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Westbrook, Thunder run Warriors out of OKC

Russell Westbrook notched a triple-double with 36 points as the Thunder routed the defending champions for the second straight game to take a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference finals and put Golden State on the verge of elimination.

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Westbrook seals the deal with 3-point shot (0:28)
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Westbrook throws down the hammer (0:18)
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6mScott Burnside

Malkin, Crosby, Letang step up in Game 6

The Pittsburgh Penguins' superstars backed up their words and stole the show on the road against the Tampa Bay Lightning to force a winner-take-all Game 7.

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Crosby scores a gem against Lightning (0:32)
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Sager inspired by Lacey Holsworth, Jimmy V (1:34)
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11hMike Rodak

Bills GM: Humans not supposed to play football

Bills GM Doug Whaley said football is "a violent game that I personally don't think humans are supposed to play" in response to a question about Sammy Watkins' injury history.

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Cubs pound Wacha, Cardinals (0:56)
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Russ and Cam ready for Game 4 (0:10)
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57mMike Mazzeo

Mutombo: Biyombo doesn't need OK to finger wag

Bismack Biyombo may not have gotten permission from Dikembe Mutombo to use his signature finger-wag celebration, but Mutombo says the Raptors center "really doesn't need it."

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7hPat McManamon

Ravens' Monroe urges NFL to end marijuana ban

Ravens offensive lineman Eugene Monroe is calling on the NFL and the union to end its ban on marijuana, saying the drug is a safer alternative to addictive opioids for players to deal with pain.

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Skip wants Brady to win appeal in U.S. Supreme Court (2:11)
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Jackie Bradley Jr. halfway to Joltin' Joe (0:25)
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13hSteve Wulf

How Chris Sale became Chicago's other ace

On the other side of Chicago, Chris Sale is 9-0 and better than ever. But to go from the best starter on a bad team to a Cy Young candidate on a contender, he had to change his entire mindset.

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Stephen A.: I'd sign Durant over LeBron (1:48)
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Brandon Phillips' 2-year-old son has a blast at practice (0:27)
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Trick shots no match for Serena (0:50)
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13hBuster Olney

Three potential suitors if Yanks trade Beltran

Buster Olney explains why the Yanks should trade veteran Carlos Beltran and examines his trade market, details Giancarlo Stanton's struggles and more.

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Jalen and Jacoby on why LeBron James flops (1:26)
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Story Time: Why 19-year-old Ozzie Guillen got beaned and charged the mound with his bat (3:11)
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Grimm pulls off no-look backward snag
MLB 

Cubs pitcher Justin Grimm made this look way too easy.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Steph Curry: "We're a special team. This isn't how we're going to go out."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Steph Curry, asked if injuries are affecting him: "No, I'm fine."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Adams on the brilliance of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook: "You see it all the time. It gets monotonous. ... It definitely is amazing when you step back and look at it."

Machado crushes monster homer
MLB 

Manny Machado is no stranger to hitting home runs. This one was just on another level.

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Fan falls on field diving for foul ball
MLB 

Josh Donaldson couldn't reach that foul ball, but an ambitious fan got to it, even if it meant falling between the tarp and the wall.

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Wilbon: Dubs got obliterated in Game 4
NBA 

Michael Wilbon assesses the Warriors' performance in a Game 4 loss to the Thunder and says Golden State looked like a defeated team.

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NBA 

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Enes Kanter on being tripped by Draymond Green: "I felt like he kicked, but I don't know if the refs saw that or not. I'm just leaving it. I don't want to say anything about it, but if you watched the replay, you can see that he kicked obviously."

Touchdown, Okc
NBA 

Oklahoma City center Steven Adams fired a football pass to Andre Roberson down low for an easy dunk.

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NBA 

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Draymond: "We put too much work in to go out like this"

Westbrook seals the deal with 3-point shot
NBA 

Russell Westbrook capped off his 36-point performance with this big shot from the corner which basically locked up the game for Oklahoma City.

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Durant: It comes down to who wants it more
NBA 

Kevin Durant says the Thunder need to continue to play with a sense of urgency and describes how team defense was key in shutting down Steph Curry.

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NBA 

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Teams that take a 3-1 lead in the conference finals are 37-2 in NBA history.

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Westbrook shows off explosiveness with big dunk
NBA 

A Kevin Durant steal results in a powerful dunk by Russell Westbrook. Early statement made by the Thunder in Game 4.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

"One more win" Kevin Durant tells a few teammates as he heads to the bench with a 3-1 lead over Golden State locked up ...

NBA 

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Maybe Draymond Green shoulda called out another dude. Russell Westbrook has 36, 10 and 11 after his dagger corner 3.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The first losing streak of the Warriors' season is upon us. Tipping all the hats to this OKC swarm ...

NBA 

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Steph Curry and Draymond Green are combined 6-of-25 from floor and have 6 turnovers each. They're melting while OKC MVP candidates shine.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

That should about do it. Curry with another missed layup, followed by a Roberson dunk. 107-89 OKC at the half point of the 4th

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Russell Westbrook is the 1st player with a 30-pt triple-double in the playoffs against the defending champion since Charles Barkley in 1993

Royce Young @royceyoung

Russell Westbrook with a triple-double: 31-10-10. His first of this postseason and fifth of his career.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Steph Curry sits to start the fourth quarter. He's 4-of-17 from the floor with five turnovers.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors trail by 12 entering the 4th. They'd be in a much better spot if Steph Curry (4-of-17) was anywhere near his old form