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3mKevin Pelton

OKC near greatest pair of upsets ever?

After whipping the Warriors in Game 4, are the Thunder on the verge of completing an unprecedented run to the NBA Finals? Kevin Pelton has the spectacular facts.

Stephen A.: 'Westbrook is putting the world on notice. Steph, who?' (2:01)
Was Draymond's trip of Kanter a dirty play? (1:52)
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2hMike Sando

2016 offseason grades for all 32 NFL teams

Which NFL teams actually made themselves better this offseason? Our crew of NFL Insiders dissects all the relevant draft picks and deals, grading each franchise's performance.

On this date: Ali KO's Liston in first minute (1:17)
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10hScott Burnside

Malkin, Crosby, Letang step up in Game 6

The Pittsburgh Penguins' superstars backed up their words and stole the show on the road against the Tampa Bay Lightning to force a winner-take-all Game 7.

Crosby scores a gem against Lightning (0:32)
Boozer on Thunder: 'They just seem more hungry' (1:41)
11hMike Mazzeo

Mutombo: Biyombo doesn't need OK to finger wag

Bismack Biyombo may not have gotten permission from Dikembe Mutombo to use his signature finger-wag celebration, but Mutombo says the Raptors center "really doesn't need it."

3hAdam Rubin

Mets mull options as Harvey's struggles continue

After Matt Harvey labored through another start Tuesday, Mets manager Terry Collins said he would weigh what's next for the righty with GM Sandy Alderson and pitching coach Dan Warthen.

Minor league manager's history of colossal meltdowns (1:28)
1hDan Arritt

Dodgers' Puig gets benched for lack of hustle

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was apologetic after he was benched for failing to run hard out of the batter's box on a deep fly ball to right that caromed off the wall in Tuesday's 8-2 win.

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WATCH: Spelling Bee preliminaries

The prelims for the 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, and you can catch the action on ESPN3.

If I wasn't an Olympian I would be ... (1:28)
1hBrett Okamoto

Five Rounds with Urijah Faber

Will Conor McGregor face Nate Diaz? How about Floyd Mayweather? Does BJ Penn's potential doping violation prevent his comeback? Urijah Faber joins ESPN's Brett Okamoto to discuss.

MMA Rewind: Miesha Tate's path to the UFC title (3:39)


Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

With Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker not participating today, the Jets QBs are throwing to backup receivers. Here's rookie Christian Hackenberg.


Not easy being Draymond Green

The Warriors were outscored by 73 with Green on the court in the last two games, including -30 Tuesday. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is the worst plus/minus rating in a two-game span in the postseason since 2000.


Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby discusses the team's need to play with urgency and how past experiences in elimination games can help as they prepare for Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals.


Warriors confident despite facing elimination

Golden State's chase of history is nearly history after a Game 4 loss to the Thunder. But the Warriors remain confident they're not "going out like this." Outwardly confident

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

You never know who you're going to run into outside a Cubs-Cardinals game, even the ghost of a guy who died more than 90 years ago.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Harvey will make his next start on schedule

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Oregon's Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey returning to school, sources told ESPN. Ducks will have chance to repeat as Pac-12 champs.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Braves are 2-18 at home. If they lose today they'll have as many home losses by 5/25 as the '98 Yankees had all season (19)!

Stephen A.: 'Steph, who?'

Stephen A. Smith says Russell Westbrook is the most "ruthless and vicious" player on the court and is "putting the world on notice."


Fan falls on field diving for foul ball

Josh Donaldson couldn't reach that foul ball, but an ambitious fan got to it, even though it meant falling between the tarp and the wall.


Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

The Indy 500 has sold out, so the TV blackout in central Indiana has been lifted for the 1st time since 1950.

Watch: SEC baseball

Today's action features conference tournaments that will see all of the top-5 teams in the nation take the field. Starting the day is No. 6 Vanderbilt vs. No. 2 Texas A&M. Live on SECN/WatchESPN

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Andres Ferrari ESPN Editor 

"It's ridiculous, it's foolish and some of the pro fighters are going to get beat by the amateurs,'' Tyson said. "It's just going to happen. Some of them are going to get beat I think. I really believe that." —Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson on a proposal to let professional fighters compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.


Elizabeth Marks: Swimming to live

A former Army combat medic used swimming to get her life back after sustaining hip injuries while deployed in Iraq. The now-Paraswimmer doesn't compete to win -- rather, she swims for those who can't. Tattoos and scars

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook since Mark Cuban labeled him as less than a superstar: 26.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 10.8 apg. OKC is 8-3 in that span.

Jake Arrieta, future Hall of Famer?

The idea sounds preposterous because Arrieta is already 30, has just 64 career wins, and has had exactly one Hall of Fame-caliber season. And yet. Wild and crazy idea

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Play along with the Spelling Bee

Think you can spell better than the kids participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee? Time to prove it. Get in the game

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Miesha Tate's path to the UFC title

Tate's journey to the top of the fight game has taken her from the only girl on the wrestling team to MMA venues sharing a wall with a local buffet.


Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

Five winners, 14 unforced errors in the second set for a tired Andy Murray, who, thanks to the rain, is playing for the third straight day in Paris. And here we thought the Scot was the one who lucked out on the bottom half of the draw that features neither Novak Djokovic nor Rafael Nadal.


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One round, one big punch, and one famous photo. On this date 51 years ago, Muhammad Ali KOed Sonny Liston in the first minute. [Credit: John Rooney/AP Photo]

Westbrook shows off explosiveness with big dunk

A Kevin Durant steal results in a powerful dunk by Russell Westbrook and an early statement made by the Thunder in Game 4.


Is OKC near greatest pair of upsets ever?

After whipping the Warriors in Game 4, are the Thunder on the verge of completing an unprecedented run to the NBA Finals? Spectacular facts (Insider)

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Matt Harvey's 6.08 ERA and all-around terrible pitching are a much bigger deal than his decision to dodge the media. But if a player is going to bask in the good times, he needs to stand at his locker and answer for the bad. Sure, some writers get overwrought about the lack of accountability. But teammates notice it, too.