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CP3 to miss Game 6 with hamstring strain

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will miss Saturday's Game 6 of the Western Conference finals at Golden State with a right hamstring strain, the team announced Friday.

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CP3 injured after awkward landing

Paul left the Rockets a man down on defense during Game 5.

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Hill: NFL shows who and what it values with new anthem policy

The league created a new controversy, more animosity and negative headlines just to appease the wrong sensibilities.

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Graziano: Bungled anthem policy shows NFL has much to learn from NBA

Why can't the NFL get it right with its anthem policy and clumsy handling of players' rights? The answer has to do with sincerity and trust.

Will the Cavs come back? What does a loss mean for LeBron James?

How likely is a Cavs rally from down 3-2, and is LeBron James gone if they lose? Our experts answer the key questions before a huge Game 6.

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'Somebody bring Lucky': The Celtics and the elusive road win

Avoiding "Game 7" LeBron is paramount for the Celtics. To do so, they'll have to do something they've managed just once during these playoffs: win away from TD Garden.

Stephen A. 'going down' with LeBron's ship

Stephen A. Smith won't waver on his prediction that the Cavaliers will advance to the NBA Finals.

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LeBron on the brink of elimination

After displaying a clutch gene throughout the playoffs, Scoop Jackson highlights how LeBron James and the Cavaliers have found themselves one loss away from being knocked out of the playoffs.

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How It's Going Down: Tatum the key to Celts' victory

With the help of Second Spectrum, we take a look at how crucial Jayson Tatum is to the Celtics in taking down LeBron and the Cavaliers.

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History of LeBron's 3-2 deficits

LeBron James has been down 3-2 on several occasions. The King adds another chapter Friday vs. the Celtics on ESPN.

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Western Conference Finals

Rockets lead, 3-2

Lowe: Trevor Ariza is easy to miss. He shouldn't be.

The Rockets forward has mastered a role he was never sure he wanted, the overlooked cog in Houston's scoring-and-switching machine.

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The Warriors' worst habits are coming back to haunt them

Sloppiness and an over-reliance of Kevin Durant were two season-long problems for Golden State that Houston took advantage of in Game 5.

MLB

Juiced baseballs, starting relievers and MLB's next big thing

Now that we know baseballs are flying higher than ever, is there a fix? Also, what to make of bullpenning, and get ready for the best series of 2018.

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Real or not? AL Central is the worst division since 1994

The early returns from the American League Central aren't pretty, as the .500 Indians lead a group that has been far from good in games outside of the division.

Thursday Home Runs

Trout hits solo homer

Mike Trout's 15th HR of the season comes in the fifth inning to extend Los Angeles' lead to 4-0 over Toronto.

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Marisnick mashes homer to center

Jake Marisnick crushes a three-run home run to center field to stretch the Astros' lead over the Indians.

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Mancini, Jones crush back-to-back HRs

Trey Mancini and Adam Jones hit back-to-back home runs in the second inning that White Sox outfielders couldn't reel in.

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Smith Jr. homers in sixth

Dwight Smith Jr. lifts a solo home run out to right field as Toronto trails Los Angeles 4-1.

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Stanley Cup Final

Game 1: 8 p.m. ET, Monday

Capitals-Golden Knights tale of the tape: Full breakdown and picks

Which team has the superior first line? The better power play? Who has been blessed by the hockey gods? We debate eight categories and make picks.

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Experts' predictions: Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe picks

Our experts -- including Barry Melrose, John Buccigross, Linda Cohn and Steve Levy -- forecast who will win the Cup and MVP honors.

Permission for optimism: The Caps take on D.C.'s pain

No Washington big four team has won a title since 1991. With the hockey gods seemingly on their side, can the Capitals end the streak of futility?

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Korver thriving after tragedy

Wozniacki's unfulfilling rise

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  • When No. 1 Isn't Enough

    Caroline Wozniacki says she's never chased fame, only tennis excellence. But her search for fulfillment? That's been a longer, tougher journey.