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Boomers upset Argentina in Olympic warm-up

Australia's male basketballers have shown promising signs less than a fortnight out from the Rio Olympics with an upset victory over world No.4 Argentina.

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7hESPN Staff

Kyrgios sledges Australian fans

Controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios has taken a whack at Australian sports fans after bowing out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

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15hZach Lowe

Will the Magic's latest reset work?

Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go as planned, and now the Magic are hoping their latest plan has them on the rocky road to becoming an Eastern Conference contender.

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5hMatt Walsh

AFL Power Rankings Round 18: Hawks rise

The reigning premiers have surged to the top of ESPN's AFL Power Rankings, while the injury-hit Bulldogs took a tumble.

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1dBrett Okamoto

Hunt calls out 'cheater' Lesnar, UFC over doping

Mark Hunt accused the UFC of not doing enough to fight performance-enhancing drug use in MMA and ripped Brock Lesnar as a "cheater" following the former heavyweight champion's failed drug tests.

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19hBill Barnwell

Barnwell's bounce-back teams for 2016

After experiencing a bunch of bad luck in 2015, the Cowboys and Tony Romo look primed to improve this season. Bill Barnwell predicts which NFL teams will rise and decline in 2016.

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Odell Beckham Jr. shows no mercy at his camp (0:22)
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Ricciardo set for his 100th Grand Prix (1:55)
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20h

Russia doping whistleblower appeals IOC's ban

Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova is appealing her ban from the Olympics, saying it was based on incorrect information and dubious legal grounds.

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Bench-clearing brawl leads police to come on field (0:24)
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PTI: Aussies too critical of Olympic village accommodations? (0:53)
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Russia to cooperate with IOC (1:02)
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2dLaurence Edmondson

Yellow flag debate divides Mercedes drivers

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg remain at odds over the issue of yellow flags and Rosberg's pole position lap at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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Ricciardo's smiling again (1:21)

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No Bull

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  • Bull riders, rodeo clowns are a special breed

    - Greg Growden

    ESPN columnist Greg Growden headed out for a night at the Professional Bull Riders Australian National Finals and discovered being a cowboy isn't easy.

Tying The Knot

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  • Photos: The weddings of the NFL offseason

    - Alisha Miller, ESPN.com

    Russell Wilson, Sam Bradford and Earl Thomas are among the NFL stars who got hitched this offseason. We have the pictures to prove it.

Racing Ahead

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  • How the 2017 F1 grid is shaping up

    - Nate Saunders

    ESPN looks at how the 2017 grid currently looks after Mercedes confirmed two more years with Nico Rosberg at the team.

That's Outta Here

'Garnett-like'

Green And Gold Flavour

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  • Australian players helped raise WNBA to a higher level

    - Mechelle Voepel

    Australians wanted to play at the highest level. But the reality is, they helped raise the bar in the WNBA. And outside of the United States, no country has had a greater impact on the league.

Golden Chance

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  • Boomers a gold medal chance in Tokyo - Goorjian

    - Jake Michaels

    Former Boomers coach Brian Goorjian does not expect Australia to be in medal contention in Rio, but believes they can be a realistic gold medal chance at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Possible No.1?

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  • Knightmare's AFL Draft Power Rankings: July

    - Christoper Doerre

    Each month, ESPN.com.au AFL draft expert Christopher Doerre - aka Knightmare - unveils his power rankings. Who's rising, who's sliding?

Balancing Act

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  • The delicate balance of NBA team building

    - Zach Lowe

    The Mavs and Knicks are learning how quickly the free-agency period can fill a team with positive hope but also create uncertainty about the future.

From The Mag

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  • The Secret History Of Tiger Woods

    - Wright Thompson

    The death of his father set a battle raging inside the world's greatest golfer. How he waged that war -- through an obsession with the Navy SEALs -- is the tale of how Tiger lost his way.