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Green, Warriors lock down on Pelicans

New Orleans started Game 2 hot. But with Draymond Green leading the way, Golden State shut the Pelicans down for a 2-0 series lead.

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Blazers had anti-Spanish-players sign for Gm 1

The Trail Blazers had a laminated card in their locker room at the FedExForum on Sunday that included the phrase "We don't lose to Spanish players" before their game against the Grizzlies.

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Pittsburgh fan 'alert' after foul ball strikes head

An injury to a fan hit by a foul ball at PNC Park caused a 23-minute delay in the second inning of a game between the Cubs and Pirates as a woman behind home plate was taken off on a stretcher.

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QB projections: Mariota elite, Winston a bust

Will Jameis Winston be an elite NFL quarterback? Not according to QBASE, Football Outsiders' quarterback projection system which examines the potential careers of several QBs in the 2015 class.

Monday's MLB highlights

Bryant powers Cubs past Pirates (1:55)


SportsCenter Clips

Breaking down Wild's Game 3 win (0:47)


Have You Seen?

NBA top 3 plays of the night (0:52)



10 takeaways from Tebow

Tim Tebow is going to be the third highest paid QB on the Eagles, so that ought to tell you something, writes Phil Sheridan. But even with all the hubbub around the signing, this might not even be the most noteworthy Eagles QB signing of the last five years. OK, then who?

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NFL schedule to be released at 8 p.m. ET

Mark your calendars -- the NFL schedule will be released tonight on NFL Network.


Detroit keeps on rolling

The Tigers have the best record in baseball at 11-2, their best start since winning the 1984 World Series. The only other time they won at least 11 of their first 13 games, a fella named Ty Cobb laced 'em up and hit a career-high .420.

OTD: Bulls finish season 72-10

On April 21, 1996, Michael Jordan and the Bulls beat the Washington Bullets 103-93, finishing the regular season 72-10, the best record in NBA history. The team was no fluke, either -- it went on to beat Seattle in the Finals for its fourth of six titles in eight seasons.

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Don't forget about Jorge Soler

Kris Bryant and Addison Russell are the Cubs' shiny new toys, but don't forget about the right fielder who debuted last season. Soler is batting .320, has a 7-game hit streak, and went 4-for-5 with 2 runs in Monday's win over Pittsburgh.


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Anybody who's ever covered a beat knows that if the coach isn't mad at you some of the time, then you're probably not doing a very good job.

Price unleashes tirade on media

Reds manager Bryan Price lashed out in front of a group of 10 media members, reportedly using the F-word 77 times and 10 variants of other vulgarities in a 5 1/2-minute rant focused on recently published roster information. Price goes off

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Mark Helfrich: Chip Kelly is not crazy

This season's Eagles will look a lot different than last year's (hello, Tim Tebow!), but Kelly's former OC believes in him: "I think it's unfortunate that I've had to answer this question more than once: Chip Kelly is not insane. No, he's got a plan. He's got a method."

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Ian Kennedy rejoining Padres today

The RHP, dealing with a strained left hamstring, won't be rushed back, said manager Bud Black: "When he rejoins us [Tuesday], we'll re-evaluate and see where we are. But we feel good with where he is right now, health-wise." Kennedy threw six innings in a rehab start Monday.

That young Cubs infield

With IF Addison Russell being called up, all of the Cubs IFs (Kris Bryant, Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo) are 25 or younger. No team has started an entire infield of players 25 or younger this early in the season (13 games or earlier) since the '03 Tigers, who finished 43-119.

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Nate Solder treated for testicular cancer

The Patriots LT, who played every game last season, was diagnosed in April 2014. Solder, 27, had no family history of the disease: "I knew nothing about it. It was a complete surprise. You Google something like that and it kind of scares you, so I was like, 'I'm not going to freak out about this.'" Why he's raising awareness

NBA playoff starters, ranked

Bradford Doolittle ranked all 80 of the NBA playoff starters, and the top 5 is probably no surprise, as it includes the likes of Steph Curry and LeBron James. But just who does he name at No. 80? All starters (Insider)

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Rams, Cowboys discussing scrimmage

St. Louis, who is one of three teams in talks to set up shop in Los Angeles, could visit Dallas at its training compound in Oxnard, California. The Rams will already be out West, opening their preseason against Oakland in August.

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All Butler in the 4th

Chicago's Jimmy Butler took over in the final quarter Monday night, finishing with 31 points for the game, the 2nd straight game he's set a playoff career high.


Report: Kyle Wiltjer staying at Gonzaga

The forward will return for his senior season, according to the Spokane Spokesman-Review, after leading the team with 16.8 PPG. Teammates Przemek Karnowski and Domantas Sabonis, who played with Wiltjer in the frontcourt, are also returning.

Angels map out plan for Hamilton return

Under the tentative plan, OF Josh Hamilton would report to the Angels' spring training complex for 2-3 weeks then proceed to a minor league rehab assignment. He could rejoin the Angels after that, but the plan doesn't guarantee a return. (via LA Times)

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Chandler Parsons, Devin Harris questionable

The Mavs' players could be game-time decisions for tonight's Game 2 against the Rockets, said coach Rick Carlisle. Parsons has a sore right knee while Harris is dealing with toe injuries. Houston leads the series 1-0.


The new-look Eagles

A couple of new quarterbacks, a brand new running back ... Philadelphia definitely didn't lounge around this offseason.


Starlin Castro wants to end criticism

The Cubs SS has taken criticism for lapses in defense on easy plays in his career. Said Castro: " I don't want to be no joke anymore. ... Sometimes the errors I make are because I don't have the confidence and I stay back on the ball. Now I stay aggressive."


Bulls rookie banged up after Game 2

Nikola Mirotic left late in Monday's fourth quarter vs. the Bucks with a left quad strain and swollen left knee. After taking an elbow to the head from ZaZa Pachulia, there was fear in the locker room that Mirotic could also be concussed, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell.

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