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Near no-no illustrates Carrasco's ability to dominate second half

Carlos Carrasco's near no-hitter showed the Cleveland starter has what it takes to dominate the rest of the season, writes David Schoenfield.

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Source: Mayweather's May haul at least $220M

Floyd Mayweather will earn almost as much for 36 minutes in the ring in May as Tim Duncan has made in his 18-year career with the San Antonio Spurs ($235 million).

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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).

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Kings ship 3 to Sixers to clear cap space
NBA 

The Sixers will absorb the contracts of Carl Landry and Jason Thompson -- along with Sacramento's 2014 first-round pick Nik Stauskas, according to ESPN and multiple reports. The deal was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. Sacramento has entered the race for the Blazers free agent swingman Wesley Matthews, according to league sources.

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Warriors re-sign Green to 5 years, $85M
NBA 

The Warriors have agreed to terms on a five-year, $85 million deal with free agent forward Draymond Green, according to Bleacher Report. Green told the website: "It's been a long journey to get to this point, whether it's always trying to overcome the odds, overcome doubters, but to be in this position, signing back with the Warriors is amazing."

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The crux of the Dipoto-Scioscia dispute
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Jim Bowden explains: "Jerry wanted more control of how Mike Scioscia managed the team, and he wasn't able to get that."

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Jerry Dipoto talks surprise resignation

“I am not leaving [as] a disgruntled employee, throwing stones on my way out the door,” the former Angels GM said. "I love this group. I really do. I hope the guys can continue to make as much progress as I feel we made the last 3 ½ years. This is simply about me believing that I was no longer in a position to be that person.”

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Carrasco falls one out shy of no-hitter
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Carlos Carrasco's no-hit bid ended on Joey Butler's single with 2 outs in the 9th, the 6th such time it's happened in the past five seasons. It was also the third straight game the Indians had a perfect-game bid against the Rays.

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Dodgers take series vs. Diamondbacks
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Enrique Hernandez clubbed three hits, including a triple and a double, and Brett Anderson dazzled on the mound for the Dodgers, who beat Arizona 4-3.

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Astros reign in battle of AL leaders

Jose Altuve (3-for-4, 2 runs) starred for Houston, who swept the Royals with a 6-5 win tonight. Both teams remain atop their respective divisions.

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Kyle Lohse with the takedown!

The Brewers pitcher had a great day at the plate Wednesday, but it almost came at a cost when he ran into the sizable Ryan Howard. Watch

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Braves power past Nationals in Atlanta

The Braves figured out Doug Fister in the fourth inning, putting up a four-spot behind back-to-back HRs from A.J. Pierzynski and Juan Uribe to split the series against Washington. Box score

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Caps sign ex-Conn Smythe winner Williams
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Justin Williams, who won 3 Stanley Cups with the Kings and was playoff MVP in 2014, got a 2-year, $6.5M contract. Williams had 18 goals and 23 assists in 81 games last season.

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

I'm also told that the Kings have secured a visit this week with Wes Matthews, putting Sacramento in the running with Dallas and Toronto

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The Kings, after completing this trade, will have the salary-cap space to outbid Indiana for a free agent they've long coveted: Monta Ellis

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Sixers will receive a protected 1st-round pick from the Kings, and swap rights w/ Sacto in the 1st round of two other drafts, sources say.

Doubt Draymond Green would re-sign?
NBA 

ESPN senior writer Ramona Shelburne: "There wasn't really a doubt. There was more like a pause. ... The first conversation, there was a gap in what he wanted versus what they were offering. But essentially he was just watching everyone else get obscene amounts of money."

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Previewing U.S.A.-Japan WWC final

Julie Foudy succinctly summarizes the American's mindset: "This is the match they want."

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Twenty-five minutes left in the wildest July 1 we've ever seen on Planet Roundball. C'mon, NBA. Don't be wasteful

Chicharito's injury
Soccer 

Mexico star Javier Chicharito Hernandez took a hard fall in tonight's warm-up match vs. Honduras and fractured his collarbone, according to ESPN's John Sutcliffe.

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Kings of the AL in tight battle

The Astros and Royals -- the AL's best teams record-wise -- are heading to the 9th with Houston leading 6-5 and Kansas City coming up to bat. Follow live

Yankees end slump vs. Angels

The Yankees scored three runs, matching their combined total over the previous three games, to back a solid effort from Nathan Eovaldi & Co. and avoid a sweep in Anaheim. Box score

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Jose Fernandez is back ... but beware

The 2013 NL Rookie of the Year makes his return from Tommy John surgery Thursday. Exciting news? Most definitely. However, Stephania Bell tempers the excitement. Velocity's good, but concerning

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