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2dRamona Shelburne

How Kevin Durant is adjusting to life as the villain

Can Kevin Durant handle the heat of becoming the bad guy? As the superstar adapts to his new reality, he's receiving some wisdom from friend and fellow free-agency villain DeAndre Jordan.

The electrifying Hall of Fame career of Ken Griffey Jr. (1:31)
Mahrez's effortless finish (0:58)
WATCH: Tour Portland with Timber Joey, Borchers (3:02)
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22hJohn Clayton

Ranking next year's top 25 NFL free agents

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins, who's playing under the franchise tag, and Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu, who's coming back from a knee injury, are among the top projected free agents in the 2017 class.

White Chocolate still making great passes at 40 (0:15)
Barkley: Durant doesn't improve Warriors in all areas (1:46)
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5dMy Wish 10th Anniversary

Where are these My Wish recipients now?

For these wish recipients, My Wish created a sense of empowerment and hope for the future, and an engagement with life outside hospital rooms.

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12hBrett Okamoto

'Cyborg' calls out Rousey, wants fight at UFC 205

In a lengthy social media post, Cris "Cyborg" Justino questioned longtime rival Ronda Rousey as a role model and called for the two to fight at UFC 205 on Nov. 12.

Knockout of the year candidate? (0:33)
Adams the hero with 16th inning walk-off HR (0:29)
Taimanglo submits Caldwell with a guillotine choke (0:52)
8hTom Hamilton

Bolt puts down marker ahead of Rio Olympics

Usain Bolt put down a marker ahead of the Rio Olympics as he won the 200 meters at the Anniversary Games with a time of 19.89 seconds and fired a warning to his American rivals.

Gronk teaches a Zumba class... that is all (0:44)
High school wrestler goes all 'John Cena' on his opponent (0:24)


Mahrez's effortless finish

Riyad Mahrez's pretty left-footer put Leicester ahead of Celtic in the International Champions Cup.



FT: Celtic 1-1 Leicester City With the score level after 90 minutes, we're heading to penalties! U.S. viewers can watch live on ESPN.

Nelson Cruz with 9th career grand slam

Cruz's 3rd-inning grand slam was calculated at 432 feet, his 10th home run this season of at least 425 feet which his the most in the AL. Follow live


Gonzalo Higuain has Juventus medical

Big news in Europe as Napoli's record-breaking striker could be on the move to the Italian champs for one of the largest transfer fees in soccer history. Live transfer talk

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Watch: The Basketball Tournament quarterfinals

The reigning champs, Overseas Elite, featuring DeAndre Kane, meets Trained to Go, featuring players from the Georgia area like Damien Wilkins. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Nelson Cruz loves hitting against the Blue Jays and he crushes an R.A. Dickey knuckleball over the center-field fence for a grand slam. Dickey got himself in trouble by hitting two batters to load the bases.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Schmidt was happy to see Philly kid Mike Piazza overcome the "politics" and reach the Hall of Fame.


Will TV show help Florida State?

Jimbo Fisher thinks participating in the Showtime series "A Season With" will keep the team focused.


Saints, Brees miss opportunity

The Saints and Drew Brees had plenty of incentive to get a contract done this week. Will it happen before the season starts? Triplett: Woulda, shoulda

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers positives despite the marathon loss in STL: Howie Kendrick hitting .404 on a 14-game hit streak; Corey Seager had 4 straight hits in his return from a stomach bug; Justin Turner has 3 HRs in his last 2 games, and 7 in his last 12; Grant Dayton had 2 scoreless IP in his big league debut; Adam Liberatore's scoreless streak now at 28 straight games; Bud Norris will still start at home Tuesday.

A true Hall of 'Framer'

Mike Piazza, who will be called to Cooperstown on Sunday, was one of the great pitch-framing catchers of his time. Student of catching

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Danica Patrick said she was fast for one lap in practice but the team has been making changes to get the car consistently better at Indianapolis:


LeBron James Jr. can play!

Come for the sweet moves by LeBron's 11-year-old son. Stay for his dad's proud reactions. Sick moves

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Knockout of the year candidate?

Zinedine Hameur-Lain got an impressive knockout as he dropped Warren Thompson with one punch to the face at the Glory Kickboxing event.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics made a flurry of moves Saturday, including agreeing to deals with Gerald Green and Tyler Zeller. What it seems to suggest is that Boston is willing to head into next season with the roster it has constructed. The Celtics still have the flexibility and assets to explore trade opportunities, but also bolstered their depth assuming no deals materialize.

What Gordon must do to be competitive

ESPN's Ricky Craven also thinks Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't be watching Jeff Gordon race in his place.


No regrets for Gio dos Santos

The L.A. Galaxy star met with Diana Russini to talk about his move to MLS and his absence from El Tri.


Watch: Celtic vs. Leicester City

Star midfielder Riyad Mahrez is in the starting lineup for the reigning EPL champs in their International Champions Cup opener. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Get your free doughnuts here

ESPN's Max Bretos hands out a few unique doughnuts to Portland Timbers fans ahead of the match vs. LA Galaxy (3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN).


Celtics agree to 2-year deal with Tyler Zeller

A league source told ESPN that the restricted free agent's deal is expected to include a non-guaranteed second season. The agreement was first reported by the Boston Herald.

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FSU's unique way of motivating players

Huge pictures like this one of Dalvin Cook play into it.


Watch: The Basketball Tournament

The first of four spots in the semifinals will be decided between The Untouchables (Brad Wanamaker and many Pittsburgh alumni) and City of Gods (DerMarr Johnson and college players from the D.C. area). Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Can Holm rebound from first defeat?

Brett Okamoto thinks it won't be easy to bring Holly Holm to the ground in tonight's UFC Fight Night card in Chicago. UFC predictions

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Shaughnessy wouldn't give Ortiz HOF vote

Dan Shaughnessy praises the DH but says he's going to stick to his philosophy of not voting for players with ties to PEDs into the Hall of Fame.