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How the Cubs won: Unconventional and unexpected home runs

4:37 PM ET Jacob Nitzberg, ESPN Stats & Information The Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. The Cubs improved to 9-1 against the Reds this season, including 6-1 at Great American Ball … Continue reading

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Colts lock up Luck with massive long-term deal

4:44 PM ET Mike WellsESPN Staff Writer Close Previously worked at Indianapolis Star, covering the Indiana Pacers for nine seasons Also covered Vikings for St. Paul Pioneer Press Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay stuck to his word and secured franchise … Continue reading

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With humor, Tom Brady responds to Danny Amendola's pingpong story

3:11 PM ET Mike ReissESPN New England Patriots reporter Close Covered Patriots since 1997 Joined ESPN in 2009 During appearances on ESPN’s NFL Insiders and NFL Live on Tuesday, New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola relayed a story about … Continue reading

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Council: No 5-7 teams in bowls until 6-6s picked

2:23 PM ET Heather DinichESPN Staff Writer Close College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University All bowl-eligible teams with 6-6 records must be chosen for a bowl game before any teams with a 5-7 record can … Continue reading

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Shaq: My son should play for LSU, MSU or UK

1:44 PM ET Myron MedcalfESPN Staff Writer Close Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato If it’s up to Shaquille O’Neal, his son will play college basketball for LSU’s Johnny Jones, Michigan State’s Tom … Continue reading

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CCU's Marks sets out to prove himself again in CWS final

2:00 PM ET Mitch ShermanESPN Staff Writer Close Nebraska/Big Ten/Recruiting reporter. Joined ESPN in 2011. Graduated from the University of Nebraska. OMAHA, Neb. — With the college baseball season down to one game and Coastal Carolina involved, it’s a safe … Continue reading

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NFLPA balks at probe, but Peyton likely will help

2:22 PM ET Dan GrazianoESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2011 New Jersey native and author of two published novels The NFL Players Association continues to resist the NFL’s attempt to interview the active players named in a six-month-old … Continue reading

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Federer stops Willis; Djokovic extends streak

2:30 PM ET ESPN.com news services LONDON — Roger Federer ended British qualifier Marcus Willis‘ feel-good Wimbledon run on Wednesday, while top-seeded Novak Djokovic achieved another Grand Slam milestone with his second-round victory. Federer swept past the 772nd-ranked left-hander 6-0, … Continue reading

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Best option for Durant? Stay with Thunder

9:30 PM ET Sometime in the next 10 days, Kevin Durant will have made his decision where to play basketball next season. He’s heading overseas on July 9 for a promotional tour, and according to sources, he plans on having … Continue reading

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Sources: Durant to meet with OKC before frenzy

12:35 PM ET Chris BroussardESPN Senior Writer Close Senior Writer for ESPN The Magazine Formerly at the New York Times, 1998-2004 Covering the NBA since 1995 Kevin Durant will meet with his current team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, on Thursday, … Continue reading

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