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Serena drops first set, rallies into semifinals

Serena Williams is still on track for a true Grand Slam as the five-time Wimbledon champion rallied to beat Victoria Azarenka on Centre Court to reach the semifinals.

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Cuban fined $25K for talking free-agent deals

The NBA has fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $25,000 for publicly confirming the team's upcoming free-agent deals with DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews, league spokesman Tim Frank said.

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Doolittle: Ranking big men FA signings

With the NBA's annual moratorium taking effect last week, big men have dominated free agency. Bradford Doolittle ranks the free-agent signings of the top four bigs by their expected impact.

Did A-Rod get snubbed? (1:26)
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2015 ESPYS: Vote for best team

The six teams nominated for 2015 ESPY for Best Team posted dramatic wins, upsets and amazing championship seasons. But who was the best of the best? Vote now!

Austin Dillon: It was a wild wreck (3:17)
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Reid: Kyle Shanahan in his best role yet

New Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has quietly worked wonders with marginal QBs. Now he gets Matt Ryan as he auditions to be a head coach. You could hardly ask for a better fit.

FSU releases QB Johnson in wake of bar incident (3:17)
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Looking ahead: Gonzaga Bulldogs

Gonzaga will be good. Gonzaga is always good. The Bulldogs are in position to make a deep tournament run, but then, that's nothing new.

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Hall of Fame debate: Chris Osgood

Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood put up great numbers and was a part of three Stanley Cup teams. But does he deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?


Denorfia's clutch single gives Cubs lead

After scoring just 1 run in 18 innings, the Cubs doubled their output in the third inning against the Cardinals. Chris Denorfia hit a 2-out single against Tyler Lyons to put Chicago up 2-0. Follow live


Foudy: What the win really means for U.S.
Women's World Cup 

How do you put Carli Lloyd's World Cup in perspective? Writes Julie Foudy: "We know of the countless kids who grow up dreaming about scoring a goal in a World Cup final. Now they will be dreaming about scoring a hat trick in a World Cup final. And why not?" Confidence and conviction

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Watch: USWNT rally on SportsCenter

The U.S. women are celebrating their first World Cup victory since 1999 with a live rally in L.A. you can watch on SportsCenter. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Was Rory McIlroy irresponsible?

ESPN's Kevin Maguire on McIlroy's injury: "He's a 26-year-old athlete who likes to exercise. Kicking the ball around isn't something we should fault him for. ... He could have just as easily suffered the same injury tripping down the stairs due to an untied shoelace."

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Brady decision looms over Pats' summer

Mike Reiss writes, "While I think Roger Goodell would consider reducing the suspension, I'd be surprised if he vacates it based on my view of the league's handling of the issue to this point." Patriots mailbag

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Agnieszka Radwanska: I'm very pleased

Radwanska was very happy to make the semifinals at Wimbledon after a hard-fought win over Madison Keys: "It was very tight, point by point and game by game."


Vandeweghe: Sharapova unsportsmanlike

Coco Vandeweghe accused Maria Sharapova of "moving around" during her second serve.


EA Sports to include women in FIFA 16

Good Morning America looks at EA Sports including women soccer stars in its FIFA franchise for the first time. Said Sydney Leroux: "Now little girls can play this game, and they can be us."


Can we play the Cubs every day?

With Jason Heyward's 2nd-inning single, he is now 15-for-40 (.375) against the Cubs this season. He is hitting .263 against everyone else and .279 overall. Follow live

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Atlas: Floyd knows what he's doing

Teddy Atlas doesn't think Floyd Mayweather needs the WBO belt: "He is called 'Money' Mayweather. If you can save money, it speaks to his name. It speaks to obviously the way he does business."


Serena Williams into Wimbledon semis

Williams held off Victoria Azarenka in three sets and is now 14-0 this year in three-set matches and 9-0 at Grand Slams. She advanced to her 9th career Wimbledon semifinal. More Day 8 on ESPN2 & WatchESPN


Pop & Timmy: Power couple

Want to know why free agents are so desperate to play for Gregg Popovich? This Marc Stein throwback piece examines his magic. Father-son relationship

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Huge chance for Atlanta's Shanahan

New Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has quietly worked wonders with marginal QBs. Now he gets Matt Ryan as he auditions to be a head coach. A great fit

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The Spurs' core looking back

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Gregg Popovich reflect on their first impressions of Ginobili. Said Tim Duncan: "I assumed he was one of the experiments I would never meet."


Serena has third-set lead

It's been a noisy quarterfinal match at the All England Club as Serena Williams leads Victoria Azarenka 4-2 in the third set. Who will clinch a semifinal berth? Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Blues sign Tarasenko to 8-year deal

GM Doug Armstrong announced today the club signed Vladimir Tarasenko to an 8-year deal worth $60M. The 23-year-old forward had a breakout season in 2014-15: He tied for 10th in the NHL overall with 73 points, 5th with 37 goals and 7th with a plus-27 rating.

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