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5-on-5: Cavs' uncertain future in Round 2

How will the loss of Kevin Love and possible suspensions of J.R. Smith and Kendrick Perkins affect Cleveland going forward in the NBA playoffs?

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UFC champ Jones faces felony after hit-and-run

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is facing a felony charge in connection to a hit-and-run incident that he was allegedly involved in Sunday morning in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Vasquez: Raptors need trash-talker like Pierce

Greivis Vasquez was weary of Paul Pierce's trash talk at the beginning of the series vs. the Wizards but after being swept, he says a talker like Pierce is exactly what the Raptors need.

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3hMike Mazzeo

Lopez's play gives Nets a fighting chance

If Brooklyn has any chance of evening the series against Atlanta -- let alone pulling off the upset -- expect a heavy dose of Brook Lopez.

NFL Draft

Players who could be drafter lower than expected (3:07)

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Manny and Freddie's Wild Card relationship (2:43)

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SportsCenter Clips

Redskins will pick up RG III's $16.2M option for 2016 (1:19)

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On the Line: Struggling Contenders

It's still only April, but a trio of preseason contenders have flopped out of the gate. Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield look at whether the Nationals, Mariners and Indians have reason to be worried.

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Is Michael Andrew the next Michael Phelps?

In ESPN The Magazine's Fight for Perfection issue, Robert Sanchez writes about Michael Andrew, the controversial 16-year-old swimming sensation who is being groomed to be the next Michael Phelps.

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Making The Rounds: Klitschko does it again

Brian Campbell and Dan Rafael recap Wladimir Klitschko's win over Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden and discuss which potential future challenger could end Dr. Steelhammer's near decade-long title reign.

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Angels deal Hamilton to Rangers (1:56)

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Angels-Hamilton -- An 'odd' relationship

ESPN's Jayson Stark on SportsCenter: "It's odd and it's uncomfortable. ... It's been odd from Day 1. The most important thing here is to step back from baseball and say let's hope that this is an opportunity for Josh Hamilton to rebuild his life."

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Hoping Hamilton story ends well

Scott Van Pelt on SVP & Russillo: "Very little financial risk for Texas. The Angels just wanted out from underneath [the contract]. ... I hope that this story ends well and I just don't know how it does." Listen: Van Pelt's take

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Cashman: 'No expectations' for A-Rod

Yankees GM Brian Cashman told ESPN New York 98.7 FM today: "You've never been in a situation like this before at this age, with a year off, with the controversies. What to expect would be the unexpected."

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The league looked into a potential punch thrown by Tyson Chandler on Sunday against Dwight Howard and ruled no punch occurred.

RG III option 'just a placeholder'
NFL 

ESPN's Chris Mortensen explains why the Redskins picking up Robert Griffin III's 5th-year option is not as much of a long-term commitment to the QB as it may appear.

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NFL 

RG III in bad company
NFL 

Robert Griffin III was the 4th QB in the last 7 seasons to throw 4 or fewer touchdowns with at least 200 pass attempts in a single season.

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NFL 

Absent AP wanted back by Vikings

While the Vikings returned for workouts, Adrian Peterson was missing. Said QB Teddy Bridgewater: "The guys in the locker room, we all love Adrian. But right now we have to focus on the guys who are here." Where's AP?

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Yanks GM: Fans will cheer A-Rod's 660
MLB 

Brian Cashman on ESPN New York 98.7 FM: "I'm sure ... he's going to be cheered just like he gets cheered at home for every home run he hits and hopefully it'll be an impactful one that we can make count and hold up in the win column."

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MLB 

2015 NFL Nation mock draft
NFL 

Missed the NFL Nation mock draft on ESPN? Well, you are in luck. Our 32 NFL reporters combined to predict where this year's draft class will land in the first round. See picks

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NFL 

Greivis Vasquez: 'We need a Paul Pierce'
NBA 

After being swept by Pierce and the Wizards on Sunday, the Raptors PG said Toronto lacks a trash-talker.

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NBA 

Angels, Hamilton get their wish

Josh Hamilton wanted out of Los Angeles and the Angels wanted him gone. Said Angels GM Jerry Dipoto: "Over the course of the last few weeks, it became clear that Josh wanted to return to Texas. After several discussions with the Rangers, we were able to complete a trade that in the end is the right decision for everyone involved."

Low risk for Texas in Hamilton trade

The Rangers did not give up any prospects or other players in the Josh Hamilton trade. Texas will pay less than $7M of the $80M left on the 3 years remaining on Hamilton's contract. Hamilton, however, will forfeit $6M to offset the move to Texas, where there is no state income tax.

NFL Nation mock: Bucs pick Winston

Buccaneers ownership and the coaching staff are in Jameis Winston's corner, so do not expect any surprises with the No. 1 overall pick, reporter Pat Yasinskas says.

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Crawford back in net for Blackhawks
NHL 

Coach Joel Quenneville said goalie Corey Crawford, who lost the starting job to Scott Darling in games 3-6 in the first round, will start Game 1 against the Wild in the second round.

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NHL 

Difference in boxing styles
Boxing 

While Manny Pacquiao throws just over the average number of punches per round, Floyd Mayweather is significantly below the average.

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Boxing 

NFL Nation mock: Cooper to Raiders
NFL 

QB Derek Carr needs help for his sophomore season, and the Raiders haven't had a 1,000-yard receiver since 2005. WR Amari Cooper makes sense for Oakland's 4th overall pick.

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NFL 

Hamilton back with Texas

Josh Hamilton is returning to the Rangers. The Angels officially announced the long-speculated trade that will send the OF to Texas for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

'Standard' for Love to get 2nd opinion
NBA 

ESPN's Brian Windhorst on Kevin Love: "When you have an injury like [Love's], where there's different treatment options, different return options, you want to build a consensus."

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NBA 

Beadle packs a punch
Boxing 

SportsNation's Michelle Beadle hasn't prepped for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, so Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley coach her through "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!"

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Boxing 

Should the NL add the DH?

Yes, said ESPN's Tim Kurkjian on SportsCenter: "It's time for the DH to go into the National League, and not because two pitchers got hurt. It's ridiculous that we have a different set of of rules for each league."

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