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You never forget Game 7

Win or lose, the Rangers and Lightning will leave Madison Square Garden after Game 7 on Friday night with memories that will last a lifetime.

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3hKevin Arnovitz

Sefolosha says arrest has hurt his reputation

Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha blames police for the leg injuries he suffered during his April arrest in New York and told ESPN that the incident has damaged his reputation.

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18hDavid Schoenfield

Time for some fearless predictions!

Among the predictions: The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford will win the NL MVP award and the Los Angeles Dodgers will pick up Aroldis Chapman.

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Photos: Friday Funnies - Celebration Fails

Celebrations can be pretty epic, but for some ... in not such a great way. A look at some of the top celebration fails on the field.

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5hMatt Walks, ESPN.com

Reimagining NBA mascots as cartoon characters

A two-man, Montreal-based design firm released a batch of 16 reimagined NBA mascots that look like they were taken straight out of Looney Tunes.

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'You can't' stop Curry or LeBron
NBA 

Stephen Curry and LeBron James explained how the other has to be defended in advance of the NBA Finals. The gist? You can't let either get off but you can't stop them.

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NBA 

Strike him out; throw him out; do it again

You've got to be careful on the basepaths. Indiana's baseball team pulled off a crazy triple play against Radford.

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Harvey rolling early

Matt Harvey struck out the side in the first inning for the ninth time in 46 career starts, and has five K's through 2, as the Mets and Marlins are scoreless in the bottom of the second. Follow live

Not a good start for Strasburg

Joey Votto's 1st HR in May and 8th of the year came on Stephen Strasburg's 7th pitch of the day, as Strasburg left one hanging over the middle of the plate to give up a 1-0 lead to the Reds at the end of the 1st. Follow live

Tulo puts Colorado on the board early

Troy Tulowitzki caught all of Cole Hamels' 94 mph fastball in the top of the 1st and sent it to left on a one-way trip. It was Tulo's third HR on the season as the Rockies take a 1-0 lead after one. Follow live

Royals rally to reclaim AL Central lead

Lorenzo Cain delivered a game-winning, 8th-inning double in the Royals' 8-4 win over the Cubs. Kansas City moved half a game ahead of the Twins, who can get even with a win tonight vs. the Blue Jays. Box score

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Texas high school steroid testing to end

Lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state's high school steroids testing program after 8 years and more than $10 million spent. The first 30,000 tests under the program produced just 11 positive tests of steroid use. 'Demise was inevitable'

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Heated exchange in college softball
NCAA 

One thing is certain after espnW acquired an acrimonious email exchange between Missouri and Missouri State's softball programs -- there is no love lost between these two in-state teams. One coach: 'Total disrespect'

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NCAA 

Bounce-back on the mind for Matt Harvey
MLB 

Harvey allowed a career-high 7 earned runs in his last start at Pittsburgh. He returns to Citi Field vs. a slumping Marlins team tonight. Follow live

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MLB 

Special Olympics coming to L.A.

This summer, 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will compete at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. ESPN’s coverage begins July 25.

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Lundqvist's secret: His teammates

"I just try to go out and do my job. You're definitely nervous, but it comes down to teamwork," said the Rangers G on his Game 7 success. "I feel comfortable when we're in the right place, when we're doing good things out there. I feel like it's easier for me to focus on my game, and that's a big part of winning these games, too."

The Giants' historic May
MLB 

Eight shutouts in a season sounds decent. How about eight shutouts in one month? That's what San Francisco has done this May, a huge reason why it's won 25 of its past 35 games. Just how historic?

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MLB 

Not the Strasburg you're used to seeing
MLB 

Stephen Strasburg's 6.50 ERA simply doesn't make sense. But it's there and step one in his attempt to lower it starts tonight vs. the Reds at 7:10 p.m. ET. What's up with Stras?

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MLB 

Falcons cut Shembo after arrest
NFL 

Hours after Prince Shembo was charged with allegedly killing his girlfriend's dog, the Falcons cut the linebacker. Vaughn McClure says the team, which has dealt with animal cruelty cases before, was quick to make a move to avoid further distractions.

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NFL 

Brady appeal hearing to start June 23
NFL 

Adam Schefter says that Roger Goodell is expected to be part of the hearing to reduce Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his part in Deflategate.

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NFL 

The unbreakable King
NHL 

A Lightning Game 7 victory would reverse a fairly daunting trend from Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who's at his best with his back against the wall.

NHL 

Green means Warriors are elite
NBA 

The numbers don't lie: When Draymond Green is on the court, Golden State is 14 points per 100 possessions better than when he sits.

NBA