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

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Farrell: allow 'approved substances'

“I would like to see an approved substance pitchers can use," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "I think anytime a game loses players for eight to 10 games ... it makes us as an industry look within. If pitchers are putting themselves at risk and if the belief is a widespread number of pitchers are doing it, why wouldn’t we look to improve the game?" Farrell's plea

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Why are pitchers doctoring baseballs?
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Hall of Famer Phil Niekro: "I think in any sport, probably any business, anybody's going to try to get that little bit of edge to do better than the other guy."

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

NBA spokesman Tim Kuck says Flagrant 2 on Atlanta's Al Horford will stand, no additional discipline/suspension to come.

No surprise Bears released McDonald
NFL 

ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson: "[The Bears] had to do something quickly here. It was very well known that Ray McDonald could not have another mess up here in Chicago"

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How Golden State stopped Harden

James Harden missed eight of nine shot attempts in Game 3 when covered by Harrison Barnes and Andre Iguodala. He was 0-for-4 when covered by just Barnes. He needs to figure it out and quick. Houston needs Harden

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The game within the game for Curry
NBA 

A big game from Stephen Curry could help the Warriors sweep the Rockets tonight -- and put the MVP on a level with two of the game's all-time greats.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Rockets are 117th team to trail 3-0 in NBA playoff series. Of previous 116, 59.5% were swept. BPI: Warriors 52% likely to sweep

Bears release McDonald after arrest
NFL 

The team's announcement comes hours after Ray McDonald was arrested and charged for physically assaulting a "victim while she was holding a baby," according to Santa Clara police.The Bears signed him in March to a one-year, $1.05 million contract, with no guaranteed money in the deal. Story

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LeBron leads as next man steps up
NBA 

LeBron James on the Cavs' injuries: "It's been a very tough task for myself and the guys that's been in the lineup, but they've done a great job of accepting the challenge. And as for me, I just try to lead those guys the best way I know how, every single night."

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Colon collects 2nd hit of year

Every Bartolo Colon at-bat is a sight to behold. But a Colon base hit? That's an event that can't be missed.

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Ramos' homer keeps Nationals rolling

Wilson Ramos cracked a 6th-inning HR to put Washington up 2-1 for good over the Cubs. The Nationals have won 8 of 9. Box score

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Top 50 players in the Premier League
Soccer 

The countdown of the 50 best players in the Premier League kicks off with Nos. 50 through 46. #PremRank

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Soccer 

Lukaku, Berahino, Welbeck keeping pace
Soccer 

Three of the best young strikers in the Premier League are known for their speed, but Michael Cox says there's much more to each of them. Other qualities often forgotten

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Soccer 

Yankees break slump in a huge way

Five home runs and 14 runs is one way to end a stretch of 10 losses in 11 games. The ESPN MLB crew breaks down New York's much-needed win.

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Stephen Curry's specialty
NBA 

The MVP is shooting 44.8% from beyond the arc this postseason, slightly up from his regular season 44.3%. But from the left corner Curry has missed just one triple in 13 games, shooting a ridiculous 91% from that area.

NBA 

Andrew Brandt @adbrandt

No "due process" nor Commissioner Exempt list on this one. Bears release Ray McDonald. The ultimate discipline.

Jane McManus @janesports

As code of conduct committee member, Bears owner George McCaskey should answer to flawed investigation in signing McDonald.

Chicago Bears @ChicagoBears

GM Ryan Pace: "We believe in 2nd chances, but when we signed Ray we were very clear what our expectations were if he was to remain a Bear...

Denver dominates NCAA lax championship

Quint Kessenich recaps Denver's 10-5 win over Maryland in the NCAA men's lacrosse title game: "There was never a point in this game that I thought Maryland would win."

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