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Trout propels Angels past Sabathia, Yanks

Mike Trout hit a home run and made several strong plays in center field as the Angels dropped Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia to 3-8 on the season.

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Sources: Aldridge to meet Lakers, Rockets first

The Lakers and Rockets will get the first opportunities to meet with LaMarcus Aldridge shortly after the free-agency period officially begins at 9:01 p.m. PT Tuesday in Los Angeles.

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Nance was 'terrified' of Kobe's reaction to tweet

Lakers draft pick Larry Nance Jr. said he was "terrified" of his new teammate Kobe Bryant's reaction to a tweet Nance sent in 2012 that referenced a 2012 sexual assault case involving Bryant.

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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.

Russell Wilson: 'Let my play speak for itself' (2:49)
Anderson takes perfect game into seventh (0:46)

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.

Olbermann: Video replay is killing baseball (6:05)
Diving Frisbee catch coming in hot! (0:31)
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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.

Odell Beckham also throws heat on the mound (0:28)


Watch: Rafael Nadal with strong start

Nadal took the first set 6-4 from Thomaz Bellucci after entering Wimbledon as the 10-seed -- the first time he hasn’t been among the top 5 seeds at the event since his first appearance in 2003. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Scottie Pippen: I was LeBron before LeBron

"They want to compare him to the greatest whether it be Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson, but he's more closer to myself. It's natural for folks to say that, but if you look at how he plays the game and how I played the game, you'll see more similarities with us." (via Northeast Ohio Media Group)

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Green willing to work with Warriors

Draymond Green can get a contract starting at $15.8M this season but is willing to take less than the maximum to remain with the Warriors, sources told the San Jose Mercury News. The two sides will meet at 9:01 p.m. PT on Tuesday to try and reach an agreement.

BBTN's Monday Web Gem

George Springer made a terrific diving catch in center field, but can he take down the whole of Miami's infield on his own?


Jim Harbaugh ... babysitter?
College Football 

The Michigan coach babysat current 3-star DE Connor Murphy (2016), when Murphy was just 8 due to a Murphy family emergency during Harbaugh's visit: "Not many people can say they sat down on the living room floor with Jim Harbaugh and D.J Durkin and played chess and drank milk with them." (via Sports360arizona)

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Mets' Matz a hero -- sandwich, that is

New York's Steven Matz -- who allowed two runs in 7 2/3 IP and went 3-for-3 with 4 RBIs in his MLB debut Sunday -- visited the hometown deli that named a sandwich after him with teammate Jacob deGrom on Monday. Matz didn't order his personal sub but called it "cool" to have his own hero. (via Newsday)

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Howard Bryant @hbryant42

Best rally of the match so far. Rafa with a crushing BH winner. 15-40. How will he play this big point? With a massive BH winner. He breaks

NFL launches prep academy

The four-day seminar included 40 of the top incoming high school sophomores, as well as a parent or guardian. Explained NFL VP of player engagement Charles Way: "It's not about football. We're trying to teach them how to become better men and what it looks like to be a leader with the values we live by and what has made the NFL the best brand in America."


That had to hurt

Hey, Alexandr Dolgopolov -- when attempting to return a ball, try not to hit yourself in the face instead.


Jim Brown: No in-between with Manziel

"I believe he's going to be a star or he's going to be a bust. There's no in-between. I like Johnny. He creates action. But there's no middle ground on Johnny. He's going to be that guy, or he's probably going to be out of there. I like it that way, because they need dynamics at quarterback." (via USA Today Sports)

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Watch: Rafa in Wimbledon's first round

Rafael Nadal enters the event as the 10-seed -- the first time he hasn’t been among the top 5 seeds at Wimbledon since his first appearance in 2003. Can Rafa get back on track? He faces Thomaz Bellucci on No. 1 Court to begin his play. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Matt Moore returning Thursday

The Rays LHP, who has missed the past 14 months after Tommy John surgery, said he's "definitely ready" to return to the rotation. Moore had no setbacks in his rehab. "Hats off to them," he said of the training staff.

Watch: Wimbledon Day 2 begins

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova all cruised through Day 1 in London. On today's agenda is Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal. Will the stars keep rolling at Wimbledon? Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Voting for the #ESPYS is still open! I'm up for Fighter of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year, and Best Play! Please take the time to vote if you can and let's make history together?? Link to vote is in my bio??

L.A. is Aldridge's meeting ground

The Lakers and Rockets will get first shot at LaMarcus Aldridge, with meetings in Los Angeles as free agency begins Tuesday night. Aldridge will also meet with the Spurs, Mavs, Suns, Raptors and Knicks later in the week, sources tell ESPN. Blazers' return 'very unlikely'

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OTL: Mickelson tied to money laundering

A 56-year-old former sports gambling handicapper, acting as a conduit for an offshore gambling operation, pleaded guilty last week to laundering approximately $2.75 million that belonged to Phil Mickelson, two sources told Outside the Lines. Story

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