Cespedes powers Mets to the top of NL East


Cespedes hits 3 doubles, drives in 4 runs as Mets beat Marlins 12-1 and take NL East lead

Major League Baseball roundup

Cyclical Rangers: Beltre's 3rd career cycle, 6th for Texas since '09, in 12-9 win over Astros

Tim Brown ready for Hall induction after six-year wait

HOF 2015: Despite frequent QB changes, Tim Brown forged Hall of Fame career with consistency

Use of batboys and girls suspended after nine-year-old's death

National Baseball Congress suspends use of batboys and girls after 9-year-old boy's death

An NBA trailblazer: Hammon breaks a barrier with Spurs

'Leadership has no gender': Becky Hammon sees limitless possibilities for women in coaching

COLUMNS

Dr. I treats his phones with care

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Practice is secret to Stefanski's success

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Blue Jays, Royals escalate feud by trading barbs on Twitter

After exchange of hit batters, Blue Jays and Royals escalate feud by trading barbs on Twitter

Red Sox fall to the Rays

Cabrera's RBI double in 8th helps Rays to 4-3 win over Red Sox and avoid sweep

Major League Baseball roundup

Colabello hits two-run HR, Blue Jays beat Royals 5-2 in testy game featuring 3 ejections

PRO FOOTBALL

Reese says Giants defense can surprise people without JPP

Giants general manager Jerry Reese says his heart goes out to defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul

Monotony of camp really grinds Pace's gears

Jets veteran linebacker Calvin Pace no fan of the monotony of training camp

Plan to limit Manning's snaps will also benefit backup

Longtime apprentice Brock Osweiler gets shot to show he's worthy successor to Peyton Manning

NFL notes

The signing of Bobby Wagner keeps the Seattle Seahawks core together for years to come

PRO HOCKEY

Rangers sign Stepan to reported six-year, $39M deal

Derek Stepan and Rangers agree on long-term deal hours before arbitration hearing

Lamoriello leaves Devils take become Maple Leafs' GM

Maple Leafs hire Lou Lamoriello as general manager; veteran executive won 3 titles with Devils

CT SUN

Sun need to find a way to defend their home turf

The Connecticut Sun is 4-5 at home. Now would be a good time for them to turn that trend around, as the Sun face the San Antonio Stars on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Sun come undone late in loss to Fever

Connecticut blew early double-digit leads and unraveled in the final eight minutes of an onerous 83-70 Eastern Conference loss to the Indiana Fever on Sunday night before 6,601 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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Tyrann Mathieu's 'journey' enters third NFL season

Healthy Honey Badger says 'journey' from 'dark times' goes on

Reese speaks with injured Giants' star Pierre-Paul

Giants general manager Jerry Reese finally speaks with injured DE Jason Pierre-Paul

Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals win away from Kyle Busch, Joey Logano at Pocono

Bus stop: Steelers great Jerome Bettis bulls way into Hall

HOF 2015: 'The Bus' stops here; Steelers great Jerome Bettis churns way to Hall of Fame

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Baseball

7 p.m., NESN, YES, WFAN (660-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Connecticut Tigers at Aberdeen IronBirds.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — Big League: Puerto Rico vs. California or South Carolina in final from Easley, S.C.

Basketball

7 p.m., MyTV9 — WNBA: San Antonio Stars at Connecticut Sun.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA: Minnesota Lynx at Los Angeles Sparks.

Soccer

12:25 p.m., ESPN2 — Audi Cup: Real Madrid vs. Tottenham from Munich.

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — Audi Cup: AC Milan at Bayern Munich.