Unfulfilled potential: What superstars' stats could have been

What if Michael Jordan hadn't played baseball? We projected key career statistics for 10 superstars -- including Jordan, Jim Brown and Monica Seles -- whose careers were interrupted or cut short.

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Early Derby favorite Nyquist draws No. 13 post

Early Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist (3-1) will start from the No. 13 post for the 142nd Kentucky Derby, with Exaggerator (8-1) breaking from No. 11 in the field of 20 horses.

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OKC's Waiters on Spurs: 'One guy can't beat us'

LaMarcus Aldridge of the Spurs is coming off of a 41-point Game 2, but Thunder guard Dion Waiters says the San Antonio big man alone isn't enough to beat Oklahoma City.

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Vikings' Peterson donating $100K to flood relief

Adrian Peterson is donating more than $100,000 to relief efforts in his hometown of Palestine, Texas, after flash flooding killed six people there, including a former high school teammate.

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LeBron the activist vs. LeBron the athlete

LeBron James' outraged response to the horrific shooting of an infant in Cleveland suggested the game's biggest star might become its loudest activist. And then he went silent. Why?

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Star Wars: The Starting Lineups

Creating the ultimate All-Star teams for baseball, basketball, cricket, hockey, football and soccer using Star Wars characters takes skills that are out of this galaxy. With the Force as our ally, we've tackled the challenge.

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Buchholz looks to get back on track

The Red Sox are winless in each of Clay Buchholz's five starts this season. They look to snap that skid against the AL Central-leading White Sox.

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Scott explains why he was blindsided by firing (2:57)
Penn: Cavs' 3-point prowess the answer to Golden State (2:05)
Thompson's splash gives Warriors first lead of the game (0:21)
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Could Murray's success cost Fleury?

Penguins rookie goaltender Matt Murray's breakout performance this postseason might mean Marc-Andre Fleury's days in Pittsburgh are numbered.

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Lowry is still putting up shots postgame (0:22)
Was a crime committed against Tunsil? (1:56)
Khan, Alvarez ready to face off (0:39)
Dodgers prank Raymond the mascot (0:21)
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Russell Wilson: Bring Sonics back to Seattle

After a Seattle City Council vote derailed plans to building a new arena meant to lure back the NBA, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson took to Twitter to urge fans to fight to get their team back.


Wilbon: Cubs can get 110-118 wins

Michael Wilbon thinks the Cubs could break the regular-season wins record (116) -- provided the team stays healthy.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen says he will stick to football after a long but fun day at the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am.


Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh haven't seen eye to eye regarding the approach to his medical condition. But this quote from coach Erik Spoelstra today says it all about how Bosh is locked in with his current role as pseudo assistant and bench hype man during games: "(Bosh) has the reputation that when he says something, guys listen. And it was just what we needed last night (entering OT against Toronto). It was a kick in the a--. It really was."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

And fittingly Greg Olsen ends his round with a hug from caddie Luke Kuechly.


Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kent Bazemore warming up before Game 2 in Cleveland.

Why these draft picks will likely be busts

Jets linebacker Darron Lee leads Pro Football Focus' look at the 10 first- or second-round picks most likely to not live up to their draft position. Missing the mark (Insider)

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Scott on why he was 'blindsided' by firing

Former Lakers coach Byron Scott: "I figured I at least had another year to get this thing turned around."


Manziel booked; to appear in court

Former Browns QB Johnny Manziel is scheduled to appear in court Thursday after being booked for a misdemeanor charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint. Story


Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons, on the Big 12 and potential expansion: "Conference expansion is always on a conference's mind. It's just, is it a front-burner issue or is it a back-burner issue? I think right now, obviously, (it's) a front-burner issue (in the Big 12). So we have to make a decision one way or another, then move on. To keep meeting and talking about it and meeting and talking about it is not really doing any of us any good. Once we get all the information, let's make a decision and go with the decision."

Lester throws glove and ball ... again

Last season, Cubs pitcher Jon Lester struggled to retrieve the ball from his glove and threw the entire glove with the ball inside to Anthony Rizzo for the out. On Wednesday, the two connected again on almost the same play.


Bryce Harper smacks 10th home run

The 2015 NL MVP got in on the Nationals' 13-2 rout of the Royals with this dinger to right.


Ravens help renovate police station

The Baltimore Ravens, along with 10 other donors, are helping to redevelop the 60-year-old Baltimore City's Western Police headquarters, which was at the center of last year's riots. Story

Cardale Jones thought Bills' draft call was a prank

The former Ohio State quarterback's celebration after being drafted was captured in a Twitter video. Celebrates Hulk style

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Bob Baffert, Triple Crown winner last year, and Mor Spirit draws the No. 17. No horse has won from that post position.

Lawson: No surgery needed, ready to play

Bills first-round draft pick Shaq Lawson explains how the Clemson program prepared him for the NFL, the importance of his versatility in Buffalo's defense, and says he doesn't need surgery on his shoulder.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Carlos Beltran both downplayed the urgency of the meeting the team held prior to Tuesday's loss. Alex Rodriguez had revealed that he told his teammates they could score five runs per game. Beltran said A-Rod made the statement during the team's regular hitters' meeting that occurs before each series to go over the opposition's pitchers. Girardi emphasized to his hitters to stay positive during the session, according to Beltran. While not declaring the contents of his message, Girardi agreed that the team should be able to average five runs per game.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs are averaging an NBA playoff low 8.4 turnovers per game this postseason. In Game 1 against Atlanta, they had just one in the first half, tying their lowest in a half of a playoff game since May 20, 2009 against Orlando.

Inside the NBA's Replay Center

Most NBA plays aren't reviewable, a point brought home in Oklahoma City's wild Game 2 win in San Antonio. We go inside the league's Replay Center in Secaucus, N.J., to learn how it really works. The deciding factor

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Cristiano Ronaldo tries to dunk ...
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In the middle of a Champions League semifinal.

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Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby on conference's discussion about expanding to 12 teams. "If we do nothing, we will be substantially behind a decade from now," he said, adding there have been "frank discussions" about falling behind Big Ten and SEC financially, noting "trend lines start to diverge." Doesn't mean expansion is imminent, but it must be seriously considered. "You only do nothing if you have your eyes open to what implications are," he said.


Dan Rafael ESPN Senior Writer 

Oscar swears he has confirmation that Trump has accepted his invitation and will be at Canelo vs. Khan.


Real Madrid dominates in 1-0 win

The Spanish team advanced to a record 13th European Cup final as a first half own goal ousted Manchester City.