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5-on-5: Ranking top NBA free agents and fits

NBA free agency is almost here. With a huge salary-cap jump expected, who are the top available players this year? Can the Cavs add a piece for a second title run? Our NBA experts go 5-on-5.

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Will Simmons or Ingram have more immediate impact? (1:54)
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Can Simmons be a franchise player? (1:59)
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UK sport faces post-Brexit uncertainty

The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union heralds a new era for all walks of life -- and will impact the country's sporting culture, too.

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The offseason of James Harden begins today

After a difficult season, Rockets star James Harden is determined to rebuild a winner in Houston -- no matter what (and who) it takes.

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AAMI Park cleared for Super Rugby clash

Super Rugby officials are confident AAMI Park's pitch issues have been fixed, ensuring the Melbourne Rebels will host their next home game at the maligned venue.

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Thon Maker hopes to inspire through NBA journey

Australian Thon Maker says he hopes he can be an inspiration to refugees around the world after his startling journey to the NBA culminated in him joining Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA draft.

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76ers GM expects Simmons to facilitate change in Philly (1:44)
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Simmons' dad relishes proud moment (0:37)
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Where does Simmons fit in on the 76ers roster? (1:04)
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Cartwright-led Penrith beat Souths

Bryce Cartwright has made a compelling case for a NSW call up after firing Penrith to a 28-26 win over South Sydney on Friday night.

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West Indies beat South Africa by 100 runs

A century from Darren Bravo and a destructive bowling display has helped the West Indies thrash South Africa by 100 runs and set up a date in the Tri-Nations ODI final with Australia.

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Messi's magical 29th birthday (0:30)
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Ben Simmons the next Draymond? (0:53)
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Bucks reach for Thon Maker (1:27)
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Valentine with an epic draft reaction (0:56)
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Future stars of the NBA (0:36)
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Storm to retire ex-MVP Jackson's jersey in July

Lauren Jackson, a three-time WNBA MVP who retired from basketball in late March, will have her No. 15 jersey retired by the Seattle Storm when the team hosts Washington on July 15.

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LeBron wins title, gets NBA impersonator treatment (1:20)
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Crows swoop late and steamroll Kangaroos

A fast-finishing Adelaide steamrolled a flagging North Melbourne by 33 points on Thursday night to bank a fifth consecutive win of the AFL season.

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9hESPN FC

How to Take a Penalty

Getting a penalty in soccer might seem like a surefire way to score a goal, but there's an art to it that is often missed. Those who ignore it from 12 yards out are doomed to miss. Check out our guide to understanding the mysterious ways of the spot kick.

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Vardy agrees Leicester contract extension

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy's representatives have agreed to a four-year contract extension, the Premier League champions have announced.

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Jason Day's delicate Olympic dance

With Rory McIlroy opting to skip the Olympics in Rio this year, Jason Day shoulders an added burden as potentially the face of golf's return to the Games.

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  • Ben Simmons' Master Plan

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    The projected No. 1 draft pick says he has a handle on his future. But what happens when he realizes it's not all under his control?

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  • Scott McLaughlin: Supercars' hottest property

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    The Kiwi's speedy transformation from karting prodigy to Supercars championship challenger may have taken many by surprise, but the 22-year-old always believed he could mix it with the best.

Ahead Of The Game

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  • Why Australia leads sports world in wearable technology

    - Niall Seewang

    The U.S. is making up ground, but teams and leagues Down Under have long been ahead of the curve when it comes to using wearable technology to maximize performance and decrease injury risk.

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Stars On Show

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    Ever found yourself equating Cristiano Ronaldo to Ironman? You're not alone. ESPN FC and Marvel teamed up to bring you the biggest stars who will be hitting France this summer.

Show Him The Money

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  • Ben Simmons signs with Nike

    - Darren Rovell

    Former LSU freshman standout and projected No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Ben Simmons accepted a smaller deal to sign with Nike over adidas, a source with knowledge of the deal told ESPN.

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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.