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Carlisle: Wambach, Rampone go out as champions

Abby Wambach finally won that elusive World Cup title and Christie Rampone bookended her career with a second championship as the U.S. women captured their first crown in 16 years.

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Sources: Pistons, G Jackson agree to $80M deal

The Detroit Pistons have re-signed restricted free agent point guard Reggie Jackson to a five-year, $80 million contract, sources told ESPN.com.

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Schaap: Ted Jackson's unique marathon journey

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Golf with Chris Berman, spend a day with Mike & Mike in Bristol or watch the Mavs with Mark Cuban. Bid on these and more amazing experiences and support The V Foundation for cancer research.

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Venus vs. Serena Part XXVI: In photos
Tennis 

The Williams sisters have clashed on the court 25 times, with Serena holding the slight 14-11 lead. Take a look back at some of their epic battles. Slideshow

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Tennis 

Kobe Bryant, America loved the U.S. win
Women's World Cup 

The Lakers star was blown away by USA's 5-2 win in the Women's World Cup final -- and he wasn't the only famous person to enjoy the spectacle. Athletes, celebs go crazy

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Women's World Cup 

Rory McIlroy has been Iron Man
Golf 

The last time Rory McIlroy did not participate in a major was the 2008 PGA Championship. That was just 2 months after Tiger Woods last major victory. McIlroy announced today he has a torn ankle ligament and his name has been removed from this week's entry list for the Scottish Open.

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Golf 

Wambach, Rampone go out as champions
Women's World Cup 

Abby Wambach finally won that elusive World Cup title, and Christie Rampone bookended her career with a second championship as the U.S. women captured their first crown in 16 years. Veterans finish on top

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Rory McIlroy suffers ruptured ligament
Golf 

The world's No. 1 golfer announced on Instagram today he's suffered a "total rupture of left ATFL (ankle ligament)" while playing soccer with friends on Saturday. He called himself "day by day" but added "Rehab already started... Working hard to get back as soon as I can."

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Golf 

Women's sweet 16 Power Rankings
Tennis 

A Williams sister leads Greg Garber's ranking of the remaining women's field at Wimbledon, but it's Venus, not Serena. Little sis is No. 10

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Tennis 

Coming up: Venus vs. Serena, Part XXVI
Tennis 

Serena leads the head-to-head series 14-11, with a 7-5 lead in Grand Slams and a 3-2 lead at Wimbledon. The younger Williams sister is also 35-1 on the year and on a 24-match Grand Slam winning streak.

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Austin Dillon: 'Our speeds are too high'
NASCAR 

Dillon suffered minor injuries and one fan was sent to a local hospital, treated and released after Dillon's last lap crash at the Coke Zero 400. Dillon said: "I think our speeds are too high, I really do. I think everybody can get good racing with lower speeds, and we can work on that and then figure out a way to keep cars on the ground."

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Austin Dillon wrecks in Coke Zero 400
NASCAR 

Austin Dillon's No. 3 car was sent airborne and into the fence on the final lap, but the driver sustained just a bruised tailbone and forearm in the race won by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Said fellow racer Jimmie Johnson: "I'm shocked that Austin Dillon is even alive from what he went through. It was just a frightening moment.

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Rory McIlroy @rorymcilroy

Total rupture of left ATFL (ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage in a soccer kickabout with friends on Saturday. Continuing to asses extent of injury and treatment plan day by day. Rehab already started..... Working hard to get back as soon as I can.

Tatum's poster attempt goes awry
Men Basketball Recruiting 

A day after throwing down a massive poster dunk, 2016 recruit Jayson Tatum tried to do so again in the FIBA U19 World Championship gold-medal game, but he ended up getting rejected on a clean block.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. on win, crash
NASCAR 

Austin Dillon and multiple others were involved in a scary crash at the end of the Coke Zero 400, but everyone is fine. Said winner Dale Jr.: "That scared the hell out of me, I'll be honest with you. ... I'm more thankful that everybody's OK than to be standing here in Victory Lane." Story

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NASCAR 

Giancarlo Stanton @giancarlo818

I Just wanted to thank my fans, & fans of the game. That voted for me to start in the All??Star Game this year. I work the way I do for a reason, & it's times like this that I can appreciate why. So I THANK each and every one of you!

Fantastic finish on alley-oop
NBA 

The Heat's Justise Winslow connects with Tyler Johnson on an inbounds alley-oop as time expired to beat the Nets in a summer league game.

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Williams sisters meet at Wimbledon
Tennis 

Serena and Venus Williams will meet for the 13th time in a Grand Slam, the 2nd-most among women in the Open era. The first meeting came in 1998. A few things have changed since then:

  • Kobe Bryant was in his 2nd NBA season
  • Tiger Woods had 1 major title
  • Roger Federer won 1998 junior Wimbledon

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