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4hTony Blengino

Blengino: Machado ready for liftoff

Manny Machado, just 22 years old, is already a special defensive player. Now he's in the early stages of taking his offense to elite levels, too.

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2hRamona Shelburne

Wade forgoes option with Heat, will be free agent

Dwyane Wade, a perennial All-Star and three-time NBA champion, has decided to not pick up his option with the Miami Heat for next year, announcing his decision through a representative.

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4hDan Rafael

De La Hoya: 'I have decided to stay retired'

After Oscar De La Hoya told ESPN.com last week that he was strongly considering a comeback after nearly seven years in retirement, the Golden Boy said Monday he will not return to the ring.

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Brief history of strange kicker/punter moments

Steve Weatherford isn't the first punter or kicker to draw attention for something besides booting footballs. We revisit the "idiot kicker," the ax mishap and other kicking fraternity weirdness.

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Olbermann: Video replay is killing baseball (6:05)
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Undervalued NBA free agents (1:05)
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Russell honored to play with Kobe (1:27)
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8hCharley Rosen

The Phil Files: The battle ahead

In Part 1 of our series looking back at Phil Jackson's debut season as Knicks president, the Zen Master prepares for battle at training camp at West Point.

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Which athletic achievements deserve an ESPY?

Your vote decides who will take home the ESPY for Best Male and Female Athlete, Best Play and so much more. The results will air on the 2015 ESPYS on July 15 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Peru down to 10 players

Carlos Zambrano received an early yellow card for a tussle with Alexis Sánchez and was sent off in the 20th minute after another collision. Peru and Chile are scoreless so far. Follow live

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Bogaerts drives in two off Dickey

Xander Bogaerts hit a bases-loaded, 2-run double off R.A. Dickey in he third inning to put the Red Sox ahead 2-0 in Toronto. It's Bogaerts' 16th double, giving him 33 RBIs this season. Follow live

Foot-in-mouth syndrome
NFL 

Giants punter Steve Weatherford's recent trash talking was just the latest in a series of odd incidents involving kickers and punters. Remember Spencer Lanning trying to stop Antonio Brown last season? Unconventional legwork

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NFL 

Wash, rinse, repeat for the Indians

Cleveland had a near carbon copy in the 2nd inning with Yan Gomes' leadoff double and Jason Kipnis bringing him home with a 2-out RBI single. The Tribe lead the Rays 2-0 in the second. Follow live

Royals fans 'just playing by the rules'
MLB 

Although, Tim Kurkjian says one projected Kansas City All-Star Game starter doesn't deserve it: "There will be outrage if Omar Infante starts at second base in the American League ahead of Jason Kipnis or Jose Altuve."

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MLB 

Hamilton expects to return Tuesday

Rangers OF Josh Hamilton has been on the disabled list since June 4 with a hamstring injury. He has played just 7 games this season.

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Phillies take early lead on error, balk

Philadelphia will take runs any way it can. In this case, it scored twice in the first on a throwing error from Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and a balk on starter Jimmy Nelson. Follow live

Nance: 'Terrified' of Kobe's reaction

"I was nervous to send [Kobe Bryant] a long message and then just get an 'Okay,' or not a response at all. I'm just so, so glad he handled that in the manner he did. I still could be up here with a stomach in my knot, or a knot in my stomach. But he did a terrific job and I can't thank him enough for forgiving me." He's 'Mr. Bryant' to me

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Chile meets Peru in Copa América semis
Soccer 

Following its controversial quarterfinal victory, tournament host Chile seeks its first final appearance since 1987 when it faces neighboring Peru. According to ESPN’s Soccer Power Index, Chile is an 89% favorite to advance. Follow live

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Soccer 

Rangers run themselves out of 1st inning

Texas had two baserunners in the first against the Orioles, but both were wiped out on the bases, as Rougned Odor was picked off first, and Shin-Soo Choo was caught stealing. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Mike Leake a strong fantasy option

Eric Karabell on the Reds' pitcher: "I’m not saying he’s an ace, but on Monday he kind of is one of the aces of the day against a Twins team that’s struggling to score runs."

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Heart of Red Sox order could have big night
MLB 

David Ortiz has 3 HRs in 25 at-bats against R.A. Dickey, and Pablo Sandoval with Pablo Sandoval and Mike Napoli each hitting .318 versus the knuckleballer. They'll hit 4-5-6 for Boston tonight. Lineup notes

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MLB 

Michael Sam rejoins CFL's Alouettes
NFL 

The defensive lineman left the team on June 12, citing personal reasons, and missed the season opener last week. However, Sam said there was no doubt he would return to the team. He got a warm welcome back from teammates when he addressed them Sunday.

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NFL 

Stanton has surgery, out 4-6 weeks

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton officially had surgery Sunday on his fractured left wrist that he suffered Friday. The team said he would miss 4-6 weeks. Stanton currently leads the majors with 27 HRs and 67 RBIs.

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Of course Odell Beckham can pitch, too

Solid form, impressive velocity AND he adds some late tail on this heater. What can't OBJ do?

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Wawrinka: Body issue a 'big challenge'
Tennis 

Stan Wawrinka explains why he posed for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, improvements in his game and why he doesn't consider himself one of the "Big Four."

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Tennis 

Mag Body Issue: Stan Wawrinka
Tennis 

Wawrinka worked hard to get his body into top form, and it helped him beat Novak Djokovic in this year's French Open. “My body is for my tennis, it’s for my sport." The Body Issue will be released July 6. Stan the man

Kai Z Feng
Tennis 

Comparing Russell Wilson's salary
NFL 

The average cash value of the Seahawks QB's current contract ($749K) is less than backups Charlie Whitehurst, Matt Moore and Blaine Gabbert, and far less than fellow SB winners Tom Brady ($12.0M) and Eli Manning ($16.3M).

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NFL 

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Only top-10 picks in last 25 yrs to win multiple NBA titles w/ team that drafted them: Dwyane Wade, Tim Duncan and... Andrew Bynum.

Jones back in lineup for O's tonight

Adam Jones has played just once since June 20, but he's hitting third tonight as Baltimore hosts the Rangers. The O's haven't really missed a beat without him, as they've won seven of their last eight games. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Pressure on Chile
Copa America 

The Copa America hosts are one win away from reaching the final, but to get there they'll have to find a way past Peru's strong attacking tonight (7:30 p.m. ET). Keys for Chile

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Copa America