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Blanding, Brown on why they picked Virginia football

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 06:09 PM PDT

Quin Blanding and Andrew Brown are giving one program a promising 2014 recruiting class.

Dunleavy agrees to two-year, $6M deal with Bulls

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 06:17 PM PDT

Danny Ainge: Celtics not trying to trade Rajon Rondo

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 12:34 AM PDT

The Celtics aren't looking for a complete turnover despite several huge recent moves.

Mayweather may stay in ring a 'little longer'

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 11:41 PM PDT

Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. said on Monday that he might not be done with boxing after all upon the completion of the 30-month deal with Showtime/CBS that he signed earlier this year for up to six fights.

Pettitte sets Yanks' record for career strikeouts

Posted: 02 Jul 2013 12:07 AM PDT

Andy Pettitte has broken Whitey Ford's record for career strikeouts by a New York Yankees pitcher.

Pettitte sets club career K record

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 09:39 PM PDT

L.A. Kings mascot does not like the Dodgers' trade plans

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 03:46 AM PDT

Bailey the Lion is not a fan of Carlos Marmol.

Sources: Dunleavy to sign deal with Bulls

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 08:00 PM PDT

Free-agent forward Mike Dunleavy has verbally committed to sign with the Chicago Bulls later this month, according to sources close to the process.

MLB relievers' motto: 'Throw until you blow'

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 04:43 AM PDT

Relief pitchers aren't usually 100% healthy when they enter games, but they'll never tell

Harper homers in return as Nats rout Brewers

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 08:28 PM PDT

With a home run in his first at-bat, Bryce Harper made sure his return from the DL was noticed. Now it's up to the Nationals to put themselves in the NL East race, says Jon Tayler.

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Harper homers in return, Nats rout Brewers 10-5 (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 08:56 PM PDT

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper celebrates as he crosses home for his solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park Monday, July 1, 2013, in Washington. This is Harper's first game back after being on the disabled list. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- On his first swing back from a knee injury, Bryce Harper hit a curtain-call home run.


AP Source: Islanders buy out G DiPietro's contract (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 08:20 PM PDT

New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro (39) comes out of the net to clear the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Monday, Feb.11, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)

NEW YORK (AP) -- An Islanders team official confirmed that the team will buy out the remaining eight years of oft-injured goalie Rick DiPietro's contract.


Howard, Hawks meet; Lakers finalize pitch

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 10:48 PM PDT

As the Lakers finalized the pitch they will make to Dwight Howard Tuesday afternoon, the free-agent center met with his hometown team, the Hawks, Monday afternoon and met with the Warriors Monday night, sources told ESPNLosAngeles.com.

Harper homers in return as Nats top Brewers

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 09:15 PM PDT

Bryce Harper homered on his first swing since coming off the disabled list and his Washington Nationals teammates quickly joined in, beating the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 10-5 on Monday night.

For some Olympic hopefuls, funding is a hurdle

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 04:09 AM PDT

Short-track speedskater struggles to make ends meet with a monthly stipend of $600.

Sources: Clips consider Redick, Mayo deals

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 10:16 PM PDT

Sources told ESPN.com that the Clippers have this week exchanged sign-and-trade scenarios with both the Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks in potential deals that would bring either J.J. Redick or fellow free agent O.J. Mayo to L.A.

After Clippers prove their worth, Chris Paul agrees to return

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 01:04 PM PDT

New coach, fortified roster and changed culture. That is how the Clippers were able to get Chris Paul to believe in Los Angeles as his free agent destination, writes Lee Jenkins.

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How Dwight Howard took over 2013 NBA free agency

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 02:59 AM PDT

Dwight Howard didn't want to be the sole focus of the NBA. Then a few big things happened.

UFC's Dana White considers dropping fighter bonuses

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 01:58 AM PDT

Company would redistribute wealth to appease fighters critical of how they're payed.

Report: Dunleavy, Bulls agree to two-year deal

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 06:17 PM PDT

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Source: Lakers' Kupchak meets Howard first

Posted: 01 Jul 2013 12:47 AM PDT

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak met briefly with Dwight Howard face-to-face shortly after 12:01 a.m. ET Monday night when NBA free agency officially opened up, a league source told ESPNLosAngeles.com.

Yasiel Puig barely misses cycle as Dodgers beat Phillies

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 06:56 PM PDT

Puig logged four hits as the Dodgers dismantled the Phillies 6-0.

Three teams grab walkoff wins with pennant implications

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 10:41 PM PDT

It took 14 innings, but the Pirates kept their winning streak alive with a walkoff over Milwaukee. Cliff Corcoran looks at Sunday's walkoffs and how they can impact the pennant race.

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Brazil crushes Spain in Confederations Cup final

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 04:58 PM PDT

The highly anticipated Confederations Cup final between Spain and Brazil was a walk in the park for the hosts, who beat Spain 3-0 with two goals from Fred and one from Neymar.

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Report: Paul agrees to $107M deal with Clippers

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 08:59 PM PDT

Brazil dominates Spain in Confederations Cup final

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 04:58 PM PDT

The highly anticipated Confederations Cup final between Spain and Brazil was a walk in the park for the hosts, who beat Spain 3-0 with two goals from Fred and one from Neymar.

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2013 NBA free agency: How every team will spend

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 04:10 AM PDT

Not all NBA teams are equal when it comes to spending.

Crush groove: Chris Davis on historic run for Orioles

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 06:00 PM PDT

All you need to know about Chris Davis, the Orioles' breakout star

Report: Paul agrees to $107M deal with Clippers

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 08:59 PM PDT

Five players who will be risky picks in NBA free agency

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 10:18 AM PDT

Free agency has begun, and players like Monta Ellis will be expecting healthy new contracts. But is Ellis worth the risk? Rob Mahoney lists five players likely to hurt instead of help.

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All the latest free-agency rumors

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 08:00 AM PDT

Sources: Paul to accept Clips' $107M offer

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 11:25 PM PDT

Chris Paul is expected to verbally agree to a five-year, $107 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Clippers shortly after the team is able to officially offer it to him, beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET Monday morning, sources have told ESPN.

O's finish three-game sweep of slumping Yanks

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 08:29 PM PDT

Knicks, Raptors discussing Bargnani swap (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 10:59 PM PDT

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 4: Andrea Bargnani #7 of the Toronto Raptors against the Golden State Warriors on March 4, 2013 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Knicks and Toronto Raptors are discussing a trade to bring former No. 1 pick Andrea Bargnani to New York.


Bolland, who scored Cup-clinching goal, traded

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 05:56 PM PDT

The Blackhawks traded forward Dave Bolland to the Toronto Maple Leafs for three draft picks on Sunday, before adding two more after sending Michael Frolik to the Winnipeg Jets.

Davis hits No. 31, Orioles record for 1st half (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 06:25 PM PDT

Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis follows through on a three-run home run against the New York Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Chris Davis has set a Baltimore Orioles record by hitting his 31st home run before the All-Star break.


Serena and Novak Djokovic face Monday challenges

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 07:09 PM PDT

After a wacky first week, Wimbledon enters its second stanza on Monday. Both Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will have their work cut out for them, writes Courtney Nguyen.

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Stanley Cup-champion Blackhawks trade Bolland (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 05:56 PM PDT

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) holds up the Stanley Cup Trophy during a rally in Grant Park for the NHL Stanley Cup hockey champions Friday, June 28, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Bryan Bickell is sticking with Chicago. Dave Bolland is on his way to Toronto.


Brazil beats Spain 3-0 to win Confederations Cup (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 08:48 PM PDT

Brazil's Neymar, center, lifts the trophy after winning the soccer Confederations Cup final between Brazil and Spain at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Bruno Magalhaes)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The crowd at Maracana Stadium was noisy, hoping for and maybe even anticipating a triumph by Brazil.


Pirates win 9th in row, top Brewers in 14th inning (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 07:10 PM PDT

Pittsburgh Pirates' Russell Martin, center, is greeted by teammates Jeanmar Gomez, left, and Josh Harrison after Martin drove in Gaby Sanchez with a pinch-hit in the 14th inning of the baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Pirate mascot

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- As Gaby Sanchez ''trucked'' around third some 6 1/2 hours after the game began, one thought went through his head.


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Source: Howard's pick guided by title hopes

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 12:17 AM PDT

Dwight Howard's main priority, according to a source close to the nine-year veteran, is finding a destination that will help him win a championship of a different sort.

Report: Paul's reps tell teams he's staying in L.A.

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 10:50 PM PDT

Report: Paul's reps tell teams he's staying in L.A.

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 10:50 PM PDT

Pitch near Miguel Cabrera's head could spur retaliation

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 06:31 PM PDT

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said "somebody pays a price for that."

SI Now: Top NHL draft prospects on expectations

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 11:13 AM PDT

What are top NHL draft prospects Seth Jones, Darnell Nurse, and Nathan MacKinnon expecting Sunday? They sat down with Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray to discuss their professional hopes.

Neck surgery ends season for Dodgers' Beckett

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 10:29 PM PDT

Dodgers' Beckett needs season-ending neck surgery (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 09:18 PM PDT

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Josh Beckett pitches to the Washington Nationals in the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles Monday, May 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery in about 1 1/2 weeks to relieve pressure on a nerve in his neck.


WATCH: Golovkin ends 14th consecutive fight with a brutal knockout

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 05:38 AM PDT

Golovkin's five-year streak survives.

Sources: Paul reps tell teams PG off market

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 12:05 AM PDT

Chris Paul's representatives have told teams not even to bother pursuing the point guard when free agency begins Monday because he will re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to league sources.

Rodney brushes back Cabrera; Tigers irate

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 11:43 PM PDT

Yunel Escobar had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Tampa Bay Rays rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.

Golovkin knocks out Macklin in third round

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 11:41 PM PDT

Undefeated German middleweight Gennady Golovkin stopped English challenger Matthew Macklin in the third round Saturday night to successfully defend his WBA and IBO titles.

Golovkin KOs Macklin in third round to retain titles

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 06:36 PM PDT

Gennady Golovkin wasted little time taking his power directly to Matthew Macklin

Orioles' Chris Davis continues relentless home-run barrage

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 09:06 PM PDT

The first player to 30 home runs this year is Chris Davis, who's been launching balls at a torrid pace. Can he keep it up? Jay Jaffe compares him to baseball's all-time best sluggers.

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Davis hits 2 HRs as Orioles pound Yankees 11-3 (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 08:21 PM PDT

Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis follows through on a three-run home run against the New York Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Curveball, fastballs, good pitches, bad pitches, it doesn't matter to Chris Davis.


Five potential bargains in this year's NBA free-agent class

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 07:41 AM PDT

Looking for a free-agent bargain? How about Pablo Prigioni, who showed playmaking ability in his first season? Rob Mahoney shares some players who could produce on the cheap.

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Katie Ledecky shatters U.S. record at swimming nationals

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 04:51 AM PDT

Ledecky bested Janet Evans' 25-year-old record in the 1,500 freestyle by nearly 5 seconds.

First to 50: Pirates win again behind Liriano

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 10:55 PM PDT

Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones each homered and Francisco Liriano pitched six strong innings as the surging Pittsburgh Pirates won their eighth straight game, 2-1 over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.

Davis hits 2 HRs as Orioles pound Yankees 11-3 (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 07:20 PM PDT

Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis follows through on a three-run home run against the New York Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Chris Davis homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 30, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees 11-3 Saturday night to extend New York's losing streak to four games.


Alvarez, Liriano help Pirates to 8th straight win (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 10:42 PM PDT

Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Jason Grilli (39) and third baseman Pedro Alvarez celebrate after the Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 in a baseball game Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have won eight games in a row, and fans are starting to notice.


Pirates top Brewers, are 1st MLB team to 50 wins

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 07:14 PM PDT

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Former MLB pitcher Justin Miller found dead at 35

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 06:36 PM PDT

Miller pitched for four teams from 2002 to 2010.

Struggling Reds lose Cueto to another lat injury

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 10:38 PM PDT

Braves retire Chipper Jones' No. 10

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 07:58 PM PDT

ATLANTA (AP) -- Chipper Jones still can't believe how much he's adored in Atlanta.

Cuddyer extends hitting streak to 25 in win

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 12:26 AM PDT

Michael Cuddyer homered to extend his hitting streak to 25 games, Jhoulys Chacin pitched eight scoreless innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the slumping San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night.

Former pitcher Justin Miller found dead at 35 (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 08:53 PM PDT

In this February 2010 photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Miller poses during photo day at the baseball team's spring training facility in Glendale, Ariz. Miller, a pitcher for four teams during a major league career that spanned seven seasons, has been found dead. He was 35. Miller's death was confirmed Friday, June 28, 2013, by his agent, Matt Sosnick. Miller's body was found Wednesday night, but the cause of death hadn't been released by the Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Miller, a pitcher for four teams during a major league career that spanned seven seasons, has been found dead. He was 35.


Opinions mixed on whether Marlins should move Giancarlo Stanton

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 10:53 AM PDT

Giancarlo Stanton is one of the few bright spots in Miami, but would bring back a king's ransom in a trade. Should the Marlins move him? Ben Reiter weighs in on the pros and cons.

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Marlins' Fernandez standing out in So. Florida

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 08:22 AM PDT

His story is so epic, it should be an HBO miniseries. His story is so big, he never knows where to begin. With the sharks in the water? The time he was in the boat headed for America in the dead of night, and the officers began shooting? That moment he jumped into the water to save his mother's life? How about those grim weeks he spent in the Cuban prison?

Max Scherzer first pitcher to start 12-0 in 27 years

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 05:54 AM PDT

Max Scherzer is the first pitcher to start 12-0 since Roger Clemens in 1986.

Cabrera, Fielder help Tigers' Scherzer get to 12-0

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 07:13 PM PDT

Geraldo Rivera has a problem with the NFL

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 04:01 AM PDT

Geraldo needs to get some facts straight, though.

Keselowski wins rain-shortened N'wide race

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 09:28 PM PDT

Brad Keselowski took his final lead on the 156th lap and went on to a rain-shortened victory Friday night in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway.

Scherzer remains unbeaten, improving to 12-0 (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 08:40 PM PDT

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer delivers to Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 28, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Max Scherzer is getting as good at deflecting attention from his accomplishments as he is at shutting down opposing hitters.


Scherzer first to start 12-0 in last 27 years

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 09:04 PM PDT

Major league wins leader Max Scherzer became the first starting pitcher to win 12 consecutive decisions to begin a season in 27 years, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 behind a pair of home runs from Miguel Cabrera on Friday night.

Scherzer improves to 12-0 as Tigers drop Rays

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 07:13 PM PDT

The Lakers are getting creepy with their pursuit of Dwight Howard

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 02:02 AM PDT

Repaint the facade of Beverly Hills Hotel with Dwight's jersey.

Braves retire Chipper's No. 10 before game

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 08:25 PM PDT

Chipper Jones still can't believe how much he's adored in Atlanta.

ESPN's Simmons, Clippers' Rivers in war of words

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 05:21 PM PDT

Dale Jr. sets record to claim Kentucky pole

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 05:56 PM PDT

The questions during NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying Friday were how many drivers would raise Kentucky Speedway's record and by how much.

Allen returning to Heat next season (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 04:23 PM PDT

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 20: Ray Allen #34 of the Miami Heat poses for a portrait with the Larry O'Brien Trophy after defeating the San Antonio Spurs in Game Seven of the 2013 NBA Finals on June 20, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

MIAMI (AP) -- Ray Allen was wearing a pair of ski goggles to protect his eyes from the spray of champagne in the Miami Heat locker room last week, and assessed what it was like to be part of another NBA championship celebration.


Report: Ray Allen returning to Heat for next year

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 03:43 PM PDT