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Mets looking for share of first in NL East

The Mets' offense has struggled all season, but with newcomer Yoenis Cespedes in the lineup, they have a chance to join the Nats atop the NL East (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Tensions high in Cincinnati (0:20)
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Manning throws football routes to kids (1:10)
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6hAdam 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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Overseas Elite wins TBT (1:03)
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Ride along with American Pharoah (0:35)
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Blue Jays win after Gibbons gets ejected (1:05)
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Correa's behind-the-back spin-and-throw (0:13)
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Rangers down Giants (0:28)
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Who's next for Rousey? (1:23)
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8hJim 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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Merritt gets first PGA Tour win (2:06)
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Aaron Rodgers' perfect throw (0:25)
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Gronkowski on competition in camp (0:35)
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Super Bowl hero Butler on expectations (0:42)
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Pipe Dream -- Robbie "Maddo" Maddison (3:56)
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Girls Youth Football: Is it Safe? (6:44)
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Becky Hammon ring of honor induction (1:51)
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7hPaul Kuharsky

Mariota fixed 'glitch' before camp, wows Titans

During summer work, the Titans pointed out out a glitch in Marcus Mariota's dropbacks to handoffs. In the team's first practice Friday, coaches noticed the rookie had already fixed the problem.

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Mariota calm, consistent in the pocket (0:25)
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Eagles QBs on getting reps (0:39)
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Hometown Heroes: USA volleyball (1:41)
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Scott Rohrer wins record-setting gold (2:09)
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Face to Face: Mo'ne Davis (6:35)

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Can Mets make postseason run?

Rick Sutcliffe thinks so: "I think they have exactly what it takes to win it all." First, though, New York has to get past Washington. The Mets trail 1-0 in the 3rd inning on ESPN.

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Yost: Umps did 'a phenomenal job'
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After the testy Blue Jays-Royals game, KC manager Ned Yost said: "I thought [umpire] Jim Wolf did a tremendous job understanding the game, understanding what's intentional."

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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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Troy Merritt has a cracked phone, but even with this winner's paycheck he won't replace it. "I've got an epic game of Candy Crush going on."

Merritt gets first PGA Tour win
Golf 

What a day for Troy Merritt. He picked up his first career PGA Tour win at the Quicken Loans National, earning $1.2M and qualifying for next week's WGC event -- as well as next year's Masters.

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Canha gets hero's welcome for win
MLB 

Mark Canha's reward for his game-winning RBI double in the 10th inning? A pie to the face, a Gatorade shower, and then another pie for good measure.

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@luoldeng9

An experience I'll cherish for life. Proud and humbled to represent Team Africa. It was incredible to share the court with 2 of the 3 pioneers that paved the way for Africans. The third pioneer was honored by the trophy name, The Manute Bol MVP Award. #NBAAfricaGame #TeamAfrica #TeamWorld #GrowtheGame

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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Robbie Maddison motors over waves

Anyone can surf on a surfboard (OK, maybe not anyone). But surfing on a motorcycle? That's the challenge Robbie Maddison took on and conquered in Tahiti.

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Ride along with a Triple Crown winner
Horse Racing 

How many people can say they know what it's like to ride a Triple Crown winner? Well, you can, after you watch this video of American Pharoah doing a lap with a GoPro camera.

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'This is the greatest thing in the world'
MMA 

After knocking out the trash-talking Bethe Correia in 34 seconds, UFC champion Ronda Rousey told ESPN: "I think I made a pretty good point."

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Rendon 'double' turns to homer on review

Anthony Rendon gave the Nats a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a solo blast after it was initially ruled a double. It's Rendon's first homer since Sept. 26, 2014. Follow live

Dre's day in L.A.
MLB 

Andre Ethier hit two home runs, the second of which gave the Dodgers an extra-innings win over the Angels, who've now lost six straight.

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Smaka's incredible Special Olympics journey

Syrian roller skater Anwar Smaka's luggage was lost on the way to the Special Olympics World Games and he had to compete with borrowed equipment. But he still won a gold medal in the 30 meter straight line and another gold medal in the 30 meter slalom race. Smaka's unbeatable spirit

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Ramirez (knee) should play Tuesday

Red Sox LF Hanley Ramirez tweaked his knee on a single in the eighth inning and left the game, but Boston manager John Farrell said he should be in the lineup when the team resumes play against the Yankees.

Baffert: 'It felt like the Belmont again'

Trainer Bob Baffert after American Pharoah's win at the Haskell Invitational: "He's a gift from the Good Lord, and I can't believe I have him."

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Pitching tonight 8 ET, ESPN Jordan Zimmermann: 4-0, 2.35 ERA, last 6 starts vs Mets Noah Syndergaard: 5-1, 1.46 ERA in 7 home starts

Watch: NL East showdown on ESPN
MLB 

One game separates the first-place Nationals and second-place Mets as Jordan Zimmermann and Noah Syndergaard face off in New York, where the Mets are looking for the sweep. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Correa makes the difficult look easy
MLB 

In one fluid motion, Astros SS Carlos Correa picked up a grounder, spun and fired to first for the out.

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Keselowski's crew unharmed in crash
NASCAR 

Brad Keselowski overran his pit stop, running into multiple members of his crew and sending a tire down pit road. Thankfully, everyone was fine, and Keselowski recovered to finish second at Pocono.

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