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Rubin: Flores turns tears into walk-off cheers

Sometimes, the best trades are the ones you don't make. After crying on the field amid trade rumors two nights ago, Wilmer Flores lifted his and the Mets' spirits Friday with a walk-off HR, writes Adam Rubin.

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Judge wants Goodell, Brady in court Aug. 12, 19

The federal judge handling Patriots QB Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension strongly suggested Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appear in court on Aug. 12 and 19.

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Giants bleachers buckle due to Beckham mania

Giants fans trying to get an autograph from Odell Beckham Jr. following Friday's practice got so crazy they caused the bleachers to buckle, forcing the team to change its policy.

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Photos: Field of Schemes

Exhibitionists running onto fields have been laying schemes since the beginning of public sporting events. Here's a look at some of the more creative ones.

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Padres steal spotlight -- with inactivity
MLB 

Yoenis Cespedes to the Mets was the biggest trade deadline move Friday, while the Padres, widely expected to sell and sell a lot, flummoxed the baseball world by sitting idly by and doing next to nothing. Deadline recap (Insider)

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Watch: NBA in Africa on ESPN
NBA 

Team Africa has a 15-point lead over Team World as they head to the fourth quarter in the exhibition game, the NBA's first in Africa. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Baseball slide, the next dance craze?
MLB 

Kansas City's Kendrys Morales should have been out by a mile. But he sidestepped Russell Martin -- literally -- to score on an unconventional "slide."

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Size is a matter of perspective
College Football 

ESPN college football writer Chantel Jennings toured the "Lord of the Rings" set with Washington State offensive lineman Joe Dahl, and the pictures speak for themselves. Giant lineman, tiny lineman

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Reporter gets the Belichick treatment
NFL 

A reporter just wanted to know if Bill saw the "cheaters look up" banner flying over Pats practice on Thursday. Belichick responded exactly how you'd expect.

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Rousey to dedicate fight to late Piper
MMA 

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper passed away Friday at the age of 61. After the news, Ronda Rousey posted a photo of Piper on Instagram and promised to do justice to the nickname Piper gave her. 'This one's for you Roddy'

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The Dream's dream sequence in Africa
NBA 

Hakeem Olajuwon's time on the floor for Team Africa included a blocked shot -- and a finger wag on his behalf, courtesy of Dikembe Mutombo -- and 2 points from the paint.

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3 African NBA pioneers
NBA 

The jerseys of 3 of the most influential NBA players in Africa -- Manute Bol, Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo -- hang in the rafters in Johannesburg, above this morning's Basketball Without Borders game.

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NBA 

Sweet pass, sweeter dunk
NBA 

Jeff Green finished off Chris Paul's no-look pass with a monster slam during the NBA's exhibition game in Africa.

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Does Ronda Rousey need a rival?
MMA 

Chael Sonnen says yes, as only "two athletes in the history of combat sports [have] sold on their own: Oscar De La Hoya and Mike Tyson. ... Ronda Rousey will not be one of those athletes. She is going to need a yin to her yang."

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Cespedes: Tigers trading me not 'smart'
MLB 

New Met Yoenis Cespedes told ESPN Deportes' Marly Rivera he found out about the move via TV and said about the Tigers: "I don’t think it was a good decision to throw in the towel this early. There’s still a lot of baseball to be played." 'I feel no pressure'

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MLB 

Kenneth Faried throws down huge jam

Shh -- no one tell the Nuggets star that this game in Africa doesn't count toward the standings.

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Surprise in Africa: Mutombo checks in
NBA 

Dikembe Mutombo took the floor for Team Africa, where he joined Hakeem Olajuwon, and the crowd went wild.

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Watch: Team Africa leads at half
NBA 

Festus Ezeli's squad is ahead 56-38 over Team World in the NBA's first-ever game in Africa. Maybe Team Africa was buoyed by Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo, who both got some 2nd quarter minutes. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Packers' 'real' football begins

That's what Packers DE Mike Daniels calls it now that the pads have come on for the third day of camp: "It's always fun to get back into real football, and we get to see what everybody is made of."

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The real McCoy in fantasy football
NFL 

LeSean McCoy had been a great fantasy asset the past few seasons in Philadelphia. Should fantasy owners take a chance on him now that he's moved up to Buffalo? Play for free

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How to use Twitter to get an NFL job
NFL 

Ask and you shall receive is how the saying goes, right? LaVance Taylor took that to a new level this week: The RB reached out to the Chiefs on Twitter, asking for a job. Kansas City decided to take him up on it. Signed to a contract

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NFL 

Ronda Rousey’s nutrition coach dishes
MMA 

Mike Dolce is responsible for everything Rousey consumes during training, which is more than you'd think: “When I started working with her initially, she was shocked with how much food I was suggesting she could eat.” Four 'real' meals a day

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MMA 

Watch: NBA in Africa
NBA 

NBA stars including Luol Deng and Chris Paul are part of the league's first game in Africa. Team Africa is up on Team World late in the first quarter. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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