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Follow live: Nadal gets even at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal won the second set Thursday to tie his second-round match with qualifier Dustin Brown. Can he join Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the third round at Wimbledon (live on ESPN & WatchESPN)?

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29mJohn Keim

Redskin rants over inequity of NBA, NFL deals

The guaranteed money handed out during NBA free agency prompted Washington Redskins safety Duke Ihenacho to take jabs at what NFL players receive in comparison.

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Twins calling up touted slugger prospect Sano

The Minnesota Twins, in need of offense and facing a big series against the first-place Kansas City Royals, are calling up touted hitting prospect Miguel Sano.

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American Pharoah stud fee could be historic

American Pharoah's owner told ESPN.com that interest in the horse's breeding has been so great around the world that it could draw near-historic prices for a first-year stallion.

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1hCraig Custance

Custance: Awards after Day 1 of NHL free agency

Craig Custance hands out awards from the first day of NHL free agency, including an honor for the GM who got his free-agent mojo back in Ken Holland.

Tiger off to a good start at Greenbrier Classic (1:51)
Wade, Heat continue to talk (1:02)
Carlos Carrasco discusses impressive start (2:38)
Will U.S. get redemption? (2:07)


Ellis can score, but not an All-Star

Monta Ellis, who's headed to Indiana on a 4-year deal, has a career scoring average of 19.3 PPG. That's the second-highest in NBA history among players who've never been named to an All-Star team, behind only John Williamson (20.1 PPG).

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Fox: Jets need a CEO-type QB

Geno Smith announced plans to hold workouts for his receivers and ESPN's Ashley Fox approves: "I think it's vitally important. It's great that he has gone to Chicago, where Brandon Marshall is."


St. Louis calls it a career

Rangers RW Martin St. Louis announced his retirement today after 16 seasons in the NHL. He played in six All-Star Games, led the league in scoring twice and was the league MVP in 2003-04, when he led the Lightning to a Stanley Cup championship.

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Jose Fernandez returns ... and hits a HR

In his first start after returning from Tommy John surgery, the Marlins RHP hit a solo shot to left off Giants RHP Matt Cain -- who's also making his first start of the season. It's Fernandez's second career HR as the Giants lead 3-2. Follow live

Tiger Woods ends with 3 straight birdies

"It was a pretty good day. And I feel like I left a lot of opportunities out there, too."


Rafael Nadal ties up match

Nadal claimed the second set to even his match against Dustin Brown at 1-all. Nadal is 25-24 when losing first set in Grand Slams -- can he come all the way back for a win to advance at Wimbledon? Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Fans excited for Jose Fernandez's return

It's not like Marlins fans were counting down the days until they got their star pitcher back or anything. He's given up 3 runs with 5 K's as he pitches in the 5th inning vs. the Giants. Follow live


Free agent talent drying up

With Greg Monroe and Monta Ellis reaching agreements today, only seven of the top 25 players on Amin Elhassan's free agent Big Board remain available. Full board (Insider)

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Aly Raisman poses for the Body Issue

"That's when I'm most comfortable: Sweating in a gym, covered in chalk. Most girls are used to wearing heels and dresses, and I'm used to being in a leotard with no makeup on. I love that." Her routine

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say Pistons have struck verbal agreement w/Aron Baynes to sign C away from Spurs on three-year deal (player option after YR 2)

Monta Ellis headed to Indiana

Ellis agreed to a 4-year/$44M deal with the Pacers, per ESPN's Marc Stein and Chris Broussard. He averaged 18.9 PPG for the Mavericks last year, becoming the first player other than Dirk Nowitzki to lead Dallas in scoring since 1999-00.

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The dreaded double bagel

Shutting out an opponent 6-0, 6-0 can be hard for both the winner and the loser, as Andrea Petkovic felt badly for hanging one on Shelby Rogers in the first round of Wimbledon this week. But Madison Keys disagrees, believing it's a reward for staying focused. Leaves a bad taste

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Jose Fernandez 'really looks good'

Marlins pitching coach Chuck Hernandez on Fernandez's first 3 innings today vs. the Giants: "He really looks good. His command looks good and his breaking stuff is sharp. ... He looks good and healthy. It's good to see him out there." (via Fox Sports Florida)

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say Monta Ellis and Indiana Pacers have agreed on a four-year, $44 million with an option to return to free agency after Year 3