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LeBron's impressive playoff road record

Winning on the road in the postseason is a daunting task, but LeBron James' teams have made a habit of it the past five seasons, writes Brian Windhorst.

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Lawyers endorse Goodell hearing Brady appeal

Attorneys for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell have recommended that Goodell reject the NFLPA's request that he recuse himself from hearing Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension.

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Draft fits for Knicks, Lakers, Sixers, Wolves

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

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Smart move for Michael Sam to sign with CFL? (1:34)

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As expected, Goodell to hear Brady's appeal (2:56)

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Ford/Pelton: Best fits for top four picks

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

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Kupchak says next season will be Kobe's last (2:41)

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Looking ahead: Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats are losing four starters, but a solid recruiting class and plenty of depth should keep them at the top of the Pac-12.

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Mauer with the RBI double and the Twins lead 1-0, T1. Samardzija has gone to a full count vs. the first 3 Twins hitters.

Getting ready for Game 2 with a look back
NBA 

Counting the minutes until the Hawks and Cavs tip off in Atlanta? Take an all-access look at the exciting Eastern Conference finals Game 1 and watch J.R. Smith catch fire as the Hawks tried to battle the flames.

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Pujols homers, moves closer to Foxx

Albert Pujols hit HR No. 528 tonight, putting him only six away from tying Jimmie Foxx for 17th all-time. The Angels lead Boston 2-1 in the 4th. Follow live

J.D. Martinez with another oppo shot

The Tigers OF smashed his MLB-leading 6th opposite field home run (he has 9 total) of the season for Detroit, who has a 3-2 lead over the Astros in the 4th. Follow live

DeMarre Carroll to start

Despite suffering a bone bruise in his knee in Game 1, DeMarre Carroll will start Game 2 for the Hawks. Carroll is averaging 16.2 PPG and 6.4 RPG this postseason.

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Rangers' offense explodes in 3rd

Prince Fielder's 3-run home run highlighted a 7-run, 4-hit top of the 3rd against Yankees SP Michael Pineda. Mitch Moreland also homered in the inning for Texas, which leads 7-0. Follow live

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Mark Barberio will make his 2015 Stanley Cup playoff debut for the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4. Coach Cooper again going with 7 D and 11 F

Dellavedova takes Irving's place

With Kyrie Irving out for Game 2 with left knee tendinitis, Matthew Dellavedova will get the start for the Cavs. Dellavedova is averaging 5.5 points and 2.7 assists in 18.8 minutes per game in the postseason, and 65.3 percent of all of his shots have been 3-pointers. Tip-off is at 8:30 p.m. ET

Mariners hand Felix a small cushion

Logan Morrison smoked a 2-run triple in the 4th to put Seattle up 3-1 over Toronto. This gives Felix Hernandez, who's trying to become MLB's first 7-game winner, a 2-run lead. Follow live

Bishop better against Blueshirts

Ben Bishop is 10-1 in his career against the Rangers and the Lightning have a 2-1 series lead, but Derek Stepan has a six-game point streak going. Follow live

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Young starters dueling in Pittsburgh

The Pirates' Gerrit Cole has the upperhand thus far as his team leads the Mets and rookie Noah Syndergaard 2-1 in the 3rd. Gregory Polanco and Chris Stewart drove in Pittsburgh's runs. Follow live

Harper's incredible month continues
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Bryce Harper has been hotter than hot lately. Since May 6, he has 11 home runs, 11 walks and just 5 strikeouts. He is also just the 6th Nationals/Expos player to hit 11 HRs in a single month.

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Rumble pays no attention to haters
MMA 

Anthony Johnson explained to ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto how he deals with critics, especially online: "You look like you haven't ever thrown a punch in your life. So why would I listen to you?"

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This hazard's more than lateral
Golf 

Geologists say a giant sinkhole near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is fairly common because of the region's topography -- but that doesn't change the fact that, you know, a giant sinkhole opened up at the golf course! An undiscovered cave?

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Golf 

Ichiro moves past The Bambino

Ichiro Suzuki moved past Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list with his 2nd-inning single vs. the Orioles tonight. Suzuki's 2,874 hits put him alone in 42nd place. Next up? Mel Ott (2,876). Follow live