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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The NFL frenzy begins!

By Amanda Rykoff

NFL: Let the football frenzy begin! Just one day after reaching an agreement on a 10-year collective bargaining agreement, it's back to business in the NFL. Today marks the first day players can enter team facilities and trade discussions can open. Teams can negotiate with, but not sign, free agents. Starting at 10 a.m., NFL teams can sign rookies and undrafted free agents, so expect a lot of activity. Get cracking on your fantasy football cramming, the regular season starts in 44 days.

MLB: We've got a full slate of action, so check your local listings. Will the Mariners ever win again? Seattle looks to snap its franchise-record 16 game losing streak at the Yankees (Doug Fister vs. CC Sabathia, 7:05 p.m.). ... In a potential playoff preview, the NL West-leading Giants visit the NL East-leading Phillies (Tim Lincecum vs. Vance Worley, 7:05 p.m.). ... The first-place Pittsburgh Pirates look to win two straight at Atlanta (Jeff Karstens vs. Tommy Hanson, 7:10 p.m.). ... The Tigers and White Sox continue their AL Central showdown (Justin Verlander vs. Jake Peavy, 8:10 p.m.).

WNBA: The WNBA returns from its All-Star break with five games tonight. The Connecticut Sun (9-5), just one game behind Indiana in the Eastern Conference, take a three-game winning streak into Chicago to face the Sky (8-9), winners of five straight home games (8 p.m.). ... Phoenix (10-5) has lost eight straight to the visiting Storm (8-7) and hopes to break that streak against the struggling Seattle team. The Mercury can take the Western Conference lead with a win and a Minnesota loss to Los Angeles (8 p.m.). ... San Antonio visits Washington (7 p.m.) and Tulsa hosts Atlanta (8 p.m.).

Information from ESPN Stats & Information was used in this report.