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What's up with Isaiah Thomas' playoff shooting? His 3-point shooting has dipped significantly this postseason, and it's become a common theme with the 5-foot-9 point guard.

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Boston is one win away from advancing out of the first round for the first time in coach Brad Stevens' tenure. But ESPN's BPI gives the Bulls a slight edge at home.

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Rajon Rondo will not play in Game 6, and that is not good news for a Bulls team that has struggled without him on the court against the Celtics.

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Thomas will attend sister's funeral after Game 6 (0:45)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Two roster moves for Red Sox: INF/OF Chase d'Arnaud added to roster after being claimed off waivers Thursday; reliever Ben Taylor called up from Triple-A. INF/OF Steve Selsky and reliever Robbie Ross Jr. optioned.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pedro Martinez: "If I was pitching, I was going to drill Machado, as much as I love him. The only thing I would've done differently is probably bring the ball a little bit lower." Pedro says Machado "did not intend to hurt Pedroia. And I know that because I know Machado." Also says Barnes did not mean to throw the ball at Machado's head.

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John Johnson draft highlights (0:38)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

All three of the Patriots' AFC East foes went with defense in Thursday night's first round, as the Jets took LSU safety Jamal Adams at No. 6; the Dolphins selected Missouri defensive end Charles Harris at No. 22; and Bills traded down and picked LSU cornerback Tre'Davious White at No. 27. That seems like a solid first day for the rest of the division, which knows it has to stop the lethal Tom Brady-led Patriots offense. As for New England, the March trade of the No. 32 overall pick for wide receiver Brandin Cooks gives them a dynamic, speedy threat on offense that wouldn't have otherwise been available to them at that position in the draft.

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Sale's 10 K's not enough in loss to Yankees (0:45)

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How Chris Sale Dominated: he had 8 strikeouts on fastball, tied for his most on fastball in his career...he's now done that in consecutive starts. He had a 23% swinging-strike rate on his fastball, his 3rd-highest swinging strike rate on the pitch since becoming a starter in 2012 and highest since August 16, 2015

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How Chris Sale Dominated ** 8 strikeouts on fastball, tied for his most on fastball in his career...he's now done that in consecutive starts (April 20, 2017 at TOR, May 19, 2016 vs HOU and June 8, 2015 vs HOU) ** He had a 23% swinging-strike rate on his fastball, his 3rd-highest swinging strike rate on the pitch since becoming a starter in 2012 and highest since August 16, 2015 (25%). ** Overall, on all pitches combined, Sale had a 75% strike rate, the 3rd-highest in any game of his career. He had a career-high 78% strike rate in his last start. Sale has 2 of the 3 highest individual-game strike rates by starters this year: his April 20 start was 1st, and this start was 3rd. Only Dan Straily's April 22 start was sandwiched between (75.3% strike rate - Sale's was 75.2 tonight)

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Sale dominates Yankees early (0:16)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Why have Red Sox struggled to score early in games this season? "David (Ortiz) is not here," Xander Bogaerts said. "He was a huge part of our team the years that I've been here. We definitely miss him. We've got to do it without him."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

"Through 9 innings, this is the best (Masahiro Tanaka) I've ever seen." -Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild

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Tanaka finishes off shutout (0:23)
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Holliday pads lead with RBI single (0:23)