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Hawks' Carroll (knee sprain) starts Game 2

Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll was a surprise starter in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cavaliers, despite suffering a left knee sprain 48 hours earlier in Game 1.

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Lawyers endorse Goodell hearing Brady appeal

Attorneys for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell have recommended that Goodell reject the NFLPA's request that he recuse himself from hearing Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension.

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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?

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Smart move for Michael Sam to sign with CFL? (1:34)

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As expected, Goodell to hear Brady's appeal (2:56)

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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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Looking ahead: Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats are losing four starters, but a solid recruiting class and plenty of depth should keep them at the top of the Pac-12.

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Bad symmetry for Hawks

The Hawks fell behind 11-5 to start the game. They then gave up an 11-5 run to start the second half. Cleveland now leads by 11 with 8:35 left in the third quarter. LeBron James has yet to score in this quarter, but has 3 assists. Follow live

Jeff Samardzija's streak ends

The White Sox starter had retired 17 straight Twins batters until Eduardo Escobar's single in the 7th. Minnesota did strike early for 2 runs in the 1st, and the teams remain deadlocked at 2-2 in the 7th inning. Follow live

Final: Tigers 6, Astros 2

Alfredo Simon twirled 7 solid innings for Detroit, but J.D. Martinez's 3-run homer was the difference as the Tigers won their 3rd straight. Box Score

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Lightning process not paying off
NHL 

Tampa Bay has won 20 of 32 faceoffs (62.5 percent) and outshot the Rangers 26-13, but Henrik Lundqvist has been able to get front in all but one attempt on goal. Can Tampa Bay break through in the final period? Follow live

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Carroll playing, not producing
NBA 

DeMarre Carroll started despite a bone bruise in his knee and played 19 minutes in the first half. He scored just 4 points and didn't record a rebound, assist, steal or block. Follow live

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Scherzer tosses gem in Nats win

Max Scherzer allowed 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 6 over 8 innings in a 2-1 win over the Phillies. Closer Drew Storen allowed 2 hits in the 9th, but stranded both of them as the Nats won their 6th straight. Box score

Red Sox's Ramirez leaves after HBP

Hanley Ramirez was plunked on the hand during the 4th inning, which forced him to exit later in the game. Boston trails the Angels 11-3 in the 7th. Follow live

The power of Delly
NBA 

Matthew Dellavedova held Jeff Teague and Dennis Schröder scoreless on 0-for-5 shooting when he was guarding them. The Hawks duo scored 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting when guarded by anyone else (via ESPN Stats & Info).

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King Felix reigns in Toronto

Felix Hernandez won his MLB-best 7th game of the year as Seattle beat Toronto 4-3. More impressively, by getting his 2,014th career strikeout, Felix passed Catfish Hunter and tied Orel Hershiser on the all-time list. Box score

Stephen A Smith @stephenasmith

This is absolutely crazy for me. 2 former Knocks -- JR Smith in Game 1, Iman Shumpert in Game 2 -- coming to the rescue.....for some1 else!

Rangers get a two-fer in second

New York hasn't played much even-strength hockey in the 2nd period, but with everyone on the ice, the Rangers put together a quick flurry of goals from Chris Kreider and Keith Yandle to take a 3-1 lead on the Lightning. Follow live

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Hawks down 5 at halftime
NBA 

Needing a win to avoid falling down 2-0 in the series, Atlanta trails Cleveland 54-49 at halftime. LeBron James leads all scorers with 17 points for Cleveland. Follow live

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Amin Elhassan @AminESPN

Great pass by LeBron but also great job by Shumpert to slide up out of the corner to give LeBron the clear passing lane

Nope, that's not the White Sox
NCAA 

It's almost College World Series time, so NC State is breaking out their White Sox-inspired throwbacks tonight against Miami in the ACC tournament. Watch live on ESPN3

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Cole takes Syndergaard, Mets to school

Friday's Pirates-Braves game pitted two young power arms in Gerrit Cole and Noah Syndergaard. Cole and Pittsburgh won the matchup 4-1 as he nearly pitched a complete game (10 strikeouts), while the rookie Syndergaard allowed 4 runs. Box score

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MarkJonesESPN @MarkJonesESPN

Paul Millsap is sooo out of sync on offense. 4pts on 2/7fg. And Cavs are not even close to being an elite defensive team.

Ex-Knicks getting it done

Cleveland is getting a boost once again from its New York connection. J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert have combined for 12 points, helping the Cavs take a 48-40 lead over the Hawks late in the second quarter. Follow live

A-Rod ties Ruth on RBI list
MLB 

Alex Rodriguez's RBI single in the 7th tonight vs. the Rangers was the 1,992nd of his career, tying him with Babe Ruth for 4th place all-time. A-Rod passed Willie Mays on the all-time HR list earlier this season. Follow live

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Lightning get the equalizer
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It was just a matter of time for Tampa Bay. A faceoff win in the offensive zone set up Steven Stamkos for his 3rd goal in his past 3 games, and the Lightning and Rangers are tied at 1-1 over midway through the 2nd. Follow live

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Shorthanded Rangers keep board clean
NHL 

New York has given the Lightning 2 power play opportunities in the second period, and Tampa Bay has come up empty both times. Henrik Lundqvist is standing on his head, but can he withstand the constant pressure? Follow live

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Fielder hits 2nd HR of game
MLB 

Prince Fielder added a solo shot in the 7th -- after a 3-run blast in the 3rd -- tonight vs. the Yankees to give him his 1st multi-HR game since April 5, 2013. It's just his 4th multi-HR game since moving to the AL. Follow live

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Cavs +8 with small lineups so far, though those have mostly gone against less effective non-starting lineups for the Hawks.