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28mTim MacMahon

Silver says NBA will talk Hack-a-Shaq solution

NBA commissioner Adam Silver expects the NBA to explore rule changes at upcoming meetings that would address rampant use of Hack-a-Shaq strategy that slows games and hurts entertainment value.

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Seven players disciplined for Royals-White Sox brawl (1:25)

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4hScott Spratt

Spratt: The golden age of third basemen

Manny Machado, Nolan Arenado and top prospect Kris Bryant are leading a new major league trend of a more versatile third baseman, says Baseball Info Solutions' Scott Spratt.

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2hScott Powers

Stalberg earned his way onto playoffs ice

Being sent down to Milwaukee was tough on Viktor Stalberg, but he kept working hard. Now, he's back in the NHL helping the Preds in the playoffs.

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4hTodd McShay

McShay: Best fits for top DB prospects

Where will the top defensive back prospects in the draft fit best in the NFL? Todd McShay looks at Trae Waynes, Marcus Peters and the rest of the DBs projected to go in the first three rounds.

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Mayweather vs. Pacquaio in 150 seconds (2:26)

46mBrett Okamoto

Brett Okamoto: Johnson-Horiguchi breakdown

How will the talented but untested Kyoji Horiguchi fare against flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson? Brett Okamoto breaks down the UFC 186 main event.

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Rory should stick to golf (0:19)



Brandon Allen has 3 TDs in spring game
College Football 

The Arkansas QB, whose day ended after the first half, had a favorite target this afternoon, hooking up with Keon Hatcher for 2 of his TDs.

College Football 

Nishikori back in Barcelona Open final

Defending champion Kei Nishikori beat Martin Klizan, 6-1, 6-2, today to reach Sunday's final. He'll face upstart 20-year-old Pablo Andujar, who upset No. 3 seed David Ferrer, 7-6 (6), 6-3.


Canada in the lineup

The Blue Jays have three Canadian position players in their starting lineup for today's game vs. the Rays -- the first time that's happened in MLB history (via Elias).

Mark your calendars for May 2

There's a lot more going on next Saturday than just Mayweather-Pacquiao.


Nets' starters came to play

Brooklyn's starters scored 29 of the team's 31 points in a scorching first quarter as it leads 31-16 after one. The Hawks made just 1 of their first 8 shots and finished the quarter shooting under 30% from the field. Follow live

Sam Khan Jr. @skhanjr

Arkansas QB Brandon Allen's day ends after one half. He finished 17-of-21 for 230 yards and 3 TDs.

Isles strike first

John Tavares fired a wrist shot into the net to give the Isles a 1-0 lead over Washington in the first period. New York is facing elimination today at the Coliseum. Follow live


Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

Bogdanovic has 11 points and three 3-pointers in the first quarter. #Nets came in shooting just over 28 percent from downtown in the series.

Wozniacki reaches Porsche GP final

No. 4 seed Caroline Wozniacki defeated No. 2 seed Simona Halep, 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, in just under an hour today at Stuttgart. She'll face Angelique Kerber, who beat American Madison Brengle, for the title. Scores


Indians want no part of Miguel Cabrera

Cabrera became the first Tiger since 1914 to draw 4 walks in one game, with 3 coming intentionally (via Baseball Reference). Detroit leads 4-1 in the 7th. Follow live

Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

The whole get off to a fast start thing has been achieved. #Nets up 16-5 and playing solid D. ATL just 2-for-10 to start.

Hawks slow out of the gate

The Hawks attempted just five shots from the field in the game's first four-plus minutes -- the same number as Brooklyn's made shots. Nets lead 14-3 in the early going. Follow live

UAB football player protests at graduation
College Football 

In light of UAB's decision to end the football program, LB Derek Slaughter took his Blazers' helmet to graduation, even bringing it on stage as he accepted his diploma. Watch

College Football 

Dominik: Winston not JaMarcus Russell

ESPN NFL analyst and former Bucs GM Mark Dominik on comparing Jameis Winston and Russell, a former No. 1 pick: "I think it's rude," Dominik told ESPN Radio's Jorge Sedano. “I think it’s completely off base to call him JaMarcus Russell. I just don’t see the comparison."

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Big New York sports day

  • Mets' Matt Harvey vs. Yanks' CC Sabathia
  • Potential last game at Nassau Coliseum
  • Nets host Hawks in Game 3
  • Wladimir Klitschko vs. Bryant Jennings at MSG


Teen calls play in Arkansas game

Honorary captain Dallas Walker, a local 14-year-old with a neurological disorder, got to live his dream of being a coach with help from Bret Bielema.


Bayern on precipice of another title

Bayern Munich beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 today. It will clinch the Bundesliga title for the third straight year if Wolfsburg fail to win at Gladbach on Sunday.


Spartan Football @MSU_Football

White leads Green 9-0 at the half! QB Connor Cook is 7-13 for 73 yards while senior WR DeAnthony Arnett has four receptions for 46 yards.