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King holds court; Cavs leave Atlanta up 2-0

LeBron James scored a game-high 30 points. But he did more than score Friday night in leading the short-handed Cavs to a comfortable 94-82 win.

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Sando: Offseason grades for all NFL teams

Mike Sando hands out offseason grades for all 32 NFL teams with the help of ESPN analysts Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Matt Williamson and Field Yates. The Jets come out on top with an A grade.

Friday's MLB Highlights

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

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The top five surprising teams (3:24)
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Smart move for Michael Sam to sign with CFL? (1:34)

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NBA top 3 plays of the week (0:57)

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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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Top two seeds prevail in semifinals (2:47)

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95th time's a charm?

Pitcher Akihiro Shibata (12) and his teammates celebrate after ending a 94-game losing streak, winning for the first time in five years, during a Tokyo Big 6 Baseball League game. The University of Tokyo, which does not offer athletic scholarships, beat Hosei 6-4 to win its first game since Oct. 2, 2010.

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Secondary players to watch at French
Tennis 

It goes without saying, the Big Four are the clubhouse leaders to win the French Open, but there are darkhorse candidates who could challenge them. Six players to watch

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Tennis 

Chris Weidman: Belfort is cheating
MMA 

"I left him alone with his whole drug test thing. But then we just found out, during camp [Vitor Belfort] had a 1200 testosterone score. I'm 10 years younger than him and he's got a way higher testosterone level. This guy is still cheating. I'm going to make him pay for it."

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MMA 

'Hey Messi, can you take our picture?'
Soccer 

Barcelona was training for its final La Liga match today and a fan wanted a picture with his favorite player... so he had Lionel Messi hold the camera while he was joined by Javier Mascherano.

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Soccer 

finding feature team a 'hard knock' life
NFL 

With Cleveland out, four teams are rumored to still be in the running for HBO's "Hard Knocks." We assess the entertainment value of the Texans, Bills, Giants and Redskins. Are you not entertained?

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NFL 

Rangers crush Lightning, tie series
NHL 

Rick Nash tallied two goals and an assist in New York's 5-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Henrik Lundqvist bounced back form a rough Game 3 with 38 saves on 39 Lightning shots.

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NHL 

Making too much of Nadal's slump?

Maria Sharapova says it's "disrespectful" to write off Rafael Nadal, while Andy Murray calls it "stupid." Nonetheless, the nine-time French Open champ has a lot to prove. Nadal: 'My feelings are good'

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Hawks pick bad time for skid

Atlanta was 35-6 at home during the regular season and didn't lose back-to-back home games at any point -- until the first two games of the conference finals.

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Thibodeau's tumultuous times
NBA 

Tom Thibodeau might not be back with the Bulls despite five very successful seasons as head coach. Nick Friedell looks at how and when things might have gone wrong. Thibodeau timeline

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NBA 

White Sox to retire Konerko's number
MLB 

Paul Konerko's No. 14 will be retired today by the team. Said Konerko on Friday: "As a kid, you see stuff at stadiums or you hear about a guy whose number is retired. You don't really think that that's something that's attainable." He's the 11th player to have his number retired by the Sox.

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MLB 

LeBron puts Cavs on his shoulders
NBA 

With Kyrie Irving out Friday, LeBron James scored or assisted on 60 of the Cavaliers’ 94 points as Cleveland went up 2-0 in Atlanta. The 60 points created were LeBron's 2nd-most this postseason.

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NBA 

Looking ahead: Oregon

A talented recruiting class should help the Ducks compete in the Pac-12, a league that doesn't appear to have a clear favorite, finish in the top tier and return to the NCAA tournament. Capable of more?

Top 5 surprising MLB teams
MLB 

The Astros are the consensus biggest surprise -- in a good way -- so far this season, but there's some disagreement among the BBTN experts as to who rounds out the top 5.

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MLB 

Cormier: I feel good
MMA 

Daniel Cormier had a short camp to get ready for his title shot at UFC 187, but says he's ready: "I have to fight smart, make him fight where he's uncomfortable, move my head and just never be there to be hit."

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