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CP3, Rockets take down Warriors


Houston overcomes Harden's off-night to push the champs to the brink

James Harden shot 5-for-21, and Chris Paul suffered a late leg injury, but the Rockets held on to grab Game 5 and put the Warriors 48 minutes from elimination.

CP3 shimmies past Steph after 3

Chris Paul knocks down a triple with Steph Curry all over him, then celebrates by staring at Curry while shimmying.


CP3 gets injured, Cook can't hit open 3

Chris Paul lands awkwardly leaving the Rockets a man down on defense, but Quinn Cook can't hit the open 3-pointer.


Green mishandles pass late

Draymond Green loses the ball on a pass from Steph Curry with under 10 seconds remaining in Game 5 of the WCF.


Kerr 'feels great' after loss in Game 5

Steve Kerr explains that despite the players being angry the Warriors are in great shape and is confident they can turn the series around.


Harden says Game 5 win was emotional

James Harden expresses the team's emotions in Game 5 after the tragedy in Houston and how the Rockets relied on defense down the stretch.


D'Antoni on CP3: 'He's one of the best to play the game'

Mike D'Antoni sheds some light on how Chris Paul is feeling heading into Game 6 with a potential injury and how the Rockets will move forward.


Stephen A.: 'Kevin Durant is a big problem'

Stephen A. Smith says that Kevin Durant is simply "not showing up" in his first "adverse circumstance" since joining Golden State.


Stephen A. says CP3's Game 6 status questionable

Stephen A. Smith says that coach Mike D'Antoni may put someone else on the court in order to save Chris Paul for a potential Game 7.


Curry can't connect on go-ahead layup

With under 20 seconds to go, Steph Curry drives to the basket and misses the potential go-ahead layup.


Watt, Timberlake in awe of CP3's 3-pointer

Chris Paul drains another tightly-contested shot from beyond the arc, and J.J. Watt and Justin Timberlake are beside themselves.


Curry uses English to score reverse lay-in

Steph Curry accelerates by James Harden, then scores the reverse layup off the glass.


Capela meets Draymond at the rim and denies him

Clint Capela rises and blocks Draymond Green's dunk attempt.


Steph hits circus shot with CP3 draped all over him

Chris Paul's defense is good, but Steph Curry's shot is even better as he knocks down an off-balance jumper.


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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.


Marisnick mashes homer to center

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


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.


Smith Jr. homers in sixth

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


Fort Worth Invitational

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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.

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What the NFL anthem policy actually means

How will "show respect" be defined? Can players raise their fist? Will there be any avenue to protest without discipline? Here's what to expect.

Reid: NFL had chance to make statement -- and it fumbled

The league could have supported its majority black workforce instead of opting for an ambiguous "solution."

Ogwumike sisters trade buckets as the Sun outlast the Sparks



Is Damian Lillard deserving of an All-NBA nod over Russell Westbrook?


NBA Draft

7 pm. ET, June 21 on ESPN

Why Luka Doncic could slide in the draft

Could the Slovenian superstar slip out of the top three? Our draft experts break down the latest intel.

Is Doncic's draft stock slipping?

Zach Lowe and Stephen Jackson react to the conflicting intel in regards to Sacramento's interest in Doncic.


Capitals headed to Cup final


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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Ovechkin: 'Been waiting for this moment for a long time'

Alex Ovechkin expresses how it feels to reach the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in his career.


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