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Wizards look to finish it

The Wizards have the Raptors on the brink of elimination. Can Toronto keep its season alive on the road?


Source: Wainwright likely out rest of season

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is expected to miss the rest of the 2015 season due to an Achilles injury he suffered Saturday while stumbling out of the batter's box, a source told Jim Bowden.


Scherzer, injured batting, says NL needs DH

Max Scherzer, who could miss his next start for the Washington Nationals with a sprained thumb, says the National League would be better served if pitchers weren't asked to bat.


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.


Playoff buzzer-beaters

Check out the past four NBA playoff game-winning buzzer-beaters, including ones from LeBron James when he was a member of the Miami Heat and Bucks' Jerryd Bayless' winner against the Bulls.

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Summer Scoop: New Orleans Pelicans

What's next for the Pelicans? After New Orleans' early exit from the playoffs, Marc Stein identifies the key questions surrounding Anthony Davis & Co.

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Burnside: Where do Penguins go from here?

In spite of having two of the best players in the world in captain Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, the Penguins must figure out how they can prevent even further erosion.

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Hazard named PFA Player of the Year

Eden Hazard beat out Tottenham striker Harry Kane for the award from the Professional Footballers' Association. The Chelsea winger has 13 goals and 8 assists for the league leaders this season.

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The importance of Game 5

With the Clippers and Spurs tied 2-2, Game 5 becomes pivotal. Teams that win Game 5 of a best-of-7 series tied 2-2 go on to win the series 82 percent of the time.


Chris Paul: 'This was a total team effort'

Chris Paul got plenty of motivation before Sunday's Game 4 win: "All my teammates, my brother, all them been telling me how passive I've been, so I just tried to be a little aggressive." But it's Paul's son who'll likely take credit, Paul says.


White Sox rally past Royals

The ChiSox scored 5 unanswered runs -- all in the 6th inning -- to come from behind in a 5-3 win for their second victory vs. the Royals in today's doubleheader.


Season on the brink for Raptors

2014-15 was Toronto's best regular season in franchise history. But with one more loss to Paul Pierce and the Wizards, a season that once saw title hopes for the Raptors would come to a crashing halt. Follow live

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Love hurt on Olynyk foul

It's impossible to draw any definitive conclusions from a still image, but if Kevin Love really believes Kelly Olynyk's hard foul was intentional, this picture certainly won't dissuade him. 'Bush league,' says Love


Prospect Collins failed drug tests at LSU

Jalen Collins, the No. 5 CB and No. 38 overall draft prospect according to ESPN/Scouts Inc., had "multiple failed" drug tests while in college, per ESPN sources and an NFL Network report.

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Nats: Scherzer likely out Tuesday's start

The right-hander still experienced soreness in the right thumb he jammed batting Thursday against St. Louis after throwing before today's 6-2 loss to the Marlins.


This is why he's @JCrossover

Clippers guard Jamal Crawford lived up to his Twitter handle with an ankle-breaking crossover on Tim Duncan and a silky smooth finish at the rim.


Clippers respond with big Game 4 win

Home-court advantage is back in L.A.'s hands. Chris Paul knew he had to play better after Game 3's loss, and he answered with 34 points and 7 assists. The Clippers tied the series 2-2 with a 114-105 win over the Spurs. Box score



“If the Clippers play like this, and Chris Paul is this good, and Blake Griffin is this good, it’ll be hard to beat them” - Jeff Van Gundy

Addison Russell on bases-clearing 2B

"I felt like I saw the ball a little bit better today. Fouled off some good pitches ... and then he gave me a fastball outside and I didn't try to do too much. I just hit it and got a double off it."


Clips can't close door on Spurs

Kawhi Leonard made one bad decision on a heat check of a jumper, but he has San Antonio right back in the thick of it with less than 2 minutes remaining in the fourth. Chris Paul (30 points, 7 assists) has been huge; can he keep L.A. from going down 3-1? Watch live

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Norris homer pushes Padres lead to 2

Derek Norris took Scott Baker deep over the left-field wall to increase the Padres' lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the 7th inning. Norris is 2-for-3 with 2 RBI and a run. Follow live

Jameison scores first MLS goal

Bradford Jamieson shook a defender and put a left-footed shot past the keeper to open the scoring for the Galaxy in the 8th minute. Los Angeles leads the Red Bulls 1-0 at half. Watch live


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Wow. Back to back threes from Kawhi Leonard. It's now 106-98. Some Spurs fans had already started heading for the exits.

Gordon flies into stands for catch

Royals OF Alex Gordon 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 onto this one.