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Can Nadal join Federer, Murray in Round 3?

Rafael Nadal lost his first set Thursday against Dustin Brown, as he tries to join Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the third round at Wimbledon (live on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Sources: Grizzlies, Gasol working on max deal

The Grizzlies and Marc Gasol continue to progress toward agreement on a five-year max contract that will cross the $100 million threshold, according to league sources.

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Twins calling up touted slugger prospect Sano

The Minnesota Twins, in need of offense and facing a big series against the first-place Kansas City Royals, are calling up touted hitting prospect Miguel Sano.

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17mDarren Rovell

American Pharoah stud fee could be historic

American Pharoah's owner told ESPN.com that interest in the horse's breeding has been so great around the world that it could draw near-historic prices for a first-year stallion.

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Custance: Awards after Day 1 of NHL free agency

Craig Custance hands out awards from the first day of NHL free agency, including an honor for the GM who got his free-agent mojo back in Ken Holland.

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Rafael Nadal loses first set
Tennis 

Rafa's early deficit probably shouldn't be surprising: He's 39-3 against players ranked 100 or lower -- with all three losses coming at Wimbledon in the past three years. And opponent Dustin Brown has a winning record against Nadal, one of only three active singles players who can say that. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Tennis 

CoCo not a Carmelo fan
Tennis 

American tennis player CoCo Vandeweghe, niece of former Knick Kiki Vandeweghe, on Carmelo: "I just feel that Carmelo, he is a bit soft. ... I don't think he has a killer instinct in his eyes, at least this last year." There's more

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Tennis 

What is the Knicks' next move?
NBA 

Tom Penn says it's hard to find an exciting result for the Knicks as they try to complement Carmelo Anthony on the roster.

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NBA 

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Tiger Woods shot a 66 (-4) in the 1st round today. His previous best in terms of total strokes in the 1st round this year was 73.

Moore, Fernandez, Cain back on bump
MLB 

Three top pitchers for their teams returned today, after a combined 1,228 days. How their first innings fared:

  • Matt Moore, TB: 0 H, 0 ER, K
  • Jose Fernandez, MIA: 3 H, 2 ER, K
  • Matt Cain, SF: 0 H, 2 BB, K

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MLB 

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Tiger Woods goes double-birdie-birdie in his last three holes. Heck of a way to shoot even-par for those three.

Aldridge's NBA tour ends with Knicks
NBA 

LaMarcus Aldridge's New York stop today is the last of 7 meetings he's had with teams. ESPN's Chris Broussard told SportsCenter: "I keep hearing, as I have all along, it's the San Antonio Spurs as the front runner."

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Jose Fernandez back on the mound
MLB 

After nearly 14 months rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, the Marlins' ace is back on the field. He opposes the Giants' Matt Cain, who is also making his 2015 debut after being out 51 weeks with elbow issues. Follow live

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MLB 

Memphis looking to keep its All-Star

The Grizzlies and center Marc Gasol continue to progress toward agreement on a five-year max contract that will cross the $100 million threshold, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

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NASCAR members speak on Confed. Flag
NASCAR 

This weekend, Daytona will host a voluntary exchange, asking fans to trade in Confederate flags for a U.S. ones. NASCAR industry members said today: "[W]e are asking our fans and partners to join us in a renewed effort to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our events."

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NASCAR 

A-Rod's HR bonus might go to charity

The long-disupted $6M bonus A-Rod was to get from the Yankees for hitting his 660th HR may go to charity. Though a deal isn't close, the two sides are quietly negotiating a possible solution, according to Fox Sports.

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Bryce Harper: I worked for my body
MLB 

The Nats OF in the latest Body Issue: "I worked hard this offseason to get my body where I needed to get it. I was able to work every single muscle in my body head to toe." See more

Peter Hapak
MLB 

Nadal takes Centre Court
Tennis 

After a quick meeting with Camila, Duchess of Cornwall, No. 10 Rafael Nadal will play Dustin Brown in Wimbledon's third round. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Tennis 

Tom Penn: Cavs will get hit with tax
NBA 

"With this cap system, It's designed to keep strong teams strong, if they want to retain their own guys that have been there."

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NBA 

Bale getting into basketball spirit
Soccer 

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale returned to the basketball court to make the improbable look pretty easy. See the trick shot

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Soccer 

Aly Raisman poses for the Body Issue

"That's when I'm most comfortable: Sweating in a gym, covered in chalk. Most girls are used to wearing heels and dresses, and I'm used to being in a leotard with no makeup on. I love that." Her routine

Mark Seliger