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The MLB trade deadline is almost upon us. There are plenty of players left on the market and teams looking to make deals.

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Elway excited to have Kubiak back with Broncos (2:47)
Edelman, Pats focused on getting to work (0:47)
De La Hoya talks Special Olympics (3:14)
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Goodman: BYU's Rose juggles roster changes

BYU coach Dave Rose has the most fluid roster in college hoops with Mormon missionaries coming and going. It poses a challenge on the recruiting trail, but Rose has learned to deal with it.

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Women's British Open second-round recap (3:54)
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Photos: Field of Schemes

Exhibitionists running onto fields have been laying schemes since the beginning of public sporting events. Here's a look at some of the more creative ones.

Highlights - England win to take 2-1 series lead (3:17)
Shell Shocker: Iowa lineman eats entire egg (1:15)
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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


SportsCenter's Not Top 10

There were many fielding gaffes this week, but the Class A player who forgot the key ingredient in a HR -- touching home -- is this week's worst play.


Reporter gets the Belichick treatment

The reporter just wanted to know if Bill saw the "cheaters look up" banner flying over Pats practice on Thursday. Belichick responded exactly how you'd expect.


What a hairy good time

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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Expedited Brady decision requested

The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to find a "final resolution" before the start of the 2015 season after agreeing that would be "in everyone's best interest," according to multiple reports. The Patriots' first game is Sept. 10. Story

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College Football 

Iowa's Drew Ott did it. ESPN's Jemele Hill did it. Brad Edwards decided he couldn't be left out.

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Cam Newton defends offseason

The Panthers QB doesn't think his "adventurous" offseason, which included flag football, put him at risk: "Walking down the street you can get hit by a car. I don't live life with any type of regrets. ... I don't want my stardom to alienate me from the regular public."

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Jay Bruce not in Reds lineup

Bruce's omission is intriguing because he's been the center of trade rumors. Jason Bourgeois fills in for the Reds, who play the Pirates at 7:10 p.m. ET.

BBTN: Trade deadline edition, 3:30 p.m. ET

The Baseball Tonight crew preps you for the remaining 30 minutes before the deadline and discusses all the trades thus far. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


How to use Twitter to get an NFL job

Ask and you shall receive is how the saying goes, right? LaVance Taylor took that to a new level this week: The RB reached out to the Chiefs on Twitter, asking for a job. Kansas City decided to take him up on it. Signed to a contract

Those are fighting words

Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia put on training exhibitions for the Brazilian fans before Saturday's fight, but Correia's words weren't just for practice: "I will fight to knock Ronda down."


Glanville: Revere brings reckless abandon

Said Doug Glanville on what the LF would bring to the Blue Jays (as reported by MLB's Phillies reporter): "His hair is on fire, shoes are on fire. That's his game, and you're looking for a high-energy guy, that's Ben Revere's game."


Friday trade deadline highlights ... so far

  • Marlins SP Dan Haren to Cubs (via ESPN and multiple reports)
  • Phillies OF Ben Revere to Blue Jays
  • Brewers OF Gerardo Parra to Orioles
  • Rays RP Kevin Jepsen to Twins

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Rousey embodies being fast and furious

Ronda Rousey, who is putting her UFC women's bantamweight championship on the line on Saturday against Bethe Correia, tends to win quickly. The folks at FiveThirtyEight show how much of an outlier that makes her. Counter to MMA trend


Jemele Hill's egg-cellent moment

The His & Hers host couldn't let Iowa's Drew Ott have all the fun. So Hill scarfed down a raw egg -- shell and all.


Jameis Winston named starting QB

Said Ryan Clark: "It's a smart decision [for the Bucs]. ... Now your team feels like, we know who we're riding with."


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Gates: 'I'm just ready to play football'

Chargers TE Antonio Gates is ready to get back on the field. And despite facing a suspension to start the season, Gates has used the situation to educate others.


With hour remaining, Padres are quiet

Enticing trade pieces such as Justin Upton, Craig Kimbrel and James Shields have made San Diego the favorite to be the most active team today. Nothing so far, though, as the 4 p.m. ET deadline nears.