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Why blacks are not feeling the sports metrics movement

The mission was to find African-Americans who spend time -- any amount of time -- talking about sports in terms of advanced analytics, and the mission failed. Michael Wilbon explains why that was the case.

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3hZach Lowe

The defense rests in Cleveland

After looking unstoppable in the first two rounds of the playoffs, the Cavs' weak links on defense have been exposed by Toronto.

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Stephen A.: I'd sign Durant over LeBron (1:48)
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4hMike Rodak

Bills GM: Humans not supposed to play football

Bills GM Doug Whaley said football is "a violent game that I personally don't think humans are supposed to play" in response to a question about Sammy Watkins' injury history.

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2hPat McManamon

Ravens' Monroe urges NFL to end marijuana ban

Ravens offensive lineman Eugene Monroe is calling on the NFL and the union to end its ban on marijuana, saying the drug is a safer alternative to addictive opioids for players to deal with pain.

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Skip wants Brady to win appeal in U.S. Supreme Court (2:11)
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Draymond: 'I'm never going to be careful' (0:42)
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Durant: 'We all knew' Draymond wouldn't be suspended (0:56)
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6hSteve Wulf

How Chris Sale became Chicago's other ace

On the other side of Chicago, Chris Sale is 9-0 and better than ever. But to go from the best starter on a bad team to a Cy Young candidate on a contender, he had to change his entire mindset.

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Players might own the court, but Drake owns the sideline (1:13)
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Brandon Phillips' 2-year-old son has a blast at practice (0:27)
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Trick shots no match for Serena (0:50)
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On this date: George burns LeBron, dunks over Birdman (0:35)
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Jalen and Jacoby on why LeBron James flops (1:26)
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6hBuster Olney

Three potential suitors if Yanks trade Beltran

Buster Olney explains why the Yanks should trade veteran Carlos Beltran and examines his trade market, details Giancarlo Stanton's struggles and more.

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Story Time: Why 19-year-old Ozzie Guillen got beaned and charged the mound with his bat (3:11)
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Jacob Tamme reads 'mean' tweets (1:26)
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Kanaan: Indy is my life (1:53)
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Boxer celebrates too much, too soon (0:45)
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1dGabriele Marcotti

Marcotti: Man Utd handle Van Gaal poorly

Marcotti's Musings: Man United have handled the Louis van Gaal situation as poorly as possible. Plus: Barca grit to win Copa del Rey and more.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

What's Russell Westbrook wearing? Overalls rolled up at the bottom, a short-sleeve button-up shirt and a funky fedora.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

No blue shirts for the OKC crowd tonight. They're going with the all-white look.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Robin Ventura on getting to watch Chris Sale pitch : "There is a guilty pleasure to it."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Jason Heyward returns to the Cubs lineup after missing the last few days with a hip contusion.

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Mark Brunell surprised by Bills GM
NFL 

Doug Whaley said that football is a violent game that humans aren't supposed to play.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons contingent celebrating being awarded the Super Bowl in 2019.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says it's premature to discuss the Oakland possibility of moving to Las Vegas. He makes it clear there has not been a proposal.

NFL 

Bell: Teams trying to take me out of the game
NFL 

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell tells reporters that the Bengals, among other teams, were attempting to injure him last season.

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Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

After today's Broncos practice coach Gary Kubiak said DeMarcus Ware did not participate in the workout because Ware's back "was bothering him a bit." Kubiak also said holding Ware out was "more preventative then anything," but Ware has had back troubles in the past and missed five games with a back injury last season. Kubiak called Ware a "day-to-day participant" for these next two sets of OTAs.

Green: 'I'm never going to be careful'
NBA 

Warriors coach Steve Kerr and forward Draymond Green share their thoughts on whether Green's style of play will have to change, knowing that he will be suspended if he is assessed one more flagrant foul.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has been scratched from tonight's game with flu-like symptoms. Mike Aviles, who was originally slated to play LF, will now play 2B. Steven Moya will draw into the lineup to play LF. Cameron Maybin will replace Kinsler as leadoff hitter.

Skip wants Brady to win appeal
NFL 

Skip Bayless believes Tom Brady should take his appeal all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if he needs to and disagrees with Stephen A. Smith's comment that Brady is being selfish.

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Kyle Lowry has totally redeemed himself
NBA 

After a nightmarish first two games, Kyle Lowry's led the Raptors resurgence vs. the Cavs.

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank is now flying from UCLA to OKC to support endorser Steph Curry in enemy territory tonight.

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

How's this for brutal honesty? Bengals CB Adam Jones on what could help Cincy in the playoffs: "We need a f'n bye." Jones likes this year's team, and was encouraged today by the sight of something that also happened on Day 1 of OTAs last year. For the second straight May, A.J. Green burned past him for a catch. Let's see if the Bengals in 2016 can do better than 12-4 and a wild-card exit, though.

Jacob Tamme reads 'mean' tweets

The Falcons tight end was brave enough to look at the things people said about him on Twitter.

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Here's 'sideline Drake'
NBA 

Depending on how you look at it, here is the best or worst of Drake on the sidelines.

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One step at a time for Djokovic, Nadal
Tennis 

After decisive opening-round wins at the French Open, the biggest challenge for Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be to not look too far ahead. And that's no easy task. On a collision course?

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Tennis 

Doug McIntyre ESPN Staff Writer 

What are the U.S. national team's expectations at the fast-approaching Copa America Centenario? Here's how coach Jurgen Klinsmann answered the question:

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BMX legend Dave Mirra diagnosed with CTE
Action Sports 

Dave Mirra's brain was found to have CTE. The discovery is the first for an action sports athlete. Roenigk and Kevin Robinson joined Outside The Lines to discuss Dave Mirra's life and legacy.

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Kyle Rudolph's unique announcement
NFL 

Prior to a Twins game, Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph announced that his wife is pregnant with twins.

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Did LeBron throw teammates under the bus?
NBA 

LeBron's not-too-subtle postgame comments on his Game 4 performance have Jemele Hill and Michael Smith thinking they were unfit for a King.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

A fan heckled Bartolo Colon at Nationals Park on Monday regarding the tabloid report of him having a second family. Colon jokingly shot back, saying it's actually three families. The heckler melted and saluted Colon.

Stephen A.: I'd sign Durant over LeBron
NBA 

On Mike & Mike, Stephen A. Smith says that given the choice to sign either LeBron James or Kevin Durant to a long-term contract this offseason, he would choose Durant, "a scoring machine of the highest order."

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