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Can Nadal join Federer, Murray in Round 3?

Rafael Nadal lost his first set Thursday against Dustin Brown, as he tries to join Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the third round at Wimbledon (live on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Sources: Grizzlies, Gasol working on max deal

The Grizzlies and Marc Gasol continue to progress toward agreement on a five-year max contract that will cross the $100 million threshold, according to league sources.

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10mJohn Keim

Redskin rants over inequity of NBA, NFL deals

The guaranteed money handed out during NBA free agency prompted Washington Redskins safety Duke Ihenacho to take jabs at what NFL players receive in comparison.

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Twins calling up touted slugger prospect Sano

The Minnesota Twins, in need of offense and facing a big series against the first-place Kansas City Royals, are calling up touted hitting prospect Miguel Sano.

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30mDarren Rovell

American Pharoah stud fee could be historic

American Pharoah's owner told ESPN.com that interest in the horse's breeding has been so great around the world that it could draw near-historic prices for a first-year stallion.

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50mCraig Custance

Custance: Awards after Day 1 of NHL free agency

Craig Custance hands out awards from the first day of NHL free agency, including an honor for the GM who got his free-agent mojo back in Ken Holland.

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Thursday's NBA free agent news
NBA 

  • Greg Monroe: Agrees with Bucks (via ESPN and media reports) on 3-year max deal with player option (via Chris Broussard).
  • Arron Afflalo: Agrees with Knicks on 2-year, $16M deal with player option (via Ramona Shelburne).
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Windhorst: Lakers are at the kiddie table
NBA 

Brian Windhorst says the Lakers are struggling to land top-tier free agents in part because they have failed to invest in analytics.

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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Sense from some is DeAndre Jordan race is now even between Clippers and Mavs. It was "90-10" for the Clippers before Parsons got involved.

Titans developing a reputation

Marcus Mariota is the only remaining 1st-round pick unsigned from this year's NFL draft and that's not surprising. The Titans will be the last team to sign their 1st-round pick for the third straight year and were the second-to-last to sign their 1st-rounder in 2012 (WR Kendall Wright).

Tiger's count: 7 birdies, 1 double, 1 bogey
Golf 

Tiger Woods finished his first round at the Greenbrier Classic at -4, tied for eighth. His 7 birdies was his most in a round since he had 8 at the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship, some 34 rounds ago. Leaderboard

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Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Source says Mavs would consider a salary-dump deal for Roy Hibbert if DeAndre Jordan doesn't choose Dallas. But still hopeful about DJ.

Rafael Nadal loses first set
Tennis 

Rafa's early deficit probably shouldn't be surprising: He's 39-3 against players ranked 100 or lower -- with all three losses coming at Wimbledon in the past three years. And opponent Dustin Brown has a winning record against Nadal, one of only three active singles players who can say that. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Coco not a Carmelo fan
Tennis 

American tennis player Coco Vandeweghe, niece of former Knick Kiki Vandeweghe, on Carmelo: "I just feel that Carmelo, he is a bit soft. ... I don't think he has a killer instinct in his eyes, at least this last year." There's more

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What is the Knicks' next move?
NBA 

Tom Penn says it's hard to find an exciting result for the Knicks as they try to complement Carmelo Anthony on the roster.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Tiger Woods shot a 66 (-4) in the 1st round today. His previous best in terms of total strokes in the 1st round this year was 73.

Moore, Fernandez, Cain back on bump
MLB 

Three top pitchers for their teams returned today, after a combined 1,228 days. How their first innings fared:

  • Matt Moore, TB: 0 H, 0 ER, K
  • Jose Fernandez, MIA: 3 H, 2 ER, K
  • Matt Cain, SF: 0 H, 2 BB, K

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Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Tiger Woods goes double-birdie-birdie in his last three holes. Heck of a way to shoot even-par for those three.

Aldridge's NBA tour ends with Knicks
NBA 

LaMarcus Aldridge's New York stop today is the last of 7 meetings he's had with teams. ESPN's Chris Broussard told SportsCenter: "I keep hearing, as I have all along, it's the San Antonio Spurs as the front runner."

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Jose Fernandez back on the mound
MLB 

After nearly 14 months rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, the Marlins' ace is back on the field. He opposes the Giants' Matt Cain, who is also making his 2015 debut after being out 51 weeks with elbow issues. Follow live

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