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Follow live: Nadal on the ropes at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal lost the third set Thursday to qualifier Dustin Brown and must rally to join Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the third round at Wimbledon (live on ESPN & WatchESPN)?

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Redskin rants over inequity of NBA, NFL deals

The guaranteed money handed out during NBA free agency prompted Washington Redskins safety Duke Ihenacho to take jabs at what NFL players receive in comparison.

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Single and like Kentucky hoops?

The internet has you covered. If you must only date within Big Blue Nation, there's now a website for you. Louisville fans need not apply

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American Pharoah stud fees skyrocket

The Triple Crown horse's owner, Ahmed Zayat, told ESPN's Darren Rovell interest in his breeding has been so great that the owner of the stallion's rights is thinking of charging near historic prices for a 1st-year stallion. "It's their decision and not mine, but the talk is that the stallion fee is likely to open at north of $200,000," Zayat said.

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Free agents on the move in the NBA
NBA 

If you felt like too many players remained with their own teams on the first day of free agency, today's action saw plenty of movement.

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Sheldon Richardson suspended 4 games

The Jets DT violated the NFL's substance-abuse program. Coach Todd Bowles called the ban "disappointing," and Richardson apologized: "While I won't be there at the start of the regular season, I will do whatever I can to support my teammates until I'm able to return to the field."

Wilson would clean up with no cap
NFL 

Imagine the kind of contracts Russell Wilson and Dez Bryant could command if there was no salary cap in the NFL. Kevin Seifert did the math. Staggering numbers

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Jose Fernandez calls it a day
MLB 

And quite a day it was. In his first start since Tommy John surgery, the Marlins RHP gave up 3 runs through 6 innings to exit with a 5-3 lead over the Giants. Bonus: Fernandez hit his second career HR, too. Follow live

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Duncan returning for another season
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Spurs big man Tim Duncan told the San Antonio Express-News: "I'll be on the court next year." It'll be Duncan's 19th season in the NBA, all with San Antonio.

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Matt Cain exits game trailing
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In his first start of the season, the Giants RHP gave up 5 ER -- including 2 HRs -- through 5 innings vs. Jose Fernandez and the Marlins. Miami leads 5-3 after 6. Follow live

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OTD: Spahn, Marichal go 16 innings
MLB 

On this date in 1963, the Braves' Warren Spahn and the Giants' Juan Marichal had a pitching duel for the ages, each going the distance in a 16-inning game. It was Spahn who eventually faltered, but cut him some slack -- it was none other than Willie Mays with the walk-off home run to win, 1-0.

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

DeAndre Jordan is in the midst of getting a face-to-face pitch from Phil Jackson and the rest of the Knicks' contingent as we speak

Braxton Miller returning to Buckeyes
College Football 

The QB has affirmed his plans to stay at Ohio State, a source close to Miller told ESPN's Joe Schad today. Miller missed all of last season with a shoulder injury.

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College Football 

Federer 'as determined as ever' for title
Tennis 

Roger Federer believes it's "possible" for him to win Wimbledon this year: "But then again, many players are playing well. You know, Andy [Murray] is playing better than he was last year. The younger guys have gained a year of experience on the grass. Clearly it's not going to get easier."

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Ellis can score, but not an All-Star
NBA 

Monta Ellis, who's headed to Indiana on a 4-year deal, has a career scoring average of 19.3 PPG. That's the second-highest in NBA history among players who've never been named to an All-Star team, behind only John Williamson (20.1 PPG).

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Fox: Jets need a CEO-type QB
NFL 

Geno Smith announced plans to hold workouts for his receivers and ESPN's Ashley Fox approves: "I think it's vitally important. It's great that he has gone to Chicago, where Brandon Marshall is."

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