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Adande: Warriors eye finishing touch

For all intents and purposes, these Western Conference finals are over. The only question that remains: How quickly will Steph Curry and the Warriors seal the deal?

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Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton

Ford/Pelton: Draft fits for first four NBA 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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Nationals squeak by Cubs (0:54)

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Any fallout in Chicago over McDonald's release? (1:21)

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Best celebrations of the Premier League season (2:19)

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Looking ahead: UCLA Bruins

Three returning starters -- Bryce Alford, Tony Parker and Isaac Hamilton -- will form the Bruins' nucleus. The potential challenge is depth.

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Razzano's surprise underhand serve (0:27)

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Tom Brady appeal delayed? Sort of ...
NFL 

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss on the 10-day deadline for Brady's appeal: "My interpretation of reading the CBA is that the 10-day mark is the deadline to actually set the date to have the hearing, so we should have a date by Wednesday. That's my interpretation. ... To call it a delay, I'm not sure that would be 100 percent accurate."

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NFL 

LeBron puts his teams on his back
NBA 

No one fills the box score for his team like LeBron James -- literally. He's head and shoulders above everyone else in NBA history as a statistical team leader.

NBA 

Stephen Curry's specialty
NBA 

The MVP is shooting 44.8% from beyond the arc this postseason, slightly up from his regular season 44.3%. But from the left corner Curry has missed just one triple in 13 games, shooting a ridiculous 91% from that area.

NBA 

Stanton bashes 13th HR

After making an acrobatic catch to save a run and end the second inning, Marlins RF Giancarlo Stanton homered to right field to cut into the Pirates' lead. Stanton is 2-for-2 with 2 RBIs. Follow live

Rangers edge Indians 10-8 in slugfest

Josh Hamilton went 0-for-3 in his first action of the season, but Texas had plenty of offense, with Prince Fielder and Elvis Andrus each homering and driving in 3 runs. Texas won its 6th straight, while Cleveland’s 6-game win streak was snapped. Box score

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Peralta, Cardinals walk off in 10th

Jhonny Peralta homered to left for his 4th career walk-off HR to give St. Louis a 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks. The Cardinals improved to 16-5 at home with the win. Box score

Pirates grab 3-1 lead on Cervelli smash
MLB 

Marlins SP David Phelps gave up his first home run this season on a three-run shot to Pirates C Francisco Cervelli in the second inning, surrendering Miami's 1-0 lead. Follow live

MLB 

Oakland's Hahn tosses 4-hit shutout
MLB 

Jesse Hahn struck out 5 and issued 1 walk in his first career complete game to lead the Athletics to a 4-0 win over the Tigers. Oakland tallied all of its runs in the 6th inning. Box score

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Blue Jays jump on Noesi early

Toronto has a 4-0 lead in the first inning against Hector Noesi and the White Sox after Chris Colabello plated two runs with a single and Justin Smoak hit a two-run shot in the next at-bat. Follow live

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Kevin McHale: "I don’t understand what feeling sorry for yourself has ever done for anybody. I'm not a big fan of that."

D-backs, Cardinals headed to extras

Reliever J.C. Ramirez came in with no outs and runners on first and second in a tie game in the bottom of the 9th. No problem, as Ramirez struck out the side to extend the game. Follow live

M's make Odorizzi work to start series

Rays starter Jake Odorizzi needed 23 pitches to get the first out, but not before Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz hit RBI singles to give the Mariners a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

Ailing Cavs looking for sweep, rest

LeBron James is playing through multiple injuries. Kyrie Irving has missed the past two games. Cleveland needs a long break, and it'll get one if it completes a sweep of the Hawks. Eight days off?

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On this date in 1935, Babe Ruth: 4-for-4, 3 HR for Boston Braves, including his 714th HR. It was his 14th/final 4-for-4 or 5-for-5 game

Making The Rounds: Ali-Liston II
Boxing 

Muhammad Ali won a rematch against Sonny Liston to retain his title on May 25, 1965, and 50 years later, the fight remains controversial. Jim Basquil, Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew break down the "phantom punch" and more.

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Boxing 

Cleveland errors lead to Rangers runs

Cleveland claimed a 1-run lead in the bottom of the 6th, but throwing errors by Marc Rzepczynski and Zach McAllister helped extend a Texas rally, and the Rangers put 2 runs on the board before the stretch to claim a 9-8 lead. Follow live

LeBron wants Cavs to pay Thompson
NBA 

LeBron James, who shares an agent with teammate Tristan Thompson, told reporters the big man has earned a new long-term deal. "Tristan should probably be a Cavalier for his whole career," James said. "There's no reason why he shouldn't." Max money?

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FIFA challenger reports election breach
Soccer 

Prince Ali bin al-Hussein's election team says it rejected a potentially illegal offer to help oust Sepp Blatter in Friday's FIFA election and informed law enforcement agencies after being approached by an individual who offered details on Blatter's finances and claimed to be able to help deliver votes in the head-to-head contest for the FIFA presidency. The individual was not identified.

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