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Green, Warriors lock down on Pelicans

New Orleans started Game 2 hot. But with Draymond Green leading the way, Golden State shut the Pelicans down for a 2-0 series lead.

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Hawks' Budenholzer named Coach of the Year

Mike Budenholzer has been named the NBA's Coach of the Year after guiding the Atlanta Hawks to the league's second-best record and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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Pittsburgh fan 'alert' after foul ball strikes head

An injury to a fan hit by a foul ball at PNC Park caused a 23-minute delay in the second inning of a game between the Cubs and Pirates as a woman behind home plate was taken off on a stretcher.

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QB projections: Mariota elite, Winston a bust

Will Jameis Winston be an elite NFL quarterback? Not according to QBASE, Football Outsiders' quarterback projection system which examines the potential careers of several QBs in the 2015 class.

Monday's MLB highlights

Bryant powers Cubs past Pirates (1:55)


SportsCenter Clips

Breaking down Wild's Game 3 win (0:47)


Have You Seen?

NBA top 3 plays of the night (0:52)



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Bryan Price – “In my pre-game conversation with reporters yesterday, I used wholly inappropriate language to describe....

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.... the media coverage of our team. While I stand by the content of my message, I am sorry for the choice of words.”

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

With return of Caris LeVert, I'd have Michigan as a Preseason Top 10 team next season. Return just about everyone. Health is key, though.

UFC meets 'Game of Thrones'

Russia has one-upped the stakes in regular old mixed martial arts by introducing armor and swords. Sounds dangerous. And thrilling. Watch the fight


Virginia's captain scarfing for charity
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Virginia FB Vincent Croce had a memorable spring where he earned most improved player honors while being selected as team captain. And he also ate a bunch of hot dogs at an Alzheimer's charity event. Next Joey Chestnut?

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Ian Begley @IanBegley

Phil Jackson reiterates that he will consider trading the Knicks' 1st round pick but he'd prefer to develop the pick into a franchise talent

Bulls rookie banged up after Game 2

Nikola Mirotic left late in Monday's fourth quarter vs. the Bucks with a left quad strain and swollen left knee. After taking an elbow to the head from ZaZa Pachulia, there was fear in the locker room that Mirotic could also be concussed, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell.

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All-Access: Mayweather's home and toys

Take a walk with Stephen A. Smith through Floyd Mayweather's 20,000-plus-square-foot home where he has sports cars that cost $3.2 million. And why does he drive certain colored cars in certain cities? "Just being a brat."


The greatest miss you'll ever see

Stephen Curry's pregame warm-up Monday involved shooting from everywhere in the building. Yes, literally everywhere -- including a full-court heave from the opposite tunnel that will leave you shaking your head. Maybe next time, Steph!


Bills GM: Make-or-break year for QB

Doug Whaley told WGR 550 today: "[EJ Manuel] knows this is a make-or-break year. This is his time to step up and show everybody he's got a clean slate with a new coaching staff. It's his time."

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Stanley Cup playoff games tonight (ET)

  • Lightning at Red Wings, 7 p.m. (series tied 1-1)
  • Capitals at Islanders, 7:30 p.m. (Islanders lead 2-1)
  • Preds at Blackhawks, 9:30 p.m. (Blackhawks lead 2-1)
  • Canucks at Flames, 10 p.m. (Flames lead 2-1)

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Lions release Austin after arrest

The Lions released G Rodney Austin, days after he was arrested and charged with four crimes, including assault on a female, assault on a child under 12, misdemeanor larceny and interfering with emergency communication. Story

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UNC unveils new football uniforms

Traditional Carolina blue is on the new unis aimed to refresh the UNC brand. Said AD Bubba Cunningham: “It's really hard trying to get the same Carolina blue on all kinds of different product -- whether it's a paper product or clothing product or helmet.” See that Tar Heel blue

Mike Budenholzer coaching credentials

  • Coached Hawks to franchise-record 60 wins
  • First to win Coach of Year and have four All-Stars
  • Hawks went 17-0 in January, best undefeated month in NBA history
  • 19-game win streak was tied for 6th-longest in NBA history

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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

Congrats to Coach Bud on COY. Won 60 games despite not one player scoring more than 30 in a game. Epitomized team hoops.

Cubs youth infusion

In calling up Addison Russell to play second base tonight, the Cubs will sport an infield of Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro, all of whom are age 25 or younger AND former top-40 prospects.


Tigers pitching off to hot start

The Tigers have held eight of their first 13 opponents to one run or fewer, tied for the most through 13 games in the live ball era. The only other teams to accomplish that feat since 1920 were the 1927 Cardinals and the 1981 Athletics.

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Budenholzer named Coach of the Year

Mike Budenholzer led the Hawks to a 60-22 mark, their best regular season in franchise history, and was rewarded with the Coach of the Year award today. Budenholzer received 67 first-place votes and 513 points, ahead of Golden State's Steve Kerr, who finished second with 56 first-place votes and 471 points.

Michael Smith: There is no MJ-LBJ debate

Said His and Hers' Michael Smith: "LeBron, he’s not even my all-time starting 3! … So if you want to come up to me arguing that LeBron is better than MJ, I’m not – what do they say? Don’t argue with fools?"


Man arrested over MJ-LeBron argument

A Pennsylvania man was arrested for aggravated assault Saturday after arguing with his roommate over who was better, Michael Jordan or LeBron James. It's unclear which side he was on, and he was later released on bond. His Airness or King James?

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Butler is Rose's best teammate

Jimmy Butler is averaging more points than any other teammate of Derrick Rose in a single postseason (28.0 PPG). The last to average at least 20 per game was Ben Gordon in 2009 -- Rose's rookie season.

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