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29mBrian 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.


Lester thinks on his feet

In the top of the second inning, Cubs pitcher Jon Lester struggles to retrieve the ball from his glove and decides to throw the entire glove with the ball inside it to Anthony Rizzo at first base to tag out Padres shortstop Clint Barmes.

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8hTodd 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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7hEamonn 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.

13hBrian 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)



David Lee out for Game 2

The Warriors will be missing a key piece off their bench as Lee (lower back strain) won't play Monday against the Pelicans. Lee, who averaged 7.9 ppg this season, missed Golden State's Game 1 win.

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Cavaliers take Game 1 from Celtics. Kyrie Irving: 2nd Cavaliers player to score 30 points in playoff debut. Other: LeBron James

Final: Cavaliers 113, Celtics 100

Kyrie Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut to lead the Cavaliers past the Celtics in Game 1. LeBron James added 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Box score


Everyone's equal as Hawks host Nets

The Hawks are the 1-seed this season, but they know how dangerous the 8-seed can be. Last year, underdog Atlanta took the top-seeded Pacers to 7 games, so don't expect the Hawks to overlook Brook Lopez & Co. Follow live

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Blackhawks whistle while they work

Chicago isn't content resting on a 4-2 lead early in the third period. It looked as if the Blackhawks had another one sneak past Pekka Rinne, but the whistle had already blown, and the Predators stay down just two goals. Follow live


Cavs closing out Game 1

Cleveland’s lead over Boston remains in double digits as the Cavaliers lead 111-98 with 2:34 remaining in the fourth quarter. Cleveland's Big Three has combined for 69 points. Watch live

Royals ejections in win over A's

  • Manager Ned Yost
  • Pitching coach Dave Eiland
  • Bench coach Don Wakamatsu
  • SS Alcides Escobar
  • RP Kelvin Herrera

Royals win wild affair

Kansas City won the finale of a testy series with the Athletics. Kendrys Morales' game-winning, 2-run double propelled the Royals to the 4-2 victory. Box score


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Toronto GM Masai Ujiri fined $35,000 for obscene language — his comments about Paul Pierce — and Raptors fined $25,000, NBA announces.

Cavs beat the buzzer again

At halftime, it was a Kyrie Irving 3-pointer at the horn. To end the third, it was James Jones's turn. The Cavs forward capped off a 9-0 Cleveland run with this triple. The Cavaliers lead the Celtics by double digits midway through the 4th quarter on ABC.


Strasburg baffles Phillies

Highlight: Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg bounced back after 2 poor outings to shut down Philadelphia in a 4-1 win today.


Cespedes drives in 6 runs

Highlight: Yoenis Cespedes contributed to a 9-1 Tigers win with 2 HRs and 6 RBIs. Detroit is now 10-2.


End of 2nd: Blackhawks 4, Predators 2

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


A-Rod pacing Yankees

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.


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 SS Alcides Escobar and RP Kelvin Herrera were ejected today.