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Hawks' Carroll (knee sprain) starts Game 2

Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll was a surprise start in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cavaliers, despite having suffering a left knee sprain 48 hours prior in Game 1.

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Lawyers endorse Goodell hearing Brady appeal

Attorneys for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell have recommended that Goodell reject the NFLPA's request that he recuse himself from hearing Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension.

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Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton

Draft fits for Knicks, Lakers, Sixers, Wolves

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

Friday's MLB Highlights

Harper smacks 16th homer in win (0:49)

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Smart move for Michael Sam to sign with CFL? (1:34)

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As expected, Goodell to hear Brady's appeal (2:56)

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Ford/Pelton: Best fits for top four picks

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

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Kupchak says next season will be Kobe's last (2:41)

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13hDana O'Neil

Looking ahead: Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats are losing four starters, but a solid recruiting class and plenty of depth should keep them at the top of the Pac-12.

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Jalen Rose @JalenRose

Playing SF, Bron putting the smack down on the Hawks. Tristan/Mosgov size/effort is way too much. Cavs have all the answers to this test.

Cavs build big cushion

LeBron James has 28 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assits, and Cleveland has opened up an 18-point lead after the third quarter. The Cavs outscored the Hawks 30-17 in the third quarter. Follow live

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Tigers power way through Astros
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The Tigers' J.D. Martinez's second home run of the month came at an opportune time. A third-inning 3-run shot was the difference in Detroit's 6-2 win over Houston.

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King Felix, Cruz power Mariners
MLB 

Felix Hernandez struck out 8 and improved to 7-1, Nelson Cruz hit his MLB-high 17th HR, and the Mariners beat the Blue Jays 4-3 in Toronto.

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

Welp. The best blocked shot of Tristan Thompson's career was just taken away by a phantom call.

Indians push winning streak to 4

Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a solo HR and 2-run double as Cleveland defeated Cincinnati 7-3. While the Indians have won 4 straight, the Reds have lost 6 in a row. Box score

No one makes St. Louis bleed

After Martin St. Louis drew a high-sticking penalty against Nikita Nesterov for the Rangers' 2nd power play of the night, St. Louis immediately made the most of the advantage with his 1st goal of these playoffs. It's his 41st career postseason goal. New York leads 4-1. Follow live

LeBron getting everyone involved

The Cavaliers are on a 16-2 run, and LeBron James has accounted for 14 of those points -- 11 on assists and just 3 scored himself. Follow live

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Homer-happy Belt goes yard again

The Giants' Brandon Belt homered tonight vs. the Rockies, his 4th in the past 6 games. This hot streak has come after he had 0 homers in his first 30 games of the season. Follow live

J.A. Adande @jadande

For those too young to have watched Magic Johnson, LeBron tonight is giving you an idea what it was like. In full control of the game.

Harper adds to NL home run lead
MLB 

Bryce Harper hit an opposite-field blast to left off of Sean O'Sullivan and Max Scherzer made a 2-1 score stand up with 8 strong innings as the Nationals topped the Phillies in D.C.

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Bad symmetry for Hawks

The Hawks fell behind 11-5 to start the game. They then gave up an 11-5 run to start the second half. Cleveland now leads by 11 with 8:35 left in the third quarter. LeBron James has yet to score in this quarter, but has 3 assists. Follow live

Jeff Samardzija's streak ends

The White Sox starter had retired 17 straight Twins batters until Eduardo Escobar's single in the 7th. Minnesota did strike early for 2 runs in the 1st, and the teams remain deadlocked at 2-2 in the 7th inning. Follow live

Final: Tigers 6, Astros 2

Alfredo Simon twirled 7 solid innings for Detroit, but J.D. Martinez's 3-run homer was the difference as the Tigers won their 3rd straight. Box Score

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Lightning process not paying off
NHL 

Tampa Bay has won 20 of 32 faceoffs (62.5 percent) and outshot the Rangers 26-13, but Henrik Lundqvist has been able to get front in all but one attempt on goal. Can Tampa Bay break through in the final period? Follow live

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Carroll playing, not producing
NBA 

DeMarre Carroll started despite a bone bruise in his knee and played 19 minutes in the first half. He scored just 4 points and didn't record a rebound, assist, steal or block. Follow live

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NBA 

Scherzer tosses gem in Nats win

Max Scherzer allowed 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 6 over 8 innings in a 2-1 win over the Phillies. Closer Drew Storen allowed 2 hits in the 9th, but stranded both of them as the Nats won their 6th straight. Box score

Red Sox's Ramirez leaves after HBP

Hanley Ramirez was plunked on the hand during the 4th inning, which forced him to exit later in the game. Boston trails the Angels 11-3 in the 7th. Follow live

The power of Delly
NBA 

Matthew Dellavedova held Jeff Teague and Dennis Schröder scoreless on 0-for-5 shooting when he was guarding them. The Hawks duo scored 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting when guarded by anyone else (via ESPN Stats & Info).

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King Felix reigns in Toronto

Felix Hernandez won his MLB-best 7th game of the year as Seattle beat Toronto 4-3. More impressively, by getting his 2,014th career strikeout, Felix passed Catfish Hunter and tied Orel Hershiser on the all-time list. Box score