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Ten things to watch for on MLB's trade deadline day

The aces are off the table, but here are 10 developments and rumors to watch for ahead of Friday's 4 p.m. ET trade deadline.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The Phillies have re-engaged the Jays on Ben Revere. Price could be dropping, as the deadline nears.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Tiger Woods: "I hit the ball really well today. But I missed a few putts. This could have been a really low one."

Wilson better than his draft class
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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, who signed a 4-year extension with Seattle today, has more postseason starts than all 5 of the quarterbacks drafted ahead of him combined.

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Andy Dalton dismisses All-Star boos
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The Bengals QB, booed during a celebrity softball game as part of MLB's All-Star Weekend in Cincinnati, heard cheers amid the boos: "There's a lot of loyal fans and a lot of people that have backed me and supported me, and that's all I've heard."

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Julian Edelman: Pats won't be distracted
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Said the Patriots WR: "Ultimately our mind's on just trying to get in here and get to work and try to mold our team."

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Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Tiger Woods' stats from today: --Driving distance: 318.5 yards --Greens in regulation: 10-of-14 --Total putts: 28 Yup, that'll work.

Dodgers making moves -- but not big ones
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L.A. picked up quality SPs Alex Wood and Mat Latos on Thursday. But Tim Kurkjian explains the Dodgers' reluctance to trade for aces Cole Hamels and David Price. And it had to do with an 18-year-old.

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July 31, 2007, is a very significant day in the the long and storied career of NBA superstar Kevin Garnett. See what went down with the Big Ticket on this date 8 years ago in Friday’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Mark Saxon @markasaxon

If #Dodgers do acquire another starter today, it could indicate a greater concern with injuries to Clayton Kershaw and Brett Anderson

Farmer: Turning in phone the 'right thing'

Browns GM Ray Farmer willingly turned his phone over to the league when it investigated his in-game texting last season, and he was suspended four games. Said Farmer: "I made the mistake. ... It was the right thing to do and I had nothing to hide."

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Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

No surprise but Bucs officially name Jameis Winston starting QB. Now will be Winston vs. Mariota in Week 1.

Herm Edwards: Jets must help Richardson
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"You have to take a long look at this and say, 'OK. What is the league going to do, but more important, what are we going to do to help [Sheldon Richardson]?' Because right now he's headed down a road that's not the road that he wants to travel."

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Baltimore LFs vs. Gerardo Parra

The new O's outfielder would offer an instant upgrade to the current crop of Baltimore left fielders.

  • Orioles: .210 BA, .612 OPS, 25 RBIs
  • Parra: .328 BA, .886 OPS, 31 RBIs

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Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Tiger Woods drops another loooooong birdie putt. His sixth of the day and puts him at 8-under, in a share of second place and just one back.

Bob Harig @BobHarig

Can't remember the last time I wrote the words "Tiger is 1 off the lead.'' But he is, with 1 hole to play in 2nd round.

Last Rousey opponent makes prediction
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Says Cat Zingano on this Saturday's Ronda Rousey-Bethe Correia bout: "I imagine if Bethe is going to have a strategy, it's not rushing in and doing something crazy that will make history and get her finished under 14 seconds." Expert panel musings

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Phil Hughes: trade deadline reporter?
MLB 

The Twins pitcher is on a mission: "My goal today is to break a trade. I've got my ear to the ground," Hughes tweeted this morning. He's been seeking help from fellow reporters because: "Turns out my 'source' only knows where food trucks are gonna be."

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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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Orioles acquire scorching Parra

Baltimore trades pitcher Zach Davies to Milwaukee for OF Gerardo Parra, who's in the midst of an MLB-best 14-game hitting streak. He's the second outfielder dealt by Milwaukee in as many days (Carlos Gomez on Thursday).

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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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Seahawks keeping their core together
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Herm Edwards approves of QB Russell Wilson's four-year, $87.6M contract extension: "It's about winning. It's about what you bring to your football team."

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