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With a homer in his first at-bat back, Bryce Harper showed what a woeful Nationals lineup was missing. The scuffling Nats can now make a serious playoff push, says Jon Tayler.Upvote Share Tweet
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Darren Daulton's surgeon says the former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star catcher has successfully had two brain tumors removed.Upvote Share Tweet
Fernandez's dazzling start hands Marlins series winJose Fernandez threw eight scoreless innings and Jeff Mathis knocked a bases-clearing double as the Marlins beat the Padres, 4-0, before 14,669 fans at Marlins Park.Upvote Share Tweet
If it's July 1, that means the #Mets owe Bobby Bonilla $1,193,248.20 today ... and each July 1 throudeadspin.com Jul 1, 2013If it's July 1, that means the #Mets owe Bobby Bonilla $1,193,248.20 today ... and each July 1 through 2035. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) July 2, 2013Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Diamondbacks and Mets hang ‘Yarnell 19′ jerseys in their dugoutsThe jerseys hanging in the dugouts of the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Mets on Monday had nothing to do with baseball. The No. 19 Yarnell jerseys weren't for a rookie you'd never heard of. Nor were they an inside-joke among players. Instead, the je…Upvote Share Tweet
Braves sweep D-backs and unload ‘Glass Joe Title’ in the processWe didn't imagine the Atlanta Braves would be stuck with The Stew's "Glass Joe Title" for all that long. The Braves are much more Super Macho Man than Glass Joe — these, of course, being characters from the "Punch-Out!" video game se…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jul 1, 2013Report: Marlins' Nolasco is losing his trade valueUpvote Share TweetMets manager Terry Collins said Zack Wheeler's main issue was command during Sunday's loss to the Nationals in the right-hander's first start at Citi Field.Upvote Share Tweet
The Miami Marlins were baseball’s third best team in June — and other facts from the month that wasJeffrey Loria loves it when a plan comes together. Just as he orchestrated, his payroll-shredded Miami Marlins tore up baseball in June, starting their climb toward the postseason.What? You're not buying that. OK, fair enough, but this part is true: The…Upvote Share Tweet
Nimmo wins spot on U.S. team in Futures GameTwo summers after drafting him, the Mets are watching closely as Brandon Nimmo develops into one of the more exciting prospects in Minor League Baseball. Now the world will be able to see his skills. Nimmo won the All-Star Sunday Futures Finalists ballo…Upvote Share Tweet
Philadelphia Phillies ‘All-Star Apple’ stuck inside Party City on 14th Street in New YorkIn a half-stroke of artistic/marketing near-genius, Major League Baseball has begun a semi-tradition of assigning each team an object that relates to the host city for that season's All-Star Game. For example, each major league team got a smaller scale …Upvote Share Tweet
Mets Walk Off With WinJul 1Andrew Brown's hit in the bottom of the 13th lifted the Mets past the Diamondbacks 5-4.
Harper Comes Up Big In ReturnJul 1Baseball Tonight Minute: The Baseball Tonight crew looks at what Bryce Harper's return means for the Nationals.
Harper Homers In ReturnJul 1Highlight of the night: Bryce Harper came off the DL and hit a home run in his first at-bat in the Nationals' 10-5 win over the Brewers.
Los Angeles Clippers consider sign-and-trade deals for J.J. Redick, O.J. M…Jul 1Sources told ESPN.com that the Clippers have this week exchanged sign-and-trade scenarios with both the Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks in potential deals that would bring either J.J. Redick or fellow free agent O.J. Mayo to L.A.
Sources: Dunleavy to sign deal with BullsJul 1Free-agent forward Mike Dunleavy has verbally committed to sign with the Chicago Bulls later this month, according to sources close to the process.
Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs among five suitors for Greg Oden, according …Jul 1Greg Oden will likely choose from a group of suitors that includes the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies, a source close to Oden told ESPN.com.
Sources -- Gal Mekel, Dallas Mavericks commit to multiyear dealJul 1The Dallas Mavericks received word Monday morning from Israeli point guard Gal Mekel that he is committing to sign a multiyear guaranteed contract for the league minimum, sources told ESPN.com