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Catch the Dodgers' teenage phenom while you can

Julio Urias' role for the Dodgers this season will be a temporary and limited injection of success. But it could also be the start of something big.

4 reasons to believe the Warriors can come back (1:07)
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Warriors set their defense free in Game 5 victory

Golden State abandoned a tricky defensive plan it used in falling into a 3-1 hole against Oklahoma City. The result? A series-saving Game 5 win.

Marine disguises himself as umpire to surprise kids (0:42)
Golic 'stunned' Baylor president, AD still have jobs (1:55)
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LeBron's history of closing in Game 6s

LeBron James has faced a Game 6 with a 3-2 series lead nine times in his career. His teams have closed out their foes all but one time. Watch: Cavs-Raptors, 8:30 ET on ESPN & WatchESPN.

LeBron: 'I didn't even know how many points we won by' (0:36)
Who will win Champions League? Let's ask the pigeons! (1:32)
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Números de la Final de Champions League

Real Madrid y Atlético Madrid se enfrentan en su segunda final en dos años. Dos estilos diferentes, con el mismo objetivo. Te presentamos los números que definen la Final de la Champions League.

107-year-old dances at her first baseball game (0:42)
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NFL's worst QB depth charts since 2007

Where do the current QB depth charts for the Browns and Jets rank among the league's worst the past decade? Aaron Schatz digs into the numbers.

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Experts' predictions: Stanley Cup winner

We're down to two teams. Which one will be celebrating when it's all over? Our experts weigh in and pick their winning team for the 2016 Stanley Cup finals.

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Diary of Myles Thomas: The secret life of Sam Rice

Sam Rice's life before baseball involves a secret tragedy so terrible it seems impossible for one man to bear. And yet, somehow, he plays on. Our 1927 Yankees chronicler relays Rice's tale, one so heartbreaking it impacts all who hear it.

Stephen A.: 'I don't blame Westbrook for laughing' (1:55)
Surfer's incredible feat lands top play (2:46)
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Uni Watch: MLB's sock evolution

Friday Flashback: How did we go from the beginning of baseball to an official sock provider? Uni Watch offers a selective timeline of baseball's hosiery history.

Excitement scale for long weekend: 1-Memphis cheerleader (0:31)
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Milton-Jones wants to go out on own terms

After failing to make Atlanta's opening day roster, DeLisha Milton-Jones still has a lot to offer as a veteran who has won at every level. And she's ready if another WNBA team comes calling.

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Chicharito, se 'adelanta' a Selección en Atlanta

El delantero del Bayer Leverkusen se tomó unos días de vacaciones y justo en el día en el que el Tri arribará a territorio estadounidense, se presentó para trabajar a la par.


Stephen A.: 'I don't blame Westbrook for laughing'

Stephen A. Smith believes there is no one in the NBA who can guard Russell Westbrook 1-on-1.


Sources: 76ers to explore trading Okafor, Noel

Philadelphia will explore trading Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel in the buildup to the NBA draft on June 23, league sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein and Chad Ford. Story

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Alex Perry ESPN UK Editor 

Y.E. Yang finishes day 2 of the BMW PGA Championship at -10 to join Danny Willett and Scott Hend atop the halfway leaderboard. Wentworth loves a shock winner -- but it's not often you go into a weekend shootout with the reigning Masters champion...


107-year-old shows off moves at MLB game

Virginia McLaurin danced her way to fame at the White House -- and she boogeyed again at her first baseball game with the Nationals.


Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas asked what it's like to be out there catching passes from Drew Brees: "Man, words can't really explain it. Whenever he's back there and he's throwing the ball, I'm making sure I catch it and I have my hands up and ready. ... He's a legend in my household. A lot of respect for him and the way he plays the game and the way he handles himself off the field."

Lions adapting to life without Megatron

Calvin Johnson is missed as more than a franchise wide receiver. He was one of the most respected players in the locker room and one of the hardest workers the Lions had, writes Michael Rothstein. Moving forward

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Why 'Casinogate' matters to the Raptors

Said Jalen Rose: "For [Cory Joseph and DeMarre Carroll], we're not judging that they were at the casino, we're judging how they played."


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said Navy's Keenan Reynolds can defer military service to play in the NFL. He made the announcement during his graduation speech at the Naval Academy. "I'm truly exited to proudly serve my country while having the ability to fulfill my dream of playing for the best organization," Reynolds said.

Reasons to believe the Warriors can rally

Golden State is not done yet, and it might not be a good idea to bet against them.


Tough choices ahead for Blue Jays

Unless Toronto plays a lot better, the team's brass will have to decide whether the best big-picture play is to become sellers before the Aug. 1 deadline, writes Buster Olney. Sell or stay the course? (Insider)

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Finebaum: Ole Miss sanctions hit to Freeze

Paul Finebaum thinks Hugh Freeze will remain as coach of the Rebels, but the school's announcement of self-imposed sanctions Friday is a hit to his reputation.


Bradley Jr. bringing Sox suprising dose of energy

Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr.'s 29-game hitting streak ended Thursday night with an 0-for-4 performance against Colorado, but this season feels, in every respect, like the start of something big for him, writes Jerry Crasnick. Realizing potential

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Americans Update: (15) John Isner beats Gabashvili 7-6(7) 4-6 2-6 6-4 6-2 (19) Sloane Stephens falls to Pironkova 2-6 1-6 #RG16

NBA draft workout confidential

Chad Ford dishes his latest draft intel after Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn, Maruqese Chriss, Henry Ellenson and other top prospects showed their skills in workouts. Gym report (Insider)

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Kid has super confidence in Spelling Bee

When you clap in the face of your opponent at the Spelling Bee, you better spell the winning word correctly.


Thunder look ahead to important Game 6

Saturday's Western Conference finals Game 6 is the most important game in Oklahoma City since Game 2 of the 2012 Finals, writes Royce Young. Most important ever?

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Atletico fans out in full force on a humid day in Milan.

Atlas: If I trained Conor to fight Floyd ...

Boxing trainer and ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas believes it would take years to get Conor McGregor ready to fight Floyd Mayweather. 'No chance'

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John Oreovicz Autos, Open-Wheel 

'Carb Day,' the traditional final warm-up for the Indianapolis 500, was busier than usual as drivers and teams adjusted their cars for hot, humid conditions similar to what are expected for race day. The Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolets jumped to the top of the speed charts in race trim, with 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan fastest and four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion third. Pippa Mann crashed in Turn 4 and sustained moderate damage to her Dale Coyne Racing Honda. ABC's 52nd year of live coverage of the Indianapolis 500 starts Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Martin Truex Jr. has been so good on intermediate tracks this year, it was no surprise he won the pole Thursday for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His thoughts about his expectations on 1.5-mile tracks such as Charlotte:


Alex Perry ESPN UK Editor 

The BMW PGA Championship knows how to throw out a surprise winner or two. This year's nominee, Scott Hend, rolls home a 4th birdie of the day at 13 to join Danny Willett in double figures. Will the Australian be our halfway leader?


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Billy Donovan, unprompted: "The difference in the game was the fact that they went to the free throw line 34 times. To me, that was something that was very, very difficult to overcome." The Warriors had a 34-24 advantage in free throws during their Game 5 win. Eight of Golden State's free throws came while they protected a multi-possession lead in the final minute.

IndyCars vs. normal sedans

Ahead of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, the Sport Science team hit the brickyard to determine just how different driving an IndyCar is from driving a typical, everyday vehicle.