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LeBron's impressive playoff road record

Winning on the road in the postseason is a daunting task, but LeBron James' teams have made a habit of it the past five seasons, writes Brian Windhorst.

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Lawyers endorse Goodell hearing Brady appeal

Attorneys for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell have recommended that Goodell reject the NFLPA's request that he recuse himself from hearing Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension.

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Draft fits for Knicks, Lakers, Sixers, Wolves

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?

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Smart move for Michael Sam to sign with CFL? (1:34)

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As expected, Goodell to hear Brady's appeal (2:56)

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Ford/Pelton: Best fits for top four 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?

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Kupchak says next season will be Kobe's last (2:41)

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Looking ahead: Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats are losing four starters, but a solid recruiting class and plenty of depth should keep them at the top of the Pac-12.

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Bishop better against Blueshirts
NHL 

Ben Bishop is 10-1 in his career against the Rangers and the Lightning have a 2-1 series lead, but Derek Stepan has a six-game point streak going. Follow live

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Young starters dueling in Pittsburgh
MLB 

The Pirates' Gerrit Cole has the upperhand thus far as his team leads the Mets and rookie Noah Syndergaard 2-1 in the 3rd. Gregory Polanco and Chris Stewart drove in Pittsburgh's runs. Follow live

MLB 

Harper's incredible month continues
MLB 

Bryce Harper has been hotter than hot lately. Since May 6, he has 11 home runs, 11 walks and just 5 strikeouts. He is also just the 6th Nationals/Expos player to hit 11 HRs in a single month.

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MLB 

Rumble pays no attention to haters
MMA 

Anthony Johnson explained to ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto how he deals with critics, especially online: "You look like you haven't ever thrown a punch in your life. So why would I listen to you?"

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MMA 

This hazard's more than lateral
Golf 

Geologists say a giant sinkhole near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is fairly common because of the region's topography -- but that doesn't change the fact that, you know, a giant sinkhole opened up at the golf course! An undiscovered cave?

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Golf 

Ichiro moves past The Bambino

Ichiro Suzuki moved past Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list with his 2nd-inning single vs. the Orioles tonight. Suzuki's 2,874 hits put him alone in 42nd place. Next up? Mel Ott (2,876). Follow live

Cormier brushes aside Rumble
UFC 

Daniel Cormier gave a succinct opinion on Saturday night's title bout: "I think the world of Rumble, but Anthony Johnson is not a good enough opponent to beat me."

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UFC 

Dellavedova takes Irving's place

With Kyrie Irving out for Game 2 with left knee tendinitis, Matthew Dellavedova will get the start for the Cavs. Dellavedova is averaging 5.5 points and 2.7 assists in 18.8 minutes per game in the postseason, and 65.3 percent of all of his shots have been 3-pointers. Tip-off is at 8:30 p.m. ET

Harper homers again

Another game, another Bryce Harper HR. He took Sean O'Sullivan deep to left in the bottom of the 2nd for his 16th of the season, tied with Nelson Cruz for the MLB lead. It's his 11th HR since May 6. Follow live

Top light-heavyweight contenders make weight

No. 1 Anthony "Rumble" Johnson (204.5 lbs) and No. 3 Daniel Cormier (205 lbs) both came under the 205-lb limit for the light-heavyweight title bout. The title was stripped from Jon Jones after substance-abuse and a hit-and-run incident.

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Kobe's Laker longevity nearly unrivaled
NBA 

If 2015-16 is Kobe Bryant's last season with L.A., it would complete a 20-year stint for the Black Mamba with the Lakers. That would be the longest tenure for a player to have with a franchise in NBA history.

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Weidman: Belfort still cheating

In the post-weigh-in interview, Chris Weidman said he heard Vitor Belfort had a 1200 testosterone score during training camp, then accused Belfort of still cheating and promised to make the challenger pay on Saturday night.

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Blatt: Not 'better or worse' on Irving
NBA 

Cavaliers coach David Blatt on Kyrie Irving's knee injury and the decision to sit him for Game 2: "I can't say it's better or worse, I can just tell you that the medical staff made a decision that it was better to hold him out."

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Boston Red Sox @RedSox

Porcello works around a Matt Joyce double for a scoreless 2nd. He's got 2Ks on 20 pitches through 2. X, Nap, and Holt due for #RedSox.

Speedy Gordon gives Marlins lead

Dee Gordon singled to lead off the bottom of the 1st, and stole 2nd and 3rd against Ubaldo Jimenez. Gordon then scored on Giancarlo Stanton's single to left, putting Miami ahead of the Orioloes 1-0 early. Follow live

Encarnacion starts things with a bash
MLB 

The last time Felix Hernandez faced the Blue Jays, he allowed 8 runs in 4 2/3 innings. Chalk up 1 more already in the first, as Edwin Encarnacion hit a solo HR with 2 outs. Hernandez got out of the inning shortly thereafter, but the Blue Jays lead 1-0. Follow live

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Strong start for Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard has looked good so far in his 3rd career start. The young Mets righty struck out the side in the bottom of 1st against the Pirates on 14 pitches. The Mets and Pirates are scoreless in the 2nd. Follow live

Nina Ansaroff clocks in at 120 lbs.

Nina Ansaroff (6-4) came in at 120 lbs for her strawweight bout with Rose Namajunas (116 lbs). Ansaroff has one hour to drop at least 4 more pounds.

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Kyrie Irving ruled out for Game 2 (left knee). Cavs had net efficiency of +6.5 with him on court this season, -2.8 with him off.