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4hJerry Crasnick

Crasnick: Harper taking baseball by storm

Bryce Harper's fast start to the season has shown what he truly could be capable of doing over the long haul.

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1mTerry Blount

Wilson, Graham miss Seahawks' first OTA

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and tight end Jimmy Graham will miss the first day of organized team activities Tuesday to attend the funeral of Graham's personal manager in Florida.

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Kvitova rallies to advance (0:44)

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12hDavid Schoenfield

Time to give the Minnesota Twins some love

The Minnesota Twins are ahead of the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central and they're breathing down the necks of the Kansas City Royals.

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Michael Sam on fresh start in CFL (0:56)

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Bears' new regime reacts quickly to McDonald arrest (1:26)

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2hDan Rafael

Divisional rankings: DeGale makes statement

James DeGale scored an upset victory over Andre Dirrell in a highly competitive unanimous decision Saturday, won a vacant title and sent a strong message to the super middleweight division.

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No cap hit for cutting Ray McDonald
NFL 

But Chicago may face a small fine. The NFL has a "Club Remittance Policy" that few people know about, one designed to extract a measure of accountability from teams for the conduct of their players. For the moment, the Bears would be on the hook for no more than a $150,000 fine. Penalty on the horizon

NFL 

ESPN On Snapchat Discover live

Randy Moss met a 4-year-old fan at training camp in 1998. On Friday, he was at her high school graduation to hand her a diploma. Go inside this wonderful friendship and see ‘Why We Love Sports’ in today’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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100 days until college football
College Football 

In honor of starting the 100-day countdown until the 2015 college football season kicks off, we have a 100-second review of 2014. Urban Meyer re-united with the championship trophy and an Oregon QB entertained the Northwest.

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College Football 

LeBron doing it all for Cavs
NBA 

LeBron James is averaging 32.7 points, 11.7 rebounds and 10.0 assists per game this series vs. Atlanta. He would be the first player in NBA history to average at least 30-10-10 in a single playoff series.

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NBA 

Serena claims first set
Tennis 

Serena Williams took the first set 6-2 from Andrea Hlavackova in today's first round of the French Open. Williams is 1-0 in her career against Hlavackova (and won that match 6-0, 6-0). Follow live

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Tennis 

Second City's good at second chances
NHL 

The Blackhawks have bounced back from losses this postseason, averaging 4 goals per game after losses.

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Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN

Ben Roethlisberger said Pats/Steelers Wk 1 without Tom Brady is "not the same." Adds, 'are we sure he's not coming back?'

Sando: The new cost of NFL QB contracts
NFL 

Cam Newton might not be a top-10 QB, but he’s about to get paid like one. Why is the cost of quarterback contracts in the NFL continuing to rise? The insurance business (Insider)

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NFL 

These are a few of our favorite things
College Football 

Jim Harbaugh stirring things up at Michigan, Baylor’s 400-pound OL/TE and Ohio State's 3-headed QB monster are just a few of the things we can’t wait to see in 100 days when college football games begin. 100 things we're excited for

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11 days until the Women’s World Cup
Soccer 

Time to get on a first-name basis with Abby, Sydney and Alex, the latest ESPN The Magazine cover girls. espnW World Cup coverage

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Soccer 

Wilson to miss Seahawks' workout

QB Russell Wilson and TE Jimmy Graham will miss the first day of Seattle's OTAs today to attend the funeral of Graham's personal manager in Florida. Details

Derek Jeter to get Kids Choice Award
MLB 

He will be honored with the Legend Award by Nickelodeon in recognition of his "unmatched talent, integrity and sportsmanship on and off the field." The show on July 16 will be hosted by Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.

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MLB 

LeBron working that odometer
NBA 

LeBron James has racked up some heavy playoff mileage over the last five years. In fact, only Larry Bird had more in a five-year span (between 1984-88).

NBA 

Doolittle: Top 10 playoff role players
NBA 

With the Finals nearly set and postseason MVP talk about to start, don't forget about the role players -- like DeMarre Carroll and J.R. Smith -- who excelled at making big things happen at the most opportune time or with very little usage rate. The non-superstars (Insider)

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trey wingo @wingoz

Why is off season OTA work so critical for Eagles? Foles, McCoy and Maclin.. all now gone.. combined for 78% of Eagles total offense in 2014

Michael Sam introduced in Montreal

After signing a two-year contract with Montreal last week, the DE was introduced as the newest member of the CFL Alouettes: "I'm just here to play football. I'm not trying to really do anything historic here."

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Serena opens play at French Open
Tennis 

Clay might be Serena Williams' worst surface, but she has won 62 of her last 66 matches on the dirt. The world No. 1 takes the court at Roland Garros. Follow live

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Tennis 

Keys for Rangers in tonight's Game 6
NHL 

Former Rangers and Lightning coach John Tortorella's No. 1 key for the Blueshirts if they hope to force Game 7? "They need to score a power-play goal."

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Harper: Trout's better than me

"Baseball is always, 'What have you done for me lately?'" Bryce Harper told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. "That's just how the game works. I still believe Trout is the best player in the game, hands down. ... I cheer for guys. I've always been that way." He's pretty good, too