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King holds court; Cavs leave Atlanta up 2-0

LeBron James scored a game-high 30 points. But he did more than score Friday night in leading the short-handed Cavs to a comfortable 94-82 win.

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Sando: Offseason grades for all NFL teams

Mike Sando hands out offseason grades for all 32 NFL teams with the help of ESPN analysts Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Matt Williamson and Field Yates. The Jets come out on top with an A grade.

Friday's MLB Highlights

Harper smacks 16th homer in win (0:49)

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The top five surprising teams (3:24)
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Smart move for Michael Sam to sign with CFL? (1:34)

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NBA top 3 plays of the week (0:57)

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Ford/Pelton: Best fits for top four picks

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

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Kupchak says next season will be Kobe's last (2:41)

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Top two seeds prevail in semifinals (2:47)

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Hawks pick bad time for skid

Atlanta was 35-6 at home during the regular season and didn't lose back-to-back home games at any point -- until the first two games of the conference finals.

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Thibodeau's tumultuous times
NBA 

Tom Thibodeau might not be back with the Bulls despite five very successful seasons as head coach. Nick Friedell looks at how and when things might have gone wrong. Thibodeau timeline

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NBA 

White Sox to retire Konerko's number
MLB 

Paul Konerko's No. 14 will be retired today by the team. Said Konerko on Friday: "As a kid, you see stuff at stadiums or you hear about a guy whose number is retired. You don't really think that that's something that's attainable." He's the 11th player to have his number retired by the Sox.

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LeBron puts Cavs on his shoulders
NBA 

With Kyrie Irving out Friday, LeBron James scored or assisted on 60 of the Cavaliers’ 94 points as Cleveland went up 2-0 in Atlanta. The 60 points created were LeBron's 2nd-most this postseason.

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NBA 

Looking ahead: Oregon

A talented recruiting class should help the Ducks compete in the Pac-12, a league that doesn't appear to have a clear favorite, finish in the top tier and return to the NCAA tournament. Capable of more?

Top 5 surprising MLB teams
MLB 

The Astros are the consensus biggest surprise -- in a good way -- so far this season, but there's some disagreement among the BBTN experts as to who rounds out the top 5.

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Cormier: I feel good
MMA 

Daniel Cormier had a short camp to get ready for his title shot at UFC 187, but says he's ready: "I have to fight smart, make him fight where he's uncomfortable, move my head and just never be there to be hit."

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MMA 

Okafor vs. Dog
NBA 

Jahlil Okafor showed off his ballhandling skills by playing keep-away with a dog. Quite frankly, we're impressed with the dog's ability to cut off the driving lane.

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NBA 

LeBron: Do Not Disturb
NBA 

LeBron James nearly ran into a fan courtside before noticing she was pregnant and stopping himself just in time. He had a joking message for the fan, too.

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Bryce Harper putting the H in home run
MLB 

The Nats OF hit his 11th home run since May 6 and is now slugging 1.000 for the month of May. If he keeps it up, he'll be the 4th player since 1900 to have a slugging percentage of 1.000 or better in May, joining Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds and Todd Helton.

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Reggie to Steph: 'The floor is yours'
NBA 

With one more 3-pointer, Warriors G Steph Curry will tie Reggie Miller's postseason record of 58. Said Miller on Twitter: "As for my record, the great rock band Queen says it best, "Another One Bites The Dust". Mr Curry, the floor is yours."

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Vitor Belfort responds to cheater talk

Belfort responded to Chris Weidman's cheating accusation: "I know who I am. I'm not defined by what others think about me."

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Matt Wieters targeting June 4 return

The O's catcher, who had Tommy John surgery in June 2014, is eligible to come off the 60-day DL on June 4 and believes that's a possibility: "The last few games I've gone out there and played, the feelings of being able to get back in a big league game are there. It's not quite back to where it was yet, but it feels good enough to get back playing at this level."

Mike Shanahan: System affected RG III
NFL 

The former Redskins coach believes it's the system, not Griffin's knee injury during his rookie season, that has slowed his development: "Robert has a lot of ability. ... But he hasn't done things that the NFL asks you to do, and it does take some growing pains to go through that." (via 106.7 The Fan)

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This hazard is more than lateral
Golf 

Geologists say a giant sinkhole near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is fairly common because of the region's topography -- but that doesn't change the fact that, you know, a giant sinkhole opened up at the golf course! An undiscovered cave?

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Bazemore: We're better than Cavs

After falling behind 2-0 in the conference finals, the Hawks' Kent Bazemore isn't lacking for confidence: “We played them in the regular season this year and got the best of them. I still think we’re the better team, we just haven’t shown it yet.”

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Dana White: Belfort not a cheater

UFC president Dana Whites said of Vitor Belfort, who was accused by Chris Weidman of being a cheater at Friday's weigh-in: "He's absolutely without a doubt the most tested fighter that's ever fought in the UFC. It's legit. He's clean."

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