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Serena drops first set, rallies into semifinals

Serena Williams is still on track for a true Grand Slam as the five-time Wimbledon champion rallied to beat Victoria Azarenka on Centre Court to reach the semifinals.

Djokovic survives five-set test from Anderson (1:21)
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Doolittle: Ranking big men FA signings

With the NBA's annual moratorium taking effect last week, big men have dominated free agency. Bradford Doolittle ranks the free-agent signings of the top four bigs by their expected impact.

Did A-Rod get snubbed? (1:26)
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2015 ESPYS: Vote for best team

The six teams nominated for 2015 ESPY for Best Team posted dramatic wins, upsets and amazing championship seasons. But who was the best of the best? Vote now!

Athletes as fans: Giancarlo Stanton (0:31)
Austin Dillon: It was a wild wreck (3:17)
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Reid: Kyle Shanahan in his best role yet

New Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has quietly worked wonders with marginal QBs. Now he gets Matt Ryan as he auditions to be a head coach.

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Looking ahead: Gonzaga Bulldogs

Gonzaga will be good. Gonzaga is always good. The Bulldogs are in position to make a deep tournament run, but then, that's nothing new.


Olney: Top 5 All-Star 'omissions'

ESPN's Buster Olney doesn't like the word "snub" but Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw and Twins 2B Brian Dozier are two players he would have liked to see make the All-Star team. The other three (Insider)

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Pop & Timmy: Power couple

Want to know why free agents are so desperate to play for Gregg Popovich? This Marc Stein throwback piece examines his magic. Father-son relationship

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Donovan McNabb arrested in June DUI

The former NFL QB was arrested just before midnight June 28 after rear-ending a car at a stoplight in Gilbert, Ariz., according to a Gilbert Police Department statement. It didn't specify what his BAC was, but he was taken to a holding facility before being cited and released. Story

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Victoria Azarenka: Let the grunters be

"I was practicing next to [Rafael] Nadal, and he grunts louder than me, and nobody noticed that. ... I think maybe it's time to just put it aside and not talk about it all the time because this is not what is important when there are two players playing on the Centre Court. We got to look a little bit past that and see [that] Serena played 24 aces."

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'Athletes come in all shapes and sizes'

USA Track & Field hammer thrower Amanda Bingson says, "I like everything about my body." Body Issue Q&A

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Moore uncharacteristically wild

The Rays' Matt Moore hit the Royals' Drew Butera and Alex Gordon both in the 2nd inning. It's the first time Moore has hit 2 batters in a game, and, entering today, he had only hit 11 batters in his 62-start career. Follow live


Matt Moore struggles through 2nd

In just his 2nd start of the season, the Rays LHP gave up 3 runs on 2 hits vs. the Royals. With 2 outs and a runner on, Moore had a HBP, BB, HBP and then gave up a 2-run single before getting the 3rd out. Follow live


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It's a one-year minimum deal for Villanueva, who won a lot of admirers in Dallas in his first season as a Mav

Charlie Villanueva returning to Mavs

The Mavericks forward wrote a blog post announcing his return, saying: "Good news Dallas fans! I'm ecstatic to announce that I will be returning back to a Mavericks uniform this upcoming season."

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Bonner blames iPhone for wonky elbow

Matt Bonner on his 3-point shooting dip last season: “Everybody is going to find this hilarious, but ... when the new iPhone came out it was way bigger than the last one ... you have to stretch further to hit the buttons, and I honestly think that’s how I ended up developing [tennis elbow].” (via Concord Monitor)

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Role-playing bigs still available

ESPN's Chris Broussard told SportsCenter if you're not shopping for a superstar, you can still fill some needs in free agency. Players like Amar'e Stoudemire, Carlos Boozer and Josh Smith are still available.


No mercy for Micronesia

How does this even happen? Micronesia's three-game humiliation in the Pacific Games concluded with a 46-0 loss to Vanuatu. Yes, in soccer. You have to see it to believe it.


Ian O'Connor: A-Rod snub no big deal

"I don’t really have a huge problem with it because ultimately at end of the day, Alex Rodriguez being in a 15th All-Star Game is not going to help in him long-term nearly as much as, say, winning a ring with the Yankees without Derek Jeter, without using PEDs -- assuming he’s not using them anymore.” (via Mike & Mike)

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Serena Williams' report card

Williams was a winner in every which way in a three-set quarterfinal victory over Victoria Azarenka and could not be any more prepared to go after Grand Slam No. 21. Grades

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Herm: 'We're a collection of our choices'

Herm Edwards told SportsCenter that dismissed FSU QB De'Andre Johnson allegedly striking a woman is "something we can not tolerate and should not tolerate."