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Sources: NBA cap could pass $100M by 2017-18

At this week's NBA Board of Governors meetings in New York, teams were advised ‎that the league's salary cap could rise past the $100 million mark as soon as the 2017-18 season, sources said.


Showalter, Orioles shocked by Jimenez ejection

Ubaldo Jimenez was tossed Friday for hitting Pablo Sandoval in the right shoulder with a pitch, an ejection that Baltimore manager Buck Showalter later called "professionally embarrassing."


A-Rod confident and dangerous

The Baseball Tonight Minute breaks down Alex Rodriguez's performance against the Rays and what it means for the Yankees' success.


Trout makes history in Angels win

Angels center fielder Mike Trout became the youngest player to reach 100 home runs and 100 steals in Los Angeles' 6-3 win over Houston.

Stanley Cup playoffs highlights

Capitals even series (1:29)


Temple Cup vs. Stanley Cup part 1

Keith Olbermann explains how baseball's Temple Cup was never able to match the lore and greatness of the Stanley Cup, and Mike Bolt presents Lord Stanley's Cup in studio.

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Signals: By the Numb3rs (15:07)

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Manziel apologizes, vows to regain Browns' trust

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, who was released from a rehab treatment facility last week, apologized Friday to the Browns organization and fans for letting them down.

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Bryan Stow throws out inspirational first pitch (0:51)



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Most multiple HR games: Babe Ruth: 72 Barry Bonds: 71 Sammy Sosa: 69 Mark McGwire: 67 Willie Mays: 63 Hank Aaron: 62 Alex Rodriguez: 61

Saturday's tip-offs

The NBA postseason is here, with things tipping off up north:

  • Wizards at Raptors, 12:30 ET, ESPN
  • Pelicans at Warriors, 3:30 ET, ABC
  • Bucks at Bulls, 7 ET, ESPN
  • Mavericks at Rockets, 9:30 ET, ESPN

What to expect in the East

Will the Bucks' lack of playoff experience hurt them? Can LeBron James make it a perfect 10-0 in first-round series?


What to expect in the West

Whose hot streak will come to an end first in the Clippers-Spurs series? Can Portland go deep in the playoffs without Wesley Matthews?


Sport Science: Maxx Williams
NFL Draft 

Sport Science tests Williams' playmaking ability and the TE prospect doesn't disappoint, hurdling over a 4.5-foot obstacle.

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Garrett Richards ready to return

The Angels RHP (left knee surgery) could make his season debut as early as Sunday, though Monday or Tuesday are also options. Said Richards: "The knee feels good. It's responding well. I've gotten up to 100 pitches twice now. ... I don't think I have any more things to check off the list."

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Djokovic vs Nadal for the 43rd time at 9:30 am ET on @ESPN3. Overall, Nadal leads 23-19 On clay, Nadal 14-4 Last five, Djokovic 4-1

Does net efficiency = title?

Over the last 30 years, having the best net efficiency in the regular season has resulted in an NBA title. Can the Warriors maintain that streak?


Jake Peavy to have back examined

The Giants starter gave up 4 runs and 8 hits in 3 2/3 innings Friday but wouldn't blame the poor outing on a stiff back. The back will require "a little treatment," Peavy said, adding, "I was plety good enough to be out there. I have to help my team more than I did tonight."

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Rockets not bothered by Cuban comment

Despite Mavs owner Mark Cuban saying, "James Harden, I think, is the MVP because that's not a very good team over there," in a Grantland interview, the Rockets aren't concerned. Said Trevor Ariza: "We feel we're capable of being a championship-contending team and that's all that matters."

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Yasiel Puig says he'll play tonight

The Dodgers OF has missed 3 straight games with a hamstring injury, and although manager Don Mattingly doesn't think he'll play tonight, Puig thinks differently, telling the LA Times in Spanish on Friday: "One more day."

NBA playoffs begin today

One of the highlights on the slate? The 67-win Warriors hosting the Pelicans and the NBA playoff debut of Anthony Davis. The Warriors are the 10th team in NBA history to win at least 67 games in a season. Seven of the previous 9 went on to win the title.


Trout joins 100-100 club

Mike Trout hit his 100th and 101st career home runs on Friday, making him the youngest player in MLB history with 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases. Trout is 56 days younger than Alex Rodriguez was when he reached the 100-100 club.

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NBA playoffs have arrived

Will Steph Curry and the Splash Brothers reign? Can King James regain the crown he lost last year? Or will the ageless Tim Duncan match Michael Jordan with a sixth ring? Those questions begin to get answered Saturday. Experts' picks

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Brad Stevens praises LeBron

Said the Celtics coach: "But clearly LeBron is -- I don't think anyone would argue -- he's the best player in the game. You can argue who the MVP of the season is, I guess, but I kinda always go back to who's the best player in the game. He's the best one."

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A-Rod moves closer to Mays

Alex Rodriguez's first two-homer game since May 23, 2012, gave the Yankees a win over the Rays, but more importantly it moved him within 2 of Willie Mays on the career home run list -- and a potential dispute with his own team over a $6M bonus.


A-Rod also closes in on Aaron

With his next multi-homer game, Alex Rodriguez will match Hank Aaron on that list. Friday's 2-HR game was the 61st of A-Rod's career.


Sens too focused on revenge?

P.K. Subban was ejected for a vicious slash in Game 1, then scored a key goal in Game 2. Barry Melrose says the best revenge for the Senators would be staying out of the penalty box and getting a win in Game 3.


Goalie controversy in Chicago?

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford gave up 6 goals Friday night, and has now allowed 9 on just 47 shots in the series against the Predators. His backup, Scott Darling, stopped all 42 shots he faced after Crawford was pulled in Chicago's Game 1 comeback win.


NHL playoffs continue Saturday

A quartet of Game 2s is on tap:

  • Wild at Blues, 3 ET
  • Red Wings at Lightning, 3 ET
  • Penguins at Rangers, 8 ET
  • Jets at Ducks, 10:30 ET

Bryant's debut a dud

Cubs fans were excited to see top prospect Kris Bryant make his MLB debut Friday. This probably wasn't what they were hoping for. The third baseman went 0-for-4 with 3 K's in Chicago's loss to the Padres.


Poor debut means little for Bryant

The only other player in the live ball era who batted third or fourth in his debut, went hitless and struck out three times is Darryl Strawberry, who ended up being pretty good in his rookie year.


Pillar's incredible diving grab

Blue Jays' outfielder Kevin Pillar is becoming a regular in Web Gems. You have to check out how much ground he covered on this diving grab Friday night.


Andrew Hawkins' speedy footwork

How do you become a successful NFL wide receiver if you're just 5-foot-7? It helps to have fast feet. Andrew Hawkins might just have the fastest.