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Serena survives thriller over Britain's Watson

Serena Williams was broken but not beaten, rallying in the third set to defeat Heather Watson before a raucous crowd at Wimbledon. Earlier, Novak Djokovic won in straight sets (live on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Charity wins: A-Rod, Yanks settle bonus dispute

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod

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Athletes as fans: Jimmy Butler (0:31)
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Serena-Venus Round XXVII
Tennis 

Monday will be the 27th time that Serena and Venus will square off, by far the most common opponent of Serena's pro career. Serena has lost to her big sister 11 times -- four more than she has against any other opponent.

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Highlight: Serena's thrilling 3rd round
Tennis 

Serena Williams set up a fourth-round Wimbledon matchup with sister Venus after defeating Heather Watson in thrilling, comeback fashion in 3 sets.

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Tennis 

Get your popcorn ready
Tennis 

Here we go again? Four years ago, John Isner embarked on his epic three-day, 11-hour match at Wimbledon. And now the No. 17 seed trails 8-7 in the fifth set against No. 9 Marin Cilic. Isner is serving to stay in the match. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Justin Bour extends HR streak
MLB 

The Marlins first baseman drove the first pitch he saw from Cubs starter Jason Hammel in the 6th inning over the right-field fence for his 4th HR in as many games.

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Why the Yankees and A-Rod settled
MLB 

ESPN's Darren Rovell: "They save themselves $2.5M on this [HR milestone]. There's still $24M in play, but at least right now, that kind of gets things out of the way as far as there being tension between A-Rod and the Yankees."

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Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

If DJ indeed signs with Mavs, then Chandler Parsons deserves some compensation for his recruiting efforts this offseason.

DeAndre Jordan has Texas connections

The fact that Jordan was born in Houston and played college ball at Texas A&M is a key reason why he is on the verge of leaving the Clippers to join Dallas according to ESPN's Marc Stein. In a pitch earlier this week, Dallas included taped messages from Jerry Jones and Dez Bryant, playing to Jordan's fandom of the Cowboys.

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say DeAndre Jordan is on verge of accepting Mavs' four-year, $80M+ max offer. Dallas firmly in lead and decision likely today

Caught up in the Williams-Watson drama
Tennis 

Serena Williams was "more negative than one would think" when she was down 0-3 in the third set to Heather Watson, but the Twitterverse was soaking up the drama. Social reaction

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Tennis 

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Tiger Woods hit just three fairways on the front nine, but found every green in regulation. Rough isn't as gnarly this year as in the past.

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 a $6M bonus owed to Alex Rodriguez for tying WIllie Mays' home run total.

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Becky Hammon making NBA history
NBA 

She'll be the first female head coach in summer league history. How will players react to a female coach? Said Bruce Bowen: "Most of them have never played for one. so it's going to have to be a process." But a plus on Hammon's side? That she has the blessing of Gregg Popovich.

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NBA 

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

One birdie and seven pars for Tiger Woods so far today. Four strokes off the lead and in a 16-way tie for 16th place.

Becky Hammon to coach in summer league

San Antonio's assistant coach will lead the Spurs' Las Vegas team, becoming the first woman to serve as a head coach of a summer league team. Last year, Natalie Nakase was an assistant coach for the Clippers' summer league team. (via San Antonio Express-News)

Serena: Watson really gave her all
Tennis 

Serena Williams praised opponent Heather Watson after today's three-set win and even encouraged the Brit to raise her expectations because of her great play.

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Edwards among those having rough day
NASCAR 

Bob Pockrass was at Daytona for Sprint Cup practice for a crash that ruined Carl Edwards' car (shown here). Among others going to backups were Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Jamie McMurray and Ryan Newman. No one was injured.

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NASCAR 

Cubs, Marlins tied at Wrigley
MLB 

After giving up an early HR, Jason Hammel (4 IP, 3 H, 3 K's) has settled in for the Cubs. Same goes for Marlins starter Tom Koehler (4 IP, 4 H, 2 K's). The game is knotted at 1 entering the 5th. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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MLB 

Rockies sluggers say no to HR Derby

3B Nolan Arenado (24 HRs) and SS Troy Tulowitzki (8 HRs) both said they won't compete in the annual All-Star contest, if asked. Arenado, a likely All-Star Game selection, said he doesn't want to "mess with my swing."

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Kings add veteran guard

Free agent Marco Belinelli and the Kings have agreed to a three-year deal worth $19M, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Belinelli (9.2 PPG) was a bargain at $2.8 million for the Spurs last season.

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