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Texans owner won't judge Raiders S.A. buzz
As chairman of the finance committee, Texans owner Bob McNair's opinion will impact any team's move. With the Raiders reportedly considering a move to San Antonio, Texas, he said Tuesday he is withholding judgment until he knows all the facts.

Report: Highest initial Bills bid for $1B-plus
Three initial bids were submitted Tuesday to an investment bank handling the sale of the Buffalo Bills, the Toronto Sun reported.

Lisicki sets WTA record with 131 mph serve
The WTA says Sabine Lisicki has hit the fastest serve in the history of the women's tennis tour, reaching 131 mph (211 kph).

Giants' Wilson (neck) has tests, won't practice
New York Giants running back David Wilson underwent a battery of tests on his neck Tuesday night and will not practice until at least next week.

Durant lauds LeBron's move, unsure of own
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant congratulated LeBron James on his decision to return to Cleveland but says he's not sure if he'll play for his hometown Wizards when he becomes a free agent.

Twins add undrafted RHP with 100 mph arm
In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitcher who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs in a California summer league but has never been drafted.

Cards, CB Peterson agree to record $70M deal
The Arizona Cardinals have agreed with Patrick Peterson on a five-year contract extension, a deal the Pro Bowler said Tuesday night is worth $70 million with $48 million guaranteed, which makes him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.

Boeheim calls Rose 'most impressive' player
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose continues to open eyes in Team USA's training camp as he makes his way back from the torn meniscus in his right knee that cost him all but 10 games of the past season.

Dodgers' Scully will return for 66th season
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Tuesday night that Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will return for his 66th season in 2015.

Police: Cards' Abraham passed out at wheel
An officer found John Abraham passed out behind the wheel of his black Dodge Challenger at around 4 p.m. ET June 29 at the intersection of an Atlanta suburb after he had left the Pink Pony strip club, according to a police report.

Riggs accidentally shoots self, out of UFC fight
Newly signed UFC welterweight Joe Riggs was involved in a firearm-related accident in his home Monday, according to UFC officials.

Castro fly in 16th ends Cubs' longest game
Catcher John Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a scoreless top half, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Machado homer puts O's past Angels in 12
Manny Machado led off the 12th inning with a home run off Cory Rasmus and gave the Baltimore Orioles a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.

Lakers greats hail 'right guy' Scott as coach
Byron Scott says being the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers is "a dream come true."

Silva, Diaz return as main event for UFC 183
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will return to action Jan. 31 in a 185-pound contest against Nick Diaz at UFC 183 in Las Vegas.

Stephen A. Smith off air for one week
ESPN has announced that commentator Stephen A. Smith will not be appearing on ESPN2's "First Take" or on ESPN Radio for the next week. He will return Aug. 6.

Man faces charges for Modell grave urination
Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell.

Sources: Clippers' Griffin has back fracture
Clippers forward Blake Griffin withdrew last week from Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup because he was advised by doctors to give a small fracture in his back more time to heal before the start of the next NBA season, sources told ESPN.com

Rory ready to 'move forward' after Open win
Rory McIlroy is ready to "move on and move forward" following his win at the Open Championship, and it will start at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Ryan on Jets' big boasts: 'It's who we are'
There's a lot of bluster coming from the New York Jets, and Rex Ryan is cool with that.

Agent: Lester didn't tell Sox contract terms
Jon Lester's agent denied a published report that claimed the pitcher's representatives informed the club what it would take to sign him, prompting the club's decision to trade him.

GM admits RG III played too early in 2013
Washington Redskins vice president and general manager Bruce Allen said quarterback Robert Griffin III should not have opened the season as the starter a year ago, not because his knee wasn't ready but rather because of his game.

Kentucky great 'Wah Wah' Jones dies at 88
Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones, a multisport star who helped Kentucky win the first two of its eight national titles and is considered the school's greatest all-around athlete, has died. He was 88.

Seahawks sign NFLPA president, OT Winston
NFL Players Association president Eric Winston signed a one-year deal with Seattle Seahawks, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, confirming multiple reports.

Bulls' Rose: Confidence 'through the roof'
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose says his confidence is 'through the roof' and he's looking forward to proving his doubters wrong this season as he tries to make his way back from two serious knee injuries.

NCAA settles concussion suit with $70M fund
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

NBPA elects 1st big league female union chief
Washington, D.C., attorney Michele Roberts has been voted in as the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, becoming the first woman to head up a major sports union.

Judge rules for S. Sterling in sale of Clippers
A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Manziel A&M jersey expected to fetch $100K
An auction house believes an autographed, game-used Johnny Manziel jersey it is selling will set the record for the highest price ever paid for a college football jersey.

Carlos Tevez's father kidnapped, released Video

Lions table talks with Suh until after season
Ndamukong Suh will not have a deal until at least after the 2014 NFL season.

Jordan rules: 'Cool' with No. 23 for LeBron
Michael Jordan has no problem with LeBron James returning to No. 23 in his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Marlins turn back Nats with 4-run rally in 9th
Jeff Baker hit a two-out RBI single to cap a four-run rally in the ninth inning by the Miami Marlins, who extended their winning streak to five games by beating the Washington Nationals 7-6.

Giants set lofty 70 percent goal for Manning
The New York Giants are setting lofty goals for their new offense in 2014 as new quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf has challenged Eli Manning to complete 70 percent of his passes.

NFL VP defends length of Rice suspension
NFL senior vice president of labor policy Adolpho Birch strongly disagreed Monday that the league's two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for his domestic violence arrest was too light.

Peterson: Vikes' offense no longer 'predictable'
Now that offensive coordinator Norv Turner has arrived, bringing what should be a more aggressive scheme to the Minnesota Vikings, running back Adrian Peterson said he's playing in the offense he's "been looking for for the past seven years."

Serena feeling fine after virus at Wimbledon
Serena Williams said Monday that she feels fine and is ready to play again after a disturbing performance that scared even her during a doubles match at Wimbledon four weeks ago.

Poll: LeBron's reputation near pre-Decision level
LeBron James is coming back, not only to Cleveland but back into the public's favor.

Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox title ring
A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan.

Sources: Wolves eye PF Young if Love dealt
The Minnesota Timberwolves have expressed interest in Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as a potential replacement for Kevin Love, according to sources close to the situation.

Colts release Rainey for rules violation
Running back Chris Rainey, released Monday by the Indianapolis Colts, was let go for a violation of an undisclosed team rule, coach Chuck Pagano said Monday.

Scott not wasting time: Lakers must play D
Byron Scott says for the chance to coach the team he won three NBA titles with as a player, the wait for his hiring will be worth it in the end.

Noah: Bulls can defeat 'big obstacle' LeBron
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah knows that in order to win a championship this season, he and his team are going to have to push through an opponent that has repeatedly stood in their way: LeBron James.

Ball from McIlroy's Open win up for auction
The ball that Rory McIlroy used during the final round of his convincing Open Championship win earlier this month has been put up for auction by golf auction house Green Jacket Auctions.

Judge: Messi, father must face tax charges
A Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.

Steelers GM: Big Ben deal can wait
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Monday that signing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a long-term contract is just a matter of when, not if.

Ortiz's homer reignites Red Sox-Rays rivalry
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz hit a three-run, third-inning home run Sunday and punctuated the blast with an impressive bat flip -- a move that didn't sit well with the man that allowed the blast, Tampa Bay pitcher Chris Archer.

Redskins fan turning autographs into tattoos
Charlie White, a 41-year-old Redskins fan, is getting players to sign his arm so that he can get the signatures tattooed on him.

Vikings reward TE Rudolph with extension
The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a five-year extension with tight end Kyle Rudolph, according to a league source.

Gordon passes Kahne for fifth Brickyard win
With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.

Emotional Thomas, Torre headline HOF class
Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

LeBron to go back to No. 23 for Cavs return
LeBron James will be back wearing No. 23 for his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers next season.

Dodgers best Peavy, Giants to cap off sweep
Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu's third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory Sunday night.

Hardy 'hates' being distraction for Panthers
Greg Hardy hates that his legal situation has been a distraction for the Carolina Panthers, but that was the only comment the Pro Bowl defensive end made regarding his May arrest.

Jets' Milliner says he is NFL's best cornerback
Dee Milliner, who will enter his second NFL season as the Jets' top cornerback, told the New York Daily News that he believes he is the league's best at the position.

Millsap invited to Team USA training camp
In the wake of multiple withdrawals of frontcourt candidates for the national team, USA Basketball has invited Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap to its training camp this week in Las Vegas, it was announced Sunday.

Cobb: Haven't done enough for new deal
The Packers' Randall Cobb doesn't think he's done enough for a new contract.

Yaz: Ortiz is second-greatest Red Sox hitter
Aside from Ted Williams, David Ortiz is the best hitter in Boston Red Sox history, according to Carl Yastrzemski.

Clark rallies by Furyk to win Canadian Open
Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.

McCoy, Cole get in scuffle at Eagles' camp
LeSean McCoy and Trent Cole got into a fight at Eagles' training camp on Sunday.

Edwards, Roush parting ways after season
Roush Fenway Racing says Carl Edwards is leaving the organization at the end of the season.

Dominating Nibali claims Tour de France title
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has won the Tour de France, becoming the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race in 16 years by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.

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