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Silver says NBA will talk Hack-a-Shaq solution

NBA commissioner Adam Silver expects the NBA to explore rule changes at upcoming meetings that would address rampant use of Hack-a-Shaq strategy that slows games and hurts entertainment value.

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Seven players disciplined for Royals-White Sox brawl (1:25)

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4hScott Spratt

Spratt: The golden age of third basemen

Manny Machado, Nolan Arenado and top prospect Kris Bryant are leading a new major league trend of a more versatile third baseman, says Baseball Info Solutions' Scott Spratt.

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1hScott Powers

Stalberg earned his way onto playoffs ice

Being sent down to Milwaukee was tough on Viktor Stalberg, but he kept working hard. Now, he's back in the NHL helping the Preds in the playoffs.

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McShay: Best fits for top DB prospects

Where will the top defensive back prospects in the draft fit best in the NFL? Todd McShay looks at Trae Waynes, Marcus Peters and the rest of the DBs projected to go in the first three rounds.

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Mayweather vs. Pacquaio in 150 seconds (2:26)

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Brett Okamoto: Johnson-Horiguchi breakdown

How will the talented but untested Kyoji Horiguchi fare against flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson? Brett Okamoto breaks down the UFC 186 main event.

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Sam Khan Jr. @skhanjr

Arkansas QB Brandon Allen's day ends after one half. He finished 17-of-21 for 230 yards and 3 TDs.

Isles strike first
NHL 

John Tavares fired a wrist shot into the net to give the Isles a 1-0 lead over Washington in the first period. New York is facing elimination today at the Coliseum. Follow live

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NHL 

Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

Bogdanovic has 11 points and three 3-pointers in the first quarter. #Nets came in shooting just over 28 percent from downtown in the series.

Wozniacki reaches Porsche GP final
Tennis 

No. 4 seed Caroline Wozniacki defeated No. 2 seed Simona Halep, 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, in just under an hour today at Stuttgart. She'll face Angelique Kerber, who beat American Madison Brengle, for the title. Scores

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Tennis 

Indians want no part of Miguel Cabrera

Cabrera became the first Tiger since 1914 to draw 4 walks in one game, with 3 coming intentionally (via Baseball Reference). Detroit leads 4-1 in the 7th. Follow live

Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

The whole get off to a fast start thing has been achieved. #Nets up 16-5 and playing solid D. ATL just 2-for-10 to start.

Hawks slow out of the gate
NBA 

The Hawks attempted just five shots from the field in the game's first four-plus minutes -- the same number as Brooklyn's made shots. Nets lead 14-3 in the early going. Follow live

NBA 

UAB football player protests at graduation
College Football 

In light of UAB's decision to end the football program, LB Derek Slaughter took his Blazers' helmet to graduation, even bringing it on stage as he accepted his diploma. Watch

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College Football 

Dominik: Winston not JaMarcus Russell

ESPN NFL analyst and former Bucs GM Mark Dominik on comparing Jameis Winston and Russell, a former No. 1 pick: "I think it's rude," Dominik told ESPN Radio's Jorge Sedano. “I think it’s completely off base to call him JaMarcus Russell. I just don’t see the comparison."

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Big New York sports day
NHL 

  • Mets' Matt Harvey vs. Yanks' CC Sabathia
  • Potential last game at Nassau Coliseum
  • Nets host Hawks in Game 3
  • Wladimir Klitschko vs. Bryant Jennings at MSG

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NHL 

Teen calls play in Arkansas game
College Football 

Honorary captain Dallas Walker, a local 14-year-old with a neurological disorder, got to live his dream of being a coach with help from Bret Bielema.

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College Football 

Bayern on precipice of another title
Soccer 

Bayern Munich beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 today. It will clinch the Bundesliga title for the third straight year if Wolfsburg fail to win at Gladbach on Sunday.

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Soccer 

Spartan Football @MSU_Football

White leads Green 9-0 at the half! QB Connor Cook is 7-13 for 73 yards while senior WR DeAnthony Arnett has four receptions for 46 yards.

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Not trying to pile on or anything, but we're 11 minutes from tip and Barclays Center is dead. You'd think we were T-minus 45 minutes.

Capitals at Islanders, 3 ET (Caps lead 3-2)

Will this be the final game at the Nassau Coliseum? The Capitals are just 2-6 in their last 8 games with a chance to eliminate an opponent. Follow live

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Hawks at Nets, 3 p.m. ET (Hawks lead 2-0)
NBA 

It looks grim for the Nets, considering Atlanta's won 7 straight against them in the regular and postseason. But Brooklyn has the home crowd behind them this time. "All is not lost," guard Jarrett Jack said. Follow live

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NBA 

MLB comes down hard on fiery Ventura

Yordano Ventura (7 games) was handed the largest punishment for his role in Thursday's brawl with the White Sox. In 4 starts, Ventura has been involved in 3 bench-clearing brawls and twice been ejected.

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Davis still 'dwelling on' Game 3 loss

Anthony Davis and the Pelicans lost a 20-point, 4th-quarter lead to the Warriors in Game 3 and now face elimination in tonight's Game 4. "It's been tough, not just on me -- organization, team, coaches ... But now we know we've got to focus on the game tonight and try to get a win."

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LeBron shot has to be seen to be believed

LeBron James made a full-court shot at practice today like it was a casual game of catch at the park.

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