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Blazers rally to win, avoid sweep by Griz

Damian Lillard finished with 32 points and led a fourth-quarter rally as Portland came back to beat Memphis and force a Game 5.


White Sox-Orioles postponed for safety concerns

The Baltimore Orioles' home game against the Chicago White Sox was postponed Monday night because of safety concerns after riots broke out near Camden Yards following the funeral of Freddie Gray.

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UFC's Jones makes bond, faces felony charge

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has turned himself in to police after a hit-and-run incident he was allegedly involved in Sunday morning in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Bumgarner bristles at Scherzer's DH comments

Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner responded harshly to Max Scherzer's assertion that National League pitchers should not have to hit and that the league should adopt the DH.

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Gruden: My favorite players in 2015 NFL draft

Jon Gruden thinks Marcus Mariota should be No. 1 on Mel Kiper's board, Bud Dupree is a top-10 player and Amari Cooper is a lot like Tim Brown. Here are his 15 favorite 2015 draft prospects.

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Carter-Williams steals show vs. Rose

Michael Carter-Williams outplayed Derrick Rose decisively on Monday, part of a Bucks backcourt that finally stood up to its Bulls counterparts.

Monday's MLB highlights

Braves double up Nationals (2:19)

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Four-Ball: Match Play changes

Is the new Match Play format good for the tournament and how young is too young to play on the LPGA Tour? Our scribes tackle these issues and more.

NFL Draft

Players who could be drafter lower than expected (3:07)


Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Manny and Freddie's Wild Card relationship (2:43)


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White Sox-Orioles game postponed (2:46)


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Web Gems: A pair of nice dives (1:08)



Manfred: Safety behind decision

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on postponing the White Sox-Orioles game due to protests in Baltimore: "It was very clear to me that the only available option to us in terms of protecting the players, the umpires, our fans was to postpone the game tonight."


Orioles game postponed by civil unrest

Because of ongoing protests in the streets of Baltimore, Monday's Orioles-White Sox game was postponed. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday's game could be moved -- possibly to Nationals Park in Washington -- if safety continued to be an issue. Scene

Lillard makes most of Conley's absence

Damian Lillard scored a game-high 32 in the Blazers' 99-92 win over the Grizzlies, helping Portland secure its first victory of the year against Memphis in 8 tries. Lillard also left his defender dizzy with this spin move.


Love's injury puts burden on LeBron

Chauncey Billups on Cavs PF Kevin Love being ruled out for the second round: "I think their opponent will be the Bulls, and I think that's a tough one, because the Bulls are a big team ... LeBron is probably going to have to play the 4 a lot."



Disciplines handed out after Game 4 of CLE/BOS: • J.R. Smith suspended 2 gms • Kelly Olynyk suspended 1 gm • Kendrick Perkins fined $15,000

Bucks head back home ... for Game 6

Michael Carter-Williams outplayed Derrick Rose, and the Bucks picked up their second straight win against the Bulls in Game 5 to stay alive. The Bulls lead the series 3-2.


Angels, Hamilton get their wish

Josh Hamilton wanted out of Los Angeles and the Angels wanted him gone. Said Angels GM Jerry Dipoto: "Over the course of the last few weeks, it became clear that Josh wanted to return to Texas. After several discussions with the Rangers, we were able to complete a trade that in the end is the right decision for everyone involved."

Josh Hamilton trade may haunt Angels

BBTN's Chris Singleton: “I don’t understand how the Angels can essentially give a player to Texas, pick up the majority of the $83 million left, and you’ve given him to a team in your division. This will come back to bite them at some point.”


NFL prospect Ray cited for marijuana
NFL Draft 

Missouri DE/LB Shane Ray was cited for possession of marijuana and a traffic violation early Monday in Missouri. Mel Kiper had Ray going No. 9 to the Giants while Todd McShay had him going 5th to the Redskins. Story

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2015 NFL Nation mock draft

Missed the NFL Nation mock draft on ESPN? Well, you are in luck. Our 32 NFL reporters combined to predict where this year's draft class will land in the first round. See picks

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Capitals win Game 7 with new style

Barry Melrose on how Caps coach Barry Trotz transformed Washington: “This isn’t a fancy, high-scoring team anymore. This is a gritty, nuts and bolts team that can get down and dirty and finish checks and win physical battles.”


Lightning force Game 7 with Red Wings

Tyler Johnson scored twice -- becoming the first player in Lightning history to record 3 multigoal games in a single playoff series -- and Tampa Bay beat Detroit 5-2 to set up a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday.

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Nets use OT to take down 1-seeded Hawks

Deron Willams scored 35 points to tie his career playoff high, and the Nets evened their series with the Hawks at 2-2. Williams had tallied just 18 points total in Games 1 through 3.


Difference in boxing styles

While Manny Pacquiao throws just over the average number of punches per round, Floyd Mayweather is significantly below the average.

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Mayweather-Pacquiao breaking records

The fight is shaping up to be huge outside of the ring, Darren Rovell writes: "Officials with the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority wouldn't confirm it, but it might end up being the single biggest economic weekend in Las Vegas history." $1600 for last-minute rooms

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Watt will offer you a work excuse

Need to miss work? Maybe J.J. Watt can help. At least that’s what the Houston Texans star did for one fan, who asked Watt to help her out so she could attend his charity softball game. Better than doctor's note

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RG III option 'just a placeholder'

ESPN's Chris Mortensen explains why the Redskins picking up Robert Griffin III's 5th-year option is not as much of a long-term commitment to the QB as it may appear.


Red Sox rally for walk-off win

Mookie Betts' walk-off single in the 9th inning completed the Red Sox's comeback in a 6-5 victory over the visiting Blue Jays.


A royal rumble for Cleveland pitcher

The Kansas City Royals have been embroiled in a few kerfuffles in recent days. Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer noticed, and he showed up to Monday night’s game against KC wearing boxing gloves. Put 'em up

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Jones makes bond, faces felony charge

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was released on bond after turning himself in to police Monday after a hit-and-run incident he was allegedly involved in a day earlier in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Story

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No. 3 recruit Ingram picks Duke
Men's College Basketball 

Duke, which is losing four starters from its team that won the national championship earlier this month, has the top-ranked class for the second straight year after getting Brandon Ingram's commitment. Scout's take (Insider)

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Men's College Basketball 

WWII vet scores TD in Kansas alumni game

Bryan Sperry, an 89-year-old World War II veteran who played for the Jayhawks in the 1948 Orange Bowl, still has the moves to evade defenders and rush for a touchdown. Don't believe us? Watch him go

Pippen: Curry might be 'toughest' cover

Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen hosted a Twitter Q&A Monday, and he was asked which current NBA player he'd like to guard: "I'd say LeBron, but I think Steph Curry might be the toughest player to guard in the league."

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