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4hWright Thompson

The greatest hitter who ever lived on

Ted Williams' ambitions shaped his legacy but wrecked his relationships. If his lone surviving child has her wish, the family's cycle of suffering might at last be broken.

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46mJeremy Fowler

Source: Manziel leaves downtown pad for burbs

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has moved out of his downtown Cleveland apartment and into a golf course community in a suburb west of town, according to a source.

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1hKeith Law

Law: Top 100 MLB draft prospects

Keith Law updates his player rankings for the 2015 MLB draft and this time goes 100 deep, placing high-school shortstop Brendan Rodgers atop the list.

Tiger Woods at The Players Championship

Tough times for Tiger Woods (1:10)

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Challenges for undrafted free agents (1:40)

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Isiah Thomas named president of Liberty (1:24)

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54mDan Rafael

What do boxing fans want next?

Fight fans got what they were waiting for, but now that Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao is over, what's next? Dan Rafael lists the bouts he wants to see sooner rather than later.

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1mMike Mazzeo

End of the line for D-Will in Brooklyn?

Is Deron Williams' tenure in Brooklyn over? The time may be right for a fresh start on both sides, Mike Mazzeo writes.

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34mJayson Stark

Five contenders facing critical questions

There is whole lot of baseball still to be played. But that doesn't mean it's too early for these five contenders -- including the Red Sox and Pirates -- to worry.

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Farewell to LeBron's trademark headband (1:37)

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3hMechelle Voepel

Voepel: WNBA must take stand on domestic violence

It's time for the WNBA and USA Basketball to make a statement on domestic violence: Women are not just victims, and in same-sex cases, we can't be any less diligent in demanding accountability.

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New Tiger at Players Championship
Golf 

Tiger Woods rarely offers up extraneous information, but ESPN's Jason Sobel sees a totally different Tiger now: "He’s not only responding to a question about his breakup, he’s offering up his unsolicited feelings on the nine-year anniversary of his father’s death." Tiger opens up

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Golf 

A-Rod heard from Mays on No. 660

ESPN's Andrew Marchand tweeted he asked if A-Rod heard from Willie Mays: "He said Mays sent a nice message through a mutual friend. I followed up if the mutual friend was Barry Bonds and A-Rod said he'd 'leave it at that.'"

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Ronaldo keeps Real Madrid's hopes alive
Soccer 

ESPN FC's Michael Cox said it was a really good game that saw "a couple of world-class players performing awfully." Even so, Cristiano Ronaldo kept Real Madrid's title hopes alive with this crucial header against Juventus.

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Soccer 

2009 NBA redraft: Who do you take No. 1?
NBA 

The 2015 NBA playoffs features three star 2009 draftees: Blake Griffin ('09 No. 1 overall), James Harden (No. 3) and Stephen Curry (No. 7). Knowing what we know now, who do you take No. 1 overall in 2009? Vote now!

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NBA 

Mayweather open to Pacquiao rematch
Boxing 

Floyd Mayweather would be willing to fight Manny Pacquiao again, saying, "I will fight him in a year after his surgery" in a text to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith this morning. Pacquiao needs rotator cuff surgery and will miss the next 9-12 months.

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Boxing 

Regret haunts Ted Williams' daughter
MLB 

Claudia Williams keeps many of her dad's mementos locked away. In a closet rests his fly rod, along with hand-tied flies, rusty knives and his old leather suitcase after years of trains, parks and hotels. Keeping Dad close

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MLB 

The Art of the NBA Playmaker
NBA 

Jeff Teague created a perfect high-value scoring opportunity for Paul Millsap on this play that was picture perfect.

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NBA 

Paul Carr @PCarrESPN

Real Madrid is a 65% favorite to advance, per Soccer Power Index. 10 of 19 previous UCL teams advanced after losing 1st Leg 2-1 on road.

Miguel Delaney @MiguelDelaney

Enjoyable game, Juve full value for win, if maybe even 3-1... but still that feeling they'll be punished second leg for those chances.

Final: Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid
Soccer 

Carlos Tevez's second-half penalty was the decisive goal as Juventus secured a 2-1 win over Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals.

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Soccer 

Why Calipari abandoned platoon system
Men's College Basketball 

Because John Calipari won't have a superteam, said ESPN's Jeff Borzello: "There was eight McDonald's All-Americans that were uncommitted ... only one month ago and none of them decided to go to Kentucky."

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Men's College Basketball 

Coach Cal: No more platooning
Men's College Basketball 

From John Calipari's website: "Last season was an absolute outlier. It's just not the way I like to coach. ... I think we wrote the book on platooning this year, but I hope we stick it on the shelf and never have to use it again."

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Men's College Basketball 

His and Hers disagrees on 'Trill'
Men's College Basketball 

Willie Cauley-Stein officially changed his middle name to "Trill." While Michael Smith thinks it's cool, Jemele Hill said: "It looks cute now at this age when he's 21 years old, it doesn't look so cute when you're 30."

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Men's College Basketball 

Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Kris Bryant is batting third tonight for the first time. A lot of people asking him to move up. Maddon heard you

Is Deron Williams' done in Brooklyn?
NBA 

Mike Mazzeo thinks so: "It seems like both sides could benefit from a fresh start -- whether it’s via trade, stretch provision or buyout. And it feels like now is the time to make that happen." What's next for the Nets

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NBA 

Chiefs to cut Terrelle Pryor
NFL 

Kansas City has told the QB that they will release him, a league source told ESPN's Adam Caplan. Pryor is one of 5 QBs on the roster.

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NFL 

Isiah Thomas named president of Liberty
WNBA 

Thomas, whose checkered reign with the Knicks ended ignominiously in the aftermath of a 2007 sexual harassment scandal, has been named president of the WNBA's New York Liberty, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Story

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WNBA 

WNBA releases statement on Thomas
WNBA 

In response to today's announcement that the Liberty have hired Isiah Thomas as president and was given part ownership, the WNBA said: "New owners are approved by our WNBA Board of Governors, and this process has not yet begun." MSG's statement

WNBA 

WWE takes E:60 'Behind the Curtain'

Wednesday's E:60 Pictures special finds out how the WWE creates its stars. One-time ring hero, now WWE exec, Triple H said: "The biggest factor in making it in the WWE is charisma." 8 p.m. ET: ESPN, WatchESPN

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Juventus makes Real Madrid pay
Soccer 

Carlos Tevez scores a goal for Juventus and it comes at a great time. The penalty kick gives the Italian champions a 2-1 lead at home. Follow live

Soccer 

Blatt protects LeBron

Cavaliers coach David Blatt said: "It's not fair to put everything on one guy. Teams win and lose games and everyone has to give a little bit more. Our margin of error is smaller and we've got to make up for that with 48 minutes of multiple effort and that's on the part of everyone." Windhorst: LeBron to change mindset