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Michael Jordan speaks out on shootings of African-Americans, police

Michael Jordan has pledged $1 million each to two groups working to build trust between police and their communities.

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Jordan not the same person who refused to take a stand in his 20s (1:45)
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Chapman a game-changer for Cubs (2:08)
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Should we believe the NFL's findings on Manning? (1:32)
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Biggest injury question mark on all 32 NFL teams

J.J. Watt just had his second surgery of the offseason, while Tony Romo broke his collarbone twice in 2015. NFL Nation goes team by team, detailing the injured players to watch in training camp.

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Source: Blazers, McCollum agree to $106M deal

The Trail Blazers and star guard C.J. McCollum have reached an agreement on a four-year extension worth $106 million, as first reported Monday by The Vertical and confirmed by ESPN.

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Swinney pays off bet to Saban (2:05)
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USA basketball using practice to build chemistry (1:54)
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NBA's best poster dunks (1:27)
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A new baseball bat brings tears to 12-year-old's eyes (2:19)
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Was the IOC ruling on Russia a cop-out? (2:37)
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Top stats to know: AFC training camps

NFL teams report to training camp this week. Here are the top stats to know about every AFC team heading into the 2016 NFL season.

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Ranking next year's top 25 NFL free agents

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins, who's playing under the franchise tag, and Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu, who's coming back from a knee injury, are among the top projected free agents in the 2017 class.

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Kellerman loves that Pacquiao takes on challenges (1:24)

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David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Doeren raved about DE Bradley Chubb. "We've not had a pass rusher that forced teams to adjust protections, but Chubb can be that guy." Other ACC coaches have agreed, calling Chubb potentially one of the best pass rushers in the league.

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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina has to play seven teams with first-year head coaches, including the opener against Georgia. Coach Larry Fedora said his staff watched six different schools to prepare for what Kirby Smart might bring to the Bulldogs. "It's chaos," Fedora said. "You're breaking down Pitt, you're breaking down Tennessee, you're breaking down Arkansas -- not including Virginia Tech for special teams. My comments to our guys: we may not see any of this, so when we get in this game, you have to be ready to change. You have to be able to adapt."

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Hill weighs in on rescinding of WNBA fines
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Jemele Hill is not giving credit to the WNBA for rescinding the fines they imposed on players wearing protest shirts and thinks the league missed a huge opportunity to collectively make a true difference.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Two weeks after having minor surgery on his knee, Craig Kimbrel threw about 20 pitches off a mound, as expected. The plan is for him to repeat this exercise later in the week, and if all goes well, manager John Farrell said Red Sox can discuss the next step, probably a short minor-league rehab assignment.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Eye-opening note from Sarah Langs, of ESPN Stats & Info: Aroldis Chapman hasn't allowed a run vs. the Cardinals in almost 5 years. That's 25 straight scoreless appearances, 46 K's.

Gordon to be reinstated after week four
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Adam Caplan explains why Browns WR Josh Gordon's "conditional reinstatement" should be a wake-up call and feels this could be Gordon's final straw in Cleveland.

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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh on his rap music video debut: "I think the cool people liked it."

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Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Pat Fitzgerald has raised some interesting points in regards to the Big Ten's 9-game conference schedule. He's concerned about the uneven number of home and away games for teams, and while he preferred 8 league games, he would rather play 10 than 9.

Russian athletes make their way to Rio

After a blanket ban was rejected by the IOC, Russian athletes have started arriving in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers signed tight end Eric Wallace, a former college basketball and Australian football player who last played the NFL version of football at the age of 14, to a three-year deal. A North Carolina native, Wallace played basketball one year for Ohio State and three years for DePaul. "I grew up a Carolina fan," Wallace told the team website. "Today, the dream came true."

Dan Rafael ESPN Senior Writer 

Heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder and challenger Chris Arreola tested negative in their Voluntary Anti-Doping Association blood and urine tests in conjunction with their July 16 title fight in Birmingham, Alabama, according to the Alabama Athletic Commission. Wilder knocked out Arreola in the eighth round.

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IOC's decision on Russia's eligibility

Bonnie D. Ford details why the International Olympic Committee refuses to ban all Russian athletes from the Olympic Games in Rio.

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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh sticking with the Block M hat with his suit on the podium today.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys praises senior QB Mitch Leidner for his leadership after competing through a foot injury. This marks Leidner's third media day appearance. "People recognize him more than they do me," Claeys said.

NFL reinstates Gordon from suspension
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Browns WR Josh Gordon has been reinstated on a conditional basis from his indefinite suspension for multiple drug violations and will be eligible to return in October. Details

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Heather Dinich ESPN Staff Writer 

The coaches in the SEC are so confident in the strength of their league most believe its spot in the playoff is a lock. I asked Butch Jones if he thought the SEC champ would ever be left out. "I don't. The SEC will always be in the conversation." Will Muschamp said the SOS in the SEC "speaks for itself" and called it a "huge advantage" to be in the league. Gus Malzahn said the SEC winner "every year will be in that final four." It would certainly take an unusual situation to leave the SEC out, but with the human element involved, and the unpredictable nature of the sport, nothing is a guarantee.

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Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Rutgers defensive tackle and huge One Direction fan Darius Hamilton makes a plea for the band to get back together -- and talks about his new go-to music choice.

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Jay Adamczyk Jayski.com 

Stewart Haas Racing will field a single-car, full time team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series next season. A driver and sponsor will be announced before the end of the season.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State coach James Franklin, on negative recruiting against his program: "We're in a position where we probably have to answer more hard questions than anybody in the country."