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Follow live: Day 2 at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal is one of several top men's seeds taking the court Tuesday. Roger Federer and Andy Murray also play their first-round matches (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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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)


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Score Update: Tsonga leads Muller 2 sets to 1 Robson loses 1st set to Rodina Karlovic d. Ymer in 4 sets Sock trails Groth 2 sets to 1

Strong play from U.S., Germany defense
Women's World Cup 

Hope Solo and Germany's Nadine Angerer have only faced 11 shots on goal so far in the 2015 Womens World Cup, the fewest in the tournament. The U.S. and Germany face off tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET in the semifinal.

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NFL future power rankings

Which NFL teams are positioned for success over the next three seasons? The Patriots and Cowboys are both in the top 10, but Green Bay claimed the top spot thanks to Aaron Rodgers and a strong draft class. Full rankings (Insider)

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Williams sisters withdraw from doubles

Venus and Serena won't play doubles at Wimbledon this year, withdrawing from the event this morning. They were replaced by Misaki Doi and Stephanie Vogt. Serena, the No. 1 seed in singles, could face Venus in the fourth round.

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Wambach has goals but no title
Women's World Cup 

Abby Wambach has more international goals than any player in soccer history -- man or woman -- but she's still seeking a World Cup title.

Women's World Cup 

Russell Wilson -- He's no backup

Russell Wilson's $1.54M base salary is in line with his draft position, but consider this: Eight backup QBs are scheduled to make a higher base salary than Wilson next season, including THIRD STRINGER Charlie Whitehurst.


Lions fan with laser pointer fined

An 18-year-old from West Bloomfield, Mich., has been sentenced to 80 hours of community service and a $235 fine for using a laser pointer during a Lions-Bills game to distract Bills players. Marko Beslach, who had boasted on Twitter about the pointer, has also been banned from Ford Field.

No getting the drop on Nadal

Thomaz Bellucci hit a nice drop shot in the second set, but Rafael Nadal responds with a great drop shot of his own to win the point. Nadal leads 6-4, 2-0.


Boston Bruins @nhlbruins

The #NHLBruins have signed blueliner Adam McQuaid to a four-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

NBA big men changing places

Over the past 3 seasons, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love and DeMarcus Cousins are the only 3 players to average 20 PPG and 10 RPG. All 3 could change teams, either in a trade (Cousins) or via free agency (Aldridge, Love).

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Federer takes Centre Court

Roger Federer begins his 17th Wimbledon, seeking his 8th title, as he faces Damir Dzumhur in the first round. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


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"When I asked Pete to be our manager on an interim basis, we had to wait for (him) to say yes,'' Amaro said. "He graciously accepted.''

Countdown to the Body Issue: 6 days

Blake Griffin in the 2011 Body Issue was a slam dunk, as the new issue out July 6 is sure to be.

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Brian Urlacher's fishing adventures

Brian Urlacher might not be a Pro Bowl Bears linebacker anymore. But he still goes hard -- at fishing. Urlacher reels big fish


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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