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Get the latest as MLB's trade deadline nears

The MLB trade deadline is almost upon us. There are plenty of players left on the market and teams looking to make deals.

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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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Mets trade for Yoenis Cespedes
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New York solves its left field issue by trading for Cespedes, per ESPN and multiple reports. Cespedes, a solid defender, has a .829 OPS this season, compared to Mets left fielders' .710 OPS (18th in MLB). The trade comes minutes before the deadline.

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Mike Golic pleads with Jets' Richardson
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"Look what happened to Jerome Brown. I can plead to Sheldon. Google it, Sheldon. Look at it. Read the story. Guy that was 27 years old, lived fast, had a good time, drove fast, and that’s how he was killed with his nephew. Driving fast in his Corvette. Car went out of control, flipped, hit a telephone poll. Both dead. That quickly. It’s over."

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Ben Revere traded to Toronto
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By adding Revere, the Blue Jays' powerful offense fills its only void: a true leadoff hitter. Revere has hit .298 with 24 steals as the Phillies' primary leadoff hitter this year.

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'The Mountain' lifts everything

Hafthor Bjornsson from "Game of Thrones" won his second Europe's Strongest Man title. Could "World's Strongest Man" be next? Check it out

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SportsCenter's Not Top 10
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There were many fielding gaffes this week, but the Class A player who forgot the key ingredient in a HR -- touching home -- is this week's worst play.

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Reporter gets the Belichick treatment
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The 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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What a hairy good time
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The Bowie Baysox, the Orioles' Double-A affiliate, held a "Back Hair Appreciation Night" on Thursday. Featured? A free waxing station, a Hairy Wall of Fame and free admission if a number was shaved into your back. Good times. 'Ohhh, Kelly Clarkson'?

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Expedited Brady decision requested
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The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to find a "final resolution" before the start of the 2015 season after agreeing that would be "in everyone's best interest," according to multiple reports. The Patriots' first game is Sept. 10. Story

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Edwards snacks on a raw egg
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Iowa's Drew Ott did it. ESPN's Jemele Hill did it. Brad Edwards decided he couldn't be left out.

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Cam Newton defends offseason

The Panthers QB doesn't think his "adventurous" offseason, which included flag football, put him at risk: "Walking down the street you can get hit by a car. I don't live life with any type of regrets. ... I don't want my stardom to alienate me from the regular public."

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Jay Bruce not in Reds lineup

Bruce's omission is intriguing because he's been the center of trade rumors. Jason Bourgeois fills in for the Reds, who play the Pirates at 7:10 p.m. ET.

BBTN: Trade deadline edition, 3:30 p.m. ET
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The Baseball Tonight crew preps you for the remaining 30 minutes before the deadline and discusses all the trades thus far. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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How to use Twitter to get an NFL job

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

Those are fighting words

Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia put on training exhibitions for the Brazilian fans before Saturday's fight, but Correia's words weren't just for practice: "I will fight to knock Ronda down."

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Glanville: Revere brings reckless abandon
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Said Doug Glanville on what the LF would bring to the Blue Jays (as reported by MLB's Phillies reporter): "His hair is on fire, shoes are on fire. That's his game, and you're looking for a high-energy guy, that's Ben Revere's game."

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Friday trade deadline highlights ... so far
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  • Marlins SP Dan Haren to Cubs
  • Phillies OF Ben Revere to Blue Jays
  • Brewers OF Gerardo Parra to Orioles
  • Rays RP Kevin Jepsen to Twins

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Rousey embodies being fast and furious

Ronda Rousey, who is putting her UFC women's bantamweight championship on the line on Saturday against Bethe Correia, tends to win quickly. The folks at FiveThirtyEight show how much of an outlier that makes her. Counter to MMA trend

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Jemele Hill's egg-cellent moment

The His & Hers host couldn't let Iowa's Drew Ott have all the fun. So Hill scarfed down a raw egg -- shell and all.

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