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Carlisle: Lloyd executes master plan for U.S.

Under fire most of the Women's World Cup for an underwhelming attack, U.S. coach Jill Ellis switched to a 4-2-3-1 lineup against Germany. The move paid off, with Carli Lloyd playing a starring role in a 2-0 semifinal win.

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Angels GM Dipoto appears to be out amid feud

Jerry Dipoto's tenure as the Los Angeles Angels' general manager appeared to reach an end Tuesday, amid an ongoing rift with manager Mike Scioscia that the two sides seemed unable to resolve.

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Lakers set for sitdown with Love, sources say

The Lakers will meet with free agent Kevin Love later this week, according to league sources. One source said the Lakers have heard Love is likely to re-sign with the Cavs but still want to meet.

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Aldo out, Mendes in against McGregor (3:16)
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Keuchel shuts down Royals (0:39)
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Does a Messi goal beat a Rousey armbar?

No. 3 Lionel Messi faces off against No. 6 Ronda Rousey in the ESPYS bracket for Best Play. Vote now and learn more about the nominations at 8 tonight (ESPN2, Watch ESPN).

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Russell Wilson: 'Let my play speak for itself' (2:49)
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Olbermann: Generation Y: A Cuban revolution (5:44)
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Ridnour enters pantheon of oft-traded athletes

Luke Ridnour's head must be spinning after he was traded four times in a week. Here's a look at some other notable athletes who know all too well that sometimes it's better to rent than buy.

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ESPN sources: New Orleans & Anthony Davis have verbally agreed to five-year contract extension worth $145 million that begins in 2016-17

Kawhi agrees to return to Spurs
NBA 

San Antonio has agreed to a five-year, $90 million deal with Kawhi Leonard, sources tell ESPN. The Spurs will likely wait to actually sign the contract so they can free up cap space to chase other free agents, including LaMarcus Aldridge, sources tell ESPN. Story

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NBA 

Kevin Love to meet with the Lakers
NBA 

ESPN NBA analyst Marc Stein on the Lakers' meeting with Kevin Love: "Yeah, I'd have to say the Lakers getting a meeting with Kevin Love is a bit of a surprise, but ... the Cavs are in the catbird seat."

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NBA 

Countdown to the Body Issue: 6 days
NBA 

Blake Griffin in the 2011 Body Issue was a slam dunk, just as the new issue out July 6 is sure to be.

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Speed + power = Inside-the-park HR
MLB 

Dee Gordon's last home run was June 14, 2014. So while Gordon doesn't have traditional HR power, he got creative to end his year-long drought.

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McGregor not worried about Mendes

With Jose Aldo out of UFC 189, Conor McGregor doesn't seem concerned about facing Chad Mendes for the UFC interim featherweight title. McGregor said on SportsCenter, "I feel [Aldo] is afraid" and "I'm going to demolish [Mendes]. I'm going to rip his head off."

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Donovan appears to call out Klinsmann
Soccer 

Landon Donovan seemingly took a shot at Jurgen Klinsmann during the USA's win over Germany in the Women's World Cup semifinals. Alexi Lalas' response to Donovan? That was pure fire. Lalas burns Donovan on Twitter

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Soccer 

Germany suffers rare big loss
Women's World Cup 

Celia Sasic's penalty kick would've given Germany an early 1-0 lead over the U.S. Instead, it fell 2-0, its first 2-goal loss in 26 WWC games since the 1995 final against Norway.

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Women's World Cup 

Alex Morgan: 'The work is not done yet'
Soccer 

Kelley O'Hara described how she scored her first international goal, while Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach are already starting to look ahead to Sunday's Women's World Cup final.

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Pete Rose speaks, but not about betting
MLB 

The all-time hits leader spoke to reporters for the first time since an OTL report on his gambling. "I'm not scared of any questions. There's just certain things that you'd rather not talk about. And I'm here in a good mood, not talking about the controversial stuff."

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NBA's busy season has begun
NBA 

Free agency started Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. ET. Although teams and players can agree to deals, the signing craziness begins eight days later.

NBA 

Clippers 'hopeful' to retain DeAndre
NBA 

But if DeAndre Jordan leaves for Dallas, the Clippers will look to do a sign-and-trade with the Mavs and their own free agent, Tyson Chandler, reports ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

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NBA 

Candlestick demolition nearly complete
NFL 

Construction crews continue taking apart the San Francisco ballpark, the former home of the Giants and 49ers, which hosted its final event last year. The site eventually will become home to a mix of houses, hotels and shops.

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NFL 

Russell Wilson assuming all the risk
NFL 

Said Adam Caplan: "If he suffers a significant injury, you don't know what's going to happen."

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Brett Favre: I could still make the throws
NFL 

The former QB is 45 now but told Sports Illustrated that he could still have an impact in the league: "Do I think I could play and lead a team? Look, no. But I could play. I could make all the throws I made before, I just couldn't throw it near as far, but that never matters anyway."

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NFL 

Cam Talbot's most devoted fan

The goalie was traded from the Rangers to the Oilers over the weekend, and 7-year-old Kailey Krusewski was crushed. Her letter to Talbot is a must read. 'I will miss you pal'

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Bowden: Identifying MLB's trade sellers
MLB 

Among the teams who are likely to be sellers before the July 31 trade deadline are the Brewers, who must try to persuade teams that SS Jean Segura can return to his rookie form and that 3B Aramis Ramirez has something left in the tank. 10 likely sellers (Insider)

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MLB 

Dodgers top D-backs in 10 innings
MLB 

Howie Kendrick had himself quite a game tonight. The veteran second baseman went 4-for-5 with the tying RBI single in the 7th and the go-ahead solo HR in the 10th in Los Angeles' 6-4 win in Arizona.

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