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Hawks gain Carroll but lose Korver (ankle)

Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll was a surprise start in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cavaliers, despite having suffering a left knee sprain 48 hours prior in Game 1.

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Lawyers endorse Goodell hearing Brady appeal

Attorneys for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell have recommended that Goodell reject the NFLPA's request that he recuse himself from hearing Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension.

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Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton

Draft fits for Knicks, Lakers, Sixers, Wolves

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

Friday's MLB Highlights

Harper smacks 16th homer in win (0:49)

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Smart move for Michael Sam to sign with CFL? (1:34)

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As expected, Goodell to hear Brady's appeal (2:56)

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Ford/Pelton: Best fits for top four picks

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

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Kupchak says next season will be Kobe's last (2:41)

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14hDana O'Neil

Looking ahead: Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats are losing four starters, but a solid recruiting class and plenty of depth should keep them at the top of the Pac-12.

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Braun sparks Brewers' rout of Braves
MLB 

Ryan Braun went 3-for-3 with a 2-run HR and 2-run double, and 4 pitchers combined for a 3-hit shutout as the Brewers cruised past the Braves 11-0 in Atlanta.

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

The last NBA team to win a series after losing the first two games at home was Dallas over Houston in the 2005 first round.

Final: Rangers 5, Lightning 1
NHL 

New York had just 24 shots to Tampa Bay's 39, but the Rangers made the most of their opportunities. Martin St. Louis got his 1st goal of the playoffs against his former team, and the Rangers evened the series at 2-2. Box score

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Thompson beasting on the boards
NBA 

Tristan Thompson has 16 rebounds, helping the Cavs take a 19-point lead with just over 5 minutes to play in Game 2. LeBron James has 29 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Cavs. Follow live

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NBA 

Orioles extend Marlins' skid

Jimmy Paredes went 3-for-5 to raise his average to .353, Manny Machado had a key 2-run double in the 8th, and the Orioles beat the Marlins 8-5. The loss was the 7th straight for Miami (16-26). Box score

Final: Brewers 11, Braves 0

Ryan Braun belted a 2-run homer in the 1st and drove in 2 more runs in a game where six Brewers collected RBIs as struggling Milwaukee ended their 2-game slide. Box score

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Okafor vs. Dog
NBA 

Jahlil Okafor showed off his ball-handling skills by playing keepaway with a dog. Quite frankly, we're impressed with the dog's ability to cut off the driving lane.

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Rangers hold on for win vs. Yanks

The Rangers and Prince Fielder (2 HRs, 4 RBIs) led by as many as 7 runs early, but after late HRs from Garrett Jones and Mark Teixeira had to sweat out a 10-9 victory over the Yankees tonight in the Bronx. Box score

Jeff Ma @jeffma

The cavs are now Lebron and a bunch of guys you don't want to play against in pickup for fear of injury

Freese adds to Angels total

David Freese's sac fly in the 8th brought home Albert Pujols, his 27th RBI on the year. Freese is on pace for his first career 100-RBI season. Angels lead the Red Sox 12-5 in the 9th. Follow live

Belt's HR sets new career mark

Brandon Belt's home run off Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick tonight was calculated at 437 feet, the longest of the Giants first baseman's career. San Francisco leads 3-0 in the 7th. Follow live

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Now Al Horford is being carried off the court by trainer Wally Blase and Mike Scott ... Then Horford finds his footing and walks himself off

Moss sparks Indians' home win
MLB 

Brandon Moss hit his 7th home run of the season and later added a 2-run double as Cleveland extended its winning streak to 4 with a 7-3 win over the struggling Reds.

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Final: Rays 5, Athletics 2

Chris Archer went 5.1 innings, giving up 6 hits and 1 run while striking out 8. But it was Evan Longoria's 3-run blast in the 5th that gave Archer the run support needed to claim his 5th win of the season. Box score

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Jalen Rose @JalenRose

Playing SF, Bron putting the smack down on the Hawks. Tristan/Mosgov size/effort is way too much. Cavs have all the answers to this test.

Cavs build big cushion

LeBron James has 28 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assits, and Cleveland has opened up an 18-point lead after the third quarter. The Cavs outscored the Hawks 30-17 in the third quarter. Follow live

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Tigers power way through Astros
MLB 

The Tigers' J.D. Martinez's second home run of the month came at an opportune time. A third-inning 3-run shot was the difference in Detroit's 6-2 win over Houston.

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King Felix, Cruz power Mariners

Felix Hernandez struck out 8 and improved to 7-1, Nelson Cruz hit his MLB-high 17th HR, and the Mariners beat the Blue Jays 4-3 in Toronto.

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

Welp. The best blocked shot of Tristan Thompson's career was just taken away by a phantom call.