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2hJordan Brenner

Inside the tale of Sam Hinkie's controversial process and his ultimate fall

After three years of silence, former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie finally opens up. With Philly on the brink of a basketball renaissance, this is the story of his efforts -- and his surprising departure.

1mMike Wells

Colts lock up Luck with massive long-term deal

Andrew Luck will earn $140 million over six years in his newly signed extension, Colts owner Jim Irsay said. The franchise quarterback also will take home an NFL-high $87 million in guarantees.

Willis wins his first game, celebrates like he won title (0:35)
Should the Knicks make a play for DeMarcus Cousins? (1:24)
270-pound Penn State football player the next 'Jumpman?' (3:03)
Is a banana boat super team realistic to imagine? (1:53)
Stare kid reacts to sports fails (1:24)
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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.

Candace Parker shares emotional moment with Holly Rowe (1:12)
Lenny Dykstra: 'I like to win before the game starts or I don't play' (0:44)
Phelps: 'I didn't feel good the whole race' (2:12)
15hRubén 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.


Billy Hamilton injury allows inside-the-parker

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


Stamkos staying in Tampa Bay

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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Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

Imagine if Colts were negotiating after Andrew Luck had a more typical season. A generational QB and now paid as the best

Next step for Luck is Super Bowl

Jeff Saturday says Andrew Luck's new contract puts some extra pressure on him to succeed.


Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Before today, richest guarantees were $65 million given to Eli Manning and Philip Rivers. Colts gave Andrew Luck $87 million in guarantees.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Details on Andrew Luck deal: 5-year extension (6-year deal). Just north of $139 million (a record). $87 million in guarantees (a record).

Jim Irsay @JimIrsay

$140 Million over 6 Years... Biggest Contract in NFL History... Congrats to #12!!!

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Monster trade in the NHL. Montreal sends PK Subban to Nashville Shea Weber. Two franchise defensemen changing cities. First thoughts from NHL scout: "That's a great trade for Montreal."

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Wow, what a day in the NHL. First, the Edmonton Oilers trade forward Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenseman Adam Larsson. Now, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports the Montreal Canadiens traded P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Shea Weber. Maybe we'll get Stamkos news soon.


Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

What a month for Arizona 3B Jake Lamb. Just hit one over CF fence. Nine homers in June, looks like 30-100 guy.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins acknowledged the Mets need to win on Wednesday night and avoid a sweep in D.C. He noted it would put a better taste in the team's mouth after a subpar road trip. It would mean trailing by four games instead of six games. And, Collins noted, the Mets will return home to face the Cubs for four games. And that will be no picnic.

Andrew Luck's record-breaking deal

Adam Schefter reacts to Luck's contract extension through 2021 with the Colts: "I think it will be... the most guaranteed money that we've ever seen given to quarterbacks before."


Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Tim Duncan's cap number next season will be $6.4 million (up from $5.6 million) thanks to a $750,000 bonus from San Antonio scoring 62+ wins


Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts announce that QB Andrew Luck's contract is for six years and begins with the 2016 season

Willis' Wimbledon winner

Roger Federer may have won the war, but Marcus Willis was grateful for winning a battle. Willis' reaction to winning his first game in the match says it all.


Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Rodriguez is back in the Yankees lineup against a right-handed, at least temporarily, as Carlos Beltran sits out with a hamstring injury suffered Monday night. Here's the lineup: Ellsbury cf, Gardner lf, Rodriguez DH, McCann c, Castro 2b, Gregorius ss, Headley 3b, Hicks rf, Refsnyder 1b. Tanaka pitching. Teixeira not in the lineup; we'll find out why from Joe Girardi in a few.

Seahawks Need Backup

Phil Savage says Michael Vick will be the perfect backup quarterback for Seattle: "[He's a] veteran presence behind Russell Wilson."


Kobe serves as legendary inspiration

Angels slugger Albert Pujols shares why he is inspired by the recently retired Kobe Bryant: "[He] inspired me to hopefully win as many championship rings as he did."


Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Also a neat stat regarding Tigers' Miguel Cabrera's fourth-inning home run, which was calculated at 451 feet. That's his fourth homer of 450 feet or more. According to ESPN Stats and Info, no other player in the majors has more than two homers of more than 450 feet.

Kevin Durant's dilemma

Amin Elhassan and Stephen Jackson say KD should stay with the Thunder if he wants to build a legacy -- but leave if he wants immediate championship rings.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Yankees are currently 9 games out of first place in the AL East, their largest deficit of the season; have not been closer than 5.5G out since they were 4.5G back on 4/28. Going into their third game of the series against the Rangers tonight, the Yankees have lost 5 consecutive games to Texas at Yankee Stadium dating back to 2015 (0-3 last season).