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Serena drops first set, rallies into semifinals

Serena Williams is still on track for a true Grand Slam as the five-time Wimbledon champion rallied to beat Victoria Azarenka on Centre Court to reach the semifinals.

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Cuban fined $25K for talking free-agent deals

The NBA has fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $25,000 for publicly confirming the team's upcoming free-agent deals with DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews, league spokesman Tim Frank said.

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Doolittle: Ranking big men FA signings

With the NBA's annual moratorium taking effect last week, big men have dominated free agency. Bradford Doolittle ranks the free-agent signings of the top four bigs by their expected impact.

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Did A-Rod get snubbed? (1:26)
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2015 ESPYS: Vote for best team

The six teams nominated for 2015 ESPY for Best Team posted dramatic wins, upsets and amazing championship seasons. But who was the best of the best? Vote now!

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Austin Dillon: It was a wild wreck (3:17)
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3hJason Reid

Reid: Kyle Shanahan in his best role yet

New Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has quietly worked wonders with marginal QBs. Now he gets Matt Ryan as he auditions to be a head coach. You could hardly ask for a better fit.

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FSU releases QB Johnson in wake of bar incident (3:17)
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4hEamonn Brennan

Looking ahead: Gonzaga Bulldogs

Gonzaga will be good. Gonzaga is always good. The Bulldogs are in position to make a deep tournament run, but then, that's nothing new.

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2hScott Burnside

Hall of Fame debate: Chris Osgood

Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood put up great numbers and was a part of three Stanley Cup teams. But does he deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?

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Matt Moore struggles through 2nd

In just his 2nd start of the season, the Rays LHP gave up 3 runs on 2 hits vs. the Royals. With 2 outs and a runner on, Moore had an HBP, BB, HBP and then gave up a 2-run single before getting the 3rd out. Follow live

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

It's a one-year minimum deal for Villanueva, who won a lot of admirers in Dallas in his first season as a Mav

Charlie Villanueva returning to Mavs
NBA 

The Mavericks forward wrote a blog post announcing his return, saying: "Good news Dallas fans! I'm ecstatic to announce that I will be returning back to a Mavericks uniform this upcoming season."

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NBA 

Bonner blames iPhone for wonky elbow
NBA 

Matt Bonner on his 3-point shooting dip last season: “Everybody is going to find this hilarious, but ... when the new iPhone came out it was way bigger than the last one ... you have to stretch further to hit the buttons, and I honestly think that’s how I ended up developing [tennis elbow].” (via Concord Monitor)

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NBA 

Role-playing bigs still available
NBA 

ESPN's Chris Broussard told SportsCenter if you're not shopping for a superstar, you can still fill some needs in free agency. Players like Amar'e Stoudemire, Carlos Boozer and Josh Smith are still available.

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NBA 

No mercy for Micronesia
Soccer 

How does this even happen? Micronesia's three-game humiliation in the Pacific Games concluded with a 46-0 loss to Vanuatu. Yes, in soccer. You have to see it to believe it.

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Soccer 

Ian O'Connor: A-Rod snub no big deal
MLB 

"I don’t really have a huge problem with it because ultimately at end of the day, Alex Rodriguez being in a 15th All-Star Game is not going to help in him long-term nearly as much as, say, winning a ring with the Yankees without Derek Jeter, without using PEDs -- assuming he’s not using them anymore.” (via Mike & Mike)

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MLB 

Serena Williams' report card
Tennis 

Williams was a winner in every which way in a three-set quarterfinal victory over Victoria Azarenka and could not be any more prepared to go after Grand Slam No. 21. Grades

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Tennis 

Herm: 'We're a collection of our choices'

Herm Edwards told SportsCenter that dismissed FSU QB De'Andre Johnson allegedly striking a woman is "something we can not tolerate and should not tolerate."

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Aaron Brooks headed back to Chicago

Sources told ESPN that Brooks and the Bulls agreed to terms on a new one-year deal that the veteran guard will be able to sign as early as Thursday. (via ESPN's Marc Stein)

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NBA free agency winners and losers
NBA 

Sure, LaMarcus Aldridge makes the Spurs an obvious winner and the Trail Blazers not so much. But Grantland's Zach Lowe also hands out free agency participation ribbons to teams like the Knicks and Lakers. Early results

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NBA 

Denorfia's clutch single gives Cubs lead

After scoring just 1 run in 18 innings, the Cubs doubled their output in the third inning against the Cardinals. Chris Denorfia hit a 2-out single against Tyler Lyons to put Chicago up 2-0. Follow live

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Foudy: What the win really means for U.S.
Women's World Cup 

How do you put Carli Lloyd's World Cup in perspective? Writes Julie Foudy: "We know of the countless kids who grow up dreaming about scoring a goal in a World Cup final. Now they will be dreaming about scoring a hat trick in a World Cup final. And why not?" Confidence and conviction

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Women's World Cup 

Watch: USWNT rally on SportsCenter
Soccer 

The U.S. women are celebrating their first World Cup victory since 1999 with a live rally in L.A. you can watch on SportsCenter. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Soccer 

Was Rory McIlroy irresponsible?
Golf 

ESPN's Kevin Maguire on McIlroy's injury: "He's a 26-year-old athlete who likes to exercise. Kicking the ball around isn't something we should fault him for. ... He could have just as easily suffered the same injury tripping down the stairs due to an untied shoelace."

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Golf 

Brady decision looms over Pats' summer
NFL 

Mike Reiss writes, "While I think Roger Goodell would consider reducing the suspension, I'd be surprised if he vacates it based on my view of the league's handling of the issue to this point." Patriots mailbag

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NFL 

Agnieszka Radwanska: I'm very pleased
Tennis 

Radwanska was very happy to make the semifinals at Wimbledon after a hard-fought win over Madison Keys: "It was very tight, point by point and game by game."

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Tennis 

Vandeweghe: Sharapova unsportsmanlike
Tennis 

Coco Vandeweghe accused Maria Sharapova of "moving around" during her second serve.

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Tennis 

EA Sports to include women in FIFA 16
Soccer 

Good Morning America looks at EA Sports including women soccer stars in its FIFA franchise for the first time. Said Sydney Leroux: "Now little girls can play this game, and they can be us."

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