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Best, worst and craziest from Day 1 of NBA free agency

Kevin Pelton provides team-by-team analysis of every major and minor deal from Day 1. Who improved? What silly-looking money was actually silly? And what is still to come?

Windhorst: Lakers have hit 'rock-bottom' (2:14)
Play of the day: Robson-Kanu channels inner Cruyff (0:57)
Serena takes it out on the racket ... and cameraman (0:18)
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The delicate balance of NBA team building

The Mavs and Knicks are learning how quickly the free-agency period can fill a team with positive hope but also create uncertainty about the future.

Ortiz hits 522nd career homer, moves into 19th place alone (0:32)
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Top international prospects and where they're likely to sign

Keith Law and Christopher Crawford rank the top teenage talents expected to sign after the international signing period begins this weekend, including highly touted Venezuelan Kevin Maitan.

Santana's home run finally breaks 19th inning tie (0:27)
Former NBA star Stephon Marbury's shoe only cost $14.98 (11:35)
Goins' warmup pitch just a bit outside (0:16)
NBA contracts don't make sense (1:00)
Bolt withdraws from Jamaica's National Senior Championships (0:47)
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    Woman walks topless to Washington

    Paulette Leaphart, who was featured in Beyonce's "Lemonade" video, completed a walk from Biloxi, Mississippi, to Washington to meet with Congress and advance the conversation about cancer.


Broussard: Durant 'connected' with Clips

Chris Broussard says free agent Kevin Durant "loved the direction and vision" the Clippers presented for the direction of the franchise in their meeting on Friday.


Best, worst and craziest moves

Day 1 of NBA free agency was a busy one. Check out our analysis of every major and minor deal. Complete breakdown (Insider)

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Ortiz moves up all-time home run list

David Ortiz's fifth-inning solo homer pushed him past Ted Williams, Frank Thomas and Willie McCovey and into 19th place on the all-time home run list.


Jake Arrieta in the Body Issue

"My flexibility is probably my No. 1 asset. Three years ago, the splits was something I told myself I was going to be able to do by the end of that offseason; it took me two years to actually do it." Able to be himself

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Lochte cherishes racing against Phelps

Ryan Lochte says there isn't any bitterness or jealousy between he and Michael Phelps. He appreciates the competition and says it brings out the best in both of them. A great rivalry

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Wales pulls off improbable victory

Wales -- fighting, emergent, together -- are in the Euro semifinals. How'd they do it? Sometimes there is no explanation. Call it amazing

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Euro 2016: Wales shocks Belgium

Relive the most enticing moments from Wales' remarkable comeback win over star-studded Belgium in their quarterfinal matchup.


Call it crazy, crazy money

NBA teams were handing out a lot of money to lesser-known players as free agency began, and some NFL stars such as DeAngelo Williams had things to say about it. Twitter reaction

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Lakers have hit 'rock bottom'

Harsh words from Brian Windhorst, who says Los Angeles appears to be acting like a small-market team.


Wimbledon racket rage

Serena Williams and Viktor Troicki are the latest tennis stars showing off-court frustration, but they aren't alone in some of the biggest outbursts in tennis history.


25-shot rally worth a watch

This insane rally went to Christina McHale -- but Serena Williams got the last laugh, winning the second-round match in three sets.


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Kevin Durant was reportedly "blown away" by Clippers' presentation, will meet with Spurs and Celtics tomorrow: es.pn/297dEdr

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

If Dwyane Wade leaves Miami so Heat can pay Hassan Whiteside, that's a ton of pressure on a guy going from minimum to max who took his winding path to the NBA.

Stein: Wade, Heat don't see eye-to-eye

Dwyane Wade, who is looking to make $20 million per season, "has been forced into this position" by the Heat to look elsewhere.


Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Al Horford had a long day of meetings in Atlanta today with Celtics, Wiz, Rockets and a mystery team.


Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Hawks have yet to offer the full max to Al Horford, per sources.


Bonnie D. Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

Baby Boomer Phelps and his mom, Nicole Johnson, greet Michael Phelps' longtime friend and training partner Allison Schmitt after Friday night's session of the U.S. Olympic swim trials. "Aunt Schmitty" has qualified for both freestyle relays in Rio.

Olympic Sports 

Will Tiger play competitively in 2016?

Jason Sobel looks ahead to which tournament Tiger Woods might play in over the next few months.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks' deal with Joakim Noah has an average value of $18 million but likely starts below that. The specific structure of the contract is unclear at this point but it likely leaves New York with at least $12 million in available cap space. The club told people earlier Friday that they anticipate having approximately $11 million available for the shooting guard position, according to sources. The Knicks have a $2.7 million qualifying offer committed to Langston Galloway and a cap hold of a little over $2 million for Lance Thomas. They also have a cap hold for Derrick Williams, but it would be a surprise if Williams wasn't renounced. Courtney Lee and Eric Gordon remain top priorities for the club at the shooting guard position.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks guard Kent Bazemore staying with Atlanta and turned down two offers from Houston and the Los Angeles Lakers according to a source. The source confirmed a NBA.com report that Bazemore declined a four-year $72 million deal from the Rockets and Lakers.