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Watch live: Do-or-die matchup in Miami

Tune in to Game 7 of the Hornets-Heat series on ABC and WatchESPN.

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Heat showcase defensive and offensive prowess (0:15)
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Leicester fans crash the ESPN van (0:50)
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3hTodd McShay

McShay: Best draft pick for all 32 teams

Jarran Reed: steal. Ezekiel Elliott: star. Jack Conklin: stud. Todd McShay goes team-by-team, identifying his favorite draft pick for every franchise.

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Dearth of quality starting quarterbacks in NFL (1:09)
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Mackensie Alexander's field of opportunity: from Florida's orange groves to the NFL (6:58)
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13hCraig Custance

Mental growth paying off for Stars goalie Lehtonen

After finishing with a career-low save percentage last season, Kari Lehtonen has taken a new approach and, as a result, is playing some of the best hockey of his career.

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POTUS: Kobe and a mic drop (0:20)
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Mayweather hints at coming out of retirement

Floyd Mayweather still is happily retired but admitted to having comeback talks with CBS and Showtime and said the numbers being floated for his return would have to be "upwards of nine figures."

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Prem: Southampton 4-2 Man City (2:44)
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Spurs drop 43 on Thunder in first quarter (1:44)
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Berto gets revenge on Ortiz with KO (1:13)
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12mPierre LeBrun

Capitals' second line looking for goals -- and answers

The line of Evgeny Kuznetsov, Justin Williams and Marcus Johansson is struggling and the Capitals' fortunes are struggling along with them, which has to change if they want to win the series.

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Brooks Orpik delivers a controversial hit (0:25)
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Eagles fan boos Wentz (0:15)
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Stanton annihilates another baseball (0:31)
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Manute Bol's 6-foot-11 son's between-the-legs dunk (0:23)
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Phillips makes nice behind-the-back throw, dabs afterwards (0:33)
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Kipnis steals the Phillie Phanatic's ATV (0:22)
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Scooby celebrates by jumping into the pool (0:16)
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19hMike Rodak

Bills pick Listenbee: I'm fastest player in NFL

Kolby Listenbee, a wide receiver and a four-time All-American in track at TCU who was drafted in the sixth round by the Bills, believes he's the fastest player in the NFL.

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31mBuster Olney

Olney: Intriguing two-tier PED penalty system

Buster Olney proposes a system that could strengthen PED penalties but allows a margin for error; plus a check-in on David Price and today's links.

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McShay: Cardale Jones an all-time QB project for Bills (0:34)
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20hPhotography by Taylor Glascock for ESPN

NFL draft: A day with Laquon Treadwell

Laquon Treadwell takes ESPN behind the scenes to one of the biggest nights of his young life, the 2016 NFL draft. The former Ole Miss wide receiver was picked by the Minnesota Vikings with the 23rd overall pick, and has officially begun his NFL career.

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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr is asked if he'll leverage his backcourt's height advantage: "It's hard to take advantage of the Blazers backcourt. They're one of the best backcourts in the league"

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s chance to win at Talladega ended when he crashed about 50 laps into the race. He was able to drive the car back to the garage.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Courtney Lee, who was 1-for-2 and "allowed" Dwyane Wade's dagger in Game 6, has been great at both ends tonight He's 4-for-4 for 9 points and has given Wade fits on the other end. Heat up 44-40.

Heat make plays on offensive and defensive end
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Miami center Hassan Whiteside blocks Al Jefferson's shot, which leads to a transition basket for Goran Dragic.

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Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors coach Steve Kerr notes that the Trail Blazers took some time to figure out how they wanted to sculpt their team after LaMarcus Aldridge. They experimented with Meyers Leonard, Noah Vonleh, but ultimately ended up with a smaller lineup that's worked well (with Al-Farouq Aminu and Mo Harkless at the forward spots).

POTUS: 'Obama out'
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President Barack Obama pulled a Kobe during his speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr says Curry did some shooting yesterday. He isn't practicing yet, but that's a step

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Not sure what it means, but Dwyane Wade changed shoes between stints in the first and second quarter. He opened the game with a florescent color pattern but now is going with basic grays.

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Josh McRoberts already with a series-high 4 points. Strange to see McRoberts and Gerald Green get priority roles this early but it's working

Whiteside finishes with big-time slam
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Heat center Hassan Whiteside comes off a pick and roll and throws down a one-handed dunk. The Heat lead the Hornets live on ABC.

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Welp, that was brutal for the Hornets. Heat up 29-18 after one quarter after getting 17 rebounds -- six of which on the offensive glass -- to Charlotte's seven. Hornets coach Steve Clifford pointed to his team's minus-15 performance on the boards in their Game 6 loss, and with the frontcourt a bit banged up, Miami has gotten to work down low.

Leicester fans beaming after draw
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The Leicester City faithful left Old Trafford after the Foxes' draw with Manchester United in high spirits and confident the Premier League is in the bag.

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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat lead 29-18 after the first. It's just the fourth time this series that Miami has held Charlotte below 20 points in a quarter. No Heat player needed a boost of confidence in that period more than Goran Dragic, whose 8 points were more than Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin (5) had combined.

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Kaminsky has 7 FGA in this game. No other player on either side has more than 4.

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

After shooting 75% at the line since the All-Star break, Hassan Whiteside now 16-of-29 (55%) in the playoffs after missing those two. He's impressively worked his way back from being a Hack-A target, but he's been a little shaky in his first postseason.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Clifford pointed to Hornets' -15 rebounding and lack of physicality as issues in Game 6. Heat have 8 boards, 3 on offense.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like the Hornets are going down with the S.S. Frank Kaminsky.

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat daring the rookie Frank Kaminsky to beat them. Luol Deng willingly helping off to double Al Jefferson down low and beating "the Tank" to and-1 putbacks. Kaminsky is 0-3 so far.

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Johnson hasn't dunked in over a year and it showed on that last trip when he threw a lob to Hassan Whiteside instead of taking it hard to the rim. Just doesn't have the confidence or lift inside anymore.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

When this is your work view for Game 7 of a playoff series, there are no complaints.

Watch: Heat-Hornets in GAme 7
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Dwyane Wade scored 23 points in Game 6 to force today's win-or-go-home matchup. Will he and the Heat stop Kemba Walker and the Hornets at home one more time to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals? Live on ABC/WatchESPN

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Green said Pop likes to use the term "appropriate fear" when discussing opponents, as they expect a highly motivated OKC squad for Game 2. Green said he was most surprised by the Spurs' offense in Game 1. Green admitted "we haven't had a night like that in a while."

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Purple is officially part of the Hornets color scheme, but just confirmed with this group that traveled to Miami inspired to collectively represent Purple Shirt Guy for Charlotte in Game 7.