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Adande: Warriors eye finishing touch

For all intents and purposes, these Western Conference finals are over. The only question that remains: How quickly will Steph Curry and the Warriors seal the deal?

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Report: Brady's suspension appeal to be delayed

Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal won't be heard by Wednesday's 10-day deadline, sources told The Associated Press on Monday.

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Ford/Pelton: Draft fits for first four NBA 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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Any fallout in Chicago over McDonald's release? (1:21)

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Best celebrations of the Premier League season (2:19)

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Looking ahead: UCLA Bruins

Three returning starters -- Bryce Alford, Tony Parker and Isaac Hamilton -- will form the Bruins' nucleus. The potential challenge is depth.

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Razzano's surprise underhand serve (0:27)

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Oakland's Hahn tosses 4-hit shutout
MLB 

Jesse Hahn struck out 5 and issued 1 walk in his first career complete game to lead the Athletics to a 4-0 win over the Tigers. Oakland tallied all of its runs in the 6th inning. Box score

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Blue Jays jump on Noesi early

Toronto has a 4-0 lead in the first inning against Hector Noesi and the White Sox after Chris Colabello plated two runs with a single and Justin Smoak hit a two-run shot in the next at-bat. Follow live

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Kevin McHale: "I don’t understand what feeling sorry for yourself has ever done for anybody. I'm not a big fan of that."

D-backs, Cardinals headed to extras

Reliever J.C. Ramirez came in with no outs and runners on first and second in a tie game in the bottom of the 9th. No problem, as Ramirez struck out the side to extend the game. Follow live

M's make Odorizzi work to start series

Rays starter Jake Odorizzi needed 23 pitches to get the first out, but not before Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz hit RBI singles to give the Mariners a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

Ailing Cavs looking for sweep, rest

LeBron James is playing through multiple injuries. Kyrie Irving has missed the past two games. Cleveland needs a long break, and it'll get one if it completes a sweep of the Hawks. Eight days off?

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

On this date in 1935, Babe Ruth: 4-for-4, 3 HR for Boston Braves, including his 714th HR. It was his 14th/final 4-for-4 or 5-for-5 game

Making The Rounds: Ali-Liston II
Boxing 

Muhammad Ali won a rematch against Sonny Liston to retain his title on May 25, 1965, and 50 years later, the fight remains controversial. Jim Basquil, Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew break down the "phantom punch" and more.

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Cleveland errors lead to Rangers runs

Cleveland claimed a 1-run lead in the bottom of the 6th, but throwing errors by Marc Rzepczynski and Zach McAllister helped extend a Texas rally, and the Rangers put 2 runs on the board before the stretch to claim a 9-8 lead. Follow live

LeBron wants Cavs to pay Thompson
NBA 

LeBron James, who shares an agent with teammate Tristan Thompson, told reporters the big man has earned a new long-term deal. "Tristan should probably be a Cavalier for his whole career," James said. "There's no reason why he shouldn't." Max money?

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FIFA challenger reports election breach
Soccer 

Prince Ali bin al-Hussein's election team says it rejected a potentially illegal offer to help oust Sepp Blatter in Friday's FIFA election and informed law enforcement agencies after being approached by an individual who offered details on Blatter's finances and claimed to be able to help deliver votes in the head-to-head contest for the FIFA presidency. The individual was not identified.

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Brady has to wait for appeal

Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension won't be heard by Wednesday, the AP reports. Commissioner Roger Goodell is still slated to hear Brady's case. Story

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NBA: Ejection sufficient for Horford
NBA 

There will be no additional discipline for Al Horford after this elbow to Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova, according to league spokesman Tim Kuck, but the flagrant 2 will stand.

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Giants rally, Brewers drop 3rd straight
MLB 

Khris Davis hit a pair of home runs -- including one that he was originally called out on for missing home plate -- and Ryan Braun smashed a 465-foot homer, but it was the Giants who got the last laugh with a 7-run 6th inning.

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The wrong side of the bed takes out Hardy
MLB 

Orioles SS J.J. Hardy left Monday's victory over the Astros with back soreness that followed him from Baltimore's series with the Marlins. "I think [it was] from the bed in Miami, so I think I was protecting a little bit and I think [manager] Buck [Showalter] saw it and I think he just wanted to get me out of there," Hardy said.

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Athletics storm to lead in 6th inning
MLB 

Max Muncy hammered a double into the gap in right-center field to score Josh Reddick during Oakland's 4-run 6th. The A's are up 4-0 on ESPN.

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Brewers' Peralta likely out 4-6 weeks
MLB 

Milwaukee P Wily Peralta is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a strained left oblique. Peralta is 1-5 on the year with a 4.00 ERA.

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