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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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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?

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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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Nelson Cruz reclaims HR lead

For a brief period tonight, 22-year-old Bryce Harper was tied for the MLB lead in HRs. It didn't last long. Cruz's 6th-inning blast got him to 17 on the season and put the M's up 4-1 vs. the Blue Jays. Follow live

Carroll starting in must-win for Hawks
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DeMarre Carroll will start for Atlanta in Game 2 vs. Cleveland, which will be playing without Kyrie Irving. No team has ever lost the first 2 conference finals games at home and come back to win the series. Follow live

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Chris Archer has 8 K's through 4

The young Rays SP has everything going tonight, except for two things: Tampa Bay trails the Athletics 1-0, and his pitch count is already at 78. Follow live

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Moss' HR puts Indians ahead

Brandon Moss' solo blast in the bottom of the 3rd -- his team-high 7th of the season -- has given the Indians a 3-2 lead on the Reds. Michael Bourn and Jason Kipnis have also driven in runs for the Tribe. Follow live

Strawweight fails to make weight, fined

Nina Ansaroff, slotted in a strawweight match (115 lbs) with Rose Namajunas, is done cutting weight. Ansaroff came in 4 lbs over the maximum 116 lbs at weigh-ins and will be fined 20 percent of purse, which will go to Rose Namajunas. The bout will proceed as a catchweight. (via Mike Bohn)

Vogt's 10th homer breaks scoreless tie

Oakland C Stephen Vogt reached double-digit home runs for the first time in his MLB career with a 4th-inning blast tonight. He also gave the A's a 1-0 lead over the Rays. Follow live

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Mauer with the RBI double and the Twins lead 1-0, T1. Samardzija has gone to a full count vs. the first 3 Twins hitters.

Getting ready for Game 2 with a look back
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Counting the minutes until the Hawks and Cavs tip off in Atlanta? Take an all-access look at the exciting Eastern Conference finals Game 1 and watch J.R. Smith catch fire as the Hawks tried to battle the flames.

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Pujols homers, moves closer to Foxx

Albert Pujols hit HR No. 528 tonight, putting him only six away from tying Jimmie Foxx for 17th all-time. The Angels lead Boston 2-1 in the 4th. Follow live

J.D. Martinez with another oppo shot

The Tigers OF smashed his MLB-leading 6th opposite field home run (he has 9 total) of the season for Detroit, who has a 3-2 lead over the Astros in the 4th. Follow live

DeMarre Carroll to start

Despite suffering a bone bruise in his knee in Game 1, DeMarre Carroll will start Game 2 for the Hawks. Carroll is averaging 16.2 PPG and 6.4 RPG this postseason.

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Rangers' offense explodes in 3rd

Prince Fielder's 3-run home run highlighted a 7-run, 4-hit top of the 3rd against Yankees SP Michael Pineda. Mitch Moreland also homered in the inning for Texas, which leads 7-0. Follow live

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Mark Barberio will make his 2015 Stanley Cup playoff debut for the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4. Coach Cooper again going with 7 D and 11 F

Dellavedova takes Irving's place

With Kyrie Irving out for Game 2 with left knee tendinitis, Matthew Dellavedova will get the start for the Cavs. Dellavedova is averaging 5.5 points and 2.7 assists in 18.8 minutes per game in the postseason, and 65.3 percent of all of his shots have been 3-pointers. Tip-off is at 8:30 p.m. ET

Mariners hand Felix a small cushion

Logan Morrison smoked a 2-run triple in the 4th to put Seattle up 3-1 over Toronto. This gives Felix Hernandez, who's trying to become MLB's first 7-game winner, a 2-run lead. Follow live