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The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers — and leading man LeBron James — kept their winning streak alive by picking up several awards at the 2016 ESPYS.

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Sager: I will never give up, I will never give in (1:40)

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Brady, other stars read “letters” from Peyton (2:28)

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Cena roasts the sports world at ESPYS (9:49)

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Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James took the stage together at the ESPYS in Los Angeles and urged their fellow athletes to be active socially.

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Will The Open champ be a first-time major winner? Michael Collins ranks his top 25 golfers, including who he thinks will have his name engraved on the Claret Jug come Sunday.

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Turner Sports reporter Craig Sager was presented Wednesday with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYS.

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said the possibility of the Golden State Warriors becoming villains to fans due to their confluence of talent will actually be good for the business of the NBA.

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Which coach, player or general manager is on the hottest seat entering 2016? NFL Nation reporters’ picks include a second-year coach in the AFC East and a veteran QB in the NFC East.

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Manning, Wambach, Kobe receive ESPYs Icon Award (5:05)

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‘Hands of Stone’ packs a KO punch on Michael McDonald (0:52)

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Boston’s top pick in the 2015 draft, Terry Rozier, has the best chance among the players in summer league to crack the Celtics’ rotation next year.

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Jermaine Edmondson was granted his release to transfer by Michigan State. The cornerback was in the news earlier Wednesday after he alleged that Draymond Green punched him last weekend.

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Shaq gets dunked on by his son (0:15)

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San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan says he decided to retire after 19 seasons because playing basketball was “not fun anymore.”

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Kobe looking forward to inspiring next generation of athletes (1:01)

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Curry: ‘We gave up a lot to get KD’ (2:07)

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Is Ben Simmons really the next LeBron James? (1:03)

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Art Briles said he’ll return to coaching in 2017 but did not respond when asked whether he’ll be coaching in college or the NFL.

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Cristiano Ronaldo was No. 4, Lionel Messi No. 8 among the highest-earning celebrities in the world over the past year, putting them alongside Taylor Swift and the members of One Direction.

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From 100 to No. 1, we’re counting down the greatest players in baseball history. Today, we reveal the top 10 outfielders at each position of all time.

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Should Mike Trout already be considered one of the best players of all time? And which players did voters overlook? Dan Szymborski evaluates our top 10 outfielders lists.

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Saban and Finebaum get heated over Cam Robinson (1:20)

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We already knew that Michigan State signee Miles Bridges, the No. 8 player in the ESPN 100, could jump. But now we know rims everywhere are in danger.

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Now that his appeal in the Deflategate case has been denied, Tom Brady should accept his fate to serve the best interests of his team, writes Kevin Seifert.

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Patriots are in good hands with Jimmy Garoppolo (0:59)

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It’s supposed to be the Year of the Cubs, but the first half was dominated by Dodgers — particularly ace Clayton Kershaw and rookie Corey Seager. Jayson Stark hands out his midseason awards.

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For a special behind-the-scenes look at the ESPYS, check out our story on Snapchat

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Taelor and Sydni Scott reflect on father’s legacy (3:24)

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They’re playing for millions in the WSOP main event, but several players are managing to find time to take part in the Pokémon Go phenomenon.

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The Dwyane Wade era didn’t end the way Miami envisioned it, but Tom Haberstroh says the timing was right if the Heat follow the proper rebuilding plan.

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Pat Riley has never lacked the will to forge ahead in Miami. Only this time, he no longer has Dwyane Wade by his side to assist in the rebuilding effort.

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From crazy road trips to pillow-soft starts to the season to games that leave you wondering how they ever got scheduled in the first place, a look through the 2016 schedule is eye-opening.

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The College Football Playoff is evaluating whether to move the semifinals to a date other than New Year’s Eve, executive director Bill Hancock said Wednesday.

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Baylor has lured athletic director Mack Rhoades from Missouri to accept the job left vacant after the resignation of Ian McCaw.

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This interactive graphic is part of our project exploring the more than 33,000 annual gun deaths in America and what it would take to bring that number down.

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10hGreg Ostendorf

As part of his summer vacation, Bret Bielema attended the Russell Wilson-Ciara wedding in England.

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Where does Tim Duncan’s departure leave the Spurs? And what should they do to continue their historic run of success? Bradford Doolittle projects the future for San Antonio.

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3hJacob Wolf

Valve has broken its silence with an announcement that addresses the issue of unregulated gambling in Counter-Strike and Dota 2 through its Steam marketplace.

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Christian McCaffrey electrifies with 50+ yard touchdowns (1:18)

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Not all blowouts and big wins are created equally. Phil Steele’s game grades takes into account a variety of factors and names the truly dominating performances over the past three years.

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6hJim Caple

Mont Ventoux has been called “a higher hell.” ESPN.com’s Jim Caple learned the hard way — on a bike — why the climb that ends Stage 12 at this year’s Tour de France has such a nasty reputation.

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Most coaches are basketball lifers, but they have other interests, too. If the heads of each top 25 college basketball program weren’t coaching, which lines of work would they pursue?

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16hJordi Blanco

El coinjunto azulgrana espera que Umtiti y Dinge solidifiquen a su línea de fondo esta temporada.

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