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Follow live: Nadal on the ropes at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal lost the third set Thursday to qualifier Dustin Brown and must rally to join Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the third round at Wimbledon (live on ESPN & WatchESPN)?

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Jets' Richardson suspended four games by NFL

The NFL suspended New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson for the first four games of the season on Thursday for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

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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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Bullpen catcher noms 18 cheesesteaks
MLB 

Brewers bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel set a Citizens Bank Park record Wednesday by eating 18 cheesesteaks over a 3-game period. He can further add to his "accomplishment" -- he needs to devour just one more to set the 4-game record. We'll just let you digest that.

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Angler goes 1-on-1 with giant shark

This fisherman hooked an impressive shark, but then it capsized his boat. After swimming to safety, he proceeded to catch the shark. Because why not?

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Nadal on brink of Wimbledon elimination
Tennis 

Dustin Brown has a winning record against Rafael Nadal, and is looking to add to it. The German has a 2-1 set lead as they battle in their second-round Wimbledon match. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Thursday's NBA free agent news
NBA 

  • Monta Ellis: Agrees with Pacers on 4-year deal worth $44M with an option after Year 3 (via Marc Stein and Chris Broussard)
  • Greg Monroe: Agrees with Bucks (via ESPN and media reports) on 3-year max deal with player option (via Chris Broussard).
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NBA 

Single and like Kentucky hoops?

The internet has you covered. If you must only date within Big Blue Nation, there's now a website for you. Louisville fans need not apply

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American Pharoah stud fees skyrocket

The Triple Crown horse's owner, Ahmed Zayat, told ESPN's Darren Rovell interest in his breeding has been so great that the owner of the stallion's rights is thinking of charging near historic prices for a 1st-year stallion. "It's their decision and not mine, but the talk is that the stallion fee is likely to open at north of $200,000," Zayat said.

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Free agents on the move in the NBA
NBA 

If you felt like too many players remained with their own teams on the first day of free agency, today's action saw plenty of movement.

NBA 

Sheldon Richardson suspended 4 games

The Jets DT violated the NFL's substance-abuse program. Coach Todd Bowles called the ban "disappointing," and Richardson apologized: "While I won't be there at the start of the regular season, I will do whatever I can to support my teammates until I'm able to return to the field."

Wilson would clean up with no cap
NFL 

Imagine the kind of contracts Russell Wilson and Dez Bryant could command if there was no salary cap in the NFL. Kevin Seifert did the math. Staggering numbers

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NFL 

Jose Fernandez calls it a day
MLB 

And quite a day it was. In his first start since Tommy John surgery, the Marlins RHP gave up 3 runs through 6 innings to exit with a 5-3 lead over the Giants. Bonus: Fernandez hit his second career HR, too. Follow live

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MLB 

Duncan returning for another season
NBA 

Spurs big man Tim Duncan told the San Antonio Express-News: "I'll be on the court next year." It'll be Duncan's 19th season in the NBA, all with San Antonio.

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NBA 

Matt Cain exits game trailing
MLB 

In his first start of the season, the Giants RHP gave up 5 ER -- including 2 HRs -- through 5 innings vs. Jose Fernandez and the Marlins. Miami leads 5-3 after 6. Follow live

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MLB 

OTD: Spahn, Marichal go 16 innings
MLB 

On this date in 1963, the Braves' Warren Spahn and the Giants' Juan Marichal had a pitching duel for the ages, each going the distance in a 16-inning game. It was Spahn who eventually faltered, but cut him some slack -- it was none other than Willie Mays with the walk-off home run to win, 1-0.

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

DeAndre Jordan is in the midst of getting a face-to-face pitch from Phil Jackson and the rest of the Knicks' contingent as we speak