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Curry torches Rockets to put Warriors up 3-0

Stephen Curry put together another masterful performance, scoring 40 points as Golden State stands within one victory of the NBA Finals.

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Cormier claims title, calls out Jones at UFC 187

Daniel Cormier, who came up short in a bid to capture Jon Jones' title less than five months ago, claimed the vacant UFC 205-pound title on Saturday, submitting Anthony Johnson in the 3rd round.

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UFC 187: Weidman KO's Belfort in first round

A UFC middleweight title fight more than one year in the making ultimately lasted less than three minutes. It was an interesting three minutes.

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LeBron reflects on civic role after Brelo verdict

LeBron James addressed more than just basketball after practice Saturday, discussing another case garnering national interest involving a white police officer taking the life of black citizens.

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Weidman wins by TKO to retain belt (0:28)

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Rizzo the hero for Cubs on Saturday (0:33)

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Incredible one-handed backflip catch (0:34)

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Browns' goal is to protect Manziel
NFL 

What are the Browns going to do to help Johnny Manziel this season? Dan Graziano tells SportsCenter: "Everything they can."

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NFL 

In among the bigs, MVP thrives

Dwight Howard is listed at 6-foot-11 and averages more than 10 rebounds a game. Stephen Curry is 6-3 and pulls down about 4 a game. So this battle of the boards was a mismatch, right? Umm ... not so fast.

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Miller bests legendary Braves pitchers
MLB 

Shelby Miller has the 3rd best ERA in MLB, which is nice. More importantly, though, Miller has given up 2 ER or fewer in 9 straight starts to open the season, something Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz never did in a Brave uniform.

MLB 

Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

Two home runs tonight, four in five games....The Napoli Slump can officially be declared dust

High-schooler's catch better than pros
College Football 

2017 CB recruit Marco Wilson of Florida's Plantation American Heritage made a one-handed backflip catch ... on the run. Your move, Odell Beckham Jr.

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Cormier: I'd beat Bader easily
MMA 

Things got heated at the postfight press conference between new champ Daniel Cormier and contender Ryan Bader. Bader accused DC of dodging him and Cormier said: "They said 'Daniel, what do you want' and I said 'I want the easiest fight in the division. I want Ryan Bader. Just give me my paycheck now.'"

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MMA 

Rizzo plays the hero for Chicago
MLB 

Anthony Rizzo's three-run homer in the ninth, part of a six-RBI night, was the difference in the Cubs' 9-6 victory over the Diamondbacks.

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Cormier: I'm a legit champion
MMA 

After winning the title vacated by Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier said: "You see what's sitting right there? That's a gold belt. That thing is reserved for the UFC champion. I didn't disqualify myself from this competition, Jon [Jones] did."

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MMA 

Cerrone on win streak
MMA 

Donald Cerrone said he's still trying to figure out the secret to success in his 8-match win streak, but it boils down to something simple: "Let Cowboy be Cowboy."

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MMA 

Final: Rockies 5, Giants 3

All right, then, we'll call it a draw. San Francisco snagged the first game in Saturday's doubleheader, but Colorado evened the score in the nightcap in part thanks to SS Daniel Descalso's 2nd HR of the season. Box score

Weidman: No time to rest
MMA 

After defending his UFC title again, Chris Weidman said: "I'm confident, but I'm not overconfident. I know there's a lot of guys who want this belt, so I'm ready to get back in that gym and keep getting better."

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MMA 

Cormier takes Johnson for a ride
MMA 

Daniel Cormier nearly pulled off a full suplex when he lifted Anthony Johnson off the canvas during his title fight victory at UFC 187.

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MMA 

Cormier wears down Johnson for title
MMA 

Daniel Cormier took a barrage of kicks and punches from Anthony "Rumble" Johnson -- even in the clinch and from his back. But he pulled Rumble to the ground to eventually cinch in a rear-naked choke for the UFC light heavyweight crown.

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MMA 

Weidman defends title for third time
MMA 

Chris Weidman took a clean right hook to the temple in stride and ultimately took Vitor Belfort down, defeating him via referee stoppage due to ground strikes.

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MMA 

Final: Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 6

Extra innings loomed in Arizona, but Chicago tacked on 3 runs in the top of the 9th with a HR from Anthony Rizzo for the Cubs' 3rd win in their past 4 games. Box score

Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

Dana White tells me he's not going to press conference tonight, but DID say Donald Cerrone is the next lightweight title contender.

Belfort: He took the victory from me
MMA 

ESPN's Cary Chow spoke with UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort after the loss to champion Chris Weidman. Said Belfort about being unable to buck the champ: "He was very heavy, very good on the ground."

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