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Cavaliers

NBA

Is there enough in the tank for a title run?

The Cavaliers planned on resting James far more this season but didn't, and it might come back to haunt them.

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Thunder

NBA

Thunder

NBA

Stephen A. sides with reporter over Westbrook.

Stephen A. Smith doesn't agree with Russell Westbrook interrupting a relevant basketball question aimed at Steven Adams.

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NBA

Barkley: Westbrook trying to empower his teammates.

Charles Barkley explains that while he has no problem with the postgame questions for Steven Adams, he is also OK with Russell Westbrook responding on Adams' behalf.

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Cubs

Cubs at Pirates (ESPN, 7 ET)

We The Fans

Episodes 5 & 6: 7 & 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, ESPN

We The Fans

At the game or at the bar, Chicago fans are always intense.

On the next "We The Fans," loyal followers of the Cubs and Bears go to extremes just to see their teams play.

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Celtics

NBA

NBA

Thomas responds to Hoiberg's officiating comments.

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg tells the media that Isaiah Thomas is "impossible to guard" because the refs allow him to put his hand underneath the ball on every possession.

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Jazz

NBA

NBA

'Iso' Joe's big fourth quarter powers Jazz.

Joe Johnson provides a vintage performance in the fourth quarter by having a hand in 22 of Utah's final 25 points.

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Barcelona

Soccer

Soccer

Messi stuns Real Madrid in El Clásico.

Lionel Messi scored a pair of goals, including the game winner in stoppage time, to lead Barcelona over Real Madrid. Messi now has 500 career goals with Barcelona.

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Red Sox

MLB

MLB

Machado, Pedroia have words after near hit by pitch.

Matt Barnes’ pitch flies behind Manny Machado's head, leading to an ejection for Barnes and leaving Dustin Pedroia to call out to Machado from the dugout.

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College Football

Michigan

NCAAF

Michigan has a special Sunday in the park.

During Michigan's first day in Rome, the team met with a group of refugees in the Villa Borghese gardens for an experience that will not be forgotten.

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Maple Leafs

NHL

NHL

Johansson ends series for Caps with overtime winner.

In the fifth overtime game of the series, Marcus Johansson stuffs home the winner for the Capitals to give Washington the dramatic 4-2 series victory.

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Senators

NHL

NHL

MacArthur's OT goal gives Sens series win over Bruins.

Clarke MacArthur nets a power-play goal in overtime to defeat Boston in six games and send the Senators to the second round of the playoffs.

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Warriors

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Warriors

NBA

Warriors comfortable with Brown coaching.

Marc Stein explains why Mike Brown filling in for Steve Kerr won't be a major adjustment for Golden State's players.

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NASCAR

The squeaky wheel finding its groove: Track officials are running a machine that grinds tire rubber into the track this morning at Bristol Motor Speedway. They are attempting to make the bottom lane the preferred lane at Bristol or at least as good as the top lane. The race, rescheduled from Sunday because of rain, is set for a 1:07 p.m. ET green flag today.

Bob Pockrass, NASCAR
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Stanley Cup Playoffs

NHL

NHL

Melrose intrigued by Nashville-St. Louis matchup.

Barry Melrose explains why he's looking forward to a hard-fought series between the Predators and Blues in the second round.

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  • Dream 2017 NFL draft scenarios for every team

    Both Myles Garrett and Mitchell Trubisky go to the Browns. Jerry Jones snags some defensive help. A trade down for the 49ers and Colts. We're picking out best-case draft scenarios for each team.

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Elite NBA defenders

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  • Defense never rests

    In the playoffs, it's all about getting stops. Here's how some of the league's best defenders use their skills to shut down the opposition.