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Biggest remaining holes for all 32 teams

The Colts still need depth behind RB Frank Gore, and the Bucs could use a receiver opposite Mike Evans. Football Outsiders analyzes the biggest post-draft needs for every team.

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Dragic's 3 sends game to OT (0:11)
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Kawhi Leonard guarding Russell Westbrook -- Does it work? (2:19)
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Predators sink Sharks in triple-OT thriller

It took nearly three full overtime periods, but Nashville evened its series with San Jose. Mike Fisher scored the game-winning goal -- his second of Game 4.

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Fisher's goal ends 3OT thriller for Predators (0:28)
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2hTom Friend

Invictus Games: Lauren Montoya wasn't going to be beaten

Lauren Montoya went from the front lines in Afghanistan to a Texas hospital to amputate her leg. Undeterred, she started training for the Invictus Games, and ultimately to be fit for duty again.

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Altuve delivers on HR promise to sick fan (1:43)
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Harbaugh vs. Leach in ex-Michigan QB home run derby (1:02)
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Cotton candy guy makes great grab at Astros game (0:22)
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Stephen A.: I think Vogel got screwed over (1:35)
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21hZach Lowe

Lowe: Did Vogel get a fair shake?

Pacers president Larry Bird wants his team to play a certain way, and his coach couldn't deliver. Don't worry, Frank Vogel will be back and better than ever.

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Gremio U-14 scores amazing scorpion kick goal (0:16)
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Quiz: Which NBA team are you?

Four strong cultures in the NBA have endured for at least a decade, writes Kevin Arnovitz: The San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. Find out which one fits you best.

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19hTodd McShay

McShay: Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early.

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12hJeremy Fowler

Gin & 'Juice': Snoop ready to record with RB Bell

Snoop Dogg is ready to collaborate with Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell on a hip-hop album, provided the Steelers star's surgically repaired knee is fully mended.

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SVP Vault: Bird battles injury to top Pacers (2:12)
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De La Hoya: Canelo draws in the female fans (2:01)

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Kathryn Smith, the NFL's first female assistant coach, in the middle of special teams drills at Bills rookie minicamp this morning.

NFL 

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks going all red tonight in the stands for Game 3 versus Cavaliers.

NBA 

Brian Windhorst ESPN Senior Writer 

LeBron James working on corner 3-pointers this morning at Philips Arena. After shooting 21% on 3s in last round against the Detroit Pistons, he's shooting 60% in first two games against the Hawks

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James and J.R. Smith getting up shots early at shootaround prior to Game 3 of Cavs-Hawks.

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Jacob Wolf ESPN Senior Writer 

British Premier League team West Ham United F.C. has become the first premiership club to sign an esports star, picking up FIFA 16 player Sean "Dragonn" Allen. Dragonn was most recently the runner up at the 2016 FIFA Interactive World Cup, and will represent West Ham at tournaments wearing the number 50.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The details are in on Saints LT Terron Armstead's new contract, which is worth exactly $65 million in new money over five years (a total of $66.671 million over six years). That ties him with Bills' Cordy Glenn for the second-richest deal among NFL offensive linemen. Armstead got an $11 million signing bonus and $38 million in guarantees ($20.88 million fully guaranteed; $17.12 million gt'd for injury only – though some of that will later be converted to full guarantees). The Saints are now roughly $2 million under the 2016 salary cap.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward is back in the starting lineup for the Cubs on Friday as is Javier Baez who starts at SS. Heyward was nursing a sore wrist, Addison Russell gets a day off. Tommy La Stella is also in there after a 3-hit night on Thursday as the Cubs face Max Scherzer with John Lackey on the mound for the home team.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Angels should give serious consideration in signing free agent Tim Lincecum in light of their most recent injury to Garrett Richards

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Garrett Richards has been diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow and is out for the year with Tommy John surgery necessary. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports was first to report.

Is Andrew Luck an elite QB?
NFL 

Mike Golic and Mark Schlereth think it's silly to say he isn't. Luck was ranked No. 92 on the NFL Network's Top 100 players list.

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NFL 

Harbaugh goes yard, celebrates with dab
NCAAF 

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh got some batting practice in with the Wolverines' softball team, celebrating his homer in a way that would make Jose Bautista jealous.

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Specter of American Pharoah dominates Derby week

American Pharoah galvanized interest in horse racing last year with a historic Triple Crown run. What will happen to that momentum if a Kentucky Derby horse fails to reach similar heights? Following a legend

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Sadly, yesterday was the 14th straight Cinco de Mayo without anyone going 5 for 5. Last was Omar Vizquel in 2002. Yes I need to get out more

MLB 

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Last night marked the 20th time in 24 seasons the #Rockies have scored 17+ runs in a game - but only the 2nd time away from Denver. (The other: 9/25/11 in Houston). Yes, this is a commentary on the benefits of mile-highness.

Will Smith's wife accepts his degree
NFL 

Racquel Smith accepted her late husband's Masters degree from the University of Miami on his behalf Thursday night.

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NFL 

Altuve celebrates long HR with Skittles
MLB 

Jose Altuve needed a snack after crushing a solo shot onto the train tracks at Minute Maid Park.

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MLB 

Top 10 NBA Mock Draft
NBA 

If the Lakers win the draft lottery, should they take Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram? Top 10 revealed (Insider)

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NBA 

Iraq veteran makes impressive long putt
Golf 

Randy Shack, who was paralyzed in battle, made a long putt off the green in his PGA HOPE tournament to lead his team to victory.

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Golf 

Top 2016 NFL QB battles
NFL 

Case Keenum might be the Rams' starter at the beginning of the season over No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff, but John Clayton expects the rookie to be under center no later than October. Open competitions

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NFL 

Harbaugh vs. Leach in home run derby
NCAAF 

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh took on former Wolverines QB Rick Leach in a softball home run derby.

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NCAAF 

Altuve makes good on home run promise
MLB 

The Astros' Jose Altuve promised a young fan with terminal cancer he would hit a home run Thursday against the Mariners -- and he delivered.

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MLB 

Biggest remaining holes for all NFL Teams
NFL 

Even though free agency has been going on for months and the draft has come and gone, teams still have weaknesses on their rosters that haven't been addressed. Depth needed (Insider)

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NFL 

Cubs win showdown with Nats
MLB 

In the showdown of two first-place teams, Ben Zobrist drove in four runs and the Cubs beat the Nationals 5-2.

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The beautiful ugliness of triple overtime
NHL 

John Buccigross says triple overtime in hockey is "like a bar fight between two JV football teams with guys who don't get to play. It's unbelievable energy."

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