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3hZach Lowe

It's prime time in Oklahoma City

With their two stars reaching their apex together, the Oklahoma City Thunder are on the verge of dethroning the 73-win defending champs.

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Stephen A.: 'Westbrook is putting the world on notice. Steph, who?' (2:01)
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4hBrian Windhorst

Cavaliers looking to find substance in the cliché

The Cavs had control of their series with the Raptors. Until they didn't. Now a best-of-three showdown has Cleveland looking for answers heading into Game 5 (8:30 ET on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Miesha Tate's circuitous route to the UFC title

UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate sits down with Phil Murphy to share memories from early in her career, including the time she dated a male wrestler who defeated her in high school.

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Was Draymond's trip of Kanter a dirty play? (1:52)
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2hMike Sando

2016 offseason grades for all 32 NFL teams

Which NFL teams actually made themselves better this offseason? Our crew of NFL Insiders dissects all the relevant draft picks and deals, grading each franchise's performance.

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5hCalvin Watkins

Rougned Odor fights back against his bad reputation

Some opponents think he's immature, disrespectful or worse. But Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, a young player with an old-school style, has his teammates in his corner.

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Duke walk-on shocked with scholarship (1:52)
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    The unique life of Las Vegas gambler

    After three arrests and a year in a halfway house, Alan "Dink" Denkenson gave up bookmaking, moved to Las Vegas and became a pro gambler. But times have changed for Dink and other old-school professional sports bettors, writes David Hill.

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Tedy Bruschi: If Warriors lose, they're worse than 18-1 Patriots (2:09)
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NBA Insiders

Trade, free-agent forecasts for 15 NBA teams

The big trades, the big free agents, the big decisions. Our NBA Insiders go 5-on-5 on 15 teams, leading with Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks.

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2hPhil Sheridan

Eagles coordinator Reich says QB order not set

In an appearance on WIP-94.1 FM Wednesday, Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich said the perception that the quarterback order is set is "probably not the right impression."

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WATCH: Spelling Bee preliminaries

The prelims for the 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, and you can catch the action on ESPN3.

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The many doppelgängers of Steven Adams (0:55)
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Minor league manager's history of colossal meltdowns (1:28)
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If I wasn't an Olympian I would be ... (1:28)

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

In their first six home games this postseason, the Cavs have outscored their opponents by an average of 18 points per game (110.5 ppg to 92.5 ppg).

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

LeBron James has arrived for Game 5. The last time his team took a 2-0 lead then fell into a 2-2 tie, he went on to lose Game 5 (the famed "good job, good effort" game vs. the Celtics in 2012).

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Fan gets drilled by golf ball

Pro golfer Bud Cauley plunked a bystander while hitting out of the rough at AT&T Byron Nelson.

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Four of the five 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees were nominees for all eight years: Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress, Raymond Parks & Benny Parsons. Mark Martin was in his second year on the ballot.

David Wright cranks solo shot
MLB 

Wright wasted no time putting the Mets on the board with this solo home run to left in the top of the first inning of New York's 2-0 win vs. the Nats.

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Rebels' Woodman dives for the out
NCAA Men Baseball 

Ole Miss CF J.B. Woodman deserves a new nickname: Superman.

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NCAA Men Baseball 

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

The five-member 2017 induction class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame will be announced at 5 p.m. today. Each of the 57 panelists -- and one combined fan vote -- each listed five selections from a list of 20 nominees. The five people who appeared on the most ballots will earn spots in the hall's eighth class.

It's prime time in Oklahoma City
NBA 

With their two stars reaching their apex together, the Thunder are on the verge of dethroning the 73-win defending champ Warriors. Down goes the historic juggernaut?

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Sources say the Phillies have set up a private pre-draft workout Thursday with Delvin Perez, 17-yr-old shortstop from Puerto Rico. They have many names still in play for the first overall pick. One source says they're "struggling" with this huge decision.

Celebrate like it's 1999
NCAA Men Baseball 

If this was a TD dance, this young fan would get flagged for excessive celebration. But it's not, it's the SEC baseball tournament, and he just caught a foul ball. So celebrate properly, young man.

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NCAA Men Baseball 

The big questions for 15 NBA teams
NBA 

The big trades. The big free agents. The big decisions to come -- like if the Knicks should trade Carmelo Anthony. Big questions (Insider)

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Watch: 10 Ole Miss vs. 9 South Carolina
NCAA Men Baseball 

There's a top-ten matchup in the second round of the SEC baseball tournament. Ole Miss leads in the bottom of the 7th inning. Live on SEC Network/WatchESPN

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NCAA Men Baseball 

Caleb Swanigan will return to Purdue

The former McDonald's All-American announced he will withdraw from the NBA draft and return to Purdue for his sophomore season. Swanigan led the Boilermakers in rebounding last season.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The countdown to 16 wins has been stuck at 10 for the past two games. The Cavs would like to cross off win No. 11 tonight.

Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

Nate Diaz says on The MMA Hour he believes Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather is all a big "publicity stunt." Says he is still fine with fighting McGregor but wants to be paid more than he was originally contracted for UFC 200 because the fight is now bigger. Discussions are still ongoing with the UFC. Proposed event is UFC 202 in August.

Manuel Neuer's strange, beautiful game
Soccer 

The German goalkeeper plays the position like no one else in the world -- mostly because no one else has the Nervenstärke. The Tom Brady of German sport

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Soccer 

Panic? What panic?
NBA 

LeBron James is "very calm" ahead of tonight's pivotal Game 5, and it could be for good reason: In his career, James' teams have gone 6-6 in Game 5 with the series tied 2-2. He averaged 32 points, 8.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists in those games. Sense of urgency

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Walk-on shocked with full scholarship
NCAAF 

A surprise phone call to Duke's Danny Doyle set the surprise in motion.

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The many doppelgängers of Steven Adams

A young Thunder fan who dressed up as Adams isn't the only lookalike around.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

It'll be a sea of gold at Quicken Loans Arena for tonight's Game 5 between the Raptors and Cavaliers (8:30 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN)

Minor league manager no stranger to meltdowns
MLB 

And it doesn't matter if it's stealing a base, chucking a rosin bag or disrobing at home plate.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The struggling Mark Teixeira is out tonight with a neck injury, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. No word yet on how long he may be out. He is going to meet with the team doctor later today. Girardi described himself as "concerned." Dustin Ackley is starting at first.