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Cavaliers dominate Hawks, take 2-0 series lead

LeBron James missed a triple-double by one rebound Friday night and the Cavaliers rolled out of Atlanta with a 2-0 series lead via a 94-82 win.

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Hawks gain Carroll but lose Korver (ankle)

Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll was a surprise start in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cavaliers, despite having suffering a left knee sprain 48 hours prior in Game 1.

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Lawyers endorse Goodell hearing Brady appeal

Attorneys for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell have recommended that Goodell reject the NFLPA's request that he recuse himself from hearing Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension.

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Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton

Draft fits for Knicks, Lakers, Sixers, Wolves

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

Friday's MLB Highlights

Harper smacks 16th homer in win (0:49)

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Smart move for Michael Sam to sign with CFL? (1:34)

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As expected, Goodell to hear Brady's appeal (2:56)

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Ford/Pelton: Best fits for top four picks

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

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Kupchak says next season will be Kobe's last (2:41)

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Looking ahead: Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats are losing four starters, but a solid recruiting class and plenty of depth should keep them at the top of the Pac-12.

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Atlanta Hawks @ATLHawks

"Our challenge now is to go to Cleveland and play better. Get ready to compete, get ready for Game 3." - Coach Bud

LeBron: Passing is key
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After racking up 11 assists, the Cavs star said, "The first day I ever picked up a basketball in an organized setting, my little league coach Frank Walker told me that team is bigger than any individual."

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Sorry, Knicks fans
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Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov -- all former Knicks -- combined for 35 points in the Cavaliers' Game 2 win, after posting 42 in Game 1.

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Final: Angels 12, Red Sox 5

Chris Iannetta hit a 3-run blast in the 5th, part of a 9-run Angels inning, to help L.A. move within 4.5 of division-leading Houston. David Freese collected 2 RBIs to give him a team-leading 27 on the season. Box score

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

The Cavs' offensive rebound rate (25.5%) was only league average tonight. It was their defensive rebounding (83.7%) that was great.

D-backs grind back in the 5th

Nick Ahmed just collected his first career home run, a left field shot off an 87 mph Jon Lester fastball to tie the game at 2. Follow live

Johnson: Opponent didn't matter
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Anthony "Rumble" Johnson said of preparing for Jon Jones, then having to switch to Daniel Cormier at UFC 187: "My motivation was still the same, the task was still there ... to win a title. To me it didn't matter who it was."

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Final: Royals 5, Cardinals 0

Kendrys Morales collected 2 home runs off of Lance Lynn and racked up all 5 RBIs for the Royals to give Chris Young (6 scoreless innings) his fourth win of the season. Box score

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David Blatt on LeBron James
NBA 

"I have a good vocabulary, but I'm running out of superlatives for that guy. I'll let you come up with some."

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Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

LeBron 2 wins from 5th straight Finals. That's w/o healthy Kyrie, no Love and no longer Wade, Bosh or Riley. That's just getting it done.

Hawks pick bad time for skid

Atlanta was 35-6 at home during the regular season and didn't lose back-to-back home games at any point -- until the first two games of the conference finals.

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Orioles extend Marlins' skid

Jimmy Paredes went 3-for-5 to raise his average to .353, Manny Machado had a key 2-run double in the 8th, and the Orioles beat the Marlins 8-5. The loss was the 7th straight for Miami (16-26). Box score

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Samardzija dominates Twins
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Jeff Samardzija gave up 2 runs over 8 innings while striking out 9 in the White Sox's 3-2 win over the Twins in Chicago.

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Going online now: ESPN sources say Jeff Van Gundy has expressed interest in Pels' coaching job and under consideration for post. Link on way

Thompson's big block wiped out
NBA 

TNT's Chris Webber said: "That looked like one of the best blocks I've seen." The refs saw it differently and called a foul on Tristan Thompson. Agree? Disagree? Watch and decide.

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Rangers crush Lightning, tie series
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Rick Nash tallied two goals and an assist in New York's 5-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Henrik Lundqvist bounced back form a rough Game 3 with 38 saves on 39 Lightning shots.

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LeBron goes behind-the-back
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LeBron James finished Game 2 with 11 assists, none prettier than this fancy dish to Iman Shumpert for an open 3.

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LeBron is the King of Atlanta

LeBron James is now 6-0 in his career against the Hawks in the playoffs, and is averaging 32.7 PPG, 8.3 RPG and 6.8 APG in those wins.

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Cavs take commanding lead

LeBron James matched Jerry West with his 74th career 30-point playoff game and the Cavs held the Hawks to 32 points in the second half to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. Box score

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Final: White Sox 3, Twins 2

Jeff Samardzija struck out 9 and allowed just 3 hits over 8 innings of 2-run ball (and threw 118 pitches) in Chicago's win. The game was tied until J.B. Shuck's 8th-inning sac fly. Box score

No triple-double for LEBron

LeBron James has checked out with less than 3 minutes left, finishing with 30 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists. He comes up 1 rebounds shy of his first playoff triple-double since Game 6 of the 2013 Finals against the Spurs. Follow live

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Fielder's 2 home runs lift Rangers
MLB 

Prince Fielder homered twice and the Rangers held off a late Yankees rally attempt in a 10-9 win. Alex Rodriguez tied Babe Ruth for 4th on the all-time RBIs list (1,992) in the loss.

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Braun sparks Brewers' rout of Braves
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Ryan Braun went 3-for-3 with a 2-run HR and 2-run double, and 4 pitchers combined for a 3-hit shutout as the Brewers cruised past the Braves 11-0 in Atlanta.

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