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44mBrian Windhorst

Contested convention: J.R. Smith says open shots are boring

Cover him. Don't cover him. In these playoffs, Cleveland's J.R. Smith has a hot hand regardless of defense. Will it stay hot in Friday's Game 3 in Atlanta? (ESPN, WatchESPN)

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NBA's Top 10 Missed High Fives (2:14)
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Oakley defends taking shot at Barkley (2:32)
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6hJoe McDonald

Isles-Lightning delivers the drama

Psst. The physical, fast-paced Islanders-Lightning clash -- with its gutsy goals, stellar saves, crushing hits and overtime thrills -- has been the true best series of the playoffs.

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Shelburne: Durant rejection would be heartbreaking for OKC fans (1:41)
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Biggest remaining holes for all 32 teams

The Colts still need depth behind RB Frank Gore, and the Bucs could use a receiver opposite Mike Evans. Football Outsiders analyzes the biggest post-draft needs for every team.

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The distance on this trick shot is outrageous (0:19)
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Watch live: Canelo-Khan preview special, 10 p.m. ET

One Nacion and ESPN Deportes' "A los Golpes" team up in a pre-fight special that includes interviews with the fighters themselves and analysis from across ESPN's platforms.

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Ohio State recruit decommits for surprising reason (1:36)
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Harbaugh vs. Leach in ex-Michigan QB home run derby (1:02)
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Altuve delivers on HR promise to sick fan (1:43)
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Cotton candy guy makes great grab at Astros game (0:22)
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7hTom Friend

Invictus Games: Lauren Montoya wasn't going to be beaten

Lauren Montoya went from the front lines in Afghanistan to a Texas hospital to amputate her leg. Undeterred, she started training for the Invictus Games, and ultimately to be fit for duty again.

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'Story Time with Ozzie Guillen' premieres Tuesday, May 10th (0:17)
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4hJim Caple

Tough love: Taijuan Walker's mom brings the heat

When Taijuan Walker's mom, Nellie Garcia, a cancer survivor, texts praise -- or criticism -- of her son's work on the mound, the Mariners pitcher takes her words to heart.

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Gremio U-14 scores amazing scorpion kick goal (0:16)
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Kyrgios has flash of genius with tweener lob (0:36)
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Max Kellerman: "Canelo still has to prove himself" (3:25)
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6hESPN FC

Leicester's Premier League heroes

Leicester City have won the Premier League after a remarkable season that began with them 5000-1 outsiders and predicted by many to be relegated. We look at the players, who made a seemingly impossible dream come true.

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Let's celebrate Willie Mays' birthday with 'The Catch' (0:20)

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Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavaliers seem to be answering the age-old question "What if they made the whole offense out of 3s?"

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Big night for Tim Duncan, who will be tasked with keeping OKC's bigs off the offensive glass. That's probably as big a key tonight as neutralizing Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

NBA 

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Both fighters held their ground during a face off following the weigh-in for Saturday's middleweight championship between Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan.

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Leicester City's heroes
Soccer 

Leicester won the Premier League after a season in which it began as 5000-1 underdogs and was predicted by many to be relegated. Now, we look at the players who made the impossible dream come true. Faces

Martin Laksman
Soccer 

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks better find Kevin Love on the floor. Love scored Cleveland's first 13 points and already is 3-of-4 from behind the 3-point arc.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Besides making a starting lineup change with Thabo Sefolosha for Kyle Korver, Mike Budenholzer brings Kris Humphries in as first Hawk off bench for Al Horford to cheers from Atlanta fans. Humphries hit his first shot -- a 3-pointer.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks give up an open corner 3 to Kevin Love early but they're off to a much better start. Al Horford has gotten off to a much-needed quick start by making his first two baskets inside as Hawks take an 8-3 lead.

Cubs rough up Max Scherzer in the third
MLB 

Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist took the 2013 Cy Young winner yard in the third inning, dropping Scherzer to 3-2 on the season.

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Smash Mouth not a fan of Marshawn Lynch
NFL 

The band that is famous for the song "All Star" does not see the five-time Pro Bowler as a Hall of Famer. Least Mode

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NFL 

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks making a lineup change, starting Thabo Sefolosha for Kyle Korver in Game 3.

Watch: Cavaliers vs. Hawks, Game 3 on ESPN
NBA 

Coming off a record-setting night from beyond the arc, Cleveland looks to continue its torrid shooting as it attempts to take a 3-0 series lead over the Hawks. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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NBA 

Lackey records 2,000th career strikeout
MLB 

John Lackey reached the milestone as he struck out 11 in an 8-6 win over the Nationals.

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Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan pose for the cameras while their image is displayed on the video screen above outside of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Their middleweight championship bout, contested at a catchweight of 155 pounds, takes place Saturday on pay-per-view.

Boxing 

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Rory McIlroy let a good round get away from him Friday with bogeys at the last two holes to shoot 69 at Quail Hollow Golf Club. McIlroy had played a 4-hole stretch around the turn in 5 under par and was 5 under for his round prior to the last two holes. He dropped into a tie for 24th and is 6 strokes back of 36-hole leader Andrew Loupe at the Wells Fargo Championship, where he is defending champion.

Golf 

Miggy brings Indians fan into that hug life

After tracking a foul ball into the stands, Miguel Cabrera decides to have a little fun by surprising an unsuspecting Cleveland fan with a hug.

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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

"I had to slow him down. It's a walk-through, and he's bench pressing linemen already." – Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on rookie DT Robert Nkemdiche's first practice of Arizona's rookie minicamp Friday.

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Yasiel Puig lives on the edge. Literally. [Credit: Yasiel Puig/Twitter]

Pierce: I would never run away from a rookie

Mark Schlereth and Antonio Pierce have no issues with Terrell Owens calling Sam Bradford a coward for wanting to be traded after the Eagles drafted Carson Wentz.

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Salvador Rodríguez Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Espero que los fans disfruten la pelea, él es rápido pero vamos a estar listos para lo que sea: Canelo #CaneloKhan

Boxing 

Salvador Rodríguez Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Face to face #CaneloKhan

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Salvador Rodríguez Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Amir Khan 155 libras #CaneloKhan

Boxing 

Salvador Rodríguez Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Canelo Álvarez 155 libras #CaneloKhan

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Cameroon's Ekeng dies after collapsing
Soccer 

Patrick Ekeng, 26, died after he collapsed during Friday's Dinamo Bucharest match, doctors said. Cristian Pandrea, a spokesman for the Floreasca Emeregency Hospital, said the cause of death was not known. Story

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