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Decline of baseball academies in Venezuela

The next Jose Altuve is out there. But finding them has been tough as MLB teams deal with social and political issues operating academies in Venezuela.

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Source: Green, Warriors reach impasse in talks

Restricted free agent Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors have reached an impasse and have broken off contract talks, sources tell ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne.

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Source: Mayweather's May haul at least $220M

Floyd Mayweather will earn almost as much for 36 minutes in the ring in May as Tim Duncan has made in his 18-year career with the San Antonio Spurs ($235 million).

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Shaq's golf swing worse than Barkley's? (0:33)
Better matchup for USA: Japan or England? (2:00)
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It's Bobby Bonilla's payday

Bobby Bonilla's buyout when his Mets career ended calls for him to be paid $1,193,248.20 annually on July 1 from 2011-2035.

Young Panthers fan to coach at fan fest (2:24)
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Does a Messi goal beat a Rousey armbar?

No. 3 Lionel Messi faces off against No. 6 Ronda Rousey in the ESPYS bracket for Best Play. Vote now and learn more about the nominations at 8 tonight (ESPN2, Watch ESPN).


Windhorst: Love remains loyal to Cavs

Brian Windhorst: "This is a grand plan for the Cavs. There was some concern that he wouldn't take a long deal, but this is him locking in, he's showing faith in the franchise."


Kevin Love: 'I'm going back to Cleveland'

Love broke the news on The Players Tribune, writing: "Yeah, of course I’ve heard the free agency rumors. But at the end of the day, and after meeting with my teammates (it turns out pools are great meeting places) and with the front office, it was clear Cleveland was the place for me. ... We have unfinished business and now it’s time to get back to work."

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Justin Smoak: 2 HR of 430+ feet today 3rd player to do so in a game this season (Bryce Harper - May 6, Miguel Cabrera - April 29)

Fire alarm evacuates Centre Court

An alarm forced Wimbledon security to evacuate all patrons and media from the All England Club. Play had already ended for the day. A spokesman said the cause of the alarm "was not immediately clear." No sign of fire

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Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Ultimately Lakers don't really have much to offer free agents besides cap space and young players. That's why they keep striking out

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Lakers are "stunned" to hear how coolly their presentation was received by LMA. I spoke to 3-4 folks last night who felt good about it.

McGregor: Aldo has gone runnin' runnin'

With Jose Aldo out of the championship fight, Conor McGregor said, "I don't think Aldo will be back. He's gone running. I don't know if he'll ever be back."

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Jimmy Butler, Bulls agree on 5-year deal

The deal is worth $90M, sources tell ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Butler will have a player option for the fifth year of the deal, but the contract assures he will be in Chicago through the 2019-20 season.


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Sid Crosby via email on Kessel: ``We are happy to have him, he has a ton of speed and a great scoring touch. He will help our team a lot.''

Who won the Kessel deal?

With Phil Kessel heading to Pittsburgh, likely to play with either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin or both, the Penguins' dynamic should produce fireworks worthy of the Fourth of July. Leafs trying addition by subtraction

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Singler staying in Oklahoma City

Kyle Singler has agreed to a 5-year deal, worth almost $25M with OKC. Singler averaged 6 ppg and 2.4 rpg last season. The Thunder can now turn their attention to finalizing an agreement with restricted free agent Enes Kanter.

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Hey, Shaq -- maybe stick to basketball

Is Shaq's golf swing worse than Charles Barkley's? You be the judge.


Chandler joins Suns on 4-year deal

Tyson Chandler has agreed to a four-year deal worth $52M with the Phoenix Suns, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. Chandler averaged 10.3 ppg, 11.5 rpg and 1.2 blkpg last season with the Mavs.

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The heat didn't stop Wimbledon Day 3

Despite the hottest recorded temperatures ever during Wimbledon, the players persevered. As for the fans, ESPN's Greg Garber said the tournament allowed in fewer spectators to help shorten the water lines.


Coach Harbaugh @CoachJim4UM

In my experience of participating in interviews, I've found it takes 2 to produce a clunker! I'll take 50% responsibility 4 this clunker.

Awkward! Jim Harbaugh on the Herd

Missing: Jim Harbaugh's trademark intensity. Scene of the crime: A visit to the Herd. Said Colin, with his hands in the air: "I've been in the business 10 years folks, and that was a clunker."


Previewing Wimbledon Day 4

Patrick McEnroe looks at the biggest matches of Day 4 at Wimbledon, which includes Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer.


Tom Haberstroh: Kevin Love wants wins

"Looking at the Lakers and looking at the Knicks -- that's not where they are yet. They're years away from contending for championships. ... This is really big news, because [the Cavs] need to get that talent to maintain their championship contention."