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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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Attorney who sent errant text off Manziel case

An attorney who sent an errant text to The Associated Press expressing doubt about whether Johnny Manziel could stay clean has withdrawn from Manziel's domestic violence case.

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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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'Swimming chose me'

Nathan Adrian is used to showing a lot of skin in a sport that he believes chose him, evidenced by his long torso, "super-flat feet" and flexible shoulders.

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Valeri's two late penalty kicks give Portland win (2:25)
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Sources: Hornets fearful Lin will sign elsewhere

The Hornets are prioritizing signing Nicolas Batum and Marvin Williams, but they are fearful of losing Jeremy Lin, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard.

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Coastal Carolina takes its handshake game to the next level (0:34)
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McCutchen gets tossed after slamming down bat (0:34)
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Werth and the sun don't mix (0:44)
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Will a team be willing to pay Howard max money? (0:53)
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When you fall, you get back up...and steal a scooter (1:06)
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Is a fourth place finish good enough for USA in Copa America? (2:04)
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SC Featured: The puzzlemaster and the prodigy (6:47)
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Keith Law says the Mets sent the wrong message by signing Jose Reyes. Second chance ... why?

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Names old and new emerge for USMNT
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What will the United States' roster and starting lineup look like when the World Cup rolls around in 2018? Doug McIntyre takes a long-range projection. Early look (Insider)

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

With his win, Novak Djokovic has won his past 70 straight sets in the first three rounds of a major.

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Adrian's body was built to swim

Freestyle swimmer Nathan Adrian is used to showing a lot of skin, so perhaps it's no surprise that he agreed to pose for the Body Issue. 'Swimming chose me'

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Harrison has stipulations for interview
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Steelers linebacker James Harrison says he's willing to meet with NFL investigators about being linked to PEDs in an Al-Jazeera America report if the interview is done at his house and commissioner Roger Goodell is present.

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What was the best UFC fight ever?
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UFC stars Luke Rockhold, Dominick Cruz, Daniel Cormier, Urijah Faber and president Dana White cast their vote for the best fight in UFC history.

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Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

GSM. Venus Williams d. Donna Vekic, 7-6(3), 6-4...Vekic served for the first set, had several chances. Clean, tough match by VW...

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NFL's most team-friendly contracts
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This might seem like a list on which J.J. Watt and Aaron Rodgers don't belong, as they stand to earn a combined $23.1M from their teams in 2016, but market factors show why they do. Friendly contracts (Insider)

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Bowen: Offseason a disaster for rookies
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For the most part, the NFL has changed for the better. But the offseason rules in the CBA dramatically affect how young players -- no matter where they were drafted -- can develop. 'It's a shame'

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Watch: 2016 Wimbledon
Tennis 

The third Grand Slam of the year begins today. Last year's champs -- Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams -- will be looking to defend their titles. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

Trivia: When was the only time Novak Djokovic lost a match when up two sets to love? Against Jurgen Melzer at the 2010 French Open, of course. Djokovic is up two sets on James Ward today, and more than likely, he'll improve that record to 161-1.

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Greeny: LeBron wouldn't get a free pass
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Mike Greenberg says if LeBron James acted in the same manner as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the media would be all over him.

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

More than 18 years separate Ivo Karlovic (37) and Borna Coric (19), but it was the old man who prevailed in straight sets. Karlovic fired 55 winners.

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Willie Weinbaum ESPN 

Nice when the Wimbledon "brollies" (aka umbrellas) are out because of the sun, as in this case on Monday afternoon.

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

And James Ward finally wins his first game of the match. Crowd went bananas -- as if he'd won the tournament.

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Jay Bilas @JayBilas

Coach K just addressed our Olympic Team and spoke about representing the U.S. and winning gold. He had goosebumps on his arms. Wow. #unite

Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

We're 36 minutes into the opening match on Wimbledon's center court, and the only question is: Will James Ward win a single game? Novak Djokovic is up 6-0, 3-0.

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Colangelo: Olympics should be in Chicago
Olympic Sports 

Jerry Colangelo explains why he believes the Summer Olympics should be taking place in Chicago, but the IOC gave it to Rio without even considering any other city.

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Ranking the 25 best NBA free agents

Who can your team get in free agency starting Friday? There are plenty of premium players on the market, even besides Kevin Durant. Rankings (Insider)

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

Great as he's been, Novak Djokovic has never been fully embraced by the fans. And his first-round opponent, James Ward, is a Brit, so you can bet the world No. 1 won't be getting much love today.

Tennis 

Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

First point of Novak Djokovic's title defense. Rips a crosscourt winner against James Ward.

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Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

Here at no. 1 Court for Venus Williams vs. Donna Vekic and the question that lingers: is this her final Wimbledon for the five-time champion?

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

Over on Court 14, Sergiy Stakhovsky is up two sets in his Wimbledon opener. Why do we care about Stak? He's the guy who stunned Roger Federer in the second round in 2013, ending the Swiss' streak of 36 straight major quarterfinals.

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

We're up to two results so far on Day 1 at Wimbledon, and it's not a rousing start by the Americans. A few minutes after Victoria Duval lost, French Open quarterfinalist Shelby Rogers fell in straight sets against Sabine Lisicki.

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