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Bregman impresses in field in MLB debut (0:29)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets C Brook Lopez on vacation. Worth a watch for pure comedy.

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Carmelo Anthony is bringing discourse back

Carmelo Anthony can't pinpoint what pressed him into action, but the NBA star is now front and center of a national crisis, J.A. Adande writes. And we're all better for it.

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Carmelo and Catchings on keeping the conversation open (1:07)
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How does Chapman help the Cubs? (0:44)

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals-Mets game in New York has been postponed due to rain. The teams will play a single-admission doubleheader Tuesday. Game 1 will be Carlos Martinez against Noah Syndergaard at 4:10 p.m. ET and the second game will be Jaime Garcia vs. Bartolo Colon 30 minutes after the conclusion of that one.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets and Cardinals have been rained out. They will play a single-admission doubleheader on Tuesday at 4:10 p.m. ET. Noah Syndergaard will face Carlos Martinez in the opener. Bartolo Colon opposes Jaime Garcia in the nightcap.

Lineup: Yankees (50-48) at Astros (54-44)

  • 1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 2. Robert Refsnyder, LF (R)
  • 3. Carlos Beltran, DH (S)
  • 4. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
  • 5. Mark Teixeira, 1B (S)
  • 6. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 7. Chase Headley, 3B (S)
  • 8. Austin Romine, C (R)
  • 9. Aaron Hicks, RF (S)
  • SP: Michael Pineda, RHP
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Jim Brown: Carmelo's statements 'very powerful and very welcome' (1:06)
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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman said he is "sad" to leave the Yankees, but winning a championship with the Cubs could be very special for him. Chapman reiterated he would be open to signing a new contract with the Yankees as a free agent. Yankees translator Marlon Abreu delivered Chapman's thoughts.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Molly Wright, wife of David Wright, gave birth to the couple's first child on Saturday -- daughter Olivia Shea Wright. She weighed eight pounds, 11 ounces.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez said he is encouraged by a talk he had with the Yankees' sabermatricians, who told A-Rod his advance analytics are encouraging. When manager Joe Girardi was asked how A-Rod gets another chance when he isn't playing against lefties, righties and doesn't play defense, the manager said, "His time is going to come. He is going to get more chances." Maybe, but it doesn't sound like many. A-Rod is hitting .206 with nine homers and 29 RBIs. He turns 41 on Wednesday.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The second act of the benching of Alex Rodriguez has commenced -- and there is not much end in sight. A-Rod is not starting against lefty Dallas Keuchel tonight, because manager Joe Girardi plans on starting Carlos Beltran at DH the next three nights. The Yankees are next in Tampa, which has turf that Girardi may not want to play Beltran in the outfield much on. The Rays may have two lefties starting, which could be a plus for A-Rod. After that, the Yankees are at the Mets, where there is no DH.

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Carmelo: MJ's timing was perfect (0:36)

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

The Mets are in favorable position in one regard as they head into the trade deadline. They play 15 of their next 20 games at Citi Field, with 10 home games against the Rockies, Padres and Diamondbacks. Those three teams are a combined 33 games under .500. "This is when good teams take off," said Mets manager Terry Collins. We need to take off."

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New-look Nets will drop in East

ESPN's ninth annual Summer Forecast predicts Brooklyn, with new coach Kenny Atkinson and the return of Jeremy Lin to the five boroughs, will drop to a 20-62 finish. That will tie for last in the conference with Philadelphia. Forecast: 2016-17 East standings

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Melo told The Undefeated on Michael Jordan's $2 million pledge: "That's big. Thats's MJ. That's Michael Jordan. As African-Americans, that's who we look up to. He's a great voice with a great platform. I'm just glad that he came out now and he used it at this time with everything going on."

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Carmelo Anthony, Tamika Catchings and spokesman from the LAPD, Brotherhood Crusade and Boys & Girls Clubs of LA taking part in press conference at "Leadership Together: A Conversation with our Sons & Daughters." Members of the USA Basketball men and women, police officers and about 80 kids took part in the event.

1927 Yankees diary

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  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.