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LeBron's impressive playoff road record

Winning on the road in the postseason is a daunting task, but LeBron James' teams have made a habit of it the past five seasons, writes Brian Windhorst.

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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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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?

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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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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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DeMarre Carroll to start
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Despite suffering a bone bruise in his knee in Game 1, DeMarre Carroll will start Game 2 for the Hawks. Carroll is averaging 16.2 PPG and 6.4 RPG this postseason.

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Rangers' offense explodes in 3rd
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Prince Fielder's 3-run home run highlighted a 7-run, 4-hit top of the 3rd against Yankees SP Michael Pineda. Mitch Moreland also homered in the inning for Texas, which leads 7-0. Follow live

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Mark Barberio will make his 2015 Stanley Cup playoff debut for the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4. Coach Cooper again going with 7 D and 11 F

Dellavedova takes Irving's place

With Kyrie Irving out for Game 2 with left knee tendinitis, Matthew Dellavedova will get the start for the Cavs. Dellavedova is averaging 5.5 points and 2.7 assists in 18.8 minutes per game in the postseason, and 65.3 percent of all of his shots have been 3-pointers. Tip-off is at 8:30 p.m. ET

Mariners hand Felix a small cushion

Logan Morrison smoked a 2-run triple in the 4th to put Seattle up 3-1 over Toronto. This gives Felix Hernandez, who's trying to become MLB's first 7-game winner, a 2-run lead. Follow live

Bishop better against Blueshirts

Ben Bishop is 10-1 in his career against the Rangers and the Lightning have a 2-1 series lead, but Derek Stepan has a six-game point streak going. Follow live

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Young starters dueling in Pittsburgh

The Pirates' Gerrit Cole has the upperhand thus far as his team leads the Mets and rookie Noah Syndergaard 2-1 in the 3rd. Gregory Polanco and Chris Stewart drove in Pittsburgh's runs. Follow live

Harper's incredible month continues
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Bryce Harper has been hotter than hot lately. Since May 6, he has 11 home runs, 11 walks and just 5 strikeouts. He is also just the 6th Nationals/Expos player to hit 11 HRs in a single month.

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Rumble pays no attention to haters
MMA 

Anthony Johnson explained to ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto how he deals with critics, especially online: "You look like you haven't ever thrown a punch in your life. So why would I listen to you?"

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This hazard's more than lateral
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Geologists say a giant sinkhole near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is fairly common because of the region's topography -- but that doesn't change the fact that, you know, a giant sinkhole opened up at the golf course! An undiscovered cave?

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Ichiro moves past The Bambino

Ichiro Suzuki moved past Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list with his 2nd-inning single vs. the Orioles tonight. Suzuki's 2,874 hits put him alone in 42nd place. Next up? Mel Ott (2,876). Follow live

Cormier brushes aside Rumble
UFC 

Daniel Cormier gave a succinct opinion on Saturday night's title bout: "I think the world of Rumble, but Anthony Johnson is not a good enough opponent to beat me."

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Harper homers again

Another game, another Bryce Harper HR. He took Sean O'Sullivan deep to left in the bottom of the 2nd for his 16th of the season, tied with Nelson Cruz for the MLB lead. It's his 11th HR since May 6. Follow live

Top light-heavyweight contenders make weight

No. 1 Anthony "Rumble" Johnson (204.5 lbs) and No. 3 Daniel Cormier (205 lbs) both came under the 205-lb limit for the light-heavyweight title bout. The title was stripped from Jon Jones after substance-abuse and a hit-and-run incident.

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Kobe's Laker longevity nearly unrivaled
NBA 

If 2015-16 is Kobe Bryant's last season with L.A., it would complete a 20-year stint for the Black Mamba with the Lakers. That would be the longest tenure for a player to have with a franchise in NBA history.

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Weidman: Belfort still cheating

In the post-weigh-in interview, Chris Weidman said he heard Vitor Belfort had a 1200 testosterone score during training camp, then accused Belfort of still cheating and promised to make the challenger pay on Saturday night.

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Blatt: Not 'better or worse' on Irving
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Cavaliers coach David Blatt on Kyrie Irving's knee injury and the decision to sit him for Game 2: "I can't say it's better or worse, I can just tell you that the medical staff made a decision that it was better to hold him out."

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