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Minor league shortstop makes phenomenal diving barehanded catch

He makes it look easy, too. This is Reed Harper. He plays for the Carolina Mudcats, which is the Class A-Advanced team for the Atlanta Braves. So maybe you'll see him in a few years! You know, because the Braves are so hard up for a good defensive shortstop. (h/t Carolina Mudcats)

Robin Lopez agrees to join Knicks, barring DeAndre Jordan signing with New York

Lopez will fit in nicely in New York, assuming DeAndre Jordan doesn't choose the Knicks. Free agent center Robin Lopez has agreed to sign with the New York Knicks, but will only do so if DeAndre Jordan opts to sign somewhere else, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Show More Summary

Jeanie Buss expects brother Jim to step down if Lakers don't contend within 2 years

Jim Buss promised that the Lakers would be in contention by 2017 or he'd resign. Lakers president of basketball operations Jim Buss said last April that he will resign in Los Angeles isn't able to make a deep playoff run in three years. Show More Summary

Kings offering Wes Matthews 4-year deal worth $65 million, per report

Sacramento is going all in on bringing in Matthews. The Sacramento Kings are going all in on Wes Matthews, offering him a four-year, $65 million contract despite his Achilles injury, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Matthews is also being pursued by the Mavericks, who are considered the favorites, and the Raptors. Show More Summary

Diddy avoids felony charges over UCLA kettlebell attack

The rap mogul will not face felony charges stemming from a fight with UCLA coaches. Good news came for Diddy on Thursday night, as the Los Angeles District Attorney's office has declined to file felony assault charges against him, according...Show More Summary

Damian Lillard won't let LaMarcus Aldridge leave Blazers without a fight

Lillard returned to the country from Paris to meet with Aldridge. Damian Lillard isn't ready to see teammate LaMarcus Aldridge leave Portland just yet. Fresh off signing a five-year extension worth at least $125 million, Lillard is flying to Los Angeles for an unscripted visit with Aldridge as he considers his options. Show More Summary

Lavoy Allen agrees to 3-year deal with Pacers

Allen will return to Indiana after he was traded to them a season and a half ago. Lavoy Allen has agreed to re-sign with the Indiana Pacers on a three-year deal, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. Monetary terms were not yet...Show More Summary

Wizards reportedly close to acquiring Jared Dudley from Bucks

The 29-year-old would give the Wizards another veteran. The Washington Wizards are "closing in" on a trade for Milwaukee small forward Jared Dudley, according to a report from ESPN's Marc Stein. The move is a salary dump for the Bucks...Show More Summary

Dale Earnhardt Jr. experiences life as a trucker

Earnhardt live-tweeted his experience traveling from North Carolina to Daytona riding on a semitruck. As the majority of drivers do, Dale Earnhardt Jr. flies almost exclusively on a private plane to wherever NASCAR is racing that particular...Show More Summary

Carli Lloyd is the weirdest world class professional athlete ever

She will annoy you to the point of rage, and then she will make the greatest clutch play you've ever seen. Carli Lloyd can exist in your life as a sports fan in three ways. In the first way, you come into a United States women's national team game blind, knowing nothing about any of the players. Show More Summary

Dwyane Wade signs 1-year, $20 million deal with Heat, per report

The star shooting guard is sticking around Miami for at least one more year. Dwyane Wade has re-signed with the Miami Heat on a one-year, $20 million contract, according to the Associated Press. The three-time NBA Champion seemed like a shoo-in to finish out his career in Miami where he started it, but tensions started to flare in the offseason. Show More Summary

NBC prepared to give NASCAR fans coverage they deserve

Sprint Cup races shifting from FOX to NBC beginning Sunday is a much-welcomed change. As NBC Sports takes over broadcasting duties of the Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series this weekend, analysts Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte received a mandate...Show More Summary

The U.S. women are gonna kick Japan's ass SO HARD

The USWNT will face off against Japan on Sunday in the World Cup Final, where they WILL avenge 2011's heartbreaking loss. Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to SB Nation on YouTube

Iman Shumpert looks like an anglerfish now

The offseason can be a wild time for some NBA players. Iman Shumpert on the other hand is happy chilling outside with the latest hair style OH WAIT WHAT I'M ONLY LOOKING CLOSELY NOW. To be fair, Shump did just get PAID; he can do whatever the hell he wants this summer. When probed by reporters as to why he changed his hair: I dreaded it up for a little bit bro. Fair enough, bro!

Mets' manager thinks human sacrifice is their last chance

Well, they do have more starting pitchers than they need for one rotation. Things are not going great for the Mets. They've lost three games in a row, and have fallen 12 games back in the standings over the last two-plus months: whereas...Show More Summary

Lakers get a second chance to impress LaMarcus Aldridge, according to report

Aldridge will meet with them again despite reportedly being underwhelmed by their initial presentation. Despite falling flat in their first meeting, the Los Angeles Lakers will have a chance to sit down with LaMarcus Aldridge for a second time, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Show More Summary

Packers DL Datone Jones suspended 1 game for violating NFL's substance abuse policy

Datone Jones will miss Week 1 in 2015, due to a one-game suspension for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Datone Jones has been suspended by the NFL for the first game of the 2015 season, according to Rand Getlin of the NFL Network. Show More Summary

The Heat are trying to join the race for LaMarcus Aldridge, according to report

Can Miami actually pull this off? The most popular man in the NBA right now is LaMarcus Aldridge. The free agent forward has already met with the Spurs, Suns, Lakers, Raptors, Rockets and Knicks, and now there's another team that wants a meeting with him. That would be the Miami Heat, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. We'll update this post as it develops.

Antonio Gates suspended 4 games for violating NFL's performance enhancing drugs policy

Antonio Gates was suspended four games for violating the league's performance enhancing drugs policy. San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for a violation of the league's performance enhancing drug policy, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. Show More Summary

This is the most aggressive mid-game crotch adjustment we've ever seen

Sometimes you just gotta fix your crotch in the middle of baseball game: Not only did the Cubs' Chris Coghlan need his crotch adjusted, the back of his pants needed it too: Might want to get this changed Chris Coghlan! #Cubs @Cubs @TotalCubsMove — Rick Strom (@RickStrom) July 2, 2015 (h/t @david_j_roth)

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