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1mBrian 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.


Rangers won't meddle with Wilson's NFL career

Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels says he believes Russell Wilson's drive would allow him to become a major leaguer, but he has no plans to interfere with the Seahawks quarterback's NFL career.

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18mMarc Stein

Sources: MRI results good for Pelicans' Evans

The Pelicans have listed Tyreke Evans as questionable for Game 2 of their first-round series against the Warriors on Monday night with a bone bruise in his left knee.

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5hTodd 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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4hEamonn 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.


Warriors win Game 1

Stephen Curry scores 34 points in the Warriors' 106-99 Game 1 win over the Pelicans.

6hBrett Okamoto

Rockhold manhandles Machida

Luke Rockhold dominated Lyoto Machida before submitting him in Round 2 in the main event of UFC on Fox in Newark, New Jersey.

11hBrian 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)



Kevin Pelton @kpelton

JVG (correctly) notes how much shooting both teams have on the floor right now. Best % 3-point shooter for Celtics is Avery Bradley: 35.2%.

Furyk sets new PGA Tour low

Jim Furyk won the RBC Heritage with a final-round 63, which equals the lowest final-round score by a PGA Tour winner in 2015.


Jamie McMurray @jamiemcmurray

Hopefully we will get to race tonite. These kind of days are hard on everyone. Fans, team members, media and TV crew.

Rangers: Wilson has a 'shot' at MLB

Said Rangers GM Jon Daniels to the Ft. Worth Star Telegram: "Russell [Wilson] has the competitiveness and work ethic to where he'd have a shot if he committed to baseball. ... Playing quarterback is more intensive than the positions of other guys who have attempted to play both sports."

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Game 3: Predators at Blackhawks, 3:20 ET

Blackhawks' Scott Darling will start in goal after Corey Crawford allowed 3 goals in the first period of Game 1 and another 6 in Game 2. But the Preds will be without captain Shea Weber, who's out for at least Games 3 and 4 after suffering a lower-body injury Friday. The series is tied 1-1.

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Well, that didn't take long

Overtime in New York lasted just 15 seconds as Islanders captain John Tavares scored a goal to win Game 3 and take the 2-1 series lead over the Capitals.

Tensions high in Kansas City again

The bad blood that defined the first two games of the A's-Royals series has not subsided. Royals coaches Ned Yost and Dave Eiland were ejected after OF Lorenzo Cain was hit in the 1st inning. Follow live


Furyk gets first PGA win in 100 starts

Jim Furyk won the RBC Heritage -- his 17th career PGA Tour event victory -- after outlasting Kevin Kisner in sudden death with his 11th birdie of the day, on the second playoff.


Watch: Celtics at Cavs Game 1, 3 p.m. ET

LeBron James is 9-0 in first-round series, while teammates Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love make their postseason debuts. Since the All-Star break, the Celtics have the second-best record (20-11) in the East. The best? Cleveland (20-7). Live on ABC/WatchESPN

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We're headed to overtime in New York

The Caps' Nicklas Backstrom tied the game in the third period in Game 3. The Islanders had 40 shots on goal in regulation while the Caps had 25. But the next goal -- the last goal -- is the one that will matter the most. Follow live


James on chances of making Finals

LeBron calls the Cavs a "first-year team" but is excited for the playoffs. Says the King: "It's the postseason. And we have a chance. And that's all you can ask." The 2-seed Cavs face the Celtics today at 3 p.m. ET on ABC.


Evans day-to-day with knee bruise

Sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein that Tyreke Evans' MRI exam revealed no structural damage. The Pelicans have listed Evans as questionable for Monday's Game 2 vs. the Warriors after he suffered the injury in a first-half collision with Golden State's Andre Iguodala in Game 1.

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Yasiel Puig out for Dodgers

Puig was not in the lineup Friday, then he was in it Saturday. Well, he's back out again with hamstring soreness for today's series finale vs. the Rockies.