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Barnwell: Resetting the NFL trade market

If you were hoping for draft-day trades involving disgruntled veterans, you didn't get your wish. But now that the furor of the draft has died down, the trade market could heat up -- or not.

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Thunder turn things around in San Antonio

Through Monday night's chaos and noise, the Thunder bounced back in Game 2, dismissing any panic from a lopsided loss in Game 1 to grab a road split in San Antonio.

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Thunder win on bizarre final sequence (0:59)
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Spurs react to wild, controversial Game 2 finish (1:39)
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Thompson demoralizing Hawks on glass ... again

Offense isn't Tristan Thompson's calling card. But just as he did in last season's playoffs against the Hawks, he is giving the Cavaliers extra offensive possessions with his rebounding.

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We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

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1 Big Thing: Leicester City more improbable than anything (2:33)
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2hPierre LeBrun

Caps-Pens is taking a sour turn

Pittsburgh took a 2-1 lead over the Caps in a series that has a constant undercurrent of hate. And while we all love tough, emotional, physical hockey, this needs to be reined in.

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Kuhnhackl scores goal off his back (0:32)
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Windhorst: Heat believe it's too dangerous to play Bosh (1:38)
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7hJeff 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. Instead, he sees the selection as a vote of confidence in himself as the team's No. 1 quarterback.

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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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Kevin Durant is the NBA's next villain (2:15)
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Mazara fires a laser to stop Saunders from tying game (0:42)
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Sport Science: Souza's superman catch (1:53)
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Leaf: Seeing Manziel is like looking in a mirror (1:24)
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Pitcher crushes home run into upper deck (0:21)
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Hedman's heady play bolsters Lightning

Defenseman Victor Hedman is controlling play at both ends of the ice while keeping Islanders star John Tavares in check -- and is again proving to be a vital part of Tampa Bay's success.

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Undrafted LB Eric Striker makes emotional speech to family (1:17)

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Don't expect Vogel to return to Pacers
NBA 

Brian Windhorst says there's a disconnect between Pacers president Larry Bird and head coach Frank Vogel and because of that Vogel likely won't be back as Indiana's coach next season.

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NBA 

We're No. 1! ... in 2016 schedule difficulty
Insider College Football 

This is the most important preseason ranking you'll read: ESPN Stats & Information has ranked the toughest schedules in 2016. Should these 10 teams consider their ranking a blessing or a curse? 10 toughest schedules in 2016

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Insider College Football 

Barnwell: Resetting the NFL trade market
NFL 

Sam Bradford and Colin Kaepernick are among several key players who could get traded over the next few months. But will they? We shall see

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NFL 

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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Refs say they missed late foul on Waiters
NBA 

Lead referee Ken Mauer said the officials missed a foul on Dion Waiters on the final possession: "However, upon review, we realize and we agree we should have had an offensive foul on the play. It's a play we've never seen before, ever."

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NBA 

McShay: Most improved teams after draft
NFL 

Todd McShay says Jacksonville and Chicago are among six franchises that made the most of their picks in the NFL draft after selecting Jalen Ramsey (fifth overall to the Jags) and Leonard Floyd (ninth overall to the Bears). Story (Insider)

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Under Armour has signed Bryce Harper to a undisclosed, multi-year extension. Brand has Steph Curry thru 2024 & Jordan Spieth thru 2025.

MLB 

Thunder win on bizarre final sequence
NBA 

Dion Waiters elbowed Manu Ginobili while trying to inbound the ball, then the Thunder turned it over, but the Spurs were unable to score on the ensuing possession and lost Game 2 by a point.

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NBA 

Leicester's dream came true

Leicester City are champions of the Premier League. You can say it as often as you like but it resolutely refuses to make sense. And that's what made the aftermath so much fun. Unforgettable party begins

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Ronaldo fit to face Man City

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will start Wednesday’s Champions League semifinal second leg but midfielder Casemiro and centre-forward Karim Benzema are now almost certainly ruled out. Ready for Champions League semifinal

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Clayton: Jacksonville top of the class
NFL 

On John Clayton's list of his top 2016 classes? Jacksonville, which added two blue-chip talents, and Tampa Bay, which filled immediate needs and got a huge upgrade at kicker. Five favorite draft classes

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NFL 

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Leicester City's payroll this year: $84M Average season payroll of previous five Premier League champs: $428M (Source: Daily Mail)

Greeny: Fans of Jordan won't be happy
NBA 

Mike Greenberg believes defenders of Michael Jordan are going to be bothered by seeing LeBron James star in the "Space Jam" sequel.

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NBA 

Hazard's superb goal gives Leicester title
Soccer 

With a stunning equalizer in the 83rd minute, Eden Hazard secured a draw versus Tottenham, which also locked up the Premier League title for Leicester City.

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Soccer 

LeBron shrugs at Hawks’ lack of defense

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

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Leicester's top 10 goals from its title run
Barclays Premier League 

With a healthy dose of Jamie Vardy.

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Barclays Premier League 

Molina does pushups after hitting the dirt
MLB 

A pitch from Brett Oberholtzer sent Yadier Molina to the ground, where he got a few extra reps of pushups in.

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MLB 

Undrafted player makes emotional speech
NFL 

Former Oklahoma LB Eric Striker gave a heartfelt speech to his family and friends who came out to support him during the third day of the NFL draft. He signed a free-agent contract with the Bills following the draft.

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NFL 

Kate Upton reveals engagement to Verlander
MLB 

The supermodel and actress made her engagement to Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander public when she flashed her ring at the Met Gala on Monday. Quite the ring

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MLB 

Draft: Thumbs up, thumbs down for all 32
NFL 

NFL Nation reporters hand out a thumbs up or a thumbs down on each team's 2016 NFL draft class. Lots of ups

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NFL 

This is what overcoming 5,000-to-1 odds looks like
Soccer 

Leicester City fans celebrate after Chelsea ties the game with Tottenham 2-2 with just minutes to play, essentially clinching the English Premiere League title for the Foxes.

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Soccer 

Leaf: Seeing Manziel is like looking in a mirror
NFL 

Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf said of free agent QB Johnny Manziel: "If he were able to ask for help or show any vulnerability in his eyes, I believe, is like giving up or weakness."

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