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23mTim MacMahon

Mavs' Carlisle fined $25K for criticizing refs

The NBA has fined Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle $25,000 for publicly criticizing the officials after Friday night's Game loss to the Houston Rockets.

15hTim MacMahon

Silver says NBA will talk Hack-a-Shaq solution

NBA commissioner Adam Silver expects the NBA to explore rule changes at upcoming meetings that would address rampant use of Hack-a-Shaq strategy that slows games and hurts entertainment value.

SportsCenter Clips

Seven players disciplined for Royals-White Sox brawl (1:25)

1hBuster Olney

Angels could regret Hamilton decision

Unless the L.A. Angels are convinced Josh Hamilton can't be an effective hitter, the decision to trade him makes little sense, writes Buster Olney.

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1hScott Powers

Stalberg earned his way onto playoffs ice

Being sent down to Milwaukee was tough on Viktor Stalberg, but he kept working hard. Now, he's back in the NHL helping the Preds in the playoffs.

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3hTodd McShay

McShay: Best fits for top DB prospects

Where will the top defensive back prospects in the draft fit best in the NFL? Todd McShay looks at Trae Waynes, Marcus Peters and the rest of the DBs projected to go in the first three rounds.

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Mayweather vs. Pacquaio in 150 seconds (2:26)

1mBrett Okamoto

Brett Okamoto: Johnson-Horiguchi breakdown

How will the talented but untested Kyoji Horiguchi fare against flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson? Brett Okamoto breaks down the UFC 186 main event.

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Rory should stick to golf (0:19)



Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Not trying to pile on or anything, but we're 11 minutes from tip and Barclays Center is dead. You'd think we were T-minus 45 minutes.

Capitals at Islanders, 3 ET (Caps lead 3-2)

Will this be the final game at the Nassau Coliseum? The Capitals are just 2-6 in their last 8 games with a chance to eliminate an opponent. Follow live

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Hawks at Nets, 3 p.m. ET (Hawks lead 2-0)

It looks grim for the Nets, considering Atlanta's won 7 straight against them in the regular and postseason. But Brooklyn has the home crowd behind them this time. "All is not lost," guard Jarrett Jack said. Follow live

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MLB comes down hard on fiery Ventura

Yordano Ventura (7 games) was handed the largest punishment for his role in Thursday's brawl with the White Sox. In 4 starts, Ventura has been involved in 3 bench-clearing brawls and twice been ejected.

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Davis still 'dwelling on' Game 3 loss

Anthony Davis and the Pelicans lost a 20-point, 4th-quarter lead to the Warriors in Game 3 and now face elimination in tonight's Game 4. "It's been tough, not just on me -- organization, team, coaches ... But now we know we've got to focus on the game tonight and try to get a win."


LeBron shot has to be seen to be believed

LeBron James made a full-court shot at practice today like it was a casual game of catch at the park.


LeBron on Sunday's Game vs. Boston

"You know the type of pressure that the opposing team is under. You know it's win or go home for them ... and for us, we have to just stay calm and play our game and do what we've been doing over the course of the season and treat Game 4 like Game 1."

Sam Khan Jr. @skhanjr

They tried the play in practice 3 times on Thursday. Twice it was dropped, the other time Tretola overthrew it. It was entertaining at least

Sam Khan Jr. @skhanjr

With Arkansas RBs Alex Collins & Jonathan Williams sitting out the spring game, 6-2, 250 RB/FB Kody Walker making most of it. 2 TDs runs.

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Victor Martínez has 3 RBI so far today for the Tigers. He had just 5 RBI this season entering today and no more than 1 in any single game

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Mavs PG Raymond Felton (hamstring) is expected to play in Game 4. Status of SF Richard Jefferson (calf) is iffy.

MLB levies suspensions from brawl

  • Royals P Yordano Ventura: 7 games
  • Royals P Edinson Volquez: 5 games
  • Royals OF Lorenzo Cain: 2 games
  • Royals P Kelvin Herrera: 2 games
  • White Sox P Chris Sale: 5 games
  • White Sox P Jeff Samardzija: 5 games

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White Sox GM statement on suspensions

Rick Hahn said: "Everybody had some elements of their behavior over the course of that incident on both sides that they wish they handled differently, Respect the fact that our players stood up and took responsibility for their actions and expressed remorse over those things they wish had been handled better. ... It's part of the game."


Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Rick Carlisle on $25K fine:"I’m going to fight for my team. That’s just the way it’s going to be. I’m a lot like my owner."

Watch: Arkansas spring game

QB Brandon Allen finished the first quarter 9-of-10 for 70 yards and a touchdown. TE Jeremy Sprinkle had 2 catches late during the first drive, including a TD. Catch 2nd quarter on SEC Network/WatchESPN

Man City survives

Manchester City's Fernandinho scored a late goal to secure a 3-2 win vs. Aston Villa. The Citizens extend their cushion for the EPL's final Champions League spot to 6 points with 5 matches to play.


Devon, Leah Still partake in coin toss
College Football 

The father-daughter duo helped out at Temple's spring game this afternoon -- and Leah also scored the first touchdown of the game, catching a screen pass for a 45-yard score.

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College Football 

Big New York sports day

  • Mets' Matt Harvey vs. Yanks' CC Sabathia
  • Potential last game at Nassau Coliseum
  • Nets host Hawks in Game 3
  • Wladimir Klitschko vs. Bryant Jennings at MSG


Wild final few minutes in Manchester

Aston Villa scored consecutive goals to tie the game at 2 and it looked like Manchester City was frittering away another potential win. But Fernandinho scored in the 89th minute to retake the lead. Follow live


Caps have newfound edge

The Capitals have given up the first goal in 4 of 5 games, including all 3 games played at Verizon Center. Would previous incarnations of this team have rallied to get to this point? Longtime broadcast analyst Alan May: "Never. All of these guys are just so much more determined." Burnside: Caps are team D.C. wanted