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How Jackie Bradley Jr. turned struggles into a 29-game hitting streak

After two up-and-down seasons of failing to establish himself among the Red Sox's young core, Jackie Bradley Jr. has fans buzzing from Boston to South Carolina.

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4 reasons to believe the Warriors can come back (1:07)
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Marine disguises himself as umpire to surprise kids (0:42)
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Golic 'stunned' Baylor president, AD still have jobs (1:55)
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LeBron's history of closing in Game 6s

LeBron James has faced a Game 6 with a 3-2 series lead nine times in his career. His teams have closed out their foes all but one time. Watch: Cavs-Raptors, 8:30 ET on ESPN & WatchESPN.

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LeBron: 'I didn't even know how many points we won by' (0:36)
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Who will win Champions League? Let's ask the pigeons! (1:32)
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Números de la Final de Champions League

Real Madrid y Atlético Madrid se enfrentan en su segunda final en dos años. Dos estilos diferentes, con el mismo objetivo. Te presentamos los números que definen la Final de la Champions League.

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Aaron Schatz

NFL's worst QB depth charts since 2007

Where do the current QB depth charts for the Browns and Jets rank among the league's worst the past decade? Aaron Schatz digs into the numbers.

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Experts' predictions: Stanley Cup winner

We're down to two teams. Which one will be celebrating when it's all over? Our experts weigh in and pick their winning team for the 2016 Stanley Cup finals.

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2hMyles Thomas

Diary of Myles Thomas: The secret life of Sam Rice

Sam Rice's life before baseball involves a secret tragedy so terrible it seems impossible for one man to bear. And yet, somehow, he plays on. Our 1927 Yankees chronicler relays Rice's tale, one so heartbreaking it impacts all who hear it.

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Stephen A.: 'I don't blame Westbrook for laughing' (1:55)
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Surfer's incredible feat lands top play (2:46)
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Uni Watch: MLB's sock evolution

Friday Flashback: How did we go from the beginning of baseball to an official sock provider? Uni Watch offers a selective timeline of baseball's hosiery history.

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Excitement scale for long weekend: 1-Memphis cheerleader (0:31)
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Milton-Jones wants to go out on own terms

After failing to make Atlanta's opening day roster, DeLisha Milton-Jones still has a lot to offer as a veteran who has won at every level. And she's ready if another WNBA team comes calling.

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23hIván Cañada

Chicharito, se 'adelanta' a Selección en Atlanta

El delantero del Bayer Leverkusen se tomó unos días de vacaciones y justo en el día en el que el Tri arribará a territorio estadounidense, se presentó para trabajar a la par.

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Golic 'stunned' Baylor prez, AD have jobs
NCAAF 

Mike Golic thinks you could "pour ammonia" on the entire Baylor football program and wipe it clean, but he would have started by letting go of the president, athletic director and coach Art Briles.

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Warriors stave off elimination
NBA 

Take an inside look at how the Warriors were able to beat the Thunder and force a Game 6 in the Western Conference finals.

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19 things to know about teenage pitchers
MLB 

Highly touted 19-year-old pitching prospect Julio Urias is set to make his major league debut Friday night for the Dodgers, so David Schoenfield took a look at the history of teenagers pitching in the majors. 19 things

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MLB 

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Marshawn Lynch's legacy still alive and well across Seattle. A picture here from the wall of Beth's Cafe.

ICYMI: The 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee

There was plenty of entertainment at this year's contest besides incredibly hard-to-spell words.

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Stephen A.: 'I don't blame Westbrook for laughing'
NBA 

Stephen A. Smith believes there is no one in the NBA who can guard Russell Westbrook 1-on-1.

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NBA 

Sources: 76ers to explore trading Okafor, Noel
NBA 

Philadelphia will explore trading Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel in the buildup to the NBA draft on June 23, league sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein and Chad Ford. Story

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Alex Perry ESPN UK Editor 

Y.E. Yang finishes day 2 of the BMW PGA Championship at -10 to join Danny Willett and Scott Hend atop the halfway leaderboard. Wentworth loves a shock winner -- but it's not often you go into a weekend shootout with the reigning Masters champion...

Golf 

107-year-old shows off moves at MLB game
MLB 

Virginia McLaurin danced her way to fame at the White House -- and she boogeyed again at her first baseball game with the Nationals.

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas asked what it's like to be out there catching passes from Drew Brees: "Man, words can't really explain it. Whenever he's back there and he's throwing the ball, I'm making sure I catch it and I have my hands up and ready. ... He's a legend in my household. A lot of respect for him and the way he plays the game and the way he handles himself off the field."

Lions adapting to life without Megatron
NFL 

Calvin Johnson is missed as more than a franchise wide receiver. He was one of the most respected players in the locker room and one of the hardest workers the Lions had, writes Michael Rothstein. Moving forward

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NFL 

Why 'Casinogate' matters to the Raptors
NBA 

Said Jalen Rose: "For [Cory Joseph and DeMarre Carroll], we're not judging that they were at the casino, we're judging how they played."

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NBA 

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said Navy's Keenan Reynolds can defer military service to play in the NFL. He made the announcement during his graduation speech at the Naval Academy. "I'm truly exited to proudly serve my country while having the ability to fulfill my dream of playing for the best organization," Reynolds said.

Reasons to believe the Warriors can rally
NBA 

Golden State is not done yet, and it might not be a good idea to bet against them.

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Tough choices ahead for Blue Jays
MLB 

Unless Toronto plays a lot better, the team's brass will have to decide whether the best big-picture play is to become sellers before the Aug. 1 deadline, writes Buster Olney. Sell or stay the course? (Insider)

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MLB 

Finebaum: Ole Miss sanctions hit to Freeze
NCAAF 

Paul Finebaum thinks Hugh Freeze will remain as coach of the Rebels, but the school's announcement of self-imposed sanctions Friday is a hit to his reputation.

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Bradley Jr. bringing Sox suprising dose of energy
MLB 

Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr.'s 29-game hitting streak ended Thursday night with an 0-for-4 performance against Colorado, but this season feels, in every respect, like the start of something big for him, writes Jerry Crasnick. Realizing potential

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Americans Update: (15) John Isner beats Gabashvili 7-6(7) 4-6 2-6 6-4 6-2 (19) Sloane Stephens falls to Pironkova 2-6 1-6 #RG16

NBA draft workout confidential
NBA 

Chad Ford dishes his latest draft intel after Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn, Maruqese Chriss, Henry Ellenson and other top prospects showed their skills in workouts. Gym report (Insider)

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NBA 

Kid has super confidence in Spelling Bee

When you clap in the face of your opponent at the Spelling Bee, you better spell the winning word correctly.

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Thunder look ahead to important Game 6
NBA 

Saturday's Western Conference finals Game 6 is the most important game in Oklahoma City since Game 2 of the 2012 Finals, writes Royce Young. Most important ever?

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NBA 

Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

Atletico fans out in full force on a humid day in Milan.

Atlas: If I trained Conor to fight Floyd ...
Boxing 

Boxing trainer and ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas believes it would take years to get Conor McGregor ready to fight Floyd Mayweather. 'No chance'

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