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Showalter, Orioles shocked by Jimenez ejection

Ubaldo Jimenez was tossed Friday for hitting Pablo Sandoval in the right shoulder with a pitch, an ejection that Baltimore manager Buck Showalter later called "professionally embarrassing."

11hMarc Stein

Sources: NBA cap could pass $100M by 2017-18

At this week's NBA Board of Governors meetings in New York, teams were advised ‎that the league's salary cap could rise past the $100 million mark as soon as the 2017-18 season, sources said.

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KC Joyner

Joyner: Sleeper NFL prospects at skill spots

Which QB, RB and WR prospects are flying under the radar in the 2015 draft class? KC Joyner identifies some players in the Day 2 or Day 3 range who could pay off big.


What's left for Lionel Messi?

After scoring his 400th career goal for Barcelona, Alexis Nunes takes a look at a few more milestones Lionel Messi has his sights set on for the rest of his career.

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2hBuster Olney

What to make of A-Rod's hot start

With two more home runs against Tampa Bay, Alex Rodriguez is off to a terrific start. What's fueling it? Buster Olney examines.


A-Rod confident and dangerous

The Baseball Tonight Minute breaks down Alex Rodriguez's performance against the Rays and what it means for the Yankees' success.

Stanley Cup playoffs highlights

Capitals even series (1:29)


SportsCenter Clips

Cardale Jones, JT Barrett conversation (3:56)


Chances Vikings trade Peterson

NFL Insider Adam Caplan and Damien Woody explain why it is not likely that the Vikings will trade RB Adrian Peterson and discuss Peterson's options heading into Minnesota's offseason activities.

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Mayweather All Access: Floyd as a child (0:54)

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11hMyron Medcalf

Looking ahead: Miami Hurricanes

The Hurricanes return a lot of talent, but the team must avoid the letdowns that plagued its 2014-15 season.



GOAL ARSENAL! Mesut Özil sends a beautiful ball into the area for Alexis Sánchez, who controls it, creates space and scores.

No wrong choice for Buckeyes
College Football 

There is an embarrassment of riches at the QB spot for Ohio State. We wouldn't want to have to pick the starter. Good luck, Urban.

College Football 

Raptors GM responds to Pierce

At a pregame rally, Masai Ujiri told thousands of fans that "I don't give a s--- about it," referencing Paul Pierce's recent ESPN interview saying Toronto was lacking the "it" factor.

Penguins' Ehrhoff, Pouliot out tonight

Pittsburgh will play tonight's Game 2 without Christian Ehrhoff (out since March 24 with concussion) and Derrick Pouliot (April 2, upper-body injury). "They are both still day to day," coach Mike Johnston said. The Rangers lead the series 1-0.

Ugly early in Wizards-Raptors

The two teams are shooting a combined 4-21 (19%) from the field in the early going. The Raptors have a 7-5 lead. Watch live

What to make of A-Rod's hot start

Writes Buster Olney: "He continues to be a mystery: Not only is he hitting better than expected, and not only is he the Yankees' best hitter of the early season, but he has been among the best hitters in the majors." The takeaway (Insider)

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Handicapping Ohio State's QB battle
College Football 

We asked Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett to give a scouting report for each other. Spoiler alert: They didn't do well.

College Football 

Kris Bryant batting fourth today

The spring training sensation will hit in the cleanup slot again when the Cubs face the Padres today. Bryant was 0-for-4 with 3 K's in his MLB debut Friday.

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Teammate looks to sack Cardale Jones

It's not a regular-season game, but Ohio State DE Joey Bosa is ready for today's spring game, tweeting: "Thinking about actually hitting [QB Cardale Jones] today." Jones called Bosa "crazy," Bosa called Jones "scared" and then Jones wrapped up by tweeting: "Whatever, first TD pass I'm doing your celebration."

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Valencia 'excellent' in Barcelona loss

The 2-0 defeat did not reflect how well Valencia played Barcelona, said ESPN's Craig Burley: "It was far from simple. ... This was an excellent Valencia performance away from home. They dominated the first half."


Watch: Raptors vs. Wizards, 12:30 p.m. ET

The 4-seed Raptors haven't advanced in the postseason since 2001, and even though they won all three meetings with the 5-seed Wizards this season, the Raptors are 0-6 all-time in Game 1s in the first round. Live on ESPN and WatchESPN

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Aresnal-Reading play for FA Cup bid

Machester United-Chelsea isn't the only soccer match on today with major implications. Arsenal, the defending FA Cup champions, hosts Reading in the semifinal of the tournament at 12:20 p.m. ET.

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Drake (Coachella) out for Raptors game

Rapper and Raptors team ambassador Drake is not expected to be present for Game 1 today at 12:30 ET (on ESPN/WatchESPN) due to a performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. He's probable for Game 2.

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Chelsea-Man United, 12:30 ET on NBC. Chelsea is unbeaten in 7 straight overall vs United, tying its longest-ever unbeaten streak in series.

EPL giants battle for top spot

With just 6 matches remaining on the EPL schedule, it's time for Manchester United (3rd place, 65 points) to make a move on Chelsea (1st place, 73 points). They meet today at 12:30 in Stamford Bridge.

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NHL playoffs continue Saturday

A quartet of Game 2s is on tap:

  • Wild at Blues, 3 ET
  • Red Wings at Lightning, 3 ET
  • Penguins at Rangers, 8 ET
  • Jets at Ducks, 10:30 ET

Lionel Messi gets goal No. 400

He waited until the final minute, but Messi tallied his 400th goal with Barcelona in today's 2-0 win over Valencia. The victory snapped a 10-game unbeaten streak for Valencia and kept Barca atop the La Liga table.