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Watch live: Miami overpowering Charlotte

Tune in to Game 7 of the Hornets-Heat series on ABC and WatchESPN.

Wade cut through defense easily for layup (0:30)
Pippen surprises Jordan at halftime (0:21)
21mMel Kiper

Kiper: 2016 NFL Draft Grades

With the 2016 NFL draft in the books, Mel Kiper gives his grades on all 32 draft classes. The Jacksonville Jaguars head the class.

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Evans: Ranieri flying high with Leicester

Claudio Ranieri's side could clinch the Barclays Premier League title on Monday depending on the result between Tottenham and Chelsea, but the skipper said he won't be watching and he knows Leicester City is a step away from glory after its draw at Old Trafford.

Leicester fans crash the ESPN van (0:50)
Mackensie Alexander's field of opportunity: from Florida's orange groves to the NFL (6:58)
Dearth of quality starting quarterbacks in NFL (1:09)
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23mDave Tuley

How to bet Raptors-Pacers Game 7

Dave Tuley gives his take on how to bet Sunday's Game 7 between the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers.

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14hCraig Custance

Mental growth paying off for Stars goalie Lehtonen

After finishing with a career-low save percentage last season, Kari Lehtonen has taken a new approach and, as a result, is playing some of the best hockey of his career.

POTUS: Kobe and a mic drop (0:20)
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Mayweather hints at coming out of retirement

Floyd Mayweather still is happily retired but admitted to having comeback talks with CBS and Showtime and said the numbers being floated for his return would have to be "upwards of nine figures."

Prem: Southampton 4-2 Man City (2:44)
Spurs drop 43 on Thunder in first quarter (1:44)
Berto gets revenge on Ortiz with KO (1:13)
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53mPierre LeBrun

Capitals' second line looking for goals -- and answers

The line of Evgeny Kuznetsov, Justin Williams and Marcus Johansson is struggling and the Capitals' fortunes are struggling along with them, which has to change if they want to win the series.

Brooks Orpik delivers a controversial hit (0:25)
Eagles fan boos Wentz (0:15)
Stanton annihilates another baseball (0:31)
Manute Bol's 6-foot-11 son's between-the-legs dunk (0:23)
Phillips makes nice behind-the-back throw, dabs afterwards (0:33)
Kipnis steals the Phillie Phanatic's ATV (0:22)
Scooby celebrates by jumping into the pool (0:16)
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20hMike Rodak

Bills pick Listenbee: I'm fastest player in NFL

Kolby Listenbee, a wide receiver and a four-time All-American in track at TCU who was drafted in the sixth round by the Bills, believes he's the fastest player in the NFL.

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1hBuster Olney

Olney: Intriguing two-tier PED penalty system

Buster Olney proposes a system that could strengthen PED penalties but allows a margin for error; plus a check-in on David Price and today's links.

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21hPhotography by Taylor Glascock for ESPN

NFL draft: A day with Laquon Treadwell

Laquon Treadwell takes ESPN behind the scenes to one of the biggest nights of his young life, the 2016 NFL draft. The former Ole Miss wide receiver was picked by the Minnesota Vikings with the 23rd overall pick, and has officially begun his NFL career.


Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

True story: the score was Heat 44, Hornets 40 at one point.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Goran Dragic just plain showing out now. It took 7 games, but Dragic has figured out Kemba Walker like Rocky did Ivan Drago midway through that fight in Russia.

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat on 30-6 run to stretch the lead to 28. Goran Dragic having his best game of the season.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The single most important game of the 2015-16 regular season was Atlanta losing at Washington in the finale. Cleared a much easier path to the conference finals for Miami and forced the Hawks to play Cleveland in the conference semifinals.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

With the threat of rain, the racing at Talladega Superspeedway was intense as the event approached the halfway point of the 188-lap race with Brad Keselowski holding the lead. Because the race has gone 94 laps, the race would be official if it rains and NASCAR can't get the track dry before darkness at about 7:15 p.m. Central.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat squashing everything the Hornets have available right now. Whiteside is erasing or intimidating shot attempts at the rim, and the Hornets are struggling to get the sort of penetration that led them to three wins this series. Heat lead 65-46 overall, and 40-16 in paint points.

Christopher Wondoloski ESPN 

Sebastian Giovinco checking out Providence Park in Portland on a beautiful day for soccer on ESPN.

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Hassan Whiteside has been great in his first Game 7. Staying in control, no fouls and dominating the matchup vs Big Al.

Dragic, Whiteside on the same page

The Heat made two quick baskets to start the third quarter, including this Goran Dragic lob to Hassan Whiteside. Miami leads Charlotte on ABC.


David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Hunter Pence hits a two-run homer out to right field, the first in 2016 off Noah Syndergaard, to give the Giants a 3-0 lead, but it was Bruce Bochy's decision the batter before that set it up. With one out and a full count, he ran the very slow Buster Posey, and thus avoided an inning-ending double play when Brandon Belt hit a hard one-hopper to second base. Syndergaard's inability to hold runners hurts him there. Bochy 3, Mets 0.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Starting to think Al Jefferson might not be able to handle Hassan Whiteside's athleticism.

Christopher Wondoloski ESPN 

Sebastian Giovinco and Toronto FC on the scene in Portland.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlotte comes out at half with Nic Batum in place of Frank Kaminsky.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

One first-half stat jumps off the box score more than all others combined. Heat starters have a total of 1 foul. They've spent the bulk of the past few games managing foul trouble. More than anything, that's freed Goran Dragic to explode for 17 points entering the third period.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Bookmaker Betfred has paid off this 2000/1 bet on Leicester to win Premier League. When fan bet it, bookie wrote "Pigs Might Fly"

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets head into halftime down 54-42 and looking for answers. Charlotte pushed back in the second quarter, limiting Miami to just 10 rebounds after allowing 17 in the first quarter, but the Heat still have a 32-14 advantage in paint points. Hornets need to pop off from 3 (4-for-9) or cram it down low, but neither option has worked thus far. They're also even in turnovers (3-3), a category the Hornets dominate when things are right.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat up 54-42 at the break. With his 8 points in the first half, Dwyane Wade passed Wilt Chamberlain for 17th place on the NBA's career playoff scoring list.

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade ate a Thanksgiving meal with Kemba in the post.

Leicester fans crash the ESPN van

A few intense Leicester City fans made themselves at home inside the ESPN work van as it was parked outside of King Power Stadium in Leicester, England.


Jay Adamczyk Jayski.com 

Just over a quarter of the way through the GEICO 500, Michael Waltrip leads. There has been only 1 caution, caused when Dale Earnhardt, Jr lost control and collected Kasey Kahne and Matt Dibenedetto. Pole sitter Chase Elliott has led the most laps so far. There is rain in the area.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr is asked if he'll leverage his backcourt's height advantage: "It's hard to take advantage of the Blazers backcourt. They're one of the best backcourts in the league"

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s chance to win at Talladega ended when he crashed about 50 laps into the race. He was able to drive the car back to the garage.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Courtney Lee, who was 1-for-2 and "allowed" Dwyane Wade's dagger in Game 6, has been great at both ends tonight He's 4-for-4 for 9 points and has given Wade fits on the other end. Heat up 44-40.

Heat make plays on offensive and defensive end

Miami center Hassan Whiteside blocks Al Jefferson's shot, which leads to a transition basket for Goran Dragic.


Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors coach Steve Kerr notes that the Trail Blazers took some time to figure out how they wanted to sculpt their team after LaMarcus Aldridge. They experimented with Meyers Leonard, Noah Vonleh, but ultimately ended up with a smaller lineup that's worked well (with Al-Farouq Aminu and Mo Harkless at the forward spots).