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NBA postseason tips today in Toronto

The NBA playoffs start with Wizards-Raptors at 12:30 p.m. ET. Follow all the twists and turns.

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Showalter, Orioles shocked by Jimenez ejection

Ubaldo Jimenez was tossed Friday for hitting Pablo Sandoval in the right shoulder with a pitch, an ejection that Baltimore manager Buck Showalter later called "professionally embarrassing."

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Sources: NBA cap could pass $100M by 2017-18

At this week's NBA Board of Governors meetings in New York, teams were advised ‎that the league's salary cap could rise past the $100 million mark as soon as the 2017-18 season, sources said.

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What's left for Lionel Messi?

After scoring his 400th career goal for Barcelona, Alexis Nunes takes a look at a few more milestones Lionel Messi has his sights set on for the rest of his career.

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What to make of A-Rod's hot start

With two more home runs against Tampa Bay, Alex Rodriguez is off to a terrific start. What's fueling it? Buster Olney examines.

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A-Rod confident and dangerous

The Baseball Tonight Minute breaks down Alex Rodriguez's performance against the Rays and what it means for the Yankees' success.

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Trout makes history in Angels win

Angels center fielder Mike Trout became the youngest player to reach 100 home runs and 100 steals in Los Angeles' 6-3 win over Houston.

Stanley Cup playoffs highlights

Capitals even series (1:29)

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Cardale Jones, JT Barrett conversation (3:56)

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Signals: By the Numb3rs (15:07)

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Drake (Coachella) out for Raptors game

Rapper and Raptors team ambassador Drake is not expected to be present for Game 1 today at 12:30 ET (on ESPN/WatchESPN) due to a performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. He's probable for Game 2.

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Chelsea-Man United, 12:30 ET on NBC. Chelsea is unbeaten in 7 straight overall vs United, tying its longest-ever unbeaten streak in series.

EPL giants battle for top spot
Soccer 

With just 6 matches remaining on the EPL schedule, it's time for Manchester United (3rd place, 65 points) to make a move on Chelsea (1st place, 73 points). They meet today at 12:30 in Old Trafford.

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Soccer 

NHL playoffs continue Saturday
NHL 

A quartet of Game 2s is on tap:

  • Wild at Blues, 3 ET
  • Red Wings at Lightning, 3 ET
  • Penguins at Rangers, 8 ET
  • Jets at Ducks, 10:30 ET
NHL 

Lionel Messi gets goal No. 400
Soccer 

He waited until the final minute, but Messi tallied his 400th goal with Barcelona in today's 2-0 win over Valencia. The victory snapped a 10-game unbeaten streak for Valencia and kept Barca atop the La Liga table.

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Soccer 

Alcides Escobar day-to-day
MLB 

The Royals IF has a sprained knee after Oakland's Brett Lawrie slid into second late with a high cleat Friday. Said Lawrie: "I wish him all the best and there was zero intention of ever wanting to hurt him. Even the thought of that would never cross my mind."

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MLB 

Stanton: No 'fire' for Marlins

After homering for the second straight game, Giancarlo Stanton called out his team for a lack of intensity. "The fire is not there, it seems like. You always want to have it. But when you're out there and it's game time, it's just nothing there."

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Age just a number for A-Rod

According to Elias, the Yankees DH/1B became the eighth player 39 or older to hit at least four home runs in his team's first 10 games, and he's now hit four homers in the first 10 games three times in his career.

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Warriors now betting favorite for title

Golden State has overtaken the Cavs, according to the latest odds from Westgate.

  • Warriors 7-4
  • Cavaliers 12-5
  • Spurs 5-1
  • Hawks 12-1
  • Bulls 14-1

Noah: 'No restrictions' on minutes

Joakim Noah, who missed the last two games, told reporters that he won't be limited for Game 1 tonight against the Bucks (7 p.m. ET on ESPN).

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West Bromwich with a wonder goal
Soccer 

Distance did not deter West Bromwich's Craig Gardner on this long strike in the 53rd minute. His team leads Crystal Palace 2-0 in the second half.

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Novak Djokovic advances to final
Tennis 

The world No. 1 won a clay-court semi 6-3, 6-4 against Rafael Nadal today to advance to his fourth Monte Carlo final, where he’ll play Tomas Berdych.

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Tennis 

Saturday's tip-offs
NBA 

The NBA postseason is here, with things tipping off up north:

  • Wizards at Raptors, 12:30 ET, ESPN
  • Pelicans at Warriors, 3:30 ET, ABC
  • Bucks at Bulls, 7 ET, ESPN
  • Mavericks at Rockets, 9:30 ET, ESPN
NBA 

What to expect in the East
NBA 

Will the Bucks' lack of playoff experience hurt them? Can LeBron James make it a perfect 10-0 in first-round series?

NBA 

What to expect in the West
NBA 

Whose hot streak will come to an end first in the Clippers-Spurs series? Can Portland go deep in the playoffs without Wesley Matthews?

NBA 

Rangers' Moreland has elbow injury
MLB 

First baseman/DH Mitch Moreland could miss two weeks if he continues feeling discomfort, GM Jon Daniels said. "It's a freak thing," Moreland said of the injury.

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