Ian Walton/Getty Images

Nadal knocked out of Wimbledon by qualifier

Rafael Nadal lost in four sets Thursday to German qualifier Dustin Brown. It was Nadal's fourth straight loss at Wimbledon to a player ranked over 100 in the world (live on ESPN & WatchESPN).

Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports

Jets' Richardson suspended four games by NFL

The NFL suspended New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson for the first four games of the season on Thursday for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

Tiger off to a good start at Greenbrier Classic (1:51)
Wade, Heat continue to talk (1:02)
Carlos Carrasco discusses impressive start (2:38)


Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Suspension Thursday: Cowboys' Rolando McClain also suspended four games for violating substance abuse policy, via NFL.

Rolando McClain suspended 4 games

The Cowboys LB violated the NFL's substance-abuse program and will be eligible to return following Dallas' Oct. 4 game against the Saints. McClain can participate in all offseason practices and preseason games.

Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports

George Springer headed to the DL

The Astros OF has been placed on the 15-day DL with a broken right wrist after being hit with a 95 mph fastball Wednesday. He's hitting .264 with 13 HRs and 29 RBIs on the season.


Tiger Woods ends with 3 straight birdies

"It was a pretty good day. And I feel like I left a lot of opportunities out there, too."


ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Rafael Nadal loses to Dustin Brown in 4 sets. Brown: 2-0 lifetime vs Nadal, 1 of 2 players to be undefeated vs Nadal with at least 2 wins.

Wimbledon stunner: Nadal done

Rafael Nadal had never lost to a qualifier in a Grand Slam, but Dustin Brown ousted him in four sets today in Wimbledon's second round. It was Brown's third career win against a top 10 player.


Ellis reaches deal with Pacers

Chris Broussard calls Monta Ellis joining Indiana a "great fit," especially when you consider he can team with Paul George.


Nadal on brink of Wimbledon elimination

Dustin Brown has a winning record against Rafael Nadal, and is looking to add to it. The German has a 2-1 set lead, and is leading 5-3 in the fourth set of their second round Wimbledon match. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Bullpen catcher noms 18 cheesesteaks

Brewers bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel set a Citizens Bank Park record Wednesday by eating 18 cheesesteaks over a 3-game period. He can further add to his "accomplishment" -- he needs to devour just one more to set the 4-game record. We'll just let you digest that.


Angler goes 1-on-1 with giant shark

This fisherman hooked an impressive shark, but then it capsized his boat. After swimming to safety, he proceeded to catch the shark. Because why not?

Chew On This/YouTube

Thursday's NBA free agent news

  • Monta Ellis: Agrees with Pacers on 4-year deal worth $44M with an option after Year 3 (via Marc Stein and Chris Broussard)
  • Greg Monroe: Agrees with Bucks (via ESPN and media reports) on 3-year max deal with player option (via Chris Broussard).
Free-agency tracker

Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports

Single and like Kentucky hoops?

The internet has you covered. If you must only date within Big Blue Nation, there's now a website for you. Louisville fans need not apply

Ross Dettman for ESPN

American Pharoah stud fees skyrocket

The Triple Crown horse's owner, Ahmed Zayat, told ESPN's Darren Rovell interest in his breeding has been so great that the owner of the stallion's rights is thinking of charging near historic prices for a 1st-year stallion. "It's their decision and not mine, but the talk is that the stallion fee is likely to open at north of $200,000," Zayat said.

AP Photo/Peter Morgan

Free agents on the move in the NBA

If you felt like too many players remained with their own teams on the first day of free agency, today's action saw plenty of movement.