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Follow FA Cup Semis: Aston Villa-Liverpool

Aston Villa answered Philippe Coutinho's first-half goal with a tally of its own, as the teams vie for a date with Arsenal in the FA Cup final.


Rangers won't meddle with Wilson's NFL career

Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels says he believes Russell Wilson's drive would allow him to become a major leaguer, but he has no plans to interfere with the Seahawks quarterback's NFL career.

10hNick Friedell

Rose stars in playoff return: 'Felt good, normal'

After scoring 23 points in his first playoff game in almost three years, Derrick Rose said he was grateful to be playing again and for his teammates pushing him, because "it feels good."


Rose Sparks Bulls' Game 1 Win

Derrick Rose scored 23 points in his first playoff game since 2012, as the Bulls raced past the Bucks 103-91 in Game 1.


Warriors win Game 1

Stephen Curry scores 34 points in the Warriors' 106-99 Game 1 win over the Pelicans.


NBA Top 3 plays of the night

Check out the best from the first night of the NBA playoffs, featuring appearances by Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Anthony Davis.

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Rockhold manhandles Machida

Luke Rockhold dominated Lyoto Machida before submitting him in Round 2 in the main event of UFC on Fox in Newark, New Jersey.

Saturday's MLB highlights

Ventura ejected, Royals fall to A's (1:46)

6hBrian Campbell

Fonfara TKO's Chavez, hands him 1st knockdown

After getting knocked down for the first time in his career in Round 9 by light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara, a badly swollen Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. asked out of the fight.

Stanley Cup playoffs highlights

Ducks stun Jets in final minute (0:43)


Have You Seen?

Wagering on Winston? (6:50)


SportsCenter Clips

Spieth 9 under after third round 68 (1:36)




GOAL! Aston Villa are level! It's Christian Benteke who reels Liverpool back in, and it's game on at Wembley!


GOAL for Liverpool! Philippe Coutinho slots his side into the FA Cup semifinal lead over Aston Villa!

Manchester City blanks West Ham

Sergio Aguero's EPL-leading 20th goal came after West Ham made an unfortunate error on an own goal. With the 2-0 win, Manchester City moved within a point of Manchester United (third place) on the EPL table.


Nationals finally get span back

CF Denard Span (core injury) will make his much-anticipated return to the Washington lineup today against the Phillies. Span, who sat out the first 12 games of the season, hit .302 last year. Nats leadoff hitters are hitting .212 with a .273 OBP so far this season.

New approach for Trout, Carpenter

ESPN's Buster Olney found that two of baseball's most patient hitters, Mike Trout and Matt Carpenter, are attacking pitchers earlier this season. Olney explores why (Insider)

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Terry Collins says Bobby Parnell may overtake Familia as closer eventually, but Parnell will first have to demonstrate worthiness.

Julian Edelman takes on 'Star Wars'

Apparently taking a break from his hit online series "Smoothie Tyme," Patriots WR Julian Edelman is back with his take on the new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer. And we're not so sure Tom Brady will like his part in the film. Star Pats

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Rain delaying action in Monte-Carlo final with Djokovic leading 7-5 3-2, on serve, over Berdych. Match will continue after rain on @ESPN3.

Liverpool-Aston Villa underway

The Reds' faithful has shown up at Wembley Stadium to support their side. Aston Villa and Liverpool just kicked off, with the winner getting Arsenal in the FA cup final.


OTD: Sixers-Pistons brawl, fined $162K

Twenty-five years ago today, an infamous late-game brawl broke out when Bill Laimbeer was on the receiving end of a Charles Barkley left hook. Said Laimbeer after the game: "[Barkley's] a loser. ... Nothing he says is intelligible anyway." And what of Barkley? "I won two titles tonight. I won the division title with my teammates, and I retained my undisputed heavyweight championship of the world."

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After seven minutes of treatment on the pitch, David Silva is now being stretchered off. Samir Nasri takes the Spaniard's place.

LeBron as a Cav back in the playoffs

LeBron James and the Cavs host the Celtics today in the first round, where LeBron is 9-0 all-time. James averages 28.9 points per game against the Celtics in the postseason, trailing only Jerry West for most against the Celtics all-time.

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John Calipari @UKCoachCalipari

I’m proud that our kids are being drafted at unprecedented numbers, but what I’m more proud of is that they thrive in the NBA Playoffs.


David Silva is about to be stretchered off after Cheikhou Kouyate's elbow struck the Spaniard square in the jaw. Samir Nasri will come on.

Rangers: Wilson has a 'shot' at MLB

Said Rangers GM Jon Daniels to the Ft. Worth Star Telegram: "Russell [Wilson] has the competitiveness and work ethic to where he'd have a shot if he committed to baseball. ... Playing quarterback is more intensive than the positions of other guys who have attempted to play both sports."

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Mavs can't get it done down south

The Mavs lost Game 1 against the Rockets 118-108 Saturday while James Harden scored 24 points. Losing in Houston has been a theme for the Mavs this season.


ICYMI: Edmonton wins NHL draft lottery

The Oilers -- who finished with the third-worst record this season -- will pick first and presumably choose Connor McDavid. It'll be the fourth time in six seasons Edmonton has had the top pick. How good is McDavid?

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Liverpool-Aston Villa meet in FA semis

The winner plays defending FA Cup champion Arsenal. Liverpool won a Jan. 17 meeting 2-0, and plenty of space separates the Reds (5th) from Aston Villa (15th) on the EPL table. Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. ET.

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Watch: Djokovic takes first set in final

Tomas Berdych rallied after being down 5-3, but world No. 1 Novak Djokovic took the first set 7-5 in the Monte Carlo final. The Serbian is 18-2 against Berdych prior to this match. Live on ESPN3/WatchESPN

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Mets pitcher debuts protective cap

Last night, Alex Torres became the first MLB pitcher to wear a new MLB-approved padded hat in a game. Torres, who plans on wearing it all season, used a different version of the cap when he pitched with the Padres last season.

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Doc Rivers: Spurs not unbeatable

Said the Clippers coach, who faces the Spurs tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET in Game 1: "No, I think you can beat anybody. You just have to match it. I've never met an unbeatable team. Everybody's beatable. You've just gotta hang in there long enough to do it."

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Stanley Cup playoffs Game 3s today (ET)

  • Caps at Islanders: 12 p.m. (series tied 1-1)
  • Preds at Blackhawks: 3 p.m. (series tied 1-1)
  • Canadiens at Senators: 7 p.m. (Montreal leads 2-0)
  • Canucks at Flames: 10 p.m. (series tied 1-1)

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