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Why Chris Bosh Made the Wrong Decision to Stay with Miami Heat

Link to Media<p>I don’t know what Chris Bosh values in life. I can’t presume to speak for what would make him and his family happy. And if I did know, I wouldn’t be in any position to challenge those things—to tell him what he should want.<p>So, when evaluating Bosh’s decision to spur the Houston …

NBA

2014 Home Run Derby delayed by rain

The players and fans are all prepped and ready for the 2014 Home Run Derby. There is just one problem — rain.<p>Update: Yoenis Cespedes wins Home Run Derby (again)<p><b>Update:</b> After about an hour delay player introductions are now underway.<p>Rain in the Minneapolis area has delayed the start of the 2014 Home …

UFC Fight Night: Rick Story Is in Need of a Big Win

Link to Media<p>Rick Story knows the value of wins and losses within the UFC's Octagon. On Wednesday, the fighter known as “The Horror” will step into the cage for fight No. 16. He's an athlete that's put together a string of impressive performances but has recently looked very subpar.<p>Coming into his …

Subpar

Chandler Parsons on Rockets: 'I was offended by the whole process'

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons wasn't thrilled with how Houston handled his restricted free agency.<p><b>More NBA offseason: Free Agent Tracker |</b> …

NBA

Oklahoma State football investigated

Oklahoma State's football program is under NCAA investigation, a university spokesman told ESPN.<p>The investigation stems from a five-part series by …

Chandlers Parsons, DeMar Derozan make USA Basketball's training camp roster

Chandler Parsons and DeMar DeRozan were late additions to the training camp roster for Team USA as it prepares for the 2014 World Cup in Spain.<p>USA Basketball finalized its 19-man training camp roster by adding Chandler Parsons and DeMar DeRozan to a group of players vying for roster spots on the …

Rockets 'offended' Chandler Parsons

LAS VEGAS -- Chandler Parsons will arrive in Dallas with a three-year, $46 million deal and plenty of motivation after being "offended" by the …

Yoenis Cespedes' Home Run Derby Display Shows He Performs Best on the Big Stage

Link to Media<p>When the lights shine brightest, Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes stars. In the aftermath of a second consecutive Home Run Derby crown, it's becoming abundantly clear that the 28-year-old has a flair for the dramatic.<p>On Monday night, Cespedes stole the show once again.<p>A …

Baseball

Oklahoma State Confirms Football Program Is Under Investigation by NCAA

Link to Media<p><b>Updates from Monday, July 21</b><p>Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy spoke to ESPN's Joe Schad about the investigation into the program:<p>Earlier, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby commented on the investigation, per Schad:<p><b>Original Text</b><p>The <i>Sports Illustrated</i> story that was supposed to shake …

College Football

Team USA announces player pool for FIBA World Cup training camp

Team USA announces its 19 training camp participants, but where are John Wall and Kawhi Leonard?<p>Team USA announced the final roster for its training …

Basketball

Jimmy Graham, Saints up against franchise deadline

Jimmy Graham filed an appeal to the ruling that he'd be tagged as a tight end prior to Tuesday's deadline, potentially buying time for a new contract.<p>New Orleans Saints fans' nervous glances towards the clock are increasing by the minute.<p>The Saints have until 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday to ink star tight …

Cespedes joins Griffey as back-to-back Derby champ

MINNEAPOLIS -- This night -- the night of the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby -- could have belonged to Giancarlo Stanton, who darn near hit one all the …

USA Basketball Announces Roster for 2014 Men's Training Camp

Link to Media<p><b>Updates from Thursday, July 24</b><p>ESPN's Marc Stein reports John Wall will attend Team USA's training camp:<p><b>Original Text:</b><p>In the midst of a wild free-agency period for the NBA, USA Basketball has announced its roster for the 2014 National Team training camp. Many of the biggest …

Basketball

Tim Duncan won't opt out of San Antonio Spurs contract

The San Antonio Spurs will be back yet again next season, with the indomitable Tim Duncan in tow.<p>A person with knowledge of his situation confirmed that the Spurs big man has decided to exercise the 2014-15 player option on his contract that is worth $10.3 million. The person spoke to USA TODAY …