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3hJerry Crasnick

Crasnick: Harper taking baseball by storm

Bryce Harper's fast start to the season has shown what he truly could be capable of doing over the long haul.

French Open

Kvitova rallies to advance (0:44)

BBTN 101: Learning how to cheat (3:40)
11hDavid Schoenfield

Time to give the Minnesota Twins some love

The Minnesota Twins are ahead of the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central and they're breathing down the necks of the Kansas City Royals.

Monday's MLB Highlights

Hamilton hitless in return to Texas (2:29)


SportsCenter clips

Slowing down James Harden (2:26)


Have You Seen?

Bears' new regime reacts quickly to McDonald arrest (1:26)

1hDan Rafael

Divisional rankings: DeGale makes statement

James DeGale scored an upset victory over Andre Dirrell in a highly competitive unanimous decision Saturday, won a vacant title and sent a strong message to the super middleweight division.


LeBron working that odometer

LeBron James has racked up some heavy playoff mileage over the last five years. In fact, only Larry Bird had more in a five-year span (between 1984-88).


Doolittle: Top 10 playoff role players

With the Finals nearly set and postseason MVP talk about to start, don't forget about the role players -- like DeMarre Carroll and J.R. Smith -- who excelled at making big things happen at the most opportune time or with very little usage rate. The non-superstars (Insider)

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trey wingo @wingoz

Why is off season OTA work so critical for Eagles? Foles, McCoy and Maclin.. all now gone.. combined for 78% of Eagles total offense in 2014

Michael Sam introduced in Montreal

After signing a two-year contract with Montreal last week, the DE was introduced as the newest member of the CFL Alouettes: "I'm just here to play football. I'm not trying to really do anything historic here."


Serena opens play at French Open

Clay might be Serena Williams' worst surface, but she has won 62 of her last 66 matches on the dirt. The world No. 1 takes the court at Roland Garros. Follow live

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Keys for Rangers in tonight's Game 6

Former Rangers and Lightning coach John Tortorella's No. 1 key for the Blueshirts if they hope to force Game 7? "They need to score a power-play goal."


Harper: Trout's better than me

"Baseball is always, 'What have you done for me lately?'" Bryce Harper told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. "That's just how the game works. I still believe Trout is the best player in the game, hands down. ... I cheer for guys. I've always been that way." He's pretty good, too

Haney: Early Heisman odds
College Football 

Heisman Trophy odds will shrink and balloon between now and December, but right now it's RBs, not QBs, that are among the early favorites. Good buys (Insider)

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College Football 

No Bears cap hit for cutting Ray McDonald

But Chicago may face a small fine. The NFL has a "Club Remittance Policy" that few people know about, one designed to extract a measure of accountability from teams for the conduct of their players. For the moment, the Bears would be on the hook for no more than a $150,000 fine. Fine on the horizon

Novak Djokovic advances at French

The No. 1 seed won 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 over Jarkko Nieminen to advance to the second round. Djokovic has never won the French Open, the only Slam title missing from his resume.


Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss

GSW trainer and doctor refused to speak. It's their right, but hard to give benefit of doubt when you act like you're hiding something

Ariza on Curry injury: 'It's a scary thing'

Rockets forward Trevor Ariza said after the game: "It's a scary thing, a scary situation, both players were just trying to play hard and trying to make plays for their team and unfortunately sometimes you get hurt but he's a tough kid and he came back out there and competed for his team."


Source: 'Boys add draft bust Jenkins

He was a bust for the Niners and Chiefs. Now WR A.J. Jenkins will try his hand with the Cowboys, according to a source. Here's why

Johnny Cueto to have MRI today

The Reds pitcher will have his elbow examined today, his agent told the Cincinnati Enquirer. Cueto was scratched Sunday with elbow stiffness, but the Reds didn't seem worried on Monday. Said manager Bryan Price: "Hopefully he'll miss one start and be back the next time."

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Bucks president, city close to arena deal

Bucks president Peter Feigin and Milwaukee leaders are optimistic a deal to pay for new $500M arena can be reached by Friday. The arena is part of a $1B entertainment district downtown. Without a new areaa by 2017, the NBA said it would buy back the team and relocate it.

Vitale: Tough sked will help Wildcats
Men's College Basketball 

Kentucky won't be backing down from anyone next season. Vitale: "Give John Calipari credit for putting his kids in against solid competition; it will help in the long run." Roundball chatter

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Men's College Basketball 

100 days until college football
College Football 

In honor of starting the 100-day countdown until the 2015 college football season kicks off, we have a 100-second review of 2014. Urban Meyer re-united with the championship trophy and an Oregon QB entertained the Northwest.

College Football 

LeBron doing it all for Cavs

LeBron James is averaging 32.7 points, 11.7 rebounds and 10.0 assists per game this series vs. Atlanta. He would be the first player in NBA history to average at least 30-10-10 in a single playoff series.

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