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LeBron, Cavs sweep away Hawks, return to Finals

The Cavaliers finished off a sweep of the Hawks with a Game 4 blowout, cruising to their first NBA Finals since 2007. It will be LeBron's fifth straight Finals appearance.

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Kaepernick sorry for insensitive flooding post

Colin Kaepernick, who has nearly 755,000 Twitter followers and 1.3 million followers on Instagram, deleted and apologized Tuesday for a post that trivialized deadly floods in the Houston area.

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Sando: The soaring cost of NFL QB contracts

Mike Sando explains why the cost of quarterback contracts in the NFL will continue to rise -- and what that means for upcoming contract negotiations for Cam Newton and Russell Wilson.

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LeBron channels his inner Jordan (2:24)

MLB Walk-offs

Mets walk off in 10 (0:50)

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10hDavid Purdum

Point spreads play key role in TV ratings

Two economists have shown that the point spread plays a significant role in viewing interest, at times producing 30 percent spikes in TV ratings on noncompetitive games.

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60-Second Slice: Day 3 (0:59)

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11hBob Ehalt

Baffert seeks to join rare company

At age 75, Billy Turner's the only person on Earth who can say he has trained a Triple Crown winner. He would love to welcome Bob Baffert to that exclusive club.

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X Games Austin preview -- Tom Schaar (3:49)

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Howard not suspended for hitting Bogut in face (1:20)

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Experts' picks: AT&T Byron Nelson

Which golfer will win this week's AT&T Byron Nelson? Aussie Marc Leishman seems to be the trendy pick among our experts.

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Did Blatt leave LeBron hanging? (0:06)

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Twins edge Red Sox at Target Field
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First-inning RBI doubles from Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki were all the Twins would need in their 2-1 victory. Mike Pelfrey tossed 7 innings of 1-run ball to help Minnesota to its 4th straight win. Box score

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The Kershaw Show is live in L.A.
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Clayton Kershaw has 10 K's through 7 scoreless innings vs. the Braves. The Dodgers have an 8-0 lead heading into the bottom of the 8th. Watch

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LeBron on SportsCenter

LeBron James, J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson are at the podium following Cleveland's Game 4 win over the Hawks. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

Donaldson does it all in Jays' win
MLB 

Josh Donaldson is the 1st player in the Modern Era with 4 hits, 5 runs scored, 2 HRs, and a walk-off HR in one game. (via Elias)

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Donaldson, Jays walk off in slugfest

Josh Donaldson's second home run of the night came in the bottom of the ninth with two men on to lift Toronto over the White Sox 10-9. Donaldson (4 RBIs) and Jose Bautista (5 RBIs) drove in 9 of the Blue Jays' 10 runs.

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CFL a smart move for Michael Sam
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"The good news for Sam is that he is going to a place that could be far more rewarding for him football-wise than anything the NFL has offered to date," Jeffri Chadiha writes. Sam can develop in Canada

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Dodgers dominating in L.A.

The Dodgers needed three innings, but they solved Braves SP Julio Teheran. After a six-run fourth inning, Adrian Gonzalez belted a two-run shot in the fifth inning to end Teheran's night with 8 ER on 10 hits. Dodger Stadium is rockin'. Watch live

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Rangers avoid elimination to force Game 7
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Derek Brassard's hat trick and two assists guided the Rangers to a 7-3 victory over the Lightning in Game 6 as New York improved to 4-0 in elimination games this postseason.

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Stamkos: “There’s pressure on both teams. I don’t care what kind of spin you want to put on it. It’s Game 7 to get to the finals."

Ethier double extends lead in 4th
MLB 

Dodgers RF Andre Ethier drove in 2 runs during a 6-run inning with a double down the right-field line on ESPN. Ethier now has 6 doubles and 19 RBIs.

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No no-no for Kershaw

Nick Markakis recorded the Braves' first hit -- a single to left field -- to lead off the top of the fifth inning, spoiling Clayton Kershaw's chance for a perfect game. The Dodger Stadium crowd let out a collective groan as Kershaw allowed his first hit. Watch live

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David Blatt: "LeBron came home, I left home. I left a lot of people I love dearly to pursue a dream...it's special because it's worthwhile"

Final: Cavaliers 118, Hawks 88

For just the sixth time, a 1-seed has been swept from the playoffs. Cleveland controlled Game 4 from wire-to-wire as LeBron James returns to the NBA Finals for the fifth consecutive year. Box score

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Paul Millsap on his upcoming free agency: "This team is family, this team is close and that will play into the decision."

Kershaw, Dodgers doing work vs. Braves

The Dodgers rewarded Clayton Kershaw's four scoreless innings with six runs in the fourth inning on three doubles and two singles. Kershaw even helped his own cause with a RBI base hit to right field. L.A. leads 6-0 heading to the fifth inning. Watch live

Who wins Rangers-Lightning Game 7?
NHL 

Barry Melrose makes his prediction for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals: "The two teams are very evenly matched ... but the goaltender makes the difference. It's the most important position of any position in sports."

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