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Bryce Harper homers in return, gives Nats postseason hope

Bryce Harper homers in return, gives Nats postseason hope

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.
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  • Ex-Phillie Daulton has two brain tumors removed

    Ex-Phillie Daulton has two brain tumors removed

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Jul 1, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) Darren Daulton's surgeon says the former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star catcher has successfully had two brain tumors removed.
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  • Fernandez's dazzling start hands Marlins series win

    Fernandez's dazzling start hands Marlins series win

    MLB.com Jul 1, 2013
    Jose 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.
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  • If it's July 1, that means the #Mets owe Bobby Bonilla $1,193,2…

    If it's July 1, that means the #Mets owe Bobby Bonilla $1,193,248.20 today ... and each July 1 throu

    deadspin.com Jul 1, 2013
    If 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...
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  • Diamondbacks and Mets hang ‘Yarnell 19′ jerseys in their dugout…

    Diamondbacks and Mets hang ‘Yarnell 19′ jerseys in their dugouts

    yahoo.com Jul 1, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Braves sweep D-backs and unload ‘Glass Joe Title’ in the proces…

    Braves sweep D-backs and unload ‘Glass Joe Title’ in the process

    yahoo.com Jul 1, 2013
    We 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…
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  • Report: Marlins' Nolasco is losing his trade value

    Report: Marlins' Nolasco is losing his trade value

    CNNSI.com Jul 1, 2013
    Report: Marlins' Nolasco is losing his trade value
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  • Mets expect Wheeler to regroup after home debut

    Mets expect Wheeler to regroup after home debut

    MLB.com Jul 1, 2013
    Mets 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.
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  • The Miami Marlins were baseball’s third best team in June — and…

    The Miami Marlins were baseball’s third best team in June — and other facts from the month that was

    yahoo.com Jul 1, 2013
    Jeffrey 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…
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  • Nimmo wins spot on U.S. team in Futures Game

    Nimmo wins spot on U.S. team in Futures Game

    MLB.com Jul 1, 2013
    Two 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…
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  • Philadelphia Phillies ‘All-Star Apple’ stuck inside Party City …

    Philadelphia Phillies ‘All-Star Apple’ stuck inside Party City on 14th Street in New York

    yahoo.com Jul 1, 2013
    In 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 …
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  • Video - Mets Walk Off With Win 00:32

    Mets Walk Off With Win

    Jul 1
    Andrew Brown's hit in the bottom of the 13th lifted the Mets past the Diamondbacks 5-4.
  • Video - Harper Comes Up Big In Return 01:49

    Harper Comes Up Big In Return

    Jul 1
    Baseball Tonight Minute: The Baseball Tonight crew looks at what Bryce Harper's return means for the Nationals.
  • Video - Harper Homers In Return 00:52

    Harper Homers In Return

    Jul 1
    Highlight 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.

Sports Columnists

  • Los Angeles Clippers consider sign-and-trade deals for J.J. Redick, O.J. M…

    Jul 1
    Sources 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 Bulls

    Jul 1
    Free-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 1
    Greg 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 deal

    Jul 1
    The 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