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Michael Jordan speaks out on shootings of African-Americans, police

Michael Jordan has pledged $1 million each to two groups working to build trust between police and their communities.

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Source: Yanks agree to trade Chapman to Cubs

Aroldis Chapman is headed to Chicago after the Yankees agreed to trade the star closer to the Cubs for a four-player package. The deal was first reported by FanRag Sports and confirmed by ESPN.

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Biggest injury question mark on all 32 NFL teams

J.J. Watt just had his second surgery of the offseason, while Tony Romo broke his collarbone twice in 2015. NFL Nation goes team by team, detailing the injured players to watch in training camp.

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USA basketball using practice to build chemistry (1:54)
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Ranking next year's top 25 NFL free agents

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins, who's playing under the franchise tag, and Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu, who's coming back from a knee injury, are among the top projected free agents in the 2017 class.

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4 dead in Arizona crash involving Cowboys bus

A Dallas Cowboys bus collided with a van on a highway in northwestern Arizona, killing four passangers in the van. The bus was not carrying any players, and no one on the bus was killed.

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Where are these My Wish recipients now?

For these wish recipients, My Wish created a sense of empowerment and hope for the future, and an engagement with life outside hospital rooms.

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Aroldis Chapman has at least 30 saves, 100 K in each of the past 4 seasons That's the most 30 save/100 K seasons in MLB history

Wilbon weighs in on MJ's statement
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Michael Wilbon reacts to Michael Jordan's statement on police brutality and community relations: "The depth of [Jordan's] emotion ... is something that so many people in this country are feeling."

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Jordan releases anti-violence statement
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Michael Jordan is pledging $1 million apiece to two organizations that he believes can help facilitate change. Full statement

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Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

New artificial turf is under this white tarp. Titans new practice bubble to be installed over it soon.

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The Packers' 2016 media guide.

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August 12 is the next court date for the three men arrested on misdemeanor assault charges in a June 17 altercation with former NASCAR driver Mike Wallace, his daughter and his son-in-law after a Rascal Flatts concert in Charlotte.

Jordan: "I can no longer stay silent"
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Michael Jordan releases statement on police violence, pledges to make donations, and hopes to encourage change. Story

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Kevin Maguire Golf 

The "feels like" temperature is supposed to rise above 100 degrees this afternoon here at Baltusrol, site of this week's 98th PGA Championship. Maybe that's why the likes of world No. 2 Dustin Johnson is getting his work in early on a Monday.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers talked this offseason about his new diet and nutrition regimen, and coach Mike McCarthy said: "I would say this is the best shape I've seen him in."

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Mike McCarthy on the NFL's investigation into alleged PED use by Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers: "I have no reason to be concerned based on the conversations I've had."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here is what Aroldis Chapman told me when I asked him whether he wanted to finish the season with the Yankees: "Yes, that's what I would want to happen… but these rumors are getting pretty strong!"

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles talking about gaining a more thorough knowledge of the offense in his second season.

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Langston Galloway, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, said on a conference call with local media today that his family was thrilled when they learned he'd be playing closer to home. "They're definitely excited," he said. "When I first got a chance to tell my mom and dad and my wife's family, they all just started crying because it's a great opportunity to see me play as a professional back home. [There's] definitely excitement back home for me."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy: "It's great to get started." Packers coach said players were in at 5:30 this morning.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said he spent 6 days with throwing coach Tom House in California fine-tuning his mechanics and making a few minor tweaks.

Kurkjian: Cubs are closing in on Chapman
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Tim Kurkjian gives the latest details on how close the Cubs are to trading for Aroldis Chapman, but explains that other teams could still get involved.

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Comparisons between the NFL investigations into Tom Brady (Deflategate) and Peyton Manning (HGH) are inevitable. One word sticks out to me from today's announcement on Manning. The league said it could find no "credible" evidence that Manning violated its policy for performance-enhancing substances. It begs the question: Was the evidence collected on Brady "credible?"

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

You know Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is a "Tackling Machine." But did you know he eats bears? Well, not literally. The 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year has signed a three-year deal with "Eat the Bear," a sports nutrition-based lifestyle business providing clean and lean supplements to support pure achievement, "Eat the Bear and I share the mantra that some days you eat the bear, and some days the bear eats you. Everyday isn't easy. Every workout isn't easy, but you wake up with this mindset, and it helps you overcome life's challenges," Kuechly said.

Phil Sheridan ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles rookie QB Carson Wentz says he slept well before his first day of training camp -- "until about 5, when those thunderstorms came through. It was cracking."

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Big Ten announces preseason players to watch. East Division: Ohio State's J.T. Barrett and Raekwon McMillan, Michigan's Jabrill Peppers, Michigan State's Malik McDowell and Penn State's Saquon Barkley. West: Iowa's C.J. Beathard and Desmond King, Northwestern's Justin Jackson and Anthony Walker and Wisconsin's Corey Clement.

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