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10hJ.A. Adande

The Warriors vs. conventional wisdom

The biggest challenge this postseason for the top-seeded Warriors might be what history has taught us is needed in playoff ball, writes J.A. Adande.

9hMarc Stein

Sources: NBA cap could pass $100M by 2017-18

At this week's NBA Board of Governors meetings in New York, teams were advised ‎that the league's salary cap could rise past the $100 million mark as soon as the 2017-18 season, sources said.


Showalter, Orioles shocked by Jimenez ejection

Ubaldo Jimenez was tossed Friday for hitting Pablo Sandoval in the right shoulder with a pitch, an ejection that Baltimore manager Buck Showalter later called "professionally embarrassing."

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8mBuster Olney

What to make of A-Rod's hot start

With two more home runs against Tampa Bay, Alex Rodriguez is off to a terrific start. What's fueling it? Buster Olney examines.


A-Rod confident and dangerous

The Baseball Tonight Minute breaks down Alex Rodriguez's performance against the Rays and what it means for the Yankees' success.


Trout makes history in Angels win

Angels center fielder Mike Trout became the youngest player to reach 100 home runs and 100 steals in Los Angeles' 6-3 win over Houston.

Stanley Cup playoffs highlights

Capitals even series (1:29)


Temple Cup vs. Stanley Cup part 1

Keith Olbermann explains how baseball's Temple Cup was never able to match the lore and greatness of the Stanley Cup, and Mike Bolt presents Lord Stanley's Cup in studio.

Have You Seen?

Signals: By the Numb3rs (15:07)

21hJeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon

Manziel apologizes, vows to regain Browns' trust

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, who was released from a rehab treatment facility last week, apologized Friday to the Browns organization and fans for letting them down.

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Bryan Stow throws out inspirational first pitch (0:51)




Barcelona have the lead, but Valencia have the most chances thus far. Really keeping the pressure on Barca's defence.

Trout joins 100-100 club

Mike Trout hit his 100th and 101st career home runs on Friday, making him the youngest player in MLB history with 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases. Trout is 56 days younger than Alex Rodriguez was when he reached the 100-100 club.

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OTD: Joe Montana retires

On this date 20 years ago, 49ers QB Joe Montana retired from the NFL. The Hall of Famer led the Niners to four Super Bowl wins with an 11-to-0 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

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GOAL BARCELONA! Less than one minute in, Messi finds Suarez in the area and he hits it home! It's 1-0.

O's relievers can't get it together

Ubaldo Jimenez was cruising against the Red Sox on Friday before he got ejected for throwing at Pablo Sandoval. His replacements weren't quite able to replicate his success, and the O's lost.


Barcelona vs. Valencia, 10 a.m. ET

Barca leads Real Madrid by two points in La Liga standings with seven games left. Lionel Messi is searching for his 400th career goal with Barcelona today. Follow live

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Chandler Parsons understands the boos

The guard left Houston to join the Mavs last offseason, and the former Magic season-ticket holder said he can relate to the boos: "That's just how the world works. ... I booed Shaq when he came back. I booed T-Mac when he came back." The Mavs plays the Rockets in Game 1 tonight at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN. (via ESPN Dallas)

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NHL playoffs continue Saturday

A quartet of Game 2s is on tap:

  • Wild at Blues, 3 ET
  • Red Wings at Lightning, 3 ET
  • Penguins at Rangers, 8 ET
  • Jets at Ducks, 10:30 ET

ICYMI: Pillar's incredible diving grab

Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar is becoming a regular in Web Gems. You have to check out how much ground he covered on this diving grab Friday night.


Andrew Hawkins' speedy footwork

How do you become a successful NFL wide receiver if you're just 5-foot-7? It helps to have fast feet. Andrew Hawkins might just have the fastest.


Alcides Escobar day-to-day

The Royals IF has a sprained knee after Oakland's Brett Lawrie slid into second late with a high cleat Friday. Said Lawrie: "I wish him all the best and there was zero intention of ever wanting to hurt him. Even the thought of that would never cross my mind."


David Lee to miss today's Game 1

The Warriors F, who had been listed as questionable, has a strained lower back that also kept him out of the regular-season finale. James Michael McAdoo and Brandon Rush will be active for the playoff opener against the Pelicans.

Watch: Nadal vs. Djokovic, 9:30 a.m.

In their 43rd head-to-head battle, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic takes on No. 5 Rafael Nadal in a Monte Carlo semifinal, with the Serb taking four of the past five matchups. Live on ESPN3/WatchESPN

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Expectations for Ohio State in 2015
College Football 

Joey Galloway: "For this team, they have to avoid the letdown. ... There won't be a team that they face with this much talent. So if they avoid injury, they won't lose." The Buckeyes play their spring game today at 1:30 p.m.

College Football 

Giants' Javier Lopez is the ring king

When the Giants receive their championship rings in today's pregame ceremony, the reliever will be the only current player in MLB with four rings. Said Lopez: "Jeter leaving helped." Derek Jeter had five rings before retiring.

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Most multiple HR games: Babe Ruth: 72 Barry Bonds: 71 Sammy Sosa: 69 Mark McGwire: 67 Willie Mays: 63 Hank Aaron: 62 Alex Rodriguez: 61

Saturday's tip-offs

The NBA postseason is here, with things tipping off up north:

  • Wizards at Raptors, 12:30 ET, ESPN
  • Pelicans at Warriors, 3:30 ET, ABC
  • Bucks at Bulls, 7 ET, ESPN
  • Mavericks at Rockets, 9:30 ET, ESPN

What to expect in the East

Will the Bucks' lack of playoff experience hurt them? Can LeBron James make it a perfect 10-0 in first-round series?


What to expect in the West

Whose hot streak will come to an end first in the Clippers-Spurs series? Can Portland go deep in the playoffs without Wesley Matthews?


Sport Science: Maxx Williams
NFL Draft 

Sport Science tests Williams' playmaking ability and the TE prospect doesn't disappoint, hurdling over a 4.5-foot obstacle.

NFL Draft 

Garrett Richards ready to return

The Angels RHP (left knee surgery) could make his season debut as early as Sunday, though Monday or Tuesday are also options. Said Richards: "The knee feels good. It's responding well. I've gotten up to 100 pitches twice now. ... I don't think I have any more things to check off the list."


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Djokovic vs Nadal for the 43rd time at 9:30 am ET on @ESPN3. Overall, Nadal leads 23-19 On clay, Nadal 14-4 Last five, Djokovic 4-1