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NBA postseason tips today in Toronto

The NBA playoffs start with Wizards-Raptors at 12:30 p.m. ET. Follow all the twists and turns.

10hMarc Stein

Sources: NBA cap could pass $100M by 2017-18

At this week's NBA Board of Governors meetings in New York, teams were advised ‎that the league's salary cap could rise past the $100 million mark as soon as the 2017-18 season, sources said.


Showalter, Orioles shocked by Jimenez ejection

Ubaldo Jimenez was tossed Friday for hitting Pablo Sandoval in the right shoulder with a pitch, an ejection that Baltimore manager Buck Showalter later called "professionally embarrassing."

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1hBuster Olney

What to make of A-Rod's hot start

With two more home runs against Tampa Bay, Alex Rodriguez is off to a terrific start. What's fueling it? Buster Olney examines.


A-Rod confident and dangerous

The Baseball Tonight Minute breaks down Alex Rodriguez's performance against the Rays and what it means for the Yankees' success.


Trout makes history in Angels win

Angels center fielder Mike Trout became the youngest player to reach 100 home runs and 100 steals in Los Angeles' 6-3 win over Houston.

Stanley Cup playoffs highlights

Capitals even series (1:29)


SportsCenter Clips

Urban Meyer on defending championship, QB battle (3:22)


Temple Cup vs. Stanley Cup part 1

Keith Olbermann explains how baseball's Temple Cup was never able to match the lore and greatness of the Stanley Cup, and Mike Bolt presents Lord Stanley's Cup in studio.

22hJeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon

Manziel apologizes, vows to regain Browns' trust

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, who was released from a rehab treatment facility last week, apologized Friday to the Browns organization and fans for letting them down.

Have You Seen?

Signals: By the Numb3rs (15:07)



NHL playoffs continue Saturday

A quartet of Game 2s is on tap:

  • Wild at Blues, 3 ET
  • Red Wings at Lightning, 3 ET
  • Penguins at Rangers, 8 ET
  • Jets at Ducks, 10:30 ET

Lionel Messi gets goal No. 400

He waited until the final minute, but Messi tallied his 400th goal with Barcelona in today's 2-0 win over Valencia. The victory snapped a 10-game unbeaten streak for Valencia and kept Barca atop the La Liga table.


Alcides Escobar day-to-day

The Royals IF has a sprained knee after Oakland's Brett Lawrie slid into second late with a high cleat Friday. Said Lawrie: "I wish him all the best and there was zero intention of ever wanting to hurt him. Even the thought of that would never cross my mind."


Stanton: No 'fire' for Marlins

After homering for the second straight game, Giancarlo Stanton called out his team for a lack of intensity. "The fire is not there, it seems like. You always want to have it. But when you're out there and it's game time, it's just nothing there."


Age just a number for A-Rod

According to Elias, the Yankees DH/1B became the eighth player 39 or older to hit at least four home runs in his team's first 10 games, and he's now hit four homers in the first 10 games three times in his career.

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Warriors now betting favorite for title

Golden State has overtaken the Cavs, according to the latest odds from Westgate.

  • Warriors 7-4
  • Cavaliers 12-5
  • Spurs 5-1
  • Hawks 12-1
  • Bulls 14-1

Noah: 'No restrictions' on minutes

Joakim Noah, who missed the last two games, told reporters that he won't be limited for Game 1 tonight against the Bucks (7 p.m. ET on ESPN).


West Bromwich with a wonder goal

Distance did not deter West Bromwich's Craig Gardner on this long strike in the 53rd minute. His team leads Crystal Palace 2-0 in the second half.


Novak Djokovic advances to final

The world No. 1 won a clay-court semi 6-3, 6-4 against Rafael Nadal today to advance to his fourth Monte Carlo final, where he’ll play Tomas Berdych.


Saturday's tip-offs

The NBA postseason is here, with things tipping off up north:

  • Wizards at Raptors, 12:30 ET, ESPN
  • Pelicans at Warriors, 3:30 ET, ABC
  • Bucks at Bulls, 7 ET, ESPN
  • Mavericks at Rockets, 9:30 ET, ESPN

What to expect in the East

Will the Bucks' lack of playoff experience hurt them? Can LeBron James make it a perfect 10-0 in first-round series?

What to expect in the West

Whose hot streak will come to an end first in the Clippers-Spurs series? Can Portland go deep in the playoffs without Wesley Matthews?

Rangers' Moreland has elbow injury

First baseman/DH Mitch Moreland could miss two weeks if he continues feeling discomfort, GM Jon Daniels said. "It's a freak thing," Moreland said of the injury.

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Matt Fortuna: Notre Dame's QB battle
College Football 

"I think we're going to get a much better gauge of these quarterbacks from this spring game than we have in years past."

College Football 

Looking ahead: Miami

After a season-defining win over eventual national champion Duke, the Hurricanes never found their swag again and ended their season with a loss to Stanford in the NIT title game. But Myron Medcalf sees some promise due to a solid returning nucleus. Search for consistency