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Conley's return sparks Grizzlies past Warriors

Mike Conley took a gamble in coming back a week after facial surgery. It paid off in a 22-point night as Memphis dealt Golden State a stunning home loss.

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10mMike Rodak

McCoy: Kelly dumped 'the good black players'

The Bills' new franchise running back discusses his trade to Buffalo, his impressions of coach Rex Ryan and whether there is a race issue with his former coach, the Eagles' Chip Kelly.

NFL Draft Insiders

Draft: Player fits, video, grades for all teams

ESPN Insider puts a bow on its 2015 draft coverage, with a team-by-team look at scouting analysis on every player and grades and favorite picks from Mel Kiper and Todd McShay.

2hKevin Arnovitz

Hawks get even with steady habits

By sticking with the system that got them 60 wins, the Hawks pulled even with the Wizards in Game 2 of the East semifinals.

Tuesday's MLB Highlights

Betts blasts two home runs in Red Sox win (2:01)

17hDan Rafael

What do boxing fans want next?

Fight fans got what they were waiting for, but now that Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao is over, what's next? Dan Rafael lists the bouts he wants to see sooner rather than later.

E:60 Behind the Curtain: Colin Cassady Extra (6:02)
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19hJayson Stark

Five contenders facing critical questions

There is whole lot of baseball still to be played. But that doesn't mean it's too early for these five contenders -- including the Red Sox and Pirates -- to worry.

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2015 NFL Power Rankings: Post-draft

New England claimed the Lombardi trophy, but Seattle has the top spot in our offseason hierarchy.

8hMechelle Voepel

WNBA in good hands as young talent takes reins

There's a sentiment that this offseason has been nothing but bad news for the WNBA. And while stars deciding to sit out is a concern for the league, it's not a crisis.

SportsCenter clips

Ernie Johnson of TNT gives Emmy to Stuart Scott's daughters (0:52)


Have You Seen?

Web Gems: Pair of Pirates trying to top Gordon (1:10)



Stars' Jamie Benn has more hip surgery

The NHL scoring champion has had two hip surgeries in less than a week. Benn, who skated with pain all season, is expected to return to the ice in August, Stars trainer Dave Zeis told the Dallas Morning News.

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Crazy Stat of Day: The Grizzlies are only the third team all season to win at Golden State, joining the Bulls and the Spurs.

Dwight Howard not worried about shots

On his only 3 shots in Game 1's 4th quarter, he says: "I got to continue to be a presence on the defensive end, get more blocked shots, get more rebounds, run the floor more. ... not focus so much on if I'm getting the ball or not."


Rockies trust John Axford as closer

Adam Ottavino's injury may be season-ending, but manager Walt Weiss is comfortable with Axford: "He's got a slow heartbeat in the ninth inning. He's got the weapons to get three of the toughest outs in the game."

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Bulls hope history vs. LeBron changes

The previous two times the Bulls won Game 1 against a LeBron James-led team, James' teams closed out the series with four straight wins. Can this Bulls team change that trend? We'll see in Game 2 tonight at 7 p.m. ET.


O'Neil: Fix graduate transfer problem
Men's College Basketball 

Fifth-year graduate transfers who are eligible to play at a new school immediately continue to pop up around college basketball, and it needs to be stopped sooner rather than later. 'We're all thieves'

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Men's College Basketball 

Louisville, Purdue to play at Lucas Oil
College Football 

The two schools will open the 2017 season at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. It will be just the second meeting between the two -- they tied 22-22 in 1987 at Purdue.

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College Football 

Money motivation on PGA Tour

Since Tiger Woods' 1996 rookie season, total purse money has gone from $68.8M to $317M, ESPN's Jason Sobel writes. PGA Tour golf Pat Perez: “Anyone who says they're not playing for money is a liar.” Playing for cash

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John Axford's son to throw first pitch

The Rockies closer's 2-year-old son was bit on the foot by a rattlesnake in March and spent four weeks in the ICU. On Friday, Jameson will roll his wheelchair onto Coors Field to make the first pitch, and Axford said: "It'll put a smile on my face. ... Maybe tears in my eyes, too."


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Big game for DeMarre Carroll in Hawks' win. He is 1st Hawks player with 6 straight 20-point games in postseason since Dominique Wilkins

OTD: The Babe's first of 714 homers

Exactly 100 years ago today, baseball legend Babe Ruth was pitching for the Red Sox, batting 9th and facing the Yankees when he hit his first career home run -- a solo shot in the third. Oh, and he pitched 12 1/3 innings that day, too, but got the loss.

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Tiger Woods might have a new BFF. Second straight practice round with Jason Day -- and matching black hats/grey shirts/black pants, no less.

Happy 84th birthday, Willie Mays!

The Giants great owned: 24 All-Star berths, 12 Gold Gloves, two NL MVPs, .302 career BA to go with being 4th all-time with 660 HRs. Oh, and don't forget "The Catch" in the 1954 World Series. That's not a bad career.

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Bold NHL postseason lineup changes

Among the bold lineup changes this spring are the Rangers' "USA line" and the Blackhawks splitting up Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook. Are the new configurations paying off? Examining lineup changes (Insider)

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Johnson gives award to Scott daughters

At last night's Sports Emmy Awards, TNT's Ernie Johnson gave his "Best Studio Host" award to Stuart Scott's daughters, who lost their father to cancer in January. Taelor and Sydni attended the event on behalf of Stuart, who earlier was honored for his service and dedication to sports media. Class act


Alex Rios still 2 weeks away from return

The Royals OF suffered a broken hand after being hit by a pitch April 13. Regarding a potential minor league rehab assignment, manager Ned Yost said: "It would probably be beneficial to get some at-bats, but we'll see."

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Rick Nash: Not scoring is frustrating

The Rangers star has one goal in 8 playoff games this postseason and knows there's expectations that come with his $7.8M salary-cap hit: "The high-paid guys that are supposed to score are supposed to [score] in the playoffs." New York trails the Caps in the series 2-1.

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Conley is a difference-maker

The Grizzlies improved to 4-0 this postseason in games Mike Conley plays. With the Game 2 loss, the Warriors now have a 69% chance to win the series, according to ESPN's BPI. Had they won Tuesday, they would have had a 92% chance.

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ICYMI: Grizzlies too much for Warriors

Eight days after surgery to repair facial fractures, Mike Conley led all scorers with 22 points as the Grizzlies shut down the Warriors' fast-paced offense in a 97-90 win. Memphis is just the 3rd team to win in Oakland this season.


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That's one way to make your MLB debut! Angels catcher Carlos Perez hits a walk-off home run to lift L.A. over the Mariners, 5-4.