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Michael Jordan will donate $2 million to groups working to end police-related shootings

The NBA legend has a history of staying silent publicly instead of using his platform for social change, which makes this statement and and contribution significant. Michael Jordan, the current Charlotte Hornets owner and legendary NBA...Show More Summary

C.J. McCollum agrees to 4-year, $106 million extension to stay with Trail Blazers

Portland gets to keep its star backcourt intact. The Portland Trail Blazers and guard C.J. McCollum have agreed to terms of a four-year max-contract extension that will be worth $106 million, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Show More Summary

If USC holds up in the trenches, the Trojans can compete with Alabama

The Trojans have the pieces to contend in a season-opening blockbuster, as long as they hold their own inside. USC and Alabama are going to play each other to kick off their seasons at Dallas' AT&T Stadium on Sept. 3. And when they do,...Show More Summary

Yankees trade Aroldis Chapman to Cubs, per report

The Cubs are shipping three players to New York for a Chapman rental. The Chicago Cubs have added an important piece to the back end of their bullpen on Monday, acquiring closer Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees in exchange for...Show More Summary

What we learned from WWE Battleground 2016

The directions of both RAW and SmackDown are more set today than they were, thanks to a largely entertaining Sunday night. Battleground has come and gone, and the stacked card didn’t disappoint. Somehow, a match with no title changes...Show More Summary

PGA Championship odds 2016: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy among favorites at Baltusrol

There will never be an overwhelming favorite like Tiger Woods, and we get a cluster at the top again this week for the PGA Championship. What big three? At the start of the week in Baltusrol, Dustin Johnson is your ever-so-slight favorite to win the PGA Championship. Show More Summary

NFL determines Peyton Manning did not use PEDs

Manning has been cleared of any wrongdoing alleged in the Al-Jazeera America report on PED usage. After a seven-month investigation, the NFL announced there is "no credible evidence" that retired quarterback Peyton Manning used any type...Show More Summary

You're not counting Michigan State out of the 2016 Big Ten title race, are you?

Bill C.'s 128-team college football preview series is nearing the end of the Big Ten. It's the Spartans' turn. Check out the advanced-stats glossary here. Below, a unique review of last year's team, a unit-by-unit breakdown of this year's roster, the full 2016 schedule with win projections for each game, and more. 1. Show More Summary

Greg Jennings announces his retirement after 10 years in the NFL

After a productive career, Jennings is finished with football. Veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings took to YouTube to announce his retirement from the NFL. Jennings’ productivity has declined in recent years, and in his announcement,...Show More Summary

You’ll be able to watch one NHL game a week on Twitter next season

Welcome to the new age. The NHL and MLB are joining the NFL as the latest major sports leagues to strike live streaming deals with Twitter. Monday it was announced that the NHL will stream one out-of-market game per week on the service...Show More Summary

Big 12 expansion evaluations will come soon. Houston's ready to do 'whatever we have to do'

A star head coach, new stadium in a big city, and familiarity with Lone Star State politics have the Cougars believing in their chances to finally join the Power 5. HOUSTON -- Athletic director Hunter Yurachek swipes a key card and offers a tour of the new football locker room, on the condition that no photos are taken. Show More Summary

The Mavericks are doing right by Dirk Nowitzki

In a sense, the Mavericks’ years-long strategy to chase free agents, miss and reload to the middle is a sign of failure. But it also is exactly how they should honor Dirk Nowitzki’s final days. For the sixth straight summer, the Dallas Mavericks failed to do what they set out to do. Show More Summary

Ohio State’s outrageous recruiting class could still get better

Welcome to The Crootletter (sign up to get this in your inbox every morning!). I'm Bud Elliott, SB Nation's National Recruiting Analyst, and in this space I'll be sharing news, rumors and musings on the world of college football recruiting. Show More Summary

Nick Kyrgios schooled a tennis fan who suggested he stop playing Pokemon Go

Just quietly, how good is Pokemon Go. Honestly been playing that more than tennis — Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) July 24, 2016 Nick Kyrgios is all of us right now. The world tennis No. 18 is utterly addicted to Pokemon Go, and can’t stop playing the game when he’s supposed to be working. Show More Summary

Astros hoping for top prospect magic again, this time with Alex Bregman

Monday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the Astros calling up their top prospect, the baseball Hall of Fame induction, and the Cubs making it harder to root for them. Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. Show More Summary

Preseason Manchester Derby canceled due to major storms in China

It's been a bad week for Manchester United in particular. Want Backheel Breakfast in your inbox? Sign up for the email version here. Did you wake up early hoping to get your soccer fix with some hot preseason action? Well, too bad. The...Show More Summary

ESPN's Joe Tessitore on why the deaths of Nebraska and MSU players hurt so deeply

Good morning. This is the Read Option, your daily college football newsletter. Sign up for this in your inbox! Saturday night, Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and recent Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a car accident in Wisconsin. Show More Summary

Another NFL player is retiring early

Vikings road grading right tackle Phil Loadholt is the latest player to leave the game. LOADHOLT HANGS IT UP: Phil Loadholt is expected to announce his retirement today. The Vikings right tackle is hanging it up at 30. Injuries tookShow More Summary

Fears about Team USA basketball might be overblown

Good morning. We have that and more in Monday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. ONLY TOMORROW: Paul Flannery on Jimmy Butler's relentless forward progress. The Bulls are weird but I'm really excited to see Butler's work...Show More Summary

The unwritten rules of Chris Sale cutting up a throwback jersey because he’s mad at look I don’t even know what’s going on

One of the best pitchers in baseball didn't want to wear a jersey, so he make sure he didn't have to. Seems reasonable when you put it like that. Pretend this is a video clip, and that I’m inhaling and opening my mouth to say something, then shutting my mouth because I’ve thought better of it. Show More Summary

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