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Sad morning in Manila

A nation that's taken its share of blows absorbed another knockdown Saturday night when its icon, Manny Pacquiao, lost to Floyd Mayweather.

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23mBill Williamson

Making roster room: Raiders to cut WR Jones

The Oakland Raiders are planning to release James Jones, who led the team with 73 receptions in 2014, after finding two new starting receivers in April.

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Police question undrafted Collins about murder

Former LSU offensive lineman La'El Collins was interviewed by police Monday about the shooting death of a 29-year-old pregnant woman in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

33mNick Friedell

Rose: Confidence 'high' entering Cavs series

As the Bulls get set for a second-round showdown against LeBron James and the Cavaliers, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose believes his team's confidence is right where it needs to be.

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Gordon McGuinness

PFF: 10 most likely first-round NFL draft busts

Not every first-round pick from the 2015 NFL draft is going to turn into a star. Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus identifies the 10 first-rounders most likely to turn into draft busts.

Curry's plays of the year (2:34)
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1mOhm Youngmisuk

Milwaukee's best may be yet to come

After exceeding expectations this season, the future looks even brighter for Jason Kidd and the Bucks.

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Casting MLB stars for 'Star Wars' (2:01)



Astronauts to watch MayPac in space

Showtime and HBO, which jointly put on the Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV, announced today they have partnered with NASA and -- at the request of the International Space Station -- packaged and delivered the fight for the U.S. ISS crew to watch at its leisure.

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Not again! Panthers pick has name issue

RB Cameron Artis-Payne, Carolina's 5th-round pick, had to change his nickname when he played with Cam Newton at Auburn, saying it "annoyed" everyone. Well, now he's back playing with Newton and he's hoping he can keep his life-long moniker this time: "I’m going to introduce myself as Cam and we’ll see where it goes from there."

If MLB stars were in 'Star Wars'

Clearly, Tim Kurkjian would pick Hunter Pence to play Han Solo -- he came in and saved the day for the Giants! Luke Skywalker? That Cubs 3B everyone's talking about. And Darth Vader? A 3B of a different sort.


Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Best-kept secret in #Astros streak: Reliever Will Harris - 13 IP, 2 H, 0 runs, 17 K. Another savvy waiver claim by a team that does it well

Rare Rockets sight tonight

The Rockets will make their first conference semifinals appearance since 2009. Houston has won only two playoff series in the last 18 seasons, and that includes its series this year against Dallas.

Floyd Mayweather comparison: Ichiro?

Colin Cowherd sees similarities between Mayweather and the outfielder: "Mayweather is Ichiro. Risk-averse, only steal a base when I know I'll be safe. Mayweather: only gets close when I know I can score." (via The Herd)


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On the 45th anniversary of the Kent State shootings, OTL Extra is re-running an interview host Bob Ley did in 2010 with current Alabama head coach, and Kent State defensive back in 1970, Nick Saban. WatchESPN

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LeBron makes top 5 yet again

By finishing 3rd in this year's MVP voting, LeBron James joins Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players with 10 consecutive top-5 finishes in MVP voting.

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Deja vu for Blackhawks, Wild

  • Sunday night: Blackhawks vs. Wild, Game 2. Blackhawks win 4-1 to take 2-0 series lead in Western Conference semis.
  • A year ago today: Blackhawks vs. Wild, Game 2. Blackhawks win 4-1 to take 2-0 series lead in Western Conference semis.

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Managerial firings that paid off

Maybe the Brewers can salvage the season after beginning 7-18 and firing Ron Roenicke. After all, firing the manager actually does work at times. See: Jack McKeon (2003 Marlins) and Bob Lemon (1978 Yankees). 4 examples

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Sources: Eagles fire 3 execs

Chip Kelly continues to remake the franchise shortly after the draft. The Eagles fired director of college scouting Anthony Patch, director of pro personnel Rick Mueller and Southwest area scout Brad Obee. as first reported by the Philadelphia Daily News and confirmed by ESPN.

ESPN in Snapchat Discover Live

May the 4th be with you! To celebrate Star Wars Day, take a look at special jerseys meant to honor characters from R2D2 to Yoda in today’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Today's fun facts: When Tim Duncan entered NBA, LeBron was in 7th grade, Peyton Manning hadn't been drafted & Jameis Winston was 3 years old

Collins meets with authorities

La'el Collins met with Baton Rouge police detectives for more than an hour today, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He is not a suspect in the murder investigation around a former girlfriend who was killed. Collins went undrafted in the NFL draft.

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NFL dreams come true for former walk-on

He didn’t have a D-I scholarship offer, but turned into an all-Big 12 performer at K-State. Then he went undrafted, but was signed by his favorite team. Safe to say it was an emotional announcement for B.J. Finney. Watch

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Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

Carol Callan said USA Basketball is still gathering information about 4/22 arrest involving Griner and her fiance, Tulsa's Glory Johnson.

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

National team director Carol Callan said Griner remains in good standing with USA Basketball as one of national team pool players.

A-Rod: From villain to sympathy figure

How did the Yankees turn the highest-salaried MLB player in history, fresh off a 162-game PED suspension and a trail of lies, into someone you can generally feel for? Ask Michael Baumann

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