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Follow FA Cup Semis: Liverpool-Aston Villa

Aston Villa is poised to pull off a FA Cup upset, as Fabian Delph's goal has given the underdogs a 2-1 lead over Liverpool in their semifinal match.


Rangers won't meddle with Wilson's NFL career

Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels says he believes Russell Wilson's drive would allow him to become a major leaguer, but he has no plans to interfere with the Seahawks quarterback's NFL career.

10hNick Friedell

Rose stars in playoff return: 'Felt good, normal'

After scoring 23 points in his first playoff game in almost three years, Derrick Rose said he was grateful to be playing again and for his teammates pushing him, because "it feels good."


Rose Sparks Bulls' Game 1 Win

Derrick Rose scored 23 points in his first playoff game since 2012, as the Bulls raced past the Bucks 103-91 in Game 1.

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1hTodd Zola

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.


Warriors win Game 1

Stephen Curry scores 34 points in the Warriors' 106-99 Game 1 win over the Pelicans.

2hBrett Okamoto

Rockhold manhandles Machida

Luke Rockhold dominated Lyoto Machida before submitting him in Round 2 in the main event of UFC on Fox in Newark, New Jersey.

Saturday's MLB highlights

Ventura ejected, Royals fall to A's (1:46)

7hBrian Campbell

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.

Stanley Cup playoffs highlights

Ducks stun Jets in final minute (0:43)


Have You Seen?

Wagering on Winston? (6:50)


SportsCenter Clips

Spieth 9 under after third round 68 (1:36)



Hill: NFL stuck in 'familiar pattern'

A civil suit against Jameis Winston won't stop him from being a top pick in the NFL draft, which Jemele Hill calls "awkward at the very least." "The NFL always has, and always will be, in the business of production, talent and entertainment and the higher you excel in those three areas the more excuses and rationalizations will be made."


Aston Villa takes lead

An upset is brewing in the FA Cup semifinal as Fabian Delph just put his team up 2-1. Liverpool was the favorites to advance to the final against Arsenal, but now finds itself in trouble early in the 2nd half.


Sunday Conversation: LeBron James

LeBron calls the Cavs a "first-year team" but is excited for the playoffs. Says the King: "It's the postseason. And we have a chance. And that's all you can ask." The 2-seed Cavs face the Celtics today at 3 p.m. ET on ABC.


Doc Rivers: CP3's intensity is like KG

"Kevin [Garnett] was insane. He was insane, I'm telling you, in a very positive way, but he was on another level. ... They're similar in the fact of their intensity and their preparation, but Chris [Paul] is not anything like KG as far as outward emotions. Chris is the exact opposite of that."

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Newcastle and Tottenham are underway at St James' Park, where there are visible pockets of empty seats in protest of the club's ownership.

Mets pitcher debuts protective cap

Last night, Alex Torres became the first MLB pitcher to wear a new MLB-approved padded hat in a game. Torres, who plans on wearing it all season, used a different version of the cap when he pitched with the Padres last season.

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Sei Young's change of luck on the green

Sei Young Kim hit her ball in the water and recovered with a chip shot to send the Lotte Championship to the playoff -- where she sank a shot from 154 yards out to make eagle and win the championship.


Cavs, Celtics get things started

Today's NBA playoffs schedule:

  • Celtics at Cavaliers, 3 ET, ABC
  • Nets at Hawks, 5:30 ET
  • Trail Blazers at Grizzlies, 8 ET
  • Spurs at Clippers, 10:30 ET
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Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Jim Furyk in serious contention at Harbour Town. Since his last win: --1,666 Days --99 Starts --31 Top-10s --$14,828,330 Earnings

Islanders' last games at Nassau

New York plays the Caps at noon ET today seeking its first playoff series win since 1993 in in its final season at Nassau Coliseum. After splitting the first two games in D.C., the Isles go home for Game 3, where they won just 2 of their last 10 regular-season home games.

Finn O'Hara

Liverpool-Aston Villa even at half

Philippe Coutinho (30th minute) tallied first for the Reds, but Aston Villa had a quick response, equalizing in the 36th minute thanks to Christian Benteke. A trip to the FA Cup vs. Arsenal is on the line. Follow live


Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

Pedroia sits after tough day yesterday. Two K's, slow roller with two outs and RISP. With Holt hot, good day to give Pedroia a breather

Q&A with Boston Marathon shoveler

Chris Laudani, the man who famously shoveled the finish line of the Boston Marathon, doesn't like the word "hero." "Carlos Arredondo, the guy in the cowboy hat that saved a young man’s life during the bombings, is a hero. Police officers, firefighters and first responders. Those are heroes. I went out with a shovel." Why he did it

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GOAL! Aston Villa are level! It's Christian Benteke who reels Liverpool back in, and it's game on at Wembley!


GOAL for Liverpool! Philippe Coutinho slots his side into the FA Cup semifinal lead over Aston Villa!

Manchester City blanks West Ham

Sergio Aguero's EPL-leading 20th goal came after West Ham made an unfortunate error on an own goal. With the 2-0 win, Manchester City moved within a point of Manchester United (third place) on the EPL table.


Nationals finally get span back

CF Denard Span (core injury) will make his much-anticipated return to the Washington lineup today against the Phillies. Span, who sat out the first 12 games of the season, hit .302 last year. Nats leadoff hitters are hitting .212 with a .273 OBP so far this season.

New approach for Trout, Carpenter

ESPN's Buster Olney found that two of baseball's most patient hitters, Mike Trout and Matt Carpenter, are attacking pitchers earlier this season. Olney explores why (Insider)

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Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Terry Collins says Bobby Parnell may overtake Familia as closer eventually, but Parnell will first have to demonstrate worthiness.