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5-on-5: NBA free agency preview

Who is the best free agent not named LeBron? Which team should we look out for? Our 5-on-5 panel sets the scene for a busy summer.

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Daytona to offer Confederate flag exchange

Daytona International Speedway will implement a voluntary flag exchange program this weekend for any fans flying a Confederate flag during the track's traditional Independence Day race weekend.

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Ridnour enters pantheon of oft-traded athletes

Luke Ridnour's head must be spinning after he was traded four times in a week. Here's a look at some other notable athletes who know all too well that sometimes it's better to rent than buy.

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Celtics introduce rookies to history

The Boston Celtics introduced their four rookies Tuesday, then introduced them to the history of the franchise.

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Which athletic achievements deserve an ESPY?

Your vote decides who will take home the ESPY for Best Male and Female Athlete, Best Play and so much more. The results will air on the 2015 ESPYS on July 15 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Don't believe the Blue Jackets were going to offer sheet Brandon Saad but the threat must have been there from someone.

Craig Custance @CraigCustance

This is what happens when you start building up organizational depth as Jarmo Kekalainen has in CBJ. They had the pieces to make this work.

Brandon Saad traded to Blue Jackets
NHL 

The Blackhawks traded the 22-year-old LW, Alex Broadhurst and Michael Paliotta to Columbus for Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin and Corey Tropp and a fourth-round pick in 2016. Saad won Stanley Cups in 2013 and '15.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Chris Sale goes for record-tying 8th straight game w/ 10+ K’s, facing Cardinals. STL: T5th for most games with 10+ K’s vs. opposing SP

U.S., Germany the best of the best
Women's World Cup 

Each has been at all 7 Women's World Cups. The most semifinal appearances? U.S. (7), followed by Germany (5). They're the only 2 countries with 2 titles. The U.S. has won 2 of 3 Women's World Cup meetings against Germany.

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Women's World Cup 

Winner of U.S.-Germany wins World Cup?
Women's World Cup 

This is the fourth meeting between the United States and Germany at the Women's World Cup. All three previous meetings also came in the knockout stage, and the winner of all three games went on to win the title.

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Candlestick demolition nearly complete
NFL 

Construction crews continue taking apart the San Francisco ballpark, the former home of the Giants and 49ers, which hosted its final event last year. The site eventually will become home to a mix of houses, hotels and shops.

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Patrick McEnroe @PatrickMcEnroe

Continues 2 b a huge pet peeve 4 me at majors without lights When should matches be postponed because of fading light? Who makes the call?

How will Jill Ellis balance the U.S. lineup?

"That's the $1 million question," Julie Foudy said, with midfielders Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe back tonight. Foudy, Kate Markgraf and Kristine Lilly search for the $1 million answer.

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Madison Keys' killer shot
Tennis 

The American and 21-seed hit two overhead smashes then a killer cross-court winner in her first-round match vs. Stefanie Voegele at Wimbledon. Play was suspended at 2-2 in the third set due to darkness.

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Confederate flag exchange at Daytona
NASCAR 

Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood is giving out U.S. flags this weekend: "The last thing you want is for anyone to come to a sporting event and really not enjoy that experience because of symbols that really represent things we're not proud of." Story

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NFLPA spokesman calls Vincent 'small'
NFL 

NFL executive Troy Vincent criticized the players' union for spending money to go through the court system to challenge the NFL. In response, George Atallah tweeted: "You consider the infinite number of ways to respond to something like this & simple is best: 'small.'"

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Fed, Rafa and Murray cruise to 2nd round
Tennis 

With wins today in the first round of Wimbledon, Roger Federer has 49 straight first-round wins, and Andy Murray has not lost before the QFs in his last 17 Grand Slam appearances. Rafael Nadal, Fed and Murray all won in straight sets.

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Kvitova: 'More pressure' this year
Tennis 

Petra Kvitova said she loves Wimbledon and that there is a "different feeling" she has as the champ because "you played well last year, and you just don't want to lose in the first round."

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Who starts, who sits for USWNT?
Women's World Cup 

Said Julie Foudy: "This is going to be the toughest decision coach [Jill] Ellis has to make because they had some success in that last lineup against China, and she's got two players coming back off double-yellow card suspensions."

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The Mavs' big sell to DeAndre Jordan

Dallas envisions a bigger offensive role for the free agent Clipper. With Dirk Nowitzki's outside shooting opening things up, the Mavs believe Jordan's high-flying game can flourish. Getting Jordan to buy in

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NFL exec Troy Vincent critical of NFLPA
NFL 

"Look at the amount of money being spent on legal fees for a handful of people. ... Men are in transition who aren't doing well, and yet $8M to $10 million dollars a year is spent in court fees." Vincent Q&A

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NFL 

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

And word is Rondo, wherever he goes next, could well go the one-year-contract route as he looks to rebound from bumpy season with Celts/Mavs

Calipari denies Kings' rumors
NBA 

Said Chris Broussard of John Calipari and Sacramento discussing a job: "It's not a stretch they may have talked about it to some degree." Could Calipari be swayed to leave Kentucky? "It would take some ownership stakes."

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