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6mBrian Windhorst

Contested convention: J.R. Smith says open shots are boring

Cover him. Don't cover him. In these playoffs, Cleveland's J.R. Smith has a hot hand regardless of defense. Will it stay hot in Friday's Game 3 in Atlanta? (ESPN, WatchESPN)

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NBA's Top 10 Missed High Fives (2:14)
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Oakley defends taking shot at Barkley (2:32)
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Shelburne: Durant rejection would be heartbreaking for OKC fans (1:41)
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Biggest remaining holes for all 32 teams

The Colts still need depth behind RB Frank Gore, and the Bucs could use a receiver opposite Mike Evans. Football Outsiders analyzes the biggest post-draft needs for every team.

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5hJoe McDonald

Isles-Lightning delivers the drama

Psst. The physical, fast-paced Islanders-Lightning clash -- with its gutsy goals, stellar saves, crushing hits and overtime thrills -- has been the true best series of the playoffs.

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Ohio State recruit decommits for surprising reason (1:36)
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Harbaugh vs. Leach in ex-Michigan QB home run derby (1:02)
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Altuve delivers on HR promise to sick fan (1:43)
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3hDavid Schoenfield

Five teams Tim Lincecum could end up with

Heading into Tim Lincecum's long-awaited pitching "showcase," David Shoenfield identifies five fits for the two-time Cy Young winner.

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7hTom Friend

Invictus Games: Lauren Montoya wasn't going to be beaten

Lauren Montoya went from the front lines in Afghanistan to a Texas hospital to amputate her leg. Undeterred, she started training for the Invictus Games, and ultimately to be fit for duty again.

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'Story Time with Ozzie Guillen' premieres Tuesday, May 10th (0:17)
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3hJim Caple

Tough love: Taijuan Walker's mom brings the heat

When Taijuan Walker's mom, Nellie Garcia, a cancer survivor, texts praise -- or criticism -- of her son's work on the mound, the Mariners pitcher takes her words to heart.

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Gremio U-14 scores amazing scorpion kick goal (0:16)
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Kyrgios has flash of genius with tweener lob (0:36)
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Max Kellerman: "Canelo still has to prove himself" (3:25)
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5hESPN FC

Leicester's Premier League heroes

Leicester City have won the Premier League after a remarkable season that began with them 5000-1 outsiders and predicted by many to be relegated. We look at the players, who made a seemingly impossible dream come true.

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How the 1970 Kentucky Derby forever changed sports journalism (13:02)
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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks making a lineup change, starting Thabo Sefolosha for Kyle Korver in Game 3.

Watch: Cavaliers vs. Hawks, Game 3 on ESPN
NBA 

Coming off a record-setting night from beyond the arc, Cleveland looks to continue its torrid shooting as it attempts to take a 3-0 series lead over the Hawks. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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NBA 

Lackey records 2,000th career strikeout
MLB 

John Lackey reached the milestone as he struck out 11 in an 8-6 win over the Nationals.

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Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan pose for the cameras while their image is displayed on the video screen above outside of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Their middleweight championship bout, contested at a catchweight of 155 pounds, takes place Saturday on pay-per-view.

Boxing 

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Rory McIlroy let a good round get away from him Friday with bogeys at the last two holes to shoot 69 at Quail Hollow Golf Club. McIlroy had played a 4-hole stretch around the turn in 5 under par and was 5 under for his round prior to the last two holes. He dropped into a tie for 24th and is 6 strokes back of 36-hole leader Andrew Loupe at the Wells Fargo Championship, where he is defending champion.

Golf 

Miggy brings Indians fan into that hug life

After tracking a foul ball into the stands, Miguel Cabrera decides to have a little fun by surprising an unsuspecting Cleveland fan with a hug.

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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

"I had to slow him down. It's a walk-through, and he's bench pressing linemen already." – Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on rookie DT Robert Nkemdiche's first practice of Arizona's rookie minicamp Friday.

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Yasiel Puig lives on the edge. Literally. [Credit: Yasiel Puig/Twitter]

Pierce: I would never run away from a rookie

Mark Schlereth and Antonio Pierce have no issues with Terrell Owens calling Sam Bradford a coward for wanting to be traded after the Eagles drafted Carson Wentz.

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Salvador Rodríguez Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Espero que los fans disfruten la pelea, él es rápido pero vamos a estar listos para lo que sea: Canelo #CaneloKhan

Boxing 

Salvador Rodríguez Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Face to face #CaneloKhan

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Salvador Rodríguez Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Amir Khan 155 libras #CaneloKhan

Boxing 

Salvador Rodríguez Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Canelo Álvarez 155 libras #CaneloKhan

Boxing 

Cameroon's Ekeng dies after collapsing
Soccer 

Patrick Ekeng, 26, died after he collapsed during Friday's Dinamo Bucharest match, doctors said. Cristian Pandrea, a spokesman for the Floreasca Emeregency Hospital, said the cause of death was not known. Story

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Salvador Rodríguez Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Canelo ya en el escenario para el pesaje #CaneloKhan

Boxing 

Andres Ferrari ESPN Editor 

Former champions Bernard Hopkins, Oscar De La Hoya, Lennox Lewis, Roberto "Mano de Piedra" Duran and Evander Holyfield are part of the celebration this weekend for Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan. Boxing elite.

Boxing 

Distance on this trick shot is outrageous
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Kenny Potter, the MVP of the 2015 AutoNation Cure Bowl, tosses a football from the top of the stands into a trash can at Spartan Stadium.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Cubs run differential now plus-98. That's the best by any team in the World Series era. Think about that. They're pretty good apparently

Andres Ferrari ESPN Editor 

"I'm tired of talking, I want to fight," said middleweight Glen Tapia after making weight for his fight against former middleweight titlist David Lamieux on Saturday.

Boxing 

Salvador Rodríguez Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

David Lemieux 160 libras, Glen Tapia 159.5 libras #CaneloKhan

Boxing 

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Maybe only someone named Pope can say this. Cowboys tight ends coach Mike Pope was asked how much help Jason Witten could be to new-to-football-tight end Rico Gathers. "Witten's the 13th disciple," Pope said. "He helps everybody."

NBA's Top 10 Missed High Fives
NBA 

Kyle Lowry isn't the first and won't be the last to botch a basketball high five.

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Salvador Rodríguez Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Diego de la Hoya 122 libras, Rocco Santomauro 121 libras #CaneloKhan

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