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Top trade targets (plus best fits): Sale, Lucroy drawing plenty of calls

Jim Bowden has the latest on 16 players on the trade block, including which teams have expressed interest in Chris Sale and Jonathan Lucroy.

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Chapman bringing heat to the Cubs (0:43)
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Blackistone on Jordan: Why not give BLM money? (1:41)
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Jordan not the same person who refused to take a stand in his 20s (1:45)
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NBA's best poster dunks (1:27)
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Height doesn't stop this 5'2" dunker (0:18)
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11hESPN.com

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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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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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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4hESPN Stats & Information

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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Carmelo: MJ's 'timing was perfect'
NBA 

Carmelo Anthony calls Michael Jordan's contributions of a million dollars each to two organizations "very big on his behalf."

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Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

That's a looooooong line to get into the Pokemon Go event at EverBank Field.

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What Chapman is bringing to the Cubs
MLB 

Check out Aroldis Chapman's fastest pitches and strikeouts as a preview to what the Chicago Cubs are gaining in their bullpen.

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MLB 

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett signs a one-day contract so he could retire a member of the team that drafted him.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Melo told The Undefeated on Michael Jordan's $2 million pledge: "That's big. Thats's MJ. That's Michael Jordan. As African-Americans, that's who we look up to. He's a great voice with a great platform. I'm just glad that he came out now and he used it at this time with everything going on."

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Melo: "To answer your question about the Michael Jordan thing it was brilliant and about time... He is our face."

NBA 

Ranking the ACC's toughest venues
NCAAM 

ACC basketball has some pretty daunting venues, from Syracuse's Carrier Dome to North Carolina's Smith Center -- but is Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium the toughest place to get a win? Rankings revealed

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NCAAM 

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh said this was his first time autographing a human being. He wasn't happy with the results so he asked the fan to come back tomorrow for a redo.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

In other Yankee news, Alex Rodriguez is not starting against lefty Dallas Keuchel. A-Rod doesn't start against most righties. He is not starting against a lefty today. He doesn't play defense. But GM Brian Cashman said the team has no thoughts of releasing him. Cashman did give A-Rod a gold star for his effort and attitude.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With one week until the trade deadline, Dave Dombrowski's public stance is that Red Sox are doing a lot of listening -- they're "open-minded," he said -- but don't feel like they need to make any trades.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

NFL/NFLPA agreement to enforce concussion protocol with fines and possible loss of draft picks is an appropriate response to the 2015 incident involving Rams QB Case Keenum, who was left in a game despite a hit that left him staggering. Mistakes happen, but protocol must be followed.

NFL 

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Aroldis Chapman is in the Yankees clubhouse at Houston's Minute Maid Park, giving handshakes and hugs to his ex-teammates. He arrived in a golf cart through the hallways with none another than Alex Rodriguez. When Chapman first entered the clubhouse, Andy Pettitte, who is from nearby Deer Park, told Chapman he regretted that Chapman had been traded and wished him luck.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Richmond men's basketball has adjusted its foreign trip Aug. 8-20 to go to Ireland instead of France the first week before continuing on to the Netherlands and Germany.

Kevin Maguire Golf 

And the horn sounds at Baltusrol Golf Club with some threatening skies rolling in. Hope we don't get much more of this later this week for the 98th PGA Championship.

Golf 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Mookie Betts had fluid drained from his knee two days ago, leading to diminished swelling and less discomfort when he tested it by running earlier today. But manager John Farrell said the Red Sox "don't fully expect [the fluid] to vanish," a sign that Betts might need a few days off during a brutal August in which team makes two 11-game road trips and has one off-day.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Free agent linebacker/defensive end Dwight Freeney is not an option for the Redskins, a source said. With Junior Galette lost again for the season after tearing his right Achilles Sunday the Redskins could use more rush help. But they won't turn to the 36-year old Freeney, who had nine sacks with Arizona last season.

Review day one of Big Ten Media Days
NCAAF 

Matt Schick and Charles Arbuckle break down the first day of Big Ten Media Days, where it seemed like coaches were ready to stop talking and start playing.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Believe it or not, it's conceivable Craig Kimbrel could rejoin the Red Sox by next week. He will throw off a mound again Wednesday, could go on a minor-league rehab assignment as soon as Saturday, and might not need more than one outing before he's ready, according to manager John Farrell. Kimbrel had minor knee surgery only two weeks ago.

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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Carmelo Anthony on Michael Jordan's statement today: "I thought it was brilliant...and about time that he stepped up."

NBA 

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Mets second baseman Neil Walker will sit for the second straight game as the Mets will go with Kelly Johnson at second base for their opener with the Cardinals on Monday night. Manager Terry Collins told Walker he would give him two days off when the team was in Miami. Walker is 4-for-45 in his last 13 games. "I just need to be more consistent in my approach," Walker said before batting practice on Monday.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

An example of deals the Royals are mulling: A team that asked about Wade Davis said it was told the Chapman package "wouldn't get it done"

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Carmelo Anthony addressing the media after leading a community meeting in South Los Angeles. "The youth really spoke out today," Anthony said.

NBA 

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Carmelo Anthony brought together the USA men's and women's national teams and community leaders for a conversation today in Los Angeles called, "Leadership Together: A Conversation with our Sons & Daughters."

NBA