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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.

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De La Hoya: 'I have decided to stay retired'

After Oscar De La Hoya told ESPN.com last week that he was strongly considering a comeback after nearly seven years in retirement, the Golden Boy said Monday he will not return to the ring.


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)
Undervalued NBA free agents (1:05)
Russell honored to play with Kobe (1:27)
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The Phil Files: The battle ahead

In Part 1 of our series looking back at Phil Jackson's debut season as Knicks president, the Zen Master prepares for battle at training camp at West Point.

Odell Beckham also throws heat on the mound (0:28)
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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.


Baseball Tonight @BBTN

Mitch Moreland: • 2 at-bats • 2 home runs • 3 RBI Orioles: • 11 at-bats • 3 hits • 0 runs

Chile takes lead in Copa América semis
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Alexis Sánchez's ball comes off the post and Eduardo Vargas cleans it up to put the hosts ahead of 10-man Peru late in the first half. Follow live

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Moreland's 2nd HR extends Texas' lead

Mitch Moreland homered to right center off Orioles starter Bud Norris, his second of tonight's game, to put the Rangers up 4-0 in the 4th. Catcher Carlos Corporan also has a solo HR off Norris. Live on WatchESPN


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#Knicks "want to be in" the mix for FA guard Danny Green, per league sources. Green's interest in NYK is unclear at this point.

No qualifying offer for Biyombo

Charlotte did not tender Bismack Biyombo a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent as of July 1, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. The 22-year-old big man averaged 4.8 PPG and 6.4 RPG last season. Hornets pass on QO

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Pablo Sandoval grounded out in 2nd inn on a pitch that was 5.1 ft above the ground -- highest pitch put in play by any player in last 5 yrs.

Astros host Royals in AL clash

This is the latest in a season that Kansas City (44-28) and Houston (44-34) have been among the top 2 in win percentage in their respective leagues since Sept. 22, 1980 (Elias). The teams open a 3-game series tonight. Follow live

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Hamilton stealing the show

Billy Hamilton drew a walk, then stole second and third base, and came around to score on Ivan De Jesús's RBI single in the the second inning. The Reds lead the Twins 4-1. Follow live

Peru down to 10 players
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Carlos Zambrano received an early yellow card for a tussle with Alexis Sánchez and was sent off in the 20th minute after a collision with Charles Aránguiz. Peru and Chile are scoreless so far. Follow live

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Bogaerts drives in two off Dickey

Xander Bogaerts hit a bases-loaded, 2-run double off R.A. Dickey in he third inning to put the Red Sox ahead 2-0 in Toronto. It's Bogaerts' 16th double, giving him 33 RBIs this season. Follow live

Foot-in-mouth syndrome

Giants punter Steve Weatherford's recent trash talking was just the latest in a series of odd incidents involving kickers and punters. Remember Spencer Lanning trying to stop Antonio Brown last season? Unconventional legwork

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Wash, rinse, repeat for the Indians

Cleveland had a near carbon copy in the 2nd inning with Yan Gomes' leadoff double and Jason Kipnis bringing him home with a 2-out RBI single. The Tribe lead the Rays 2-0 in the second. Follow live

Royals fans 'just playing by the rules'

Although, Tim Kurkjian says one projected Kansas City All-Star Game starter doesn't deserve it: "There will be outrage if Omar Infante starts at second base in the American League ahead of Jason Kipnis or Jose Altuve."


Hamilton expects to return Tuesday

Rangers OF Josh Hamilton has been on the disabled list since June 4 with a hamstring injury. He has played just 7 games this season.

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Phillies take early lead on error, balk

Philadelphia will take runs any way it can. In this case, it scored twice in the first on a throwing error from Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and a balk on starter Jimmy Nelson. Follow live

Nance: 'Terrified' of Kobe's reaction

"I was nervous to send [Kobe Bryant] a long message and then just get an 'Okay,' or not a response at all. I'm just so, so glad he handled that in the manner he did. I still could be up here with a stomach in my knot, or a knot in my stomach. But he did a terrific job and I can't thank him enough for forgiving me." He's 'Mr. Bryant' to me

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Chile meets Peru in Copa América semis

Following its controversial quarterfinal victory, tournament host Chile seeks its first final appearance since 1987 when it faces neighboring Peru. According to ESPN’s Soccer Power Index, Chile is an 89% favorite to advance. Follow live


Rangers run themselves out of 1st inning

Texas had two baserunners in the first against the Orioles, but both were wiped out on the bases, as Rougned Odor was picked off first, and Shin-Soo Choo was caught stealing. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Mike Leake a strong fantasy option

Eric Karabell on the Reds' pitcher: "I’m not saying he’s an ace, but on Monday he kind of is one of the aces of the day against a Twins team that’s struggling to score runs."

Heart of Red Sox order could have big night

David Ortiz has 3 HRs in 25 at-bats against R.A. Dickey, and Pablo Sandoval with Pablo Sandoval and Mike Napoli each hitting .318 versus the knuckleballer. They'll hit 4-5-6 for Boston tonight. Lineup notes

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