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Why Aldridge is worth so much FA fuss

All signs and sources point to LaMarcus Aldridge leaving Portland. What makes him the most-sought-after free agent on the market? Bradford Doolittle, Amin Elhassan and Tom Penn explain.

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Chargers' Gates suspended 4 games for PEDs

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

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J.A. Adande @jadande

This is Pat Riley's version of soft and sentimental. Wade had little leverage, but Riley gave him a $4 million raise. For one year.

Dwyane Wade on staying with Heat

"It has been an honor and privilege to play with the Miami Heat the past 12 years. The Heat family and I have shared incredible moments over the years and I look forward to continuing our journey. I am extremely proud of my personal contributions in helping to build the Heat franchise. ... For my entire NBA career, Miami has always been my city and my home. I'm overwhelmed with the love and support the Miami community have consistently shown me and my family throughout the years."


Latest NBA free agent news

  • Damian Lillard agrees to 5-yr/$120M extension with Trail Blazers
  • Dwyane Wade: agrees to 1-yr/$20M contract with Heat
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (POR) has second meeting with Lakers, will meet with Heat
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69 hot dogs inside the human body

Joey Chestnut ate a world-record 69 hot dogs in 2013's Hot Dog Eating Contest, so Sport Science wanted to see what that looked like from the inside of one's body. Hint: Gross. It looked gross.


Lillard, Blazers agree to extension

PG Damian Lillard has reached a 5-year extension worth $120 million to remain with the Trail Blazers. Lillard averaged a career-high 21 points per game last season.

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J.A. Adande @jadande

Even @ $20 million Dwyane Wade still won't have honor of being Heat's highest paid player (Bosh at $22M) but he can buy gold-plated tissues

Wade signs 1-year deal to stay with Heat

Dwyane Wade agreed to a one-year, $20 million contract with Miami, according to The Associated Press. The SG averaged 21.5 points and 4.8 assists per game last season.

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Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

#Nets had been interested in Robinson from the start of free agency. And, of course, the draft and last season before Philly snatched him up

NFL hands out suspensions today

  • Chargers TE Antonio Gates: 4 games for PEDs
  • Jets DT Sheldon Richardson: 4 games for substance abuse
  • Cowboys LB Rolando McClain: 4 games for substance abuse
  • Packers DE Datone Jones: 1 game for substance abuse


Women's World Cup final predictions
Women's World Cup 

According to FiveThirtyEight's WSPI, the U.S. women are 67 percent favorites to beat Japan, but who do the experts think will win it all in Vancouver? U.S. or Japan

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Suns split up Morris twins, trade Marcus

Markieff and Marcus played 4 years together at Kansas, and after being apart their rookie season in the NBA, have played together on the Suns since 2012-13. Markieff has shot 49.5% from the field in his NBA career with his brother on court with him, and 43.9% with his brother off court. Marcus was sent to Detroit.

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Broussard: Monroe 'great move' for Bucks

Chris Broussard says Greg Monroe ending up with the Bucks was quite the twist: "He picks Milwaukee, the small market, over the Knicks and Lakers? That's huge."


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Max Scherzer named NL Pitcher of the Month for June Last 3 starts 26 innings pitched 6 hits allowed 33 strikeouts 1 walk 0.69 ERA

Richardson anchors Jets' D

Since Sheldon Richardson's 2013 rookie season, the Jets have limited teams to 3.6 yards per rush, the best in the NFL. When Richardson is on the field, the Jets give up 3.3 yards per carry, against 4.6 ypc when he's not.

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Shaq CAN hit free throws (sort of)

Retirement seems to have worked wonders for Shaquille O'Neal's free throw shooting -- at least on the golf course. Watch Shaq flick the wrist

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JOse Fernandez and his biggest fans

The Marlins RHP got the win and hit a homer in his debut this season, a 5-4 win over the Giants, and his family witnessed it all.


Lakers, Heat in hunt for Aldridge

The Lakers got a second meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge today, and the Heat are in the hunt as well. Aldridge will have a meeting tonight with Pat Riley, sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein. The Knicks' meeting with Aldridge has been put off.

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Capitals acquire T.J. Oshie from Blues

The winger will head to Washington in exchange for Troy Brouwer, Pheonix Copley and a third-round 2016 pick. Oshie led the United States to a shootout win over Russia at the 2014 Olympics, converting 4 of 6 shootout shots.

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