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3hBrett Okamoto

Rampage to fight Saturday after winning appeal

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has won an emergency appeal of an injunction in the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division, which will allow him to compete at UFC 186 on Saturday in Montreal.

5hMichael Wallace

Batum apologizes for anti-Spanish message

Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has apologized for his role in a team motivational message that included an inflammatory remark about Spanish players, which was perceived as a shot at Marc Gasol.


Cavs hold off Celtics

LeBron James scores a game-high 30 points in the Cavs' 99-91 win over the Celtics that gives Cleveland a 2-0 series lead.

Tuesday's MLB highlights

Yankees cruise past Tigers (0:46)

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8hChad Ford

Ford: 2015 Mock Draft 4.0

Wolves select UK's Towns No. 1 in Chad Ford's projection of 2015 NBA draft


Draft Academy: Winston meets with Jim Harbaugh

On Draft Academy's latest episode, former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston heads to Ann Arbor in the days leading up to the NFL combine to meet with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who helps prepare Winston for the team meetings in Indianapolis.

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Rampage to fight Saturday after winning appeal (2:05)


Are Islanders fans crossing the line?

Katie Strang discusses the atmosphere inside Nassau Coliseum and the reported vandalism after Sunday's game between the Islanders and Capitals, and how arena staffers will ensure no further incidents take place.

6hKevin Arnovitz

Hawks' Budenholzer named coach of the year

Mike Budenholzer has been named the NBA's Coach of the Year after guiding the Atlanta Hawks to the league's second-best record and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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WATCH: Oops, Guardiola rips his pants (0:25)



Monta Ellis has all the buzzer-beaters

You may recall Ellis knocking down an improbable triple just before the horn in Game 1. At the end of the third quarter of Game 2, he hit an even more ridiculous 3-pointer, and now the Mavericks trail the Rockets by just one with 12 minutes remaining. Follow live

Love in reverse is something to love

Does Love conquer all? At the very least, Kevin Love didn't have much use for gravity as he rose up and threw down a reverse alley-oop ... on a lob thrown by LeBron James from beyond halfcourt.


Red Sox stymie Rays in 1-0 win

Wade Miley and four relievers held the Rays to four hits, Ryan Hanigan scored the game's lone run on a throwing error, and Boston dropped Tampa Bay to 1-6 at home.


Howard goes yard in Phillies' victory

Ryan Howard hit his first home run of the season -- and the 335th of his career to tie Darryl Strawberry for 100th on the career leaderboard -- in the Phillies' 7-3 win over the Marlins.


Final: Reds 16, Brewers 10

After going scoreless through the first 2 innings, the Reds and Brewers combined to score 26 runs over the final 7 frames. But Cincinnati had the greater offensive outburst, homering in five straight innings with two grand slams, and the Reds extended Milwaukee's skid to 7 games. Box score


Paul Pierce might not be a fan of Canada

If it's quite all right with the Wizards, Pierce would prefer a sweep as the series shifts to Washington. "I don't want to go through customs no more!" Pierce shouted on his way off the court following the Wizards' Game 2 win.


Bautista's trot leaves Jones bothered

Adam Jones took exception to Jose Bautista's behavior after Bautista hit a home run in the Blue Jays' 13-6 victory over the Orioles. Said Bautista after the game, "You throw at me, I’m not going to forget, and if I get you right after, I’m going to enjoy it."


No way around this Wall for Raptors

The Wizards got hot in the second and third quarters as Paul Pierce played power forward, and John Wall dominated with 26 points and 17 assists as Washington took a 2-0 series lead on Toronto.


Predators lead heading to 3rd

James Neal's goal late in the second period has the Predators 20 minutes away from evening their first round series with the Blackhawks at two games apiece. Nashville has a 27-18 shots advantage. Follow live


Final: Indians 6, White Sox 2

The cold couldn't chill Cleveland's bats, which accounted for two HRs and six runs to halt a two-game skid and even the three-game series against the White Sox. Indians P Carlos Carrasco fanned 8 and allowed 1 run over 5 innings, and his relief handled the rest. Box score


Goalie change for Vancouver

Ryan Miller is in net to start the second period for the Canucks. Eddie Lack started the game for Vancouver but gave up 3 goals on 7 shots in the first. The Flames lead 3-1 in Game 4 . Follow live

It's just not Rondo's night

Rajon Rondo made little positive impact for the Mavericks in the first half, and he opened the second half with a questionable decision, shoving James Harden and drawing a technical foul. Follow live

Backstrom sets mark with Game 4 winner

Nicklas Backstrom's overtime goal against the Islanders was his 3rd career playoff OT goal, setting a Capitals franchise record. He entered the night tied with Dino Ciccarelli and Joe Juneau.


Final: Royals 6, Twins 5

Royals 3B Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer in the 5th inning and recorded the decisive RBI single in the 8th to carry K.C. over the visiting Twins and to an 11-3 record. Moustakas finished 3-for-5 with 3 RBI. Box score