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LeBron, Cavs sweep away Hawks, return to Finals

The Cavaliers finished off a sweep of the Hawks with a Game 4 blowout, cruising to their first NBA Finals since 2007. It will be LeBron's fifth straight Finals appearance.

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Kaepernick sorry for insensitive flooding post

Colin Kaepernick, who has nearly 755,000 Twitter followers and 1.3 million followers on Instagram, deleted and apologized Tuesday for a post that trivialized deadly floods in the Houston area.

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Emotional Uribe says trade to Braves complete

Dodgers infielder Juan Uribe said Tuesday night he was told a trade with the Atlanta Braves would be made official either later tonight or Wednesday morning.

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Sando: The soaring cost of NFL QB contracts

Mike Sando explains why the cost of quarterback contracts in the NFL will continue to rise -- and what that means for upcoming contract negotiations for Cam Newton and Russell Wilson.

Cavs advance to Finals

Finals big for Cleveland fans (0:55)


MLB Walk-offs

Mets walk off in 10 (0:50)

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Point spreads play key role in TV ratings

Two economists have shown that the point spread plays a significant role in viewing interest, at times producing 30 percent spikes in TV ratings on noncompetitive games.

French Open

60-Second Slice: Day 3 (0:59)

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Baffert seeks to join rare company

At age 75, Billy Turner's the only person on Earth who can say he has trained a Triple Crown winner. He would love to welcome Bob Baffert to that exclusive club.

X Games Austin preview -- Tom Schaar (3:49)

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Smith: LeBron best in the world (2:15)

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Experts' picks: AT&T Byron Nelson

Which golfer will win this week's AT&T Byron Nelson? Aussie Marc Leishman seems to be the trendy pick among our experts.

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Flores lifts Mets in extra innings

After knocking in the tying run in the 8th, Wilmer Flores hit a walk-off single in the 10th to score Juan Lagares and hand the Phillies their 5th loss in 6 games.


Phillies GM apologizes to fans

After he said fans "don't understand the game," then backtracked, Ruben Amaro Jr. issued a long apology to Phillies fans before tonight's game vs. the Mets: "The comments weren't meant to disparage our fans by any stretch of the imagination. I probably used my words incorrectly or poorly. I want to apologize for that."

Donaldson, Jays walk off in slugfest

Josh Donaldson's second home run of the night came in the bottom of the ninth with two men on to lift Toronto over the White Sox 10-9. Donaldson (4 RBIs) and Jose Bautista (5 RBIs) drove in 9 of the Blue Jays' 10 runs.


Donaldson does it all in Jays' win

Josh Donaldson is the 1st player in the Modern Era with 4 hits, 5 runs scored, 2 HRs, and a walk-off HR in one game. (via Elias)


Cubs' Addison Russell talks walk-off hit

"You can only dream about this moment and here it is. It’s just crazy. Last year I was in Double-A and I never thought that I’d be in the league this early. I’m glad I’m here."


Korver to have surgery

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said in his pregame media conference that Kyle Korver, who injured his right ankle in Game 2 after Matthew Dellavedova rolled into it, will have surgery on Wednesday after seeking a second opinion in New York.

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Yep, Zach LaVine can definitely jump

LaVine has been having quite the offseason dunking footballs, and now the Wolves guard is getting some major air. And we mean MAJOR.


Mozgov dunks over Atlanta

How bad was it for the Hawks? They couldn't find water if they fell out of a boat in the ocean. That coupled with Mozgov fumbling home an alley-oop spells a 30-point win for the Cavs.


All-Star lineup could be all Royals

Royals players rank first or second at every position in the first All-Star Game balloting update. Catcher Salvador Perez leads all AL players with 1.4 million votes.


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Jim Harbaugh stirring things up at Michigan. Baylor’s 400-pound OL/TE. Ohio State's 3-headed QB monster. Just a few of the things we can’t wait to see in 100 days when college football kicks off. 100 things we're excited for

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Best of the Bee

Relive some of the greatest moments from the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which resumes today at 8 a.m. on ESPN3.


Final: Padres 4, Angels 0

Matt Kemp hit a bases-clearing, 3-run double in the 10th inning to break a scoreless tie and send the Padres to a win over the Angels in Anaheim. Box score


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BREAKTHROUGH! Matt Kemp hits a bases-clearing double in the 10th inning to snap the scoreless tie and give @Padres a 3-0 lead.

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We will play extra-innings at The Big A tonight. #Angels and Padres in a scoreless tie as we head to the 10th. Joe Smith taking the mound.

Kershaw, Dodgers blank Braves

What two-month slump? Clayton Kershaw was dominant through 7 scoreless innings, fanning 10 Braves and allowing only 4 hits with no walks to improve to 3-3. L.A. backed its ace with 3 RBI doubles and a two-run HR from Adrian Gonzalez, who now has 1,001 career RBIs. Box score


FIFA corruption 'was institutionalized'

"We're struck by just how long this went on for and how it touched nearly every part of what FIFA did," a law enforcement official told the New York Times. "It just seemed to permeate every element of the federation and was just their way of doing business."


FIFA execs arrested over corruption charges

Swiss authorities have arrested several top FIFA officials on federal corruption charges in Zurich and plan to extradite them to the United States, according to reports. Story

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Carroll wants to come back to Atlanta

DeMarre Carroll, a soon-to-be free agent, said after the game that he wants to return to the Hawks next season.


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LeBron on the Finals: "I can't guarantee a championship but I can guarantee we will play our asses off"

LeBron James: 'This is special'

"No matter what happens from here on out, to see what we've accomplished being a first-year team together that's had different changes throughout the course of the season ... this is something we can be very proud of."


Twins edge Red Sox at Target Field

First-inning RBI doubles from Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki were all the Twins would need in their 2-1 victory. Mike Pelfrey tossed 7 innings of 1-run ball to help Minnesota to its 4th straight win. Box score


The Kershaw Show is live in L.A.

Clayton Kershaw has 10 K's through 7 scoreless innings vs. the Braves. The Dodgers have an 8-0 lead heading into the bottom of the 8th. Watch