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What you missed at the Olympics: Epic 200-meter final, Allyson Felix will race for gold, Sydney McLaughlin breaks own world record

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More Olympic action? More Olympic action. The Tokyo Games rolled on at -- wait for it -- the track. Allyson Felix started Wednesday morning by booking a trip to the 400-meter final. In the much-anticipated men's 200-meter final, Canadian Andre De Grasse defeated Americans Kenneth Bednarek, Noah Lyles and Erriyon Knighton for the gold.Earlier on…

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McLaughlin breaks 400m hurdles WR to win gold

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10:47 PM ETESPN News Services TOKYO -- Sydney McLaughlin broke the world record. Dalilah Muhammad broke it, too.Only one of the world's best hurdlers could win the Olympic gold medal -- and McLaughlin came out ahead in the latest installment of the best rivalry in track.The 21-year-old from New Jersey won the 400-meter hurdles title…

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Retired QB Rivers says he hasn’t ruled out return

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playWho should the Colts bring in? Rivers or Foles? (2:01)The Get Up crew debates whether the Colts should bring in Philip Rivers or Nick Foles with Carson Wentz out with an injury. (2:01)Months after he announced his retirement from the NFL, former quarterback Philip Rivers says he isn't ruling out a return.Rivers, who retired in…

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Source: Bulls, DeRozan finalizing sign-and-trade

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4:11 PM ETTim BontempsESPN The Chicago Bulls are finalizing a sign-and-trade deal to acquire San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday.DeRozan will sign a three-year, $85 million contract with the Bulls when the NBA's free-agency moratorium is lifted Friday, according to the source. San Antonio will receive forwards…

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Agents: New four-year deal keeps Paul with Suns

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Aug 2, 2021Adrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider CloseHost of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017Phoenix Suns All-Star guard Chris Paul has agreed to stay with the Western Conference champions on a new four-year deal that could be worth as much as $120 million, his agents Steve Heumann and Ty Sullivan told ESPN on Monday.The 16-year…

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Ex-All-Star F Griffin returns to Nets on 1-year deal

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playHow the Nets can fill out their roster around the Big Three (2:04)Bobby Marks and Zach Lowe dive into the limitations the Nets have in filling out their roster around the big contracts of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. (2:04)Aug 2, 2021Tim BontempsESPN Six-time All-Star and five-time All-NBA forward Blake Griffin has agreed…

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Sources: Howard, Ariza among 4 rejoining Lakers

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playHoward returning to Lakers for a third stint (1:06)The Jump crew reacts to the Lakers bringing back Dwight Howard for a third time. (1:06)8:38 PM ETDave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer CloseLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com…

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Bulls bring on Lonzo for $85M, Caruso for $37M

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Aug 2, 2021Andrew LopezESPN The Chicago Bulls and point guard Lonzo Ball have agreed on a four-year, $85 million deal as part of a sign-and-trade agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans, Ball's agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday.The Bulls also reached an agreement on a four-year, $37 million pact with guard Alex…

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Sources: New-look Spurs add McDermott, Collins

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7:58 PM ETTim MacMahonESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMForward Doug McDermott agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract with the Spurs, a source told ESPN senior writer Zach Lowe on Monday, highlighting a quick roster upgrade for San Antonio once free…

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Korkmaz sticking with 76ers on 3-year, $15M deal

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7:50 PM ETTim BontempsESPN The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal to re-sign guard Furkan Korkmaz, his agents, Mike Lindeman and Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports Management, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday.Korkmaz, 24, averaged 9.1 points and shot 37.5% from 3-point range in 55 games, including 11 starts, last season…

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Sources: Raptors, Trent agree to 3-year, $54M deal

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7:33 PM ETTim BontempsESPN The Toronto Raptors agreed to a three-year, $54 million deal with restricted free-agent guard Gary Trent Jr. on Monday evening, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The third year is a player option, sources said.The Raptors had acquired Trent from the Portland Trail Blazers before March's NBA trade deadline in a deal…

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Knicks to re-sign Burks, sources say; Noel, too

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6:33 PM ETTim BontempsESPN In a busy start to the NBA free-agency period, the New York Knicks agreed on a three-year, $43 million deal Monday to bring back former MVP Derrick Rose, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, and have an agreement in place with guard Evan Fournier, formerly of the Boston Celtics, his agent confirmed…

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Duke lands second top-20 commit in four days

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6:57 PM ETJeff BorzelloCloseESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware.Paul BiancardiCloseBasketball Recruiting National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright StateFive-star wing Dariq Whitehead committed to Duke on Sunday, giving Jon Scheyer…

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No. 2 prospect in Ohio State’s class decommits

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7:15 PM ETTom VanHaarenESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writerJoined ESPN in 2011Graduated from Central MichiganESPN 300 cornerback Jaheim Singletary decommitted from Ohio State on Sunday.Singletary is the No. 15 prospect overall and was the second-highest-ranked commit in the Buckeyes' class behind quarterback Quinn Ewers, who is the No. 1-ranked recruit. Singletary is a 6-foot-1, 175-pound…

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Olympic champ Lee adds bronze on uneven bars

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7:56 AM ETAssociated Press TOKYO -- Sunisa Lee came to Japan to win a gold medal. And she did. Just not the one she really, really wanted.The 18-year-old from Minnesota is a revelation on uneven bars, where her routines are an intricate series of connections and releases completed with so much ease it looks like…

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Dressel wins 2 more golds, closes Games with 5

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Jul 31, 2021ESPN News Services Securing his place as one of the biggest stars of the Tokyo Games, Caeleb Dressel became just the fifth swimmer to win five gold medals at a single Olympics.Dressel won two more golds Sunday at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, first winning the men's 50-meter freestyle in an Olympic-record time of…

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Jade Carey’s wild path to the Olympic Games –

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Jul 31, 2021D'Arcy MaineESPN.com TOKYO -- Jade Carey wasn't supposed to be in Thursday's all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics. She had finished in ninth place overall during Sunday's qualifying, but with the third-highest score among the Americans, she wasn't eligible to compete.Besides, she had never competed in an all-around final in a worlds or…

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Olympics 2021 ICYMI: KD passes Melo, a new fastest woman, world record for Caeleb Dressel

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Let's keep these Olympic Games going. On Saturday, Kevin Durant surpassed Carmelo Anthony as the highest-scoring player in U.S. Olympic men's basketball history as Team USA crushed the Czech Republic.We've also got a new fastest woman in the world.Olympics medal tracker | ScheduleAfter beginning her career 4-for-4 in Olympic individual competition, Katie Ledecky earned her…

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Texans QB Taylor: Watson ‘absolutely’ a resource

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playBooger: Deshaun Watson's presence is the definition of a distraction (2:11)Booger McFarland asserts it's time for the Texans to trade Deshaun Watson because of the distractions surrounding the QB, particularly his request to be traded. (2:11)Jul 30, 2021Sarah BarshopESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Packers for ESPN Milwaukee Marquette University graduateHOUSTON -- For the third straight…

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Dodgers see ‘aggressive’ deadline plan bear fruit

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10:17 PM ETAlden GonzalezESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPN in 2016 to cover the Los Angeles Rams Previously covered the Angels for MLB.comAndrew Friedman's reputation as a pragmatic executive who seeks value on the margins and shies away from the headline-grabbing acquisitions is no longer applicable. The Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations, who cut…

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Dressel sets WR; Ledecky dominates 800 free

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9:40 PM ETAssociated Press TOKYO -- Swimmer Caeleb Dressel is pretty much invincible when he has a lane to himself.But give him a deficit of more than 8 seconds?Well, that's too much for even the world's greatest swimmer to overcome with two laps of the pool.On a morning of mixed emotions and chaotic racing at…

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Source: Colts do expect Wentz back this season

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playSpears: Wentz's injury is catastrophic for Colts (1:15)Marcus Spears expresses concern for the Colts' season due to Carson Wentz being out indefinitely with a foot injury. (1:15)12:49 PM ETMike WellsESPN Staff Writer Close Previously worked at Indianapolis Star, covering the Indiana Pacers for nine seasons Also covered Vikings for St. Paul Pioneer PressIndianapolis Colts quarterback…

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Support pours in on social media after Biles’ exit

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Jul 28, 2021Aishwarya KumarESPN.com Simone Biles posted on social media Wednesday night that the outpouring of love and support she has received since her withdrawal at the Olympics has made her "realize I'm more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed."Earlier in the week, Biles withdrew from Thursday's individual all-around competition at…

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U.S. baseball routs Israel in opener; D.R. wins

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YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Japanese league players and different generations of Major League Baseball talent secured wins for the United States and the Dominican Republic on Friday.In their first game in Tokyo, the U.S. thrashed Olympic newcomers Israel 8-1. Joe Ryan, 25, a prospect who was traded to the Minnesota Twins from the Tampa Bay Rays…

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Selemon Barega wins men’s 10,000 metres in all-Africa podium

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Ethiopia's Selemon Barega stood atop an all-Africa podium in the men's 10,000m final at the Tokyo Games. Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesEthiopia's Selemon Barega sprinted the last lap to beat world record holder Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda and win a shock Olympic Games gold medal in the men's 10,000 metres on Friday.The 21-year-old Barega powered down the home…

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U.S. out of mixed 4×400 relay; could cost Felix

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9:29 AM ETAssociated Press TOKYO -- The U.S. men have a long history of faulty baton exchanges in the Olympic track relays. So do the U.S. women.And now, they've flubbed one together.The country's difficult history in relay races reappeared in the Olympic debut of the 4x400-meter mixed relay Friday -- a race practically invented to…

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Sources: Rodgers signs reworked Packers deal

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5:30 PM ETRob DemovskyESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013 Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters AssociationGREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's now in writing that Aaron Rodgers will have a much easier time leaving the Green Bay Packers after this season, if he…

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Sources: Pistons to take Cunningham at No. 1

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The Detroit Pistons have landed on a decision to select Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 pick in Thursday night's NBA draft, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.Detroit officials traveled to New York on Wednesday, met with Cunningham a final time and finalized the decision to choose him at No. 1 in meetings Thursday…

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ESPN to Big 12, Bowlsby: ‘No wrongful conduct’

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4:14 PM ETESPN News ServicesESPN bolstered its response to a Big 12 conference letter that accused the network of trying to "destabilize" the league, writing in a letter of its own that ESPN has "engaged in no wrongful conduct" and that "there is nothing to 'cease and desist.'"The letter from Burke Magnus, ESPN president of…

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Ex-NBA star Odom, ex-champ Bowe book bout

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playLamar Odom defeats Aaron Carter in celebrity boxing match (0:46)Former NBA player Lamar Odom defeats singer Aaron Carter by knockout in their celebrity boxing match. (0:46)3:02 PM ETBen BabyESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduateFormer heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe is getting…

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Fognini sorry for anti-gay slur used in tennis loss

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10:33 PM ETESPN News Services TOKYO -- Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini has apologized for yelling at himself with an anti-gay slur during a loss in the Olympic tennis tournament.Fognini used the offensive Italian word repeatedly during the three-set loss to Russian Olympic Committee player Daniil Medvedev in the third round on Wednesday.Fognini wrote in…

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Croatian bros. add pairs gold to rowing resume

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10:02 PM ETESPN News Services Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic have dominated the men's pair in Olympic rowing, cruising to victory in a race they led from the start Thursday at the Tokyo Games.The Croatians were the heavy favorites. They won double sculls in 2016, then switched boat disciplines and won two world championships…

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U.S. pole vaulter Kendricks out after positive test

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12:35 AM ETESPN News Services American world-champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks will miss the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19.Kendricks' father posted on social media that his son had no symptoms but was informed while in Tokyo that he tested positive and was out of the competition.The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee confirmed the news…

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U.S. women get 50th straight Olympic hoops win

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Jul 27, 2021Associated Press SAITAMA, Japan -- The U.S. women's basketball team won, as usual. It just wasn't in the dominant fashion that the Americans are accustomed to at the Olympic Games.The winning streak for the world's top-ranked team is now 50 games and counting in Olympic competition. A'ja Wilson scored 19 points and grabbed…

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Rolovich to obey all policies ‘for the unvaccinated’

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1:32 PM ETAdam RittenbergESPN Senior Writer Close College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University.Washington State coach Nick Rolovich says the school's administration respects his decision not to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and that he intends to follow all policies "for the unvaccinated."Rolovich on Tuesday spoke at Pac-12 media day in Los…

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Sources: MLB extends Bauer’s leave for 3rd time

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3:24 PM ETAlden GonzalezESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPN in 2016 to cover the Los Angeles Rams Previously covered the Angels for MLB.comThe administrative leave for Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was extended a third time on Tuesday, this time through Aug. 6, sources told ESPN.Major League Baseball was once again given consent by the…

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Chiefs’ Mahomes buys stake in Sporting KC

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2:56 PM ETAdam TeicherESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013KANSAS CITY -- Patrick Mahomes added to the collection of sports franchises that he has a stake in by buying into the ownership group of MLS club Sporting Kansas City."I am grateful for the opportunity to join…

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