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Taylor: Rangers GM wins in trade for ace Hamels

Texas general manager Jon Daniels landed an important piece in his bid to build a dominant pitching staff, acquiring Cole Hamels without giving up the Rangers' top two slugging prospects.

Emotional Flores gets word about trade during game (0:54)
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NBA regular-season game in Africa? Stay tuned

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says "stay tuned" for a regular-season game in Africa as Chris Paul and others prepare to play the league's first exhibition on the continent.

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Minn. judge sends Brady lawsuit to N.Y. court

A Minnesota judge has sent the NFLPA and Tom Brady's lawsuit back to court in New York, where the NFL had gotten the jump on the union by filing motions in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday.

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Reports: Cardinals to acquire Moss from Indians

The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to acquire outfielder Brandon Moss from the Cleveland Indians for left-handed pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky, according to multiple reports.

Welcome to Toronto, Tulowitzki (0:15)
All Access: Ronda Rousey (2:30)
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The NFL's top offenses: Why NE is still No. 1

Even with Tom Brady suspended for four games, Mike Sando remains high on the Patriots offense. But which other units fill out his top five? Here's a hint: A certain top-tier QB wasn't included.

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Tigers GM tells teams Price, others available

The Tigers have told teams they will consider trading all their potential free agents -- David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, Joakim Soria and others -- between now and Friday's deadline.

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Source: Pierre-Paul rehabbing away from Giants

Jason Pierre-Paul is getting his own medical care and rehab near his home in South Florida, a source told ESPN, and at this point has no timetable for returning to the Giants.

22hDarren Rovell

'Miracle' goalie selling memorabilia for $5.7M

Jim Craig, the goaltender from the "Miracle on Ice" team, is hoping to sell nearly all his memorabilia from the 1980 Olympics in one 19-item lot for an asking price of $5.7 million.

Sandoval gets winded rounding bases (0:26)

Dodgers' Kershaw scratched with hip soreness

The Los Angeles Dodgers have scratched Clayton Kershaw from Wednesday's start against the Oakland Athletics with soreness in his right hip. He will be replaced by Mike Bolsinger.

Tebow's interesting 'leg day' exercise (0:40)
Jerry Jones endorses Goodell (0:36)
Paul Pierce fails at throwing first pitch (0:24)
Defensive play of the year? (0:26)
Ronaldo multitasks with trick shot among fans (0:34)
Legal strategy for Brady appeal (4:36)


Terry Collins: I didn't know about trade

Said the Mets manager: "Somebody came to me and said Wilmer's crying. I said, 'Why?' 'Well he got traded.' 'To who? For what?' ... There was nothing I knew about it."


The deal that was, then wasn't

Around 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Mets SS Wilmer Flores and RHP Zack Wheeler were reportedly on their way to Milwaukee in exchange for OF Carlos Gomez. But by 11 p.m. ET, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said the trade "has not and will not transpire." Wait, what?


Olney: Mets didn't do anything wrong

Buster Olney likened the non-trade to the 2000 presidential election: "The Mets in theory, you can say, why not take him off the field -- if you did that in every game this time of year, you'd be pulling 4 or 5 players off the field for every game for every team." (via Mike & Mike)


How Mets-Brewers deal became a mess

ESPN's Jim Bowden explains why the failed Mets-Brewers trade blew up so spectacularly: "Because it got public."


Jim Irsay: Suspension to contention

In the span of a year, the Colts owner went from serving a suspension to seeing his team become a Super Bowl contender. How does he handle the turnaround? "The perspective for me has been staying in the moment." A special season

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Recapping the Tom Brady saga

A lot has gone down in New England over the past two days. And with the Patriots taking the field today for training camp, Mike Reiss recaps what you may have missed -- like Robert Kraft ripping the league. 5 things

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Will LeBron James play in Rio Olympics?

There's a spot for him if he wants it. Said USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo: "I think LeBron wants to be part of it." James has played in the last two Olympics, as well as the 2006 FIBA World Cup. (via Sirius XM NBA Radio)

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1st practice of #Patriots '15 camp similar to Week 5 Bengals game in '14, with crowd starting up "Brady! Brady!" chants at random times.

The summer vacation of the stars
Men's College Basketball 

College hoops stars, that is. Four of the sport's prominent figures -- Duke's Marshall Plumlee, LSU's Ben Simmons, Georgia State's Ron Hunter and Maryland's Melo Trimble -- filled us in on their summer vacations. The adventures

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Men's College Basketball 

WATCH: Women's British Open

At -5 through 10 holes, Cristie Kerr is 2 shots off the lead at Turnberry. The three top scores are already in the clubhouse: Hyo Joo Kim (-7), Lydia Ko (-6) and Kyu Jung Baek (-5). Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN


AP: Rio water likely to sicken Olympians
Olympic Sports 

Tests conducted by the Associated Press found that not a single venue is fit for swimming or boating, and experts say it's too late to clean it up for 2016. Pollution similar to raw sewage

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Olympic Sports 

Tom Brady lawsuit transferred to NYC

According to the Sports Business Journal, the NFL Players Association's case will be heard in New York, not Minnesota as it had hoped. This is a result of the NFL filing its suit in New York, before the NFLPA did so in Minnesota. Win for NFL?

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Eric Berry: 'This is just a checkpoint'

The Chiefs DB and former Tennessee star on his return to the field less than a year after being diagnosed with lymphoma: "You're not really battling chemo, you're battling yourself the whole time. It's a battle of me vs. me."


Conor McGregor: Don't fight me, Ronda

The UFC champ told SI Now about when he hugged fellow champ Ronda Rousey: "I thought if this lady was to get a hold of me, she would throw me on my head in literally one second flat." 'Ronda is unbelieveable'

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A lifelike NFL QB made of chocolate

What's better than five-time league MVP Peyton Manning? A 30 percent larger-than-life Peyton Manning chocolate statue, naturally. The lengthy process

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SportsCenter @sportscenter

#PhotoOfTheNight: Troy Tulowitzki stands for the playing of the Canadian anthem before his Blue Jays debut. He homered in an 8-2 win over the Phillies.

Paul Pierce fails with first pitch

New Clipper Paul Pierce's pitch at the Dodgers game Tuesday came up well short of the target. But what do you expect? The Truth ends games. He doesn't start them.


From USWNT to the wild blue yonder

U.S. women's national team midfielder Megan Rapinoe joined the Blue Angels to earn her wings. Spoiler: Rapinoe reacted the way we all would.


Oladipo dunks on SportsNation host

Magic guard Victor Oladipo added another poster victim, throwing down a windmill dunk over Marcellus Wiley.


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Tom Brady jogs onto the field, waves to the fans and the place goes nuts, chanting "Brady, Brady, Brady."

Rousey gets big hug from little fan

A young boy sneaked up on Ronda Rousey during open workouts in Rio de Janeiro and hugged the MMA fighter -- and she gave the hug right back.