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'He played hard to get': Venus in winning return with Murray

Venus Williams made a successful return to Wimbledon on Friday as the 42-year-old American took on Britain's Jamie Murray in mixed doubles.
Williams, who played her first event since Chicago last August, and Murray defeated Michael Venus and Alicja Rosolska 6-3 6-7 (3/7) 6-3 in their first round....

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Warriors' free-agent strategy indicates accelerated move to new era

Warriors' free-agent strategy hints at a move forward, originally appearing on NBC Sports Bayarea
The Warriors lost a lot of soul Thursday afternoon when Juan Toscano-Anderson agreed to a contract with the Lakers, and they lost a lot of heart a few hours later when Gary Payton II agreed to a deal...

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What the Lakers’ potential Kyrie Irving trade could look like

Earlier in July, the Los Angeles Lakers re-engaged the Brooklyn Nets in talks to acquire star guard Kyrie Irving, according to multiple sources.
When Irving decided on the final year of his contract on Monday, it looked like he'd be staying in Brooklyn, at least for the time being, but Kevin Dura...

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NBA Twitter roasts Rudy Gobert, Timberwolves after blockbuster trade

NBA Twitter roasts Rudy Gobert, Timberwolves after the blockbuster trade originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Rudy Gobert blocked a lot on the basketball court. Seeing the online reaction to his latest move, he might want to start blocking on Twitter as well.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reporte...

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Kyle Larson wins Xfinity Series pole at Road America

Kyle Larson talks about winning the qualifying pole at Road America on his return to the Xfinity Series for the first time since 2018.

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UFC 278 video: Kamaru Usman, Leon Edwards share intense faceoff following press conference

Watch the staredown between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards after the UFC 278 press conference in Las Vegas.

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Kevin Durant only wants to play for a Heat team that includes Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry?

As for the Miami possibility, which also appears to be in play, I'm told there's a significant impediment on that front. Kevin Durant, it seems, would only want to play on a Heat team that includes Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry. Even if the Heat were willing to put Butler in a deal to ...

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Why Kobayashi no longer competes in the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Kobayashi has not competed in the annual Fourth of July competition since 2009.

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NBA free agency: Kevon Looney's Warriors return was mandatory move

Grading Warriors' move to return Looney to the free hand originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The Warriors' difficult start to the free hand this year just got a whole lot better. Kevon Looney has agreed to a three-year, $25.5 million deal, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported on Friday,...

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Report: Utah Jazz trade Rudy Gobert to Minnesota Timberwolves

The Utah Jazz are reportedly trading three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert for the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
According to Wojnarowski, the Timberwolves will send Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Walker Kessler, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro...

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Nets have no interests in accommodating Kyrie Irving, could use his salary as filler for another trade

[T]he networks have no interest in accommodating Kyrie Irving. You have no interest in doing it. When it comes down to it, maybe a three or four team trade to please the Nets with what they want. To maybe give them a start. Taking draft picks from Phoenix and redirecting them elsewhere...Kyrie co...

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Kyrie Irving definitely considered taking the taxpayer mid-level exception to play for the Lakers

Jake Fischer: “Kyrie Irving definitely considered taking the mid-level taxpayer exemption to play for the Lakers before he made the decision to do so. That's just the truth. He was definitely talking about it with people in his circle. And folks in the league, we're talking about that reality bec...

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NBA Rumors: Danilo Gallinari eyeing these three teams in free agency

Report: C's Among Three Teams Gallinari has interest in joining originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The Boston Celtics are expected to enter the Danilo Gallinari Sweepstakes when NBA free agency begins.
Gallinari was traded to the San Antonio Spurs as part of the blockbuster deal that brough...

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Gary Payton II leaving Warriors for Trail Blazers is massive loss

Warriors deal with massive losses when GP2 hands for Blazers originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
As the clock ticked down Thursday night, all signs were pointing to Gary Payton II leaving the Warriors to accept a contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to two league sources.
Tho...

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Jayson Tatum reacts to Bradley Beal signing max contract with Wizards

Tatum is reacting to Beal's signing of a Max contract with Wizards, which originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Nobody was happier about Bradley Beal getting paid than his longtime pal Jayson Tatum.
The Boston Celtics star, who grew up with Beal in St. Louis, tweeted a congratulatory message a...

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What is next for the CFP after USC and UCLA move to Big Ten?

What will the playoffs look like in the future? However the SEC and the Big Ten want it to be. Dan Wetzel and Pat Forde react to the blockbuster college football news on Thursday.

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The Cardinals are never going to be bad again. How St. Louis concocts a magic brew to play winning baseball every year

In a country on the Mississippi there was once a baseball team that seldom stumbled. Between 1995 and 2011, they only went below .500 three times. For most seasons, they rewarded their loyal, feisty fans with the big bounty of a busy fall, hitting nine postseasons and winning the World Series twi...

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Katie Boulter snubbed by Wimbledon organisers as clash with Harmony Tan shunted to Court 2

Katie Boulter meets Harmony Tan in the third round after beating Karolina Pliskova - GETTY IMAGES
Wimbledon organizers have delivered a stunning snub to British player Katie Boulter by scheduling her third-round match on Court 2 - despite her exploits on Center Court earlier this week.

Boulter s...

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Report: Nets ‘might be’ willing to send Kyrie Irving to Charlotte

As NBA free agency begins, the Brooklyn Nets may be interested in trading Kyrie Irving for a trade package involving some of the Charlotte Hornets' top young talent.
Irving, who has settled on his contract with Brooklyn, has been open about wanting out of the organization and has attracted intere...

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Miles Bridges' wife, Mychelle Johnson, shares disturbing images of alleged assault

Warning: The following article contains stark claims about domestic violence.
Mychelle Johnson, wife of Charlotte Hornets, Miles Bridges, broke her silence this week and released chilling pictures and videos of herself, two days after Bridges was arrested and allegedly charged with domestic viole...

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Warriors re-signing Kevon Looney would be James Wiseman win, too

Why Wiseman would also win from Warriors re-signing Looney originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
SAN FRANCISCO — The likely return and possible loss of Kevon Looney goes hand-in-hand with the start of James Wiseman's career with the Warriors and the development of the young center. Looney sig...

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Otto Porter Jr. NBA free agency 2022: Forward, Toronto Raptors agree to 2-year deal

Free-agent forward Otto Porter Jr. has agreed a two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, with the second being a player option, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The 2022 NBA champion is leaving the Golden State Warriors after a productive first season at the bay. He averaged 8.2 points, 5.7 rebou...

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Report: Celtics looking to sign former Washington Wizards big man Thomas Bryant

The big man is expected to decide later in the morning.

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Seven more players suspended by PGA Tour; Patrick Reed resigns card

With marked efficiency, the PGA Tour added seven more players to the list of those indefinitely banned for attending a LIV Golf event.
In a memo sent to players Thursday, tour commissioner Jay Monahan said those who teed off on day one of the LIV event in Portland, Ore. will join the 17 members s...

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Québec’s new French law could ban English language in game studios

Ubisoft and Eidos Montreal are among the big players that could be affected.

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Devin Booker signing super-max contract extension with Suns

Even before he became a full star, Devin Booker received rave reviews from Kevin Durant.
"You better take care of that boy because he's nice," Durant said in 2017. "He's next. I'll tell you."
Booker's time has come.
Which probably has something to do with Durant favoring the Suns when requesting ...

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AP source: Nuggets and Wizards agree to 4-player swap

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a deal that would send guards Will Barton and Monte Morris to the Washington Wizards for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of ano...

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NBA rumors: Gary Payton II, Trail Blazers finalizing three-year contract

Report: GP2, who inked a three-year, $28 million deal with Portland, originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
It appears the Warriors lost another fan favorite on Thursday.
Journeyman guard Gary Payton II is reportedly set to agree a three-year, $28 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, ...

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Report: James Harden declines $47 million option, plans return to 76ers

The Philadelphia guard plans to return to the team on a more flexible deal, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
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UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov names Conor McGregor win as top career moment

LAS VEGAS — Khabib Nurmagomedov believes his victory over Conor McGregor in their anticipated grudge match was the best moment of his legendary MMA career.
Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC), who landed a spot in the UFC Hall of Fame Saturday at T-Mobile Arena as part of the Class of 2022, retired...

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