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Adande: Warriors eye finishing touch

For all intents and purposes, these Western Conference finals are over. The only question that remains: How quickly will Steph Curry and the Warriors seal the deal?

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Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton

Ford/Pelton: Draft fits for first four NBA picks

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

Monday's MLB Highlights

Hamilton hitless in return to Texas (0:51)

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SportsCenter clips

Any fallout in Chicago over McDonald's release? (1:21)

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Juan Pablo Montoya SportsCenter Conversation (1:59)
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Yanks ride eight-run first past Royals (0:56)
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Is Dellavedova a dirty player? (1:35)

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Best celebrations of the Premier League season (2:19)

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12hC.L. Brown

Looking ahead: UCLA Bruins

Three returning starters -- Bryce Alford, Tony Parker and Isaac Hamilton -- will form the Bruins' nucleus. The potential challenge is depth.

French Open

Razzano's surprise underhand serve (0:27)

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Miami's David Phelps surrenders 2nd HR
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Pedro Alvarez hit a screamer to left field in the 6th inning to push the Pirates' lead to 4-2 over the Marlins in Pittsbugh. Miami's bullpen is busy as Phelps has allowed 4 ER on 2 HR over 6 IP.

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No Golden State player has been to Finals
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Tonight at 9 p.m. ET (ESPN/WatchESPN), the Warriors will attempt to advance to the Finals. The last team to win the NBA title without a player with any prior Finals experience was the Chicago Bulls in '90-91. (via Elias)

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Williams Perez starts in an L.A. jam

The Braves SP hit Justin Turner to load the bases and walked Andre Ethier in the next at-bat for the game's first run to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Follow live

Riddick: Peterson missing is no big deal
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Insider Louis Riddick is not worried about the star RB missing OTAs from a front-office perspective. "Would you like him to be there? ... Yeah, but right now, this is voluntary. You can't make him be there."

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A t-shirt tiff before tip of Game 4
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There are a fair number of Warriors fans in Houston tonight, and the team reportedly handed out "Strength in Numbers" shirts to said fans. A Rockets official reportedly voiced displeasure with the move, calling it "unprofessional." (via Marcury News' Marcus Thompson)

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Garcia (sore knee) out of White Sox lineup
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White Sox RF Avisail Garcia left tonight's game in Toronto with a recurrence of right-knee soreness. He is listed as day-to-day after he returned to the lineup Sunday from a two-game absence with knee inflammation.

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Peralta, Cardinals walk off in 10th

Jhonny Peralta homered to left for his 4th career walk-off HR to give St. Louis a 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks. The Cardinals improved to 16-5 at home with the win. Box score

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Hamilton hitless in return to Texas

Josh Hamilton (0-for-3) worked off the rust in his first game back with the Rangers, but Prince Fielder helped power Texas past the Indians, 10-8, for its sixth straight win.

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Draymond Green is a defensive dynamo
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Steph Curry's heroics probably get the most attention, but Green's virtuoso performance on the defensive side has Golden State one win away from the NBA finals.

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Tom Brady appeal delayed? Sort of ...
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ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss on the 10-day deadline for Brady's appeal: "My interpretation of reading the CBA is that the 10-day mark is the deadline to actually set the date to have the hearing, so we should have a date by Wednesday. That's my interpretation. ... To call it a delay, I'm not sure that would be 100 percent accurate."

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LeBron puts his teams on his back
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No one fills the box score for his team like LeBron James -- literally. He's head and shoulders above everyone else in NBA history as a statistical team leader.

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Stephen Curry's specialty
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The MVP is shooting 44.8% from beyond the arc this postseason, slightly up from his regular season 44.3%. But from the left corner Curry has missed just one triple in 13 games, shooting a ridiculous 91% from that area.

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Stanton bashes 13th HR

After making an acrobatic catch to save a run and end the second inning, Marlins RF Giancarlo Stanton homered to right field to cut into the Pirates' lead. Stanton is 2-for-2 with 2 RBIs. Follow live

Rangers edge Indians 10-8 in slugfest

Josh Hamilton went 0-for-3 in his first action of the season, but Texas had plenty of offense, with Prince Fielder and Elvis Andrus each homering and driving in 3 runs. Texas won its 6th straight, while Cleveland’s 6-game win streak was snapped. Box score

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Pirates grab 3-1 lead on Cervelli smash

Marlins SP David Phelps gave up his first home run this season on a three-run shot to Pirates C Francisco Cervelli in the second inning, surrendering Miami's 1-0 lead. Follow live

Oakland's Hahn tosses 4-hit shutout

Jesse Hahn struck out 5 and issued 1 walk in his first career complete game to lead the Athletics to a 4-0 win over the Tigers. Oakland tallied all of its runs in the 6th inning. Box score

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Blue Jays jump on Noesi early

Toronto has a 4-0 lead in the first inning against Hector Noesi and the White Sox after Chris Colabello plated two runs with a single and Justin Smoak hit a two-run shot in the next at-bat. Follow live