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10hJeffri Chadiha

Chadiha: Raiders' Mack just getting started

As a rookie, Khalil Mack proved he can make plays in the NFL. In Year 2, the outside linebacker is poised to be a difference-maker for the Raiders, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

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2hMichelle Smith

Revamped Mercury set sights on WNBA repeat

After a chaotic offseason, defending WNBA champ Phoenix is an almost entirely different team in 2015. But with a good nucleus still on the roster, the Mercury sure don't sound worried.

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4hDan Rafael

Scorecard: Brook, Linares and Joshua win big

Welterweight titlist Kell Brook, lightweight belt holder Jorge Linares and heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua were impressive in their respective KO victories on Saturday in London.

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Bulls players are gonna love Hoiberg because he is consummate "players coach." My guess is overall team physical/mental health will improve.

Hoiberg, Thibodeau not similar coaches

ESPN's Bradford Doolittle: "[Fred] Hoiberg is so polar opposite in personality from [Tom] Thibodeau that the buzzword you keep encountering is 'anti-Thibs.' One NBA executive I spoke to raved about Hoiberg, calling him a 'great guy with absolutely no ego.'" Strategy different too (Insider)

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Arenado , Rockies knot score at Coors
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Clayton Kershaw surrendered his seventh homer this season -- a two-run shot to Nolan Arenado in the fourth inning -- to relinquish the Dodgers' 2-0 lead. Arenado has 13 HRs and 37 RBIs this season. Follow live

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Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

Hoiberg won't have any trouble with NBA personalities. Coached Royce White, Deandre Kane, Chris Allen, Bryce Dejean-Jones and made it work.

Castro slips on defense, brings offense

Starlin Castro committed his 12th error of the season in the bottom of the 7th in Miami, after having just 15 errors in 133 games last season. But in the top of the 8th, Castro crushed a homer to left for his 4th HR of the year. Follow live

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Spoke to and texted with some NBA guys today on who likely to be next in the college-to-NBA-route. Answer: Bill Self or Kevin Ollie.

Bulls expected to hire Hoiberg Tuesday

Chicago is making a "major announcement" at 3 p.m. ET, the expectation being that the team will reveal the hiring of Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg informed his ISU staff and players of his decision Monday before boarding a plane for Chicago, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Bulls make the Hoiberg hiring official -- and college hoops has now lost Brad Stevens, Billy Donovan and Hoiberg to NBA in last two years.

Devils to name John Hynes as head coach

Hynes, who has coached the Penguins' AHL team for the last 5 seasons, has reached an agreement with the Devils, according to multiple reports. New Jersey and Pittsburgh must agree on a compensatory draft pick before the deal can be finalized. The Devils have a press conference scheduled for noon ET on Tuesday.

Hope Solo: I own my mistakes
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"People think I don't take accountability, say I'm blaming everybody else. But they're wrong. I feel shame. I feel shame for it all," Solo told ESPN The Mag.

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Weddle: Chargers won't talk extension

S Eric Weddle told ESPN's Eric D. Williams that San Diego won't discuss a contract extension this year. "He'll be excited about playing this year and then hit free agency," Weddle's agent, David Canter, told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Dodgers double up on HRs in 2nd inning

Andre Ethier broke a scoreless tie with a solo shot to right-center field, and two batters later, Jimmy Rollins went yard to put the Dodgers ahead 2-0 in their series opener against the Rockies. Follow live

Baseball Tonight @BBTN

"I think there is a realization among everyone in the game that 162 games in 183 days is one tough schedule" -Commissioner Manfred

Getting ready to say goodbye to Hoiberg

Fred Hoiberg has informed several Iowa State players and staff members that he is leaving, a source told ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman. Hoiberg, 42, spent four of his 10 seasons in the NBA playing for the Bulls. Deal 'all but complete'

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Cavs' other turnaround: Praise for Blatt

A comeback from a 19-20 start to the season isn't the only about-face the Cavs have pulled this year. Where LeBron James had previously displayed lukewarm sentiments at best, there was now nothing but effusive support for coach David Blatt. Irving positive, too

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Jason Hammel mowing down Marlins

The Cubs starter has struck out 11 -- his 1st game with at least 10 K's since June 22, 2012 -- through 6 innings. He's allowed just 1 run on 4 hits and walked none. Chicago leads 3-1 entering the 7th inning. Follow live

Giants punter unhurt in car accident

Steve Weatherford said he was "incredibly blessed" to avoid major injury after the rental car he was driving Monday morning was totaled when it hydroplaned into a median. His injuries were minor. "Fortunate to be alive"

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Good Ubaldo Jimenez present thus far

Jimenez can be a bit finicky on the mound, but he's trending upwards tonight with 3 no-hit innings and 4 strikeouts vs. the Astros. No score after 3. Follow live

LeBron not eager to talk D-Wade

Rumors abound about the possibility of Dwyane Wade opting out in Miami, but LeBron James isn't biting. "He said that [he was opting out]?" James questioned a reporter today. No, but there are reports. "Did [Wade] say that?" Well, no. "If Dwyane Wade didn't say, 'I'm opting out,' then I'm not commenting on that."

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