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Cavaliers dominate Hawks, take 2-0 series lead

LeBron James missed a triple-double by one rebound Friday night and the Cavaliers rolled out of Atlanta with a 2-0 series lead via a 94-82 win.

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Hawks gain Carroll but lose Korver (ankle)

While the Hawks got a surprise start from DeMarre Carroll in Atlanta's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, some of Carroll's teammates didn't fare as well.

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Lawyers endorse Goodell hearing Brady appeal

Attorneys for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell have recommended that Goodell reject the NFLPA's request that he recuse himself from hearing Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension.

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Draft fits for Knicks, Lakers, Sixers, Wolves

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

Friday's MLB Highlights

Harper smacks 16th homer in win (0:49)

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Smart move for Michael Sam to sign with CFL? (1:34)

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NBA top 3 plays of the week (0:57)

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Ford/Pelton: Best fits for top four picks

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

SportsCenter clips

Kupchak says next season will be Kobe's last (2:41)

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Top two seeds prevail in semifinals (2:47)
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Looking ahead: Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats are losing four starters, but a solid recruiting class and plenty of depth should keep them at the top of the Pac-12.

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LeBron: Teammates stepping up
NBA 

The Cavs star on his supporting cast playing well in the face of injuries: "Next man up. Guys are just taking the challenge. It means everything to me to be able to share this podium with multiple teammates every night." Watch live postgame coverage on SportsCenter

NBA 

All the hubbub at UFC 187 weigh-ins

ESPN MMA writer Brett Okamoto on UFC 187: "I'm excited to see this Weidman vs. Belfort fight because it's a long time in the making. We were supposed to see this thing one year ago. It was scheduled in May of 2014."

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Top NBA plays of the week
NBA 

Sure, Kent Bazemore's Hawks are down 2-0 in the conference finals, but Bazemore takes top honors in our rundown of the best NBA plays of the week.

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Van Gundy on the list for Pelicans

Jeff Van Gundy has emerged as a candidate for the New Orleans Pelicans' head-coaching position, league sources tell Marc Stein. ‎Sources told ESPN this week that the ESPN analyst has expressed interest in the opening and is under consideration for the job. Developing story

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LeBron leads Cavs to 2-0 series lead

The Hawks find themselves in a deep hole after LeBron James posted a 30-point, 11-assist, 9-rebound performance in Cleveland's Game 2 win without Kyrie Irving.

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Schröder: We have to compete

The Hawks reserve said: "We just gotta go out there and compete as a team. We didn't do that in the first two games at home."

Morales blasts Royals to league lead
MLB 

Kendrys Morales' 2-run blast gave Kansas City a 5-0 win over St. Louis. More importantly, this is the first time the Royals have had baseball's best record at least 40 games into a season since Sept. 9th, 1980. (via Elias)

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Final Friday Night Fight has begun
Boxing 

After 17 years, Friday Night Fights is wrapping up its run with a heavyweight bout between Donovan Dennis and Andrey Fedosov. Watch live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Boxing 

Giants split Rockies open in 9th

Brandon Belt's 3rd hit of the night was a double to center, then Hunter Pence followed with a double of his own. Brandon Crawford couldn't keep up, but his RBI single tacked one on all the same as the Giants topped off the 9th with a Matt Duffy 2-run blast to end a 4-run 9th. Follow live

Atlanta Hawks @ATLHawks

"Our challenge now is to go to Cleveland and play better. Get ready to compete, get ready for Game 3." - Coach Bud

LeBron: Passing is key
NBA 

After racking up 11 assists, the Cavs star said, "The first day I ever picked up a basketball in an organized setting, my little league coach Frank Walker told me that team is bigger than any individual."

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Sorry, Knicks fans

Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov -- all former Knicks -- combined for 35 points in the Cavaliers' Game 2 win, after posting 42 in Game 1.

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Final: Angels 12, Red Sox 5

Chris Iannetta hit a 3-run blast in the 5th, part of a 9-run Angels inning, to help L.A. move within 4.5 of division-leading Houston. David Freese collected 2 RBIs to give him a team-leading 27 on the season. Box score

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

The Cavs' offensive rebound rate (25.5%) was only league average tonight. It was their defensive rebounding (83.7%) that was great.

D-backs grind back in the 5th

Nick Ahmed just collected his first career home run, a left field shot off an 87 mph Jon Lester fastball to tie the game at 2. Follow live

Johnson: Opponent didn't matter
MMA 

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson said of preparing for Jon Jones, then having to switch to Daniel Cormier at UFC 187: "My motivation was still the same, the task was still there ... to win a title. To me it didn't matter who it was."

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Final: Royals 5, Cardinals 0

Kendrys Morales collected 2 home runs off of Lance Lynn and racked up all 5 RBIs for the Royals to give Chris Young (6 scoreless innings) his fourth win of the season. Box score

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David Blatt on LeBron James
NBA 

"I have a good vocabulary, but I'm running out of superlatives for that guy. I'll let you come up with some."

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Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

LeBron 2 wins from 5th straight Finals. That's w/o healthy Kyrie, no Love and no longer Wade, Bosh or Riley. That's just getting it done.