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Jordan vs. LeBron

Jalen can't handle Jay Williams' take

Jalen Rose has to walk away from the set after Williams says James would dominate Jordan in a 1-on-1 game.


Stephen A. goes off on Pippen's MJ-LeBron comparison

Stephen A. Smith doesn't understand Scottie Pippen defending LeBron James by saying he plays in a different era than Michael Jordan.



Rays might be at forefront of a rotation revolution

Was starting Sergio Romo on back-to-back days a clever, one-off maneuver by Kevin Cash to maximize matchups or a sign of widespread things to come?

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19-year-old Soto crushes first career home run

Young Nationals prospect Juan Soto earns his first career hit, mashing a 3-run home run to the opposite field in the second inning.


Dyson makes improbable catch at the wall

Both Jarrod Dyson and David Peralta speed to the wall to catch Travis Shaw's high-flying hit but the pair collide as Dyson makes the catch.


Harper goes yard for NL-leading 14th homer

Bryce Harper lets it fly to left field and over the wall for his 14th home run of the season.


Shaw's nifty bare-handed play pays off

Travis Shaw makes a nice barehanded stop and quick throw to first to tag Paul Goldschmidt out at first base.


High School Baseball

SVP: Sports provide a great healing place

Scott Van Pelt's 1 Big Thing discusses the Santa Fe (Texas) HS baseball team's decision to play a day after a shooting at their school that killed 10 people.



NFL OTAs roll call: Brady, Gronk among stars skipping workouts

Tom Brady, Julio Jones and Aaron Donald are conspicuously absent but Odell Beckham Jr. is attending OTAs.

Source: Brady absent for start of Pats' OTAs

Tom Brady regularly has participated in the Patriots' OTAs in the past, but the quarterback will not be at the opening of the voluntary session Monday, a source told ESPN.

Schefter: Brady will 'be there when it matters'

Adam Schefter reacts to Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski not yet participating in organized team activities.


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On This Date: May 21, 2012

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  • On this date: Westbrook steals, scores on circus layup

    Russell Westbrook gets a steal, goes to the other end and finishes by scooping up a wild shot that went in off the backboard while getting fouled during the Thunder's 2012 Western Conference semifinals matchup against the Lakers.

Lionel Messi is the quietest superstar

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  • Stay Messi, My Friend

    Lionel Messi only seems like the least interesting man in the world. Listen closely and his silence speaks louder than most athletes' shouts.