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Costly curse: Ujiri fined $35,000 for expletive

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri was fined $35,000 and the team docked $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for his expletive Saturday talking about Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce.


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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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.

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LeBron James conversation (6:30)

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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)



A 50/50 shot for the Nets

The Nets are shooting precisely 50% from the field at the half. That's a nice break-even line for Brooklyn this season, though it could be a problem; the Nets are 11-0 when shooting better than 50% from the field this season. while they're 27-44 when shooting 50% or worse. Follow live

Final: Diamondbacks 5, Giants 1

The D-backs took the series 3-1 to extend San Francisco's post-title woes. The Giants fell to 4-10, their worst start since 2000. Good news Giants fans: San Francisco made the playoffs that year. Box score


Revolution go up on Union

Teal Bunbury set up Charlie Davies for New England's first goal and Bunbury later tapped home a cross to put the Revolution ahead 2-1 in the 77th minute on ESPN2.


Been a long time for Tebow

Tim Tebow, who will reportedly sign with the Eagles tomorrow, hasn't thrown an NFL pass since Dec. 17, 2012 and last started a game on Jan. 14, 2012. He was in Patriots camp in 2013, but didn't play in the 2013 or 2014 seasons.


Hawks dispensing with Lopez & Co.

Brook Lopez outlasted early foul trouble to tally 9 points and 9 rebounds, but the Nets gave up 17 points off of 11 turnovers to Atlanta to fall behind by 10 at the break. Both teams have struggled from deep and are a combined 7-for-24 on 3-pointers. Follow live

No Afflalo for Blazers in Game 1

Portland coach Terry Stotts has officially ruled Arron Afflalo out for the Blazers postseason opener against the Grizzlies tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET. Afflalo strained his right shoulder on April 9 against the Warriors and has not played since.

Darling stops the Predators

Barry Melrose on Scott Darling's 35 saves in Game 3: "I thought he should've come in for Game 2. He played so good in Game 1. ... He played really well and because of the way he played you've got to think he's going to come back in Game 4.


Ball movement leads the way for Hawks

Kyle Korver's hitting teammates with jump passes, and when the Nets do slow the Hawks, Atlanta's finding the open shooter. Nine Hawks shots have come after 4 passes, and 5 of those have been three-pointers. Follow live

Two's company for Cavs stars

The list of Cavaliers who scored 30 points in a playoff debut isn't very long, but it does have the upside of being rather current. As for Kevin Love -- he finished with 19 points on 5-for-14 shooting in the first playoff game of his 7-year career.


Rangers hit double digits

The Rangers have only scored in 2 innings, but that's been enough for them to pile up 10 runs. Texas leads Seattle 10-5 at the end of the 6th. Every Rangers batter other than Rougned Odor has a hit. Follow live


Lester throws glove to first base

A ground ball got stuck in Jon Lester's glove, so the Cubs' starter had to improvise to get the out. Lester threw his entire glove to Anthony Rizzo in time to get the runner.


Dodgers pour it on in 6th

The Dodgers hit 3 home runs in a span of 4 batters, with only a walk breaking up the streak. Los Angeles now leads the Rockies 7-0 heading to the top of the 7th. Follow live

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After Game 1, Cavaliers have 93% chance to win series against Celtics, acc. to BPI Entering game, BPI gave Cavs 89% chance to win series

Hawks not giving Nets a pass

Atlanta has an 11-0 advantage on points off of turnovers to negate the fact that Brook Lopez has as nearly many rebounds (7) as the Hawks as a team (9). It also doesn't help the Nets that they have 0 assists as the Hawks lead by double digits heading to the 2nd quarter. Follow live

Padres power past Cubs

Highlight: San Diego got home runs by Will Middlebrooks and Yangervis Solarte to drop Jon Lester to 0-2 in his Chicago career.


Union ahead 1-0 at half

Cristian Maidana struck first for Philadelphia on this long free kick. The Union lead the Revolution 1-0 at halftime on ESPN2.


Final: Blackhawks 4, Predators 2

The Blackhawks used a 3-goal 2nd period to down the Predators and take a 2-1 series lead. Scott Darling made 35 saves in his first postseason start. Jonathan Toews tallied a goal and an assist. Box score


Orioles win, Big Papi tossed

Baltimore beat the Red Sox 8-3 and David Ortiz was ejected for arguing with the umpires.


Kyrie: Debut ‘exceeded expectations’

Kyrie Irving says he tried to come out aggressive in his playoff debut: "Whatever my team needed me to do -- especially on the defensive end -- I was willing to do. Offensively it was going to take care of itself, but I just wanted to throw myself into the game and live with the results."


Irving, Cavs take Game 1 over Celtics

Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 30 points and LeBron James added 20 points in his first playoff game with the Cavs in five years as Cleveland opened its postseason with a 113-100 win over Boston.