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Why Aldridge is worth so much FA fuss

All signs and sources point to LaMarcus Aldridge leaving Portland. What makes him the most-sought-after free agent on the market? Bradford Doolittle, Amin Elhassan and Tom Penn explain.

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Chargers' Gates suspended 4 games for PEDs

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

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23mJohnette Howard

Howard: Serena, Spieth feel Grand Slam heat

Grand Slam and Triple Crown chases are a big deal, as Serena Williams and Jordan Spieth are learning, but the hype is one reason such feats are so rare in any sport, Johnette Howard writes.

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Heat, Lakers to meet with Aldridge
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Ramona Shelburne with the latest on Aldridge, who will meet with Heat president Pat Riley: "When Pat Riley gets in a room, you never know what can happen. A couple years ago he ended up convincing Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh to all sign with Miami."

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Thursday night: To the Max
MLB 

Max Scherzer pitches tonight vs. Atlanta. Washington's ace is 3-0 with a 0.69 ERA in his last three starts. He's thrown 33 strikeouts compared to just one walk.

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Wizards are expected to take Dudley's contract into a trade exception so it only costs them a future second-round pick to bring Dudley in

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say that the Washington Wizards are closing in on a trade for Milwaukee's Jared Dudley. On course to be completed July 9

2015 ESPYs Salute: Bobby Freedman

Bobby Freedman, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, has supported The V Foundation and the ESPYs for more than a decade, contributing charitable donations and fund-raising efforts around auctions in the fight against cancer. 2015 ESPYs: Vote

Oshie for Brouwer trade about change

The Capitals (who got T.J. Oshie) and the Blues (who acquired Troy Brouwer, a goaltending prospect and a third-round pick) both are looking to tweak their identities, according to Scott Burnside. Shaking it up

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Braun stays hot

Ryan Braun extended his hit streak to 7 games with an RBI single in first inning vs. the Phillies. He is 13-23 with 8 RBI in his last seven games. The Brewers lead Philadelphia 2-0 in the early going. Follow live

Dwyane Wade on staying in Miami
NBA 

The Heat guard released a statement that said in part: “The HEAT family and I have shared incredible moments over the years and I look forward to continuing our journey. I am extremely proud of my personal contributions in helping to build the HEAT franchise and for bringing three NBA championship wins to our great city.”

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Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

Sources: #Nets have actively shopped Joe Johnson in the last two days. But teams leery of taking on his contract and gutting their team.

Grantland on Thomas Robinson

After agreeing to a minimum-salary deal with the Nets, Thomas Robinson is headed to his fifth NBA team in four seasons. Will the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 draft finally find a home? The traveling man

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Wade betting on himself with 1-year deal
NBA 

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne discusses Dwyane Wade's one-year, $20 million deal with Miami: “I can see why this deal makes sense -- they’re sort of giving him back some of the money he’s left on the table. But he did not get the long-term stability he was looking for."

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Capitals acquire T.J. Oshie from Blues

The winger will head to Washington in exchange for Troy Brouwer, Pheonix Copley and a third-round 2016 pick. Oshie led the United States to a shootout win over Russia at the 2014 Olympics, converting 4 of 6 shootout shots.

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J.A. Adande @jadande

This is Pat Riley's version of soft and sentimental. Wade had little leverage, but Riley gave him a $4 million raise. For one year.

Dwyane Wade on staying with Heat

"It has been an honor and privilege to play with the Miami Heat the past 12 years. ... For my entire NBA career, Miami has always been my city and my home. I'm overwhelmed with the love and support the Miami community have consistently shown me and my family throughout the years."

Latest NBA free agent news
NBA 

  • Damian Lillard agrees to 5-yr/$120M extension with Trail Blazers
  • Dwyane Wade: agrees to 1-yr/$20M contract with Heat
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (POR) has second meeting with Lakers, will meet with Heat
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69 hot dogs inside the human body

Joey Chestnut ate a world-record 69 hot dogs in 2013's Hot Dog Eating Contest, so Sport Science wanted to see what that looked like from the inside of one's body. Hint: Gross. It looked gross.

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Lillard, Blazers agree to extension
NBA 

PG Damian Lillard has reached a 5-year extension worth $120 million to remain with the Trail Blazers. Lillard averaged a career-high 21 points per game last season.

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J.A. Adande @jadande

Even @ $20 million Dwyane Wade still won't have honor of being Heat's highest paid player (Bosh at $22M) but he can buy gold-plated tissues

Wade signs 1-year deal to stay with Heat

Dwyane Wade agreed to a one-year, $20 million contract with Miami, according to The Associated Press. The SG averaged 21.5 points and 4.8 assists per game last season.

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