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Nassau ready for playoffs

After splitting two games in D.C., the Islanders return to what should be a raucous Nassau Coliseum for Game 3 against the Capitals.


Rangers won't meddle with Wilson's NFL career

Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels says he believes Russell Wilson's drive would allow him to become a major leaguer, but he has no plans to interfere with the Seahawks quarterback's NFL career.

11hNick Friedell

Rose stars in playoff return: 'Felt good, normal'

After scoring 23 points in his first playoff game in almost three years, Derrick Rose said he was grateful to be playing again and for his teammates pushing him, because "it feels good."

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MLB tip sheets for FanDuel: April 19

Todd Zola serves up lineup advice for those playing in FanDuel daily fantasy baseball contests on April 19.


All-Access: Mayweather's mindset

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith chats with Floyd Mayweather about Mayweather's mindset and quest for a "flawless" performance against Manny Pacquiao.


Rose Sparks Bulls' Game 1 Win

Derrick Rose scored 23 points in his first playoff game since 2012, as the Bulls raced past the Bucks 103-91 in Game 1.


Warriors win Game 1

Stephen Curry scores 34 points in the Warriors' 106-99 Game 1 win over the Pelicans.

3hBrett Okamoto

Rockhold manhandles Machida

Luke Rockhold dominated Lyoto Machida before submitting him in Round 2 in the main event of UFC on Fox in Newark, New Jersey.

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Fonfara TKO's Chavez, hands him 1st knockdown

After getting knocked down for the first time in his career in Round 9 by light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara, a badly swollen Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. asked out of the fight.

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Serena's first career loss at Fed Cup

She dropped to 16-1 all-time -- 13-0 in singles and 3-1 in doubles -- when Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta from Italy defeated Williams and Alison Riske in a doubles match. The U.S. has been relegated to World Group II.


Julian Edelman takes on 'Star Wars'

Apparently taking a break from his hit online series "Smoothie Tyme," Patriots WR Julian Edelman is back with his take on the new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer. And we're not so sure Tom Brady will like his part in the film. Star Pats

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Another break for Djokovic and he leads Berdych 4-0 in the final set. Will the World No. 1 close out the match with his 11th bagel of 2015?

Game 3: Capitals at Islanders, noon ET

Caps goalie Braden Holtby was sick for Game 2, but he's ready to get back on the ice today as the teams fight for the 2-1 series lead. Caps captain Alex Ovechkin has 11 goals and 16 assists in 27 career road playoff games.

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Pick a QB, any QB

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer wasn't happy with his team's performance in its spring game Saturday, but it's tough to feel too bad for him with the slate of QBs he has to choose from on the roster.

Aston Villa stuns Liverpool

A 2-1 upset win advances Aston Villa to the FA Cup final, where it will face Arsenal. This comes as a massive disappointment for Liverpool, who beat Aston Villa 2-0 on Jan. 17, and is 10 spots ahead of it on the EPL table.



Halftime at St James' Park, where visiting Tottenham lead Newcastle 1-0 through a goal from Nacer Chadli.

Furyk surges into lead at RBC

Jim Furyk is 5-under through 8 holes today at Hilton Head, tied for first with Kevin Kisner. Masters champ Jordan Spieth is 2-under through seven and holding down seventh place. Leaderboard


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So there is your lineup change, as Capuano hinted. Tyler Kennedy draws into the lineup for Game 3, replacing Michael Grabner

Buckeyes set spring game record

More than 99,000 fans packed The Horseshoe to see Ohio State's spring game, where Cardale Jones was the only one of OSU's 3 star QBs to throw.


OTD: Sixers-Pistons brawl, fined $162K

Twenty-five years ago today, an infamous late-game brawl broke out when Bill Laimbeer was on the receiving end of a Charles Barkley left hook. Said Laimbeer after the game: "[Barkley's] a loser. ... Nothing he says is intelligible anyway." And what of Barkley? "I won two titles tonight. I won the division title with my teammates, and I retained my undisputed heavyweight championship of the world."

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Hamburglar benched for Game 3

Senators coach Dave Cameron has benched goalie Andrew Hammond (7 goals allowed) in favor of Craig Anderson for Game 3 against the Canadiens. Said Cameron: "[It's] coach's decision, no more than that.''



GOAL for Tottenham! Nacer Chadli has Spurs up 1-0 over Newcastle!

Bob Ryan: Spieth 'next great thing'

The Boston Globe columnist praised Masters champion Jordan Spieth on the Sports Reporters: "Spieth appears to have it all. In addition to an impeccable all-around golf game, he appears to have manners... and is wise beyond his years."


Hill: NFL stuck in 'familiar pattern'

A civil suit against Jameis Winston won't stop him from being a top pick in the NFL draft, which Jemele Hill calls "awkward at the very least." "The NFL always has, and always will be, in the business of production, talent and entertainment and the higher you excel in those three areas the more excuses and rationalizations will be made."