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5mPierre LeBrun

Uncharted waters: Sharks reach Cup finals

After all these years of being picked to win it all, it figures the San Jose Sharks finally get to the Stanley Cup finals in the season in which nobody picked them.

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Melrose: Sharks can be labeled as winners now (1:21)
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Home sweet home: Cavaliers roll in Game 5

The Eastern Conference finals has been a tale of two cities. Back in Cleveland for Game 5, the Cavaliers routed the Raptors to take a 3-2 series lead.

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All-Access: Cavs reassert their dominance in Game 5 (1:44)
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Stephen A.: 'Westbrook is putting the world on notice. Steph, who?' (2:01)
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5hBrett Okamoto

Diaz: Mayweather vs. McGregor a 'publicity stunt'

In an interview Wednesday, Nate Diaz confirmed he is in negotiations to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 202 and called the proposed McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight "a publicity stunt."

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Miesha Tate's circuitous route to the UFC title

UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate sits down with Phil Murphy to share memories from early in her career, including the time she dated a male wrestler who defeated her in high school.

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JBJ makes it 29 in a row (0:22)
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14hCalvin Watkins

Rougned Odor fights back against his bad reputation

Some opponents think he's immature, disrespectful or worse. But Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, a young player with an old-school style, has his teammates in his corner.

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9hMike 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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    The unique life of Las Vegas gambler

    After three arrests and a year in a halfway house, Alan "Dink" Denkenson gave up bookmaking, moved to Las Vegas and became a pro gambler. But times have changed for Dink and other old-school professional sports bettors, writes David Hill.

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Tedy Bruschi: If Warriors lose, they're worse than 18-1 Patriots (2:09)
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NBA Insiders

Trade, free-agent forecasts for 16 NBA teams

The big trades, the big free agents, the big decisions. Our NBA Insiders go 5-on-5 on 15 teams, leading with Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Clippers.

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11hPhil Sheridan

Eagles coordinator Reich says QB order not set

In an appearance on WIP-94.1 FM Wednesday, Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich said the perception that the quarterback order is set is "probably not the right impression."

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LeBron powers home a Lovely pass
NBA 

The combination of a Kevin Love outlet pass and a LeBron James dunk is a pleasant sight.

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It was a good night for Cleveland. The Cavs crushed the Raptors, and the #UFC announced heavyweight champ and Cleveland native Stipe Miocic will defend his title Sept. 10 at the Q.

Kyle Lowry takes time for Cavs fans
NBA 

Hours after getting obliterated by the Cavs, the Raptors PG made the nice gesture of taking a few selfies with Cavs fans.

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NBA 

USMNT wins friendly in 90th minute
Soccer 

Darlington Nagbe waited until the match's waning moments to volley home the winner and give the United States its first win vs. Ecuador since 2007.

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Soccer 

Pavelski stuffs in first goal of game
NHL 

Joe Pavelski came to the rescue after Joe Thornton's breakaway was stopped by St. Louis goaltender Brian Elliott in San Jose's 5-2 win to clinch the Western Conference finals.

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Jackie Bradley Jr. extends hit streak to 29
MLB 

The Red Sox CF slapped a single to left field in the fourth inning against the Rockies to extend his hit streak.

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MLB 

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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Rangers rookie mashes monster homer
MLB 

Texas' 15-9 win featured a mammoth, 453-foot blast by RF Nomar Mazara. It was the longest home run hit by a Rangers player this season.

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Toddler just wants a snack, not a souvenir
MLB 

This young Rangers fan was clearly hungry.

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The many doppelgängers of Steven Adams

A young Thunder fan who dressed up as Adams isn't the only lookalike around.

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Walk-on shocked with full scholarship
NCAAF 

A surprise phone call to Duke's Danny Doyle set the surprise in motion.

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A-Rod upstaged by minor league bat dogs
MLB 

Alex Rodriguez may have homered during his short stint this week with the Trenton Thunder, but the real stars were the Double-A team's bat dogs. Derby steals show

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MLB 

Snapper goes long distance on trick shot
NCAAF 

Western Kentucky commit Jared Nash's snap from the top of the bleachers was on point.

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NCAAF 

Brees goes from touchdowns to home runs
NFL 

Drew Brees smacked a couple home runs during his teammate Tim Lelito's charity softball game.

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Sharks punch ticket to Cup finals
NHL 

San Jose opened up a 4-0 lead in the third period with two goals from Joel Ward and beat St. Louis 5-2 to clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup finals.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Kyle Lowry once signed an offer sheet with the Cavs, and the fans in Cleveland still have respect for the Raptors PG.

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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Party in San Jose.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Empty net goal by Logan Couture. Sharks going to the Stanley Cup finals for first time in franchise history.

Cavs blow out Raptors in Game 5
NBA 

Kevin Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined for 71 points as the Cavaliers went up 31 points at the half and routed the Raptors 116-78.

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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Vladimir Tarasenko making things interesting here with back-to-back goals for the Blues. 4-2 San Jose.