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1hEli Saslow

LeBron the activist vs. LeBron the athlete

LeBron James' outraged response to the horrific shooting of an infant in Cleveland suggested the game's biggest star might become its loudest activist. And then he went silent. Why?

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Warriors blow past Blazers in Game 2

The Warriors entered the fourth quarter down 11. Golden State won by 11 points. Simple math tells us all we need to know: The defending champs know how to finish.

Thompson's splash gives Warriors first lead of the game (0:21)
Lowry's half-court heave forces OT, Toronto erupts (0:29)
Lowry is still putting up shots postgame (0:22)

Russell Wilson: Bring Sonics back to Seattle

After a Seattle City Council vote derailed plans to building a new arena meant to lure back the NBA, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson took to Twitter to urge fans to fight to get their team back.

Was a crime committed against Tunsil? (1:56)
Dancing ump gets his groove on (0:22)
Metta World Peace shares thoughts on Kobe's farewell tour (1:19)
3hSimon Curtis

Man City just one step from history

Real Madrid are not a frequent opponent for Man City, but the club are facing the most important game in their history. Until the next one.

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2hJames Eastham

How to bet Champions League, Europa League semis

James Eastham outlines the best value bets among this week's Champions League and Europa League matches, including Real Madrid-Manchester City and Liverpool-Villarreal.


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.

Dodgers prank Raymond the mascot (0:21)
Should the Patriots be favored to win the Super Bowl? (1:06)
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14hMike Rodak

Source: Glenn, Bills reach 5-year, $65M extension

The Buffalo Bills and left tackle Cordy Glenn have agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $65 million, with $36 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The potential cast for 'Space Jam 2' (0:32)
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Former Rockets star: Harden looks after Harden

Former Rockets star Robert Reid was critical of current star James Harden, saying his selfishness may have been to blame for the team's bumpy road this season.

What do Steph Curry and Jalen Rose have in common? (1:43)
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11hJoe McDonald

Lightning heat up rugged rivalry with Islanders

Game 3 had a bit of everything in the thrills department -- big hits, late goals and a controversial overtime winner. Strap in, because this series is getting interesting.

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13hCraig Custance

Watch out, playoffs: The Blues are in killer mode

The Blues learned from easing up on the gas pedal earlier in the second round and stomped their way to a commanding win over the Stars to take a 2-1 series lead.

Weber's rocket goes top shelf (0:23)
Samardzija gets so mad he breaks his bat over his knee (0:23)
How the 1970 Kentucky Derby forever changed sports journalism (13:02)


Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James neither confirmed nor denied the chance of him starring in Space Jam 2 when asked on Wednesday: "I have a great team that's handling my affairs off the course. Ever since I signed with Warner Bros., we've been looking to do some things and figure out some things that best fit both sides. My team is handling that, and I'm not going to take my focus off what my job is right now and that's being in the postseason right now."

Eagles' QB problem arises from flawed plan

The Eagles' QB situation would be very similar to the one they had in 1999 under Andy Reid, if not for Sam Bradford's contract extension. Bradford's contract snafu

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Pacers president Larry Bird is holding a press conference on Thursday at noon EST, the team announced. The guess here is that he'll address the status of head coach Frank Vogel. If Vogel is let go, it will be interesting to see if Phil Jackson pursues Vogel for the Knicks' vacancy.

Is this the end for Marc-Andre Fleury?

The breakout performance of Penguins rookie goalie Matt Murray this postseason might mean that Marc-Andre Fleury's days in Pittsburgh are numbered. Could Murray's success cost Fleury?

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Tuesday's longest home runs

Joc Pederson's power was on display Tuesday, as the Dodgers outfielder led the way with a 438-foot shot off Rays starter Matt Moore. Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich fell a foot short of equaling Pederson's blast.

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Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Rory McIlroy is 27 years old today but he's already been a pro golfer for nearly 9 years. On the PGA Tour alone, he has won 11 times (four major championships) and amassed nearly $30-million in official prize money. He has another 12 victories on the European Tour. McIlroy defends his title this week at the Wells Fargo Championship.


Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

On the backside at Churchill Downs. Morning work is done and things are quieting down.

17 ways NFL players mess up money

For the rookies about to cash their first NFL paychecks, Matt Bowen has a word of advice: Don't invest in a pet tiger. Dollars and no sense

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Khan no longer golden boy of Brit boxing

Despite fighting with courage and being more accomplished than many of his British countrymen, Amir Khan has become a bit of an outsider in his homeland entering Saturday's Canelo Alvarez fight. Yesterday's news?

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Manziel to turn himself in, appear in court

Mark Schwarz explains when Johnny Manziel could turn himself in to authorities and what to expect when he meets with Judge Roberto Canas on Thursday.


Kyle Lowry's half-court heave forces OT

And the Toronto crowd erupted.


LeBron the activist vs. LeBron the athlete

LeBron James' outraged response to the horrific shooting of an infant in Cleveland suggested the game's biggest star might become its loudest activist. Then he went silent. Why? Waiting For LeBron

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Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Tuck will sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a Giant on Friday, according to sources. The two-time Super Bowl champion announced his retirement several weeks ago after two seasons in Oakland. He's a surefire Giants Ring of Honor inductee.

Nkemdiche met with Mathieu before draft

If there's one player on the Arizona Cardinals who understands what Robert Nkemdiche went through as he dropped in the draft last week after teams questioned his character, it's Tyrann Mathieu. Lending a hand

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Inside the NBA's Replay Center

Most NBA plays aren't reviewable, a point brought home in Oklahoma City's wild Game 2 win in San Antonio. We go inside the league's Replay Center in Secaucus, N.J., to learn how it really works. The deciding factor

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Boyle scores winner for Lightning in OT

Brian Boyle was in the perfect spot to tap home a loose puck and lift Tampa Bay to a 5-4 win over the Islanders in Game 3.


Draymond dunks on two Trail Blazers

Steph Curry liked what he saw from Draymond Green on this drive.


St. Louis Blues rediscover killer instinct

The Blues learned their lesson after easing up on the gas pedal earlier in the second round, this time stomping their way to a commanding win over the Stars to take a 2-1 series lead. Watch out, playoffs

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Sumlin unable to get in touch with Manziel

"We've reached out to him and I haven't gotten a response yet," said Kevin Sumlin, who coached Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M. "What we want is for him to be at peace and be safe. That has nothing to do with football and has everything to do with his life."

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Jim Harbaugh to hold satellite camps

Less than a week after the NCAA rescinded a ban on satellite camps, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has scheduled two of them for the Kansas City area. Heading to Big 12 country

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Dodgers prank Raymond the mascot

Yasiel Puig and Enrique Hernandez teamed up to get the best of the Rays' mascot.


Jeff Samardzija breaks bat over knee

The Giants RHP loves to deal the strikeouts, but he doesn't exactly like being on the other end of them.


An electrifying minute in Toronto

Kyle Lowry's half-court buzzer beater sent the Raptors to OT just a minute before Justin Smoak's walk-off home run for the Blue Jays.


Tanner Roark's pitch goes just a bit outside

Straight-out-of-the-camera-frame outside.