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45mBrett Okamoto

Rampage to fight Saturday after winning appeal

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has won an emergency appeal of an injunction in the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division, which will allow him to compete at UFC 186 on Saturday in Montreal.

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Batum apologizes for anti-Spanish message

Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has apologized for his role in a team motivational message that included an inflammatory remark about Spanish players, which was perceived as a shot at Marc Gasol.

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Royals' Herrera suspended for targeting Lawrie

Royals hard-throwing reliever Kelvin Herrera has been suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch behind Brett Lawrie's head during Sunday's game against Oakland.

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5dKevin Seifert

Inside Slant: Innovating the NFL schedule

A mathematical method of creating schedules, devised by a group of University at Buffalo doctors, has piqued the NFL's interest.

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4hChad Ford

Ford: 2015 Mock Draft 4.0

Wolves select UK's Towns No. 1 in Chad Ford's projection of 2015 NBA draft

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Draft Academy: Winston meets with Jim Harbaugh

On Draft Academy's latest episode, former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston heads to Ann Arbor in the days leading up to the NFL combine to meet with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who helps prepare Winston for the team meetings in Indianapolis.

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Are Islanders fans crossing the line?

Katie Strang discusses the atmosphere inside Nassau Coliseum and the reported vandalism after Sunday's game between the Islanders and Capitals, and how arena staffers will ensure no further incidents take place.

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Hawks' Budenholzer named coach of the year

Mike Budenholzer has been named the NBA's Coach of the Year after guiding the Atlanta Hawks to the league's second-best record and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Iman Shumpert blew the layup, but Kevin Love grabbing an offensive rebound in traffic and finding Shumpert cutting is encouraging.

Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

Haven't seen this guy in a long time. Former Yankee Hideki Matsui taking in the game at Coliseum, rocking a Boychuk jersey

The second quarter belongs to I.T.
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He might not be the NBA's 6th Man of the Year, but Isaiah Thomas is doing his typical spark-plug thing off the bench for Boston. He has scored or assisted on all but one Boston bucket in the second, and the Celtics are hanging tough with the Cavs. Follow live

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Look who's back: Puig (hammy) returns
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After sitting out the Dodgers' series finale against the Rockies on Sunday due to a hamstring injury, Yasiel Puig will return to the starting lineup. Puig enters tonight's series opener against the Giants hitting .267 with 2 homers and 4 RBI.

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Pats to host Steelers in Thursday opener
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Insider Adam Schefter is excited for the NFL season opener, which will see the Patriots hosting the Steelers, even if both teams will be without their starting running backs due to suspensions.

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It's a Zeller's market in Cleveland

Even Kendrick Perkins, the famed Dwight Howard stopper, can't slow down Tyler Zeller, who had 9 points and 4 boards in the first quarter. The Celtics ripped down 7 offensive boards in the frame and lead Kyrie Irving (9 points) and the Cavs by 1. Follow live

Hamilton to extended spring 'this week'

Angels manager Mike Scioscia revealed Josh Hamilton, who reported a substance abuse relapse in February, will report to extended spring training "this week."

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Capitals look to pull level in Game 4
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Alex Ovechkin, who has just one goal this postseason and one goal in his last 12 road playoff games, looks to get back in the scoring column as the Capitals attempt to even the series with the Islanders. Washington has won 2 of the past 3 series in which it has trailed 2-1. Follow live

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San Fran votes to ban chewing tobacco

The city of San Francisco moved a step closer to banning chewing tobacco from sports playing fields in the city, including AT&T Park, with a unanimous vote by its Board of Supervisors today. If the board votes to approve the ordinance next week, it would take effect Jan. 1.

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Detroit opens the scoring at home

Tomas Tatar’s shot deflects off the leg of Pavel Datsyuk and past Ben Bishop as the Red Wings go on top of the Lightning 8:46 into the first period.

Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Datsyuk had a goal from earlier in the series taken away. Gets it right back in the first here in Detroit. 1-0 Red Wings.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

The Cavs have 4 turnovers in the first 6 minutes of the 1st Q. LeBron has 3 of them. BOS up 16-8.

A turnover unlike any other

Backcourt violations really aren't that common in the NBA, but it's even rarer to see one off of a player's head. LeBron James whipped a pass that nailed teammate Tristan Thompson and flew over the timeline, and it's been that kind of night for Cleveland early. Kevin Love has two fouls, and the Celtics have the lead. Follow live

Kevin Love leads off again

Does two games in a row make it a trend? In Game 1, Love missed the first Cavaliers shot of the night, but he drilled a triple to get things started in Game 2, and the Cavs and Celtics are off to a fast start. Follow live

Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Bryant's last 3 AB's...3 Hits, 4 RBI out of 6 Runs the Cubs have scored. (And he scored 1 of the other ones)