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MacMullan: Brady needs to drop it and move on

Tom Brady has nothing to gain by taking his NFL suspension to court, and it's time for him to leave it behind before doing more damage.

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Mets' Mejia suspended 162 games for PEDs

New York Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 162 games without pay after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances, his second PED-related suspension.

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Trout MRI shows wrist free of structural damage

Angels star Mike Trout says an MRI exam on his injured left wrist did not show any serious issues and he is hopeful to return Wednesday, a day after missing a 10-5 loss to the Astros.

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10hGordon Edes

Red Sox retire 45 of 'leader' Pedro Martinez

The Summer of Love, Pedro style, continued unabated Tuesday night in Fenway Park, where the Red Sox honored newly minted Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez by retiring his number.

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Beamer talks longevity, success in college football (3:04)
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High schoolers perform haka at teacher's funeral (2:43)
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Tiger: I didn't think it would take this long (1:24)
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Kershaw looks to cap historic July
MLB 

Clayton Kershaw brings his 0.27 ERA and 45 K's in four starts this month into tonight's start vs. the A's. Since earned runs became official in 1913, only two pitchers ever have had at least 50 K's and an ERA below 0.50 in a calendar month (Johan Santana, Nolan Ryan).

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Ousted Mexican coach apologizes
Soccer 

In admitting to scuffling with a reporter, leading to his firing, Miguel Herrera said: "This is not an attitude becoming of a Mexico national team coach, despite all the criticism and taunts." 'Regretful incident'

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Soccer 

trey wingo @wingoz

Those happiest re Brady suspension being upheld? Steelers, Bills, Jaguars & Cowboys. As a starter Brady 39-5 vs those 4 & 9-0 vs Dal & Jags

Under-the-radar 2016 free agents
NBA 

There are some low-key players who will be free agents in 2016 and could be in for big paydays if they perform well this season. Chief among them? Guards Harrison Barnes and Jordan Clarkson, says Kevin Pelton. Full list (Insider)

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Reiss: Tom Brady 101
NFL 

The NFL upheld Tom Brady's 4-game suspension. What does it mean for the QB, who insists he did nothing wrong? What's next for New England? What does the NFLPA have to say? Mike Reiss has the answers. 10 things

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Infante and Escobar get ridiculous out
MLB 

Royals 2B Omar Infante and SS Alcides Escobar are better at baseball than you.

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SportsCenter @sportscenter

#PhotoOfTheNight: Pedro Martinez shows his appreciation to the crowd during his number retirement ceremony at Fenway Park.

ICYMI: Yankees beat Rangers by 16
MLB 

No, that's not a typo: New York beat Texas 21-5 on Tuesday. It was the 2nd game in baseball history where a team trailed by 5 runs and won by 15 or more. (via Elias)

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Vin Baker working at Starbucks
NBA 

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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Tom Brady: 'I did nothing wrong'
NFL 

Wrote the Patriots QB on his Facebook page: "The fact is that neither I, nor any equipment person, did anything of which we have been accused. [Commissioner Roger Goodell] dismissed my hours of testimony and it is disappointing that he found it unreliable." Full statement

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San Diego gives Chargers a deadline
NFL 

The team must decide by Sept. 11 if they want to commit to a new stadium and staying in San Diego, according to the Orange County Register. The proposed stadium would cost $1.1 billion. The Chargers had previously walked away from negotiations with the city last month.

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Quite the tribute

At the funeral of their longtime teacher, these New Zealand high school boys honored him with the Haka dance, made famous by the country's rugby team.

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Ouch! Betts tumbles over the wall
MLB 

Red Sox CF Mookie Betts almost robbed White Sox 1B Jose Abreu of a homer Tuesday, but the ball spilled out of his glove when he hit the ground, resulting in a two-run shot. Betts exited with concussion symptoms.

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John Mara to JPP: Wrong to shut us out

The Giants co-owner doesn't think the DE, who injured his right hand in a fireworks accident, is "receiving very good advice right now." Mara found it "disappointing" that no one from the team has seen Pierre-Paul's hand, despite team officials visiting him at a Miami hospital in the days after the accident.

Diamondbacks show interest in Chapman
MLB 

Arizona has talked with Cincinnati about acquiring LHP Aroldis Chapman, according to multiple reports. Since 2012, the closer has a 1.95 ERA with 414 K's in 231 innings. His fastball averages 99.6 mph.

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Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

So, Brady says he only wrecked the phone after he told the investigators he'd never let them see it anyway. This helps?

Games Tom Brady will miss
NFL 

  • Week 1: Sept. 10 vs. Pittsburgh
  • Week 2: Sept. 20 at Buffalo
  • Week 3: Sept. 27 vs. Jacksonville
  • Week 5: Oct. 11 at Dallas
Patriots' full schedule

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GM: Winston brings 'spark' to Buccaneers
NFL 

Jason Licht said that Bucs veterans are excited by the No. 1 pick's arrival: "He's got that kind of spark to him. Now, he still has to play. He hasn't played a snap yet. What does he say? 'Real recognizes real.' They just see it."

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Michel Platini announces candidacy
Soccer 

The UEFA president will look to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president and help FIFA "turn over a new leaf." Platini previously planned to oppose Blatter in May's election but ultimately withdrew from contention.

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Strikeouts catching up to Joc Pederson
MLB 

The rookie CF is batting .176 this month and manager Don Mattingly is considering moving him from the leadoff spot. In 89 July plate appearances, Pederson has 28 K's. "I didn't think he'd strike out this much. ... He's frustrated," Mattingly said.

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MLB 

Kevin Seifert @SeifertESPN

Tom Brady statement: “Zero evidence of wrongdoing.” NFL: CBA standard of guilt is simply “more probable than not.” Easy threshold to meet.

Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

Tom Brady: "I will not allow my unfair discipline to become a precedent for other NFL players without a fight." (2/2)

Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

Tom Brady: " I respect the Commissioner's authority, but he also has to respect the CBA and my rights as a private citizen." (1/2)