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Rocky Widner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Mo Williams appears to be headed back to Cleveland.

The point guard tweeted Monday night, "I'm coming home!!!!!  #cavsnation #cityilove #questforaring." He also changed his Twitter profile description to: "Official Twitter page for Cleveland cavs guard Mo Williams."

Sources tell ESPN Williams' deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers will be for two years and $4.3 million.

Williams, who played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and then the Charlotte Hornets this past season, was with the Cavs between 2008 and 2011 before being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. During his time in Cleveland, the 32-year-old appeared in the 2009 NBA All-Star Game.

So far this offseason, the Cavaliers have re-signed power forward Kevin Love and shooting guard Iman Shumpert. The team is also in talks with center Tristan Thompson, who is now a free agent.

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Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. lost his welterweight world title on Monday, the one he won after beating Manny Pacquiao on May 2, for failing to adhere to the World Boxing Organization's (WBO) rules.

According to the WBO, Mayweather failed to pay a $200,000 sanctioning fee and vacate two titles he holds in other weight divisions before the 4:30 p.m. ET deadline on July 3.

Therefore, the WBO said in its resolution Monday that it was "allowed no other alternative but to cease to recognize Mr. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. as the WBO Welterweight Champion of the World and vacate his title, for failing to comply with our WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests."

Mayweather's camp responded to the ruling, telling ESPN, "It's a complete disgrace."

"Floyd will decide what, or if any, actions he will take. But in the meantime he's enjoying a couple of hundred million he made from his last outing and this has zero impact on anything he does," Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said.

ESPN reported earlier this month that Mayweather is set to make between $220 million and $230 million from the May 2 fight.

"Floyd Mayweather has a great deal of respect for each and every organization, as he has always had in his 19-year career, but he will not be dictated to by any organization or person as it relates to his decision making," Ellerbe added.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- AMERICAN LEAGUE
Houston 9, Cleveland 4
Minnesota 4, Baltimore 2, 10 Innings
Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto 2
Tampa Bay at Kansas City (8:10 p.m., postponed, tornado)
Detroit 12, Seattle 5  

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 3, Washington 2
Pittsburgh 2, San Diego 1
St. Louis 6, Chicago Cubs 0
Atlanta 5, Milwaukee 3
L.A. Dodgers 10, Philadelphia 7
N.Y. Mets 3, San Francisco 0

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Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(TALLAHASSEE, FLA.) -- Newly released video shows Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson punching a woman at a bar.

The video released Monday by the Florida State Attorney's Office shows Johnson pushing a woman at the bar before then grabbing her arm and punching her in the face.

The incident took place on June 24.

Johnson later turned himself over to the Leon County Sheriff's Office on June 30 after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Florida State University announced late Monday that Johnson was released from the team.


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Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- On the field, U.S. women's soccer star Ali Krieger turned heads with her team's jaw-dropping win at Sunday's World Cup final.

Off the field, she will be turning heads for a totally different reason because Krieger is among 24 athletes who stripped down and bared it all, tastefully, for the annual ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue."

She joins the iconic list of stars from nearly every sport, including tennis champion Venus Williams, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.

In addition to Krieger, this year’s issue features NBA superstar Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers, gold medal Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., and Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin.

The rules for every athlete is the same -- they all shoot entirely in the buff. Gronkowski's 2012 shoot is legendary among the Magazine's staff because the NFL star ditched the robe entirely and walked around the set nude for the majority of the day.

ESPN The Magazine's team inspects every photo and decides which ones make the cut.

“We have a lot of athletes who come to us and say, ‘we’re dying to be in the “Body Issue,”’ which is a great thing, a great position to be in,” said the Magazine’s Deputy Editor Neely Lohmann. "You would always like to get your Lebron, people like Venus Williams, who is someone I always wanted and she did it last year."

After multiple shoots and thousands of photos, only six athletes are chosen for the 'Body Issue' cover.

“We have 10 possible covers,” said the Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Chad Millman. “We’ll choose six covers, and we’ll be upset about all the ones that we don’t get to choose.”

This year, 22-year-old right fielder Bryce Harper, who is having an MVP season with the Washington Nationals and is the leading vote getter for the National League in this weekend's MLB All-Star Game, was picked as one of the covers.

“It's a lot of fun,” he said. “I've been wanting to do that since I was 15 years old so its really cool to me. God gave me a body so I'm gonna show it off."

To prepare for the photo shoot, Harper said he turned to organic juices.

"Being able to get those nutrients get those supplements inside your body is huge, and it really helps you out," he continued.

Although the athletes are completely nude during their "Body Issue" photo shoots, the Magazine says it's not pornography, but rather an artistic expression of the athletic form and the athletes' private areas are not shown.

“That’s the experiment,” said photographer Peter Hapak. “Basically we have to find the right angle, the right light, just to stay on the right line. When we are not showing too much but also showing something that makes the body look good and makes the image different from the rest when the talents are completely dressed up.”

Harper did his photo shoot at a closed set at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and said stripping down for the shoot didn’t bother him.

“I guess I’m just very comfortable in what my body looks like, and I’m not scared to do anything,” he said. “I’m not scared to show it off in that aspect. ESPN’s great with the stuff that they do and I trust them fully with the stuff that they do.”

ESPN The Magazine’s “The Body Issue” is available online Mondat and on newsstands Friday. The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of both ESPN and ABC News.

For the first time in the seven-year history of the 'Body Issue,' ESPN Magazine allowed outside cameras to go behind the scenes at a photo shoot with one of the coveted cover athletes. Watch the full story on Nightline Tuesday at 12:35 a.m. ET.

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Photo by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- ESPN The Magazine's “Body Issue” issue has celebrated the finest naked physiques of athletes from around the world, including tennis star Venus Williams, soccer goalie Hope Solo and baseball player Prince Fielder.

For this year’s issue, soccer player Ali Krieger, pro tennis player Stan Wawrinka and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman stripped down to nothing -- with key parts artfully obscured.

The Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love is one of six cover models who will appear on the issue.

ABC News’ Mara Schiavocampo talked with Love -- who has just signed a new deal with the Cavaliers that will reportedly pay him $110 million over five years -- about just how naked he was for the shoot.

“I have to ask you -- are you really, fully nude or are there pasties in strategic [spots], and underwear, or is it like the full monty?” she said.

Love, 26, laughed and he replied that it was “a little bit of both.”

“In a way when you first take off that robe you are like, ‘Here I am! I'm out there,’” he said. “So it was an experience. ... It took probably 45 minutes to an hour to really get comfortable but once we started going I was pretty good and really getting into it.”

Love, who stands 6-feet-10-inches tall, is in great shape, but he said that when he was asked to appear in the issue, he had to do some preparation. He got a little extra sun and stuck to his strict diet and fitness routine.

“I always say that it is easier to stay in shape than to get back into shape, so I always make sure that I am always having the proper nutrition, always working out, and always working with the right people so this was no substitute,” he said.

The hoops star said he wasn’t always so fit, especially in his high school days.

He explained how he got from there to today’s toned body.

“I'm probably down between 30 and 40 pounds since then,” he said, referring to the weight loss as lifestyle change as well as learning what he wanted the most and the discipline to achieve it.

“What I wanted most was a body that was going to afford me the opportunity to play at a very high level,” said Love, a three-time All-Star player.

As for his reaction to being asked to be part of the special issue?

“It was really a special moment for me and this is my favorite issue that ESPN does and it is arguably the most prestigious. ... I was pretty blown away,” he said.

The issue is available online Monday and on newsstands on Friday.

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photogearch/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. team's victory at the 2015 Women's World Cup is part of a slow but steady trend of growing national interest in soccer.

So what's taking so long?

"Soccer is already being taken more seriously than ever before," Danny Townsend, chief revenue officer of global sports and entertainment sponsorship research company Repucom, said, pointing to the recent improvement in Major League Soccer television deals and investment of brands such as Heineken and Audi.

Though the U.S. men's team has never won a World Cup title, the entire men's tournament is the world's most-viewed sporting event. But in American culture, and in terms of pay for U.S. players, the other professional sports dwarf the beautiful game.

Could that be changing? Major soccer viewership and attendance is currently on the rise -- a trend that began after the United States hosted the 1994 World Cup.

While the men's game remains in growth mode, women's soccer has failed to grow. Since the women's last won the World Cup in 1999, two women's pro leagues have come and gone. A third, the National Women's Soccer League, averages just a few thousands fans per game.

The broadcast of the women's 5-2 victory over Japan on Sunday reportedly had 25.4 million viewers, breaking the record for the most-watched soccer game in the U.S., according to the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources.

Nielsen will release its final numbers on Wednesday. The U.S. men's match against Portugal last year in Brazil was the record-holder with 18.2 million American viewers on ESPN. Including Univision viewers watching in Spanish, the total reached 24.7 million. According to Nielsen, last year's men's World Cup final between Argentina and Germany had 14.2 million average viewers. There were nearly 18 million who watched the U.S. victory in the 1999 Women's World Cup final.

By comparison, the 2015 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks was watched by a total of 114 million people.

The men's performance in Brazil last year and the women's victory in Vancouver will continue to strengthen the sport's commercial appeal, Townsend said.

"The challenge has always been converting that participation and casual interest into genuine fan avidity," he said. "MLS is aware of that and this upside highlights the opportunity."

Townsend said it's difficult to assess if the sport has finally "made it" in the U.S.

"U.S. sports fans are patriotic and there aren’t many national sports teams that engender that same spirit as the national soccer teams," he said. "Equally, as the MLS continues to build its fan base through leveraging its local talent, supplemented by global stars such as Kaka, [David] Villa, [Frank] Lampard, [Steven] Gerrard and now [Andrea] Pirlo, soccer has plenty of runway ahead."

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File photo. Allen Kee / ESPN(LONDON) -- Golfing champion Rory McIlroy may withdraw from the upcoming British Open due to an ankle injury.

The star golfer ruptured a ligament in his left ankle while playing a game of soccer.

McIlroy has not indicated how long he might be out but he says he's "working hard to get back as soon as possible."

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Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Carli Lloyd experienced the game of her life Sunday.

The midfielder scored three goals — in the first 16 minutes — of the Women’s World Cup final, leading the United States to a 5-2 victory against Japan. The win marks the United States’ first Women’s World Cup title since 1999, when Lloyd was an up-and-coming high school soccer player in New Jersey.

"I've dedicated my whole life to this," Lloyd told reporters following the victory. "And everything [else] comes second. But I wouldn't have it any other way."

Lloyd, 32, began playing soccer at age 5, her mother Pam said in a 1999 interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“At that age, it was coed, and Carli was hanging with the boys,” Pam Lloyd said. “She always loved it and showed a lot of ability from an early age, but she also has always worked hard.”

Lloyd attended Delran High School and Rutgers University, and has represented the United States in three World Cups: 2007, 2011 and 2015. She has also participated in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, helping the United States win gold medals in each Games.

Lloyd has previously credited her two goals in the 2012 Olympic final against Japan as her best moment.

But that was prior to Sunday’s World Cup final. Her first goal Sunday came in the third minute on a perfectly timed run on a corner kick. The second goal came minutes later, off a deflection on a free kick.

Her third goal came from midfield, when she caught goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori off-guard — securing the fastest hat trick in World Cup history.

"I was just on a mission," Lloyd said. "I was on a mission to help my team win this game."

Lloyd won the Golden Ball Sunday as the tournament’s best player. All six of Lloyd’s goals came in knockout rounds.

Following the victory, President Obama congratulated Lloyd and her teammates on Twitter.

“What a win for Team USA! Great game @CarliLloyd!” he wrote. “Your country is so proud of all of you. Come visit the White House with the World Cup soon.”


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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —

WOMEN'S WORLD CUP FINALS
USA 5, Japan 2

INTERLEAGUE

Pittsburgh 5, Cleveland 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Tampa Bay 8, N-Y Yankees 1
Toronto 10, Detroit 5
Boston 5, Houston 4
Baltimore 9, Chi White Sox 1
Kansas City 3, Minnesota 2
Seattle 2, Oakland 1
L.A. Angels 12, Texas 6

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Milwaukee 6, Cincinnati 1
Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 0, 10 Innings
St. Louis 3, San Diego 1
Chi Cubs 2, Miami 0
Colorado 6, Arizona 4
N-Y Mets 8, L.A. Dodgers 0
Washington 3, San Francisco 1

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