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Rubin: Flores turns tears into walk-off cheers

Sometimes, the best trades are the ones you don't make. After crying on the field amid trade rumors two nights ago, Wilmer Flores lifted his and the Mets' spirits Friday with a walk-off HR, writes Adam Rubin.

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Judge wants Goodell, Brady in court Aug. 12, 19

The federal judge handling Patriots QB Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension strongly suggested Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appear in court on Aug. 12 and 19.

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Giants bleachers buckle due to Beckham mania

Giants fans trying to get an autograph from Odell Beckham Jr. following Friday's practice got so crazy they caused the bleachers to buckle, forcing the team to change its policy.

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Kayaker Steven Dodd wins silver medal (2:21)
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Goodman: BYU's Rose juggles roster changes

BYU coach Dave Rose has the most fluid roster in college hoops with Mormon missionaries coming and going. It poses a challenge on the recruiting trail, but Rose has learned to deal with it.

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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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Tiger Woods finally playing the weekend
Golf 

Woods finished Friday with his lowest 36-hole score (both aggregate and to par) this season, ending the second round 8-under par and tied for 5th place at the Quicken Loans National. This is the first time Woods heads into the weekend of a PGA Tour event in the top 10 since the 2013 Barclays.

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Golf 

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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Mark Teixeira has 41st multi-HR game
MLB 

And with it, he passed Chipper Jones for the 2nd all-time as a switch-hitter. Only Mickey Mantle, with 46, has more. Teixeira homered from both sides of the plate for the 14th time in his career, passing Nick Swisher for the most such games in MLB history, according to Elias.

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MLB 

Phelps to swim 4 events at nationals
Olympic Sports 

Michael Phelps is expected to compete in the 200 and 100 fly, the 200 IM and the 200 breaststroke. In each event, swimmers compete in morning prelims and then, if they qualify, race in the final that night -- which means Phelps could be in the water 8 times in 4 days.

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Olympic Sports 

Cam Newton pleased for Russell Wilson
NFL 

"I'm pretty sure he deserved it," Newton said of Wilson's reported $87.6M deal. "I'm always appreciative of guys who work hard. I'm a firm believer in hard work pays off, and it's great to see that a guy of his stature, with so much that he's accomplished, is being compensated for it."

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NFL 

Tigers GM: Starting pitching not deep

Dave Dombrowski traded away three of Detroit's top players, and it's because he didn't think the Tigers could win a title: "However you would like to say it, unless you are in a position to win a world championship -- that's where we are at this time. In my heart, I didn't think we were there with the club."

One last stare-down

Ronda Rousey weighed in at the maximum 135 pounds. Bethe Correia checked in at 134. Then the two had one more major stare-down on stage before Saturday's battle in UFC 190.

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Rousey to dedicate fight to late Piper
MMA 

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper passed away on Friday at the age of 61. After the news, Ronda Rousey posted a photo of Piper on Instagram and promised to do justice to the nickname Piper gave her. 'This one's for you Roddy'

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MMA 

NBA tips in Africa: Saturday, 9 a.m. ET
NBA 

Johannesburg will host the first NBA game held in Africa, featuring Team Africa (which includes Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luol Deng and Serge Ibaka) against Team World (which includes Chris Paul and the Gasol brothers). Watch it live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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NBA 

Wilmer Flores gets sweet redemption
MLB 

Two nights after Flores got teary-eyed when he thought he was headed to Milwaukee, the 2B hit a solo home run in the 12th for his 3rd walk-off hit of the year.

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MLB 

Size is a matter of perspective
College Football 

ESPN college football writer Chantel Jennings toured the "Lord of the Rings" set with Washington State offensive lineman Joe Dahl, and the pictures speak for themselves. Giant lineman, tiny lineman

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College Football 

Does Ronda Rousey need a rival?
MMA 

Chael Sonnen says yes: "There's only been two athletes in the history of combat sports that have sold on their own: Oscar De La Hoya and Mike Tyson. ... Ronda Rousey will not be one of those athletes. She is going to need a yin to her yang. She just will in this division."

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MMA 

Blue Jays' big win brings July showers
MLB 

Just call Josh Donaldson "Mr. Walk-Off." He now has three game-winning hits this season, as Toronto bested the Royals on Friday. Kevin Pillar might have found the only way to cool him off.

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MLB 

Baseball slide could be next dance craze
MLB 

Kansas City's Kendrys Morales should have been out by a mile. But he sidestepped Russell Martin -- literally -- to score on an unconventional "slide."

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MLB 

Keeper forgets what team he's on
Soccer 

Minnesota United's goalkeeper dribbled around an attacker but had a momentary lapse in judgment under pressure and passed the ball to the opposition. You can guess what followed.

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Soccer 

Save of the year will drop your jaw
Soccer 

You're going to want to watch this one a few times to understand just how Jacksonville Armada's goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo kept the net clean. You're forgiven if you jump for joy.

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Soccer 

Cespedes: Tigers trading me not 'smart'
MLB 

New Met Yoenis Cespedes told ESPN Deportes' Marly Rivera he found out about the move via TV and said about the Tigers: "I don’t think it was a good decision to throw in the towel this early. There’s still a lot of baseball to be played." 'I feel no pressure'

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MLB 

Jerry Seinfeld tweets on Cespedes trade
MLB 

Joked the comedian: "Oh my god. @Mets I can't believe I can actually say this, but is it true that there is now 'A Cespedis for the rest of us'?" Cespedes wasn't spelled correctly, but the clever pun made up for it.

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MLB 

Tiger matches best score of year with 66
Golf 

Woods again got off to a slow start, but he posted a 5-under second round at the Quicken Loans National, leaving him 3 shots behind leader Ryo Ishikawa.

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Golf 

Reporter gets the Belichick treatment
NFL 

A 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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NFL 

MMA Rewind: Ronda Rousey
MMA 

Undefeated UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey turned back the clock to break down tape of three early fights and revealed how her judo background helped make her one of the most dangerous fighters on the planet.

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