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Follow live: Day 3 at Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova is into the third round at Wimbledon. So is Novak Djokovic. Both won in straight sets. The Williams sisters and Stan Wawrinka will also be in action Wednesday (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

Free agency is a race to the swift (1:47)
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It's Bobby Bonilla's payday

Bobby Bonilla's buyout when his Mets career ended calls for him to be paid $1,193,248.20 annually on July 1 from 2011-2035.

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Sources: Blazers, Lillard nearing max extension

The Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard are nearing agreement on a maximum five-year contract extension that is expected to top $120 million in value, according to league sources.

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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).

Russell Wilson: 'Let my play speak for itself' (2:49)
Olbermann: Generation Y: A Cuban revolution (5:44)

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.

Gordon's 3-run inside-the-park home run (0:17)


Can the Spurs land LaMarcus Aldridge?

ESPN's Tom Penn said it can happen: "Spurs have room to do it. ... The challenge for the Spurs is how will they do this dance?"


Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

17 guys have made 500+ 3s over last 4 seasons. Only 5 of 'em have shot > 40%: Curry, Klay, Korver, Redick ... Danny Green. Elite of elite.

Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

James Harden was part of the recruiting dinner for LaMarcus Aldridge last night. Says a lot about how front office feels about him.

OTD: Andy Hawkins tosses no-no, loses

On July 1, 1990, the Yankees RHP gave up 0 hits to the White Sox -- and lost 4-0. An error, 2 walks and 2 more errors led to 4 Chicago runs in the 8th. Said Hawkins: "You dream of one, but you never think it's going to be a loss."

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Awkward! Jim Harbaugh on the Herd

Missing: Jim Harbaugh's trademark intensity. Scene of the crime: A visit to the Herd. Said Colin, with his hands in the air: "I've been in the business 10 years folks, and that was a clunker."


Thad Young @yungsmoove21

My family & I are extremely happy 2 continue being a Net. Thanks 2 all of my fam, friends, & fans 4 ur support. The GRIND doesn't stop here.

Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Rockets recap from last night: Met with LaMarcus Aldridge, McHale reached out to Pat Beverley, expressed interest in retaining Corey Brewer.

Cha-Ching, Mets fans: It's Bonilla Day!

The 52-year-old Bobby Bonilla will collect $1,193,248.20 from the Mets, like he will every July 1 until 2035. The Mets will be paying Bonilla, who last played in 2001, more this season than Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom combined.

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It's a great day to be Bobby Bonilla

July 1 is the day Bobby Bo gets his nearly $1.2M deferred salary payment, which is more than 17 current Mets. Said ESPN's Eric Wedge: "It's a great security blanket for him. And, obviously, it's paid off in grand fashion."


Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Hearing Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler is leaning strongly toward taking the five-year, $90 mil max Chicago offered as opposed to shorter deal

Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Sobering new NBA reality: Goran Dragic, Khris Middleton & Al-Farouq Aminu just got combined deals=$200 million. Combined All-Star berths=0.

Reports: Jerry Dipoto 'definitely out'

A source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick the Angels GM is "definitely out," but the Angels have yet to confirm. Another source confirmed it this morning, saying: "[Mike] Scioscia definitely won that power struggle.''

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Wimbledon might enact 'Heat Rule' Today

It's 34.4 degrees C (92.4F) at the All England Club today, quickly approaching the hottest day ever at Wimbledon (34.6C, 94.3F in 1976). Introduced in 1992, the "Heat Rule" allows the women to take a 10-minute break between the 2nd and 3rd set when the heat stress index is at or above 30.1C. There is no similar rule for the men.


Olney: MLB second-half stakes

Red Sox manager John Farrell has been protected by the team's GM for a first-half poor showing. But if the Sox continue to fade? Farrell could be more vulnerable as a potential symbol of change, writes Buster Olney. 10 under fire (Insider)

It's a scorcher at Wimbledon ...

Or 34.4 degrees C (94F) as tennis fans line up at the water fountains. The heat is approaching 34.6C, the hottest day on record at Wimbledon (June 26, 1976). Day 3 on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Countdown to the Body Issue: 5 days

Ready, set, hike! 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick posed for the magazine in 2012. The new issue will be released July 6.

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Battle of the giant robots

America has a giant robot. So does Japan. These two want to see whose giant robot is better in a one-on-one battle. Check it out

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Luke Ridnour: Trades have been 'funny'

On being traded 4 times in less than 1 week: "I really just said, 'Eh, let me know at the end of the day what happened.' My wife would get a funny picture from somebody and show me to kind of keep me updated." (via Mike & Mike)


Wambach: Facing Japan would be fitting
Women's World Cup 

The U.S. women's national team will face either England or Japan in the World Cup final. But if it's Japan, it will be a repeat of the 2011 women's final loss for the U.S. Abby Wambach's thoughts? She told SportsCenter: "Now that we're off to the final, we might as well win."

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