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Green, Warriors lock down on Pelicans

New Orleans started Game 2 hot. But with Draymond Green leading the way, Golden State shut the Pelicans down for a 2-0 series lead.

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Hawks' Budenholzer named Coach of the Year

Mike Budenholzer has been named the NBA's Coach of the Year after guiding the Atlanta Hawks to the league's second-best record and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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Pittsburgh fan 'alert' after foul ball strikes head

An injury to a fan hit by a foul ball at PNC Park caused a 23-minute delay in the second inning of a game between the Cubs and Pirates as a woman behind home plate was taken off on a stretcher.

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QB projections: Mariota elite, Winston a bust

Will Jameis Winston be an elite NFL quarterback? Not according to QBASE, Football Outsiders' quarterback projection system which examines the potential careers of several QBs in the 2015 class.

Monday's MLB highlights

Bryant powers Cubs past Pirates (1:55)


SportsCenter Clips

Breaking down Wild's Game 3 win (0:47)


Have You Seen?

NBA top 3 plays of the night (0:52)



UNC unveils new football uniforms

Traditional Carolina blue is on the new unis aimed to refresh the UNC brand. Said AD Bubba Cunningham: “It's really hard trying to get the same Carolina blue on all kinds of different product -- whether it's a paper product or clothing product or helmet.” See that Tar Heel blue

Mike Budenholzer coaching credentials

  • Coached Hawks to franchise-record 60 wins
  • First to win Coach of Year and have four All-Stars
  • Hawks went 17-0 in January, best undefeated month in NBA history
  • 19-game win streak was tied for 6th-longest in NBA history

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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

Congrats to Coach Bud on COY. Won 60 games despite not one player scoring more than 30 in a game. Epitomized team hoops.

Cubs youth infusion

In calling up Addison Russell to play second base tonight, the Cubs will sport an infield of Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro, all of whom are age 25 or younger AND former top-40 prospects.

Tigers pitching off to hot start

The Tigers have held eight of their first 13 opponents to one run or fewer, tied for the most through 13 games in the live ball era. The only other teams to accomplish that feat since 1920 were the 1927 Cardinals and the 1981 Athletics.

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Budenholzer named Coach of the Year

Mike Budenholzer led the Hawks to a 60-22 mark, their best regular season in franchise history, and was rewarded with the Coach of the Year award today. Budenholzer received 67 first-place votes and 513 points, ahead of Golden State's Steve Kerr, who finished second with 56 first-place votes and 471 points.


Michael Smith: There is no MJ-LBJ debate

Said His and Hers' Michael Smith: "LeBron, he’s not even my all-time starting 3! … So if you want to come up to me arguing that LeBron is better than MJ, I’m not – what do they say? Don’t argue with fools?"


Man arrested over MJ-LeBron argument

A Pennsylvania man was arrested for aggravated assault Saturday after arguing with his roommate over who was better, Michael Jordan or LeBron James. It's unclear which side he was on, and he was later released on bond. His Airness or King James?

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Butler is Rose's best teammate

Jimmy Butler is averaging more points than any other teammate of Derrick Rose in a single postseason (28.0 PPG). The last to average at least 20 per game was Ben Gordon in 2009 -- Rose's rookie season.

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NBA playoff Game 2's tonight (ET)

  • Celtics at Cavs, 7 p.m. (Cavs lead 1-0)
  • Wizards at Raptors, 8 p.m. (Wizards lead 1-0)
  • Mavs at Rockets, 9:30 (Rockets lead 1-0)

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LeBron creeping up on Jerry West

If LeBron James scores 19 points tonight against the Celtics, he will pass Jerry West for the 8th all-time in the postseason scoring list. With another deep run in the playoffs, James would have his sights on passing Dr. J and Karl Malone.


10 takeaways from Tebow

Tim Tebow is going to be the third highest paid QB on the Eagles, so that ought to tell you something, writes Phil Sheridan. But even with all the hubbub around the signing, this might not even be the most noteworthy Eagles QB signing of the last five years. OK, then who?

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NFL schedule to be released at 8 p.m. ET

Mark your calendars -- the NFL schedule will be released tonight at 8 p.m. ET. SportsCenter will have an NFL Schedule Release special on ESPN.


Detroit keeps on rolling

The Tigers have the best record in baseball at 11-2, their best start since winning the 1984 World Series. The only other time they won at least 11 of their first 13 games, a fella named Ty Cobb laced 'em up and hit a career-high .420.


OTD: Bulls finish season 72-10

On April 21, 1996, Michael Jordan and the Bulls beat the Washington Bullets 103-93, finishing the regular season 72-10, the best record in NBA history. The team was no fluke, either -- it went on to beat Seattle in the Finals for its fourth of six titles in eight seasons.

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Don't forget about Jorge Soler

Kris Bryant and Addison Russell are the Cubs' shiny new toys, but don't forget about the right fielder who debuted last season. Soler is batting .320, has a 7-game hit streak, and went 4-for-5 with 2 runs in Monday's win over Pittsburgh.


Chris Low @ClowESPN

Anybody who's ever covered a beat knows that if the coach isn't mad at you some of the time, then you're probably not doing a very good job.

Price unleashes tirade on media

Reds manager Bryan Price lashed out in front of a group of 10 media members, reportedly using the F-word 77 times and 10 variants of other vulgarities in a 5 1/2-minute rant focused on recently published roster information. Price goes off

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Mark Helfrich: Chip Kelly is not crazy

This season's Eagles will look a lot different than last year's (hello, Tim Tebow!), but Kelly's former OC believes in him: "I think it's unfortunate that I've had to answer this question more than once: Chip Kelly is not insane. No, he's got a plan. He's got a method."

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Ian Kennedy rejoining Padres today

The RHP, dealing with a strained left hamstring, won't be rushed back, said manager Bud Black: "When he rejoins us [Tuesday], we'll re-evaluate and see where we are. But we feel good with where he is right now, health-wise." Kennedy threw six innings in a rehab start Monday.

That young Cubs infield

With IF Addison Russell being called up, all of the Cubs IFs (Kris Bryant, Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo) are 25 or younger. No team has started an entire infield of players 25 or younger this early in the season (13 games or earlier) since the '03 Tigers, who finished 43-119.

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