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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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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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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.

Wade, Heat continue to talk (1:02)
Carlos Carrasco discusses impressive start (2:38)
Will U.S. get redemption? (2:07)


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

Bullpen catcher noms 18 cheesesteaks

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.


Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Mayweather Promotions has filed for "The Money Team Music Group" trademark. Producer role in Floyd's future?

Stars showing off at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal saw Roger Federer's trick shot from earlier today and raised it with a between-the-legs shot of his own.


Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Big day for Tiger Woods. Says he had both his patterns and his feels working. That's a buzzword bingo winner.

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

After progress was made yesterday, Cavs & Tristan Thompson are currently still apart on contract talks, sources told ESPN.

Clint Dempsey out as U.S. captain

The 32-year-old is out as United States men's national team captain. His recent red card and suspension with the Seattle Sounders factored into Jurgen Klinsmann's decision. Michael Bradley, 26, replaces him.

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Thursday's NBA free agent news

  • Greg Monroe: Agrees with Bucks (via ESPN and media reports) on 3-year max deal with player option (via Chris Broussard).
  • Arron Afflalo: Agrees with Knicks on 2-year, $16M deal with player option (via Ramona Shelburne).
Free-agency tracker

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Windhorst: Lakers are at the kiddie table

Brian Windhorst says the Lakers are struggling to land top-tier free agents in part because they have failed to invest in analytics.


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Sense from some is DeAndre Jordan race is now even between Clippers and Mavs. It was "90-10" for the Clippers before Parsons got involved.

Titans developing a reputation

Marcus Mariota is the only remaining 1st-round pick unsigned from this year's NFL draft and that's not surprising. The Titans will be the last team to sign their 1st-round pick for the third straight year and were the second-to-last to sign their 1st-rounder in 2012 (WR Kendall Wright).