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Green, Warriors lock down on Pelicans

New Orleans started Game 2 hot. But with Draymond Green leading the way, Golden State shut the Pelicans down for a 2-0 series lead.

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Hawks' Budenholzer named Coach of the Year

Mike Budenholzer has been named the NBA's Coach of the Year after guiding the Atlanta Hawks to the league's second-best record and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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QB projections: Mariota elite, Winston a bust

Will Jameis Winston be an elite NFL quarterback? Not according to QBASE, Football Outsiders' quarterback projection system which examines the potential careers of several QBs in the 2015 class.


ESPN 100

The final ESPN 100 features the same No. 1 player, Ben Simmons, but the rest of the top five looks different.

SportsCenter Clips

All-Access: Floyd's house (3:37)

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Pittsburgh fan 'alert' after foul ball strikes head

An injury to a fan hit by a foul ball at PNC Park caused a 23-minute delay in the second inning of a game between the Cubs and Pirates as a woman behind home plate was taken off on a stretcher.

Monday's MLB highlights

Bryant powers Cubs past Pirates (1:55)


Have You Seen?

NBA top 3 plays of the night (0:52)



Reds manager's impressive pace

Bryan Price reportedly used the F-word 77 times in five-and-a-half minute rant about reporters revealing roster information. That average of 15 per minute is more than the famously foul-mouthed movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" which featured just over 3 per minute.

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How do you really feel, Lindsey Vonn?

Watching Lindsey Vonn race is a 90-second endeavor for Tiger Woods. Lindsey watching Tiger compete? Much, much longer. Does she like it? After a long pause and forced smile, she said, "I love golf," on "Late Night with Seth Meyers." We're not convinced

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The best QB in Florida is ...
College Football 

For the first time in a decade, Miami has the best quarterback of the big Florida schools, ACC Rookie of the Year Brad Kaaya, writes Andrea Adelson. It's a fact Florida coach Jim McElwain can't escape. The three men who remind him every day

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College Football 

Legler: All the credit to Budenholzer

Sorry Steve Kerr and David Blatt, but Tim Legler says Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer was the right choice for top coach: "I thought this was the easiest postseason award of all to come up with."


Cincinnati Reds @Reds

Bryan Price – “In my pre-game conversation with reporters yesterday, I used wholly inappropriate language to describe....

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.... the media coverage of our team. While I stand by the content of my message, I am sorry for the choice of words.”

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

With return of Caris LeVert, I'd have Michigan as a Preseason Top 10 team next season. Return just about everyone. Health is key, though.

UFC meets 'Game of Thrones'

Russia has one-upped the stakes in regular old mixed martial arts by introducing armor and swords. Sounds dangerous. And thrilling. Watch the fight


Virginia's captain scarfing for charity
College Football 

Virginia FB Vincent Croce had a memorable spring where he earned most improved player honors while being selected as team captain. And he also ate a bunch of hot dogs at an Alzheimer's charity event. Next Joey Chestnut?

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College Football 

Ian Begley @IanBegley

Phil Jackson reiterates that he will consider trading the Knicks' 1st round pick but he'd prefer to develop the pick into a franchise talent

Bulls rookie banged up after Game 2

Nikola Mirotic left late in Monday's fourth quarter vs. the Bucks with a left quad strain and swollen left knee. After taking an elbow to the head from ZaZa Pachulia, there was fear in the locker room that Mirotic could also be concussed, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell.

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All-Access: Mayweather's home and toys

Take a walk with Stephen A. Smith through Floyd Mayweather's 20,000-plus-square-foot home where he has sports cars that cost $3.2 million. And why does he drive certain colored cars in certain cities? "Just being a brat."


The greatest miss you'll ever see

Stephen Curry's pregame warm-up Monday involved shooting from everywhere in the building. Yes, literally everywhere -- including a full-court heave from the opposite tunnel that will leave you shaking your head. Maybe next time, Steph!


Bills GM: Make-or-break year for QB

Doug Whaley told WGR 550 today: "[EJ Manuel] knows this is a make-or-break year. This is his time to step up and show everybody he's got a clean slate with a new coaching staff. It's his time."

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Stanley Cup playoff games tonight (ET)

  • Lightning at Red Wings, 7 p.m. (series tied 1-1)
  • Capitals at Islanders, 7:30 p.m. (Islanders lead 2-1)
  • Preds at Blackhawks, 9:30 p.m. (Blackhawks lead 2-1)
  • Canucks at Flames, 10 p.m. (Flames lead 2-1)

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Lions release Austin after arrest

The Lions released G Rodney Austin, days after he was arrested and charged with four crimes, including assault on a female, assault on a child under 12, misdemeanor larceny and interfering with emergency communication. Story

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UNC unveils new football uniforms

Traditional Carolina blue is on the new unis aimed to refresh the UNC brand. Said AD Bubba Cunningham: “It's really hard trying to get the same Carolina blue on all kinds of different product -- whether it's a paper product or clothing product or helmet.” See that Tar Heel blue

Mike Budenholzer coaching credentials

  • Coached Hawks to franchise-record 60 wins
  • First to win Coach of Year and have four All-Stars
  • Hawks went 17-0 in January, best undefeated month in NBA history
  • 19-game win streak was tied for 6th-longest in NBA history

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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

Congrats to Coach Bud on COY. Won 60 games despite not one player scoring more than 30 in a game. Epitomized team hoops.

Cubs youth infusion

In calling up Addison Russell to play second base tonight, the Cubs will sport an infield of Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro, all of whom are age 25 or younger AND former top-40 prospects.