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Conley's return sparks Grizzlies past Warriors

Mike Conley took a gamble in coming back a week after facial surgery. It paid off in a 22-point night as Memphis dealt Golden State a stunning home loss.

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Law: Top 100 prospects for 2015 MLB draft

Keith Law updates his player rankings for the 2015 MLB draft and this time goes 100 deep, placing high-school shortstop Brendan Rodgers atop the list.

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Hawks get even with steady habits

By sticking with the system that got them 60 wins, the Hawks pulled even with the Wizards in Game 2 of the East semifinals.

Tuesday's MLB Highlights

Betts blasts two home runs in Red Sox win (2:01)

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16hDan Rafael

What do boxing fans want next?

Fight fans got what they were waiting for, but now that Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao is over, what's next? Dan Rafael lists the bouts he wants to see sooner rather than later.

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17hJayson Stark

Five contenders facing critical questions

There is whole lot of baseball still to be played. But that doesn't mean it's too early for these five contenders -- including the Red Sox and Pirates -- to worry.

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2015 NFL Power Rankings: Post-draft

New England claimed the Lombardi trophy, but Seattle has the top spot in our offseason hierarchy.

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The ultimate draft recap

ESPN Insider puts a bow on its 2015 draft coverage, with a team-by-team look at scouting analysis on every player and grades and favorite picks from Mel Kiper and Todd McShay.

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6hMechelle Voepel

WNBA in good hands as young talent takes reins

There's a sentiment that this offseason has been nothing but bad news for the WNBA. And while stars deciding to sit out is a concern for the league, it's not a crisis.

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OTD: Cubs' Kerry Wood whiffs 20
MLB 

On May 6, 1998, "Kid K" struck out 20 Astros in just his fifth career major league start in what is considered one of the greatest games ever pitched. He tied Roger Clemens' record for most strikeouts in a game -- and Wood was just 20 years old at the time.

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MLB 

Report: Cavs to start Tristan Thompson
NBA 

Thompson will start at power forward in tonight's Game 2 and Mike Miller will move back to a reserve role. Thompson will pair with LeBron James and Timofey Mozgov in the frontcourt. Cleveland trails the Bulls in the series 1-0. (via Northeast Ohio Media Group)

NBA 

Olympian plays dentist with daughter
Olympic Sports 

Decathalon gold medalist Bryan Clay found a new way to pull out a loose tooth -- and it involves a javelin.

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Minnesota to bid for CFP title game
College Football 

Gov. Mark Dayton announced Minneapolis' bid for the 2020 title game Tuesday, to be held in the new Vikings Stadium that opens in 2016. The bid will require an $8M-$12M fundraising effort, and Dayton is "very optimistic" they can make a competitive bid.

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College Football 

Red Sox owner optimistic about season

Despite a disappointing 12-14 start, John Henry said before Tuesday's game he believed Boston would turn it around: "I think we've got the best team in the division. The Yankees have gotten away a little and we've gone through a bad period, but I think we'll turn it around." The Red Sox beat the Rays 2-0 later Tuesday night.

Curry donates car, to be on Wheaties box
NBA 

Steph Curry donated the car that came with the NBA MVP award to a local youth center. Said the center's CEO: "The kids have already made a thank-you video." Curry will also be featured on a Wheaties box next month. The Warriors star is "thrilled" to join many of his "childhood heroes" on the box.

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NBA 

Melo Trimble invited to Steph Curry camp
Men's College Basketball 

The Maryland G received a YouTube invitation from the MVP to attend his four-day camp for 20 of the top high school and college guards. Said Curry in the video: "You and the Terps are definitely heading toward some great things, looking forward to watch y'all develop."

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Men's College Basketball 

Arum: Pacquiao welcomes rematch
Boxing 

If pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather is up for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao next year, so too is Pacquiao, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com. Arum: Why not?

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Boxing 

Johnson gives award to Scott daughters
NBA 

At tonight's Sports Emmy Awards, TNT host Ernie Johnson gave his award for "Best Studio Host" to Stuart Scott's daughters, whose father lost his battle with cancer in January. Taelor and Sydni attended the event on behalf of their father, who earlier was honored for his service and dedication to sports media. Class act

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Conley's return too much for Warriors
NBA 

8 days after surgery to repair facial fractures, Mike Conley led all scorers with 22 points as the Grizzlies shut down the Warriors' fast-paced offense in a 97-90 win. Memphis is just the 3rd team to win in Oakland this season.

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NBA 

Steph Curry with the MVP spotlight
NBA 

Stephen Curry accepted his MVP trophy before a packed house at Oracle Arena before Game 2. Curry is one of two point guards to lead a 65-plus win team in scoring (Magic Johnson, 1986-87). (via ESPN Stats & Info)

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NBA 

Backland caps off Flames comeback in OT
NHL 

Johnny Gaudreau scored the tying goal with 19.5 seconds left in the 3rd period and Mikael Backlund netted the winner in overtime to push the Flames past the Ducks in Game 3. Anaheim leads the second-round series 2-1.

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Blackhawks blank Wild
NHL 

Corey Crawford had 30 saves, and that plus a Patrick Kane goal gave Chicago the win and 3-0 series lead.

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Prust fined $5,000 for ref criticism

"Brandon Prust's post-game comments were both baseless and demeaning," said NHL Senior Executive VP of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell. Montreal's winger apologized Tuesday for comments regarding referee Brad Watson following a Game 2 loss: "We got in a heated exchange and that should have stayed between us. ... On Sunday I crossed the line." 'I wasn't myself'

Carroll steps up to lead Hawks in Game 2
NBA 

DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Kyle Korver bounced back from a miserable first half and the top-seeded Hawks held off the Wizards 106-90 on Tuesday night, taking advantage of John Wall's absence to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.

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NBA 

Carroll cashing out in postseason
NBA 

Hawks wing DeMarre Carroll is a free agent this offseason, and if he keeps up this streak that has his name among Atlanta legends, he's going to earn himself a hefty pay raise.

NBA 

Wall a late scratch for Game 2
NBA 

John Wall's injured left wrist kept him on the bench against the Hawks. Wizards coach Randy Wittman originally said Wall would play, but the swelling Wall experienced proved to be too much. X-rays negative

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NBA 

Angels walk off thanks to a big debut
MLB 

Los Angeles catcher Carlos Perez hit a walk-off home run in his MLB debut as the Angels beat the Mariners 5-4. Perez is the first major leaguer with a walk-off homer in his debut since Miguel Cabrera did so for the Marlins on June 20, 2003. (via the Angels)

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MLB 

Cardinals outlast Cubs

Jolted by Matt Carpenter's 3-run shot in the 5th inning, the Cards rallied to score 6 unanswered to run their win streak to 8 games in a 7-4 victory over the Cubs.

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Dolphins players recruiting La'el Collins

Former LSU teammates Anthony Johnson and Jarvis Landry, along with Dolphins captain Mike Pouncey, are flying to Baton Rouge, La., to try and convince OL La'el Collins to join the team. Collins was questioned by police this week about the shooting death of a pregnant woman believed to be his ex-girlfriend, but police have said he isn't a suspect. Recruiting visit

Post-draft power rankings
NFL 

The Lions fell, the Colts jumped up and the Patriots lost out on the No. 1 spot despite earning more first-place votes. Who beat them? Full rankings

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