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Costly curse: Ujiri fined $35,000 for expletive

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri was fined $35,000 and the team docked $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for his expletive Saturday talking about Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce.

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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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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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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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Wagering on Winston? (6:50)

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Hawks not giving Nets a pass
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Atlanta has an 11-0 advantage on points off of turnovers to negate the fact that Brook Lopez has as nearly many rebounds (7) as the Hawks as a team (9). It also doesn't help the Nets that they have 0 assists as the Hawks lead by double digits heading to the 2nd quarter. Follow live

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Padres power past Cubs

Highlight: San Diego got home runs by Will Middlebrooks and Yangervis Solarte to drop Jon Lester to 0-2 in his Chicago career.

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Union ahead 1-0 at half
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Cristian Maidana struck first for Philadelphia on this long free kick. The Union lead the Revolution 1-0 at halftime on ESPN2.

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Final: Blackhawks 4, Predators 2

The Blackhawks used a 3-goal 2nd period to down the Predators and take a 2-1 series lead. Scott Darling made 35 saves in his first postseason start. Jonathan Toews tallied a goal and an assist. Box score

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Orioles win, Big Papi tossed
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Baltimore beat the Red Sox 8-3 and David Ortiz was ejected for arguing with the umpires.

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Kyrie: Debut ‘exceeded expectations’
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Kyrie Irving says he tried to come out aggressive in his playoff debut: "Whatever my team needed me to do -- especially on the defensive end -- I was willing to do. Offensively it was going to take care of itself, but I just wanted to throw myself into the game and live with the results."

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Irving, Cavs take Game 1 over Celtics
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Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 30 points and LeBron James added 20 points in his first playoff game with the Cavs in five years as Cleveland opened its postseason with a 113-100 win over Boston.

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Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

ATL: 22nd this season in def. rebounding rate. 5 of BKN's 9 points have come on 2nd chances. Only thing that will stop ATL from steamrolling

Balanced beginning for Hawks

All 5 Atlanta starters have scored, and the Hawks' crowd is letting former Hawk Joe Johnson have it every time he touches the ball for the Nets. Atlanta has six points off three Brooklyn turnovers and a six-point lead in the first. Follow live

Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

Joe Johnson gets booed. Joe hits a floater. The Atlanta faithful quickly silenced at Philips Arena. Then Korver from 3. Bang. #Nets

Mets beat Marlins, lose d'Arnaud
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New York became the first NL team with 10 wins after its 7-6 triumph over Miami. But starting C Travis d'Arnaud fractured his hand.

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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
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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

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Everyone's equal as Hawks host Nets
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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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