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Agent: Howard, Hawks agree on 3 years, $70.5M

Dwight Howard has agreed to a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks, Howard's agent, Perry Rogers, told ESPN's Chris Broussard.

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Sources: Wade intensifying talks with N.Y., Bucks

As the Miami Heat focus on a Sunday meeting with Kevin Durant, free agent Dwyane Wade is intensifying talks with other teams, including the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks, sources said.

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Serena takes it out on the racket ... and cameraman (0:18)
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Santana's home run finally breaks 19th inning tie (0:27)
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The delicate balance of NBA team building

The Mavs and the Knicks are learning how quickly the free-agency period can fill your hopes with good and bad uncertainty about the future.

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Top international prospects and where they're likely to sign

Keith Law and Christopher Crawford rank the top teenage talents expected to sign after the international signing period begins this weekend, including highly touted Venezuelan Kevin Maitan.

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    Woman walks topless to Washington

    Paulette Leaphart, who was featured in Beyonce's "Lemonade" video, completed a walk from Biloxi, Mississippi, to Washington to meet with Congress and advance the conversation about cancer.


Jake Arrieta in the Body Issue

"My flexibility is probably my No. 1 asset. Three years ago, the splits was something I told myself I was going to be able to do by the end of that offseason; it took me two years to actually do it." Able to be himself

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Rajon Rondo indeed had a free-agent meeting today with the Bulls in Chicago, league sources tell @MarcJSpearsESPN and me


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The door says Matt Tifft but it is David Ragan driving the pole-sitting car tonight in the Xfinity Series race at Daytona. Tifft had brain surgery earlier today.

Hassan Whiteside is winning

The former D-League player sealed the deal on a 4-year, $98 million max contract with the Heat. Player profile

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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Dwyane Wade, like Dirk, has taken less in each of his last three contracts. At some point that gets difficult. That said, the Knicks will have around $11-12 million after Noah deal. They could create more and get to $16 million in room. But Wade probably wants north of $20 per year after seeing the deals being signed today.


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

In Toronto, Darwin Barney joins this distinguished group of recent position-player losing pitchers: Leury Garcia, Casper Wells, Darnell McDonald, Joe Mather. Good group!

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

What a win for the Indians, beating the Blue Jays in 19 innings to set a franchise record with their 14th win in a row. Trevor Bauer, tomorrow's scheduled starter, got the win with five scoreless innings in relief as the Indians' pitching continues to dominate. Team of destiny? 1948 was a long time ago.

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UPDATE: Carlos Santana leads off the top of the 19th with a solo home run. Indians lead Blue Jays, 2-1.

Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm told the Hawks, ever obsessed with chemistry, did a ton of due diligence on Dwight Howard. They essentially vetted him like a VP choice, and saw the findings as reassuring.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

With Dwight Howard signing with the Atlanta Hawks, the Celtics meeting tonight with Al Horford just got more intriguing — especially coming just 24 hours before Boston is set to huddle with Kevin Durant in the Hamptons. The thought all along has been that Boston would need more star power to convince Durant to truly consider Boston. With $55 million in cap space, the Celtics have room for two max contracts this summer.

Howard was looking to restore his image

Chris Broussard and Amin Elhassan discuss Dwight Howard's motivation to agree to a three-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks and how it can be a mutually beneficial deal.


Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Memphis and Mike Conley have agreed in principle on a five-year, $153 million deal, league sources say. Finer points "nearing conclusion."


Euro 2016: Wales shocks Belgium

Relive the most enticing moments from Wales' remarkable comeback win over star-studded Belgium in their quarterfinal matchup.


Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

A recent NFL.com ranking of league head coaches placed Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin fourth overall, behind Green Bay's Mike McCarthy, Seattle's Pete Carroll and New England's Bill Belichick. At 92-52, Tomlin is likely to surpass 100 wins before the end of his 10th season with the Steelers.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Text message from Chandler Parsons on why he chose the Grizzlies: "I really believed in Coach Fiz. Nobody in the league has coached better wings than him. I trust [assistant coach J.B. Bickerstaff] with my life. They have nobody like me, and their veteran, experienced players are a perfect fit with me. "Toughest decision of my life though. Portland is incredible."

Indians looking for 14th straight win

Jerry Crasnick credits this epic winning streak to the starting pitchers.