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2hTom Haberstroh

Heat forward Chris Bosh thinks there's more to prove

Tom Haberstroh examines whether Heat forward Chris Bosh will ultimately become a member of the NBA's exclusive top 50 players club.

Wade: Bosh moving forward, helping as leader (0:39)
Elias Stein

Quiz: Which NBA team are you?

Four strong cultures in the NBA have endured for at least a decade, writes Kevin Arnovitz: The San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. Find out which one fits you best.

27mDave McMenamin

Lue calls out Barkley, defends Cavs' 3 pursuit

Cavs coach Tryonn Lue believes there's no "place in our game" for taking an opponent out -- tactics that TNT analyst Charles Barkley proposed after the Hawks fell in a 2-0 series hole Wednesday.

3hZach Lowe

Lowe: Did Vogel get a fair shake?

Pacers president Larry Bird wants his team to play a certain way, and his coach couldn't deliver. Don't worry, Frank Vogel will be back and better than ever.

Stephen A.: I think Vogel got screwed over (1:35)
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2hTodd McShay

McShay: Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early.

TBT: The epic pizza throw in Boston (0:54)
Highlights: Liverpool 3-0 Villarreal (2:33)
#TBT: 17 things you patently missed that time Steph Curry dribbled Chris Paul into the floor (1:30)
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W2W4: Stars vs. Blues, Game 4

The Stars were 'embarassed' by a Game 3 blowout and irked by the Blues' histrionics. Now, they need their goalies and D to step up in an increasingly testy series.

Khan, Alvarez ready to face off (0:39)
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6hChris Wright

Shaq celebrates Northampton promotion

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal bellows his way through "We Are The Champions" to celebrate his favourite football team's promotion.

Rays mascot KO'd by Adrian Gonzalez (0:31)
Arrieta's stats are ludicrous, and Dallas Braden can't even handle it (2:51)


The Mullet is coming back

The Panthers announced today that they agreed to terms with 44-year-old All-Star forward Jaromir Jagr on a one-year contract. The 22-year NHL veteran led the Panthers with 66 points this season.

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Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Whenever Tiger Woods comes back, he needs to "lower his expectations,'' said Johnny Miller. The two-time major winner said during a conference call for the Players Championship that if he could give Woods advice "when he comes back, he should say I've been working really hard on my golf and it feels good in practice, but I really can't tell what I'm going to do when I tee it up. I hope to just make some cuts and build from there.'' Miller added: "Going that other route sounds heroic, but it's just so much pressure.''


Liverpool moves on to Europa League final
UEFA Europa League 

Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana turned around a 1-0 first-leg deficit with a 3-0 victory at Anfield to help Liverpool to its fourth Europa League final.

UEFA Europa League 

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

We are admittedly reading into things a little bit, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi nor Alex Rodriguez again had an update on how long he would be out. Girardi said the team wants its doctor to review the MRI of A-Rod's hamstring. A Baltimore radiologist has given the Yankees an opinion. Maybe it means little and the Yankees are just being cautious, but if the MRI caused no reason to worry, would the Yankees need to wait another day?

Stephen Piscotty gets on his horse

Check out this incredible play by Stephen Piscotty, who sprints and lays out to catch a foul ball.


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Monica Abbott became the first player to sign a $1 million deal in National Pro Fastpitch history, and she hopes it paves the way for female athletes everywhere. "I see opportunities for other athletes," Abbott said, "for the college girls coming in [to the league], for the college freshmen, for the 12-year-olds."

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN/Elias: Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson have both played in each of Miami's 8 games during this year's playoffs. The only other pair of Heat rookies who played in 8 or more postseason games in one year is Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem, who played 13 playoff games in 2004.

Sevilla back in Europa League final
UEFA Europa League 

Sevilla advanced to its third straight Europa League final after a 3-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the second leg of their semifinal matchup.

UEFA Europa League 

Klopp hops to the Europa League final
UEFA Europa League 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp showed off some hops during Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Villarreal.

UEFA Europa League 

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Tattoo on track star Nick Symmonds shoulder for 2016 track season just sold on eBay for $21,800. Winner not yet known.


Americans winning on clay courts

Led by Louisa Chirico, the Americans, both men and women, are showcasing some rare clay success at the Madrid Open. Encouraging signs

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Ice, ice Brady: QB connects with Vanilla Ice

Tom Brady lit up the stage with 1990s rap star Vanilla Ice at an Under Armour event in Baltimore on Wednesday. Stop, collaborate and listen

Vanilla Ice

Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft
NFL Draft 

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early. Who goes No. 1? (Insider)

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NFL Draft 

Justin Bieber rains down 3s at Nets facility

The pop singer showed off his long-distance prowess in his latest stop at an NBA team facility during his current world tour. Biebs from downtown

Justin Bieber/Instagram

Kiper: Early-impact rookies, Rounds 2-3

Which second- and third-rounders could produce immediately? Giants WR Sterling Shepard and Jaguars LB Myles Jack make Mel Kiper's list. Making plays early (Insider)

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NHL mock draft: Auston Matthews, then who?
NHL Draft 

Corey Pronman projects who will be picked in each slot of the first round of the 2016 NHL draft. No surprise at No. 1 (Auston Matthews to the Leafs), but there's some intrigue later. Who's after Matthews? (Insider)

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NHL Draft 

Wade speaks on Bosh

Dwyane Wade talks about the role Chris Bosh will play for the remainder of the playoffs and helping out as a leader. "As a teammate, it's not the news you'd love to hear," Wade said.


Bosh's mission: Basketball immortality

Tom Haberstroh examines whether Heat forward Chris Bosh will ultimately become a member of the NBA's exclusive top 50 players club. 'It would mean everything to me'

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks have officially placed RB Marshawn Lynch on the reserve/retired list.

Different kind of kicks

Leicester's Christian Fuchs reached excellence on the soccer pitch by winning a title -- but can he kick an American football over a house?


Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

It might not beat Lil Wayne throwing a Twitter shoutout to Tom Watson after his final Masters appearance -- really, nothing beats that -- but Vanilla Ice tweeted this photo of Jordan Spieth (and yes, that's Lindsey Vonn, too), which should have us all reimagining the best golfer/rapper duos imaginable.