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Could Durant end up in San Antonio?

As speculation continues to build around Kevin Durant's impending free agency, rumblings that the Spurs want in on the superstar's pursuit are growing louder, writes Marc Stein.

Kawhi Leonard guarding Russell Westbrook -- does it work? (2:19)
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Kerr rules Curry out for Game 3 vs. Blazers

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Friday that guard Stephen Curry will not play in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Trail Blazers.

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35mFootball Outsiders staff

Biggest remaining holes for all 32 teams

The Colts still need depth behind RB Frank Gore, and the Bucs could use a receiver opposite Mike Evans. Football Outsiders analyzes the biggest post-draft needs for every team.

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1hTom Friend

Invictus Games: Lauren Montoya wasn't going to be beaten

Lauren Montoya went from the front lines in Afghanistan to a Texas hospital to amputate her leg. Undeterred, she started training for the Invictus Games, and ultimately to be fit for duty again.

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3hDavid Schoenfield

Five teams where Tim Lincecum could end up

Heading into Tim Lincecum's long-awaited pitching "showcase," David Shoenfield identifies five fits for the two-time Cy Young winner.

Altuve delivers on HR promise to sick fan (1:43)
Harbaugh vs. Leach in ex-Michigan QB home run derby (1:02)
Ohio State recruit decommits for surprising reason (1:36)
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1hJim Caple

Tough love: Taijuan Walker's mom brings the heat

When Taijuan Walker's mom, Nellie Garcia, a cancer survivor, texts her praise -- or criticism -- of his work on the mound, the Mariners pitcher takes his mother's words to heart.

Cotton candy guy makes great grab at Astros game (0:22)
Gremio U-14 scores amazing scorpion kick goal (0:16)
Kyrgios has flash of genius with tweener lob (0:36)
Max Kellerman: "Canelo still has to prove himself" (3:25)
Dragic's 3 sends game to OT (0:11)
Fisher's goal ends 3OT thriller for Predators (0:28)
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Quiz: Which NBA team are you?

Four strong cultures in the NBA have endured for at least a decade, writes Kevin Arnovitz: The San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. Find out which one fits you best.

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22hTodd McShay

McShay: Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early.

Let's celebrate Willie Mays' birthday with 'The Catch' (0:20)
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2hJeremy Fowler

Gin & 'Juice': Snoop ready to record with RB Bell

Snoop Dogg is ready to collaborate with Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell on a hip-hop album, provided the Steelers star's surgically repaired knee is fully mended.


American Pharoah dominates Derby week
Horse Racing 

A Triple Crown run galvanized interest in horse racing last year. What will happen to that momentum if a Kentucky Derby horse fails to reach similar heights? Following a legend

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Horse Racing 

2016 fantasy football rankings

After two days of heated debate, our team of fantasy experts put together lists for all the crucial positions heading into the next fantasy football season. Rankings


J.R. Smith says open shots are boring

Cover him. Don't cover him. In these playoffs, Cleveland's streaky shooter has a hot hand regardless of defense. 'This is my shot'

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LeBron James’ teams have never lost a playoff series after taking a 2-0 series lead (16-0) Cavaliers-Hawks, Game 3, 7 ET (ESPN/WatchESPN)

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens LB Kamalei Correa, a second-round pick, on signing his rookie contract: "The taxes on that contract, that really hurt."

Le Batard: Bird saying Vogel begged to stay was mistake

Dan Le Batard thinks Pacers president Larry Bird was trying to explain that Frank Vogel really wanted to stay in Indiana, but "instead took his dignity."


Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

No surprise: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is done with the Moritz Boehringer hoopla. "The feel-good story is over," Zimmer said at the opening of rookie minicamp. Time to focus on football for the old-school coach, who teased the German WR for being a celeb.

Biggest remaining holes for all NFL Teams

Even though free agency has been going on for months and the draft has come and gone, teams still have weaknesses on their rosters that haven't been addressed. Depth needed (Insider)

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Top 10 NBA Mock Draft

If the Lakers win the draft lottery, should they take Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram? Top 10 revealed (Insider)

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says he personally recruited Glenn Gronkowski after he went undrafted. "His family was in the background, so I took a few parting shots," Rex says.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

NASCAR has unveiled a new set of rules for the Sprint All-Star Race. In the first two 50-lap segments, drivers must pit for at least 2 tires under green with the pit stop in the second segment coming before 15 laps to go. A random draw will then decide whether the front nine, 10 or 11 cars will have to do a 4-tire pit stop prior to the final 13-lap segment (only green-flag laps count) and the rest of the field won't be allowed to pit.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals' locker room resembled a study hall early Friday. In between interviews with reporters, several rookies (drafted, undrafted and try-out players) were burying themselves inside their locker cubby holes or sitting on the floor while flipping through team-issued notebooks and taking notes. Like other rookies around the league, they are getting their first taste of an NFL playbook. Alas, the schooling continues.

Does Kawhi guarding Westbrook work?

David Thorpe goes next level on the Kawhi Leonard-Russell Westbrook matchup that could determine which team makes it to the Western Conference Finals.


Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Parker is hoping the Spurs slow down their possessions somewhat against OKC tonight. The Spurs believed they rushed too many possessions in Game 2, which led to easy transition buckets for the Thunder.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills undrafted LB Eric Striker, whose draft day speech to his family went viral this week, says he's glad the video touched people.

Harbaugh vs. Leach in home run derby

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh took on former Wolverines QB Rick Leach in a softball home run derby.


Altuve makes good on home run promise

The Astros' Jose Altuve promised a young fan with terminal cancer he would hit a home run Thursday against the Mariners -- and he delivered.


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardale Jones says Rex Ryan "might be my long lost dad. I've been looking for him 23 years and I found him." Two big personalities.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardale Jones got compliments from his teammates after Bills rookie practice today about his command in the huddle. He told some players to stop talking in huddle, which Jones believes is important for him to do as a leader.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins rookie head coach Adam Gase said first-round pick Laremy Tunsil is handling everything well this week. Gase said it's important for Tunsil to lean on all the people and resources the team is providing.

Betting guide for the Kentucky Derby

Nyquist is the morning-line favorite, but his times aren't fast compared to past Derby winners, and there are questions about whether he can get it done at the classic distance of 1.25 miles at Churchill Downs. Betting guide (Insider)

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Carl Edwards were the top-3 drivers in opening Sprint Cup practice Friday at Kansas. No surprise there. Austin Dillon and Trevor Bayne rounding out the top-5 would have been a surprise a year ago but their strong runs this year make their Friday practice just a confirmation that their programs are improved.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills FB Glenn Gronkowski says he's a "little more tame, a little more intelligent, probably" than his older brother Rob.