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Curry's unlikely dominance leads to MVP honor

Stephen Curry's shooting prowess astounded the NBA all season. But it's his all-around dominance that makes him a worthy league MVP.

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Disappointment in Philippines following Pacquiao's loss (1:42)

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Sunday's MLB Highlights

Astros win 10th straight (0:52)

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SportsCenter Clips

McIlroy wins WGC-Cadillac Match Play (1:56)

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Have You Seen?

Watch: Daredevils fielders fall over each other (0:21)

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Greg Garber's beer mile

After reporting on the Beer Mile, the ESPN writer decided to give it a shot. He might not have broken the world record -- or get anywhere close -- but he tried really hard in his suit jacket and gym shorts!

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Buzz on the beer mile

One mile, four beers and one controversial world record. The beer mile has gained popularity and one racer is described as: "our sport's Jesus, but with more miracles."

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Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

FWIW, there are an abundance of argument in Curry's favor beyond GSW's W-L, even though that's the direction this conversation is taking.

Antonio Davis: Curry as MVP is correct
NBA 

"When you watch this young man play, he affects every single thing that's going on in the game. ... He's effective, he's entertaining and all he does leads to success of their team."

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NBA 

Buster Olney: End retaliatory beanball
MLB 

"However MLB got to this place, no matter the tradition, it's stupid that pitchers are throwing fastballs at prone targets and dramatically increasing the risk of injury." Unwrite this unwritten rule

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MLB 

If Bulls don't beat Cavs now, then when?
NBA 

ESPN's Nick Friedell: "It's a chance to silence those who question [the Bulls'] consistency and to take advantage of another team's misfortune for a change after years of dealing with emotional setbacks." Bulls-Cavs starts tonight. Now or never

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NBA 

Wild are down 2-0, can they come back?
NHL 

"Not the way Chicago is playing right now," ESPN's Barry Melrose said. "The Chicago Blackhawks are playing so well right now. ... And [goalie Corey] Crawford played really well. That was more important than anything."

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NHL 

LeBron ditched headband for teammates
NBA 

LeBron James gave up his trademark back in March and hasn't worn it since. He told the Cleveland Plain Dealer: "I did it because I just wanted to look like my teammates. Just wanted to be one. Nothing more than that."

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NBA 

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Rory joined Jack and Tiger yesterday as only players with 10 wins at age 25. Turns 26 today. Jack and Tiger each won two majors at that age.

Hey Patriots' picks, no time for partying

Bill Belichick's message? "Welcome to the NFL. ... They'll get a big dose of New England Patriots football over the next whatever we've got, six weeks -- however long it is. We'll give them everything we can in heavy doses ... The strong will survive. The other ones will fall off. And we'll keep going." More, um, words of inspiration?

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Happy 26th birthday, Rory McIlroy!
Golf 

The world No. 1 golfer celebrated a day early this year as he claimed his second World Golf Championship title Sunday, his 10th PGA Tour title. In the last 75 years, he's just the 3rd player to win 10 on Tour prior to turning 26. Not bad!

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Golf 

Confidence rising for Jaguars
NFL Draft 

Jacksonville, owners of the third overall pick, found themselves with a B+ in Mel Kiper's Draft Grades. And Vegas is more optimistic on the Jags, as well. They were the biggest risers in Westgate SuperBook's odds, now 100-1 to win it all. More draft grades (Insider)

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NFL Draft 

Sources: Curry to win MVP
NBA 

Stephen Curry will be named the 2014-15 NBA MVP today, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein, confirming a CSN Bay Area report. Curry will be the first Warriors player to win the award since Wilt Chamberlain in 1959-60. Curry by the numbers

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NBA 

BBTN's Power Rankings
MLB 

The Astros are tied with the Cardinals for the most wins in baseball and have the best 25-game start in franchise history. With that impressive start, Houston has pushed its way into the Power Rankings, knocking out the Mets.

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MLB 

From one Chicago team to another

Each Cubs player wore a personalized Blackhawks jersey on the flight to St. Louis Sunday night in support of the city's team taking on the Wild in Game 2. It must've been good luck -- the 'Hawks won 4-1 and took a 2-0 series lead.

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Andy Murray wins first clay-court title
Tennis 

The top-seeded Murray overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) today in the BMW Open final, which was rained out Sunday. It's Murray's 33rd career title.

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Tennis 

Playing favorites in the NFL draft
NFL 

"Favorite pick" doesn't necessarily mean "best player" -- and Todd McShay will tell you so as he breaks down his favorite pick for each of the 32 teams. Favorite picks

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