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3hTony Blengino

Blengino: Machado ready for liftoff

Manny Machado, just 22 years old, is already a special defensive player. Now he's in the early stages of taking his offense to elite levels, too.

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2hRamona Shelburne

Wade forgoes option with Heat, will be free agent

Dwyane Wade, a perennial All-Star and three-time NBA champion, has decided to not pick up his option with the Miami Heat for next year, announcing his decision through a representative.

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3hDan Rafael

De La Hoya: 'I have decided to stay retired'

After Oscar De La Hoya told ESPN.com last week that he was strongly considering a comeback after nearly seven years in retirement, the Golden Boy said Monday he will not return to the ring.

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Brief history of strange kicker/punter moments

Steve Weatherford isn't the first punter or kicker to draw attention for something besides booting footballs. We revisit the "idiot kicker," the ax mishap and other kicking fraternity weirdness.

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Olbermann: Video replay is killing baseball (6:05)
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Russell honored to play with Kobe (1:27)
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7hCharley Rosen

The Phil Files: The battle ahead

In Part 1 of our series looking back at Phil Jackson's debut season as Knicks president, the Zen Master prepares for battle at training camp at West Point.

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Which athletic achievements deserve an ESPY?

Your vote decides who will take home the ESPY for Best Male and Female Athlete, Best Play and so much more. The results will air on the 2015 ESPYS on July 15 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Phillies take early lead on error, balk
MLB 

Philadelphia will take runs any way it can. In this case, it scored twice in the first on a throwing error from Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and a balk on starter Jimmy Nelson. Follow live

MLB 

Nance: 'Terrified' of Kobe's reaction
NBA 

"I was nervous to send [Kobe Bryant] a long message and then just get an 'Okay,' or not a response at all. I'm just so, so glad he handled that in the manner he did. I still could be up here with a stomach in my knot, or a knot in my stomach. But he did a terrific job and I can't thank him enough for forgiving me." He's 'Mr. Bryant' to me

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NBA 

Chile meets Peru in Copa América semis
Soccer 

Following its controversial quarterfinal victory, tournament host Chile seeks its first final appearance since 1987 when it faces neighboring Peru. According to ESPN’s Soccer Power Index, Chile is an 89% favorite to advance. Follow live

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Soccer 

Rangers run themselves out of 1st inning

Texas had two baserunners in the first against the Orioles, but both were wiped out on the bases, as Rougned Odor was picked off first, and Shin-Soo Choo was caught stealing. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Mike Leake a strong fantasy option

Eric Karabell on the Reds' pitcher: "I’m not saying he’s an ace, but on Monday he kind of is one of the aces of the day against a Twins team that’s struggling to score runs."

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Heart of Red Sox order could have big night
MLB 

David Ortiz has 3 HRs in 25 at-bats against R.A. Dickey, and Pablo Sandoval with Pablo Sandoval and Mike Napoli each hitting .318 versus the knuckleballer. They'll hit 4-5-6 for Boston tonight. Lineup notes

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MLB 

Michael Sam rejoins CFL's Alouettes
NFL 

The defensive lineman left the team on June 12, citing personal reasons, and missed the season opener last week. However, Sam said there was no doubt he would return to the team. He got a warm welcome back from teammates when he addressed them Sunday.

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NFL 

Stanton has surgery, out 4-6 weeks

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton officially had surgery Sunday on his fractured left wrist that he suffered Friday. The team said he would miss 4-6 weeks. Stanton currently leads the majors with 27 HRs and 67 RBIs.

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Of course Odell Beckham can pitch, too

Solid form, impressive velocity AND he adds some late tail on this heater. What can't OBJ do?

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Wawrinka: Body issue a 'big challenge'
Tennis 

Stan Wawrinka explains why he posed for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, improvements in his game and why he doesn't consider himself one of the "Big Four."

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Tennis 

Mag Body Issue: Stan Wawrinka
Tennis 

Wawrinka worked hard to get his body into top form, and it helped him beat Novak Djokovic in this year's French Open. “My body is for my tennis, it’s for my sport." The Body Issue will be released July 6. Stan the man

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Tennis 

Comparing Russell Wilson's salary
NFL 

The average cash value of the Seahawks QB's current contract ($749K) is less than backups Charlie Whitehurst, Matt Moore and Blaine Gabbert, and far less than fellow SB winners Tom Brady ($12.0M) and Eli Manning ($16.3M).

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NFL 

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Only top-10 picks in last 25 yrs to win multiple NBA titles w/ team that drafted them: Dwyane Wade, Tim Duncan and... Andrew Bynum.

Jones back in lineup for O's tonight

Adam Jones has played just once since June 20, but he's hitting third tonight as Baltimore hosts the Rangers. The O's haven't really missed a beat without him, as they've won seven of their last eight games. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Pressure on Chile
Copa America 

The Copa America hosts are one win away from reaching the final, but to get there they'll have to find a way past Peru's strong attacking tonight (7:30 p.m. ET). Keys for Chile

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Copa America 

McGregor confident about UFC 189

UFC featherweight title challenger Conor McGregor on his fight against Jose Aldo at UFC 189: "Four minutes into the 1st round he will be KO'd."

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Lidstrom leads Hockey HOF Class of 2015
NHL 

This year's Hockey Hall of Fame class: Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Phil Housley, Chris Pronger, Angela Ruggiero plus Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos in the builders category. They will officially be inducted on November 9. 7 elected

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NHL 

Healthy Pujols a productive Pujols
MLB 

Baseball Tonight analyst Eric Wedge says a major reason for Albert Pujols' surge is that he's been able to produce more torque from the lower half of his body.

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MLB 

Magic finalize Hezonja buyout
NBA 

The Magic announced they've finalized the buyout of Mario Hezonja's contract with FC Barcelona, clearing the way for the No. 5 pick in the draft to come to the NBA this season.

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NBA 

Noisy neighbors face off
Copa America 

Peru and Chile meet in tonight's Copa America semifinal (7:30 p.m. ET) amid a backdrop of tension and accusations, writes ESPNFC's Gab Marcotti. What's at stake

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Copa America