Jalen and Jacoby on the dejected Draymond Green (1:39)
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Lightning get captain Stamkos back for Game 7 vs. Penguins

Steven Stamkos has been sidelined since he had surgery to remove a blood clot near his collarbone on April 4. But tonight he returns to the Lightning lineup with a chance to advance to the Stanley Cup finals.

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WATCH: Spelling Bee final

It's the final of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. After eliminating 35 spellers this morning, the final contestants are vying for the title. Catch the action on ESPN/WatchESPN.

Briles' fall happens nearly as fast as his rise (1:58)
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MVP Curry, LeBron highlight All-NBA First Team

Stephen Curry (unanimous selection), LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and DeAndre Jordan have made the All-NBA First Team, the league announced Thursday.

Marine disguises himself as umpire to surprise kids (0:42)
SC Cartoons: Big Baby vs. Dwight's elbow (1:41)
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Biggest upcoming roster decision for all 32 NFL teams

Will Le'Veon Bell's knee injury affect his new contract with Pittsburgh? Will Washington lock up Kirk Cousins or wait it out? Field Yates sizes up the key looming decision for every team.

Surfer's incredible feat lands top play (2:46)
SC remembers the best of the Bee (1:04)
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Yu's Year Of Magical Thinking

It's been 20 months since Yu Darvish's last major league start. With Tommy John surgery, personal scandal and a change in approach now in the rearview mirror, can he still be the King of K's?

13 things you indisputably missed when LeBron mowed down the Raps for that and-one layup (1:12)

Source: Odor's suspension reduced to 7 games

Major League Baseball will reduce Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor's eight-game suspension for punching Jose Bautista to seven games, according to ESPN's Jayson Stark and multiple reports.

On this date: Canseco's head gets the assist on a home run (0:38)
Six-month-old baby on water skis will blow your mind (0:40)


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Kerr publicly pleaded for Warriors fans to arrive early for Game 5 despite 6 p.m. tip. It didn't work.


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Apparently that mental health day did the trick. Bryce Harper just crushed one off the facing of the third deck at Nats Park. His first bomb since May 13th ties it up at 1-1.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. crushes a Jon Gray pitch to dead center field, but Charlie Blackmon catches it at the fence about 400 feet from home plate. It takes luck to keep a hitting streak alive, and Bradley's hasn't been good tonight. Two long flyouts in his first three at-bats.

Amy Goldstein ESPN Editor 

"Sneakerheads, like 2015 co-champion Gokul Venkatachalam, are aficionados of athletic chaussure." That was the sentence for chaussure, which speller Jairam Hathwar correctly spelled in Round 8 of the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals. Nine spellers remain. Watch live on ESPN.

Innocuous tweet sets off epic thread

A simple Panthers tweet trumpeting their depth at wide receiver somehow turned into a lengthy exchange of GIFs with the Bears' Twitter account. And it all ended when Carolina coach Ron Rivera got involved. Social media battle

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Watch: The finals of the Spelling Bee

Tune in for the final round of the 89th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Key stats from Steph Curry's Game 5 warmup: 5-of-7 from near halfcourt logo (hit last five), 0-of-5 from the tunnel.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. grounds out on a soft comebacker to Jon Gray in his second at bat. Bradley has seen a total of four pitches in his first two plate appearances tonight. He got a curveball and a changeup in his second AB.

Two men wrestle for Texas home run ball

Kacy Clemens smacked a solo homer during Texas' rout of Baylor, and two grown men both really, really wanted that ball.


Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr on adjustments: "We're going to do some different things and I'm not going to tell you what they are."

IndyCar champ races in fireproof Kobes

Tony Kanaan shares why he wears custom fireproof Kobe Bryant sneakers when he races.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Warriors selling #sagerstrong T-shirts tonight with proceeds going to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. flies out to right field warning track in his first at bat against Rockies Jon Gray. Put a good swing on it, but got under it just a tad.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook keeps his elimination-game trend going: an all-black outfit except for the animal-print footwear.

Remembering the best of the Bee

Tonight's finals aren't until 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, but there are plenty of memorable and humorous moments from years past to tide you over until then.


Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

I'm not sure if the reduction in Odor's suspension from 8 to 7 games is due to the illegal slide by Bautista or respect for his right hook

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant goes with the casual look for Game 5.

Sources: D'Antoni, Rockets nearing deal

The Rockets are finalizing a deal to make Mike D'Antoni their next head coach, according to multiple sources. The head job will be D'Antoni's fifth in the NBA, following stints with the Nuggets, Suns, Knicks and Lakers. Story

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Jennie Finch ready to make history

USA Softball legend Jennie Finch will be the first woman to manage a men's team when she serves as guest manager for the Bridgeport Bluefish, an independent baseball team that plays in the Atlantic League, this weekend. History-maker

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