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Walton, 36, returning to Lakers as head coach

Luke Walton is headed back to the Lakers -- this time as a head coach. The sides have agreed to a deal, with GM Mitch Kupchak saying "we feel he's going to start an outstanding" career here.

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After slipping through the first round because of concerns about his knee, Myles Jack finally has a home in the NFL. The Jaguars traded up and took him with the fifth pick in the second round.

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Van Gundy: Drummond 'open' to underhand FTs

After the worst free throw shooting season in NBA history, Pistons center Andre Drummond is willing to consider shooting free throws underhanded, according to coach Stan Van Gundy.

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Lakers looking for fresh start with Walton
NBA 

After two of the worst seasons in franchise history, Ramona Shelburne discusses how the Lakers are hoping to start fresh with Luke Walton. "They needed someone to change the narrative for this franchise."

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NBA 

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Don't sell Trevor Story from your fantasy team just yet! He's homered again tonight, as has teammate Nolan Arenado. They're tied for the MLB lead with 10 home runs. One key for Story: As pitchers have started to pitch him away more often, he's drawn another walk, giving him five in four games, after walking just four times in his first 17 games. He still has a lot of swing-and-miss, but a good sign that he's not just a wild hacker up there.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Halftime: Blazers 50, Clippers 48. Damian Lillard has 14 points. Jamal Crawford has 22 points off the bench. No other Clipper has more than 8 points.

‘Purple Shirt Man’ jaws with Dwayne Wade
NBA 

The fan kept talking and Wade kept draining clutch shots.

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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

I asked Dwyane Wade in the locker room what he and the Purple Shirt Dude were saying to one another. Wade said the Charlotte fan kept telling him, "You should retire." Wade's response (G-rated version): "Not yet!"

Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer 

The Trail Blazers can't quite shake the undermanned Clippers. They maintain a thin 42-40 lead, and continue to shoot below 40 percent for the game. Damian Lillard leads Portland with 14 points. Mason Plumlee, in addition to flicking a running sky hook, has already grabbed 10 rebounds.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Case for hacking DeAndre Jordan with Clippers injuries: him coming out is a huge win. Case against: this Clippers offense isn't real potent.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

I'm not sure if Austin Rivers can see much out of his left eye but he's back on the floor.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Luke Walton tells ESPN. "I loved everything about my time at Golden State and learning from Steve. I'll forever be grateful to him, the organization and the team. But I have always dreamed of being a head coach and the chance to do that for an organization like the Lakers doesn't come around very often."

NBA 

Luke Walton agreed to be Lakers' coach

The team and Walton have reached an agreement on a multi-year contract for the 36-year-old to become the next head coach of the team. He'll begin his duties at the end of the Warriors' season.

Rivers bloodied after being hit by elbow
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Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu accidently hits Clippers PG Austin Rivers with an elbow to an eye while fighting for a rebound and Rivers bleeds heavily. (Live on ESPN)

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Austin Rivers is back on the court after receiving four stitches above his left eye and seven stitches on the bottom.

Conley pulled with no-no in 8th
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Don Mattingly pulls Marlins starter Adam Conley (116 pitches) from the game with a no-hitter intact through 7 2/3 innings. It was eventually broken up in the 9th.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

It was fun for the Dodgers while it lasted. When San Diego scored a run in the fourth inning Friday, it ended a 32-inning scoreless streak against L.A., dating back to last season. It was tied for the Dodgers' sixth longest scoreless inning streak, by innings, against one team in club history.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

No surprise, the Los Angeles Rams didn't move back into day 2 after trading away their second and third round picks to move up for QB Jared Goff at No. 1 overall. The Rams will get to pick again Saturday when they have two fourth-round choices and two sixth-round selections. Receiver, tight end and safety are among the positions the Rams will be looking for.

Billups: Good hire by the Lakers
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Chauncey Billups loves the Lakers' choice of Luke Walton as the team's next head coach but recognizes the team needs to improve in free agency to give Walton players to work with.

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Chris Fallica ESPN Staff Writer 

Picks in 1st 3 rounds - Ohio State 10, Pac-12 10, Big 12 9

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Geno Smith is the current starter. If Ryan Fitzpatrick returns, he will start, per Bowles.

Josh Richardson bites the basketball
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Jeff Van Gundy was understandably flabbergasted.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Clippers 24, Blazers 24 at the end of the 1st quarter. Not bad considering Doc Rivers might have to play point guard for the Clippers.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Best dressed head coach-GM duo? Coach Bruce Arians and GM Steve Keim.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Austin Rivers received stitches on two different cuts above and below the left eye and is probable to return.

DeAndre Jordan dunks over Plumlee
NBA 

The Clippers big man has put Mason Plumlee on a poster a few times this series, including early tonight in Game 6. (Live on ESPN)

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Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns took their quarterback with their final pick in the third round, 93rd overall. The choice: Cody Kessler of USC.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Even though Phil Jackson discussed the Knicks' opening with Luke Walton, the club was never confident that Walton wanted the job. The only other candidates whom Phil has discussed the job with are interim coach Kurt Rambis and ex-Cavs coach David Blatt.