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Follow FA Cup Semis: Aston Villa-Liverpool

Two goals in a span of six minutes have left Liverpool and Aston Villa tied 1-1 as they vie for a date with Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

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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.

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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."

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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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Warriors win Game 1

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

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NBA Top 3 plays of the night

Check out the best from the first night of the NBA playoffs, featuring appearances by Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Anthony Davis.

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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)

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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.

Stanley Cup playoffs highlights

Ducks stun Jets in final minute (0:43)

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Wagering on Winston? (6:50)

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SportsCenter Clips

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

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Liverpool-Aston Villa even at half
Soccer 

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

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Soccer 

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!

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

Manchester City blanks West Ham
Soccer 

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.

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Soccer 

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
MLB 

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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MLB 

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

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

Julian Edelman takes on 'Star Wars'
NFL 

Apparently taking a break from his hit online series "Smoothie Tyme," Patriots WR Julian Edelman is back with his take on the new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer. And we're not so sure Tom Brady will like his part in the film. Star Pats

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NFL 

ESPNTennis @ESPNTennis

Rain delaying action in Monte-Carlo final with Djokovic leading 7-5 3-2, on serve, over Berdych. Match will continue after rain on @ESPN3.

Liverpool-Aston Villa underway
Soccer 

The Reds' faithful has shown up at Wembley Stadium to support their side. Aston Villa and Liverpool just kicked off, with the winner getting Arsenal in the FA cup final.

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Soccer 

OTD: Sixers-Pistons brawl, fined $162K
NBA 

Twenty-five years ago today, an infamous late-game brawl broke out when Bill Laimbeer was on the receiving end of a Charles Barkley left hook. Said Laimbeer after the game: "[Barkley's] a loser. ... Nothing he says is intelligible anyway." And what of Barkley? "I won two titles tonight. I won the division title with my teammates, and I retained my undisputed heavyweight championship of the world."

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NBA 

ESPN FC @ESPNFC

After seven minutes of treatment on the pitch, David Silva is now being stretchered off. Samir Nasri takes the Spaniard's place.

LeBron as a Cav back in the playoffs
NBA 

LeBron James and the Cavs host the Celtics today in the first round, where LeBron is 9-0 all-time. James averages 28.9 points per game against the Celtics in the postseason, trailing only Jerry West for most against the Celtics all-time.

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NBA 

John Calipari @UKCoachCalipari

I’m proud that our kids are being drafted at unprecedented numbers, but what I’m more proud of is that they thrive in the NBA Playoffs.

ESPN FC @ESPNFC

David Silva is about to be stretchered off after Cheikhou Kouyate's elbow struck the Spaniard square in the jaw. Samir Nasri will come on.

Rangers: Wilson has a 'shot' at MLB
MLB 

Said Rangers GM Jon Daniels to the Ft. Worth Star Telegram: "Russell [Wilson] has the competitiveness and work ethic to where he'd have a shot if he committed to baseball. ... Playing quarterback is more intensive than the positions of other guys who have attempted to play both sports."

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MLB 

Mavs can't get it done down south
NBA 

The Mavs lost Game 1 against the Rockets 118-108 Saturday while James Harden scored 24 points. Losing in Houston has been a theme for the Mavs this season.

NBA 

ICYMI: Edmonton wins NHL draft lottery
NHL Draft 

The Oilers -- who finished with the third-worst record this season -- will pick first and presumably choose Connor McDavid. It'll be the fourth time in six seasons Edmonton has had the top pick. How good is McDavid?

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NHL Draft 

Liverpool-Aston Villa meet in FA semis
Soccer 

The winner plays defending FA Cup champion Arsenal. Liverpool won a Jan. 17 meeting 2-0, and plenty of space separates the Reds (5th) from Aston Villa (15th) on the EPL table. Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. ET.

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Soccer 

Watch: Djokovic takes first set in final
Tennis 

Tomas Berdych rallied after being down 5-3, but world No. 1 Novak Djokovic took the first set 7-5 in the Monte Carlo final. The Serbian is 18-2 against Berdych prior to this match. Live on ESPN3/WatchESPN

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Tennis