet. The eagle got him back to even par for his round and -3 for the tournament, two strokes behind leader Jimmy Walker. Stenson had bogeyed the 12th and 13th holes. He now heads to the first nine.

Golf 

'Rookie of the Year' returns to Wrigley
MLB 

Thomas Ian Nicholas threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field Thursday, 23 years after starring in the film "Rookie of the Year."

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Patrick Reed is keeping pace with Jordan Spieth. He keeps following Spieth's birdies and following him up the leaderboard. Each player is now 4-under and just one stroke off the lead.

Golf 

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Griffin III says key to regaining rookie year form is "you gotta have fun." Says it's a kid's game for which he's paid a king's ransom.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

LeSean McCoy on Philadelphia bar fight investigation: "Things like that just can't happen. There's no excuses for it. You don't hear of other guys like Peyton Manning or Tom Brady getting into incidents like that."

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Jordan Spieth just played his first nine (the back-nine on the course) in 4-under 32 and is now just one stroke out of the PGA Championship lead. Spieth, who turned 23 earlier this week, is seeking his third major title in the last two years.

Golf 

Boston should trade for Ryan Braun

ESPN's David Schoenfield says the Red Sox could just slug their way to a pennant.

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

It's been a relatively quiet year for former U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, but he's starting to make some noise this week, as he's currently at 3-under, just two strokes off the lead in a share of fourth place.

Golf 

Man United, Juventus agree to Pogba deal
Soccer 

The teams agreed to terms of a Paul Pogba deal, with Manchester United paying a £95 million ($125M) transfer fee for the 23-year-old, plus £20m ($26.3M) in agents' fees. Story

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Soccer 

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Ryder Cup partners Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed are climbing the leaderboard. After matching scores of 70 yesterday, each is 3-under this morning and in a share of fourth place.

Golf 

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots fans at training camp just saw a glimpse of the intensity with which Tom Brady practices. After a pass intended for WR Malcolm Mitchell in 7-on-7 passing drills was swatted away by a staffer with a paddle, Brady ripped his helmet off with two hands and spiked it into the ground as the ear pads in the helmet popped out.

Fan gets souvenir, smooch from d'Arnaud
MLB 

Chase d'Arnaud couldn't reach a foul ball but got up close and personal with a fan in the first row.

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Why Blake Bortles is a top-5 fantasy QB
NFL 

KC Joyner drops some knowledge on why the Jaguars QB has a good chance to surprise people this year. Seven reasons (Insider)

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