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Cavaliers dominate Hawks, take 2-0 series lead

LeBron James missed a triple-double by one rebound Friday night and the Cavaliers rolled out of Atlanta with a 2-0 series lead via a 94-82 win.

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Hawks gain Carroll but lose Korver (ankle)

While the Hawks got a surprise start from DeMarre Carroll in Atlanta's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, some of Carroll's teammates didn't fare as well.

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Hawks' Bazemore: We're still the better team

Kent Bazemore made an attempt to give the Atlanta Hawks some badly needed confidence with some brash statements Friday night after their Game 2 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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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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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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Dodgers' late smash leads to win
MLB 

Dodgers starter Zack Greinke allowed six hits and one run in 7 2/3 innings and CF Joc Pederson's eighth-inning homer lifted Los Angeles over San Diego 2-1.

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Final: Giants 11, Rockies 8

A long weather delay in Colorado couldn't stop San Francisco from claiming a win, as the Giants held off a Rockies rally after play resumed. Box score

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Outfielder leaves it all out there
NCAA 

UL Lafayette outfielder Evan Powell got a late jump on this fly ball toward the left foul line, but he made up for it with a sliding basket catch that claimed the title of #SCnumber1.

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Acrobatic Ahmed shows off his glove

Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed hit his first HR of the season earlier in the night against the Cubs, and his diving, flipping grab and throw got Arizona out of the top of the 11th in a 4-4 game. Follow live

Dana White: Belfort not a cheater

UFC president Dana Whites said of Vitor Belfort, who was accused by Chris Weidman of being a cheater at Friday's weigh-in: "He's absolutely without a doubt the most tested fighter that's ever fought in the UFC. It's legit. He's clean."

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Bazemore: We're better than Cavs

After falling behind 2-0 in the conference finals, the Hawks' Kent Bazemore isn't lacking for confidence: “We played them in the regular season this year and got the best of them. I still think we’re the better team, we just haven’t shown it yet.”

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Goldschmidt comes through in clutch

The Cubs were 1 out away from a 10-inning win over the Diamondbacks, but Paul Goldschmidt's 11th home run of the year gave Arizona a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the 10th. Follow live

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Paul Goldschmidt's game-tying, 10th-inning HR was his 2nd career extra-inning HR. His other was a walkoff on Aug. 13, 2013 vs the Orioles.

Pederson plays the hero for Dodgers

Joc Pederson's 11th homer of his rookie season lifted the Dodgers to a 2-1 win over the Padres. Los Angeles broke a 35-inning scoreless streak and 3-game losing streak with the win. Box score

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Joc Pederson gave Dodgers 2-1 lead with go-ahead HR in bottom of the 8th. It's his 1st career go-ahead HR in the 8th inning or later.

Pederson goes deep in Los Angeles

The Padres have allowed 60 home runs this season, the latest an offering to Joc Pederson that put the Dodgers up 2-1 in the bottom of the 8th inning. Follow live

LeBron: Do Not Disturb
NBA 

LeBron James nearly ran into a fan courtside before noticing she was pregnant and stopping himself just in time. He had a joking message for the fan, too.

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Free baseball in Arizona

Neither the Diamondbacks nor Cubs have scored since the 5th inning, and we're headed to the 10th all tied up at 2-2. Addison Reed is on to pitch for Arizona. Follow live

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LeBron leads Cavs to 2-0 series lead

The Hawks find themselves in a deep hole after LeBron James posted a 30-point, 11-assist, 9-rebound performance in Cleveland's Game 2 win without Kyrie Irving.

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Escobar has the Royals flipping out
MLB 

For most of us, lying flat on our stomachs means it's nap time. If you're Kansas City SS Alcides Escobar, however, that's the perfect position to throw a runner out at second.

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LeBron: Teammates stepping up

The Cavs star on his supporting cast playing well in the face of injuries: "Next man up. Guys are just taking the challenge. It means everything to me to be able to share this podium with multiple teammates every night." Watch live postgame coverage on SportsCenter