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8hBrian Windhorst

How Tyronn Lue pushing LeBron to be better is bringing them closer

This time last year, LeBron James infamously "scratched" former coach David Blatt's play call. Now, he's playing a different tune under coach Tyronn Lue.

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LeBron the activist vs. LeBron the athlete

LeBron James' outraged response to the horrific shooting of an infant in Cleveland suggested the game's biggest star might become its loudest activist. And then he went silent. Why?

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Penn: Cavs' 3-point prowess the answer to Golden State (2:05)
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2hRoyce Young

OKC's Waiters on Spurs: 'One guy can't beat us'

LaMarcus Aldridge of the Spurs is coming off of a 41-point Game 2, but Thunder guard Dion Waiters says the San Antonio big man alone isn't enough to beat Oklahoma City.

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54mBen Goessling

Vikings' Peterson donating $100K to flood relief

Adrian Peterson is donating more than $100,000 to relief efforts in his hometown of Palestine, Texas, after flash flooding killed six people there, including a former high school teammate.

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Star Wars: The Starting Lineups

Creating the ultimate All-Star teams for baseball, basketball, cricket, hockey, football and soccer using Star Wars characters takes skills that are out of this galaxy. With the Force as our ally, we've tackled the challenge.

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Buchholz looks to get back on track

The Red Sox are winless in each of Clay Buchholz's five starts this season. They look to snap that skid against the AL Central-leading White Sox.

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Dancing ump gets his groove on (0:22)
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Scott explains why he was blindsided by firing (2:57)
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Thompson's splash gives Warriors first lead of the game (0:21)
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9hScott Burnside

Could Murray's success cost Fleury?

Penguins rookie goaltender Matt Murray's breakout performance this postseason might mean Marc-Andre Fleury's days in Pittsburgh are numbered.

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11 things you undeniably missed when Kyle Lowry dropped that halfcourt buzzer-beater (1:19)
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Lowry is still putting up shots postgame (0:22)
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Was a crime committed against Tunsil? (1:56)
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Khan, Alvarez ready to face off (0:39)
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Dodgers prank Raymond the mascot (0:21)
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Should the Patriots be favored to win the Super Bowl? (1:06)
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Russell Wilson: Bring Sonics back to Seattle

After a Seattle City Council vote derailed plans to building a new arena meant to lure back the NBA, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson took to Twitter to urge fans to fight to get their team back.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

After taking just one shot and missing it in Game 1, Kyle Korver came out and launched two shots in first two minutes. Jeff Teague is also aggressive early, driving and looking to score.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Atlanta Hawks versus Cleveland Cavaliers Game 2 starting intros hype video.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G DeMar DeRozan is shooting 37-for-133 in contested shots during the playoffs (27.8 percent) and 16-for-27 on uncontested shots (59.3 percent). To be fair, DeRozan has had to carry more of the offensive load with Kyle Lowry struggling with his shot. Toronto may need to diversify its offense more, but that's probably easier said than done at this stage.

Monfils can't handle Cuevas' tweener
Tennis 

Pablo Cuevas' slick between-the-legs shot helped him claim a point against Gael Monfils.

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LeBron the activist vs. LeBron the athlete
NBA 

LeBron James' outraged response to the horrific shooting of an infant in Cleveland suggested the game's biggest star might become its loudest activist. Then he went silent. Why? Waiting For LeBron

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'We've come to win the league!'
Soccer 

Leicester City defied seemingly insurmountable odds to win the Premier League, adding to this city's ancient past, deep-rooted traditions and increasingly diverse fan base, Wright Thompson writes. Complicated place

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Stewart scores 11 in preseason debut
WNBA 

In her professional debut for Seattle, Breanna Stewart scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the Storm's 81-73 loss to the Mercury.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon will make out two lineups for Thursday's game against the Washington Nationals as he awaits word on Jason Heyward's sore wrist. Heyward took some swings on Wednesday in the cage but missed his third straight game. Maddon is hopeful he'll be avail on Thursday night,

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Conspiracy theorists had a field day with Phil Jackson's tweet Wednesday from Sioux City, Iowa. One prevailing theory had Jackson en route to Indianapolis to interview Pacers coach Frank Vogel. Not so, according to Siouxland News. Reporter Chris Neyenhouse said Phil Jackson and his brother, Chuck, stopped in Sioux City en route to Idaho, where Chuck lives. Sorry to disappoint, Knicks fans.

Wilbon: Cubs can get 110-118 wins
MLB 

Michael Wilbon thinks the Cubs could break the regular-season wins record (116) -- provided the team stays healthy.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen says he will stick to football after a long but fun day at the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am.

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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh haven't seen eye to eye regarding the approach to his medical condition. But this quote from coach Erik Spoelstra today says it all about how Bosh is locked in with his current role as pseudo assistant and bench hype man during games: "(Bosh) has the reputation that when he says something, guys listen. And it was just what we needed last night (entering OT against Toronto). It was a kick in the a--. It really was."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

And fittingly Greg Olsen ends his round with a hug from caddie Luke Kuechly.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kent Bazemore warming up before Game 2 in Cleveland.

Why these draft picks will likely be busts
NFL 

Jets linebacker Darron Lee leads Pro Football Focus' look at the 10 first- or second-round picks most likely to not live up to their draft position. Missing the mark (Insider)

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Scott on why he was 'blindsided' by firing
NBA 

Former Lakers coach Byron Scott: "I figured I at least had another year to get this thing turned around."

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Manziel booked; to appear in court
NFL 

Former Browns QB Johnny Manziel is scheduled to appear in court Thursday after being booked for a misdemeanor charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint. Story

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NFL 

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons, on the Big 12 and potential expansion: "Conference expansion is always on a conference's mind. It's just, is it a front-burner issue or is it a back-burner issue? I think right now, obviously, (it's) a front-burner issue (in the Big 12). So we have to make a decision one way or another, then move on. To keep meeting and talking about it and meeting and talking about it is not really doing any of us any good. Once we get all the information, let's make a decision and go with the decision."

Lester throws glove and ball ... again
MLB 

Last season, Cubs pitcher Jon Lester struggled to retrieve the ball from his glove and threw the entire glove with the ball inside to Anthony Rizzo for the out. On Wednesday, the two connected again on almost the same play.

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