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14mBrian Windhorst

Raptors weary of focus on Pierce's trash talk

It engaged their fans and prompted a profane response from their GM, but the Raptors want to move past the focus on Paul Pierce's commentary as they prepare for Game 2 vs. the Wizards.


Lester thinks on his feet

In the top of the second inning, Cubs pitcher Jon Lester struggles to retrieve the ball from his glove and decides to throw the entire glove with the ball inside it to Anthony Rizzo at first base to tag out Padres shortstop Clint Barmes.

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7hTodd Zola

MLB tip sheets for FanDuel: April 19

Todd Zola serves up lineup advice for those playing in FanDuel daily fantasy baseball contests on April 19.


All-Access: Mayweather's mindset

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith chats with Floyd Mayweather about Mayweather's mindset and quest for a "flawless" performance against Manny Pacquiao.

SportsCenter Clips

LeBron James conversation (6:30)

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6hEamonn Brennan

Looking ahead: NC State Wolfpack

With Trevor Lacey gone, hopes of a consistently great -- or even just consistent -- campaign next season look far less likely.

13hBrian Campbell

Fonfara TKO's Chavez, hands him 1st knockdown

After getting knocked down for the first time in his career in Round 9 by light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara, a badly swollen Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. asked out of the fight.

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Wagering on Winston? (6:50)



Royals ejections in win over A's

  • Manager Ned Yost
  • Pitching coach Dave Eiland
  • Bench coach Don Wakamatsu
  • SS Alcides Escobar
  • RP Kelvin Herrera

Royals win wild affair

Kansas City won the finale of a testy series with the Athletics. Kendrys Morales' game-winning, 2-run double propelled the Royals to the 4-2 victory. Box score


Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Toronto GM Masai Ujiri fined $35,000 for obscene language — his comments about Paul Pierce — and Raptors fined $25,000, NBA announces.

Cavs beat the buzzer again

At halftime, it was a Kyrie Irving 3-pointer at the horn. To end the third, it was James Jones's turn. The Cavs forward capped off a 9-0 Cleveland run with this triple. The Cavaliers lead the Celtics by double digits midway through the 4th quarter on ABC.


Strasburg baffles Phillies

Highlight: Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg bounced back after 2 poor outings to shut down Philadelphia in a 4-1 win today.


Cespedes drives in 6 runs

Highlight: Yoenis Cespedes contributed to a 9-1 Tigers win with 2 HRs and 6 RBIs. Detroit is now 10-2.


End of 2nd: Blackhawks 4, Predators 2

There is plenty of Chicago cheer to go around after the Blackhawks boasted a three-goal second period to take a 4-2 lead into the second intermission. Jonathan Toews started the scoring with a goal 36 seconds in, and Brandon Saad and Brent Seabrook followed. Box score


A-Rod pacing Yankees

Alex Rodriguez is showing no rust from his 211-game suspension. He contributed to the Yanks' 5-3 win today with a double, and a pair of walks and runs scored.


Cavs hit another 3 at the buzzer

Boston went on a 14-0 run to pull within six points, but the Cavaliers responded with a 9-0 run of their own -- capped off by James Jones' 3 at the buzzer -- to end the third quarter with a 91-76 lead. Watch live

Royals-Athletics again tussling

This beef started Friday on a hard slide by A's 3B Brett Lawrie. Benches cleared on Saturday, then again in the 8th today after the Royals threw at Lawrie. K.C. coaches Ned Yost, Dave Eiland and Don Wakamatsu, and SS Alcides Escobar and RP Kelvin Herrera were ejected today.


Hawks make it look easy as 1-2-3

Make that three goals in the second period for the Blackhawks, who benefited from Brent Seabrook's 13th career playoff goal, assisted by Jonathan Toews and Andrew Shaw. The Predators trail 4-2 on the road. Follow live

Cavs putting Celtics away in 3rd

Kyrie Irving is no longer perfect from beyond the arc, but Iman Shumpert's triple gave the Cavaliers 10 3-pointers in the game. Cleveland is shooting 44 percent from deep and has pushed its lead to 16. Watch live

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Kyrie Irving missed a 3, so clearly the playoff jitters are finally getting to him.

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

I wonder if Brad Stevens will be forced to start Isaiah Thomas at some point in this series. Need his scoring when the Cavs go like this.