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Sad morning in Manila

A nation that's taken its share of blows absorbed another knockdown Saturday night when its icon, Manny Pacquiao, lost to Floyd Mayweather.

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Making roster room: Raiders to cut WR Jones

The Oakland Raiders are planning to release James Jones, who led the team with 73 receptions in 2014, after finding two new starting receivers in April.

1hNick Friedell

Rose: Confidence 'high' entering Cavs series

As the Bulls get set for a second-round showdown against LeBron James and the Cavaliers, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose believes his team's confidence is right where it needs to be.

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PFF: 10 most likely first-round NFL draft busts

Not every first-round pick from the 2015 NFL draft is going to turn into a star. Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus identifies the 10 first-rounders most likely to turn into draft busts.

Curry's plays of the year (2:34)
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Milwaukee's best may be yet to come

After exceeding expectations this season, the future looks even brighter for Jason Kidd and the Bucks.

SportsCenter Clips

Expectations for LeBron without Love, Smith (3:20)


Have You Seen?

Levy and Melrose: The science of playoff cheating (2:17)



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Today's fun facts: When Tim Duncan entered NBA, LeBron was in 7th grade, Peyton Manning hadn't been drafted & Jameis Winston was 3 years old

Collins meets with authorities

La'el Collins met with Baton Rouge police detectives for more than an hour today, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He is not a suspect in the murder investigation around a former girlfriend who was killed. Collins went undrafted in the NFL draft.

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NFL dreams come true for former walk-on

He didn’t have a D-I scholarship offer, but turned into an all-Big 12 performer at K-State. Then he went undrafted, but was signed by his favorite team. Safe to say it was an emotional announcement for B.J. Finney. Watch

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Carol Callan said USA Basketball is still gathering information about 4/22 arrest involving Griner and her fiance, Tulsa's Glory Johnson.

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National team director Carol Callan said Griner remains in good standing with USA Basketball as one of national team pool players.

A-Rod: From villain to sympathy figure

How did the Yankees turn the highest-salaried MLB player in history, fresh off a 162-game PED suspension and a trail of lies, into someone you can generally feel for? Ask Michael Baumann

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Antonio Davis: Cavs over Bulls

Antonio Davis told SportsCenter that Derrick Rose is the key to the Cavaliers-Bulls series.


Counsell: This is where I thought I'd be

Said Craig Counsell after being named the 19th manager in Brewers history: "I'm not looking to this as a job, this is not a second career. This is my passion of what I want to do."


MVP Voting results

Stephen Curry received 100 of 130 potential 1st-place votes for MVP. James Harden finished 2nd and had 25 first-place votes. LeBron James finished 3rd with the other 5 first-place votes.

  • 4th: Russell Westbrook
  • 5th: Anthony Davis
  • 6th: Chris Paul

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Curry's plays of the year

In honor of winning the MVP, SportsCenter looks back at Stephen Curry's most creative passes, dribbles and shots of the year.


Clayton Kershaw aiming for 100th W

The reigning NL Cy Young winner, who has a 2.51 career ERA, will be pitching for his 100th win tonight in Milwaukee. Tom Seaver was the last to have an ERA that low (2.33) at the time of his 100th win in 1972. (via Elias)

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Craig Counsell pumped to lead 'his' team

The new Brewers managers said: "I am grateful and honored to have the opportunity to manage the team that I rooted for, played for and worked for in the front office. In the 10 years that I have been a member of the organization, I have grown to feel a great responsibility to baseball in the city of Milwaukee."


A Sad morning in Manila

"With Pacquiao’s loss official, the people’s emotional tether to the bout snapped. ... By the time Pacquiao appeared on the screen and told Max Kellerman 'I thought I won the fight,' nearly everyone had left." Grantland's Manila dispatch


Floyd Mayweather comparison: Ichiro?

Colin Cowherd sees similarities between Mayweather and the outfielder: "Mayweather is Ichiro. Risk-averse, only steal a base when I know I'll be safe. Mayweather: only gets close when I know I can score." (via The Herd)


Rare Rockets sight tonight

The Rockets will make their first Conference Semifinals appearance since 2009. Houston's won only two playoff series in last 18 seasons, and that includes its series this year against Dallas.


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Dwight Howard reacts to Harden not winning MVP: "All of us are pretty upset he didn't win, but our goal is to win the championship."

Redskins' draft gets A- grade

Mel Kiper: "I don't think there was a softer team in the NFL the past season than the Redskins, especially on defense. ... Washington got a lot tougher on both sides of the ball in the first two rounds." More draft grades (Insider)

Gurley has shot to be special

Matt Williamson: “[Todd] Gurley has a chance to be the best football player in this entire draft. … I was higher on Gurley's dynasty value prior to his being selected by the Rams, but I was also very glad to see the Rams drafting offensive linemen in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.” Top 10 rookies for dynasty leagues

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Deja vu for Blackhawks, Wild

  • Sunday night: Blackhawks vs. Wild, Game 2. Blackhawks win 4-1 to take 2-0 series lead in Western Conference semis.
  • A year ago today: Blackhawks vs. Wild, Game 2. Blackhawks win 4-1 to take 2-0 series lead in Western Conference semis.

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