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Follow live: Day 3 at Wimbledon

After breezing through his first match, top-seeded Novak Djokovic faces Jarkko Nieminen. Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Stan Wawrinka are also back in action (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Angels GM Dipoto appears to be out amid feud

Jerry Dipoto's tenure as the Los Angeles Angels' general manager appeared to reach an end Tuesday, amid an ongoing rift with manager Mike Scioscia that the two sides seemed unable to resolve.

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Lakers meeting with Aldridge goes well (0:38)
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Rose addresses the media (1:11)
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Keuchel shuts down Royals (0:39)
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Does a Messi goal beat a Rousey armbar?

No. 3 Lionel Messi faces off against No. 6 Ronda Rousey in the ESPYS bracket for Best Play. Vote now and learn more about the nominations at 8 tonight (ESPN2, Watch ESPN).

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Russell Wilson: 'Let my play speak for itself' (2:49)
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Olbermann: Generation Y: A Cuban revolution (5:44)
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Ridnour enters pantheon of oft-traded athletes

Luke Ridnour's head must be spinning after he was traded four times in a week. Here's a look at some other notable athletes who know all too well that sometimes it's better to rent than buy.

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Watch: Wambach on SportsCenter
Women's World Cup 

The USWNT is going to the Women's World Cup final and Abby Wambach and Kelley O'Hara stop by shortly to talk about the team's win on SportsCenter. Live on ESPN2

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Women's World Cup 

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard are nearing agreement on a five-year max extension with in excess of $120 million

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

I know, I know. It's only Wednesday. It's just a pro-am. But Tiger Woods just hit every fairway and every green on the front-nine.

Djokovic claims first set
Tennis 

After an early deficit, Novak Djokovic took the first set 6-4 from Jarkko Nieminen. They're tied 1-1 in the second during the early action on a warm day at Wimbledon. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Donovan appears to call out Klinsmann
Soccer 

Landon Donovan seemingly took a shot at Jurgen Klinsmann during the USA's win over Germany in the Women's World Cup semifinals. Alexi Lalas' response to Donovan? That was pure fire. Lalas burns Donovan on Twitter

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Soccer 

Tandon: Nadal's advantage at Wimbledon
Tennis 

The forgotten man of Wimbledon -- he's the No. 10 seed -- Rafael Nadal is ready to remind the field he's here and still formidable. 5 reasons

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Tennis 

Rasmus still hospitalized with infection

An infected bug bite has Astros OF Colby Rasmus and manager A.J. Hinch isn't sure Rasmus will make the team's upcoming road trip: "There's still a little bit of achiness in there and still a little bit of discomfort. I think the smart thing for us is just to let the doctors continue to monitor him and get the infection out of there."

Offense is the best defense
Soccer 

Julie Foudy, Kate Markgraf and Kristine Lilly break down how the revamped U.S. attack led to the win over Germany and a berth in the Women's World Cup final.

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U.S. favored vs. both England and Japan
Women's World Cup 

The U.S. became the first country to reach four Women's World Cup finals and will face the winner of today's match between Japan and England on Sunday for the title. According to FiveThirtyEight's WSPI, the U.S. has a 76% chance of defeating England and a 66% chance of beating Japan.

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Women's World Cup 

Age just a number for Haas?

Tommy Haas got his first match win at Wimbledon in 1997 -- when today's opponent, Milos Raonic, was 6 years old. If Haas wins, his next opponent could be Nick Kyrgios, who was two years old when Haas debuted at Wimbledon. (via FiveThirtyEight) Live on WatchESPN

Rockets also meet with Aldridge

The Lakers were the first to sit down with LaMarcus Aldridge on Tuesday night, but Houston also got face-time with the free agent, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Aldridge will also meet with the Spurs, Mavs, Suns and Raptors.

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Bucks close to deal with Khris Middleton

The restricted free agent would receive a 5-year deal worth an estimated $70M, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. Once Middleton is secured, the Bucks will shift their focus to acquiring a top center. Greg Monroe and Tyson Chandler are among the names on their wish list.

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

The Anthony Davis deal is Exhibit A why the Sixers tank every year. Luck into a transcendent No. 1, get him for 8 years no matter the mkt.

Numbers in Djokovic's favor
Tennis 

Jarkko Nieminen, playing in his last Wimbledon at 33, has lost all 11 matches he has played against a world No. 1, and hasn't won a set in the last 10. He’s unlikely to change that today against current No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who hasn't dropped a set in his last 24 matches at majors against players outside the top 50. (via FiveThirtyEight) Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Tennis 

Watch: Novak Djokovic in second round
Tennis 

The defending Wimbledon champ -- who has made it to at least the semis in his last 5 Wimbledon appearances -- faces Finland's Jarkko Nieminen on Centre Court on Day 3. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Tennis 

Nelson Cruz turns down Home Run Derby
MLB 

Said the Mariners slugger, who has 19 HRs this season: "I would love to do it. But at the same time, I have to think about my teammates and my team. If I go there, it can wear me out for two or three days after. And that's not fair to my teammates, and it's not fair for my team. That's just the way it is."

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MLB 

Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Pelicans securing Anthony Davis long-term in era when top stars prefer opt-in/out flexibility will be most remarkable feat of free agency.

It's all about the money for Davis
NBA 

Two-time All-Star Anthony Davis agreed to a five-year, $145M extension with the Pelicans when free agency started early this morning. That deal would surpass Kobe Bryant's 7-year, $136M contract signed in 2004-05 as the richest in terms of total money in NBA history.

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NBA 

Wimbledon @Wimbledon

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from The Championships with a left calf injury. Santiago Giraldo will receive a walkover #Wimbledon

How hot is it at Wimbledon today?
Tennis 

It is already officially the hottest day of the year in the UK, with Heathrow sitting at 33.5 Celsius (92.3 Fahrenheit).

  • Hottest day on record at Wimbledon was June 26, 1976 (34.6C, 94.3F)
  • Until Tuesday, temperatures in London hadn’t hit 30C (86F) since last July 26

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Tennis 

Watch: Day 3 at Wimbledon
Tennis 

Day 2 saw 2-seed Simona Halep and 12-seed Genie Bouchard upset in the first round. Does Day 3 hold similar casualties? Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova all play today. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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