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LeBron, Cavs sweep away Hawks, return to Finals

The Cavaliers finished off a sweep of the Hawks with a Game 4 blowout, cruising to their first NBA Finals since 2007. It will be LeBron's fifth straight Finals appearance.

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Kaepernick sorry for insensitive flooding post

Colin Kaepernick, who has nearly 755,000 Twitter followers and 1.3 million followers on Instagram, deleted and apologized Tuesday for a post that trivialized deadly floods in the Houston area.

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Sando: The soaring cost of NFL QB contracts

Mike Sando explains why the cost of quarterback contracts in the NFL will continue to rise -- and what that means for upcoming contract negotiations for Cam Newton and Russell Wilson.

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Point spreads play key role in TV ratings

Two economists have shown that the point spread plays a significant role in viewing interest, at times producing 30 percent spikes in TV ratings on noncompetitive games.

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Baffert seeks to join rare company

At age 75, Billy Turner's the only person on Earth who can say he has trained a Triple Crown winner. He would love to welcome Bob Baffert to that exclusive club.

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Experts' picks: AT&T Byron Nelson

Which golfer will win this week's AT&T Byron Nelson? Aussie Marc Leishman seems to be the trendy pick among our experts.

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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

The Cavs went 19-63, 21-45, 24-58 and 33-49 in their four seasons without LeBron James. In his first season back they're in the NBA Finals.

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Derick Brassard with a hat trick for Rangers, who force Game 7 with win Last Rangers hat trick in Conference Finals: Wayne Gretzky-- 1997

Final: Rangers 7, Lightning 3

J.T. Miller (1 goal, 3 assists) and Derick Brassard (3 goals, 2 assists) were two of the Blueshirts who continuously lit the lamp, Rick Nash also had a goal and three assists, to force a Game 7 in Madison Square Garden. Box score

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Final: Cavaliers 118, Hawks 88

For just the sixth time, a 1-seed has been swept from the playoffs. Cleveland controlled Game 4 from wire-to-wire as LeBron James returns to the NBA Finals for the fifth consecutive year. Box score

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Flores lifts Mets in extra innings
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After knocking in the tying run in the 8th, Wilmer Flores hit a walk-off single in the 10th to score Juan Lagares and hand the Phillies their 5th loss in 6 games.

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LeBron done for the night

LeBron James will finish the night with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists, falling shy of his second triple-double in the series and just short of averaging a triple-double for the series against the Hawks. Follow live

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Donaldson, Jays walk off in slugfest

Josh Donaldson's second home run of the night came in the bottom of the ninth with two men on to lift Toronto over the White Sox 10-9. Donaldson (4 RBIs) and Jose Bautista (5 RBIs) drove in 9 of the Blue Jays' 10 runs.

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Played in 5 straight NBA Finals: Bill Russell, Sam & K.C. Jones, Satch Sanders, Tom Heinsohn, Frank Ramsey, Bob Cousy, Bill Sharman & LEBRON

Nash gets in on the action

Rick Nash already had three assists on the day but got his first goal of the game midway through the third period. It's his third of the series and fifth of the postseason. Rangers are up 6-2 and Lightning have a 3-2 lead in the series. Follow live

Cubs' Addison Russell talks walk-off hit
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"You can only dream about this moment and here it is. It’s just crazy. Last year I was in Double-A and I never thought that I’d be in the league this early. I’m glad I’m here."

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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

LeBron five straight Finals. Jordan never did that. Magic never did that. Bird never did that. But James Jones has.

Lightning put one past Lundqvist

Nikita Kucherov scored against Henrik Lundqvist to cut the Rangers' lead to 5-2 in the third period. New York would force a Game 7 with a win. Follow live