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Watch live: Warriors cruising early in Game 1

Klay Thompson dropped 18 points as the Warriors jumped out to a 20-point lead over the Trail Blazers after the first quarter.

Thompson shows off his range (0:12)
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Heat crush Hornets in Game 7

Stretched to a seventh game in their opening-round series, the Heat came out firing on all cylinders and went on to blow out the Hornets to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Wade: We continue to believe in each other (1:47)
Pippen surprises Jordan at halftime (0:21)
2hMel Kiper

Kiper: 2016 NFL Draft Grades

With the 2016 NFL draft in the books, Mel Kiper gives his grades on all 32 draft classes. The Jacksonville Jaguars head the class.

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Evans: Ranieri flying high with Leicester

Claudio Ranieri's side could clinch the Barclays Premier League title on Monday depending on the result between Tottenham and Chelsea, but the skipper said he won't be watching and he knows Leicester City is a step away from glory after its draw at Old Trafford.

Leicester fans crash the ESPN van (0:50)
Mackensie Alexander's field of opportunity: from Florida's orange groves to the NFL (6:58)
Dearth of quality starting quarterbacks in NFL (1:09)
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58mDave Tuley

How to bet Raptors-Pacers Game 7

Dave Tuley gives his take on how to bet Sunday's Game 7 between the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers.

POTUS: Kobe and a mic drop (0:20)
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Even in final season, Ortiz continues to vex Yankees

David Ortiz has hit home runs in consecutive games against the Yankees and looks to lead the Red Sox to a sweep over their rivals on Sunday Night Baseball live on ESPN & WatchESPN.

Dallas Strikers bowl combined perfect game (1:27)
Prem: Southampton 4-2 Man City (2:44)
Spurs drop 43 on Thunder in first quarter (1:44)
Berto gets revenge on Ortiz with KO (1:13)
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3hPierre LeBrun

Capitals' second line looking for goals -- and answers

The line of Evgeny Kuznetsov, Justin Williams and Marcus Johansson is struggling and the Capitals' fortunes are struggling along with them, which has to change if they want to win the series.

Brooks Orpik delivers a controversial hit (0:25)
Eagles fan boos Wentz (0:15)
Stanton annihilates another baseball (0:31)
Manute Bol's 6-foot-11 son's between-the-legs dunk (0:23)
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Mayweather hints at coming out of retirement

Floyd Mayweather still is happily retired but admitted to having comeback talks with CBS and Showtime and said the numbers being floated for his return would have to be "upwards of nine figures."

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3hBuster Olney

Olney: Intriguing two-tier PED penalty system

Buster Olney proposes a system that could strengthen PED penalties but allows a margin for error; plus a check-in on David Price and today's links.


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

According to new Dolphins OL Laremy Tunsil, one of the first people to contact him after the draft was starting QB Ryan Tannehill. "He texted me (Thursday)," Tunsil said. "So that's a sign of (knowing) he has my back."

POTUS: 'Obama out'

President Barack Obama pulled a Kobe during his speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.


Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer 

Very little went right for the Trail Blazers in the first quarter of their opener against the Golden State Warriors in the conference semifinals, as they trail 37-17. The Warriors ran up an effective field goal percentage of 70 percent against the Trail Blazers' undersized and beleaguered defense. Portland's effective field goal percentage was a paltry 26.2 percent. The Trail Blazers loss the battle on their glass, allowing the Warriors to collect four of 10 misses.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Jimmie Johnson, getting a push from Kurt Busch, ended up getting turned to start a wreck that included 21 cars. Most drivers were able to remain on the track although Johnson had to come to the garage for repairs.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

GSW defense has been lockdown in the playoffs. They were pacing themselves at stretches this season

Christopher Wondoloski ESPN 

The starting XI on the pitch in Portland! Amazing atmosphere.


Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Through early this season, Klay Thompson was far less efficient when he played without Steph Curry. That now seems like a distant memory.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors lead 37-17 at the end of 1. A dominating start, with Klay scoring 18 and Golden State giving Portland almost no breathing room on offense

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Blues score three goals in five shots in first period. Came out physical, much more engaged in this game than they were in Game 1. They've struggled in second period though all postseason. Can't have letdown.

Klay Thompson channels Steph Curry

The Warriors guard proves he can drain long-range 3-pointers just like his ailing teammate.


Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors up 14-4 and Klay Thompson is carving Portland's defense (10 points)

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

If I'm Terry Stotts, I'm willing to live with Shaun Livingston post-ups in this series. They beat the alternatives.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Clifford said Marvin Williams had an injury in his shooting elbow that he's been playing through. Has had it drained a few times, Clifford said.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat rout Hornets 107-73 in their Game 7. The ViewFromVegas is Miami easily covered as a 6.5-point home favorite for its backers and the game stayed well under the betting total of 190.5 points.

Watch live: Warriors-Trail Blazers

Golden State is 3-0 at home this season in games without Stephen Curry, but no player averaged more points per game against the Warriors this season than Portland's Damian Lillard (36.5). Live on ABC/WatchESPN

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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr on Curry: "He actually got on the floor yesterday and did some shooting, but it was kind of stand still shooting. There wasn't a lot of movement. There was some, but he's progressing well. Obviously won't play today. We need to get him on the court before he's going to play in a game. He has to be on the floor in a 5-on-5 situation which means it's pretty slim that he would be out there in Game 2. But we'll just monitor him and see how it all goes and hopefully get him back at some point."

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Clifford, as hoarse as can be, barely squeaking out words postgame: "In the third quarter, things got away from us. Today is tough but I'm gonna choose to say what it is: We had a great year."

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The last team to reach the conference finals with a lower point differential than this year's Heat (plus-1.6) were the 2000 New York Knicks (plus-1.5).

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Not even sure what to say or do with this. Heat fans catch a lot of, well, heat nationally. But they showed up on time and kept it hostile and loud for Game 7.