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Carlisle: Wambach, Rampone go out as champions

Abby Wambach finally won that elusive World Cup title, and Christie Rampone book ended her career with a second championship, as the U.S. women captured their first crown in 16 years.

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Sources: Pistons, G Jackson agree to $80M deal

The Detroit Pistons have re-signed restricted free agent point guard Reggie Jackson to a five-year, $80 million contract, sources told ESPN.com.

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Schaap: Ted Jackson's unique marathon journey

Ted Jackson isn't your average marathoner, but the pudgy Briton who favors gyros and french fries has an iron will that allowed him to run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

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2015 ESPY Day Auction

Golf with Chris Berman, spend a day with Mike & Mike in Bristol or watch the Mavs with Mark Cuban. Bid on these and more amazing experiences and support The V Foundation for cancer research.

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Tatum's poster attempt goes awry
Men Basketball Recruiting 

A day after throwing down a massive poster dunk, 2016 recruit Jayson Tatum tried to do so again in the FIBA U19 World Championship gold-medal game, but he ended up getting rejected on a clean block.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. on win, crash
NASCAR 

Austin Dillon and multiple others were involved in a scary crash at the end of the Coke Zero 400, but everyone is fine. Said winner Dale Jr.: "That scared the hell out of me, I'll be honest with you. ... I'm more thankful that everybody's OK than to be standing here in Victory Lane." Story

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Giancarlo Stanton @giancarlo818

I Just wanted to thank my fans, & fans of the game. That voted for me to start in the All??Star Game this year. I work the way I do for a reason, & it's times like this that I can appreciate why. So I THANK each and every one of you!

Fantastic finish on alley-oop
NBA 

The Heat's Justise Winslow connects with Tyler Johnson on an inbounds alley-oop as time expired to beat the Nets in a summer league game.

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Williams sisters meet at Wimbledon
Tennis 

Serena and Venus Williams will meet for the 13th time in a Grand Slam, the 2nd-most among women in the Open era. The first meeting came in 1998. A few things have changed since then:

  • Kobe Bryant was in his 2nd NBA season
  • Tiger Woods had 1 major title
  • Roger Federer won 1998 junior Wimbledon

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When Scherzer doesn't start, he plays
MLB 

Max Scherzer might be missing Shark Week, but it looks like he's having fun with his teammates -- and getting pampered like crazy -- in the dugout of Sunday night's game vs. the Giants.

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Latest NBA free agent signings
NBA 

  • Pistons re-signed Reggie Jackson to what sources told ESPN is a 5-year, $80M deal
  • Cory Joseph, Raptors agree to 4-year, $30M contract, per Chris Broussard's report
  • Lou Williams agrees with Lakers, according to ESPN sources (3-years, $21M)

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U.S. avenges disappointment from 2011
Women's World Cup 

Four years ago, the United States let two leads slip away as it fell to Japan on penalty kicks in the World Cup final. With a dominating win Sunday, the U.S. bounced back. Notable teams that got revenge

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Women's World Cup 

Kobe Bryant, America loved the U.S. win
Women's World Cup 

The Lakers star was blown away by USA's 5-2 win in the Women's World Cup final -- and he wasn't the only famous person to enjoy the spectacle. Athletes, celebs go crazy

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Women's World Cup 

NBA free agency nearing completion
NBA 

Only three of the top 30 free agents on Amin Elhassan's big board have yet to agree to deals, and all three are expected to re-sign with their current teams.

  • LeBron James, Cavs
  • Marc Gasol, Grizzlies
  • Tristan Thompson, Cavs

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NBA 

Royals get four All-Star starters

Kansas City once had eight players leading at their positions, but settled for a quartet of starters:

  • SS Alcides Escobar
  • C Salvador Perez
  • OF Lorenzo Cain
  • OF Alex Gordon

Pierre-Paul injury reportedly not serious
NFL 

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul injured his hands in a fireworks accident in South Florida, according to ESPN sources and multiple reports. A source tells ESPN that Pierre-Paul has bad burns on his palm and tips of three fingers. One finger is being checked for nerve damage, but the source said it is believed Pierre-Paul will be fine.

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NFL 

Odell Beckham Jr. poses without pads
NFL 

You may be surprised to know that the Giants WR gets his body from his mother. He said: "She was a six-time All-American [in track]. I have her exact body structure from head to toe -- her wrists, arms, everything. I pretty much look like an identical twin of my mom." ESPN The Mag Q&A

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If you're watching this, it's too late
Soccer 

Drake, the man of many teams, showed Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba his skills on the pitch. Maybe the Raptors team ambassador could help out Toronto FC. Watch Drake school Drogba

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Soccer 

Who says soccer is low-scoring?
Soccer 

Not 1, not 2, not 3 ... not 37?! Fiji possibly broke the record for the biggest win in international football with a 38-0 defeat of the Federated States of Micronesia. THIRTY-EIGHT GOALS!

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Soccer 

SC Featured: Around the world in 7 days

Seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. It's a challenge for only the most elite of elite athletes -- and Ted Jackson, a pizza-loving, 42-year-old father of four from England.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Coke Zero 400
NASCAR 

Dale Jr. led for 97 laps on the way to the win. There was a huge crash near the finish line as Austin Dillon took the worst of it, but he walked off under his own power.

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