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Follow live: Serena faces Azarenka in quarters

Serena Williams takes on Victoria Azarenka for a spot in the Wimbledon semifinals. Earlier on Centre Court, Maria Sharapova held off American Coco Vandeweghe to advance (live on ESPN, ESPN2 & WatchESPN).

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Cuban fined $25K for talking free-agent deals

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been fined $25,000 for publicly confirming the team's upcoming free-agent deals with DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews, according to league sources.

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Pelton: Gasol, Spurs latest free agency winners

The Grizzlies committed to Marc Gasol for five years, and the Spurs convinced another veteran to take a pay cut for a title chase. Kevin Pelton sorts through the sixth day of free agency.

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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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How much can Aldridge improve Spurs? (2:22)
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Lloyd: There's nothing like a World Cup (4:38)
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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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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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Tennis 

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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Golf 

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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NFL 

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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Tennis 

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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Golf 

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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MLB 

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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NBA 

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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MLB 

Schefter: 'A lot of concern' for JPP
NFL 

Adam Schefter says both the Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul's camp are being eerily quiet about the DE's prognosis: "The Giants are trying ... to ascertain exactly how bad the damage to his hands actually is."

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NFL 

Djokovic finds 'resolve' in 5-setter
Tennis 

ESPN's Brad Gilbert said Novak Djokovic, after the "first week was on an absolute roll," but had to dig deep in his 4th-round match against Kevin Anderson. But Djoker ought to be able to "put that match right out of the memory bank."

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Tennis 

Cavs: Joe Johnson or Jamal Crawford?
NBA 

Cleveland is interested in bringing one of the wing players aboard. The team, ESPN's Chris Broussard says, is "balking" at paying more luxury tax, if they were to sign Johnson.

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NBA 

Blackhawks extend TVR

Chicago agreed with D Trevor van Riemsdyk on a 2-year extension that runs through the 2017-18 season. The Middletown, N.J. native and University of New Hampshire product won the Stanley Cup in his first NHL season.

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Watch: Serena in Wimbledon quarters
Tennis 

After beating sister Venus in straight sets, world No. 1 Serena Williams sees former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka on Centre Court. Serena has a dominant 16-3 career record vs. her. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Tennis 

Vanuatu beats Micronesia -- by a lot
Soccer 

Vanuatu won the Olympic qualifying soccer match at the Pacific Games 46-0. That's a rate of a goal every TWO MINUTES. Jean Kaltak had 16 goals for Vanuatu, which, despite the massive win, was knocked out of the Games after taking third in its group. Micronesia surrendered 114 goals in the tournament. Story

Soccer 

Watch: Keys-Radwanska in quarters
Tennis 

American Madison Keys is making her first Wimbledon quarterfinals appearance, and it comes vs. 2012 Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska on No. 1 Court. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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