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Colts give 140 million reasons why Andrew Luck won't repeat 2015

What the Colts proved by giving Andrew Luck the largest deal in NFL history was that what happened in 2015, his worst season, was a fluke.

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Butler: 'I let people think what they want to think' (1:33)
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Marcus Willis: Fed match was a complete blur (0:28)
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Big-moves day pays off most for the East

Steven Stamkos is staying. Shea Weber and Taylor Hall are arriving. Within 30 minutes on a wild Wednesday, the Eastern Conference just tilted the balance of power slightly in its favor.

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270-pound Penn State football player the next 'Jumpman?' (3:03)
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Full coverage: Remembering Pat Summitt

She was one of sports' most accomplished figures but also universally beloved. To say there will never be anyone like Pat Summitt is not hyperbole.

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17hRubén Castro, ESPN Digital

Urías rompe marca al 'Toro' y le iguala otra hazaña

Urías consigue su primer triunfo en Grandes Ligas, lo hace como el mexicano más joven rompiendo marca de Valenzuela, quien al igual que Julio también ganó primer juego en su séptimo partido.

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Ezekiel Elliot: the running man
NFL 

Jim Trotter and Ed Werder weigh in on how the Cowboys should manage Ezekiel Elliot's carries for the 2016 season: "[They should] run him until he drops."

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Novak Djokovic is left speechless
Tennis 

The legendary Nick Bollettieri crashes Djokovic's post-match news conference and gives Djoker high praises for his flawless style of play.

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Colts bank on Andrew Luck
NFL 

With a rough 2015 season behind him, Indianapolis is counting on Luck to bounce back in 2016 and justify his record contract worth $140 million.

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NFL 

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

On Wednesday the Cubs accomplished something done only 11 times previously in the NL this season: All eight Cubs position players to start the game had a hit and scored a run.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

There was speculation in hockey circles that at least one team was willing to go as high as $12 million per season to sign Steven Stamkos in free agency. He left a lot of money on the table to stay in Tampa. Certainly can't question his commitment to that franchise as captain. This deal also gives him the best shot at winning a Stanley Cup.

Marcus Willis' Wimbledon Push
Tennis 

Roger Federer reflects on Willis' miraculous journey to the second round of Wimbledon: "This story is gold."

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler was a guest on The Jump today. He discussed his reaction to the Derrick Rose trade, saying in part: "I can't say that I was surprised but I knew that it had to be one of us to tell you the truth."

Shaq has three schools in mind for son
NCAAM 

ESPN's Myron Medcalf says Shaquille O'Neal wants a coach who will be tough on his son, Shareef -- and yes, one of the schools in play is his alma mater.

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Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Some Andrew Luck contract details: -$32 million signing bonus -$12 million 2016 salary -$3 million 2017 roster bonus, fully guaranteed at signing. -So, a total of $47 million guaranteed at signing and $44 million cash paid out in 2016. -$40 million more guaranteed against injury. Of that, $13M becomes guaranteed in March 2017, $21M more in March 2018 and $6M more in March 2019. -Luck will make $75 million in the first three years of the deal.

'I let people think what they want to think'
NBA 

Jimmy Butler acknowledges as the best player he needs to lead the Bulls and reacts to an article on the team's website criticizing him.

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NBA 

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Donatas Motiejunas, a restricted free agent, told ESPN he's willing to return to the Rockets. Houston is the first team he plans to meet with on July 1.

Butler on Rose trade: 'Had to be one of us'
NBA 

Jimmy Butler says he was notified before the Derrick Rose trade and that they had a good relationship despite Butler being pointed at as the reason for the trade.

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Andrew Luck's 6-year deal is big time
NFL 

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the deal is worth $87M in guaranteed money, which is $22M more guaranteed than any other player (Eli Manning and Philip Rivers each have $65M guaranteed in their current contracts).

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Wayne Drehs ESPN Senior Writer 

Have spent the week sharing the #SwimTrials16 media hotel with the Chanticleers, who will go for the NCAA baseball championship tonight in Omaha. Very curious what the hotel might look like later tonight should Cinderella's slipper fit one more time.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik is all about marketing his team. Without Steven Stamkos, who is the face of the franchise, it would have been difficult to do that, but now that the captain is staying, Vinik has no worries.

Orioles continue scorching month
MLB 

Mark Trumbo's home run in the fourth inning was the 55th by the Orioles this month. That ties the 1996 Athletics for the most homers ever in a June. The most homers in any month is 58 by the 1987 Orioles and the 1999 Mariners. Follow live

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Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Irsay said there was no doubt Luck would be highest paid player despite his disappointing 2015 season: "You look at the total body of work." Luck led Colts to the playoffs in his first three seasons

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Irsay said this is a deal (6 years, $140 million) that Andrew Luck deserved

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

After missing the final month of the regular season, along with every game but one during the postseason due to a blood clot near his collarbone, once Steven Stamkos played Game 7 of the conference finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins, that was a true indication he wanted to stay in Tampa.

NHL 

Billy Hamilton injury allows inside-the-parker
MLB 

Anthony Rizzo's fly ball started a nightmare series of events for the Reds.

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Stamkos staying in Tampa Bay
NHL 

Steven Stamkos agreed to terms on an eight-year contract worth $8.5 million per season. TSN first reported the story and it was confirmed by ESPN.

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