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Cavaliers dominate Hawks, take 2-0 series lead

LeBron James missed a triple-double by one rebound Friday night and the Cavaliers rolled out of Atlanta with a 2-0 series lead via a 94-82 win.

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Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton

Draft fits for Knicks, Lakers, Sixers, Wolves

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?

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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'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 

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 

Royals own all the web gems
MLB 

Kansas City SS Alcides Escobar nifty glove skills show off why this is the first time the Royals have had baseball's best record at least 40 games into a season since Sept. 9th, 1980. (via Elias)

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Warriors near franchise record
NBA 

If the Warriors win Game 3 vs. the Rockets, it would tie their longest win streak (6) in a single postseason. They also did it in 1947 and 1975 -- and won the title in both of those seasons.

NBA 

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 

This hazard's more than lateral
Golf 

Geologists say a giant sinkhole near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is fairly common because of the region's topography -- but that doesn't change the fact that, you know, a giant sinkhole opened up at the golf course! An undiscovered cave?

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American Pharoah tuning up
Horse Racing 

American Pharoah worked out at Churchill Downs today. No horse going for the Triple Crown has finished even as high as 2nd place since Smarty Jones in 2004. This year's Belmont is on June 6.

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Horse Racing 

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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Okafor vs. Dog
NBA 

Jahlil Okafor showed off his ball-handling skills by playing keepaway with a dog. Quite frankly, we're impressed with the dog's ability to cut off the driving lane.

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NBA 

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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LeBron: Do Not Disturb
NBA 

LeBron James nearly ran into a fan courtside before noticing she was pregnant and stopping himself just in time. He had a joking message for the fan, too.

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NBA 

Clarkson the next Westbrook?
NBA 

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak thinks Jordan Clarkson's style and athleticism most closely resemble Russell Westbrook. "If there's a player in the league that plays like him, it's Russell Westbrook." What Kupchak sees

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NBA 

The economics of a shorter MLB season
MLB 

The obstacles blocking a 154-game season isn't stats or records or magic numbers. It isn't about schedules or travel or history books. It's all about the money

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MLB 

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

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NBA 

Final: D-backs 5, Cubs 4 (13)

There will be no #WeirdBaseball in Arizona. Paul Goldschmidt rallied the Diamondbacks with a 2-run HR in the 9th, and Nick Ahmed's RBI single in the 13th gave Arizona its fifth consecutive win. Box score

Bases loaded an empty situation

Both the Diamondbacks and Cubs have loaded the bases in their most recent half-innings, but neither club was able to bring a run home. Arizona is up in the bottom of the 13th, tied at 4-4. Follow live

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Holy strawberry, Batman, that was a jam. Randall Delgado escapes it though and we're heading to the bottom of the 13th.

Dodgers' late smash leads to win
MLB 

Dodgers starter Zack Greinke allowed six hits and one run in 7 2/3 innings and CF Joc Pederson's eighth-inning homer lifted Los Angeles over San Diego 2-1.

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Final: Giants 11, Rockies 8

A long weather delay in Colorado couldn't stop San Francisco from claiming a win, as the Giants held off a Rockies rally after play resumed. Box score

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