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Harden catches fire as Rockets stay alive

James Harden's 45-point night propelled Houston to a Game 4 win over Golden State, which saw Stephen Curry return after a scary first-half fall.

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LeBron stumps for Thompson to stay with Cavs

LeBron James opened up public negotiations for teammate Tristan Thompson's impending restricted free agency Monday, telling reporters that he wants the big man to stick around Cleveland.

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Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton

Ford/Pelton: Draft fits for first four NBA picks

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

Monday's MLB Highlights

Hamilton hitless in return to Texas (2:29)

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23mDavid Schoenfield

Time to give the Minnesota Twins some love

The Minnesota Twins are ahead of the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central and they're breathing down the necks of the Kansas City Royals.

SportsCenter clips

Any fallout in Chicago over McDonald's release? (1:21)

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Juan Pablo Montoya SportsCenter Conversation (1:59)
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Is Dellavedova a dirty player? (1:35)

Have You Seen?

Best celebrations of the Premier League season (2:19)

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Looking ahead: UCLA Bruins

Three returning starters -- Bryce Alford, Tony Parker and Isaac Hamilton -- will form the Bruins' nucleus. The potential challenge is depth.

French Open

Razzano's surprise underhand serve (0:27)

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Rockets launched early in Houston
NBA 

You'd be hard-pressed to match what the Rockets did in the first quarter in a video game. Houston tied an NBA shot-clock-era record with 45 points in the first quarter, and went on to beat Golden State in a must-win Game 4.

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NBA 

Ducks topple Hawks in OT
NHL 

After Jonathan Toews scored 2 goals in 72 seconds to force overtime, Matt Beleskey's goal 45 seconds into the extra session lifted the Ducks to a 5-4 win over the Blackhawks and a 3-2 series advantage in the Western Conference finals.

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NHL 

Ryan Braun mashes 465-foot home run
MLB 

Miller Park's second deck could not contain this massive blast by Braun. The 465-foot shot was the longest at the park since 2011.

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LeBron wants Cavs to pay Thompson
NBA 

LeBron James, who shares an agent with teammate Tristan Thompson, told reporters the big man has earned a new long-term deal. "Tristan should probably be a Cavalier for his whole career," James said. "There's no reason why he shouldn't." Max money?

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NBA 

Curry okay after scary fall

Stephen Curry flipped completely over Trevor Ariza trying to stop a fast break in the first half, and hit the floor hard. He eventually returned in the second half and said after the game "I remember everything about [the play]. I feel pretty good."

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Go West, young men

Denver made NCAA men's lacrosse history, becoming the first team west of the Mississippi River to win the Division I title, beating Maryland in the championship game.

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MLB's future on display in Chicago
MLB 

In the first MLB meeting between young phenoms Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant, it was Bryant who homered, but Harper's Nationals who got the win.

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Americans not lasting at Roland Garros
Tennis 

"It’s just tough," Sam Querrey said. "Lot of tough draws for the women and the men, too. No one got the qualifier or the wild card. Definitely not been good for the Americans." Brutal start

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Tennis 

No surprise Bears released McDonald
NFL 

The Bears released Ray McDonald after his arrest on assault charges. ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson said: "[The Bears] had to do something quickly here. It was very well known that Ray McDonald could not have another mess up here in Chicago."

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Staubach not a fan of Hardy on Cowboys
NFL 

Skip Bayless thinks the comments made by former Cowboys great Roger Staubach will "reverberate around Cowboy nation."

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Rockets avoid elimination again
NBA 

James Harden scored 45 points as the Rockets staved off elimination by beating the Warriors 128-115. Houston is the first team since the 1970 Lakers to win four consecutive potential elimination games by double digits. More amazing stats

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NBA 

GORDON BOMBAY LEADS DUCKS TO VICTORY
NHL 

Emilio Estevez, who played coach Gordon Bombay in "The Mighty Ducks," live-tweeted the Anaheim Ducks' dramatic Game 5 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Quack, quack, quack

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NHL 

Colon collects 2nd hit of year
MLB 

Every Bartolo Colon at-bat is a sight to behold. But a Colon base hit? That's an event that can't be missed.

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MLB 

Two Cavs say LeBron could best Jordan
NBA 

The Michael Jordan-LeBron James debate isn't going away, as evidenced by the comments of Kendrick Perkins and J.R. Smith after Game 3. Vote on LeBron's place in history

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NBA 

Hamilton on return to baseball
MLB 

Josh Hamilton went 0-for-3 in his 2015 debut, but said after the game: "I want to be OK after baseball is over. I know I only have a few years left of it. So if I can do it while I'm playing the game and I can live life and be responsible and be a good father, then I know I'll be OK after baseball."

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French Open Day 3 preview
Tennis 

Patrick McEnroe and Brad Gilbert look ahead to Day 3 at the French Open, which sees Rafael Nadal taking on Quentin Halys and Novak Djokovic's chances at continuing his domination and winning his first title in Paris.

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Tennis 

Stanton's wall-crashing Web Gem

Giancarlo Stanton doesn't just hit home runs, though he did do that on Monday. He's also capable of making incredible plays in the field, like this one.

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Harden's amazing shot ... for 0 points
NBA 

James Harden scored 45 points Monday night, but none of those were more impressive than his basket that didn't count. Harden drained this shot from the opposite free-throw line, but it was just a split-second after the halftime buzzer.

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NBA 

Next step for Stephens?

She's teased us before in our search for the next great American. But Sloane Stephens showed flashes of greatness and hinted at happiness after her French Open win over veteran Venus Williams. Big win on Day 2

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Dirty or not, Delly making an impact
NBA 

Debate which side of the intense/dirty line Matthew Dellavedova's play falls on all you want, but one thing is clear: the Cavs are playing well with him on the court.

NBA 

Why are pitchers doctoring baseballs?
MLB 

Hall of Famer Phil Niekro: "I think in any sport, probably any business, anybody's going to try to get that little bit of edge to do better than the other guy."

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MLB 

Could Howard be suspended for Game 5?
NBA 

On SportsCenter, Jalen Rose said this Dwight Howard elbow was very similar to the one that got J.R. Smith suspended for two games earlier in the postseason. Howard got a flagrant 1 on the play, but if it's upgraded to a flagrant 2, it would result in an automatic suspension.

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NBA 

Molitor's impact on Twins
MLB 

The Twins have their second-best record in May, and manager Paul Molitor's different managerial approach has proven to be a positive addition to the Minnesota clubhouse.

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