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Follow live: Mets look to bounce back after a tough night

The day after an apparent deal collapsed off the field, the Mets try to refocus on the task at hand -- making up ground in the NL playoff race.

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What would it take to get David Price?

Jim Bowden connects Tigers starting pitcher David Price to four trade suitors, laying out the prospects he thinks Detroit would ask for in return.

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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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18hJayson Stark

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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19hDan Graziano

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.

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1dDarren 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.

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Tebow's interesting 'leg day' exercise (0:40)
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Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

If the Blue Jays actually get David Price then Alex Anthopoulus will edge out Dayton Moore for best acquisitions by a contender at deadline

Kurkjian: David Price will be traded
MLB 

ESPN's Tim Kurkjian on SportsCenter: "I would be shocked if he isn't moved before 4 p.m. ET tomorrow. Right now, it seems like it could be Toronto. ... [The Blue Jays] have not been to the playoffs since 1993. They got people excited last year and again this year." But Kurkjian said that the Astros, Dodgers and Yankees all remain in the hunt.

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Austin Ward @AWardESPN

Opener just got more interesting for Buckeyes. Top defender, invaluable offensive weapon on shelf against a team that beat them a year ago.

Ohio State football suspends 4 players
College Football 

Junior defensive end Joey Bosa, sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall, senior receiver Corey Smith and junior H-back Dontre Wilson will miss the Buckeyes' first game of the season, Sept. 7 at Virginia Tech, for violating department policy, according to the school's AD office. No further reason for the suspension was given.

College Football 

The deal that was, then wasn't
MLB 

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?

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MLB 

Did Cards panic over Matt Holliday?

Despite Holliday's injury, ESPN's Keith Law questions the Brandon Moss trade: "I can't get over the Cards giving up [Rob] Kaminsky, a former first-round pick who has performed very well throughout his pro career." 'Utterly baffling' (Insider)

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Belichick: 'We're not talking about it'
NFL 

Patriots coach Bill Belichick was his usual talkative self when the topic of Tom Brady's appeal came up today. We're on to training camp?

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Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Hell of a way for Ryo Ishikawa to jump into a share of the lead: Hole-in-one on the fourth hole to move to 8-under for the day.

Chris Low @ClowESPN

Ohio State-Virginia Tech opener just got a lot more interesting with the Buckeyes' suspensions.

Adam Rittenberg @ESPNRittenberg

Ohio State bombshell: DE Joey Bosa, WR Dontre Wilson H-backs Jalin Marshall and Corey Smith suspended for opener at Virginia Tech.

Marlins cause a stink
MLB 

The Nationals got a surprise when they hit the field at Marlins Park for batting practice and their soundtrack was replaced by fart noises. Really. Is this a case of whoever smelt it dealt it?

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Will LeBron James play in Rio Olympics?
NBA 

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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NBA 

What is haggis?

According to some players at this week's Women's British Open: It's "an acquired taste," but "I have not tried it and I will not try it," however, "you deep fry anything and put a batter on it. I'm sure it's delicious."

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Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

Rob Gronkowski looks like he picked up where he left off in '14. A tough cover, as always, catching TDs in red zone from Brady and Garoppolo

Tim Tebow apparently loves leg day
NFL 

And his technique is odd. Or genius? You decide.

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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."

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Luck gets funny in TV spot

Ever wanted to see Andrew Luck play hide-and-seek -- with cats? Now you can, as the Colts star is the latest QB to portray dual personalities in a TV commercial. Watch

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Edward Aschoff @AschoffESPN

Auburn was picked by the media to win the SEC but Alabama is ranked higher in preseason coaches poll. Looooooove some early chaos

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 

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

And then there's this: The Puerto Rico Open, previously at Trump International GC, will be moved to Coco Beach G&CC -- not a Trump venue.

Jets fans already trolling Patriots
NFL 

It didn't take long for some Jets fans to zing the rival Patriots. As the Pats took the field for training camp's first practice, this banner towed by an airplane greeted them.

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