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LeBron, Cavs sweep away Hawks, return to Finals

The Cavaliers finished off a sweep of the Hawks with a Game 4 blowout, cruising to their first NBA Finals since 2007. It will be LeBron's fifth straight Finals appearance.

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Kaepernick sorry for insensitive flooding post

Colin Kaepernick, who has nearly 755,000 Twitter followers and 1.3 million followers on Instagram, deleted and apologized Tuesday for a post that trivialized deadly floods in the Houston area.

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Sando: The soaring cost of NFL QB contracts

Mike Sando explains why the cost of quarterback contracts in the NFL will continue to rise -- and what that means for upcoming contract negotiations for Cam Newton and Russell Wilson.

LeBron channels his inner Jordan (2:24)

MLB Walk-offs

Mets walk off in 10 (0:50)

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Point spreads play key role in TV ratings

Two economists have shown that the point spread plays a significant role in viewing interest, at times producing 30 percent spikes in TV ratings on noncompetitive games.

French Open

60-Second Slice: Day 3 (0:59)

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Baffert seeks to join rare company

At age 75, Billy Turner's the only person on Earth who can say he has trained a Triple Crown winner. He would love to welcome Bob Baffert to that exclusive club.

X Games Austin preview -- Tom Schaar (3:49)

SportsCenter clips

Howard not suspended for hitting Bogut in face (1:20)

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Experts' picks: AT&T Byron Nelson

Which golfer will win this week's AT&T Byron Nelson? Aussie Marc Leishman seems to be the trendy pick among our experts.

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BBTN 101: Learning how to cheat (3:40)



Dodgers dominating in L.A.

The Dodgers needed three innings, but they solved Braves SP Julio Teheran. After a six-run fourth inning, Adrian Gonzalez belted a two-run shot in the fifth inning to end Teheran's night with 8 ER on 10 hits. Dodger Stadium is rockin'. Watch live


Rangers avoid elimination to force Game 7

Derek Brassard's hat trick and two assists guided the Rangers to a 7-3 victory over the Lightning in Game 6 as New York improved to 4-0 in elimination games this postseason.


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Stamkos: “There’s pressure on both teams. I don’t care what kind of spin you want to put on it. It’s Game 7 to get to the finals."

Ethier double extends lead in 4th

Dodgers RF Andre Ethier drove in 2 runs during a 6-run inning with a double down the right-field line on ESPN. Ethier now has 6 doubles and 19 RBIs.


No no-no for Kershaw

Nick Markakis recorded the Braves' first hit -- a single to left field -- to lead off the top of the fifth inning, spoiling Clayton Kershaw's chance for a perfect game. The Dodger Stadium crowd let out a collective groan as Kershaw allowed his first hit. Watch live


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David Blatt: "LeBron came home, I left home. I left a lot of people I love dearly to pursue a dream...it's special because it's worthwhile"

Final: Cavaliers 118, Hawks 88

For just the sixth time, a 1-seed has been swept from the playoffs. Cleveland controlled Game 4 from wire-to-wire as LeBron James returns to the NBA Finals for the fifth consecutive year. Box score


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Paul Millsap on his upcoming free agency: "This team is family, this team is close and that will play into the decision."

Kershaw, Dodgers doing work vs. Braves

The Dodgers rewarded Clayton Kershaw's four scoreless innings with six runs in the fourth inning on three doubles and two singles. Kershaw even helped his own cause with a RBI base hit to right field. L.A. leads 6-0 heading to the fifth inning. Watch live

Who wins Rangers-Lightning Game 7?

Barry Melrose makes his prediction for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals: "The two teams are very evenly matched ... but the goaltender makes the difference. It's the most important position of any position in sports."


Jeff Teague on if they can beat a superstar

"Yeah. We've seen it. I mean, we have a similar system as the Spurs and we've seen the Spurs win championships. We just have to play well all the time ... and we didn't."


Cardinals win 3rd straight

St. Louis tallied 4 runs in the first, and Arizona starter Archie Bradley lasted just 3 2/3 innings as the Cardinals topped the D-backs 6-4. Box score


Final: Giants 6, Brewers 3

The Giants (26-20) scored all six runs on three homers and two doubles to send the Brewers (16-30) to a fourth straight loss. Box score


Final: Rangers 4, Indians 3

Prince Fielder's bat and Texas are still hot. The Rangers DH hit his 9th HR in May, and Mitch Moreland hit the game-winning HR in the 8th as Texas won its seventh in a row. Box score


Cavs sweep Hawks, ride brooms to Finals

The Cavaliers completed the sweep of the Hawks in the Eastern Conference finals, winning Game 4 118-88. LeBron James goes back to the Finals for the fifth consecutive time, the first player to do that since Bill Russell in 1966.


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"I want to start by congratulating Cleveland and Coach Blatt. They deserved to win." - Coach Bud

Seager's 6 RBI's power Mariners

Kyle Seager (3-5, 2 HR) drove in as many runs as the Rays -- including the go-ahead score on a solo home run in the top of the 10th -- to give the Mariners their 4th win in 5 games. Box score