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Papelbon among those on move; who's next?

The Nats fortified their bullpen with the addition of Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies, one of a handful of deals Tuesday as the trade deadline approaches.

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Defensive play of the year? (0:26)
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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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E:60 - A Man Named Suh (7:43)
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Beamer talks longevity, success in college football (3:04)
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Is Hamels the next big name to be dealt? (0:35)
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Furman kicker does crazy trick shots (0:29)
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E:60 - Flyboard (3:15)
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Tiger: I didn't think it would take this long (1:24)
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Angry Sky trailer (0:29)
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Sean Doolittle's secret burrito hideaway (0:12)
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Atlas previews Garcia-Malignaggi (3:44)
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Hall of Fame debate: Keith Tkachuk

Keith Tkachuk was part of a legendary group that earned U.S. hockey a permanent place on the international map, but is he Hall of Fame worthy?

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Rousey ready to fight Correia (4:42)
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Bird: Jordan would kill me in one-on-one right now (4:28)

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Coley Harvey @ColeyHarvey

Between Devon Still's news about Leah remaining in remission, and Eric Berry being cleared to practice, this has been an awe-inspiring hour

Eric Berry cleared to practice
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The Chiefs' star safety had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma last December and was undergoing treatments until this past June. He will take the field with his teammates Wednesday.

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Munson: Tom Brady has no shot in court

Although the Patriots QB enjoys top-of-the-line legal representation and his lawyers will file a brilliantly written lawsuit, Tom Brady’s effort to stop the suspension is doomed, says ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson. Two reasons why

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Pirates take control in the 8th

Gregory Polanco's bases-clearing double broke an 8th-inning tie at Target Field, giving Polanco 7 RBIs in his past 4 games. Neil Walker followed with an RBI single and Pittsburgh leads 7-3. Follow live

Yankees up to 19 runs vs. Rangers
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Chris Young is 3-for-4 with 5 RBIs, Didi Gregorius has a career-high 4 hits, and New York has racked up 18 hits through 6 innings. The last time the Yankees scored more than 20 runs was an August 2011 victory over the A's. Follow live

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Leake, Votto help Reds blank Cardinals
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Mike Leake pitched 8 scoreless innings and picked up his 9th victory of the season, while Joey Votto hit a HR in Cincinnati's 4-0 win.

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Rays roll Tigers 10-2
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Curt Casali homered twice for the second straight game, Jake Odorizzi tossed six innings of one-run ball, and the Rays cruised to a second straight win.

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Honoring a teacher with the haka

Students from a high school in New Zealand performed the haka, a traditional Maori war cry also popularized by that country's rugby team, at the funeral of a popular teacher.

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K.C. Masterpiece
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Royals 2B Omar Infante fielded a ground ball, then flipped it over to SS Alcides Escobar, who threw out the Indians' Roberto Perez at first.

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Starters don't last long in Arlington

Chris Capuano and Martin Perez both allowed at least 5 runs and recorded no more than 3 outs in tonight's Yankees-Rangers game. The last game in which both starters did that was April 10, 1999 --the Twins' Benj Sampson and the Indians' Dwight Gooden (via Elias). Follow live

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Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

Have to think the Red Sox will proceed very cautiously with Mookie Betts. A trip to the 7-day DL for concussions is likely, IMO

Shaq Calls Pippen 'Bum,' A Lot More Things
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The Shaquille O'Neal-Scottie Pippen feud shows no signs of stopping, as the former star big man launched a torrent of trash talk Pippen's way on Tuesday. Shaq: Scottie not in scouting report

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Ouch! Betts tumbles over the wall
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Red Sox CF Mookie Betts almost robbed White Sox 1B Jose Abreu of a homer in the sixth, but the ball spilled out of his glove when he hit the ground, resulting in a two-run shot.

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Betts has concussion symptoms
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Red Sox CF Mookie Betts left during the sixth of tonight's loss to the White Sox with concussion symptoms after he flipped over the wall trying to make a grab. He will likely have to go on the 7-day concussion DL but tests are ongoing.

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Leake, Votto lead Reds past Cardinals
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Mike Leake pitched eight scoreless innings in what could be his final start for Cincinnati, while Joey Votto hit a 3-run HR and scored twice in the 4-0 win. Box score

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Syndergaard, Duda lift Mets past Padres

Noah Syndergaard took a perfect game into the 7th, and Lucas Duda hit a long homer in New York's 4-0 win.

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Giles becomes popular fantasy pickup
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Ken Giles got the save for the Phillies tonight, and he'll be taking over the closer's role after Jonathan Papelbon's trade to the Nats. Giles is available in 73 percent of ESPN leagues.

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Fernandez pitches Marlins past Nats
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Jose Fernandez improved to 4-0, and Dee Gordon scored the go-ahead run in his first game off the DL.

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Rays rout Tigers
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Curt Casali went deep in the fourth and sixth innings, and the Rays added five runs in the eighth to run away from the Tigers in a 10-2 win at Tropicana Field. Box score

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Davis, O's bash Braves in Baltimore
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Chris Davis belted two long balls to give him 24 homers on the season and his third multi-HR game in the Orioles' 7-3 win over the Braves.

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Phillies win fifth straight at Toronto
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Cody Asche drove in two runs on a game-tying double in the fifth, and Andres Blanco's go-ahead double in the same frame stood as the difference in the Phillies' 3-2 win over the Jays.

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