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Ranking the 25 best NBA free agents

Free agency officially begins Friday, and Kevin Durant is the big prize. Kevin Pelton provides the list of the most coveted players on the market.

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Why does it feel like we've been here before?

Big-time program Arizona won Game 1 of the CWS finals, then upstart Coastal Carolina took Game 2. If that sounds familiar, it's because it's happened before, when Fresno State won it all in 2008.

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Parker: 'We all played with heavy hearts' (0:55)
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Phelps: 'I didn't feel good the whole race' (2:12)
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Harper crushes two-run home run to extend Nats' lead (0:32)
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Sweet ultimate frisbee play results in a score (0:29)
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Stare down kid knows his big moment (0:39)
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Is a banana boat super team realistic to imagine? (1:53)
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Coors Field or Coors Lake? (0:45)
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Stephen Jackson: Ibaka has no one to blame but himself (1:41)
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QB Boykin charged from Alamo Bowl arrest

The Seahawks' Trevone Boykin will be arraigned Aug. 1 on an assault charge stemming from his Dec. 31 arrest in San Antonio when he was playing for TCU.

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When Jay Leno's joyride goes wrong (1:02)
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Auriemma: Summitt defined women's basketball (3:25)
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WWE Raw recap: Seth Rollins makes a statement (2:01)
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Jon Jones glad to be fighting in same era as McGregor (1:21)

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Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

The Warriors' meeting with Thunder free agent forward Kevin Durant is Friday afternoon in The Hamptons, a source told The Undefeated.

NBA 

ESPN FC: Best of Social Media
Soccer 

Ross Dyer breaks down what's trending in social media, including Poland fun facts and Steve Mclaren's heartbreaking expression.

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Soccer 

Poland vs. Portugal breakdown
Soccer 

ESPN FC's Ross Dyer and Steve Nicol offer predictions for Thursday's quarterfinal clash.

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Soccer 

Melvin Upton Jr.'s master plan
MLB 

  • Rob a homer
  • Double off a runner
  • Rule the world (probably)

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MLB 

Banana boat super team?
NBA 

Michael Rapaport shared his thoughts on Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and LeBron James taking a vacation together again: "I don't know what [Carmelo Anthony's] doing riding around with these guys."

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NBA 

Unfamiliar territory for Willis
Tennis 

After winning his first ever Grand Slam match, Marcus Willis will now face 17-time major champion Roger Federer in the second round at Wimbledon.

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Tennis 

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Story online soon with @Chris_Broussard: ESPN sources say Dwight Howard has set up free-agent meetings after July 1 with Atlanta and Boston.

NBA 

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite a bruised shoulder joint, that came from running into the wall Tuesday at full speed, Dodgers CF Joc Pederson was hopeful he could be back to action "in no time."

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Wade open to other offers?
NBA 

Dwyane Wade's initial contract discussions with the Miami Heat have not produced a common ground between the parties, and he is preparing to field outside offers when free agency opens Friday, sources tell Brian Windhorst. Story

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NBA 

Nationals blank Mets in Giolito's debut
MLB 

No. 1 prospect Lucas Giolito pitched four scoreless innings in his major league debut as the Nationals defeated the Mets 5-0.

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MLB 

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs reliever Travis Wood discusses playing left field and pitching in the Cubs 7-2, 15 inning win over the Reds on Tuesday.

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Cubs maul Reds in 15th inning
MLB 

With the Cubs up a run in the 15th inning, Javier Baez hit a grand slam to extend Chicago's lead to 7-2, which served as the final score in the victory over the Reds.

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MLB 

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon discusses using 3 pitchers in left field on Tuesday night in a 15 inning 7-2 win over the Reds. Two of them actually pitched including Travis Wood who was the hero.

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Just call him Anthony 'The Tarp' Rizzo
MLB 

Because he has 1B covered. The Cubs' first baseman made a spectacular catch as he stretched over the tarp, reminding us of two other amazing tarp grabs by Rizzo.

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MLB 

Coors Field or Coors Lake?
MLB 

Storms passed through Denver causing flooding in the park before the Rockies-Blue Jays contest.

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MLB 

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers CF Joc Pederson suffered a bruised AC joint in his right shoulder after colliding with the wall in the eighth inning Tuesday, but X-rays were negative for broken bones. Pederson was sore afterward with limited mobility in his right arm and it remains unclear how long he will be out. A decision on a DL move was not made after the game.

Coastal Carolina says plan on at CWS
College Baseball 

Facing elimination, Coast Carolina topped Arizona 5-4 to force a final game for the national championship on Wednesday.

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College Baseball 

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Lucas Giolito didn't get the win, but it wasn't his fault. He allowed the Mets one hit in four scoreless innings before the rains came and ended his big-league debut. After the skies cleared, the Nats won 5-0 to up their NL East lead to 4.5 games.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said Curtis Granderson has been dealing with a "small" calf strain. It's the same reason he sat Sunday. He had trouble loosening after rain delay.

Bryce Harper's Sweet Sixteen
MLB 

No, the Nationals' slugger isn't celebrating a birthday. But he crack a pitch for his 16th HR on the season.

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MLB 

Phelps: 'I didn't feel good the whole race'
Olympic Sports 

Michael Phelps says "I felt the nerves" in evaluating his performance on Tuesday at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials and describes what it was like to have his son, Boomer, in the stands.

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Olympic Sports 

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Maybe the biggest Spurs development tonight: One well-placed source insists San Antonio's free-agent interest in Mike Conley is overstated.

NBA 

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Once Diaw is officially on the Spurs' books for next season after June 30, his $7 million salary for next season becomes fully guaranteed.

NBA 

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Spurs could shave $4 million off next season's payroll if they waive Boris Diaw this week, but sources say San Antonio is keeping Diaw.

NBA