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Rockets upgrade Howard to probable for Game 3

Rockets center Dwight Howard is feeling so much better that he's listed as probable on the injury report for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.

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Sando: Offseason grades for all NFL teams

Mike Sando hands out offseason grades for all 32 NFL teams with the help of ESPN analysts Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Matt Williamson and Field Yates. The Jets come out on top with an A grade.

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Looking Ahead: Oregon Ducks

A talented recruiting class should help the Oregon Ducks compete in the Pac-12, a league that doesn't appear to have a clear favorite.

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What's behind RG III's regression?
NFL 

If you believe former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, it's the pro system -- not his knee injury: "Robert has a lot of ability. ... But he hasn't done things that the NFL asks you to do, and it does take some growing pains to go through that." (via 106.7 The Fan)

NFL 

ESPN Chalk: How to bet UFC 187
MMA 

With the removal of Jon Jones from UFC 187, the betting lines for the light heavyweight division just got very interesting as two elite contenders will face off in what will likely be the closest matchup we've seen in a while. Solid bets (Insider)

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MMA 

A tale of two Lundqvists
NHL 

It's pretty simple: When Henrik Lundqvist beats the Lightning, it's because he played lights out. When he loses to them, you can bet their offense turned the goal-light red at least 4 times.

NHL 

Howard's status upgraded for Game 3
NBA 

Dwight Howard (left knee sprain) is listed as probable for tonight's game vs. the Warriors. Howard was questionable for Game 2, but today said his knee "feels a lot better" adding: "It's good some of the pain has gone away."

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Anthony Johnson: Fast and furious
UFC 

Johnson is fighting Daniel Cormier tonight in UFC 187 for Jon Jones' vacated light heavyweight title. Based on some of Johnson's past fights, it might be a short night.

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Juventus leads Napoli
Soccer 

If Napoli wins its final two matches vs. Juve and Lazio, it can secure a spot in the Champions League qualifier next year. However, the club is trailing 1-0 as the second half starts and has won just seven of its 77 games at Juventus in all competitions. Follow live

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GOAL for Barcelona! Lionel Messi makes it 1-0 over relegation-threatened Deportivo de la Coruna!

Yanks ask Sabathia to stop the bleeding
MLB 

CC Sabathia is tasked with ending New York's run of eight losses in nine games -- including four straight -- today against the Rangers at 1:05 p.m. ET. Texas counters with Nick Martinez (3-0, 1.88 ERA).

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Mike Trout pulls off crafty slide
MLB 

Trout clubbed three hits last night vs. the Red Sox. He also performed this acrobatic slide at third base to swipe a bag.

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MLB 

James Harden is avoiding Dwight Howard
NBA 

Harden is passing to Howard only 4.1 times per game this postseason. ESPN's Tom Haberstroh on the disconnect: "Remember that breath-taking lob [from Harden] to Howard in Game 2? Savor it, because it almost never happens."

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NBA 

High-schooler makes incredible catch
NFL 

2017 CB recruit Marco Wilson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage makes a one-handed backflip catch ... on the run. Your move, Odell Beckham Jr.

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This hazard is 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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95th time's a charm?

Pitcher Akihiro Shibata (12) and his teammates celebrate after ending a 94-game losing streak, winning for the first time in five years, during a Tokyo Big 6 Baseball League game. The University of Tokyo, which does not offer athletic scholarships, beat Hosei 6-4 to win its first game since Oct. 2, 2010.

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No Gatorade bath for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich’s Juan Bernat and teammate Claudio Pizarro celebrate the German club’s Bundesliga title in traditional fashion: by throwing huge glasses of beer on each other.

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Coco Crisp placed on 15-day DL

The A's OF starts his second DL stint in 2015, this time for a cervical strain. In 13 games, Crisp is 2-for-45 (.044). The good news: Crisp will avoid potentially career-ending surgery and instead rely on rest and rehab.