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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. And we're all better for it.

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Blackistone on Jordan: Why not give BLM money? (1:41)
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Dominguez gets low to the ground with his butt for the out (0:38)
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Risky business for runner who successfully steals home (0:29)
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Saladino the walk-off hero for White Sox (0:37)
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How does Chapman help the Cubs? (0:44)
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Jordan not the same person who refused to take a stand in his 20s (1:45)
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NBA's best poster dunks (1:27)
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Height doesn't stop this 5'2" dunker (0:18)
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6hESPN.com

Biggest injury question mark on all 32 NFL teams

J.J. Watt just had his second surgery of the offseason, while Tony Romo broke his collarbone twice in 2015. NFL Nation goes team by team, detailing the injured players to watch in training camp.

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Dickerson launches homer to fifth deck at Rogers Centre (0:37)
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Braheim expresses his love for his dad... and his new bat (2:24)
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Top stats to know: AFC training camps

NFL teams report to training camp this week. Here are the top stats to know about every AFC team heading into the 2016 NFL season.

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Jordan: 'I can no longer stay silent'
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"We can foster greater understanding, positive change and create a more peaceful world for ourselves, our children, our families and our communities." Michael Jordan speaks out

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Risky business for runner stealing home

This steal of home from Graham Tews of Ogden [Iowa] is straight-up impressive.

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Cubs pay a heavy price for Chapman
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To get Aroldis Chapman, the Cubs not only gave up a lot of talent, but they also paid a high moral price, Keith Law writes. Baggage (Insider)

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NBA's best poster dunks
NBA 

Andre Drummond got posterized twice in the Drew League, but he's not the only NBA player to be on the wrong side of a poster.

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Cabrera robs Bryant at the wall
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Kris Bryant needed a bit more power to get it over a leaping Melky Cabrera.

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Sport Science: Swings of Griffey & Piazza
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John Brenkus and ESPN Sport Science break down the Cooperstown-worthy swings of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza.

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Height does not stop this 5’2” dunker
NBA 

A young basketball player proves that height is nothing but a number as he shows off his incredible hops by throwing down a one-handed dunk.

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What is Josh Gordon's fantasy value?
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"People know what he's capable of statistically and what the reward is. Unfortunately, people also know what he's capable of otherwise, which is why the risk is substantially greater. Karabell: Risks, rewards (Insider)

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

Will the Celtics threaten to dethrone the champion Cavaliers, or will LeBron & Co. continue their reign? Summer Forecast

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Dickerson smashes dinger to fifth deck
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San Diego's Alex Dickerson launched a 452-foot, two-run home run that traveled all the way to the fifth deck at Rogers Centre.

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NFL's biggest injury question marks
NFL 

J.J. Watt just had his second surgery of the offseason, and Tony Romo broke his collarbone twice in 2015. NFL Nation goes team by team to detail the injured players to watch in training camp. Looming injuries

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White Sox love to walk off
MLB 

The White Sox have won their last three games with a walk-off hit in the ninth inning.

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Chris Sale apologizes to fans, teammates

"Do I regret standing up for what I believe in? Absolutely not. Do I regret saying business should not be first before winning? Absolutely not. ... I'll never understand why we need to do something on the business side on the field that might impede us winning a game." 'Main focus should be winning'

Saladino the walk-off hero for White Sox
MLB 

Tyler Saladino rips a single to center that scores J.B. Shuck and gives the White Sox a 5-4 victory over the Cubs.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs starter Jake Arrieta discuss his night on Monday against the Sox where one pitch changed everything,

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Significant development for Tigers RF J.D. Martinez, who heads to Toledo to begin his rehab assignment tomorrow. Martinez, who has missed five weeks with a fractured elbow, will begin by DH'ing and then eventually resume outfield duties. His bat and timing are top priority right now. Martinez wants to get back as soon as possible: "I'm excited because we're still in the race."

Outfielder crashes through fence on grab

Pro softball player A.J. Andrews of the Akron Racers falls through the fence while hustling to make a deep catch.

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Rangers win on Beltre's walk-off blast
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Adrian Beltre smacked a two-run home run in the ninth to give the Rangers a 7-6 victory over the Athletics.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Jeremy Hellickson's trade value continues to go up as he pitched six scoreless innings tonight against the Marlins. He only had one strikeout, but he does have a career-best K rate to go with a 3.65 ERA. He looks like a viable back-end rotation option -- in fact, maybe for the Marlins.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has been emphatic about his reluctance to go to closer Francisco Rodriguez in a 4-out save situation. Made it clear he didn't want to do it again after June 1 game in Anaheim. He did on Monday night, bringing in K-Rod with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth. That decision paid off. 4-2 final as Tigers take first game vs. Red Sox at Fenway

Orioles walk off on Rockies' error
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Jordan Lyles couldn't handle a grounder and Nick Hundley couldn't grab the throw home, allowing Adam Jones to score the winning run.

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