Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports

Watch live: Gotta Love the Cavs in Cleveland

Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals is on ESPN and WatchESPN.

LeBron steals and jams (0:13)
Love's nice pass finds LeBron for jam (0:16)
Stephen A.: 'Westbrook is putting the world on notice. Steph, who?' (2:01)
Brandon Magnus/Getty Images
35mBrett Okamoto

Diaz: Mayweather vs. McGregor a 'publicity stunt'

In an interview Wednesday, Nate Diaz confirmed he is in negotiations to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 202 and called the proposed McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight "a publicity stunt."

Giants walk-off for fifth straight win (0:23)

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.

Toddler just wants a snack, not a souvenir (0:15)
JBJ makes it 29 in a row (0:22)
Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports
10hCalvin 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.

ESPN Illustration
5hMike 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.

Duke walk-on shocked with scholarship (1:52)
  • Richard Brian for VICE Sports

    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.

Tedy Bruschi: If Warriors lose, they're worse than 18-1 Patriots (2:09)
Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images
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.

10hPhil 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."

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

WATCH: Spelling Bee preliminaries

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

Minor league manager's history of colossal meltdowns (1:28)


Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Blues better in the second but lose ground. Sharks go into second intermission with 2-0 lead. San Jose one period away from first trip to Stanley Cup finals in franchise history.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

With Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry's night over, his Eastern Conference finals splits: In two home wins 55 points, 8-for-15 3-point range, five turnovers. In three road losses 31 points, 2-for-19 3-point range, 14 turnovers.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have combined for 71 points. The Raptors have 60 as a team. Cleveland leads by 40 heading to the 4th quarter of Game 5 and is 12 minutes away from taking a 3-2 lead back to Toronto for Game 6.

Jackie Bradley Jr. extends hit streak to 29

The Red Sox CF slapped a single to left field in the fourth inning against the Rockies to extend his hitting streak.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs 100 Raptors 60 end 3. Nothing more needs to be said.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

LeBron James (23 pts, 6 reb, 8 ast) checks out with 1:53 left in the third quarter and that might be it for him tonight. The Cavs lead the Raptors by 36 in Game 5.

Doug McIntyre ESPN Staff Writer 

A Christian Pulisic jersey sighting after the U.S. national team's 1-0 win over Ecuador in Frisco, Texas. 17-year-old Pulisic came off the bench and played the final 27 minutes of the friendly for the Americans.

USMNT wins friendly in 90th minute

Darlington Nagbe waited to the match's waning moments to volley home the winner and give the United States its first win vs. Ecuador since 2007.


Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Game 5 is deep into the third quarter and Cleveland is still shooting better than 60% from the field. Meanwhile the Raptors are shooting worse overall (43%) than the Cavs are from deep (47%). That's how you end up with a 34-point Cleveland lead.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Joel Ward tips point shot from Brent Burns and Sharks now up 2-0. Crowd here rocking. San Jose has been the better team in this game since the drop of the puck.

LeBron powers home a Lovely pass

The combination of a Kevin Love outlet pass and a LeBron James dunk is a pleasant sight.


Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The Raptors needed a good start to the second half. Instead they immediately turned it over, leading to a wide-open LeBron James dunk. The Cavs' lead is now 33.


GOAL, USA! Darlington Nagbe scores his first international goal to give the #USMNT the late lead!

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

This is the first time in franchise history the Raptors have trailed by 30 at the half -- regular season or playoffs (via ESPN Stats & Information).

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The Raptors are just 3-15 all-time against LeBron James in Cleveland -- and two of those wins came in LeBron's rookie season. They're 24 minutes away from another loss, and they have to reverse that trend if they want to advance to their first NBA Finals.

LeBron, Cavs making easy work of Game 5

Easy buckets like these have helped Cleveland build a 31-point lead, which is the largest halftime lead in NBA Conference finals history.


Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

The way the Sharks are playing right now Blues should be happy getting to first intermission down just 1-0.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Kevin Love was 5-for-23 combined in the two games in Toronto. He's 6-for-6 tonight (including 3-for-3 from 3-point range) and the Cavs lead the Raptors by 31 at halftime.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Now apparently the Raptors are The Empire. The Cavs can only hope Toronto doesn't strike back and cut into this 28-point lead.

Toddler just wants a snack, not a souvenir

This young Rangers fan is clearly hungry.


Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Justin Bieber isn't the only one getting the video board boo treatment. Drake made an appearance too.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Sharks strike first. Joe Pavelski jams home a backhand. Joe Thornton assists. Best line in the playoffs.