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Sources: Jordan picks max deal with Mavs

5mMarc Stein and Tim MacMahon

Sources: Jordan picks max deal with Mavs

DeAndre Jordan and the Mavericks have reached an agreement on a four-year max contract worth in excess of $80 million, sources told ESPN.com.

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Charity wins: A-Rod, Yanks settle bonus dispute

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod

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MLB 

The Giants were swept in Miami earlier this week, so they're looking to get back on track in D.C. Jake Peavy is making his first start since April 17 (back strain) as Gio Gonzalez takes the mound for the Nats. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

MLB 

Red Sox activate Shane Victorino from DL
MLB 

The OF hadn't played in the majors since May 24 because of a calf strain, but he's activated for the weekend series vs. Houston. Boston also placed catcher Blake Swihart on the DL with a sprained toe.

MLB 

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Mark Cuban on DeAndre Jordan: "We think he is going to be our best player for years to come. A franchise player for rest of his career."

Mavs land DeAndre Jordan
NBA 

The former Clipper will return to Texas, he played for Texas A&M in college, and will likely sign a four-year max contract worth in excess of $80 million that includes a player option after the third season, sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein and Tim MacMahon.

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NBA 

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Mavs convinced DeAndre Jordan he was an underutilized gem. They painted a picture -- with stats, X's and O's, etc. -- of Dallas potential.

Doug Padilla @ESPNChiSox

Chris Sale to pitch Monday on an extra day of rest. Carlos Rodon to return to the rotation Sunday.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Second straight day that Tiger Woods drives his tee shot on the par-5 17th into the creek on the right. He's steaming after that one.

Alabama did not respect Cardale Jones

Alabama DC Kirby Smart asked 3 Tide veteran DBs -- Landon Collins, Nick Perry and Jarrick Williams -- what went wrong in Alabama's Sugar Bowl loss. "I said ... 'Where did we go wrong?' ... All three of them said they did not the respect the quarterback." (via 680 The Fan in Atlanta) Vote for ESPYS Best Breakthrough Athlete

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Aces wild in Giants-Nationals
MLB 

Some big-name pitchers are lined up for a key 3-games series among NL contenders. The series starts at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN.

MLB 

Kyle Busch in accident in Daytona return
NASCAR 

Back at Daytona for the first time since he broke his right leg and left foot the day before the Daytona 500, Busch spun nine minutes into the first practice session today. A bump from Brad Keselowski spun Busch's car before being hit squarely in the side by Greg Biffle.

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NASCAR 

Caught up in the Williams-Watson drama
Tennis 

Serena Williams was "more negative than one would think" when she was down 0-3 in the third set to Heather Watson, but the Twitterverse was soaking up the drama. Social reaction

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Tennis 

A-Rod, Yankees resolve bonus dispute
MLB 

New York will donate $2.5 million to the MLB Urban Youth Foundation and $1 million to three other charities after the two sides "amicably" settled a potential dispute over a $6M bonus owed to Alex Rodriguez for tying WIllie Mays' home run total.

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MLB 

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Between the strain of DJ/CP3 relationship and the absolute bromance party Parsons and Cuban put on during the recruiting period, DJ was gone

A-Rod to get ball from 3,000th hit today
MLB 

Zack Hample, the fan who caught Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit June 19, will present the ball to A-Rod today at 5:30 ET. In exchange, the Yankees will donate $150K to a charity that Hample has supported since 2009. Along with the donation, the Yanks will give Hample memorabilia, tickets and other perks.

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MLB 

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Tiger Woods has posted bogey or worse on four holes so far this week. He's bounced back with birdie on the next hole after three of 'em.

Becky Hammon making NBA history
NBA 

She'll be the first female head coach in summer league history. How will players react to a female coach? Said Bruce Bowen: "Most of them have never played for one. so it's going to have to be a process." But a plus on Hammon's side? That she has the blessing of Gregg Popovich.

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I Believe That We Will Worry
Women's World Cup 

USA is a sizable 67% favorite on Sunday according to Fivethirtyeight's WSPI -- but as it showed in 2011, Japan is capable of pulling the upset. Four ways it could go wrong for USA

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Women's World Cup 

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

A lot of teams that have trust issues, dysfunction, etc and do fine. The Clippers made it work for a while, but this exit exposes things

Robin Lopez chooses the Knicks

The free-agent center picked New York over the Lakers, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. Lopez and the Knicks agreed to a four-year contract worth $54M, according to ESPN sources and media reports.

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Tiger falling behind pace at Greenbrier
Golf 

Tiger Woods bogeyed two of his last three holes to fall back to 4 under for the tournament. He's tied for 39th place as leader David Hearn sits at 9 under. Leaderboard

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Golf 

Final: Marlins 2, Cubs 1

Marlins RHP Tom Koehler and the bullpen held the Cubs to just 1 run as Miami took the first game of the series in Chicago. Miami 1B Justin Bour homered for the fourth straight game in the win -- all 4 games Miami has won. Box score

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