Quote of the Day

"For all the criticism that LeBron James received in 2010 for the way he went about his 'decision,' this move here is a big courtesy to the other big free agents in Miami, and also the Miami Heat."
-- ESPN's Jay Crawford, on James opting out of his contract six days before he had to make his intentions known. ("SportsCenter," ESPN2, 6/24)
Tuesday June 24, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 199 Print This Issue

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  • Help Me, Help You

    James opting out of contract may help Heat rework its roster

    Heat F LeBron James will "exercise his early termination option and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1," but the move does not necesarrily mean James "has decided to leave the Heat," according to sources cited by Chris Broussard of ESPN.com. James had until June 30 to "decide whether to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the Heat."

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  • Headed To The Garage

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  • Taking A Gamble

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  • The Web They Weave

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  • Lonely Island

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  • The Old College Try

    CWS attendance is strong again this year, but will that continue if home runs remain at a premium?

  • Fast Forward

    MLB revamps HR Derby to boost competition, quicken pace.

  • Agree To Disagree

    ESPN Production VP defends "First Take" format, content.

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