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Follow live: Serena battles back to win second set

Serena Williams tied her match against fellow American Christina McHale after losing the first set. She's hoping to avoid the fate of 4-seed Stan Wawrinka, who was ousted earlier by Juan Martin del Potro (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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#ThatMomentWhen rain hits and you're delayed on match point (0:33)
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Top international prospects and where they're likely to sign

Keith Law and Christopher Crawford rank the top teenage talents expected to sign after the international signing period begins this weekend, including highly touted Venezuelan Kevin Maitan.

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Thank you, Mike Tirico (3:58)
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Ashton Eaton's unique position heading into Rio (1:48)
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ESPN personalities answer: Where will KD go? (0:59)
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Windhorst: Lakers have hit 'rock-bottom' (2:14)
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    Woman walks topless to Washington

    Paulette Leaphart, who was featured in Beyonce's "Lemonade" video, completed a walk from Biloxi, Mississippi, to Washington to meet with Congress and advance the conversation about cancer.

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The 10 most important cards in UFC history

With the landmark UFC 200 card right around the corner, Eric Tamiso looks back on the most important events that helped UFC -- and the sport of mixed martial arts -- get to where it is today.

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Quiz: Where are you going in free agency?

Bright lights of New York, championship culture of San Antonio or Hollywood lifestyle of L.A.? When it comes to destinations, NBA players have their choices. Where would you sign in free agency?

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What is Dwyane Wade's loyalty worth?

The Heat face a major decision in their negotiation with free agent Dwyane Wade. We look at the history and the implications.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs are approaching free agency with a sense of patience. Everybody is trying to get paid and they can't offer much, outside of their own guys. They are going to have to see who is still standing without a dance partner after the first couple songs have played.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

No accident Andre Iguodala was at the KD recruiting meeting; don't forget Curry, Iguodala and Durant all bonded on Team USA way back in 2010

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

Will Serena Williams make a comeback after dropping the first set to Christina McHale? The stats say it's better than a 50-50 chance. Serena's record when losing the opening frame: *9-8 at Wimbledon *36-34 at all Grand Slams

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Watch live: Serena Williams drops first set
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American Christina McHale won the first-set tiebreak. The first set took a total of 1 hour, 9 minutes -- Williams' entire first-round match lasted 1:13. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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LeBron James needs his jump shot
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If LeBron expects to keep winning as he ages, the key will be in the sustainability of his jumper.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

For all those Boston Bruins fans on social media that are thanking Milan Lucic for turning down a deal with the Montreal Canadiens and signing with the Edmonton Oilers, a source close to the situation said it was a hard decision to turn down Montreal.

Jena Janovy ESPN Editor 

Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps advance from their heats in the 100-meter butterfly to the semifinals tonight at US Olympic trials.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vancouver Canucks made a major splash with forward Loui Eriksson, who agreed to a six-year deal worth $6 million per season, according to a league source. Eriksson, 30, a native of Gothenburg, Sweden, will now have a chance to play with fellow countrymen Daniel and Henrik Sedin in Vancouver. Eriksson, who was originally drafted by Dallas and played seven seasons for the Stars, was traded to the Boston Bruins on July 4, 2013 as part of the Tyler Seguin trade. Eriksson played three season for the Bruins and was one of the more consistent players in Boston during his tenure. Overall, he has 212 goals and 292 assists for 504 points in 725 career games in the NHL.

Durant's meeting with Warriors ends

The Warriors' meeting with Kevin Durant in the Hamptons just ended, a source tells ESPN's Chris Broussard. In addition to coach Steve Kerr and Warriors brass, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala attended the meeting, the source told Broussard.

Watch: Day 5 at Wimbledon
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The rain has stopped at the All England Club. Serena Williams is trying to close out a fellow American in the first set. Live coverage on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Bruins agreed to a five-year deal worth $30 million with veteran forward David Backes, according to a league source. The 32-year-old centerman will fit nicely in the Bruins' lineup. Originally selected by St. Louis (62nd overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Backes played his entire career with the Blues and registered 206 goals and 254 assists for 460 points in 727 regular-season games.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Even though D.Wade's folks reportedly put out feelers with the Spurs, he's not on their radar I'm told by league sources.

Can Heat still sign Durant and Wade?
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Tom Penn shows how the Heat could get both Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade, even after reaching a deal with Hassan Whiteside.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Milan Lucic protected David Krejci while the two were linemates in Boston, and now Lucic will do the same with Connor McDavid in Edmonton. It's a smart signing for the Oilers.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Al Jefferson and the Indiana Pacers are close to finalizing a three-year, $30 million deal, according to league sources

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#ThatMomentWhen the rain comes
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Venus Williams can NOT believe it when rain halted her third-round match on match point.

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Scott Burnside ESPN Senior Writer 

Moments after losing strong two-way winger Loui Eriksson to the Vancouver Canucks in the early stages of free agency the Boston Bruins nabbed former St. Louis Blues captain David Backes, 32, who signed a five-year deal worth $30 million or an average of $6 million per season with the Bruins. The rugged forward who can play center or wing should be a good fit for the Bruins who have missed the playoffs the last two years. Backes is coming off a strong playoff for the Blues who advanced to the Western Conference Finals.

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Why Bobby Bonilla gets paid $1.19M today
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Each year on July 1, the Mets have to bust out the checkbook to pay someone who hasn't played for them since 1999. Here's why

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Prim Siripipat ESPN Tennis 

The look on Venus Williams' face was of absolute SHOCK. On matchpoint in the 3rd set (her 2nd straight day of 3-setters by the way) play had to be suspended as it started to pour! Day 5 at Wimbledon - more rain, more matches getting backed up.

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Clippers need to make room for Durant
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Tom Penn shows how the Clippers' roster would have to be gutted to create cap space for Kevin Durant.

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Scott Burnside ESPN Senior Writer 

The New York Islanders have moved quickly to fill the void created by the expected departure of free agent winger Kyle Okposo by signing former Winnipeg Jets Captain Andrew Ladd to a seven-year deal worth $5.5 million annually. Ladd, 30, was dealt to Chicago at the trade deadline and should bring 30-goal potential to the Islanders where it's expected he will gat a chance to play with star captain John Tavares.

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Coleman: LeBron James is worth $515M
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Freddie Coleman stuns the First Take crew with how much the Cavaliers franchise's worth has skyrocketed since James came back to town.

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

Venus Williams finally has match point at 7-6 in the third set and ... the rain descends on the All England Club again. If you're counting, that's seven delays and counting this week.

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