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1mBrian 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.

Have You Seen?

Wagering on Winston? (6:50)



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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Bolt wins 100M exhibition race

Usain Bolt won a 100-meter exhibition race today at a horse racing venue in central Rio de Janeiro. Bolt, who had hoped to run under 10 seconds, clocked a time of 10.12.

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Scott Powers @ESPNChiPowers

Sharp and Timonen make Rinne work for a couple saves on the same shift. Blackhawks up 6-5 in shots on goal through 10:10.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Cavs trail 31-27 after 1Q. Kyrie 8p 2a; LeBron 5p 2a; J.R. 6p 3r; Thompson 5p 3r. Love 0p on 0-for-2. BOS: Olynyk 10p; Isaiah 6p 3a

Raps want to move past Pierce comments

"If we keep talking about Paul Pierce this is going to be a Paul Pierce series, not the Wizards," Raptors G Greivis Vasquez said. "What he's doing is motivating his team. ... But we've got to play. But you can stop asking questions about Paul Pierce."

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Russillo @ryenarussillo

Celts getting shots up and cutting like they think they are supposed to win this thing. Impressive.

Celts scoring with Isaiah Thomas

The Celtics have outscored the Cavs 18-12 since Thomas entered the game at 6:45. Boston currently leads Cleveland 31-27 at the end of the first quarter. Live on ABC/WatchESPN

Greene's earned run streak snapped

Tigers SP Shane Greene went the first 22 2/3 innings of the season without giving up an earned run. Greene finally relented in the 6th inning of today's White Sox game, which Detroit leads 9-1. Follow live


Kevin Pelton @kpelton

JVG (correctly) notes how much shooting both teams have on the floor right now. Best % 3-point shooter for Celtics is Avery Bradley: 35.2%.

Furyk sets new PGA Tour low

Jim Furyk won the RBC Heritage with a final-round 63, which equals the lowest final-round score by a PGA Tour winner in 2015.


Jamie McMurray @jamiemcmurray

Hopefully we will get to race tonite. These kind of days are hard on everyone. Fans, team members, media and TV crew.