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Pelicans not pausing to make Davis NBA's richest

New Orleans and Anthony Davis, on the first day possible, have agreed to a mammoth contract that is expected to become the league's most lucrative.

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Sources: Leonard agrees to max deal with Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs have agreed in principle to a maximum contract extension with free agent forward Kawhi Leonard moments into free agency, sources told ESPN.com.

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Lakers set for sitdown with Love, sources say

The Lakers will meet with free agent Kevin Love later this week, according to league sources. One source said the Lakers have heard Love is likely to re-sign with the Cavs but still want to meet.

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Sources: Mavs talk with Jordan, Matthews in L.A.

The Dallas Mavericks met with Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews as free agency opened at midnight ET Wednesday, according to league sources.

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Report: Angels' Pujols, Scioscia and GM at odds

Angels manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto are at odds over on-field strategy and the use, or lack thereof, of scouting reports and advanced metrics, according to a report.

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Ridnour enters pantheon of oft-traded athletes

Luke Ridnour's head must be spinning after he was traded four times in a week. Here's a look at some other notable athletes who know all too well that sometimes it's better to rent than buy.

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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).

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Sacramento a royal fit for Rondo?
NBA 

The Kings have requested a meeting with Rajon Rondo, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Sources told ESPN's Marc Stein that Rondo, no matter where he ends up, is likely to sign a one-year deal. The Kings have by far showed the most early interest in Rondo, with sources saying that Rudy Gay has been one of the loudest voices in the organization trying to lure Rondo to Sacramento.

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Pierce comfortable in D.C.?
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Sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the Wizards are increasingly optimistic about their chances of re-signing Paul Pierce despite interest from Pierce's hometown Clippers. Pierce and the Wizards opened negotiations shortly after midnight.

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Solo outwits Sasic on penalty shot
Women's World Cup 

Julie Foudy on Germany's first missed penalty kick in the Women's World Cup: "[Hope Solo] for sure iced [Celia] Sasic. And then Sasic, you could see her, she didn't want to look at Hope Solo, and we were all like, 'She just got in her head!' And she misses it."

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Rockies sneak past A's in Oakland
MLB 

Charlie Blackmon had an RBI single, Jorge De La Rosa pitched 7 shutout innings, and Nolan Arenado extended his MLB-leading hit streak to a career-high 17 games in the 2-1 win.

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Dodgers jump in front in extras

It took just 2 pitches in the 10th, but the Dodgers are back on top. Howie Kendrick drove a 1-0 pitch from D-backs reliever David Hernandez over the right-field wall to put L.A. up 4-3. Follow live

Markgraf: Best of U.S. in past five years
Women's World Cup 

Said Kate Markgraf: "Jill Eliss is MVP of this game. Of course, some inspired performances [by the USWNT] because they were put in a situation in a formation where they all felt comfortable."

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Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Rockets coach Kevin McHale reached out to RFA Pat Beverley tonight and the Mavericks as well as some other teams have interest.

Jorge De La Rosa sharp in Rockies' win
MLB 

The lefty struck out 4 over 7 scoreless innings and Colorado scratched out 2 runs in a 2-1 win over the A's. Despite the Rockies' struggles, De La Rosa improved his record to 5-3 on the season. Box score

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Anthony Davis gets handsome extension
NBA 

The Pelicans and Anthony Davis have agreed to terms on a mammoth contract extension that should become the league's richest when it goes into effect. Sources told ESPN.com that the deal is a five-year extension estimated at nearly $145 million. Story

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Long ball propels Angels past Yankees
MLB 

Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar launched back-to-back homers, and New York was held to just 2 hits in a 2-1 Angels home win.

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Montgomery tosses 1-hit shutout
MLB 

Mariners rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery took a no-hitter into the 7th, but ultimately settled for his 2nd straight complete-game shutout in the 5-0 win over the Padres.

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Says at least one source close to talks on expected 3/60M deal for Brook Lopez and 4/50M deal for Thad Young: "Consider them done deals"

Revamped U.S. steps up against Germany
Women's World Cup 

Graham Hays: "It was as taut as a game on this stage should be between the top two teams in the world. But the United States, which has been telling us for weeks that it simply knows how to come through in the big moments, did exactly that." Three observations

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Women's World Cup 

Blazers sign Aminu to $30M
NBA 

Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to terms on a four-year, $30 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, a source told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne. Story

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Al-Farouq Aminu @farouq1

Headed to Portland with my guy Neil Olshey, who believed in me since day one. Much love Rip city here I come

Kawhi agrees to return to Spurs

San Antonio has agreed to a five-year, $90 million deal with Kawhi Leonard, sources tell ESPN. The Spurs will likely wait to actually sign the contract so they can free up cap space to chase other free agents, including LaMarcus Aldridge, sources tell ESPN. Story

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Twins run past Reds
MLB 

Minnesota's bats went wild on "Zoo Night" at Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark. The Twins turned 15 hits into 8 runs, including a solo HR by Torii Hunter, in the 8-5 victory.

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Solo HRs enough for Angels in win
MLB 

Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar hit consecutive homers off Yankees starter Ivan Nova in the 6th, and rookie Andrew Heaney (7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 7 K's) made it stand up in a 2-1 win in L.A. Box score

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David Schoenfield @dschoenfield

Those eight: Cliff Lee (3 in 2011), Montgomery, Scherzer, Porcello (2014), Martin Perez (2014), Hamels (2012), Johan (2012), Holland (2011).