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A Love like no other powers Cavs to rout

Kevin Love had the game of his life in just three quarters on Wednesday night to help the Cavaliers re-establish their dominance in the Eastern Conference finals.

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All-Access: Cavs reassert their dominance in Game 5 (1:44)
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Melrose: Sharks can be labeled as winners now (1:21)
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Stephen A.: 'Westbrook is putting the world on notice. Steph, who?' (2:01)
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Silver: Reports show refs 90 percent correct

Adam Silver says the NBA wants to be as transparent as possible in determining whether refs are making the right key calls despite the fact they get them right a "vast majority of the time."

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Diaz: Mayweather vs. McGregor a 'publicity stunt'

In an interview Wednesday, Nate Diaz confirmed he is in negotiations to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 202 and called the proposed McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight "a publicity stunt."

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The many doppelgängers of Steven Adams (0:55)
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Grave matters: Four stories of final resting places

These four sporting legends have been gone for years, but they still get visitors. We explore the gravesites and the stories behind them -- of Babe Ruth, Bruce Lee, Bo Schembechler and Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

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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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How does SVP make a blowout game interesting? (2:32)
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Trade, free-agent forecasts for 16 NBA teams

The big trades, the big free agents, the big decisions. Our NBA Insiders go 5-on-5 on 16 teams, leading with Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Clippers.

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JBJ makes it 29 in a row (0:22)
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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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Meet the Trenton Thunder bat dog, Derby (0:39)
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Micah Phillips jumps for dad's fly ball out (0:20)
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College baseball outfielder extends for phenomenal catch (0:30)
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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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    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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Kerr insists Curry is not injured
NBA 

Warriors coach Steve Kerr says that while Stephen Curry "may not be quite where he needs to be," the 3-point maestro is not hurt.

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LeBron powers home a Lovely pass
NBA 

The combination of a Kevin Love outlet pass and a LeBron James dunk is a pleasant sight.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton flew to Washington, D.C., after Tuesday's practice for a shoot with Michelle Obama. The First Lady is going to appear in an episode of Newton's Nickelodeon show "All in With Cam Newton" that debuts on June 3. He also is working with her on a "Partnership for a Healthier America." It was just a quick trip. The league MVP was back in Charlotte for Wednesday's practice.

Visit the graves of baseball Hall of Famers
MLB 

Ever wondered what the grave site of Babe Ruth or Carl Hubbell might look like? Stew Thornley did the dirty work for you. Photos

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MLB 

Each NFL team has a roster decision to make
NFL 

Will Le'Veon Bell's knee injury affect his new contract with Pittsburgh? Will Washington lock up Kirk Cousins or wait it out? Decisions loom all around the NFL. Decisions (Insider)

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A-Rod upstaged by minor league bat dogs
MLB 

Alex Rodriguez may have homered during his short stint this week with the Trenton Thunder, but the real stars were the Double-A team's bat dogs. Derby steals show

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MLB 

How C.M. Newton broke barriers
NCAAM 

You might never have known Newton was the head basketball coach at Alabama. Until he recruited a black ballplayer -- and a Klansman set a cross on fire in his front yard. Changing the face of the SEC

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Golic calls Harvey 'selfish' for media snub
MLB 

Mike Golic is critical of Mets pitcher Matt Harvey for blowing off the media and having his teammates answer questions on his behalf.

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Toddler just wants a snack, not a souvenir
MLB 

This young Rangers fan was clearly hungry.

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Alex Perry  

Lovely reception for Matthew Southgate on the 1st tee at the BMW PGA Championship. The young Englishman was diagnosed with cancer last year and has battled back to earn his European Tour card thanks to an emotional 4th place finish at last week's Irish Open.

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Ibrahimovic: I have made my choice
Soccer 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic knows what his future holds -- but he's not saying if that includes joining Manchester United. Story

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Greeny: Curry's not injured, but he's hurt
NBA 

Mike Greenberg explains that Stephen Curry being "hurt" is a valid reason why he's not playing up to expectations: "Sometimes it's not an excuse, it's a reason."

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It was a good night for Cleveland. The Cavs crushed the Raptors, and the #UFC announced heavyweight champ and Cleveland native Stipe Miocic will defend his title Sept. 10 at the Q.

Kyle Lowry takes time for Cavs fans
NBA 

Hours after getting obliterated by the Cavs, the Raptors PG made the nice gesture of taking a few selfies with Cavs fans.

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USMNT wins friendly in 90th minute
Soccer 

Darlington Nagbe waited until the match's waning moments to volley home the winner and give the United States its first win vs. Ecuador since 2007.

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Pavelski stuffs in first goal of game
NHL 

Joe Pavelski came to the rescue after Joe Thornton's breakaway was stopped by St. Louis goaltender Brian Elliott in San Jose's 5-2 win to clinch the Western Conference finals.

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Jackie Bradley Jr. extends hit streak to 29
MLB 

The Red Sox CF slapped a single to left field in the fourth inning against the Rockies to extend his hit streak.

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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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Rangers rookie mashes monster homer
MLB 

Texas' 15-9 win featured a mammoth, 453-foot blast by RF Nomar Mazara. It was the longest home run hit by a Rangers player this season.

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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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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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NCAAF 

Snapper goes long distance on trick shot
NCAAF 

Western Kentucky commit Jared Nash's snap from the top of the bleachers was on point.

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