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Follow live: Serena forced to third set

Heather Watson was serving for the match in the third set, but Serena Williams broke her to stay alive in a thriller at Wimbledon. Earlier, Novak Djokovic won in straight sets (live on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Watch: Marlins at Cubs
MLB 

Chicago finished a road sweep of the Mets on Thursday, but is still just 9-for-65 with runners in scoring position over its last 9 games. Miami, meanwhile, has surprisingly gone 4-1 since losing Giancarlo Stanton. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Watch: Serena's incredible third round
Tennis 

Serena Williams took the first set and Heather Watson took the second -- and now it's 5-5 in the third set. How will this one end? Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

BREAKING: Yankees & A-Rod settle milestone bonuses which could have been worth $30M to A-Rod. Yanks will instead donate $3.5M to charity

A-Rod, Yankees resolve bonus dispute
MLB 

New York will donate $2.5 million to the MLB Urban Youth Foundation and $1 million to three other charities after the two sides "amicably" settled a potential dispute over bonuses owed to Alex Rodriguez for milestones.

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Melissa Isaacson @mkisaacson

Heather Watson holds serve, 4-all in final set as Serena Williams battling to keep Wimbledon survival and Grand Slam hopes alive.

A-Rod to get ball from 3,000th hit today
MLB 

Zack Hample, the fan who caught Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit June 19, will present the ball to A-Rod today at 5:30 ET. In exchange, the Yankees will donate $150K to a charity that Hample has supported since 2009. Along with the donation, the Yanks will give Hample memorabilia, tickets and other perks.

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MLB 

Pedro Gomez: 'No surprise' on A-Rod ball
MLB 

"[Zack Hample] is known as somebody who is a collector of baseballs. ... He's somebody that has put himself out there in the news and what a way to raise money for charity."

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Powell: I hope Gatlin is running 'honestly'
Olympic Sports 

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell is hopeful that rivals Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt are on top of their games for the upcoming World Championships in August.

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Olympic Sports 

Howard Bryant @hbryant42

Watson back to earth, which happens after losing a marathon game where she missed two shots for 4-0. HUGE game here. Watson to serve 3-2.

Tim Hudson to DL in series of moves

The Giants will be without the veteran righty for 15 days with a right shoulder strain. Among San Francisco's other moves today:

  • RHP Jake Peavy reinstated from DL
  • 1B Travis Ishikawa DFA'd
  • OF Ryan Lollis called up from Triple-A

Full day of MLB on ESPN
MLB 

Get a jump on your holiday weekend with a full slate of games today:

  • 2:10 p.m. ET: Marlins at Cubs (ESPN2)
  • 6 p.m. ET: Giants at Nationals (ESPN)
  • 10 p.m. ET: Mets at Dodgers (ESPN)

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MLB 

'White Chocolate' still smooth
NBA 

Former NBA point guard Jason Williams is 39 years old, but that doesn't mean he can't ball. Case in point: This Orlando Pro-Am footage. Watch

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NBA 

Tiger looking for another 60
Golf 

Woods, who had a 66 Thursday, last shot back-to-back rounds in the 60's at 2015 Masters, where he shot 69 and 68 in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, respectively. Tiger hasn't shot in the 60's in the first two rounds of a tournament since September 2013. Leaderboard

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Golf 

Melissa Isaacson @mkisaacson

Who would have thought Venus would win easily and Serena would struggle so mightily as Grand Slam pursuit in serious danger down 3-0 in 3rd.

Wes Matthews is the anti-Monta
NBA 

Wesley Matthews is the polar opposite of the player he's replacing in Dallas' starting lineup. And that's a good thing

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NBA 

Mets' flight makes unscheduled landing

New York's charter flight landed in Detroit on Thursday night because a media member traveling with the team had a health issue, sources told ESPN. The media member stayed behind for medical attention while the team resumed its trip west to L.A.