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2hDave McMenamin

An oral history of the swat that changed Cleveland history

Equal parts superhuman athleticism and out-of-this-world precision, LeBron James' Game 7 chase-down block was the stuff of legend. Here's what was racing through the minds of everyone involved.

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49mRyan McGee

Guess who? Not the teams you predicted

As it turns out, the CWS finals feature exactly what you might have expected: a team from the West Coast and one from the Southeast. They just aren't the ones you would've expected.

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2hBrian Windhorst

Sources: Wolves sell shares to China's Jiang

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has sold minority shares to Meyer Orbach and Lizhang Jiang, allowing Taylor to remain the controlling owner of the Wolves.

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3hMike Sando

Most team-friendly contracts for all 32 NFL teams

J.J. Watt and Aaron Rodgers, who stand to earn a combined $23.1 million from their teams in 2016, are the biggest names on Mike Sando's list of players working under team-friendly contracts.

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Astros' Altuve having a season for the ages

Buster Olney breaks down just how Jose Altuve has progressed from great to better than great this season. Tune in live at 10 p.m. ET to watch Astros-Angels on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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MLB's Week 12 Power Rankings

The Cubs finally showed that they are human but remained No. 1 for the 12th straight week. Still, the Giants are hot on their heels -- and could be poised to make Week 13 an unlucky one for Chicago.

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The evolution of Jake Arrieta -- and his beard

Jake Arrieta's transformation into one of baseball's top pitchers is remarkable in itself. But the Texan's shift from being clean-shaven to having an incredibly thick beard is unprecedented.

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Tougher shot, Steph's 37-footer or Kyrie's 3 to win Game 7? (1:25)
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4hESPN.com

Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

Despite a rough patch, it's been a special season for the Cubs. But will it be 1908 special? Let us know what you think in our weekly poll.

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6hMyles Thomas

Diary of Myles Thomas: Coney Island

Alongside Babe Ruth, Waite Hoyt and our 1927 Yankees protagonist celebrate on Coney Island, ride the Cyclone and enjoy the rest of the Disney World of the Roaring Twenties.

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Melo leads team USA
NBA 

Heading into his fourth Olympics in Rio, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony shares his thoughts on being a team veteran: "It's a special moment."

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

Roger Federer on Marcus Willis' Cinderella story: "I think it's one of the best stories in a long time in our sport, other than Djokovic winning Slams, you know, Rafa doing a good comeback, and Murray playing great. This is the kind of stories we need in our sport. I think it's a great, great story. I'm very excited to be playing him actually. It's not something that I get to do very often. I'm looking forward to that."

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What's next for Iceland?
Soccer 

Iceland accomplished the impossible by beating England, but how will they fair against their next opponent? Vincent Kompany and Roberto Martinez assess Iceland's chances against France in the quarterfinals.

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Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

A new national holiday for Iceland?

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Kyrie goes for Olympic gold
NBA 

Fresh off of an NBA title win, Cavs guard Kyrie Irving discusses how winning has affected his life and why he decided to join USA Basketball's Olympic roster.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Pacers F Paul George on the opportunity to play for Team USA after the horrific injury he suffered in Las Vegas: "It's been a whirlwind. It's been a roller coaster. But I think when you have goal as a kid, it's hard to knock it and it's hard to shy away from it because of an injury. It's something I've always wanted to do since I was a kid, so I'm just fortunate and grateful that I was able to return to form and come back to the player that I was to get this opportunity again to play for a gold medal."

Federer's Wimbledon comeback
Tennis 

For the 18th year in a row, Roger Federer returns to the All England Club to seek his eighth Wimbledon title.

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Back issue not a problem for Kershaw
MLB 

Clayton Kershaw received treatment for minor back discomfort, but remains on schedule to make his next start for the Dodgers on Friday.

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Jena Janovy ESPN Editor 

A rare appearance for Iceland on the big screen at DJ's Dugout in Omaha. It's Husker country. College World Series country. And swim trials this week. Fans here seem to approve.

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Iceland pulls off a stunner at Euro 2016
Soccer 

Check out how social media reacted to Iceland's shocking upset of England. Amazing win

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he is going to "do something different" in his use of Alex Rodriguez, meaning A-Rod won't play against a lot of righties in the near term. Rodriguez had been the regular DH, but his OPS against rightiesis just .584, while vs. lefties it is .837. A-Rod said, "You havent' heard the last of me." A-Rod has been benched for the second straight game. He will start against a lefty on Tuesday, but after that it is uncertain how much he will play.

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CWS finalists making baseball fun again
NCAA 

Cameras have been pointed at the Arizona and Coastal Carolina dugouts throughout the College World Series, making sure not to miss any of the teams' antics. Watch tonight's Game 1 of the CWS at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN & WatchESPN. Fan favorites

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Odds of going to the Euro quarterfinals for England were 60.7% and Iceland were 14.3%, according to pre-tournament odds by Goldman Sachs.

Messi: A once-in-a-generation player
Soccer 

Roberto Martinez analyzes Lionel Messi's comments about leaving the Argentinian national team after a loss in the Copa America final.

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When LeBron changed the Cavs' history
NBA 

Equal parts superhuman athleticism and out-of-this-world precision, LeBron James' Game 7 chase-down block was the stuff of legend. Oral history

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NBA 

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Wilt Chamberlain's headband from 1971 is being sold in SCP Auction's sale in August. Estimate is $4,000 to $6,000

NBA 

Kyrie or Steph take year's toughest shot?
NBA 

Was Kyrie Irving's three-pointer that won Game 7 for the Cavs more difficult than Steph Curry's 37-foot jumper during the regular season? The answer is more intricate than you think.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say Pau Gasol, as expected, officially notified the Bulls today that he's declining his 2016-17 option and going to free agency

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant doesn't want to talk in-depth about his free agency at this USA basketball clinic. But when asked about the Knicks' addition of Derrick Rose, he said, "Derrick Rose is a great player... We'll see after I leave here (about whether he will meet with the Knicks)." KD added "Melo is my friend" when asked about Carmelo Anthony being in his ear.

Euro 2016: Spain had no answer
Soccer 

Spain may have been the favored team, but Italy was ultimately victorious. ESPN FC's Taylor Twellman and Craig Burley discuss Italy's 2-0 win over Spain in the round of 16.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A-Rod on being out of the Yankees lineup for a second day in a row: "I'm a little surprised. I've been here for a long time and I want to be out there every day and I want to contribute. All you can do is control your attitude and your work ethic, and I feel good about both."