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Durant feels the love in his Oracle debut

Kevin Durant made his Oracle Arena debut as a member of the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday while playing for USA Basketball in an Olympic tuneup. The newly minted Warrior is quickly making himself at home.

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Corrigan: A five-point plan for Zidane

Zinedine Zidane must refresh his squad and rest Cristiano Ronaldo to find success at Real Madrid. Watch Real Madrid-PSG face off in the International Champions Cup live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN.

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Cabrera smashes tie-breaking homer (0:32)
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White Sox fan takes hilarious stance on uncomfortable throwbacks (0:22)
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Manning, Megatron highlight 2016 NFL all-retirement team

There's enough talent retiring from the NFL this offseason to fill out a stellar 22-man roster -- one that would have serious playoff potential if it competed as the league's 33rd team this fall.

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The Hasselbecks' bike ride around ESPN (1:19)
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This is how you shut down a dunk contest (0:39)
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Stephen A.: The Cowboys continue to be an absolute joke (2:15)
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Amar'e Stoudemire sure did like to dunk (1:47)
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7 Other times NBA ambition went wrong... (1:00)
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Kellerman applauds Hunt for Lesnar comments (1:14)
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Belichick in mid-season form discussing Garoppolo (0:40)
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Striking out ALS with Ice Bucket Challenge (1:29)
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Rio mayor Australian delegation make peace after Kangaroogate (1:29)
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Brazil's Olympic sailors unimpressed by dirty Rio waters (1:14)

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The situation between the Chiefs and safety Eric Berry took an ominous turn with ESPN's Adam Schefter reporting Berry would miss most if not all of the preseason. This is no negotiating ploy by Berry, the Chiefs' unsigned franchise player. There's nothing to negotiate. Either Berry accepts the Chiefs' one-year contract offer worth about $10.8 million and plays or he doesn't accept it and sits out.

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How Fitzpatrick's deal with Jets got done
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Adam Schefter explains how the Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick came to terms on a guaranteed one-year contract worth $12 million.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Birthday boy Alex Rodriguez on still being on a major league roster: "When I first started to play this game, as a a young lad, I never thought I'd be playing in the major leagues for so long; especially at 41," A-Rod said. "I'm representing all the senior citizens." Rodriguez will start the game on the bench Wednesday for the fifth straight time.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

So it's done: Ryan Fitzpatrick agrees to a one-year, $12M deal, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. The recent Mo Wilkerson contract created $5.7M in cap room, which made it possible to take a $12 M cap hit for Fitzpatrick. Still surprised, though. A while back, the Jets had no interest in a one-year deal. To me, Fitzpatrick wins.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick deal also includes another $3 million in incentives, which could boost value to $15 million, per source.

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So as expected (four months ago), Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick reach agreement on 1-year deal, per sources. Fitz is back (or never left).

Should NCAA coaching staffs expand?
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Brock Huard and Paul Finebaum side with Lovie Smith after he suggested the NCAA allow college football programs be allowed to have more coaches on their staffs.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Is Jim Harbaugh just Cubs fan tonight ... or perhaps an advisor? He and Theo Epstein chatted before Tuesday's Cubs-White Sox game at Wrigley Field. Harbaugh will dust off his old QB's arm to throw out the first pitch.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints GM Mickey Loomis confirms there has been no progress in Drew Brees contract talks, says he's available anytime they want to talk. But he said he's not concerned it will be a distraction and players have played out their final year before -- including Brees last time around.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki's deal is official. The Mavs announced that Nowitzki re-signed Wednesday.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Milwaukee Brewers' trade talks involving Jonathan Lucroy have gained momentum, and it's looking more and more as if they'll move him by Monday's deadline. Cleveland, Houston and Texas are all in the mix for Lucroy, and at least three other clubs have expressed interest. It's almost time for general manager David Stearns to ask for everyone's best offer and make his call.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Jay Bruce continues to hit home runs and his trade value continues to go up. His 25th home run proved to be the winning run in the Reds' 2-1 win over the slumping Giants. Bruce has always had a big home/road split, but he's hitting everywhere right now, which should make him an attractive option to the Dodgers, Mariners, Giants or Indians.

Viral Vault: Lewis' awful national anthem
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On January 21, 1993, track and field star Carl Lewis performed a terrible rendition of the national anthem, prompting Charley Steiner to call it Francis Scott off-key.

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Ice Bucket challenge continues to help
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Mike & Mike express their excitement about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge leading to a breakthrough that has allowed researchers to identify a gene associated with the disease.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Many NFL teams have stopped going to venues away from their home city for training camp. Not the Carolina Panthers, who are at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, for the 22nd straight year. Coach Ron Rivera likes that ... "Except for how hot it is. I'm sweating like a ... "

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs manager Joe Maddon discuss why Willson Contreras is sitting and Miguel Montero is batting fifth on Wednesday against the White Sox.

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Jay Bruce homers 5th straight game 25th of year at perfect time for selling Cincinnati Reds. Best fits include: Orioles, Dodgers, Mariners, Indians.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi is apparently not sentimental when it comes to birthdays. Alex Rodriguez turned 41 on Wednesday, but did not get a spot in the lineup against righty Lance McCullers. It is not a surprise as Girardi planned to DH Carlos Beltran all three games here in Houston. It is the fifth game in a row Rodriguez has been benched.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said MLB Luke Kuechly (shoulder), WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) and WR Stephen Hill (knee) looked good in conditioning tests. He also said they will be eased back into full duty as a precaution. He added that cornerback Leonard Johnson (ankle) may open on PUP with Bene' Benwikere.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs catcher discuss hitting 5th on Wednesday against the White Sox. It's his third start batting fifth in the order this season.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons veteran safety Charles Godfrey has announced his retirement, the team said. Godfrey played his best days with the Carolina Panthers.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Official confirmation of the sad news Anderson Varejao must miss the Olympics in his native Brazil due to injury (back) is expected today

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