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The greatest hitter who ever lived on

Ted Williams' ambitions shaped his legacy but wrecked his relationships. If his lone surviving child has her wish, the family's cycle of suffering might at last be broken.

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Isiah Thomas back in N.Y. as Liberty president

Isiah Thomas is returning to New York basketball as president of the Liberty, despite a checkered reign with the Knicks that ended ignominiously.

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Tiger Woods at The Players Championship

Tough times for Tiger Woods (1:10)

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Curry, Warriors' success all connected

A confluence of good things came together for Golden State this season, and Steph Curry's MVP award is just one reward.

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Cardinals win seventh straight (2:14)

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Olney: Kershaw as dominant as ever
MLB 

Dating back to last year's playoffs, Clayton Kershaw is 2-6 in his last eight starts, but Buster Olney doesn't buy the negativity: "If you look at the numbers behind the numbers, they look exactly the same. In fact, maybe even a little better."

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MLB 

The other side of Ted Williams
MLB 

Death exposes everyone, and it exposed Ted Williams, stripping away what he'd created as a boy on Utah Street, revealing what he'd tried to hide: He came from damaged people, and he left damaged people behind. Cycle of suffering

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MLB 

Does Brandon Scherff pick affect RG III?

Dan Graziano says the selection of Scherff doesn't mean the Redskins are committed to Robert Griffin III long-term, but adds: "They want to put him in the best possible position to succeed this year."

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Ian Begley @IanBegley

Asked Isiah Thomas what he'd tell #Knicks fans who believe he'll have a role w/NYK: "I'm excited to be working for the New York Liberty."

Coach Cal: No more platooning
Men's College Basketball 

From John Calipari's website: "Last season was an absolute outlier. It's just not the way I like to coach. ... I think we wrote the book on platooning this year, but I hope we stick it on the shelf and never have to use it again."

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Men's College Basketball 

Mayweather open to Pacquiao rematch
Boxing 

Floyd Mayweather would be willing to fight Manny Pacquiao again, saying, "I will fight him in a year after his surgery" in a text to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith this morning. Pacquiao needs rotator cuff surgery and will miss the next 9-12 months.

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Boxing 

OTD: Pete Rose collects 3,000th hit
MLB 

On May 5, 1978, the 37-year-old Rose went 2-for-4 against the Expos, accumulating his 3,000th hit in his 16th season. He'd go on to hit an MLB-record 4,256.

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MLB 

Champions League: Boring excellence?
Soccer 

Four of the best teams in the world -- maybe ever -- are about to clash. So why is the world's greatest club competition in danger of becoming boring and too predictable? Spread the excellence

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Soccer 

Juve needs 'near perfection' to beat Real
Soccer 

Juventus is unbeaten in its last 12 home matches in UEFA competitions. But manager Massimiliano Allegri says his team will have to play a near "perfect match" against Real Madrid today.

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Charges dismissed against McClain
NFL 

Alabama prosecutors are dismissing charges against Cowboys LB Rolando McClain stemming from his arrest in a park in his hometown in 2013 when he allegedly cursed at officers and pulled away when they tried to arrest him. Story

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NFL 

ESPN on Snapchat Discover LIVE
NBA 

Who is the only NBA MVP since 1983-84 to be bounced in the first round of the playoffs? Take your best guess in today's edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover, featuring Trivia Tuesday!

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NBA 

Post-draft power rankings
NFL 

The Lions fell, the Colts jumped up and the Patriots lost out on the No. 1 spot despite earning more first-place votes. Who beat them? Full rankings

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NFL 

Tiger: Breakup, dad's memory 'tough'
Golf 

Woods, due to the 9-year anniversary of Earl Woods' death and his recent breakup with Lindsey Vonn, had a hard week, but says: "Once you're inside the ropes, it's time to tee it up and time to play. ... I get into my little world." Hasn't slept in 3 days

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Golf 

John Wall to play in tonight's Game 2

The Wizards PG said the swelling in his left hand has gone down. Wall initially thought he broke the wrist after crashing to the floor during Game 1, but got two opinions on the injury. Washington leads Atlanta 1-0 in the series.

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Year 1 of the CFP: 'We got it right'
College Football 

Said College Football Playoff selection committee chair Jeff Long: "Overwhelmingly [we] have gotten the sense from fans and colleagues alike that the committee did a good job." Optimistic about future

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College Football 

The 2015 Undrafted All-Stars
NFL 

While only 256 players can be drafted, it's sometimes bewildering as to why some athletes' names weren't among the chosen. Grantland looks at some players who deserved better fates. 10 Undrafted All-Stars

NFL 

Pronman: Top 100 NHL draft prospects
NHL 

Two generational prospects are available in this summer’s NHL draft: Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. But who goes after that? See all prospects (Insider)

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NHL 

Bowl predictions for 2015-16
College Football 

Brett McMuphy and Mark Schlabach agreed on 3 of the 4 teams they believe will wind up playing in the College Football Playoff. So who do they have joining Ohio State and who gets left out? Bowl predictions

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College Football 

Soccer Power Index odds
Soccer 

According to the computers, Real Madrid is almost twice as likely to advance from the semifinals as Juventus, while Wednesday's Barcelona-Bayern Munich matchup is a virtual toss-up.

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Soccer