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Westbrook carries OKC within win of Finals

Russell Westbrook revels in putting Oklahoma City on his shoulders. He did so again Tuesday night, as his triple-double drove the Thunder past the Warriors and to a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference finals.

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All-Access: Westbrook shines again to put Warriors on ropes (1:45)
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Was Draymond's trip of Kanter a dirty play? (1:52)
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Malkin, Crosby, Letang step up in Game 6

The Pittsburgh Penguins' superstars backed up their words and stole the show on the road against the Tampa Bay Lightning to force a winner-take-all Game 7.

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Crosby scores a gem against Lightning (0:32)
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On this date: Ali KO's Liston in first minute (1:17)
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2hMike Sando

2016 offseason grades for all 32 NFL teams

Which NFL teams actually made themselves better this offseason? Our crew of NFL Insiders dissects all the relevant draft picks and deals, grading each franchise's performance.

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Boozer on Thunder: 'They just seem more hungry' (1:41)
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Mutombo: Biyombo doesn't need OK to finger wag

Bismack Biyombo may not have gotten permission from Dikembe Mutombo to use his signature finger-wag celebration, but Mutombo says the Raptors center "really doesn't need it."

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Mets mull options as Harvey's struggles continue

After Matt Harvey labored through another start Tuesday, Mets manager Terry Collins said he would weigh what's next for the righty with GM Sandy Alderson and pitching coach Dan Warthen.

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Minor league manager's history of colossal meltdowns (1:28)
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4hDan Arritt

Dodgers' Puig gets benched for lack of hustle

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was apologetic after he was benched for failing to run hard out of the batter's box on a deep fly ball to right that caromed off the wall in Tuesday's 8-2 win.

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Crawford's triple doubles Giants' lead (0:27)
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56mBrett Okamoto

Five Rounds with Urijah Faber

Will Conor McGregor face Nate Diaz? How about Floyd Mayweather? Does BJ Penn's potential doping violation prevent his comeback? Urijah Faber joins ESPN's Brett Okamoto to discuss.

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MMA Rewind: Miesha Tate's path to the UFC title (3:39)
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Baker Mayfield's dance moves are team-approved (0:26)
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WATCH: Spelling Bee preliminaries

The prelims for the 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, and you can catch the action on ESPN3.

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Sager inspired by Lacey Holsworth, Jimmy V (1:34)
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Jackie Bradley Jr. halfway to Joltin' Joe (0:25)
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Yankees fan gets hit in face trying to catch foul ball (0:18)
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Stephen A.: I'd sign Durant over LeBron (1:48)

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Westbrook shows off explosiveness with big dunk
NBA 

A Kevin Durant steal results in a powerful dunk by Russell Westbrook and an early statement made by the Thunder in Game 4.

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NBA 

Is OKC near greatest pair of upsets ever?
NBA 

After whipping the Warriors in Game 4, are the Thunder on the verge of completing an unprecedented run to the NBA Finals? Spectacular facts (Insider)

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NBA 

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Matt Harvey's 6.08 ERA and all-around terrible pitching are a much bigger deal than his decision to dodge the media. But if a player is going to bask in the good times, he needs to stand at his locker and answer for the bad. Sure, some writers get overwrought about the lack of accountability. But teammates notice it, too.

How do SC anchors fare in Spelling Bee?

P-O-O-R-L-Y.

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Game to feature Newton and his dab
NFL 

A video game maker based in Copenhagen looks to take advantage of Cam Newton's popularity -- and his famous dance moves. 'Part of his DNA'

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NFL 

Minor league manager no stranger to meltdowns
MLB 

And it doesn't matter if it's stealing a base, chucking a rosin bag or disrobing at home plate.

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John Oreovicz Autos, Open-Wheel 

Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials announced that all general admission tickets for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 have sold out. It's the first sellout for the '500' in at least 20 years. In addition, the local blackout of the live ABC broadcast of the race will be lifted this year. "There's no event like the Indianapolis 500 and for the event to sell out on the occasion of the 100th running is a testament to the enduring legacy of 'The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,'" said Hulman Motorspirts CEO Mark Miles.

Young fan nails Steven Adams' look
NBA 

This Thunder fan can really rock a mustache.

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2016 offseason grades for all 32 NFL teams
NFL 

Which NFL teams actually made themselves better this offseason? Spoiler: You can't spell Oakland without an 'A.' Grades (Insider)

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Watch: Spelling Bee preliminaries

The prelims for the 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, and you can catch the action. Live on ESPN3

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Golic 'dumbfounded' by Bills GM comments
NFL 

Mike Golic was shocked to hear Doug Whaley's comments suggesting football is a game not meant for humans to play.

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OTD: Ali knocks out Liston
Boxing 

"It was lightning and thunder," Muhammad Ali said of the 1965 fight against Sonny Liston. "Fast as lightning and booming as thunder from the heavens."

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Boxing 

Arsenal sign midfielder Xhaka
Soccer 

The Gunners are reported to have paid a fee in the region of £30 million for Switzerland international Granit Xhaka, their first major signing of the summer. Story

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Soccer 

Greg Garber Senior Writer 

Where did Shelby Rogers come from? The 23-year-old is actually from Charleston, S.C., but she's been a revelation here in Paris. After knocking off No. 17 seed Karolina Pliskova in the first round, she took down Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-4, 6-2 in the second round. That earns her a third-round match with No. 10 seed Petra Kvitova. Rogers was 2-8 in Grand Slam play before last year's US Open, but won two matches there. Now she's taken four of her past five matches in majors.

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Westbrook seals the deal with 3-point shot
NBA 

Russell Westbrook capped his 36-point performance with this big shot from the corner, which basically locked up the game for Oklahoma City.

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How many assists did the Warriors have?
NBA 

Klay Thompson kind of misread the Warriors' assist total ... by a lot.

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Fan falls on field diving for foul ball
MLB 

Josh Donaldson couldn't reach that foul ball, but an ambitious fan got to it, even though it meant falling between the tarp and the wall.

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Craig Sager honored to receive Jimmy V award
NBA 

TNT reporter Craig Sager will be awarded the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs in July. Sager shares what the award means to him as he has battled leukemia the past few years.

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Crosby scores gem against Lightning
NHL 

Sidney Crosby scooped up the puck outside the zone and blew past multiple Lightning defenders to score a superb goal and help the Penguins force a Game 7.

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Machado crushes monster homer
MLB 

Manny Machado is no stranger to home runs. This one was just on another level.

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MLB 

Jackie Bradley Jr. halfway to Joltin' Joe
MLB 

Jackie Bradley Jr. doubled in the second inning to extend his hit streak to 28 games, which puts him halfway to tying Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hit streak.

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MLB 

Martin sends Seattle fans home happy
MLB 

Mariners center fielder Leonys Martin drilled a walk-off, two-run home run -- bat flip included -- to give Seattle a 6-5 win over Oakland.

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