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Thunder turn things around in San Antonio

Coming off a 32-point loss, Oklahoma City started strong in Game 2 and withstood a wild ending Monday night to even its Western Conference semifinal.

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Thunder win on bizarre final sequence (0:59)
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Cavaliers close out Game 1 win over Hawks

Cleveland let an 18-point lead disappear in Game 1 of its Eastern Conference semifinal against Atlanta but finished strong Monday night behind LeBron James (25 points, nine assists, seven rebounds) to remain unbeaten in this year's playoffs.

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James throws down the huge flush (0:18)
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Fans celebrate Leicester's wild title-clinching weekend (1:08)
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8mPierre LeBrun

Caps-Pens is taking a sour turn

A series billed as being a matchup of the two biggest stars in the game has instead deteriorated into a clash of dirty and borderline hits that have to be reined in by the NHL.

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Pacers president Bird unsure of Vogel's future

Pacers president Larry Bird told The Indianapolis Star that he isn't sure what's going to happen with coach Frank Vogel, following the team's playoff exit, and said there is no decision timeline.

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Stephen A.: If Durant leaves OKC, he should sign with Heat (1:56)
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Kevin Durant is the NBA's next villain (2:15)
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6hJeff Legwold

Sanchez: Broncos' QB pick a vote of confidence

Mark Sanchez isn't threatened by the Broncos' selection of Paxton Lynch in the NFL draft, rather he sees the selection as a vote of confidence in himself as the team's No. 1 quarterback.

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#NBArank best playoff Vines compilation (5:50)
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Mets go deep three times in first inning (1:18)
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Undrafted LB Eric Striker makes emotional speech to family (1:17)
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Leaf: Seeing Manziel is like looking in a mirror (1:24)
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11hMyles Thomas

Diary of Myles Thomas: 'Urban and Eddie'

In today's installment of our 1927 Yankees diary, Myles Thomas describes the unique relationship between a pitcher with a terminal heart condition and a team mascot whose journey to the majors can only be described as Dickensian.

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1dMartin Bater | ESPNDeportes.com

Hockey eyes Hispanic fans for growth

In the not-so-distant future, a hockey stick and a puck might be as common a sight in a Hispanic kid's room as a soccer ball or baseball bat.

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11hPat McManamon

Browns rookie OL watched draft at St. Jude's

Cleveland Browns rookie Shon Coleman took his draft-night party to a special place, watching his own selection at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital with the patients.

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Thunder win on bizarre final sequence
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Dion Waiters elbowed Manu Ginobili while trying to inbound the ball and turned it over, and the Spurs were unable to score on the ensuing possession and lost by a point.

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Royce Young @royceyoung

Reminder: The Spurs lost once at home this season. To the Warriors. That's a darn impressive win by the Thunder.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

"Something happened on the sideline," Pop just said.

Kawhi connects on difficult reverse
NBA 

With two defenders draped all over him, Kawhi Leonard found enough separation to hit the tough layup.

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LeBron sets up slam with perfect pass
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Richard Jefferson, the recipient of a pinpoint bounce pass from James, rose up for a one-handed slam in Cleveland's Game 1 win.

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

We know the Spurs won 67 games in the regular season and all. But did you know that when teams with 65 wins or more in the regular season go up 2-0 in a best-of-7 series, they're 35-0, per ESPN Stats and Information? So, this is pretty much a must win for OKC.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

This is about as engaged as I've seen the Oklahoma City defense. Good help and quick rotations behind it.

Pitcher crushes home run into upper deck
MLB 

Pitchers can't hit? Tell that to Adam Wainwright.

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Back to back 3-pointers by Danny Green makes the score 85-82 with 6:40 left to play. The Spurs have the momentum, and appear poised to pull off the comeback. Green was calling for the ball before that last 3-pointer.

Tom Kuhnhackl scores goal off his back
NHL 

Whatever works to help your Penguins team to a 2-1 series lead.

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The most unlikely feat in sports history
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"It's one thing to achieve the unimaginable over a single game, a best-of-seven or even a monthlong tournament, but quite another to do it over 38 games and 10 months, playing every other team home and away," Gab Marcotti writes. An absurd dream

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder led 77-68 when Westbrook went to the bench with 3:41 left in the third. The Spurs closed on an 8-0 run to cut it to 77-76 headed to the fourth. With the importance of this game, makes sense to play Durant and Westbrook the entire fourth.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

The Spurs put on a nice little run to get back into this game, and they did it with strong defense. At the end of the third quarter, the Thunder lead 77-76. LaMarcus Aldridge leads the Spurs with 28 points, followed by Kawhi Leonard with 12 points.

LeBron shrugs at Hawks’ lack of defense

Atlanta wanted to force LeBron James to take jumpers. The Cavaliers star was fine with that on this play.

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Bookies lose big after Leicester's title
Barclays Premier League 

Darren Rovell reports on the "single worst day for British bookmakers in 20 years."

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Cubs best Pirates in series opener
MLB 

Ben Zobrist and David Ross each knocked in two runs as Chicago topped Pittsburgh 7-2.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on Kyle Korver being held to one shot attempt: "We have a scouting report and we followed that scouting report for 48 minutes"

Leicester City celebrates its EPL title
Barclays Premier League 

Defender Christian Fuchs captured Leicester's reaction after Tottenham's draw with Chelsea gave the Foxes the Premier League title.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Current Kings assistant coach Corliss Williamson, I'm told, will also receive a formal interview for Sacramento's vacancy.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Sacramento will interview Mark Jackson and Jeff Hornacek this week in addition to David Blatt and Patrick Ewing, according to league sources

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Scott glides to rim off Schroder's dish
NBA 

Dennis Schroder's no-look pass gave Mike Scott a wide-open lane to the bucket.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder showed a positive response to a second quarter Spurs run to bounce back and lead 56-53 at half. Westbrook ran the show with 18 and 7 assists, with Durant shaking loose for 13. The Thunder talked about showing resolve. It'll be a long second half, but they've at least shown they can hang with the Spurs.

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

I don't think Serge Ibaka has been dominated like this since Dirk lit him up in 2011. LaMarcus Aldridge is getting whatever he wants.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Once up 88-87 with 4:28 to go, Atlanta missed six straight shots, turned the ball over three times and surrendered two key offensive rebounds before scoring a meaningless basket in final 18 seconds. Hawks blew a chance to put pressure on Cavs, coming off eight-day layoff.