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Watch live: Wales, Northern Ireland scoreless at half

Tune in to the round-of-16 match between Wales and Northern Ireland on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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Poland clinches quarterfinal spot (2:01)
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Nick Ames ESPN FC 

Not a great first half at Parc des Princes. Best chances to Northern Ireland, but tempo slow on the whole. Evans and Norwood are harrying incessantly in the NI midfield - and we've seen next to nothing of Bale.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Calvin Johnson gets asked about a comeback whenever he is in public. It's not happening, though. Airports become tricky because he always hears it.

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Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

So far, just two possible free agents have reportedly picked up their 2016-17 player options: Caron Butler and Mo Williams.

Bale limited in first half
European Championship 

Gareth Bale had 11 first-half touches in the attacking third. He averaged 22 in the first halves of his first three Euro 2016 matches.

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Nominee for 'Goal of the Tournament'
European Championship 

You're going to want to see this clutch goal over and over again.

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Are the Knicks interested in Joakim Noah?
NBA 

Brian Windhorst says playing in his hometown along with former teammate Derrick Rose is an option.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected Anthony Rizzo returns to the Cubs lineup after missing the last two games (back) while rookie Willson Contreras starts his first one in left field. Jason Heyward once again leads off with Albert Almora batting ninth against the Marlins.

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Evan Longoria is batting third in the first game of a doubleheader for Tampa Bay. Saturday's slate starts at 1:05 p.m. ET. All the lineups

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Calvin Johnson, talking for the first time since retiring, said he knew at the start of the 2015 season that it would be his final year. Confided in family and eventually told some teammates. Said his body couldn't hold up anymore.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Calvin Johnson said he is happy in retirement and not planning any sort of comeback. He is a happy man.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Calvin Johnson demonstrated the obstacle course at his camp, including the ladder drill he used to do and flipping tires for five yards. At some point, Dominic Raiola joked "comeback," which elicited a laugh from Johnson.

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Federer: 'Very, very sad' to have surgery
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Roger Federer points to the "one stupid move" that caused his 2016 season to not go as expected.

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Gabriele Marcotti ESPN.com 

And now it's the Northern Irish fans who sing "Are you England in disguise?" at the Welsh...

Jalen Rose translates Obama's call
NBA 

This is what the president really meant when he called Cavs coach Tyronn Lue.

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Wales-Northern Ireland not typical
European Championship 

Wales starts as the favorite but Gab Marcotti writes that Northern Ireland has shown it can adapt. All-UK clash

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European Championship 

Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

Northern Ireland fans absolutely delighted to be in Paris for a Knockout Stage match.

Gabriele Marcotti ESPN.com 

Wales fans singing "Are you England in disguise?" at Northern Ireland. Not meant as a compliment.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Buffalo Sabres coach Dan Bylsma is thrilled with the hockey vibe in the city and hopes it only gets better.

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Why is Bryce Harper struggling?
MLB 

Tim Kurkjian is not concerned about Harper's trouble with the curve.

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How Poland overcame a Swiss wondergoal
European Championship 

Poland went the final 70 minutes without a shot on goal but still advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time ever.

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European Championship 

Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

Gareth Bale and Wales warming up for Northern Ireland in Paris!

Is Reyes the boost the Mets need?
MLB 

Tim Kurkjian says that Jose Reyes isn't the player he used to be.

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Twellman: Wales in a new role
Soccer 

Taylor Twellman says Wales is in an unfamiliar position against what's sure to be a defensive Northern Ireland today.

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Nick Ames ESPN FC 

A wall of red at one end and - you'll have to trust me - a wall of green at the other. It's Wales v Northern Ireland at Parc des Princes, and it's a wonderful, surreal thing that this is happening.