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19mBrian Windhorst

Raptors weary of focus on Pierce's trash talk

It engaged their fans and prompted a profane response from their GM, but the Raptors want to move past the focus on Paul Pierce's commentary as they prepare for Game 2 vs. the Wizards.

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6hTodd 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.


All-Access: Mayweather's mindset

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith chats with Floyd Mayweather about Mayweather's mindset and quest for a "flawless" performance against Manny Pacquiao.

SportsCenter Clips

LeBron James conversation (6:30)

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5hEamonn Brennan

Looking ahead: NC State Wolfpack

With Trevor Lacey gone, hopes of a consistently great -- or even just consistent -- campaign next season look far less likely.


Warriors win Game 1

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

7hBrett 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.

12hBrian 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.

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Wagering on Winston? (6:50)



Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

Jack Capuano: "I didn't think the building could be any louder than it was against Pittsburgh [in 2013], but it was."

Strasburg brilliant in Nationals win

Washington SP Stephen Strasburg (7.1 IP, 1 R) mowed down the Phillies in a 4-1 Nats victory. Strasburg had allowed 11 runs in his previous 2 starts.


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Cavaliers shot 44.4% from 3-point in 1st half. They are 27-2 when shooting 40+% from 3-point in a game this season Cavs 62, Celtics 54

Isles take 2-1 series lead with OT win

Barry Melrose: "The Washington Capitals now are in the exact same situation they were in four or five days ago when the New York Islanders took the first game in Washington. If Washington wins Game 4, then it's the best of three with Washington having home ice. If they lose Game 4, the series is basically over."


Mets win clouded by injuries

Matt Harvey went 6 strong in the 7-6 win over the Marlins, but RP Jerry Blevins (left forearm) and C Travis d'Arnaud (right hand) went down with fractures. New York became the first NL team with 10 wins.


d'Arnaud, Blevins suffer fractures

Catcher Travis d'Arnaud (.317 average) fractured his right hand when he was hit by a pitch and Mets RP Jerry Blevins (5 IP, 0.00 ERA) fractured his left forearm in the team's win today.

Half: Cavaliers 62, Celtics 54

Kyrie Irving drilled a triple as the buzzer sounded to finish the first half with with 20 points. The Cavaliers allowed the Celtics to shoot 53 percent, but Cleveland grabbed 10 offensive rebounds.


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Kyrie Irving's first half of playoff basketball: 20p on 8-for-12 shooting, 4-for-4 from 3, 2r, 2a, 1 buzzer beater

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Cavs, once trailing by 8, are up 62-54 at the half. Kyrie 20p; LeBron 13p 5a; Love 6p on 2-for-11 shooting 6r; Thompson 9p 5r

Tavares, Isles triumph over Caps in OT

John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime off a rebound to send the Islanders to a 2-1 win over the visiting Capitals and a 2-1 series lead.


Blackhawks-Preds tied up after 1

Chicago killed the penalty to end the first period, and with 20 minutes in the books, it's tied 1-1 at the United Center. Andrew Desjardins scored his first goal as a Blackhawk, but Mike Ribeiro answered 31 seconds later to even it up. Follow live

Mercer takes pitch to ribs, exits

Pirates SS Jordy Mercer left today's game against the Brewers in the sixth inning due to pain in his rib cage area after he was hit by a pitch from Matt Garza on a bunt attempt.

Pelicans' Monty Williams on injuries

"As far as being painted in a corner, we've dealt with this all year long with our team, so it's not a big deal for us. Obviously we'd like to have Jrue [Holiday] and Tyreke [Evans] healthy."


Tied up quick in Chicago

Chicago's Andrew Desjardins scored a goal to put his team ahead -- but Nashville's Mike Ribeiro responded just 31 seconds later to tie it 1-1 in Game 3.

Jerry Blevins fractures left forearm

The injury occurred today when Blevins, a lefty RP for the Mets, was hit with a line drive in a relief appearance. Blevins had not allowed a hit, walk or run in 5 IP this season.

Bulls' Hinrich (knee) questionable

After sitting out Game 1 against the Bucks, Kirk Hinrich (left knee) is listed questionable for Game 2 in Chicago. Hinrich also missed the last two games of the regular season with a hyperextended left knee.

Olynyk drives and dunks

The Celtics are not backing down from the Cavs early and lead after the 1st quarter. Kelly Olynyk has 10 points, including this slam.


Brady: 'Good luck to the Celtics'

Patriots QB Tom Brady, who has proven to be as good at Facebook as he is at football, utilized social media to offer support for the Celtics before Sunday's Game 1 of a first-round playoff series against the Cavaliers. Brady's best wishes

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