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5hBrian Windhorst

Cavaliers looking to find substance in the cliché

The Cavs had control of their series with the Raptors. Until they didn't. Now a best-of-three showdown has Cleveland looking for answers heading into Game 5 (8:30 ET on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Stephen A.: 'Westbrook is putting the world on notice. Steph, who?' (2:01)
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W2W4: Blues vs. Sharks, Game 6

St. Louis is going back to a rested Brian Elliott in goal, while the Sharks are looking to remain focused as they sit just one win away from their first-ever trip to the Stanley Cup final.

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29mBrett Okamoto

Diaz: Mayweather vs. McGregor a 'publicity stunt'

In an interview with The MMA Hour on Wednesday, Nate Diaz confirmed he is in negotiations to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 202, while calling the Floyd Mayweather rumors "a publicity stunt."

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Miesha Tate's circuitous route to the UFC title

UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate sits down with Phil Murphy to share memories from early in her career, including the time she dated a male wrestler who defeated her in high school.

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8hDoug McIntyre

McIntyre: Guzan and Howard stay close

Brad Guzan was named the starting goalie for the Copa America Centenario over mentor Tim Howard. Guzan faces the United States' toughest pre-tournament opponent, in tonight's tuneup against Ecuador. (8 ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN)

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6hCalvin Watkins

Rougned Odor fights back against his bad reputation

Some opponents think he's immature, disrespectful or worse. But Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, a young player with an old-school style, has his teammates in his corner.

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1hMike Sando

2016 offseason grades for all 32 NFL teams

Which NFL teams actually made themselves better this offseason? Our crew of NFL Insiders dissects all the relevant draft picks and deals, grading each franchise's performance.

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    The unique life of Las Vegas gambler

    After three arrests and a year in a halfway house, Alan "Dink" Denkenson gave up bookmaking, moved to Las Vegas and became a pro gambler. But times have changed for Dink and other old-school professional sports bettors, writes David Hill.

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Tedy Bruschi: If Warriors lose, they're worse than 18-1 Patriots (2:09)
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NBA Insiders

Trade, free-agent forecasts for 16 NBA teams

The big trades, the big free agents, the big decisions. Our NBA Insiders go 5-on-5 on 15 teams, leading with Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Clippers.

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3hPhil Sheridan

Eagles coordinator Reich says QB order not set

In an appearance on WIP-94.1 FM Wednesday, Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich said the perception that the quarterback order is set is "probably not the right impression."

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WATCH: Spelling Bee preliminaries

The prelims for the 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, and you can catch the action on ESPN3.

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Brandon Crawford wins it! Crawford singles to deep center to give Giants the walk-off win in extras.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors coach Dwane Casey reiterated he hopes to find center Jonas Valanciunas some minutes in Game 5. Casey also reiterated he enjoys when people count his team out.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) is ready to go for Game 5.

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Doug McIntyre ESPN Staff Writer 

U.S. national team walking the field before tonight's penultimate Copa America tuneup against Ecuador in Frisco, Texas. Tough game for the Americans tonight against the world's 12th-ranked team.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Kevin Love is looking to bounce back after not playing in the fourth quarter of the Cavs' Game 4 loss.

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Minor league manager no stranger to meltdowns
MLB 

And it doesn't matter if it's stealing a base, chucking a rosin bag or disrobing at home plate.

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What's wrong with Kevin Love?
NBA 

Jalen Rose has a theory and it involves a classic John Travolta action movie.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Jake Arrieta on his rough outing. He won but only lasted five innings giving up four runs for the first time since last June.

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Mark Martin on his selection into the NASCAR Hall of Fame: "It is by far the crown jewel of my career. And I am so grateful for the people that helped me get there."

Broncos benefiting from QB competition?
NFL 

Paxton Lynch's confidence is growing, and Mark Sanchez thinks the QB competition will benefit the team.

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The many doppelgängers of Steven Adams

A young Thunder fan who dressed up as Adams isn't the only lookalike around.

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Jacob Wolf ESPN Senior Writer 

Day two of ELEAGUE and the floor is packed with spectators. Earlier, Renegades took down Team Liquid, while Cloud9 fell to Luminosity. In the last matchup of the day, Cloud9 leads over Renegades.

Small ball so hard
NBA 

Not only are the Thunder taking a page out of the Warriors' small ball playbook, they're beating them at it, too. Here's some proof.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

In their first six home games this postseason, the Cavs have outscored their opponents by an average of 18 points per game (110.5 ppg to 92.5 ppg).

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

LeBron James has arrived for Game 5. The last time his team took a 2-0 lead then fell into a 2-2 tie, he went on to lose Game 5 (the famed "good job, good effort" game vs. the Celtics in 2012).

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Fan gets drilled by golf ball

Pro golfer Bud Cauley plunked a bystander while hitting out of the rough at AT&T Byron Nelson.

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Four of the five 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees were nominees for all eight years: Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress, Raymond Parks & Benny Parsons. Mark Martin was in his second year on the ballot.

David Wright cranks solo shot
MLB 

Wright wasted no time putting the Mets on the board with this solo home run to left in the top of the first inning of New York's 2-0 win vs. the Nats.

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Rebels' Woodman dives for the out
NCAA Men Baseball 

Ole Miss CF J.B. Woodman deserves a new nickname: Superman.

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

The five-member 2017 induction class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame will be announced at 5 p.m. today. Each of the 57 panelists -- and one combined fan vote -- each listed five selections from a list of 20 nominees. The five people who appeared on the most ballots will earn spots in the hall's eighth class.

It's prime time in Oklahoma City
NBA 

With their two stars reaching their apex together, the Thunder are on the verge of dethroning the 73-win defending champ Warriors. Down goes the historic juggernaut?

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Sources say the Phillies have set up a private pre-draft workout Thursday with Delvin Perez, 17-yr-old shortstop from Puerto Rico. They have many names still in play for the first overall pick. One source says they're "struggling" with this huge decision.

Celebrate like it's 1999
NCAA Men Baseball 

If this was a TD dance, this young fan would get flagged for excessive celebration. But it's not, it's the SEC baseball tournament, and he just caught a foul ball. So celebrate properly, young man.

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