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Summer Forecast: How the West will play out in 2016-17

Will Golden State's superteam roll to another 70-plus wins? How will the Spurs fare after Tim Duncan's retirement? Summer Forecast rolls on as our expert panel makes its projections for the West.

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Chapman not surprised by trade (1:20)
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Wine Therapy With Amar'e Stoudemire (2:36)
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Ichiro smacks hit number 2,997 (0:25)
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18mEthan Sherwood Strauss

Durant given hearty welcome by Oracle crowd

Kevin Durant made his debut on the Warriors' home court Tuesday night in a Team USA exhibition game, and was given a hero's welcome by the Oracle Arena crowd.

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9hTodd Archer

Cowboys' risk in Randy Gregory producing no reward

The Cowboys were convinced they could provide pass-rusher Randy Gregory an environment to succeed, but he continues to struggle on the field and off.

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11hBill Barnwell

Barnwell's bounce-back teams for 2016

After experiencing a bunch of bad luck in 2015, the Cowboys and Tony Romo look primed to improve this season. Bill Barnwell predicts which NFL teams will rise and decline in 2016.

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Odell Beckham Jr. shows no mercy at his camp (0:22)
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Should Jordan have said something sooner? (0:54)
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Ice Bucket Challenge funds help gene discovery

The Ice Bucket Challenge raised more than $100 million in contributions for the ALS Association, which contributed $1 million to a research project that identified a gene linked to ALS.

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Stoudemire's career full of highlight-reel moments (0:47)
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14hJ.A. Adande

Carmelo Anthony is bringing discourse back

Carmelo Anthony can't pinpoint what pressed him into action, but the NBA star is now front and center of a national crisis, J.A. Adande writes. We're all better for it.

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7hZach Lowe

Will the Magic's latest reset work?

Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go as planned, and now the Magic are hoping their latest plan has them on the rocky road to becoming an Eastern Conference contender.

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Brazil's Olympic sailors unimpressed by dirty Rio waters (1:14)
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Bench-clearing brawl leads police to come on field (0:24)
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Top dunks from the free throw line (1:24)

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The Magic hit reset ... again
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Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go the way it wanted, so now the Magic are hoping the latest path has them on the rocky road to becoming a contender. Unearthing an identity

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

With a home run Tuesday, the Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal has now reached base in 15 of his 17 games this month. He also has seven HRs in July and 14 on the season.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Klay on his thoughts while watching KD play at Oracle: "This could be a problem."

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

The stuff you find in the bowels of Oracle

How will the West play out in 2016-17?
NBA 

Will the Warriors' superteam roll to another 70-plus wins? How will the Spurs fare after Tim Duncan's retirement? Our expert panel makes its projections for the NBA's Western Conference in 2016-17. Summer Forecast

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Amar'e Stoudemire sure did like to dunk
NBA 

In honor of Amar'e Stoudemire announcing his retirement from the NBA, SportsCenter takes a look back at the top five dunks of his career, including a monster jam over Anthony Tolliver.

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There's no doom and gloom for Federer
Tennis 

Roger Federer will miss the Olympics as well as the U.S. Open due to a knee injury, but his decision to miss the rest of the tennis season only underscores how badly he wants to come back healthy -- and win. 'It's the right decision'

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Is Federer hanging on too long?
Tennis 

The last thing anyone wants is for Roger Federer to not recognize the end is here and yield to time -- the one enemy that remains undefeated. Call it a career?

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Gyorko earns title, 'Mr. Doubleheader'
MLB 

For the second time in a week, Jedd Gyorko played both ends of a doubleheader and went deep in each game, crushing five home runs in the four games.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant discuss getting shut down by James Shields on Tuesday night in his team's 3-0 loss to the White Sox.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about his offense's struggles the last couple of days with White Sox pitching.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

What a win for the Blue Jays as they score three runs in the bottom of the 12th. Pinch-hitter Darwin Barney had a big double in the rally and Jose Bautista a bases-loaded walk to force in one run. The winning then scored on a wild pitch. Crazy night at Rogers Centre.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Padres have homered in 24 games in a row, just three short of tying the 27 games of the 2002 Rangers. And now Matt Kemp's 12th-inning homer has given them a 6-4 lead over Toronto. Since 2009, only Nelson Cruz and Brian McCann have more extra-inning home runs than Kemp's seven.

Ortiz crushes 25th homer of the season
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David Ortiz continues his final season in fine fashion with a three-run home run over the wall in right field at Fenway Park to increase his season HR tally to 25.

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Patriots fans like an angry Tom Brady
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Actor Matt Damon, a diehard Patriots fan, said on "The Rich Eisen Show" on Tuesday that Tom Brady is "as focused a human being as I've met. ... It could be a fun season for us." Lovin' Tom

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Ichiro smacks hit No. 2,997
MLB 

On the road to 3,000, Ichiro Suzuki records his 2,997th career hit with a single to left field on Tuesday.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Another fun Ichiro fact: He's 21st on the all-time steals list since 1900 after swiping his 507th career base. His success rate of 81 percent ranks sixth among players with at least 400 career steals (for whom we have complete caught stealing data). Quick and efficient.