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Howard: Serena, Spieth feel Grand Slam heat

Grand Slam and Triple Crown chases are a big deal, as Serena Williams and Jordan Spieth are learning, but the hype is one reason such feats are so rare in any sport, Johnette Howard writes.


Pelton: Win-win deal for Pistons, Suns

Kevin Pelton writes the Suns' trade of Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger to Detroit gives Phoenix the cap room to sign LaMarcus Aldridge without risking too much if he spurns them. Trade grades (Insider)

Kenyon Martin calls it a career

The former No. 1 overall pick told Yahoo: "Thanks to all the fans that supported me over the years. But a time does come when you have to walk away, and the time is now for me. I'm ready for the next chapter of my life."

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Aces pay off for spectators

The Greenbrier Classic has a stipulation that any ticket holder seated at the par-3 18th hole earn cash for the first three holes-in-one for the week. The opening round yielded two, resulting in $192,400 being handed out. 'A lot of new friends on 18'


Pretty solid inning for the Red Sox

The Red Sox -- who scored 8 runs off 8 hits in the top of the first -- have a comfy lead in Toronto as Wade Miley takes the mound. Eight marks the most runs Boston has scored in an inning this season. Follow live

Tiger shoots 4 under at Greenbrier

Tiger Woods, who is 4 shots back of the lead after posting 7 birdies, on his opening round: "I feel like I left a lot of opportunities out there...I hit the ball better than what my score indicates."


Matt Boyd has seen better nights

The Blue Jays LHP gave up 5 runs to Boston before even recording an out, earning this line as he left the game in the 1st: 0.0 IP, 6 H, BB, 2 HR, 7 ER. The Red Sox lead 7-0 in the first. Follow live

Red Sox with a huge first frame so far

After 3 straight Boston singles, David Ortiz hit a 3-run shot to left and Hanley Ramirez followed it up with another HR to put the Red Sox up 5-0 over the Blue Jays before Toronto could even bat. There are 0 outs. Follow live

Conor McGregor on Highly Questionable

The UFC featherweight contender fighting for the title at UFC 189 tells Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones about his worst day working as a plumber and his romantic side -- or lack thereof.


Marc Stein on Spurs' pursuit of Aldridge

"The Spurs don't usually jump into these free agent frenzies. This is the first time they've done this since 2002 with Jason Kidd." Free agency special on ESPN2

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NBA free agency special

Did you miss anything from Day 2 of free agency? Cassidy Hubbarth, Chris Broussard, Tom Haberstroh, Tom Penn and Antonio Davis are ready to catch you up. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN


No typical Thursday night for Aldridge

It's been an eventful day for the prized free agent -- and it's still going on.


Heat, Lakers to meet with Aldridge

Ramona Shelburne with the latest on Aldridge, who will meet with Heat president Pat Riley: "When Pat Riley gets in a room, you never know what can happen. A couple years ago he ended up convincing Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh to all sign with Miami."


Thursday night: To the Max

Max Scherzer pitches tonight vs. Atlanta. Washington's ace is 3-0 with a 0.69 ERA in his last three starts. He's thrown 33 strikeouts compared to just one walk.

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Wizards are expected to take Dudley's contract into a trade exception so it only costs them a future second-round pick to bring Dudley in

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say that the Washington Wizards are closing in on a trade for Milwaukee's Jared Dudley. On course to be completed July 9

2015 ESPYs Salute: Bobby Freedman

Bobby Freedman, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, has supported The V Foundation and the ESPYs for more than a decade, contributing charitable donations and fund-raising efforts around auctions in the fight against cancer. 2015 ESPYs: Vote

Oshie for Brouwer trade about change

The Capitals (who got T.J. Oshie) and the Blues (who acquired Troy Brouwer, a goaltending prospect and a third-round pick) both are looking to tweak their identities, according to Scott Burnside. Shaking it up

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Braun stays hot

Ryan Braun extended his hit streak to 7 games with an RBI single in first inning vs. the Phillies. He is 13-23 with 8 RBI in his last seven games. The Brewers lead Philadelphia 2-0 in the early going. Follow live