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5-on-5: NBA free agency preview

Who is the best free agent not named LeBron? Which team should we look out for? Our 5-on-5 panel sets the scene for a busy summer.

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Russell Wilson: 'Let my play speak for itself' (2:49)
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Celtics introduce rookies to history

The Boston Celtics introduced their four rookies Tuesday, then introduced them to the history of the franchise.

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Which athletic achievements deserve an ESPY?

Your vote decides who will take home the ESPY for Best Male and Female Athlete, Best Play and so much more. The results will air on the 2015 ESPYS on July 15 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Favre: I can still make the throws
NFL 

Former QB Brett Favre is 45 but told Sports Illustrated: "Do I think I could play and lead a team? Look, no. But I could play. I could make all the throws I made before, I just couldn't throw it near as far, but that never matters anyway."

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NFL 

Why Serena, Venus dropped doubles
Tennis 

Serena Williams' decision to pull out of doubles is an official declaration that she's taking this calendar-year Grand Slam business seriously. Unilateral decision

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Tennis 

The difference between grass and clay
Tennis 

Rafael Nadal has won nine French Open titles on clay, and Roger Federer plays great at Wimbledon on grass. What exactly is the difference between the two surfaces? ESPN's Jason Goodall fills you in.

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Joey Gallo sent to Triple-A after he struck out in 43.9% of plate appearances; struck out 43X, 9 more than any other player since his debut

Markgraf: Bring Wambach off the bench
Women's World Cup 

Kate Markgraf on SportsCenter: "A big reason the United States team has so much momentum and confidence is because of the way they played against China, which was pressing. ... And that mobility is not something that Abby Wambach can do for 90 minutes anymore."

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The money behind short deals
NBA 

Why all the talk about NBA players signing shorter contracts? Because in the next few seasons, the salary cap will bump nearly $41M.

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Pop: Don't wake me up for free agency
NBA 

Don't count Gregg Popovich, 66, among those to be making calls the second free agency starts. The Spurs coach told the San Antonio Express-News: "I'm not calling anyone at midnight. I'll be in bed. And if that’s the difference in someone coming or not coming, then I don't want them.”

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NBA 

Ridnour's contract attractive to teams
NBA 

Luke Ridnour has been traded four times this offseason, and Royce Young tells SportsCenter it's because of his valuable contract, which can be used to "manipulate the system."

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Highlight: Cepelova upsets Halep
Tennis 

Jana Cepelova upset 3-seed Simona Halep in the first round of Wimbledon. Halep is now the highest-seeded player to lose in the first round of Wimbledon the year after reaching the semis.

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Russell Wilson assuming all the risk
NFL 

Said Adam Caplan: "If he suffers a significant injury, you don't know what's going to happen."

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Is Favre serious about a NFL return?
NFL 

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky says a Brett Favre return to the NFL is "way more than he could handle at this point" at age 45.

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Beast Mode dives into Skittles

If you've ever wanted to see Marshawn Lynch take his trademark backward end-zone dive out of the endzone and into a giant container of Skittles, wait no longer. Lynch's colorful dive

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Countdown to the Body Issue: 6 days
NBA 

Blake Griffin in the 2011 Body Issue was a slam dunk, as the new issue out July 6 is sure to be.

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NBA 

Cavaliers extend qualifying offers to 3
NBA 

If Matthew Dellavedova, Iman Shumpert or Tristan Thompson receive an offer sheet from another team, the Cavs will now have right of first refusal. Cavs GM David Griffin announced the moves Tuesday.

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Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Joey Gallo's line last night: 1 for 5, 4 K, 1 triple. 18th to have that line, including Rickey, Cito Gaston, Frank Howard & Reggie Sanders!

Rangers activate Josh Hamilton

The outfielder said he was "good to go" Monday and has been activated from the DL today. The team optioned Joey Gallo to Triple-A Round Rock.

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U.S.-Germany, the best WWC game ever?
Women's World Cup 

Yes, it is, writes Allison McCann, "according to our Women’s Soccer Power Index, which gives this game an average WSPI rating of 95.5. That’s the largest average WSPI of any two teams to ever play each other at a Women’s World Cup." Best since '99 WWC final

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Women's World Cup 

OTD: Atlanta awarded an NFL franchise

On June 30, 1965, the NFL awarded its 15th franchise to Atlanta, and a contest was announced to name the team, with the "Falcons" being chosen by many. They played their first season in 1966.

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Do the Lakers still appeal to big stars?

-- "It's a close call," said one NBA agent, "but probably not, only because it seems players are valuing other things these days a lot more."
-- "They still have an edge," one executive said, "but not like they used to." What's changed

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Who starts, who sits for USWNT tonight?
Women's World Cup 

Said Julie Foudy: "This is going to be the toughest decision coach [Jill] Ellis has to make because they had some success in that last lineup against China, and she's got two players coming back off double-yellow card suspensions."

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