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4hKevin Arnovitz

Sefolosha says arrest has hurt his reputation

Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha blames police for the leg injuries he suffered during his April arrest in New York and told ESPN that the incident has damaged his reputation.

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20hDavid Schoenfield

Time for some fearless predictions!

Among the predictions: The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford will win the NL MVP award and the Los Angeles Dodgers will pick up Aroldis Chapman.

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Photos: Friday Funnies - Celebration Fails

Celebrations can be pretty epic, but for some ... in not such a great way. A look at some of the top celebration fails on the field.

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Reimagining NBA mascots as cartoon characters

A two-man, Montreal-based design firm released a batch of 16 reimagined NBA mascots that look like they were taken straight out of Looney Tunes.

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Sefolosha: Arrest hurt reputation
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The Hawks forward, who has blamed police for leg injuries suffered during an April arrest in New York, said that the incident not only ended his season but also brought stress to his entire family: "Every aspect of my life was affected by something like this." Double the damage

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Josh Hamilton hits first homer of 2015
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Hamilton parked a solo shot into the right field bleachers to put the Rangers up 1-0 over the Red Sox in the 2nd. Hamilton -- playing his 5th game of the season -- was traded a month ago from the Angels to the Rangers. Follow live

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Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

The majority of the goals Tampa has scored in this series have come from the slot. Lightning getting pucks to same area tonight.

Chad Bettis perfect through 6
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The Rockies starter has retired the first 18 Phillies. Colorado leads 2-0 after 6 thanks to a pair of homers from Troy Tulowitzki. Follow live

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Reds lead after Strasburg's early exit

Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg's struggles continued, as he threw just 16 pitches before exiting the game with an apparent injury -- but not before giving up a solo HR to Joey Votto. The Reds lead 1-0 in the top of the 5th. Follow live

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Tight-checking start, not surprisingly to Game 7, though Rangers with slight edge in play so far. You can feel the tension in here, man

Ryan McDonagh headed to locker room

The Rangers captain has not played and is in the dressing room.

Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

Dom Moore sends a sneaky backhander in from a sharp angle but Bishop gobbles it up. Let's Go Rangers chants louder than usual. #NYR #TBL

History irrelevant to Tampa Bay

"You're not playing against the same teams. You're not playing the same situations," said Lightning C Tyler Johnson about New York's perfect Game 7 track record. "We've had some success there this series. Hopefully we continue to do so." Faceoff is upcoming.

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New York vs. Chicago titles are rare

If the Rangers and Blackhawks win their Game 7's, it would be the first-ever Stanley Cup final matchup between the two despite the fact that both are Original Six franchises. The cities of New York and Chicago haven't met for a major championship in 52 years, since the Bears beat the Giants for the NFL title in 1963.

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Big Apple teams big in home Game 7's
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The Rangers are a perfect 7-0 when hosting Game 7's. Combined with their fellow Madison Square Garden residents, the Knicks, they are a formidable 11-2 in Game 7's played in Manhattan.

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Long odds for LeBron from long range
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LeBron James has been a force in the paint this postseason. But as his post game has taken over, his perimeter shooting has fallen off a cliff.

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