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2hBrando Simeo Starkey with reporting by Justin Tinsley

Floyd, Manny and the death of boxing

2hBrando Simeo Starkey with reporting by Justin Tinsley

Floyd, Manny and the death of boxing

Racial progress killed American boxing. Floyd, Manny and Al cash in on its (brief?) revival.

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13mBrett Okamoto

Jones makes court appearance; no plea given

Jon Jones appeared in court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday for a felony first appearance, stemming from a hit-and-run the fighter was allegedly involved in Sunday.

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Caliendo: Kiper's kids combine (3:11)

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Man of Manny crafts (2:35)

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NFL Draft

Trade scenarios for Titans to consider (4:08)

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39mKeith Law

Top 25 players under 25

Mike Trout and Bryce Harper rank first and second, respectively, on Keith Law's list of the top 25 players in the majors under the age of 25.

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Coller: What's next for Johnny Hockey

Matthew Coller looks closer at why teams passed on Johnny Gaudreau in 2011, and what his long-term potential is with the Calgary Flames.

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Gibson receives Parkinson's diagnosis (2:13)

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Best and worst college-to-NBA decisions

On the day the NBA's early entry list is released to the world, Jeff Goodman looks at the best and worst college-to-NBA decisions.

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Surreal scene in Baltimore (2:24)

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What to expect with Kevin Love out
NBA 

Based on his per-40 minute splits this season, expect LeBron James' scoring and usage percentage to sky rocket with Love sidelined. James had a usage percentage of 40.0 with Love off the floor this season, a mark that would have been the NBA all-time single-season record.

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NBA 

Reds mulling surgery for Homer Bailey

Manager Bryan Price said today the club is looking at several options, including surgery. Bailey went on the 15-day disabled list but will be sidelined for much longer, even if surgery isn't performed. Bailey is in the second season of a $105M, six-year contract.

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

NBA released early entry list for NBA Draft. 91 players - 48 college/43 intl players. No big surprises. We’ll update In & Out & Top 100 soon

Jon Jones appears in court
MMA 

Jones appeared in an Albuquerque, New Mexico court on Tuesday for a felony first appearance, stemming from a hit-and-run the fighter was allegedly involved in Sunday. He did not enter a plea or speak during Tuesday's court appearance. Full story

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MMA 

Final: Hull City 1-0 Liverpool
Soccer 

Liverpool remained 7 points behind Manchester United for the English Premier League's final Champions League spot. Hull's win was big in its relegation race as it moved past Aston Villa into 15th place, 4 points clear of 18th-placed Sunderland.

Soccer 

Hamilton back in Rangers garb
MLB 

New Rangers OF Josh Hamilton spent today at the team's spring training facility in Arizona. The Angels traded him to Texas, where he played from 2008-2012, on Monday.

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MLB 

German powers in extra time
Soccer 

Here's the goal by Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that tied Bayern Munich and forced extra time. The winner advances to the German national cup finals. The match can be seen on WatchESPN.

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Soccer 

He's back! Caliendo's Mel Kiper helps kids
NFL 

Mel Kiper doesn't just rank draft prospects. He drafts Girl Scout cookies, too. Thin mints No. 1?

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NFL 

McIlory has ringside seats for megafight
Boxing 

Says the golfer on the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout: "I always said if these two guys fought each other, I wouldn't miss the opportunity to go. Luckily we're somewhere close and hopefully I'm still part of this tournament at that time, but it just wasn't an opportunity that I was going to miss."

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Boxing 

Kurkjian breaks down O's options
MLB 

Said Tim Kurkjian of the White Sox and O's playing in front of an empty stadium Wednesday: "This is gonna be bizarre."

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MLB 

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

MLB is not commenting on how it will compensate the Orioles for lost revenue. Orioles will get 100% of Rays ticket $ in Tampa as home team

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Just one elite player in the Class of 2015 remains: Jaylen Brown. No one knows where the power wing will land. Michigan, UK, KU, Cal, UNC.

Stark's worst free-agent signings
MLB 

Josh Hamilton's departure from the Angels shot him right to the top of Jayson Stark's "Worst Free-Agent Signings of All Time" list. And it was a pretty easy call, as L.A. basically ate $60M just to send him packing. Other infamous signings

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MLB 

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Orioles background: The Siena college men's basketball team played in front of no crowd for 9 games in 1988-89 season (measles quarantine)

Wednesday's empty stadium will be a first
MLB 

The White Sox-Orioles game will be played at 2 p.m. with no fans in attendance. An MLB spokesman told ESPN's Outside the Lines the league is not aware of any other time a regular-season MLB game has taken place, on purpose, without spectators allowed.

MLB 

ESPN FC @ESPNFC

Goal Dortmund! Aubameyang equalises! Neuer claims the ball never crossed the line, but it's 1-1!

8 seconds separate quickest knockouts
Boxing 

Two-thirds of Manny Pacquiao's career wins have come via KO, with his quickest being 1:04 into Round 1. Floyd Mayweather's wins end in KO 55% of the time, but his fastest is a bit slower, coming at 1:12 into Round 1.

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Boxing 

Bogut anchors Warriors' stingy defense

For years, the Warriors were known solely for their offensive prowess, planning -- and ultimately failing -- to simply outscore opponents. This year is different, thanks to Andrew Bogut, the most important man for the Warriors in the 2015 playoffs. The difference-maker

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No. 7 recruit commits to Kansas

Cheick Diallo told ESPN's Paul Biancardi that he felt Kansas was the best place for him: "I can earn playing time right away. I played against Joel Embiid in high school and watched his development. I need to work on a lot of things and feel Coach Self can help my game."

Ray Lewis: Rioting is wrong
NFL 

In a message posted on Facebook, the former Ravens star asked the citizens of Baltimore to refrain from violence: "No way this could happen in our city."

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NFL 

O's-ChiSox closed to public Wednesday

Wednesday's game in Baltimore will begin at 2:05 p.m. ET but will be played in front of an empty stadium. The weekend series with the Rays has been moved to Tropicana Field. Monday's and today's games are rescheduled for a double-header May 28 in Baltimore.

Pats' Danny Amendola OK with pay cut

The WR's base salary decreased from $4M to $1.25M: "I love playing for this team, for these coaches, for this organization. I have family out here. This is home to me. I love playing here. This is a great experience, and I'd like to prolong that for as long as I can. It's been fun."