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Rubin: Mets stay on roll, avoid letdown with rout

With Yoenis Cespedes driving in four runs and rookie Michael Conforto delivering his first big league homer, the Mets romped in Miami and moved ahead of the Nats in the NL East.

1hEd Werder

Sources: Eagles, Bradford in extension talks

The Eagles have interest in tying starting quarterback Sam Bradford to the franchise beyond the upcoming season, and have begun discussing a contract extension, according to sources.

Rousey KO's Correia in claymation (0:29)
WATCH: CR7 wows crowd disguised as vagabond (4:04)
Romo, Witten Conversation (5:07)
Sports Matter: Episode 1 presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods (4:00)
Beltre hits for the cycle (2:27)
Someone get this kangaroo a putter (0:30)
CFL player forgets how to play Canadian football (1:15)
21hDarren Rovell

Sources: Adidas makes $200M bid for Harden

Adidas has submitted a bid of $200 million over 13 years to sign Rockets forward James Harden, whose deal with Nike recently expired, sources told ESPN.com.

1hDan Graziano

Sources: Brady, Goodell both to be at hearing

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will appear in person for a court-mandated Deflategate settlement hearing Aug. 12 in New York City, sources said.


Minor leaguer sets homer record with No. 433

Mike Hessman, an infielder for Triple-A Toledo in the Detroit Tigers' system, became the career home runs leader for U.S.-based minor leagues Monday, hitting his 433rd in the seventh inning.

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9hMichael Rothstein

Former Lions great Farr, '67 offensive ROY, dies

Former Detroit Lions running back Mel Farr has died at age 70, the franchise announced late Monday. Farr was the No. 7 overall pick in the 1967 draft by the Lions out of UCLA.

Jeremy Lin on 'Dota 2' (1:08)
Face to Face: Missy Franklin (4:11)
Butler's one-handed grab (0:15)
Yasiel Puig: This Is SportsCenter (Walk-up Music) (0:30)
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1dSteve Wulf

How MLB deflated potential equipment scandal

Remember The Great Glove Grapple of 1990? Probably not, because unlike the NFL with Deflategate, MLB took the air out of rampant mitt growth without creating controversy, Steve Wulf writes.

Fitzgerald: Need to finish games (2:04)
Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers work out, part 2 (0:13)
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17hJohn Clayton

Clayton: 49ers run game still a focus

In San Francisco, an efficient running game was a constant during the Jim Harbaugh years. Everything has changed, but the focus on the run game shouldn't, as John Clayton explains.


Cristiano Ronaldo takes to the streets

When would anyone turn down a chance to pass around a soccer ball with the Real Madrid star? When he's disguised as a homeless man. Joke's on them, though, once they realize who's under the beard.


Spieth gearing up for 3rd major title

Jordan Spieth posted these Instagram images of his practice round at Whistling Straits, the site of next week's PGA Championship.


The resurgent Mets

Pedro Gomez describes the domino effect that has overtaken the Mets with the acquisitions of Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson.


Another Awesome interview with Cam

Cam Awesome, the 'Taylor Swift of boxing,' discusses his career and why he isn't going professional: "Boxing was just something for me to lose weight and hopefully get a girlfriend. And it’s turned into all this."



A week after someone posed as a mannequin and scared QB Cardale Jones, the team was at it again with another straight-to-YouTube release. And, like all sequels, things get a little more racy. Locker room antics 2.0

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Patriots alter Gronk's deal

At the start of training camp, Rob Gronkowski was paid $4M of a $10M option bonus due at the end of 2015, ESPN's Field Yates reports. If the Pats pay the remaining $6M, an additional 4 years will be added to Gronk's contract.

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Fantasy football's 'No Respect' team

What proven performers are not getting the respect they deserve in fantasy football ahead of the 2015 season? KC Joyner says Giants QB Eli Manning is one who deserves a longer look from owners. Full list (Insider)

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'Kobe' goes 1-on-4

NBA player impersonator Brandon Armstrong debuted Kobe Bryant yesterday on SportsNation. What does Kobe think? Mamba tweeted today: "This is hilarious!"


Do you want fries with that?

When opposing fans threw a cheeseburger at goalie Juan Carlos Olave during a match, he did the only thing he could: He took a bite. Now if only they'd throw a soda so he could wash it down.


Nowhere to go but up for Manziel

Of the 53 QBs with at least 50 action plays, Johnny Manziel ranked among the 3 worst in completion percentage, yards per attempt and QBR.


Brace yourselves for NBA extensions

The 2012 draft class, now eligible for early extensions to kick in after 2015-16, has more leverage than any group of 1st-round picks since the NBA instituted rookie-scale salaries, writes Grantland's Zach Lowe. The specifics

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Field Yates @FieldYates

Sources: the Patriots have converted a $10M option bonus due to Gronk at the end of this year into 2 payments. $4M now, $6M later.

Mike Hessman, Real-life Crash Davis

The Tigers' Triple-A player slugged his minor league record 433rd HR Monday night. Hessman, 37, has played 109 games in the majors, but none since 2010. He also won the bronze in the 2008 Olympics. His big night

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Goodell to appear at Brady hearing

Roger Goodell, like Tom Brady, will attend the Aug. 12 hearing in Manhattan federal court, a league source told ESPN's Ed Werder. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman did not require either to attend and has urged the two sides to reach a settlement.

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Autzen Stadium = 'Loud milk' ... huh?
College Football 

"It's a bunch of milk being poured on you. Loud milk. Just imagine milk screaming. Sounds weird, but I'm weird." -- Arizona safety Will Parks' description of playing at Oregon's Autzen Stadium.

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College Football 

From 'Beast Mode' to 'Bane'?

Marshawn Lynch was all business at Seahawks camp Monday, working out in a mask.


Swaggy P's arm for more than buckets

Last year, Swaggy P (Nick Young) took to Twitter to explain why his shooting arm remained tattoo-free, saying: "No tats on the right arm Strictly for buckets." Well, not anymore. Young has some new ink on his right arm. We found Tupac

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Seattle WR not haunted by Super Bowl

Ricardo Lockette was on the wrong side of Malcolm Butler's game-saving interception at the end of February's Super Bowl. But he said, "[I] don't even think about it." Lose any sleep over it? "No shape, form or fashion."

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