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Curry's unlikely dominance leads to MVP honor

Stephen Curry's shooting prowess astounded the NBA all season. But it's his all-around dominance that makes him a worthy league MVP.

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Disappointment in Philippines following Pacquiao's loss (1:42)


Sunday's MLB Highlights

Astros win 10th straight (0:52)


SportsCenter Clips

McIlroy wins WGC-Cadillac Match Play (1:56)


Have You Seen?

Watch: Daredevils fielders fall over each other (0:21)



Buster Olney: End retaliatory beanball

"However MLB got to this place, no matter the tradition, it's stupid that pitchers are throwing fastballs at prone targets and dramatically increasing the risk of injury." Unwrite this unwritten rule

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If Bulls don't beat Cavs now, then when?

ESPN's Nick Friedell: "It's a chance to silence those who question [the Bulls'] consistency and to take advantage of another team's misfortune for a change after years of dealing with emotional setbacks." Bulls-Cavs starts tonight. Now or never

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Wild are down 2-0, can they come back?

"Not the way Chicago is playing right now," ESPN's Barry Melrose said. "The Chicago Blackhawks are playing so well right now. ... And [goalie Corey] Crawford played really well. That was more important than anything."


LeBron ditched headband for teammates

LeBron James gave up his trademark back in March and hasn't worn it since. He told the Cleveland Plain Dealer: "I did it because I just wanted to look like my teammates. Just wanted to be one. Nothing more than that."

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Rory joined Jack and Tiger yesterday as only players with 10 wins at age 25. Turns 26 today. Jack and Tiger each won two majors at that age.

Hey Patriots' picks, no time for partying

Bill Belichick's message? "Welcome to the NFL. ... They'll get a big dose of New England Patriots football over the next whatever we've got, six weeks -- however long it is. We'll give them everything we can in heavy doses ... The strong will survive. The other ones will fall off. And we'll keep going." More, um, words of inspiration?

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Happy 26th birthday, Rory McIlroy!

The world No. 1 golfer celebrated a day early this year as he claimed his second World Golf Championship title Sunday, his 10th PGA Tour title. In the last 75 years, he's just the 3rd player to win 10 on Tour prior to turning 26. Not bad!

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Confidence rising for Jaguars
NFL Draft 

Jacksonville, owners of the third overall pick, found themselves with a B+ in Mel Kiper's Draft Grades. And Vegas is more optimistic on the Jags, as well. They were the biggest risers in Westgate SuperBook's odds, now 100-1 to win it all. More draft grades (Insider)

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Sources: Curry to win MVP

Stephen Curry will be named the 2014-15 NBA MVP today, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein, confirming a CSN Bay Area report. Curry will be the first Warriors player to win the award since Wilt Chamberlain in 1959-60. Curry by the numbers

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BBTN's Power Rankings

The Astros are tied with the Cardinals for the most wins in baseball and have the best 25-game start in franchise history. With that impressive start, Houston has pushed its way into the Power Rankings, knocking out the Mets.


From one Chicago team to another

Each Cubs player wore a personalized Blackhawks jersey on the flight to St. Louis Sunday night in support of the city's team taking on the Wild in Game 2. It must've been good luck -- the 'Hawks won 4-1 and took a 2-0 series lead.

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Andy Murray wins first clay-court title

The top-seeded Murray overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) today in the BMW Open final, which was rained out Sunday. It's Murray's 33rd career title.


Playing favorites in the NFL draft

"Favorite pick" doesn't necessarily mean "best player" -- and Todd McShay will tell you so as he breaks down his favorite pick for each of the 32 teams. Favorite picks

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Nowitzki could come off the bench

Dirk Nowitzki will be 37 next season, and the Mavs could bring him off the bench as he finishes the two years on his contract. Said team president Donnie Nelson: "Is it possible? It's possible. Is it likely? I'm not sure about that."

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ICYMI: Brewers (7-18) fire Roenicke

Brewers GM Doug Melvin said of the team's decision to fire manager Ron Roenicke after Sunday's win: "Over roughly the last 100 games, we have not performed at the level that we should. It's all about wins and losses, and after the first month of play this year we didn't see the progress and improvement we had hoped for." Story

Jason Terry has hamstring issues, too

Clippers G Chris Paul is questionable for Game 1 vs. the Rockets tonight with a strained left hamstring, and Houston G Terry said he has issues of his own: "I've been off these three days. We'll see. It felt good today."

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Allen booed relentlessly after mistake

Grizzlies G Tony Allen didn't realize he was walking through a child's dance performance in the Grizzlies-Warriors game Sunday -- and the Golden State fans definitely didn't give him the benefit of the doubt.


Houston's complete 180

Not only do the Astros have the best 25-game start in franchise history, they have the fourth-best start in MLB history after losing at least 90 games the previous season.


Winston's contract says no baseball

According to Sports Illustrated's Peter King, the Bucs put a clause in the QB's contract prohibiting him from playing pro baseball during his deal. Winston has publicly said baseball "has always been my dream." (via MMQB)

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