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Warriors blow past Blazers in Game 2

The Warriors entered the fourth quarter down 11. Golden State won by 11 points. Simple math tells us all we need to know: The defending champs know how to finish.

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Thompson's splash gives Warriors first lead of the game (0:21)
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Lowry's half-court heave forces OT, Toronto erupts (0:29)
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Lowry is still putting up shots postgame (0:22)
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25mEli Saslow

LeBron the activist vs. LeBron the athlete

LeBron James' outraged response to the horrific shooting of an infant in Cleveland suggested the game's biggest star might become its loudest activist. And then he went silent. Why?

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Russell Wilson: Bring Sonics back to Seattle

After a Seattle City Council vote derailed plans to building a new arena meant to lure back the NBA, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson took to Twitter to urge fans to fight to get their team back.

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Metta World Peace shares thoughts on Kobe's farewell tour (1:19)
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Was a crime committed against Tunsil? (1:56)
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We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

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Dodgers prank Raymond the mascot (0:21)
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Should the Patriots be favored to win the Super Bowl? (1:06)
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13hMike Rodak

Source: Glenn, Bills reach 5-year, $65M extension

The Buffalo Bills and left tackle Cordy Glenn have agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $65 million, with $36 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

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The potential cast for 'Space Jam 2' (0:32)
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Former Rockets star: Harden looks after Harden

Former Rockets star Robert Reid was critical of current star James Harden, saying his selfishness may have been to blame for the team's bumpy road this season.

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What do Steph Curry and Jalen Rose have in common? (1:43)
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10hJoe McDonald

Lightning heat up rugged rivalry with Islanders

Game 3 had a bit of everything in the thrills department -- big hits, late goals and a controversial overtime winner. Strap in, because this series is getting interesting.

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12hCraig Custance

Watch out, playoffs: The Blues are in killer mode

The Blues learned from easing up on the gas pedal earlier in the second round and stomped their way to a commanding win over the Stars to take a 2-1 series lead.

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Weber's rocket goes top shelf (0:23)
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23hTodd McShay

McShay: Most improved teams after draft

The 2016 NFL draft is in the books. Which teams did the best job of improving their rosters? Todd McShay highlights the six franchises that made the most of their picks.

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Fine margins doom Guardiola, Bayern

Pep Guardiola and Bayern Munich did everything they could vs. Atletico Madrid, but it wasn't enough. In the end, fine margins led to the sadness of another UCL semifinal exit, writes Nick Ames.

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Samardzija gets so mad he breaks his bat over his knee (0:23)
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How the 1970 Kentucky Derby forever changed sports journalism (13:02)
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Stephen A. doubts LeBron joining the Lakers (1:28)
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Roark's pitch goes just a bit outside (0:17)

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Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

On the backside at Churchill Downs. Morning work is done and things are quieting down.

17 ways NFL players mess up money
NFL 

For the rookies about to cash their first NFL paychecks, Matt Bowen has a word of advice: Don't invest in a pet tiger. Dollars and no sense

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NFL 

Khan no longer golden boy of Brit boxing
Boxing 

Despite fighting with courage and being more accomplished than many of his British countrymen, Amir Khan has become a bit of an outsider in his homeland entering Saturday's Canelo Alvarez fight. Yesterday's news?

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Boxing 

Manziel to turn himself in, appear in court
NFL 

Mark Schwarz explains when Johnny Manziel could turn himself in to authorities and what to expect when he meets with Judge Roberto Canas on Thursday.

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Kyle Lowry's half-court heave forces OT
NBA 

And the Toronto crowd erupted.

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NBA 

LeBron the activist vs. LeBron the athlete
NBA 

LeBron James' outraged response to the horrific shooting of an infant in Cleveland suggested the game's biggest star might become its loudest activist. Then he went silent. Why? Waiting For LeBron

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NBA 

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Tuck will sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a Giant on Friday, according to sources. The two-time Super Bowl champion announced his retirement several weeks ago after two seasons in Oakland. He's a surefire Giants Ring of Honor inductee.

Nkemdiche met with Mathieu before draft

If there's one player on the Arizona Cardinals who understands what Robert Nkemdiche went through as he dropped in the draft last week after teams questioned his character, it's Tyrann Mathieu. Lending a hand

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Inside the NBA's Replay Center
NBA 

Most NBA plays aren't reviewable, a point brought home in Oklahoma City's wild Game 2 win in San Antonio. We go inside the league's Replay Center in Secaucus, N.J., to learn how it really works. The deciding factor

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NBA 

Boyle scores winner for Lightning in OT
NHL 

Brian Boyle was in the perfect spot to tap home a loose puck and lift Tampa Bay to a 5-4 win over the Islanders in Game 3.

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Draymond dunks on two Trail Blazers
NBA 

Steph Curry liked what he saw from Draymond Green on this drive.

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St. Louis Blues rediscover killer instinct

The Blues learned their lesson after easing up on the gas pedal earlier in the second round, this time stomping their way to a commanding win over the Stars to take a 2-1 series lead. Watch out, playoffs

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Sumlin unable to get in touch with Manziel
NFL 

"We've reached out to him and I haven't gotten a response yet," said Kevin Sumlin, who coached Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M. "What we want is for him to be at peace and be safe. That has nothing to do with football and has everything to do with his life."

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NFL 

Jim Harbaugh to hold satellite camps

Less than a week after the NCAA rescinded a ban on satellite camps, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has scheduled two of them for the Kansas City area. Heading to Big 12 country

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Dodgers prank Raymond the mascot
MLB 

Yasiel Puig and Enrique Hernandez teamed up to get the best of the Rays' mascot.

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MLB 

Jeff Samardzija breaks bat over knee
MLB 

The Giants RHP loves to deal the strikeouts, but he doesn't exactly like being on the other end of them.

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An electrifying minute in Toronto
NBA 

Kyle Lowry's half-court buzzer beater sent the Raptors to OT just a minute before Justin Smoak's walk-off home run for the Blue Jays.

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Tanner Roark's pitch goes just a bit outside
MLB 

Straight-out-of-the-camera-frame outside.

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Despite what women in the grocery store might think, Jordan Spieth is doing OK after his final-round defeat at the 2016 Masters.

Play of the day: Atleti's brilliant counter
UEFA Champions League 

Five players. Five passes. One Antoine Griezmann goal that sent Atletico Madrid to the Champions League final.

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UEFA Champions League 

Iguodala's fancy up-and-under layup
NBA 

Golden State's Andre Iguodala avoided the block with a beautiful reverse against Portland.

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NBA 

The Could-Have-Beens

ESPN presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more. Unfulfilled potential

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100-year-old sprinter sets world record

At the age of 100, sprinter Ida Keeling broke the 100-meter dash record for her age at the Penn Relays.

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Who should join LeBron in 'Space Jam' sequel?
NBA 

Mike & Mike give their recommendations for which players should be cast to join LeBron James in the "Space Jam" sequel.

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NBA 

NFL draft picks who will play immediately
NFL 

Among the first-rounders who could produce immediately? Expect Shaq Lawson to fill the Bills' pass-rushing void and Josh Doctson to get lots of targets for the Redskins, Mel Kiper writes. Paying quick dividends

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