The NY Mets have surged back into playoff contention by winning 13 of their last 14 games — the best 14-game stretch the team has had since 1990. The Mets have an opportunity to make up even more ground starting tonight as they open a three-game set against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. New York (59-56) trails Washington (61-53) by 2 1/2 games for the top spot in the NL wild-card standings. They’ll turn to the recently-acquired Marcus Stroman (6-7, 3.07) to make his New York debut against the Nats Stephen Strasburg (14-5, 3.72). To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full MLB schedule, click HERE.

The first week of the NFL preseason continues tonight with a pair of games, including the Pittsburgh Steelers hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their new head coach, Bruce Arians, at Heinz Field. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NFL schedule, click HERE

Week 9 of the CFL also continues with the Montreal Alouettes (3-3) looking to rebound from last week’s loss to Ottawa as they host the Saskatchewan Roughriders (4-3). To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full CFL schedule, click HERE.

In the WNBA, the red-hot Connecticut Sun (16-6) — winners of seven straight — are on the court in Minnesota as they take on the Lynx (10-11). To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full WNBA schedule, click HERE.

And the English Premier League returns with last season’s runner-up, Liverpool, trying to avoid the upset against promoted club Norwich City at Anfield. To get Dunkel’s pick for this match and the full EPL schedule, click HERE.

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