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5-on-5: NBA free agency preview

Who is the best free agent not named LeBron? Which team should we look out for? Our 5-on-5 panel sets the scene for a busy summer.

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Russell Wilson: 'Let my play speak for itself' (2:49)
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Celtics introduce rookies to history

The Boston Celtics introduced their four rookies Tuesday, then introduced them to the history of the franchise.

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Which athletic achievements deserve an ESPY?

Your vote decides who will take home the ESPY for Best Male and Female Athlete, Best Play and so much more. The results will air on the 2015 ESPYS on July 15 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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And word is Rondo, wherever he goes next, could well go the one-year-contract route as he looks to rebound from bumpy season with Celts/Mavs

Calipari denies Kings' rumors
NBA 

Said Chris Broussard of John Calipari and Sacramento discussing a job: "It's not a stretch they may have talked about it to some degree." Could Calipari be swayed to leave Kentucky? "It would take some ownership stakes."

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Hope Solo: 'We will come out on top'

Yes, Germany is good. Yes, they score a lot. But it's not about Germany, the U.S. goalie said: "Ultimately, it's about how we play. ... If we play our game, it doesn't matter who we play, in the end, we will come out on top."

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Elhassan: Top 30 free agent Big Board 2.0
NBA 

LeBron leads a star-studded -- but possibly largely spoken for -- class of free agents. Who's No. 2? It's not LaMarcus Aldridge, despite the feeding frenzy he's created on the west coast. Top free agents (Insider)

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Free-agent scuttle: Kings forward Rudy Gay is among loudest voices urging on-the-market point guard Rajon Rondo to come to Sacramento

Julie Foudy: Solo lives for big moments
Women's World Cup 

"For Hope Solo, she thrives under pressure. ... We've seen how her whole career, any type of controversy or chaos surrounding her seems to actually lock her down and focus her more. I think [the big moment] plays into Hope's favor."

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Joey Gallo, sent to Triple-A, hit 5 HRs with Rangers; avg distance: 440.4 feet, 2nd to Joc Pederson (450.3) (min. 2 HRs in June)

Favre: I can still make the throws
NFL 

Former QB Brett Favre is 45 but told Sports Illustrated: "Do I think I could play and lead a team? Look, no. But I could play. I could make all the throws I made before, I just couldn't throw it near as far, but that never matters anyway."

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Why Serena, Venus dropped doubles
Tennis 

Serena Williams' decision to pull out of doubles is an official declaration that she's taking this calendar-year Grand Slam business seriously. Unilateral decision

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The difference between grass and clay
Tennis 

Rafael Nadal has won nine French Open titles on clay, and Roger Federer plays great at Wimbledon on grass. What exactly is the difference between the two surfaces? ESPN's Jason Goodall fills you in.

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Joey Gallo sent to Triple-A after he struck out in 43.9% of plate appearances; struck out 43X, 9 more than any other player since his debut

Markgraf: Bring Wambach off the bench
Women's World Cup 

Kate Markgraf on SportsCenter: "A big reason the United States team has so much momentum and confidence is because of the way they played against China, which was pressing. ... And that mobility is not something that Abby Wambach can do for 90 minutes anymore."

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The money behind short deals
NBA 

Why all the talk about NBA players signing shorter contracts? Because in the next few seasons, the salary cap will bump nearly $41M.

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Pop: Don't wake me up for free agency
NBA 

Don't count Gregg Popovich, 66, among those to be making calls the second free agency starts. The Spurs coach told the San Antonio Express-News: "I'm not calling anyone at midnight. I'll be in bed. And if that’s the difference in someone coming or not coming, then I don't want them.”

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Ridnour's contract attractive to teams
NBA 

Luke Ridnour has been traded four times this offseason, and Royce Young tells SportsCenter it's because of his valuable contract, which can be used to "manipulate the system."

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Highlight: Cepelova upsets Halep
Tennis 

Jana Cepelova upset 3-seed Simona Halep in the first round of Wimbledon. Halep is now the highest-seeded player to lose in the first round of Wimbledon the year after reaching the semis.

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Russell Wilson assuming all the risk
NFL 

Said Adam Caplan: "If he suffers a significant injury, you don't know what's going to happen."

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Is Favre serious about a NFL return?
NFL 

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky says a Brett Favre return to the NFL is "way more than he could handle at this point" at age 45.

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Beast Mode dives into Skittles

If you've ever wanted to see Marshawn Lynch take his trademark backward end-zone dive out of the endzone and into a giant container of Skittles, wait no longer. Lynch's colorful dive

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