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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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Penguins win on road to force Game 7

Evgeni Malkin's guarantee came through as Pittsburgh staved off elimination in the Eastern Conference finals against Tampa Bay.

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Crosby scores a gem against Lightning (0:32)
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Cubs pound Wacha, Cardinals (0:56)
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Stephen A.: I'd sign Durant over LeBron (1:48)
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Russ and Cam ready for Game 4 (0:10)
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10hMike 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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6mMike 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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6hPat 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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Draymond: 'I'm never going to be careful' (0:42)
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Durant: 'We all knew' Draymond wouldn't be suspended (0:56)
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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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Grimm pulls off backwards catch on grounder (0:18)
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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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12hBuster 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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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

3rd Quarter Points: Klay Thompson 19 Andre Iguodala 3 Shaun Livingston 2 Harrison Barnes 2 Andrew Bogut 2 Festus Ezeli 1 Stephen Curry 0

Crosby scores gem against Lightning
NHL 

Sidney Crosby scooped up the puck outside the zone and blew past multiple Lightning defenders to score a superb goal and help the Penguins force a Game 7.

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Fan falls on field diving for foul ball
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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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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Klay picks up his 4th foul after powering the Warriors back in this. 82-74 OKC

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Make that 19 straight Golden State points for Klay Thompson.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Klay Thompson is suddenly cooking. He has 10 points in the first 4:04 of the third quarter. He had only four points in the first half.

Royce Young @royceyoung

Klay Thompson is the danger man here. He could shoot the Warriors right back in it. Heck, he already has.

Jackie Bradley Jr. halfway to Joltin' Joe
MLB 

Jackie Bradley Jr. doubles in the second inning to extend his hitting streak to 28 games, which puts him at the halfway mark to equal Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak.

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Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Lightning finally catch a break when Phil Kessel inexplicably bats a Brian Boyle centering backhand off his leg and into his own goal. 3-1.