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Team USA's World Cup journey (5:22)
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Cabrera placed on DL for first time in career (2:53)
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Doc Jacobs overcoming all odds (3:48)
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Athletes as fans: Maya Moore (0:31)
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Highlights: United States 4-0 Guatemala (2:59)
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Steph gets Phunkee from half court (0:19)

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Joey Chestnut a huge favorite again

The 8-time reigning champs has 1-to-10 odds to take home the title again this year. And the over/under for total hot dogs eaten? 65.5. Watch now on ESPN2.

WATCH: MLS National Anthems
Soccer 

Boyz II Men. Alfonso Ribeiro. Talented youngsters. Electric guitars. Fan chants and yes, fireworks. MLS has seen some amazing national anthem performances this season.

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Ryan McGee @ESPNMcGee

There was only 1 thing that could make Nathan"s Hot Dog Eating Contest more American & they did it. The King's #43 parked in crowd!

Aldridge picks the Spurs
NBA 

The free agent tweeted, "I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends." Story

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NBA 

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Signing of Aldridge all but clinches notion that Popovich, as we've been writing for a year now, will NOT go out when Tim Duncan goes out

Strasburg leaves early

Stephen Strasburg left the Nationals-Giants game with two outs in the fourth with an apparent injury. Washington has a 3-0 lead. Follow live

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Hot Dog Eating Contest now on ESPN2

The annual July 4th tradition is about to begin. Joey Chestnut is about to go for his 9th straight title. The introductions are beginning on ESPN2. Joey Chestnut Cam on WatchESPN

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

It only took five championships and nearly 20 years ... but the San Antonio Spurs are the darlings of free agency

Aldridge could give Duncan more rest
NBA 

Signing Aldridge would allow the Spurs to rest Tim Duncan more. On the second night of back-to-back games last season, Duncan averaged 12.5 PPG and 8.1 RPG while playing just under 27 minutes. Aldridge averaged 22 points and almost 10 rebounds in 35 minutes a game on no days rest.

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NBA 

Aldridge following Duncan's steps
NBA 

LaMarcus Aldridge is the only player in the NBA to average 23 points and 10 rebounds in each of the last 2 seasons. The last player to do it in back-to-back seasons was his new teammate: Tim Duncan (2001-02 and 2002-03).

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NBA 

Lamarcus Aldridge @aldridge_12

I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends.

July 4, 1994: USA loses to Brazil
World Cup Soccer 

On this date 21 years ago, Brazil was reduced to 10 players at the World Cup after a vicious elbow to Tab Ramos' head drew a red card -- but it was still able to eliminate the United States 1-0 in the Round of 16.

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World Cup Soccer 

Harper keeps up record pace

Only six players have hit at least 25 home runs at the halfway point of a season at the age of 22-or-younger. Four are in the Hall of Fame (Johnny Bench, Harmon Killebrew, Eddie Mathews and Mel Ott) and the others are Alex Rodriguez and Bryce Harper. Follow Giants/Nats live

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Team USA's journey to the Final

Take a look back at the sights and sounds of how the USWNT got to the World Cup final where it will face Japan.

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69 hot dogs inside the human body

What does it look like? Sport Science did the dirty work to find out. It's not pretty.

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Dog Day Afternoon

The average American eats approximately 70 hot dogs each year. Joey Chestnut ate 69 in 10 minutes in 2013 - a whopping 6.9 hot dogs per minute. The All-American eater goes for his 9th title now on ESPN2.

Miggy out for six weeks

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says that Miguel Cabrera has a Grade 3 calf strain and is expected to miss six weeks. He's leading the American League with a .350 batting average and .456 on-base percentage.

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#ICYMI: Wimbledon Week 1
Tennis 

Check out some of the best points, bloopers, outbursts and interviews from Wimbledon so far.

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Tennis 

Countdown to the Body Issue: 2 DAYS
Tennis 

Tomas Berdych faces Pablo Andujar at Wimbledon today, so let's look back to when Berdych was featured in the 2014 Body Issue. The new issue comes out July 6.

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Tennis 

A July 4 tradition through the years

Legend has Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest beginning in 1916. The actual date is up for debate, but what's indisputable is how unique this event is. Photo Gallery

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Highlight: Federer cruises past Groth
Tennis 

Roger Federer dropped a tiebreaker but otherwise looked sharp against Sam Groth to advance to the 4th round at Wimbledon.

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