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Sources: Mavs to decline Dirk option, eye deal

1:47 PM ET The Dallas Mavericks have informed Dirk Nowitzki that they will decline their $25 million team option for next season with the intention of signing the face of their franchise to a new contract, according to league sources. … Continue reading

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Vikings reportedly support Floyd's tea defense

10:53 AM ET ESPN.com news services The Minnesota Vikings reportedly are supporting Michael Floyd‘s claim that any alcohol present in drug tests he took while under house arrest came from drinking kombucha tea. The Pioneer Press reported Saturday that Vikings … Continue reading

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Elliott, Edelman, Baez featured in Body Issue

10:32 AM ET Ezekiel Elliott, Julian Edelman and Javier Baez are among the 23 athletes featured in ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body Issue, which begins its rollout this week on SportsCenter and ESPN.com, and is on newsstands July 7. The … Continue reading

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Jansen on learning languages and becoming a pitcher

8:00 AM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. This interview was conducted in Spanish and has been translated. Read it in Spanish here. Kenley Jansen was born and raised in Curacao. But … Continue reading

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Will Cardinals be second-half sellers?

Time is running out for Dexter Fowler and the Cardinals to turn their season around.  8:29 AM ET Two things can happen to the St. Louis Cardinals between now and July 31 to give general manager John Mozeliak a sense … Continue reading

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Olney: Mets ready to tear down, but trade market will be difficult

As the Mets watch their season spiral out of control, the players can only wonder where they might be traded.  8:14 AM ET The New York Mets were already buried deep in the standings before their four-game series at Dodger … Continue reading

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Giants rookie preps for debut with video game

8:13 AM ET ESPN.com news services San Francisco Giants infielder Ryder Jones was excited to be making his major league debut against a “big name,” so he prepped for New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom by getting in a few … Continue reading

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Pelton mail: Which rookies are most ready to contribute?

Lonzo Ball was the second pick in the draft, but he may be the most NBA-ready rookie next season.  10:14 AM ET This week’s mailbag features your questions on which top-10 picks are most ready to contribute as rookies, the … Continue reading

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Sonnen dominates W. Silva in grudge match

12:59 AM ET ESPN.com news services Chael Sonnen stuck to his guns in his grudge match against Wanderlei Silva, scoring takedowns and keeping much of the fight on the ground to score a unanimous decision Saturday night in the co-main … Continue reading

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Mitrione finishes Fedor after double knockdown

12:30 AM ET NEW YORK — Basically, Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Mitrione simultaneously knocked each other out at Bellator NYC on Saturday night. But Mitrione managed to get up first. In one of the crazier fights in recent memory, Mitrione … Continue reading

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