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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.

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7hTodd 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.

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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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6hEamonn 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.

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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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End of 2nd: Blackhawks 4, Predators 2
NHL 

There is plenty of Chicago cheer to go around after the Blackhawks boasted a three-goal second period to take a 4-2 lead into the second intermission. Jonathan Toews started the scoring with a goal 36 seconds in, and Brandon Saad and Brent Seabrook followed. Box score

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NHL 

A-Rod pacing Yankees
MLB 

Alex Rodriguez is showing no rust from his 211-game suspension. He contributed to the Yanks' 5-3 win today with a double, and a pair of walks and runs scored.

MLB 

Cavs hit another 3 at the buzzer

Boston went on a 14-0 run to pull within six points, but the Cavaliers responded with a 9-0 run of their own -- capped off by James Jones' 3 at the buzzer -- to end the third quarter with a 91-76 lead. Watch live

Royals-Athletics again tussling

This beef started Friday on a hard slide by A's 3B Brett Lawrie. Benches cleared on Saturday, then again in the 8th today after the Royals threw at Lawrie. K.C. coaches Ned Yost, Dave Eiland and Don Wakamatsu, and OF Jarrod Dyson and RP Kelvin Herrera were ejected today.

Hawks make it look easy as 1-2-3

Make that three goals in the second period for the Blackhawks, who benefited from Brent Seabrook's 13th career playoff goal, assisted by Jonathan Toews and Andrew Shaw. The Predators trail 4-2 on the road. Follow live

Cavs putting Celtics away in 3rd

Kyrie Irving is no longer perfect from beyond the arc, but Iman Shumpert's triple gave the Cavaliers 10 3-pointers in the game. Cleveland is shooting 44 percent from deep and has pushed its lead to 16. Watch live

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Kyrie Irving missed a 3, so clearly the playoff jitters are finally getting to him.

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I wonder if Brad Stevens will be forced to start Isaiah Thomas at some point in this series. Need his scoring when the Cavs go like this.

Preds, Blackhawks go back and forth

Chicago's Jonathan Toews started a flurry of scoring in the second period with a goal 36 seconds in before Mattias Ekholm answered for the Predators 22 seconds later. But Brandon Saad's goal at 3:38 is the difference, as the Blackhawks lead 3-2. Follow live

d'Arnaud, Blevins suffer fractures
MLB 

Catcher Travis d'Arnaud (.317 average) fractured his right hand when he was hit by a pitch and Mets RP Jerry Blevins (5 IP, 0.00 ERA) fractured his left forearm in the team's win today.

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MLB 

Tigers, Mets first to 10 wins

Detroit and New York both won today and became the only teams with double-digit victories. The Tigers had more to smile about, as their victory did not come with injuries -- unlike the Mets'.

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Irving drills buzzer-beater
NBA 

Kyrie Irving's playoff debut is going quite well. The Cavs guard went 4-of-4 from beyond the arc in the first half, including this triple at the horn, and scored a game-high 20 points. The second half is underway on ABC.

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Tavares, Isles triumph over Caps in OT

John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime off a rebound to send the Islanders to a 2-1 win over the visiting Capitals and a 2-1 series lead.

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Blue Jays drop Braves series

Toronto fell below .500 as Atlanta took today's game 5-2 and the series 2-1. Jonny Gomes was the thorn in the Jays' side, driving in 4 runs for the Braves. Box score

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