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Who is baseball's best manager?

ESPN surveyed 50 scouts, front-office executives, coaches and media analysts in a multitude of categories, and no manager ranked higher overall than the Giants' Bruce Bochy.


Charity wins: A-Rod, Yanks settle bonus dispute

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod

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Sources: Brewer, Rockets agree on 3-year deal

Swingman Corey Brewer elected to re-sign with the Houston Rockets on a three-year deal, according to league sources, after taking meetings with the Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks.

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Becky Hammon making NBA history

She'll be the first female head coach in summer league history. How will players react to a female coach? Said Bruce Bowen: "Most of them have never played for one. so it's going to have to be a process." But a plus on Hammon's side? That she has the blessing of Gregg Popovich.


Cuban finally lands his man

Kevin Pelton writes of DeAndre Jordan's fit in Dallas: "Jordan is basically a younger, more athletic, more durable version of [Tyson] Chandler, who thrived playing alongside power forward Dirk Nowitzki. Jordan slots perfectly as a roll man into Rick Carlisle's spread pick-and-roll offense, and probably will be even more involved than Chandler was." Mavericks' coup (Insider)

Sister, Sister

Monday's Round of 16 match between Serena and Venus will be the 27th meeting between the sisters. Excluding 2 walkovers, Serena is 13-11 against her sister with a slight edge in Grand Slam events.


Scoreless through 1 in D.C.

With Yunel Escobar on second thanks to a ground-rule double, Giants RHP intentionally walked Bryce Harper -- but Clint Robinson flied out to strand the baserunners. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Not many options for Clippers

What should the Clippers do now that DeAndre Jordan is waving farewell to Lob City? J.A. Adande writes they should take cues from their neighbors 350 miles to the north. Think small

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U.S. men's soccer in action today

They play Guatemala in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. ET in the final tune-up before the Gold Cup. The U.S. is the defending Gold Cup champ and winning this year would also qualify it for the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. The U.S. is unbeaten in 20 straight meetings with Guatemala (14-0-6), last losing in 1988.

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Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Birdie for Tiger Woods on the final hole. A little duct tape and band-aids on the swing today, but final score of 1-under 69 ain't bad.

Carli Lloyd: 'We'll be ready to go'

The USWNT's midfielder looks ahead to the Women's World Cup final against Japan: "I think we have really good momentum. I think we also have really good confidence within our group."


Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say Corey Brewer has spurned richer offer from Sacramento Kings to stay in Houston on a three-year deal in excess of $23 mil

LeBron casts his FIFA 16 vote

LeBron James has an ownership stake in Liverpool, so it's no surprise that when it came to vote for who should appear on the cover of the FIFA 16 video game, James voted for LFC's Jordan Henderson. King James shares the love

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Mavs telling Jordan he can be 'the guy'

Marc Stein says the Mavericks sold DeAndre Jordan on coming to Dallas by telling him he can be the face of the franchise.


Sharks sign Joel Ward to a 3-year deal

Ward, 34, has scored 97 goals and 123 assists in 517 career games and will play in San Jose, the Sharks announced today.

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Watch: Giants at Nationals on ESPN

The Giants were swept in Miami earlier this week, so they're looking to get back on track in D.C. Jake Peavy is making his first start since April 17 (back strain) as Gio Gonzalez takes the mound for the Nats. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Red Sox activate Shane Victorino from DL

The OF hadn't played in the majors since May 24 because of a calf strain, but he's activated for the weekend series vs. Houston. Boston also placed catcher Blake Swihart on the DL with a sprained toe.

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Mark Cuban on DeAndre Jordan: "We think he is going to be our best player for years to come. A franchise player for rest of his career."

Mavs land DeAndre Jordan

The former Clipper will return to Texas, he played for Texas A&M in college, and will likely sign a four-year max contract worth in excess of $80 million that includes a player option after the third season, sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein and Tim MacMahon.

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Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Mavs convinced DeAndre Jordan he was an underutilized gem. They painted a picture -- with stats, X's and O's, etc. -- of Dallas potential.