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Follow live: Azarenka has early edge on Serena

Victoria Azarenka got off to a fast start, winning the first set against Serena Williams in the Wimbledon quarters. Earlier, Maria Sharapova held off Coco Vandeweghe to advance (live on ESPN, ESPN2 & WatchESPN).

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Cuban fined $25K for talking free-agent deals

The NBA has fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $25,000 for publicly confirming the team's upcoming free-agent deals with DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews, league spokesman Tim Frank said.

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2015 ESPYS: Vote for best team

The six teams nominated for 2015 ESPY for Best Team posted dramatic wins, upsets and amazing championship seasons. But who was the best of the best? Vote now!

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Doolittle: Ranking big men FA signings

With the NBA's annual moratorium going into effect last week, big men have dominated free agency. Bradford Doolittle ranks the free-agent signings of the top four bigs by their expected impact.

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Austin Dillon: It was a wild wreck (3:17)
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Jane McManus @janesports

I think that's why the Wimbledon crowd was laughing, because Serena is taking the noise to a humorous level. I'm in the stands.

Gardner doesn't garner enough votes to make All-Star roster

Brett Gardner may end up being added to the All-Star Game after the final player vote, but for now he's one of the biggest All-Star snubs. David Schoenfield

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Broussard: Rivals enjoy Phil's struggle
NBA 

Chris Broussard on Mike & Mike: "He thought he would walk right in, 'I'm Phil Jackson, I've got 11 rings, who wants to play for the Knicks?' ... There are front office guys that ... take a sense of satisfaction from guys like that struggling."

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East Coast bias? Not this year
MLB 

For the first time ever, no Yankees or Red Sox player is slated to start in the All-Star Game. (via Elias).

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Melissa Isaacson @mkisaacson

Serena holds to 2-1 in 2nd, after dropping 1st to Azarenka. Remember, she won French while dropping first set of 4 matches.

American Hustle
Tennis 

Three of the four quarterfinals today featured women from the United States: No. 1 Serena Williams, No. 21 Madison Keys and the unseeded Coco Vandeweghe. That's the most at Wimbledon since 2004 (Serena, Jennifer Capriati and Lindsay Davenport).

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Bear hug from Tour leader
Cycling 

Germany's Tony Martin, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates with a furry friend on the podium after the fourth stage of the Tour de France.

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Cycling 

Highlight: Sharapova ends Coco's run
Tennis 

Maria Sharapova needed three sets to beat Coco Vandeweghe and improve to 20-3 all-time in Grand Slam quarterfinals.

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Favre: Leaving Packers was 'surreal'

Former quarterback Brett Favre said that his prevailing thought when he left Lambeau Field for the last time as a member of the Green Bay Packers was: "How did it ever get to this point?" Interview

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Melissa Isaacson @mkisaacson

Azarenka, who has never beaten Serena on grass and 3-16 overall, rips a forehand to take the first set 6-3 of their Wimbledon quarterfinal.

Azarenka takes first set, 6-3
Tennis 

Victoria Azarenka has won all nine of her sets so far at Wimbledon. Serena is 33-32 in her career in Grand Slams after LOSING the first set (8-8 at Wimbledon). Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Was playing soccer irresponsible?
Golf 

ESPN's Kevin Maguire on Rory McIlroy's injury: "He's a 26-year-old athlete who likes to exercise. Kicking the ball around isn't something we should fault him for. ... He could have just as easily suffered the same injury tripping down the stairs due to an untied shoelace."

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What to do about Russell Wilson
NFL 

Bill Barnwell writes that Russell Wilson is due for a raise, but it won't be for $25 million per year. Why not

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Serena's superior serve
Tennis 

ESPN's Jason Goodall said Serena Williams amped up her serve in the 4th round. She won nearly 90% of the points when she went wide on her first serve. But Victoria Azarenka has already broken her serve and is poised to win the first set.

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John Deere a bad omen for Spieth?
Golf 

Jordan Spieth will play the John Deere Classic this week, the tournament where he broke through for his first career PGA Tour win as a 19-year-old in 2013. He's up for the ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete. Vote here

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Buster Olney: A-Rod 'not a snub'
MLB 

"I've been surprised at the rancor in Alex Rodriguez being left off [the All-Star team]," ESPN's Buster Olney told SportsCenter. "The reason he was left off the team? There were better candidates."

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Spurs' additions will pay off
NBA 

Kevin Pelton sees the Spurs at the top of the West with the Warriors in 2015-16. The numbers say San Antonio will have the best defense, and can win around 66 games.

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MLB's changing of the guard
MLB 

With 18 MLB All-Stars 25 years old or younger, ESPN's Buster Olney said there is "no question about it," we are seeing a changing of the guard in the sport.

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