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3hJordan 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.

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Cabrera launches 451-foot shot (0:24)
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Butler: 'I let people think what they want to think' (1:33)
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Willis wins his first game, celebrates like he won title (0:35)
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Marcus Willis: Fed match was a complete blur (0:28)
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Should the Knicks make a play for DeMarcus Cousins? (1:24)
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270-pound Penn State football player the next 'Jumpman?' (3:03)
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Shaq has three schools in mind for son (1:48)
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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.

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Candace Parker shares emotional moment with Holly Rowe (1:12)
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Lenny Dykstra: 'I like to win before the game starts or I don't play' (0:44)
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Phelps: 'I didn't feel good the whole race' (2:12)
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Is a banana boat super team realistic to imagine? (1:53)
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16hRubén 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.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler was a guest on The Jump today. He discussed his reaction to the Derrick Rose trade, saying in part: "I can't say that I was surprised but I knew that it had to be one of us to tell you the truth."

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Shaq has three schools in mind for son
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ESPN's Myron Medcalf says Shaquille O'Neal wants a coach who will be tough on his son, Shareef -- and yes, one of the schools in play is his alma mater.

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Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Some Andrew Luck contract details: -$32 million signing bonus -$12 million 2016 salary -$3 million 2017 roster bonus, fully guaranteed at signing. -So, a total of $47 million guaranteed at signing and $44 million cash paid out in 2016. -$40 million more guaranteed against injury. Of that, $13M becomes guaranteed in March 2017, $21M more in March 2018 and $6M more in March 2019. -Luck will make $75 million in the first three years of the deal.

'I let people think what they want to think'
NBA 

Jimmy Butler acknowledges as the best player he needs to lead the Bulls and reacts to an article on the team's website criticizing him.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Donatas Motiejunas, a restricted free agent, told ESPN he's willing to return to the Rockets. Houston is the first team he plans to meet with on July 1.

Butler on Rose trade: 'Had to be one of us'
NBA 

Jimmy Butler says he was notified before the Derrick Rose trade and that they had a good relationship despite Butler being pointed at as the reason for the trade.

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Andrew Luck's 6-year deal is big time
NFL 

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the deal is worth $87M in guaranteed money, which is $22M more guaranteed than any other player (Eli Manning and Philip Rivers each have $65M guaranteed in their current contracts).

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Wayne Drehs ESPN Senior Writer 

Have spent the week sharing the #SwimTrials16 media hotel with the Chanticleers, who will go for the NCAA baseball championship tonight in Omaha. Very curious what the hotel might look like later tonight should Cinderella's slipper fit one more time.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik is all about marketing his team. Without Steven Stamkos, who is the face of the franchise, it would have been difficult to do that, but now that the captain is staying, Vinik has no worries.

Orioles continue scorching month
MLB 

Mark Trumbo's home run in the fourth inning was the 55th by the Orioles this month. That ties the 1996 Athletics for the most homers ever in a June. The most homers in any month is 58 by the 1987 Orioles and the 1999 Mariners. Follow live

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Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Irsay said there was no doubt Luck would be highest paid player despite his disappointing 2015 season: "You look at the total body of work." Luck led Colts to the playoffs in his first three seasons

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Irsay said this is a deal (6 years, $140 million) that Andrew Luck deserved

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

After missing the final month of the regular season, along with every game but one during the postseason due to a blood clot near his collarbone, once Steven Stamkos played Game 7 of the conference finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins, that was a true indication he wanted to stay in Tampa.

NHL 

Billy Hamilton injury allows inside-the-parker
MLB 

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

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Stamkos staying in Tampa Bay
NHL 

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
NFL 

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

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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!!!