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Pelicans not pausing to make Davis NBA's richest

New Orleans and Anthony Davis, on the first day possible, have agreed to a mammoth contract that is expected to become the league's most lucrative.

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Sources: Leonard agrees to max deal with Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs have agreed in principle to a maximum contract extension with free agent forward Kawhi Leonard moments into free agency, sources told ESPN.com.

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Lakers set for sitdown with Love, sources say

The Lakers will meet with free agent Kevin Love later this week, according to league sources. One source said the Lakers have heard Love is likely to re-sign with the Cavs but still want to meet.

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Report: Angels' Pujols, Scioscia and GM at odds

Angels manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto are at odds over on-field strategy and the use, or lack thereof, of scouting reports and advanced metrics, according to a report.

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Ridnour enters pantheon of oft-traded athletes

Luke Ridnour's head must be spinning after he was traded four times in a week. Here's a look at some other notable athletes who know all too well that sometimes it's better to rent than buy.

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Does a Messi goal beat a Rousey armbar?

No. 3 Lionel Messi faces off against No. 6 Ronda Rousey in the ESPYS bracket for Best Play. Vote now and learn more about the nominations at 8 tonight (ESPN2, Watch ESPN).

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Long ball propels Angels past Yankees
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Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar launched back-to-back homers, and New York was held to just 2 hits in a 2-1 Angels home win.

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Montgomery tosses 1-hit shutout
MLB 

Mariners rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery took a no-hitter into the 7th, but ultimately settled for his 2nd straight complete-game shutout in the 5-0 win over the Padres.

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Says at least one source close to talks on expected 3/60M deal for Brook Lopez and 4/50M deal for Thad Young: "Consider them done deals"

Revamped U.S. steps up against Germany
Women's World Cup 

Graham Hays: "It was as taut as a game on this stage should be between the top two teams in the world. But the United States, which has been telling us for weeks that it simply knows how to come through in the big moments, did exactly that." Three observations

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Blazers sign Aminu to $30M
NBA 

Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to terms on a four-year, $30 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, a source told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne. Story

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Al-Farouq Aminu @farouq1

Headed to Portland with my guy Neil Olshey, who believed in me since day one. Much love Rip city here I come

Kawhi agrees to return to Spurs

San Antonio has agreed to a five-year, $90 million deal with Kawhi Leonard, sources tell ESPN. The Spurs will likely wait to actually sign the contract so they can free up cap space to chase other free agents, including LaMarcus Aldridge, sources tell ESPN. Story

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Twins run past Reds
MLB 

Minnesota's bats went wild on "Zoo Night" at Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark. The Twins turned 15 hits into 8 runs, including a solo HR by Torii Hunter, in the 8-5 victory.

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Solo HRs enough for Angels in win
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Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar hit consecutive homers off Yankees starter Ivan Nova in the 6th, and rookie Andrew Heaney (7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 7 K's) made it stand up in a 2-1 win in L.A. Box score

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Those eight: Cliff Lee (3 in 2011), Montgomery, Scherzer, Porcello (2014), Martin Perez (2014), Hamels (2012), Johan (2012), Holland (2011).

Twins pound out win over Reds
MLB 

Six different Minnesota players had at least 2 hits, including Torii Hunter, who hit his 12th HR of the season, in an 8-5 road win over the Reds. Box score

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U.S. both lucky and good against Germany
Women's World Cup 

"The U.S. was a worthy victor, carrying the play for much of the night and creating the better chances overall," writes Jeff Carlisle. "It was by far the team's most complete performance of the tournament. But one only had to look at the penalty that led to Carli Lloyd's game-winner to see that fortune smiled on the Americans." Carlisle: Player grades

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M's rookie tosses 2nd straight shutout
MLB 

Lefty Mike Montgomery pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing just 1 hit while striking out 7 and walking 4 in a 5-0 win vs. the Padres. In his previous start, Montgomery blanked the defending AL champion Royals. Box score

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Also hearing Mavs have split up their recruiting posse and are conducting two meetings at present: One with DeAndre; one with Wes Matthews

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Immediate change to DeAndre Jordan's meeting schedule: ESPN sources say Mavs having dinner with Clippers center as we speak

Argentina moves on to Copa finals
Soccer 

Five Argentina players scored as La Albiceleste knocked out the reigning champions Paraguay 6-1 to advance to their 27th Copa America finals. Argentina has not won it all since 1993, though. Game stats

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Kevin Love to meet with the Lakers
NBA 

ESPN NBA analyst Marc Stein on the Lakers' meeting with Kevin Love: "Yeah, I'd have to say the Lakers getting a meeting with Kevin Love is a bit of a surprise, but ... the Cavs are in the catbird seat."

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Braun's 4-hit night sparks Brewers
MLB 

Ryan Braun finished 4-for-5, Aramis Ramirez went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs, and Adam Lind drove in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk in the 8th.

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