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53mEthan Sherwood Strauss

Durant given hearty welcome by Oracle crowd

Kevin Durant made his debut on the Warriors' home court Tuesday night in a Team USA exhibition game and was given a hero's welcome by the Oracle Arena crowd.

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Why has Team USA basketball been so good so far? (0:56)
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Wine Therapy With Amar'e Stoudemire (2:36)
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Cain struggling on the mound, but crushes at the plate (0:29)
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Coach K: 'The welcoming for Kevin was fantastic' (1:01)
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3hDoug Padilla

MLB warns Puig over wearing customized spikes

Yasiel Puig, who has worn three pairs of custom spikes this season, received a letter from MLB informing him that he will be subject to a fine if he wears customized shoes on the field again.

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13hTodd Archer

Cowboys' risk in Randy Gregory producing no reward

The Cowboys were convinced they could provide pass-rusher Randy Gregory an environment to succeed, but he continues to struggle on the field and off.

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15hBill Barnwell

Barnwell's bounce-back teams for 2016

After experiencing a bunch of bad luck in 2015, the Cowboys and Tony Romo look primed to improve this season. Bill Barnwell predicts which NFL teams will rise and decline in 2016.

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Odell Beckham Jr. shows no mercy at his camp (0:22)
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Should Jordan have said something sooner? (0:54)
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Stoudemire's career full of highlight-reel moments (0:47)
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11hZach Lowe

Will the Magic's latest reset work?

Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go as planned, and now the Magic are hoping their latest plan has them on the rocky road to becoming an Eastern Conference contender.

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Brazil's Olympic sailors unimpressed by dirty Rio waters (1:14)
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Bench-clearing brawl leads police to come on field (0:24)
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Top dunks from the free throw line (1:24)
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Ice Bucket Challenge funds help gene discovery

The Ice Bucket Challenge raised more than $100 million in contributions for the ALS Association, which contributed $1 million to a research project that identified a gene linked to ALS.

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Amar'e Stoudemire sure did like to dunk
NBA 

In honor of Amar'e Stoudemire announcing his retirement from the NBA, SportsCenter takes a look back at the top five dunks of his career, including a monster jam over Anthony Tolliver.

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NBA 

How will the West play out in 2016-17?
NBA 

Will the Warriors' superteam roll to another 70-plus wins? How will the Spurs fare after Tim Duncan's retirement? Our expert panel makes its projections for the NBA's Western Conference in 2016-17. Summer Forecast

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NBA 

Is Amar'e Stoudemire a Hall of Famer?
NBA 

Amar'e Stoudemire put up great numbers for the Suns, but he could be remembered for his disappointing seasons with the Knicks. What are his Hall of Fame chances? Yes or no? (Insider)

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NBA 

Ortiz crushes 25th homer of the season
MLB 

David Ortiz continues his final season in fine fashion with a three-run home run over the wall in right field at Fenway Park to increase his season HR tally to 25.

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MLB 

Why Team USA has been so good so far
NBA 

Marc Stein breaks down why Team USA has looked so impressive in its first few games.

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Ichiro smacks hit No. 2,997
MLB 

On the road to 3,000, Ichiro Suzuki records his 2,997th career hit with a single to left field on Tuesday.

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MLB 

Patriots fans like an angry Tom Brady
NFL 

Actor Matt Damon, a die-hard Patriots fan, said on "The Rich Eisen Show" on Tuesday that Tom Brady is "as focused a human being as I've met. ... It could be a fun season for us." Lovin' Tom

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NFL 

Beckham's one-handed catch over camper
NFL 

Odell Beckham Jr. shows no mercy when he goes one-on-one against campers at his inaugural football camp.

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NFL 

American war hero inspires Team USA
NBA 

Army Maj. Scotty Smiley, who saved his unit in Iraq at the cost of his sight, spoke to Team USA about the meaning of selfless service.

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NBA 

Anthony's town hall unites community
NBA 

Carmelo Anthony's town hall brought athletes, teens and police together as the NBA All-Star continues to try to bridge the gap in broken communities. Melo's platform

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NBA 

It's time for the Royals to be sellers
MLB 

At three games under .500 (48-51), the defending champion Royals are at their low point on the season. Here's why they should be sellers at the deadline. Wave the white flag

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MLB 

Rick Sutcliffe pulls a Chris Sale on his tie
MLB 

Rick Sutcliffe pokes fun at Chris Sale by cutting his tie in half on the air during the Cubs-White Sox broadcast on ESPN.

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MLB 

Gyorko earns title of 'Mr. Doubleheader'
MLB 

For the second time in a week, Jedd Gyorko played both ends of a doubleheader and went deep in each game, crushing five home runs in the four games.

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Is Federer hanging on too long?
Tennis 

The last thing anyone wants is for Roger Federer to not recognize the end is here and not yield to time -- the one enemy that remains undefeated. Call it a career?

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Tennis 

A rose by any other name ...
NHL 

Would not smell as sweet, as evidenced by these Las Vegas expansion team nicknames that fell by the wayside. The Las Vegas Sand Fleas, anyone? Cringe-worthy

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NHL 

Upton brings lots of options to Blue Jays
MLB 

Alex Cora loves the trade that sent Melvin Upton Jr. to the Blue Jays due to how versatile he'll be for the Jays as they look to defend their American League East crown.

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MLB 

The Magic hit reset ... again
NBA 

Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go the way it wanted, so now the Magic are hoping the latest path has them on the rocky road to becoming a contender. Unearthing an identity

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NBA 

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

With a home run Tuesday, the Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal has now reached base in 15 of his 17 games this month. He also has seven HRs in July and 14 on the season.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Klay on his thoughts while watching KD play at Oracle: "This could be a problem."

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

The stuff you find in the bowels of Oracle

There's no doom and gloom for Federer
Tennis 

Roger Federer will miss the Olympics as well as the U.S. Open due to a knee injury, but his decision to miss the rest of the tennis season only underscores how badly he wants to come back healthy -- and win. 'It's the right decision'

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Tennis 

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant discuss getting shut down by James Shields on Tuesday night in his team's 3-0 loss to the White Sox.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about his offense's struggles the last couple of days with White Sox pitching.

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