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Bryant stays humble while making history

Kris Bryant became the first MLB player to hit three home runs and two doubles in a single game. It couldn't have happened to a better guy.

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Trout has got some swing (0:34)
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15hDave McMenamin

An oral history of the swat that changed Cleveland history

Equal parts superhuman athleticism and out-of-this-world precision, LeBron James' Game 7 chase-down block was the stuff of legend. Here's what was racing through the minds of everyone involved.

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Italy top Spain to advance to quarterfinals (2:54)
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Iceland revel in England upset (0:40)
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What was the best fight in UFC history? (2:26)
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Fed's ridiculous drop shot (0:18)
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14hMike Sando

Most team-friendly contracts for all 32 NFL teams

J.J. Watt and Aaron Rodgers, who stand to earn a combined $23.1 million from their teams in 2016, are the biggest names on Mike Sando's list of players working under team-friendly contracts.

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8hPierre LeBrun

New, content Lindros happy with Hall nod

Married with children and in a new, calmer stage of his life, the previously polarizing Eric Lindros finds himself enjoying a long-debated induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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MLB's Week 12 Power Rankings

The Cubs finally showed that they are human but remained No. 1 for the 12th straight week. Still, the Giants are hot on their heels -- and could be poised to make Week 13 an unlucky one for Chicago.

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The evolution of Jake Arrieta -- and his beard

Jake Arrieta's transformation into one of baseball's top pitchers is remarkable in itself. But the Texan's shift from being clean-shaven to having an incredibly thick beard is unprecedented.

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Tougher shot, Steph's 37-footer or Kyrie's 3 to win Game 7? (1:25)
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13hBrian Windhorst

Sources: Wolves sell shares to China's Jiang

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has sold minority shares to Meyer Orbach and Lizhang Jiang, allowing Taylor to remain the controlling owner of the Wolves.

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Bryant prefers mashed over baked
MLB 

Three homers from the Cubs' Kris Bryant against the Reds on Monday night? No big deal. They just traveled a cool, combined 1,265 feet.

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MLB 

Trout pulls one out of the dirt
MLB 

Legend has it that when Mike Trout swings at the dirt, a baseball gets its wings.

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MLB 

Ro Sham Baseball!
MLB 

Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin lost his hat to Diamondbacks mascot Baxter. The only way to get it back? Throwing that rock, paper, scissors.

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MLB 

KD, what'cha doing? Where ya going?
NBA 

Tom Penn explains how the salary cap situations of the Thunder, Warriors and Spurs could affect their rosters if they were to sign Kevin Durant.

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NBA 

Winning one for the Land -- Iceland
Soccer 

Iceland's national team celebrated their unlikely victory over England with their fans.

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Team USA's starting five in Rio?
NBA 

The roster is set. The Olympics are weeks away. Who should America unleash on the world? Vote

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NBA 

Melo leads team USA
NBA 

Heading into his fourth Olympics in Rio, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony shares his thoughts on being a team veteran: "It's a special moment."

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NBA 

Famous crying athletes
Soccer 

Lionel Messi's face after Argentina lost to Chile in the Copa America final evoked memories of other famous athletes shedding tears.

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Soccer 

Iceland done did it again
Soccer 

Listen to Gudmundur Benediktsson's vivacious call of Iceland's Kolbeinn Sigthorsson go-ahead goal, which proved to be the game winner in a 2-1 victory over England.

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When LeBron changed the Cavs' history
NBA 

Equal parts superhuman athleticism and out-of-this-world precision, LeBron James' Game 7 chase-down block was the stuff of legend. Oral history

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NBA 

The king and the Djoker
Tennis 

LZ Granderson compares Novak Djokovic to LeBron James and discusses Djokovic's chances of being among the greatest tennis players of all time.

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Durant likely to pass on the Wizards
NBA 

Scott Van Pelt explains why Kevin Durant is most likely going to pass on considering the Washington Wizards as a potential destination during free agency this summer.

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NBA 

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Only a handful of fans left as the rain gets harder and harder in the Bronx. Yankees-Rangers in a rain delay called in the top of the 9th inning with Texas down 6-5 and 1 man on with no outs and a 3-1 count on Shin-Soo Choo against Aroldis Chapman.

Kruk: Kris Bryant is a complete player
MLB 

ESPN's John Kruk explains why Kris Bryant is a complete player that doesn't care where in the field he plays as long as he gets his at-bats to help produce runs for his team.

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Conner: Best day ever, to be cancer-free
NCAAF 

Pittsburgh Panthers RB James Conner joined SVP to explain how he was able to stay active while battling cancer and how his morale was impacted when he got advice from Merril Hoge, Mario Lemieux and Eric Berry.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler, on the chatter surrounding his future in Chicago: "I don't control that, man. All I can control is how hard I work every day. How bad I want to get better every day. If I end up being traded, then I do. But I'm just, everyday I wake up, I'm fortunate enough to be able to play basketball, in this league against these guys. That's the only thing I can control is how hard I work during the summer."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler, on if he believes the Bulls are his team now: "I can't do this by myself. I need four other guys out there with me. We need guys coming off the bench to help us win games. All that talk about who's team it is, we need to have a team full of guys who think it's their team and help us win."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler on if he was shocked to hear about the Rose deal: "A little bit. A little bit of a shock. But if you pay attention to what was going on, you would have [thought] it was bound to happen. I didn't expect that but it's here upon us now."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta was thrilled with Kris Bryant's performance on Monday but not so much in his own.

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Arizona a win away from CWS title

Arizona's JC Cloney pitched a four-hit shutout in a 3-0 victory over Coastal Carolina in Game 1 of the College World Series finals.

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