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20hNBA Experts

5-on-5: Ranking top NBA free agents and fits

NBA free agency is almost here. With a huge salary-cap jump expected, who are the top available players this year? Can the Cavs add a piece for a second title run? Our NBA experts go 5-on-5.

Martin Laksman
15hESPN FC

How to Take a Penalty

Getting a penalty in soccer might seem like a surefire way to score a goal, but there's an art to it that is often missed. Those who ignore it from 12 yards out are doomed to miss. Check out our guide to understanding the mysterious ways of the spot kick.

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Michael Chandler claims title with one-punch KO (0:49)
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Manziel lawyer, dad worried about QB's drug use

A text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press shows that Johnny Manziel's lawyer is seeking a plea deal in his domestic violence case and has concerns about his ability to stay sober.

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D-backs rob Rockies of walk-off dramatics (0:39)
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Rose to Chicago: 'Thank you' for trading me (0:18)
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11hCalvin Watkins

The offseason of James Harden begins today

After a difficult season, Rockets star James Harden is determined to rebuild a winner in Houston -- no matter what (and who) it takes.

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'The Dikembe Mutombo song' will make your day (2:25)
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Mitrione takes a hit but finishes Seumanutafa (0:57)
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Baez dives, flips and sticks the landing... in the stands (0:40)
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9hKen Woolums, ESPN Stats & Information

Indians proving that Cleveland rocks

The Cavaliers won the NBA title and now the Indians can't lose. We look at their recent streak and their season outlook.

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Nichols: NBA must address one-and-done (2:17)
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USA Basketball: Rio Olympics coverage

Many of the NBA's best are headed to Rio in search of a third straight gold medal. As Coach K & Co. take on the world, we're tracking all things Team USA hoops.

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Boogie's Twitter game is on point (1:06)
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18hZach Lowe

Who really won the Ibaka-Oladipo trade?

Everyone thinks Oklahoma City fleeced the Magic by trading Serge Ibaka for a former No. 2 pick in Victor Oladipo, but don't pass judgment just yet.

Robb Harskamp
17hBill Barnwell

Sports Misery Index: Cleveland passes its crown

Now that the Cavs have won a championship, which city replaces Cleveland as the most tortured? Bill Barnwell unveils his Misery Index to determine the fan base that has suffered the most.

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Mom drops off Eli Apple for first day of practice (0:33)
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13hDavid Faitelson

CONMEBOL way above CONCACAF

A major takeaway from the 2016 Copa America Centenario is the resumed dominance of CONMEBOL over the CONCACAF participants, writes David Faitelson.

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Manziel's dad: No secret Johnny's a druggie
NFL 

Paul Manziel opened up to ESPN's Josina Anderson. "Don't know what to say other than my son is a druggie and he needs help. He just hasn't [sought] it yet. Hopefully he doesn't die before he comes to his senses." 'If I have to bury him, I'll bury him

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NFL 

Manziel's father: Hope Johnny goes to jail
NFL 

Josina Anderson joined SportsCenter to provide insight into how Johnny Manziel's parents are dealing with their son's condition with drugs and alcohol.

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

The world's top player, Novak Djokovic, is getting some reps in with coach Boris Becker watching closely. Djokovic is seeking his fifth straight Grand Slam title. #wimbledon

Tennis 

Road to Euro 2016 knockout stage
Soccer 

The Euros knockout stage has a loaded bottom half of the bracket that includes five teams that have won a combined 11 World Cups and nine Euro titles. How did we get here?

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Willie Weinbaum ESPN 

Roger Federer in pre-Wimbledon news conference says he was "very, very sad" when he had to undergo knee surgery. He declined to give specifics about the operation other than that it was for a torn meniscus and was a success.

Tennis 

Mookie Betts knows drama
MLB 

Down to his team's last out, Betts crushed a 98-mph fastball for a two-run home run to tie the game for the Red Sox in the ninth.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

More on Jackie Bradley Jr. calling Mookie Betts' shot: "I hate to take a lot of credit," Bradley said, "but I called it. In that situation, it was big. It was a big swing from a big-time player. You have 'The Playmaker' at the plate. It was just something that I was feeling." If the ball hadn't gone over the fence, "I would have probably cried," Betts said.

Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

The balls are flying. Practice courts (and the view from my flat). #wimbledon

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He gon' cry in the car
MLB 

Tampa Bay's Desmond Jennings and Taylor Motter both rob Baltimore of home runs, causing Adam Jones to sarcastically sob.

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Baez dives into stands for absurd grab
MLB 

If the Chicago Bears are looking for an extra wide receiver, they might want to contact Javier Baez after the baseball season is over.

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KD to meet with Warriors, Spurs, Thunder
NBA 

Marc Stein provides an update on Kevin Durant's free- agent status, with the Warriors, Spurs and Thunder setting up meetings. Stein believes the Thunder have a great shot to keep him, but they still have to make their pitch.

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New day, new number for D Rose
NBA 

Derrick Rose hopes to regain his rhythm and bring a little bit of Chicago to the Knicks by changing his jersey number to 25.

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Matthews excited to be drafted No. 1
NHL Draft 

Auston Matthews discusses the excitement of being drafted No. 1 overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs. "A lot of sacrifices for me to get to this point ... I believe I can be a franchise centerman."

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2016 NHL draft tracker
NHL Draft 

The 2016 NHL draft saw a record 12 Americans get drafted in the first round. Keep track of all the selections here. NHL draft picks by round

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NHL Draft 

Michael Chandler wins title with vicious KO

One-punch knockout. Lightweight title claimed. Goodnight.

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Rose to Chicago: Thank you for trading me
NBA 

Newly acquired Knick Derrick Rose tosses some shade to the Chicago Bulls by thanking them for sending him to New York.

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Davis saves the day with incredible catch
MLB 

Rajai Davis bobbled the ball at the warning track, somehow hung onto it for the out, then sent it back to the infield for the game-ending double play.

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Taillon's spikes get in the way
MLB 

Pittsburgh pitcher Jameson Taillon tripped on his own spikes and fell off the mound, getting called for a balk and giving up a run. Not ideal.

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'The Dikembe Mutombo Song'

Did Jimmy Kimmel Live! just drop the song of the summer?

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Euro 2016: Top matches to watch
Soccer 

With the knockout stage promising suspense ahead, the ESPN FC crew analyze what matches to look out for.

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Soccer 

Euro 2016: Biggest Surprises
Soccer 

In case you missed it, the ESPN FC crew review which teams have risen above and delivered on the field despite low overall expectations.

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Sparks get revenge, hand Lynx first loss

After suffering their first defeat of the season to the Lynx earlier in the week, the Sparks turn the tables ending Minnesota's perfect start with a 94-76 win.

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Taurasi makes history in Mercury's win

Diana Taurasi scores 27 points, becoming the fastest player in WNBA history to reach the 7,000 point plateau, in the Mercury's 91-79 win over the Mystics.

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