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Clippers respond in Game 4 to tie up Spurs

Los Angeles' focus in its key win over San Antonio can be traced to Doc Rivers' canceling practice.

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11hBrett Okamoto

UFC champion Jones sought as suspect in crash

The Albuquerque Police Department is currently seeking UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones for questioning related to a hit-and-run incident on Sunday.

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Jon Gruden

Gruden: My favorite players in 2015 NFL draft

Jon Gruden thinks Marcus Mariota should be No. 1 on Mel Kiper's board, Bud Dupree is a top-10 player and Amari Cooper is a lot like Tim Brown. Here are his 15 favorite 2015 draft prospects.

NFL Draft

Players who could be drafter lower than expected (3:07)


Wainwright out for the season with Achilles injury

Jerry Crasnick has the latest on Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, who is expected to miss the rest of the season with an Achilles injury, which he suffered Saturday night while stumbling out of the batter's box.

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Love thinks Olynyk's play was 'bush-league' (1:54)

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West: The Derby personality test

Every Kentucky Derby has a distinct personality. What does this year's field say about the 141st run for the roses?

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Best of Mayweather conversation (4:41)


Have You Seen?

Gruden's QB Camp: Pass Rushers (6:56)



Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Most sold 2015 NFL tickets on StubHub so far: 1. Steelers at Chargers (10/12), 2. Seahawks at Packers (9/20), 3. Pats at Cowboys (10/11)

Your team has the No. 1 pick -- now what?

What would your team do with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft? Jeff Legwold asked just that, and 17 teams picked a certain defensive end -- and those QBs everyone keeps talking about? Just 10 picks between the two. Team's No. 1 picks (Insider)

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Yankees-Mets feud... over Twitter

The official Mets Twitter account tweeted this in the Subway Series finale Sunday: "NY (AL) grabs a run in the 5th. We trail 6-4." The Yankees' Twitter account was not pleased with being referred to as NY (AL) and responded: "Yankees. We are the YANKEES." But the Mets, see below, had the last barb.


ICYMI: Smith ejected for Crowder smack

Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith was ejected for his backhanded swipe on Celtics forward Jae Crowder. After the game Smith said regarding possible discipline: "I know I'm nervous as hell to see what could come out of this."


Ian O'Connor @Ian_OConnor

We know the NFL's power vs MLB, but here's hoping final Yankees-Mets game Sept. 20 overshadows Giants' home opener vs Atlanta

Is this the next Michael Phelps?
Olympic Sports 

Some compare American swimmer Michael Andrew, 16, with the 22-time Olympic medalist Phelps. Others say he's a future burnout and a puppet for his family. "God has given Michael to us," his father, Peter says. "It's my duty to build him into the best that he can ever be." Phelps or bust?

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The week of boxing hype

Here's the schedule of events leading up to Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight, beginning with Pacquiao's Las Vegas arrival later today.

OTD: Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king

On April 27, 1983, Nolan Ryan passed Walter Johnson on the all-time strikeout list with 3,509 strikeouts -- and Ryan was still 10 years from retirement. He would end his career with 5,714 K's, still good for most in MLB history.

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You're busted, Bill!

John Legend called out Patriots coach Bill Belichick for checking out Legend's supermodel wife, Chrissy Teigen, at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. But he wasn't the only one: We see you, Russell; Nice eye, Frank the Tank! 'Spy Gate'

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Difference in boxing styles

While Manny Pacquiao throws just over the average number of punches per round, Floyd Mayweather is significantly below the average.

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LeBron is used to first-round sweeps

With the Game 4 win over the Celtics on Sunday, LeBron James has swept a best-of-7 series six times. The only players in NBA history with more sweeps of a best-of-7 series are Tim Duncan (8) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (7). (via Elias)


Redskins likely to pick up RG III's option

Washington is likely to pick up the fifth-year option on the QB, according to the NFL's website. The team has until May 3 to pick up the option, which will pay Griffin $16.1M this season.

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No strong DH opinion for Jake Arrieta

Said the Cubs pitcher, who's 0-for-10 on the year: "It's part of the game, and we have to put work into it. I think a lot of people want to see the DH implemented around the league. I wouldn't care one way or another."


Cavs in for long playoff run?

Each time LeBron James has swept a first-round series, his team has gone deep into the playoffs


Marlins owner endorses manager

After a 3-11 start, Mike Redmond faced rumors of being on the hot seat. However, after a five-game winning streak, owner Jeffrey Loria offered support of his manager: "He's the manager. Period. All teams go through bad moments. Ours came early." (via CBS Sports)

Mayweather still the favorite

Prior to the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight being formalized, Mayweather was the big favorite. However, his odds quickly dipped. They have leveled off recently, with Mayweather still the clear betting choice.


Floyd's SportsCenter Conversation

Floyd Mayweather to Stephen A. Smith on his fight with Manny Pacquiao: "I know I can't overlook this guy. Because I'm pretty sure he's going to bring his best. And you know I'm definitely going to bring mine."


OTD: Rocky Marciano retires undefeated

In 1956, at 49-0 (with 43 KO), "The Brockton Blockbuster" retired undefeated -- the only heavyweight champion to do so. Welterweight Floyd Mayweather is currently sitting at 47-0 and has a pretty important fight coming up.

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ICYMI: Watch this Alex Gordon catch

The Royals outfielder had a close encounter with White Sox fans in the 6th inning of Chicago's 5-3 win. We're not sure how he held on to this one.


The Cavs' lost Love

The Cavs were 36 points better with Love on the floor against the Celtics, compared with just 1 point better with him off the floor. They also boast a significantly better shooting percentage from the field, particularly with 3s.