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Rubin: Mets stay on roll, avoid letdown with rout

With Yoenis Cespedes driving in four runs and rookie Michael Conforto delivering his first big league homer, the Mets romped in Miami and moved ahead of the Nats in the NL East.

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6mEd Werder

Sources: Eagles, Bradford in extension talks

The Eagles have interest in tying starting quarterback Sam Bradford to the franchise beyond the upcoming season, and have begun discussing a contract extension, according to sources.

Rousey KO's Correia in claymation (0:29)
Romo, Witten Conversation (5:07)
Sports Matter: Episode 1 presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods (4:00)
Beltre hits for the cycle (2:27)
Someone get this kangaroo a putter (0:30)
CFL player forgets how to play Canadian football (1:15)
19hDarren Rovell

Sources: Adidas makes $200M bid for Harden

Adidas has submitted a bid of $200 million over 13 years to sign Rockets forward James Harden, whose deal with Nike recently expired, sources told ESPN.com.

6hDan Graziano

Source: Brady to appear at Aug. 12 hearing

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will appear in person for a court-mandated Deflategate settlement hearing Aug. 12 in New York City, a source confirmed to ESPN on Monday.

Goalkeeper eats burger thrown by fan (0:35)
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Minor leaguer sets homer record with No. 433

Mike Hessman, an infielder for Triple-A Toledo in the Detroit Tigers' system, became the career home runs leader for U.S.-based minor leagues Monday, hitting his 433rd in the seventh inning.

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7hMichael Rothstein

Former Lions great Farr, '67 offensive ROY, dies

Former Detroit Lions running back Mel Farr has died at age 70, the franchise announced late Monday. Farr was the No. 7 overall pick in the 1967 draft by the Lions out of UCLA.

Jeremy Lin on 'Dota 2' (1:08)
Face to Face: Missy Franklin (4:11)
Butler's one-handed grab (0:15)
Yasiel Puig: This Is SportsCenter (Walk-up Music) (0:30)
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1dSteve Wulf

How MLB deflated potential equipment scandal

Remember The Great Glove Grapple of 1990? Probably not, because unlike the NFL with Deflategate, MLB took the air out of rampant mitt growth without creating controversy, Steve Wulf writes.

Fitzgerald: Need to finish games (2:04)
Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers work out, part 2 (0:13)
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15hJohn Clayton

Clayton: 49ers run game still a focus

In San Francisco, an efficient running game was a constant during the Jim Harbaugh years. Everything has changed, but the focus on the run game shouldn't, as John Clayton explains.

Mel Kiper Jr.'s tire woes (2:23)


When a walk-in closet just won't work

New Maverick LaMarcus Aldridge just built a house in Dallas with a "massive" closet -- but it wasn't big enough for his shoes. So what's a guy with more than 150 pairs to do? "I'm in the process of building a separate house behind my house just for shoes, like a showroom," Aldridge told Slam Magazine.

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Adrian Beltre hits 3rd career cycle

He joins Bob Meusel, Babe Herman and Long John Reilly as the only players with 3 cycles in MLB history, according to Elias. Beltre completed the cycle with a home run in the 5th, the earliest cycle since Melvin Upton, Jr. in 2009.

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CFL player forgets how to football

Toronto's A.J. Jefferson forgot to receive the onside kick, so Hamilton's Brandon Stewart recovered the ball untouched and took it all the way in for a TD.


Is this the best metaphor ever?
College Football 

When asked what it was like to play in Oregon's Autzen Stadium, Arizona safety Will Parks had quite an answer: "It's a bunch of milk being poured on you. Loud milk. Just imagine milk screaming. Sounds weird, but I'm weird."

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College Football 

Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

Source: #Eagles discussing with QB Sam Bradford possible short extension committing him to team beyond 2015, final year of his contract.

LeBron's Olympic commitment questioned

LeBron James will attend Monday's mini-camp meeting, Yahoo! Sports says, but will leave early, missing workouts to attend an annual event put on by his foundation. As Team USA executive director Jerry Colangelo told the Northeast Ohio Media Group: "One thing I need to find out: is he desirous, is he committed. I don't know that right now."

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Harper grumpy after falling out of first

Nationals phenom Bryce Harper did not appear in much of a mood to discuss the standings after the Mets took over sole possession of first place in the NL East, saying, "I don't give a crap what the Mets are doing. Or Dodgers or Giants or Texas or anybody."

Chipper Jones @RealCJ10

One team I would not wanna play the rest of the season.......the New York Mets!! They got some fellas that can flat out....BRING IT!!!

'Kobe' goes 1-on-4

Yep, Brandon Armstrong is at it again. The NBA player impersonator debuted Kobe Bryant today on SportsNation. It's classic Mamba.


Someone get this kangaroo a putter

This kangaroo has a real fascination with the flagsticks on an Australian golf course. An adorable, relentless fascination.


Drake unveils new Raptors uniforms

Rapper Drake, the Raptors' global ambassador, revealed the team's new uniforms Monday night during the finale of his OVO Fest concert in Toronto. See the new unis


A week after someone posed as a mannequin and scared QB Cardale Jones, the team was at it again with another straight-to-YouTube release. And, like all sequels, things get a little more racy. Locker room antics 2.0

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Inciarte fires rocket to second for out

Diamondbacks RF Ender Inciarte caught Yunel Escobar like a deer in headlights between first and second base and got him out with a barehanded grab and throw. Escobar didn't stand a chance.


The 'Taylor Swift of boxing' returns

USA boxer Cam Awesome discusses if he has a violent streak and his fighting style: “I’d like to quote the great Kenny Powers and say, ‘Fundamentals are crutches for the untalented,’ so I made up everything I did on my own.”


The Butler did it ...

... with one hand, on the practice field. That's Raiders WR Brice Butler, and he looks in midseason form with this one-handed gem.


A warm welcome home

The Special Olympics volleyball team from Flint, Michigan, won gold at the World Games, and the team returned home tonight to hundreds of people welcoming them at the Flint Bishop International Airport. Said coach Sheila Gafney: “Wow! I’m pretty sure half of Flint is here!”

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Rougned Odor hustles and shovels

The Rangers 2B fielded and scooped a ground ball with his glove for the out on an A-plus play. Who needs a second hand these days, anyway?


Rousey-Correia beatdown in claymation

Bethe Correia was a lot of talk before her UFC 190 fight against Ronda Rousey. But once she got in the ring, it was lights out.


Adrian Beltre stars in Rangers' win

The third baseman needed just five innings to hit for the cycle, the third of his career, as the Rangers rolled to a 12-9 win over the Astros.


What do Pirates fans do in rain delays?

Simple. They dance to "Gangnam Style." And after two rain delays, the Pirates-Cubs game was postponed with the later date not yet determined.


Swaggy P's arm for more than buckets

Last year, Swaggy P (Nick Young) took to Twitter to explain why his shooting arm remained tattoo-free, saying: "No tats on the right arm Strictly for buckets." Well, not anymore. Young has some new ink on his right arm. We found Tupac

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Cristiano Ronaldo buys friend an island

If you're Jorge Mendes, being Ronaldo's friend and agent has a lot of perks. Mendes got married Sunday and Ronaldo was the best man in the truest sense of the word: He bought Mendes a Greek island. How much?

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