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Aldridge announces decision: 'I will be a Spur'

Highly coveted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge has agreed to a contract with the San Antonio Spurs, he said Saturday on Twitter.

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Stonie eats 62 hot dogs to upset Chestnut

Matt Stonie upset eight-time defending champion Joey Chestnut to win the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest by polishing off 62 hot dogs and buns to Chestnut's 60 on Saturday.

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#ICYMI: Wimbledon Week 1 (1:57)
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A patriotic tribute to the best dunks (2:03)
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Team USA's World Cup journey (5:22)
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Cabrera placed on DL for first time in career (2:53)
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Doc Jacobs overcoming all odds (3:48)
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Athletes as fans: Maya Moore (0:31)
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Steph gets Phunkee from half court (0:19)

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say Mavs firmly in mix for Jeremy Lin -- who broke into NBA as a Dallas summer leaguer -- but Lin can make more money elsewhere

Aldridge following Duncan's steps
NBA 

LaMarcus Aldridge is the only player in the NBA to average 23 points and 10 rebounds in each of the last 2 seasons. The last player to do it in back-to-back seasons was his new teammate: Tim Duncan (2001-02 and 2002-03).

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NBA 

Countdown to the Body Issue: 2 DAYS
Tennis 

Tomas Berdych faces Pablo Andujar at Wimbledon today, so let's look back to when Berdych was featured in the 2014 Body Issue. The new issue comes out July 6.

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Tennis 

Out of their league
MLB 

Almost exactly halfway through the season. the National League has pretty much gone to script, as all three preseason favorites lead their divisions. In the AL, no current division leader was projected to finish better than 3rd before the season started.

MLB 

Tiger back in the top 20
Golf 

Tiger Woods is 2 under through 10 holes today in the third round of the Greenbrier Classic. He's tied for 14th and four shots behind the leader, Jason Bohn. Leaderboard

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Golf 

Miggy out for six weeks

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says that Miguel Cabrera has a Grade 3 calf strain and is expected to miss six weeks. He's leading the American League with a .350 batting average and .456 on-base percentage.

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Dennis takes 1st stage of Tour de France
Cycling 

Australia's Rohan Dennis won the race's opening individual time trial, covering the 8.6-mile course in Utrecht, Netherlands, in 14:56, the only rider to break 15 minutes. His average speed of 34.4 mph was fastest time trial in Tour history.

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Cycling 

Founding Fathers face the race
MLB 

The Nationals are ahead of the Giants. It's Independence Day. It's a perfect time to bring back our favorite moments of Washington's presidents races over the years.

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Roger Federer explains his emojis
Tennis 

The tennis superstar is fluent in English, French, German, Swiss German and, of course, emojis. Federer translates his day-off tweet for the rest of the world.

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Tennis 

Rare mistake by MadBum
MLB 

The HR that Madison Bumgarner allowed to Bryce Harper in the 1st inning today was the first he allowed to a left-handed batter in his past 47 starts. He had faced 241 left-handed batters and thrown 923 pitches to lefties without allowing a HR before Harper took him deep.

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MLB 

Watch: Andy Murray in Day 6
Tennis 

The last British woman lost admirably to Serena Williams in Day 5 at Wimbledon, so Andy Murray remains the best hope for Great Britain to bring home a title. Murray faces Italy's Andreas Seppi on Centre Court. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Tennis 

Jankovic ousts defending champ Kvitova
Tennis 

There will be a new women's Wimbledon champion as Jelena Jankovic rallied from a set down to beat 2-seed Petra Kvitova in the third round. This is the fifth time Jankovic has reached the Round of 16, but has never gotten any further.

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Tennis 

Popovich intends to coach out contract

Gregg Popovich will look to complete the five-year contract he signed last summer, sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein. Adding LaMarcus Aldridge, sources say, all but clinches that he will indeed coach beyond Tim Duncan's playing career.

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Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Matt Stonie was called "the Jordan Spieth of tubed beef." I've always thought of Jordan Spieth as "the Matt Stonie of gobbling up birdies."

Michael Pineda perfect game watch

Each of the last two times Nathan Karns pitched for the Rays, his opponent had a perfect game through at least 6 innings. Monday, Cody Anderson had his perfect game broken up in the 7th inning and on June 24, Marco Estrada had his bid broken up in the 8th. Follow Live

Aldridge picks the Spurs
NBA 

The free agent tweeted, "I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends." His deal will be a four-year max contract worth more than $80M, with an opt-out after the third year, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Story

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NBA 

Who is Matt Stonie?

Nicknamed “The Megatoad”, he is 5’8”, 130 lbs and 23 years old. He's ranked the No. 2 Eater in the World by Major League Eating. He defeated Joey Chestnut six times in head-to-head competition in 2014 -- before today.

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