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Rubin: Mets fire up fans with sweep of Nationals

After a roller-coaster week, the Mets powered their way to a sweep of the Nationals and energized their fans in a way not seen since the Shea Stadium days.

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Bills suspend O-line coach Kromer for 6 games

The Bills announced the suspension of offensive line coach Aaron Kromer for the first six games of the season, the penalty for a July incident that led to assault charges for Kromer and his son.

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Rousey KO's Correia in claymation (0:29)
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31mDarren 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.

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Mel Kiper Jr.'s tire woes (2:23)
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Yasiel Puig: This Is SportsCenter (Walk-up Music) (0:30)
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Manning throws football routes to kids (1:10)
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Blue Jays win after Gibbons gets ejected (2:34)
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Overseas Elite wins TBT (1:03)
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Merritt gets first PGA Tour win (2:06)
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Rousey sounds off on Cyborg (0:30)
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22hJim Bowden

Grading all 30 GMs at the deadline

How well did each major league team's GM do at the trade deadline? Former GM Jim Bowden assesses their performance.

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Granderson and Murphy go back to back (0:31)
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Correa's behind-the-back spin-and-throw (0:13)
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11hAdam Teicher

Chiefs' Charles feels like 'LeBron of football'

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is usually the focus of attention from opposing defenses. The attention gets so much that he said he can feel at times like LeBron James.

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Dez Bryant involved in fight at training camp (1:46)
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Aaron Rodgers' perfect throw (0:25)
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Ride along with American Pharoah (0:35)
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Hometown Heroes: USA volleyball (1:41)
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Pipe Dream -- Robbie "Maddo" Maddison (3:56)
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Wozniacki throws first pitch at Dodgers game (0:17)
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Girls Youth Football: Is it Safe? (6:44)
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Elena Delle Donne's game-winning basket (0:29)
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Mariota calm, consistent in the pocket (0:25)

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How the Panthers can replace Hardy
NFL 

ESPN's David Newton suggests some players -- namely Frank Alexander and Kony Ealy-- that could make up for the loss of Greg Hardy.

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NFL 

Price good when making debut

David Price is making his first start with the Blue Jays this afternoon. His first starts with each of his previous two teams went pretty well:

  • 2008 with Rays: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 K's
  • 2014 with Tigers: 8.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 10 K's

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Mel Kiper Jr. -- man, myth or legend?

Perhaps all three? Consider this: The 55-year-old NFL draft guru said on Mike & Mike that he has never changed a tire, never written a check and never had an ATM card.

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Ranking college football's top players
College Football 

ESPN's annual list is back -- let the debate begin! Forty-three writers and editors rated players based on their performances last season. The first batch includes a pair of QBs, dynamic RB and ST extraordinaire . #CFBRank Nos. 91-100

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College Football 

Jackson maintaining Knicks optimism
NBA 

In the midst of the worst Knicks season ever, Phil Jackson remained optimistic about the future: "There are many examples of a team that went from sh-- to Shinola in a short few years. Like the Celtics when they added Larry Bird, or the Magic when Shaq and Penny Hardaway got there. So there are plenty of reasons for Knick fans to keep the faith." The Phil Files

NBA 

The ultimate trust fall?

Bulgaria's Todor Spasov attempts a 27m high dive during a preliminary round at the 16th FINA World Championships.

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Jerry Jones on fight: 'That's good stuff'

Said the Cowboys owner: “That [training camp] atmosphere breeds that kind of passion, that kind of excitement, and sure enough here comes some little after-the-whistle action. … That’s good stuff. That’s training camp. Now that’s not new. That’s been happening in our training camp for years and years and years."

Archer: Bryant, Patmon fight no big deal
NFL 

Said Cowboys reporter Todd Archer: "The strange part was Dez Bryant kept going after Tyler Patmon after many people tried to break it up. ... After practice, they got together, they shook hands, they hugged, they said they squashed it, and they're moving on."

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NFL 

Meaningful summer baseball in NYC

The Yankees (59-45) are 6 games up in the AL East. The Mets (55-50) are tied with the Nationals for the NL East lead. The last time both New York teams were in 1st place in August was 2006.

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High stakes lead to high stress

When $1 million is on the line, things are bound to get chippy. That's exactly what happened late in Overseas Elite's win over Team 23 at The Basketball Tournament.

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Bills take firm stance on Kromer

Field Yates on the O-line coach's suspension: "The charges were dropped against Aaron Kromer during that incident that took place in Florida earlier this summer, but the team has decided to nonetheless punish Kromer."

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Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

Source close to the situation: "No change" in the JPP/Giants situation from last week. Still no timetable or plan for return to team.

2016 QB class lacking 5-star prospect
College Football 

While the class of signal-callers is very talented, and many could be excellent players for their future college teams, each has some things to work on. ESPN 300 (Insider)

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College Football 

Next step for Special Olympics athletes
Olympic Sports 

What happens now that the Special Olympics World Games lights have gone off in Los Angeles and thousands of athletes, coaches and family members have returned to their lives? That's where the real work begins. Mission continues

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Olympic Sports 

Beware of the Mets
MLB 

Because of their ridiculously good starting pitching, if New York were to make the playoffs, "they'll be the team nobody wants to play," Mike Greenberg says.

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MLB 

Jones' plan TO SURVIVE ROUSEY
UFC 

Lolo Jones knows she'd have no chance against Ronda Rousey -- so she joked there would be only one way she'd last even a minute in the ring with the champ. Run ... run ... run

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Seattle laying a foundation
NFL 

By getting players like QB Russell Wilson and LB Bobby Wagner signed to long-term deals, the Seahawks now have 8 key players locked up through at least 2017.

NFL 

Seahawks keeping nucleus together
NFL 

QB Russell Wilson is one of eight key players signed through at least 2017. Field Yates' take: "The core is in place for Seattle, not just to be good right now, but to be good over a sustained period of time."

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NFL 

Harden, an expensive shoe salesman
NBA 

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, adidas has made a 13-year, $200M offer to James Harden, whose Nike deal recently expired. Nike has until the end of next week to match the deal. Adidas needs a splash

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NBA 

Is David Price the Jays' pitching savior?
MLB 

Toronto's 3.99 team ERA ranks 5th worst in the AL. The Blue Jays' 455 runs allowed is the worst among any contender in all of MLB.

MLB 

Kuechly models game on Ray Lewis
NFL 

Two-time Pro Bowl LB Luke Kuechly grew admiration for the former Ravens LB because of his "leadership and his passion and love for the game."

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Ronda Rousey sounds off on Cyborg

The UFC champion on potentially fighting Cris "Cyborg" Justino: "I fight in the UFC 135-pound division. And if she can fight 145 pumped full of steroids then she can make weight just like everybody else without them."

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Tensions very high in Blue Jays' win
MLB 

The victory was overshadowed by manager John Gibbons' ejection, the benches clearing and lots of chin music for slugger Josh Donaldson

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