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Follow live: NHL draft is underway

Buffalo is playing host to the top prospects from around the world as 30 NHL teams search for the next generation of stars.

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Manziel's lawyer uncertain QB can stay clean

A text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press shows that Johnny Manziel's lawyer is seeking a plea deal in his domestic violence case and has concerns about his ability to stay sober.

Jemele says Knicks 'delusional' if they think Durant is coming (1:51)
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The offseason of James Harden begins today

After a difficult season, Rockets star James Harden is determined to rebuild a winner in Houston -- no matter what (and who) it takes.

By presidential decree: Put a shirt on, J.R. (0:24)
'The Dikembe Mutombo song' will make your day (2:25)
Nichols: NBA must address one-and-done (2:17)
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USA Basketball: Rio Olympics coverage

Many of the NBA's best are headed to Rio in search of a third straight gold medal. As Coach K & Co. take on the world, we're tracking all things Team USA hoops.

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Sports Misery Index: Cleveland passes its crown

Now that the Cavs have won a championship, which city replaces Cleveland as the most tortured? Bill Barnwell unveils his Misery Index to determine the fan base that has suffered the most.

Mom drops off Eli Apple for first day of practice (0:33)
Valentine with an epic draft reaction (0:56)
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How to Take a Penalty

Getting a penalty in soccer might seem like a surefire way to score a goal, but there's an art to it that is often missed. Those who ignore it from 12 yards out are doomed to miss. Check out our guide to understanding the mysterious ways of the spot kick.

Little Patriots fan gives Steve Smith Sr. smack talk (0:23)
Umpire bloody after taking bat to the head (0:37)

Braves GM doesn't expect to trade ace Teheran

Julio Teheran is expected to be one of baseball's most coveted pitchers as the trade deadline approaches, but Braves GM John Coppolella said he doesn't think the team will trade the ace.

Sexual assault survivor finally gets answers (4:27)


Final 2016 NHL mock draft
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Friday's draft will be the last with just 30 teams in the first round. The Maple Leafs are on the clock. First round (Insider)

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Buddy Hield on what he brings to New Orleans: "Just a great teammate. A guy that can spread the floor for guys like Anthony. He's so special the way that he does things, the way he can play both ways, score the ball in a variety of ways -- pick-and-pop, face-up, post-up. So just spreading the floor and making life easier for Anthony on the court."

USA Basketball 2016: Team roster

Coach K is ready to go for a third-straight Gold in Rio, but which players are in and which players are out for Team USA? Stacked Roster

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma State has come apart at the seams. Arizona leads 8-2 after a botched attempt to play a bunt, which followed a botched call at first base by on another bunt. Rematch coming Saturday.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Two unearned runs for Arizona in the eighth after a bad throw by second baseman J.R. Davis. The Wildcats lead 6-2. Cowboys just don't have the same look as early in this tournament. Could it be the three days off? They'll need to get back into form for the rematch Saturday, barring a huge comeback here.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Lightning GM Steve Yzerman chats with Sharks GM Doug Wilson on the NHL Draft floor. Yzerman has big decisions to make with Steven Stamkos and goalie Ben Bishop in the next couple days.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Your newest Pelicans.

New day, new number for D-Rose

Derrick Rose hopes to regain his rhythm and bring a little bit of Chicago to the Knicks by changing his jersey number to 25.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose on Kristaps Porzingis: "That's somebody I would die to play with and now I got two of those guys (in KP & Carmelo)."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The real Mark Trumbo (third from left, wearing black #Orioles pullover) looks on as 24 fake Mark Trumbos work out before tonight's O's/Rays opener. In honor of the Baltimore slugger, who's currently tied for the major-league lead in homers, all of his teammates - who got their schwag a little early in advance of this Sunday's Trumbo Tee Shirt day - rocked the giveaway during batting practice. Whether or not Trumbo was wearing his tee under the pullover remains a mystery.

Meet The Rookies

Now that NBA draft 2016 is officially in the history books, the league's newest rookies are eager to showcase skills like these on the hardwood next season. SC Top 10 Highlights


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona sophomore LH Cameron Ming enters in the fifth inning as the Wildcats lead 4-2. Ming has now pitched in seven consecutive Arizona games in this postseason.

The Brexit, the pound and the EPL

The pound dropped in value after Thursday's big vote in the UK. Short, long-term impact

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Best seat in the house For Thon Maker
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Several first-round picks were not invited to wait by the stage during NBA Draft. No. 10 pick Maker says: "It's actually a good seat -- already building relationships with the fans.” New fan favorite

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets have internally talked about several positions for Jose Reyes. That includes the outfield. They've also discussed a utility role and being primarily being a third baseman or second baseman.

Who's the best tennis player ever?

Two fun facts about the rankings: There are three women in the top 5, and the No. 1 player isn't the one with the most slams. Top 20


OTD: Longest match at Wimbledon

On June 24, 2010, Nicholas Mahut and John Isner battled for 11 hours and five minutes over the span of three days for the longest match in Wimbledon history. Isner escaped with the win.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins acknowledged he's already discussed with his staff how the Mets would use Jose Reyes assuming he lands with the Mets. Reyes will become a free agent on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Michael Smith: Durant sweepstakes over

Smith thinks Sam Presti's trade to acquire Victor Oladipo means Kevin Durant will re-sign with the Thunder.


'The Dikembe Mutombo Song'

Did Jimmy Kimmel Live! just drop the song of the summer?


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he's highly motivated to make the playoffs with the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony will appreciate that.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

The stage is set for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.


Tim Kavanagh Fantasy and Insider 

Maple Leafs fans outside First Niagara Center in Buffalo for the NHL draft tonight. One of them is wishing a bit harder than the other.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he's feeling healthy this summer: "I feel like something special is going to happen (this coming season)."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nathan Bannister, Arizona's ace senior who leads the nation in innings pitched, just suffered an arm injury in the third inning. He's done. Huge development. Wildcats lead 3-0.