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You never forget Game 7

Win or lose, the Rangers and Lightning will leave Madison Square Garden after Game 7 on Friday night with memories that will last a lifetime.

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1hDave McMenamin

LeBron on slowing Curry in Finals: 'You can't'

When asked Friday what it will take to slow down league MVP Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers' LeBron James said, "The same way you slow me down. You can't."

3hKevin Arnovitz

Sefolosha says arrest has hurt his reputation

Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha blames police for the leg injuries he suffered during his April arrest in New York and told ESPN that the incident has damaged his reputation.

18hDavid Schoenfield

Time for some fearless predictions!

Among the predictions: The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford will win the NL MVP award and the Los Angeles Dodgers will pick up Aroldis Chapman.

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2hESPN.com Staff

Photos: Friday Funnies - Celebration Fails

Celebrations can be pretty epic, but for some ... in not such a great way. A look at some of the top celebration fails on the field.

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5hMatt Walks, ESPN.com

Reimagining NBA mascots as cartoon characters

A two-man, Montreal-based design firm released a batch of 16 reimagined NBA mascots that look like they were taken straight out of Looney Tunes.


Heated exchange in college softball

One thing is certain after espnW acquired an acrimonious email exchange between Missouri and Missouri State's softball programs -- there is no love lost between these two in-state teams. One coach: 'Total disrespect'

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Bounce-back on the mind for Matt Harvey

Harvey allowed a career-high 7 earned runs in his last start at Pittsburgh. He returns to Citi Field vs. a slumping Marlins team tonight. Follow live

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Special Olympics coming to L.A.

This summer, 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will compete at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. ESPN’s coverage begins July 25.


Lundqvist's secret: His teammates

"I just try to go out and do my job. You're definitely nervous, but it comes down to teamwork," said the Rangers G on his Game 7 success. "I feel comfortable when we're in the right place, when we're doing good things out there. I feel like it's easier for me to focus on my game, and that's a big part of winning these games, too."

The Giants' historic May

Eight shutouts in a season sounds decent. How about eight shutouts in one month? That's what San Francisco has done this May, a huge reason why it's won 25 of its past 35 games. Just how historic?

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Not the Strasburg you're used to seeing

Stephen Strasburg's 6.50 ERA simply doesn't make sense. But it's there and step one in his attempt to lower it starts tonight vs. the Reds at 7:10 p.m. ET. What's up with Stras?

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Falcons cut Shembo after arrest

Hours after Prince Shembo was charged with allegedly killing his girlfriend's dog, the Falcons cut the linebacker. Vaughn McClure says the team, which has dealt with animal cruelty cases before, was quick to make a move to avoid further distractions.


Brady appeal hearing to start June 23

Adam Schefter says that Roger Goodell is expected to be part of the hearing to reduce Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his part in Deflategate.


The unbreakable King

A Lightning Game 7 victory would reverse a fairly daunting trend from Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who's at his best with his back against the wall.


Green means Warriors are elite

The numbers don't lie: When Draymond Green is on the court, Golden State is 14 points per 100 possessions better than when he sits.


Tejada a great DFS bargain

Ruben Tejada is hitting second for the Mets tonight and carries a very low price tag, making him one of Derek Carty's top buys for daily fantasy rosters tonight. X Factors (Insider)

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Dwight suspended 1 game of 2015-16 season

Dwight Howard's common foul on Andre Iguodala in Game 5 was upgraded to a flagrant foul 1 and will now be suspended for a game to start the 2015-16 season: "Well, that means I have to play 81 games hard, not 82."

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Dwight Howard's response to suspension

"Well, that means I have to play 81 games hard, not 82. ... I can't do nothing about it now, the playoffs are over with for us. We had a great run, so despite getting whatever happens next year for one game, its not going to take away what we did this year in the playoffs."

WATCH: Bob Ley has had enough

Ley got a little heated on SportsCenter this morning by FIFA's inability to follow its own agenda.


Skiles has skills, but temper high hopes

While new Magic head coach Scott Skiles has turned around multiple teams in his first few years, Kevin Pelton writes the Magic should be concerned about the long-term impact of this hiring. A limited impact

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Skiles says Magic's duo of Payton/Oladipo should be a Top-5 defensive backcourt. He also dispelled rumors of old rift with Tobias Harris.

Russell breaks Royals' daunting bullpen

Cubs rookie 2B Addison Russell just evened the score at 4 with his 7th-inning blast off Kelvin Herrera. Herrera's dominance in the 7th last year was a big reason why Kansas City made the World Series. Follow live

Storm warning: Fines rise for celebration
College Football 

SEC commissioner Mike Slive announced Friday at the conference's spring meetings that its schools will be subject to larger fines for fans storming the court or field, reaching up to $250,000. 'Sending a message'

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College Football 

Adam Silver responds to draft proposal

FiveThirtyEight crowdsourced solutions to fix the NBA draft, sent the best one to commissioner Adam Silver and he responded. Even though he said he won't be riding a bear into the lottery room any time soon (as one suggested), he said "there appears to be a growing consensus that we need to reform the draft lottery." No 'tanking' talk

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