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Clips' Paul out again for Game 2 vs. Rockets

Clippers guard Chris Paul will not play in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Rockets on Wednesday, missing his second straight game because of a strained left hamstring.

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Law: My 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.

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Bodo: Kyrgios' brilliance too much for Federer

Roger Federer seemed to have everything under control -- until he didn't. That's when Nick Kyrgios made his move and shocked the Slam King at the Madrid Open.

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Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

Great pace of play to close out the end of the second period. We're tied here 1-1, because it's Caps and Rangers so of course we are

Shane Battier @ShaneBattier

Watching Bulls/Cavs. I admit. I miss the playoffs. Nothing better. Every possession means something. Meaningful basketball.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Gm 1, only Cav to play above his expected output was Iman & Kyrie (to lesser extent). Gm 2 it was Iman, Delly, JJ, Tristan & even LeBron

Capitals tie it up
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Rookie Andre Burakovsky scored his first career playoff goal late in the second period. Washington leads the Rangers 2-1 in the series. Box score

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Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

LeBron decided to take over tonight. When that happens in a game, the Bulls -- and every other team -- don't have much of a chance.

Cavaliers pulling away
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The Bulls have gone ice cold in the 4th (2-of-11 from the field), and the Cavaliers have stretched their lead back up to 20 with under 6 minutes to play. Follow live

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Derick Brassard's goal snapped a scoreless streak of 100:05 for Rangers. Brassard scored last goal at 6:07 mark of the 3rd period in Game 2

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Oh by the way -- Rose is three rebounds shy of a triple double. He's got 14 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds.

Collins' paternity test results negative
NFL 

Reps for OT La'el Collins told ESPN's Josina Anderson that his paternity test results were negative for the child of ex-girlfriend Brittney Mills, who was murdered. Collins met with Baton Rouge police Monday and passed a polygraph test in connection with Mills' case, reps told Anderson.

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LeBron firing away

LeBron James' career high for shot attempts in a playoff game is 33 -- and that was the famed double-OT game against the Pistons in which he scored the Cavs' last 25 points. He's already taken 27 shots tonight. Follow live

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Cavs lead big after 3

The Bulls cut what was once a 25-point lead down to 11, but Cleveland pushed it back up to 16 heading into the 4th quarter. LeBron James is leading the way with 30 points. Follow live

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Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Bolts have 9 shots through 40 min but still lead the Habs 1-0. Which just further plays mind games on a team that's lost 7 straight to them

Ben Bishop doesn't break
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The Canadiens spent plenty of time near the Lightning's net but the goaltender made sure nothing got past him. Tampa Bay has a 2-0 edge in the series and a 1-0 lead in Game 3 after two periods. Follow live

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Reds have Cole's number
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Gerrit Cole gave up 8 hits and 3 runs in 5 innings of work tonight in Pittsburgh. The Pirates starter has allowed 6 earned runs to the Reds in 2 starts this season and just 3 earned runs total in his other 4 starts. Cincinnati leads 3-0 in the 6th. Follow live

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

Shumpert gave the Cavs 37 pts in 6 1/2 quarters in this series before heading to the locker room with an apparent groin injury.