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FIFA is giving the U.S. $2 million for its World Cup win. It gave Germany $35 million in 2014.

The U.S.-Japan World Cup final set ratings records for Fox Sports and drew worldwide attention to the women’s game, but the champions will go home with $2 million, which is $33 million less in prize money than Germany did when they won the last men’s world cup according to the BBC. From the Guardian: “In the last four to five years, it’s been changing more than maybe in...
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Cubs pitcher Jon Lester finally records first career hit

After 10 seasons in MLB and 67 at-bats, Cubs pitcher Jon Lester finally got his first career hit Monday night against the Cardinals. Lester hit St. Louis pitcher John Lackey and was able to reach first for an infield single.
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Russell Wilson says he knew he'd date Ciara before ever meeting her

Russell Wilson sat down for a nearly hourlong Q&A at the The Rock Church in San Diego on Sunday and revealed some intimate aspects about his relationship with singer Ciara. Wilson discusses his faith throughout the 48 minute video, but starting at the 22:30 minute mark he talks about the collapse of his first marriage with his high school sweetheart. That, inevitably, led to...
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Tony Romo on Dez's contract: 'I think it will work out'

Count Tony Romo among those in the Dallas Cowboys organization not worried about Dez Bryant missing games. When asked about the wide receiver during a media session at his football camp back home in Wisconsin, the quarterback brushed aside any concerns. "The NFL is a business, it really is," he said, per Mike Ramczyk of MyRacineCounty.com. "You'll see that side sometimes, with...
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Packers don't plan to release TE Andrew Quarless, despite arrest

The Green Bay Packers plan to stand by tight end Andrew Quarless following his July 4 arrest in Miami Beach, Florida. According to two sources, the Packers have no plans to release the sixth-year veteran, who was charged with a misdemeanor for discharging a firearm in public. According to the police report, Quarless fired two shots into the air outside a parking garage and was arrested...
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Alexander Radulov won't rule out NHL return in 2016

When it comes to professional hockey players outside the NHL, there might not be a better one in the world right now than Alexander Radulov. And now that he is entering the final year of his contract with CSKA Moskow in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, he is keeping all of his options open, including what might be a possible return to the NHL in 2016. Originally drafted by the...
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LeBron James thinks his 'legacy will speak for itself'

There is little doubt that LeBron James is as he put it, "the best player in the world." James did literally everything he physically could to will the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory in the NBA Finals but injuries and the sheer brilliance of the Warriors was too much for one man to overcome. This was James' fourth Finals loss and the question about his legacy was immediately brought...
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Coyotes Sign Strome to Entry-Level Contract

Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed center Dylan Strome to a three-year entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to sign Dylan to an entry-level contract,” said Maloney. “Dylan is a very talented player and all he's done his entire career is lead his teams and...
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Julius Randle: 'Excitement, hunger, anticipation' over Lakers practice

Not since Julius Randle suffered a season-ending broken leg during his NBA debut last year has the power forward engaged in an organized practice with teammates. Not until Monday, that is. Randle, the Los Angeles Lakers' top draft choice in 2014, joined other members of the team's summer league squad for a practice session at the team's facility leading into Friday's game against...
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Miami Legacy Michael Irvin Jr. Commits To The Hurricanes

Michael Irvin became “The Playmaker” during his stint at Miami in the 1980s, and now his son will have the chance to follow in his footsteps in Coral Gables. Michael Irvin, Jr., a three-star tight end from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas, committed to the Hurricanes this afternoon.
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Rangers will need to get creative to move Choo

Remember all the talk about Texas and Cole Hamels? Oh, the Rangers still could justify such a trade, even after getting thrashed by the Angels all weekend and falling below .500. Hamels is under control for three additional years and possibly four. The Rangers plan to contend during that period regardless of how this season turns out. Thing is, the Rangers already have a potential...
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Patrick Roy: New Avalanche coaching hires to be announced soon

On the eve of the Avalanche’s development camp at Family Sports Center, the media availability session with the Avalanche’s top three 2015 draft choices has just ended at the Pepsi Center. I’ll have a feature on Mikko Rantanen soon, and a supplementary blog post on Nicolas Meloche and A.J. Greer. Patrick Roy was there, too, and I asked him about his staff realignment following...
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2015 MLB All-Star Game: Full AL and NL rosters

The All-Star Game pitchers and reserves for the American and National Leagues are being announced live on the Esurance All-Star Selection Show on ESPN, followed by the nominees for the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote in both leagues. NATIONAL LEAGUE Pitchers LHP: Madison Bumgarner, Giants RHP: A.J. Burnett, Pirates LHP: Aroldis Chapman, Reds RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates...
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Jason Frasor designated for assignment by the Royals despite 1.54 ERA

Veteran reliever Jason Frasor, who signed a one-year, $1.8 million deal with the Royals in November, has been designated for assignment and dropped from the 40-man roster. Frasor has a 1.54 ERA in 26 appearances this season after a decade-plus of solid setup man work, which makes cutting him loose seem bizarre.
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Sources: Leandro Barbosa to return to Warriors with $2.5M deal

Veteran guard Leandro Barbosa has agreed to a new one-year, $2.5 million contract to stay with the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, league sources told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne. Barbosa, 32, has bounced all over the league in his 12 seasons, playing for six different teams. He was taken 28th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in 2003 before being traded to the Phoenix Suns,...
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Veteran d-man Gervais signs in German League

Journeyman Bruno Gervais has signed with Eisbaren Berlin of Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the club announced on Monday. Gervais, 30, spent last season with Colorado’s AHL affiliate in Lake Erie, scoring 13 points in 71 games.
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Rivers hopes PED suspension doesn’t hurt Gates’ reputation

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers believes Antonio Gates when he says that his four-game suspension was the result of accidentally taking a banned substance. Rivers says that although he can’t be positive that Gates wouldn’t cheat by taking performance-enhancing drugs, he thinks he knows Gates well enough to know that’s not the kind of person Gates is. “Can I 100 percent...
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Kansas City not likely to be in mix for new franchise

Now that the NHL's application process for markets and ownership groups interested in purchasing an expansion franchise, the picture for who is in and who is out should become pretty clear in the coming weeks. One market that appears unlikely to have anyone step up and apply on its behalf is the oft-rumored expansion/relocation candidate of Kansas City. Despite the presence of an...
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Bucks' President: Without arena funding, team will move to 'Las Vegas'

Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin told Wisconsin lawmakers Monday that time was of the essence in approving $250 million in public funding for the proposed arena in downtown Milwaukee or the NBA will move the team to another city. At an informational hearing held by the state Legislature's Joint Finance Committee, Feigin said the Bucks owners' purchase agreement for the team...
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Capitals re-sign Evgeny Kuznetsov

The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Evgeny Kuznetsov to a two-year, $6 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Kuznetsov, 23, earned 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists) in 80 games with Washington last season, marking the most points a Capitals rookie has registered in a season since John Carlson (37) in 2010-11. The 6’2”...
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Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat targeting Jamal Crawford

Northeast Ohio Media Group has confirmed an ESPN report that the Cavaliers are exploring the possibility of trading for one of the most electric sixth men in the league: shooting guard Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers. The club is looking into using the Brendan Haywood non-guaranteed $10.5 million salary to acquire the scoring specialist. The 15-year veteran is a combo...
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Graphic De’Andre Johnson punch video likely means no NFL for him

As noted earlier today regarding the lingering lack of interest in running back Ray Rice, we all know what an assault looks like. But when we can see it, that changes everything. For Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson, who in theory could have become the next NFL quarterback groomed for success by coach Jimbo Fisher (joining the likes of first-rounders JaMarcus Russell...
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Cavaliers 'exploring' trade for Clippers' Jamal Crawford

On Sunday, the Cleveland Cavaliers were looking at trading for Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson, but talks hit a snag after the deal became too complex. The intricacies of the deal could still be worked out, but according to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Cavs may have now shifted their focus to acquiring Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford instead. This is a much simpler deal and...
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Albert Haynesworth: Redskins made him lose his 'passion for football'

Dear 14-year-old Albert, I know your knees hurt so bad right now that you can’t sit in the car for more than 20 minutes at a time, but don’t freak out about it — it’s just growing pains. What did you think was going to happen drinking two gallons of whole milk a week? You start high school this fall, and you’re just going to keep getting bigger. You’re going to grow...
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Raiders offensive line coach: Trent Richardson's 'quickness came around'

Having been the subject of enough jokes in his first three years in the NFL to last his entire career, Trent Richardson headed to Oakland this offseason to join the Raiders. It doesn't really seem like an obvious fit for a fourth-year running back looking to rebuild his career after a mediocre rookie season in Cleveland and two atrocious seasons spent with the Colts. By signing...
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