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Cavaliers dominate Hawks, take 2-0 series lead

LeBron James missed a triple-double by one rebound Friday night and the Cavaliers rolled out of Atlanta with a 2-0 series lead via a 94-82 win.

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Hawks gain Carroll but lose Korver (ankle)

While the Hawks got a surprise start from DeMarre Carroll in Atlanta's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, some of Carroll's teammates didn't fare as well.

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Hawks' Bazemore: We're still the better team

Kent Bazemore made an attempt to give the Atlanta Hawks some badly needed confidence with some brash statements Friday, after his team's Game 2 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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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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Harper smacks 16th homer in win (0:49)

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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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Cormier: I feel good
MMA 

Daniel Cormier had a short camp to get ready for his title shot at UFC 187, but says he's ready: "I have to fight smart, make him fight where he's uncomfortable, move my head and just never be there to be hit."

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LeBron: Do Not Disturb
NBA 

LeBron James nearly ran into a fan courtside before noticing she was pregnant and stopping himself just in time. He had a joking message for the fan, too.

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Clarkson the next Westbrook?
NBA 

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak thinks Jordan Clarkson's style and athleticism most closely resemble Russell Westbrook. "If there's a player in the league that plays like him, it's Russell Westbrook." What Kupchak sees

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NBA 

The economics of a shorter MLB season
MLB 

The obstacles blocking a 154-game season isn't stats or records or magic numbers. It isn't about schedules or travel or history books. It's all about the money

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Hawks pick bad time for skid
NBA 

Atlanta was 35-6 at home during the regular season and didn't lose back-to-back home games at any point -- until the first two games of the conference finals.

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Thibodeau's tumultuous times
NBA 

Tom Thibodeau may not be back with the Bulls despite five very successful seasons as head coach. Nick Friedell looks at how and when things may have gone wrong. Thibodeau timeline

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NBA 

Final: D-backs 5, Cubs 4 (13)

There will be no #WeirdBaseball in Arizona. Paul Goldschmidt rallied the Diamondbacks with a 2-run HR in the 9th, and Nick Ahmed's RBI single in the 13th gave Arizona its fifth consecutive win. Box score

Bases loaded an empty situation

Both the Diamondbacks and Cubs have loaded the bases in their most recent half-innings, but neither club was able to bring a run home. Arizona is up in the bottom of the 13th, tied at 4-4. Follow live

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#VoteDbacks @Dbacks

Holy strawberry, Batman, that was a jam. Randall Delgado escapes it though and we're heading to the bottom of the 13th.

Dodgers' late smash leads to win
MLB 

Dodgers starter Zack Greinke allowed six hits and one run in 7 2/3 innings and CF Joc Pederson's eighth-inning homer lifted Los Angeles over San Diego 2-1.

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Final: Giants 11, Rockies 8

A long weather delay in Colorado couldn't stop San Francisco from claiming a win, as the Giants held off a Rockies rally after play resumed. Box score

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Outfielder leaves it all out there
NCAA 

UL Lafayette outfielder Evan Powell got a late jump on this fly ball toward the left foul line, but he made up for it with a sliding basket catch that claimed the title of #SCnumber1.

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Acrobatic Ahmed shows off his glove
MLB 

Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed hit his first HR of the season earlier in the night against the Cubs, and his diving, flipping grab and throw got Arizona out of the top of the 11th in a 4-4 game. Follow live

MLB 

Dana White: Belfort not a cheater

UFC president Dana Whites said of Vitor Belfort, who was accused by Chris Weidman of being a cheater at Friday's weigh-in: "He's absolutely without a doubt the most tested fighter that's ever fought in the UFC. It's legit. He's clean."

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Bazemore: We're better than Cavs

After falling behind 2-0 in the conference finals, the Hawks' Kent Bazemore isn't lacking for confidence: “We played them in the regular season this year and got the best of them. I still think we’re the better team, we just haven’t shown it yet.”

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Goldschmidt comes through in clutch

The Cubs were 1 out away from a 10-inning win over the Diamondbacks, but Paul Goldschmidt's 11th home run of the year gave Arizona a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the 10th. Follow live

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Paul Goldschmidt's game-tying, 10th-inning HR was his 2nd career extra-inning HR. His other was a walkoff on Aug. 13, 2013 vs the Orioles.

Pederson plays the hero for Dodgers

Joc Pederson's 11th homer of his rookie season lifted the Dodgers to a 2-1 win over the Padres. Los Angeles broke a 35-inning scoreless streak and 3-game losing streak with the win. Box score

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Joc Pederson gave Dodgers 2-1 lead with go-ahead HR in bottom of the 8th. It's his 1st career go-ahead HR in the 8th inning or later.