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Seventh annual Body Issue

It's time for ESPN The Magazine's annual celebration of athletes' bodies, in which we admire the potential of the human form and stand in awe of those who push their physiques to profound frontiers.

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Sources: Spurs lure West for veterans minimum

The Spurs continued their run of good fortune Monday, luring free agent David West for what sources confirmed to ESPN's Marc Stein's will be the veterans minimum of about $1.5 million.

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Mayweather stripped of belt won from Pacquiao

The WBO stripped pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather of its welterweight world title on Monday for his failure to comply with the organization's rules.

Serena ousts Venus in straight sets (0:46)
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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!

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Images from crash-marred Tour de France stage

Monday's high-speed crash took down several riders -- including the overall leader -- during the third stage of the Tour de France and produced some stark images.

Lloyd: There's nothing like a World Cup (4:38)
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Gallery: The week in pictures

From the U.S. women's epic run to the World Cup to thrilling tennis action across the pond, relive the best moments from the week that was in sports.

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Scorecard: Marquez dominates Tirado

Former flyweight world titleholder Hernan "Tyson" Marquez went up in weight and dominated countryman and journeyman Jose Alfredo Tirado for an eight-round TKO victory.

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Okamoto: McGregor-Mendes preview

Can Conor McGregor handle Chad Mendes' wrestling? Will Mendes opt to strike with McGregor? Brett Okamoto previews their UFC 189 interim featherweight title bout.


Cavs-Nets trade talks stagnant

Chris Broussard explains: "At one point it seemed like the ball was in the Cavaliers' court ... Now it seems like the Nets don't really want to do it."


Mayweather stripped of WBO title

Floyd Mayweather's welterweight world title was stripped by the WBO today in a procedural move. Boxers cannot hold world titles in multiple weight classes, and Mayweather failed to vacate his two junior middleweight titles and pay a $200K sanctioning fee by Friday's deadline. He has 14 days to file a written appeal.

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Namaste, quarterbacks
College Football 

The top prep QB prospects attending this week's Elite 11 Finals in Oregon traded deep out routes for downward facing dog and hot reads for hot yoga during today's workouts. Strike a pose

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Cavs still waiting on LeBron James

The top remaining NBA free agent? That'd be the former four-time MVP. LeBron is also up for multiple ESPY awards, including Best Male Athlete -- where he faces this year's MVP, Stephen Curry. Cast your vote

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Marc Gasol's rare trifecta

He was the only player in the NBA last season with at least 1,300 points, 600 rebounds and 300 assists. He also is just the sixth 7-footer -- three of whom are in the Hall of Fame -- to reach those totals in a single NBA season.

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A different vibe to Venus-Serena clash

Whether it was the influence of time or an aura of serenity, there was something different about Monday's fourth-round meeting between sisters Venus and Serena Williams. Not like the old days

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Blue Jays at White Sox: Mark Buehrle: 502 games, 3 of them w/ 10+ strikeouts Chris Sale: 180 games, last 8 (!) of which have had 10+ Ks

Sale seeking to make history

Chris Sale is looking to record 10 K's for a major-league record 9th straight game, but he will be facing a tough Blue Jays lineup. (8:10 p.m. ET)

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Marc Gasol agrees to 5-year, $110M deal

ESPN's Amin Elhassan: "Everyone knew he was a max guy. The only question was whether he would take a shorter deal or a longer deal."


Marc Gasol earned his new deal

The Grizzlies center was named 1st-team All-NBA last season and is coming off his most productive season after posting career highs in points per game (17.4), player efficiency (21.7) and usage percentage (24.6).


Todd Clever poses for the Body Issue

"I've always struggled with my legs; they've always been pretty skinny compared to some of the competition that I go against. I had a few years where I was just eating everything but nothing was sticking to my bones. I was pretty scrawny." Bodies we want

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Colts O-line poses for Body issue

The Colts offensive line in the ESPN Body Issue? The Colts offensive line in the ESPN Body Issue.


The best free agent available is ...

... Luc Richard Mbah a Moute? Well, if you're looking for defense he is. The light-scoring (6.8 ppg) and well-traveled (4 teams in 8 years) forward allowed the 5th-fewest points per play last season, behind Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Brook Lopez and Marc Gasol.


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There’s concern Jason Pierre-Paul could miss training camp, start of regular season, per team source; team still awaiting more medical info.

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World Cup Soccer 

What do Kobe Bryant, JJ Watt, Jimmy Fallon and Beyonce have in common? They’re just a few of the many athletes and celebrities who shared their admiration for the U.S. women’s soccer team following its historic win over Japan. To see the vast collection of tweets, pics and posts praising the 2015 World Cup champions, check out Monday’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Video of FSU QB striking woman released

The State Attorney's Office in Florida released surveillance video of Seminoles QB De'Andre Johnson striking a woman at a bar two weeks ago. Johnson turned himself in last week and was suspended by coach Jimbo Fisher. A Florida State spokesperson told ESPN that Johnson's status was unchanged.


Super Mario throws down dunk

Magic rookie F Mario Hezonja, the No. 5 pick in last month's draft, drives through the lane and finishes with a basket-rocking one-handed jam against the Thunder during today's summer league matchup.


Count on Carrasco tonight in DFS

Cynthia Frelund says Carlos Carrasco is the most dependable option tonight, as a number of aces are dealing with potential weather issues.