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Lowe: Spurs among biggest winners in free agency

With LaMarcus Aldridge landing in San Antonio, the Spurs have a chance to be devastating in the reshuffled Western Conference, Zach Lowe writes.

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Cops drop JPP investigation due to jurisdiction

Police in Coral Springs, Florida, are no longer investigating Jason Pierre-Paul after determining that the fireworks incident involving the defensive end did not take place in their jurisdiction.

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Djokovic survives five-set test from Anderson (1:21)
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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 the 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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Athletes as fans: Giancarlo Stanton (0:31)
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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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Austin Dillon: It was a wild wreck (3:17)
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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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NBA 

Stephen Curry tweeted out a video of his first run-in with David Lee (when Lee was with the Knicks) to bid his buddy being traded to the Celtics.

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Amin Elhassan: LeBron abusing his power
NBA 

Insider Amin Elhassan is concerned LeBron James wants to help his agent/friend Rich Paul on Tristan Thompson's deal more than he is with filling out the Cavs with the best talent. “He’s earned the right to have the power to say, ‘Let’s get the best team on the floor that we can.’ But if it’s because I want my agent, I want our side business, our side hustle to be happy, he’s overstepping his bounds.” Listen to Ryan Russillo Show

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Denard Span has MRI on back
MLB 

The Nationals CF continues to have nagging back spasms, and he had an MRI this morning. Said Span: "A little anxiety waiting to see what's going to happen, but just gotta wait. I want to know what the root of the problem is so we can take the correct course of action."

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Pujols will make his return to HR Derby

Albert Pujols, who leads the American League in homers, said he'll enter the contest for the first time since 2009. This will be his fourth time entering and he reached the semifinal in 2003, 2007 and 2009 (but hasn't won).

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Lineup analysis for tonight: Go A-Rod
MLB 

“If there's a Yankee to consider rostering in this one against Sonny Gray, think Alex Rodriguez. He is one of the team's hottest hitters over the past week (5-for-19 with a home run and four walks), and has 13 homers and a .912 wOBA vs. righties this season.” More lineups

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Super Mario throws down a jam
NBA 

Orlando's Mario Hezonja doesn't need a power-up mushroom to show off his leaping ability because he's already 6-foot-8. The Thunder learned that in their summer league game.

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Azarenka: 'Put aside the noise'
Tennis 

Victoria Azarenka was frustrated after being asked about grunting during her match today and why it always comes up with women players. "I was practicing next to [Rafael] Nadal and he grunts louder than me."

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With Pierce gone, Wiz add Anderson

Alan Anderson has agreed to join the Wizards on a one-year, $4M contract, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Anderson, 32, averaged 7.4 points and shot 44.3 percent from the field in 23.6 minutes per game for the Nets last season.

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U.S. women to get rare ticker-tape parade
Women's World Cup 

The only people to get honored in the Canyon of Heroes in the last 16 years are the Yankees and Giants. The last one for non-sports event was for Senator John Glenn and fellow crew members of the U.S. space shuttle Discovery in 1998. When honored on Friday, they will be the first women's sports team to get the honor.

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Key players, picks for U.S. at Gold Cup
Soccer 

All eyes are on new captain Michael Bradley as the U.S. begins its defense of the CONCACAF title tonight. What to watch for (Insider)

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Soccer 

KC's last 3 wins have been walk-offs
MLB 

Paulo Orlando's grand slam gave the Royals their third straight win via a walk-off. They didn't have any walk-off wins in their first 44 wins this season.

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MLB 

Pelton: Warriors win David Lee trade

Insider Kevin Pelton notes that Golden State could save as much as $35M through the deal and didn’t have to give up any picks. Boston now has an even more crowded frontcourt. Trade grades (Insider)

Lee an asset in NBA Finals
NBA 

David Lee only played 39 minutes in the Finals, but the Warriors outscored the Cavs by 16 in that time with an offensive efficiency of 111.4. Golden State outscored Cleveland by 27 in the 259 minutes without Lee with an offensive efficiency of 103.3.

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Marlins deemed market efficient

According to a study by NerdWallet, Miami is "the most financially efficient baseball team in our study [using payroll data since 2000]." The Marlins are currently 35-48.

Royals walk-off in stlye

Paulo Orlando hit a walk-off HR in his first MLB game since May 29. He was called up from Triple-A on Monday. It was his first career walk-off hit of any kind -- in his first career plate appearance with the bases loaded. Box score

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Paulo Orlando with walk-off grand slam. Royals win 9-5. It was 3rd walk-off GS this season: Derek Norris on May 29 Todd Frazier on June 17

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Giants officials have been in South Florida since Monday night but still have not been able to visit JPP. Waiting patiently, hoping he's OK.

Police end probe into JPP incident
NFL 

After investigating Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul's fireworks accident, the Coral Springs (Fla.) Police Department has determined the incident did not take place in their jurisdiction and have dropped the probe. It's still possible another police jurisdiction launches an investigation.

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