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Follow live: Serena forced to third set

Heather Watson was up two breaks on Serena Williams in the third set, but Serena has fought back in a thriller at Wimbledon. Earlier, Novak Djokovic advanced in straight sets over Bernard Tomic (live on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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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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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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Watch: Serena upset brewing?
Tennis 

Serena Williams took the first set and Heather Watson took the second -- and now it's 3-3 in the third. Can Serena salvage this win to face sister Venus in the Round of 16? Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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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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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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'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.

Barca won't abandon Paul Pogba pursuit
Soccer 

Juventus rejected Barcelona's initial €80 million bid for the star midfielder but the Champions League winners won't give up. ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti says they shouldn't get their hopes up. Long shot

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Soccer 

Howard Bryant @hbryant42

Back to deuce. Serena can't lose when she steps in, but she's so overwrought. Meanwhile, Venus serving for match, 5-2

Howard Bryant @hbryant42

Serena acting a little like she does when she plays Sloane, getting frustrated that balls are coming back. But she has a BP

Central picks for DFS lineups
MLB 

Building around ace Clayton Kershaw, who faces the light-hitting Mets, is a no-brainer. But did you know O's OF Nolan Reimold has owned lefties this season? He gets an ideal matchup vs. southpaw John Danks. Today's building blocks

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