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Follow live: Nadal down a set at Wimbledon

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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42mMarc Stein

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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Redskin rants over inequity of NBA, NFL deals

The guaranteed money handed out during NBA free agency prompted Washington Redskins safety Duke Ihenacho to take jabs at what NFL players receive in comparison.

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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.

40mDarren 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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Jose Fernandez 'really looks good'

Marlins pitching coach Chuck Hernandez on Fernandez's first 3 innings today: "He really looks good. His command looks good and his breaking stuff is sharp. ... He looks good and healthy. It's good to see him out there." (via Fox Sports Florida)


Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say Monta Ellis and Indiana Pacers have agreed on a four-year, $44 million with an option to return to free agency after Year 3

Bullpen catcher noms 18 cheesesteaks

Brewers bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel set a Citizens Bank Park record Wednesday by eating 18 cheesesteaks over a 3-game period. He can further add to his "accomplishment" -- he needs to devour just one more to set the 4-game record. We'll just let you digest that.


Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Mayweather Promotions has filed for "The Money Team Music Group" trademark. Producer role in Floyd's future?

Stars showing off at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal saw Roger Federer's trick shot from earlier today and raised it with a between-the-legs shot of his own.


Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Big day for Tiger Woods. Says he had both his patterns and his feels working. That's a buzzword bingo winner.

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

After progress was made yesterday, Cavs & Tristan Thompson are currently still apart on contract talks, sources told ESPN.

Clint Dempsey out as U.S. captain

The 32-year-old is out as United States men's national team captain. His recent red card and suspension with the Seattle Sounders factored into Jurgen Klinsmann's decision. Michael Bradley, 26, replaces him.

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Thursday's NBA free agent news

  • Greg Monroe: Agrees with Bucks (via ESPN and media reports) on 3-year max deal with player option (via Chris Broussard).
  • Arron Afflalo: Agrees with Knicks on 2-year, $16M deal with player option (via Ramona Shelburne).
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Windhorst: Lakers are at the kiddie table

Brian Windhorst says the Lakers are struggling to land top-tier free agents in part because they have failed to invest in analytics.


Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Sense from some is DeAndre Jordan race is now even between Clippers and Mavs. It was "90-10" for the Clippers before Parsons got involved.

Titans developing a reputation

Marcus Mariota is the only remaining 1st-round pick unsigned from this year's NFL draft and that's not surprising. The Titans will be the last team to sign their 1st-round pick for the third straight year and were the second-to-last to sign their 1st-rounder in 2012 (WR Kendall Wright).

Tiger's count: 7 birdies, 1 double, 1 bogey

Tiger Woods finished his first round at the Greenbrier Classic at -4, tied for eighth. His 7 birdies was his most in a round since he had 8 at the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship, some 34 rounds ago. Leaderboard


Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Source says Mavs would consider a salary-dump deal for Roy Hibbert if DeAndre Jordan doesn't choose Dallas. But still hopeful about DJ.

Rafael Nadal loses first set

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


Coco not a Carmelo fan

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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What is the Knicks' next move?

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


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

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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