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1hBrando Simeo Starkey with reporting by Justin Tinsley

Floyd, Manny and the death of boxing

1hBrando Simeo Starkey with reporting by Justin Tinsley

Floyd, Manny and the death of boxing

Racial progress killed American boxing. Floyd, Manny and Al cash in on its (brief?) revival.


Shane Ray in NFL drug program, sources say

Shane Ray, who was cited Monday for marijuana possession, is now automatically enrolled in the behavioral portion of Phase 1 of the NFL's substance abuse program, sources tell ESPN.

Love injury diminishes Cavs' championship hopes (0:56)

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Man of Manny crafts (2:35)


NFL Draft

Trade scenarios for Titans to consider (4:08)

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4hMatthew Coller

Coller: What's next for Johnny Hockey

Matthew Coller looks closer at why teams passed on Johnny Gaudreau in 2011, and what his long-term potential is with the Calgary Flames.

1hKeith Law

Top 25 players under 25

Mike Trout and Bryce Harper rank first and second, respectively, on Keith Law's list of the top 25 players in the majors under the age of 25.

SportsCenter Clips

Surreal scene in Baltimore (2:24)

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5hJeff Goodman

Best and worst college-to-NBA decisions

On the day the NBA's early entry list is released to the world, Jeff Goodman looks at the best and worst college-to-NBA decisions.

Have You Seen?

Ray Lewis' plea for peace (1:05)

Is Jordan Spieth the new face of golf? (1:53)


Paul Carr @PCarrESPN

Barcelona has scored 6+ goals in 4 La Liga games this season. All other teams have scored 6+ in a combined 3 La Liga games.

Bernard Hopkins: Floyd has the pressure

"When you've [been unbeaten] for that long in your career fighting the best fighters in your division, you don't want to just give it away. Manny Pacquiao is going to have to take the fight, take everything that Mayweather throws at him."


Barcelona nets 6-0 win

After throttling Getafe today, Barcelona has outscored its opponents 12-0 in its 4-game win streak. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez each scored 2 goals to keep Barca atop the La Liga standings.


Savage: MJD was a 'dynamo' for Jags

Said Phil Savage of Maurice Jones-Drew's time in Jacksonville: "He became a leader not only on the field but off the field in that community."


UPDATE: Watt's excuse letter worked!

J.J. Watt wrote a fan a "get out of work" letter so she could attend his charity softball game on Friday. Despite it being only her fourth day on the job, her boss agreed, penning his own reply to the Texans star. His response

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OTD: Muhammad Ali stripped of title

On April 28, 1967, Ali declared himself a conscientious objector when he refused induction into any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, citing his non-violent, Muslim faith as the reason. He was then stripped of his world heavyweight title.

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Todd Gurley: Tired of 'potential' talk

"When I'm fortunate enough to hear a team call my name and I finally get back onto the field in pads and it's time to go, man. ... I don't care what uniform I've got on this fall. I'm just ready to put one on again." Mag: Gurley not running away

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Olney: Safety of people No. 1 priority

In light of Wednesday's White Sox-Orioles game being closed to the public, Buster Olney said: "The fans. The people who work at the ballpark. The players, of both teams obviously. ... [MLB] feels like they can't assure the safety of those people."


Ray Lewis: Rioting is wrong

In a message posted on Facebook, the former Ravens star asked the citizens of Baltimore to refrain from violence: "No way this could happen in our city."


O's-ChiSox closed to public Wednesday

Wednesday's game in Baltimore will begin at 2:05 p.m. ET but will be played in front of an empty stadium. The weekend series with the Rays has been moved to Tropicana Field. Monday's and today's games are rescheduled for a double-header May 28 in Baltimore.

Bayern leading 1-0 in German Cup semi

German powerhouses Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are meeting in the semis of the German Cup, and Munich's Robert Lewandowski has his team up 1-0 at half. Live on WatchESPN


Dave McMenamin: Loss of Kevin Love is big

"As this Cavs team marches forward ... the city of Cleveland is kind of bracing itself because its been through The Drive, and The Shot, and The Decision and now Cavs fans are dealing with The Shoulder."


Bucks still alive vs. Bulls ... for now

The odds aren't in Milwaukee's favor:

  • No NBA team has overcome a 3-0 series deficit
  • ESPN's BPI gives Milwaukee just an 11.8% chance to advance
  • Bucks haven't won 4 straight playoff games since sweeping the Celtics in 1983
  • Bucks haven't won a playoff series since 2001


Goal Barcelona! Messi stays onside and scores a beauty. Each goal seems to be more impressive than the last! Barcelona lead, 6-0.

Evander Holyfield: 'Difficult' before fight

"It's difficult because you as a fighter, you're usually training hard. Now, you're resting. Now you ain't got nothing to do. Your mind starts playing tricks, everything starts coming through your mind."


Bayern takes 1-0 lead

Robert Lewandowski scored in the 30th minute to give Bayern Munich a 1-0 lead over his former team Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup semis. Live on WatchESPN