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Super 8: LeBron muscles his way back to the Finals

King James would not be denied his eighth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals after leading the Cavs to a gritty Game 7 comeback win over the young Celtics.

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LeBron delivers epic Game 7 to advance to Finals

Playing every second, LeBron James records 35 points, 15 rebounds and 9 assists as the Cavs beat the Celtics on the road.


LeBron makes another incredible Game 7 block

Terry Rozier speeds up the court and attempts a strong dunk, but LeBron James elevates and stuffs him.


Tatum posterizes LeBron, stares him down

Jayson Tatum drives the lane and throws down a monster one-handed slam and stares down LeBron.


LeBron says 'it's a treat' to lead Cavs to Finals

LeBron James shares how the Cavaliers came together after the trade deadline to make the NBA Finals for the 4th consecutive season.


LeBron hits tough and-1 layup with Morris all over him

LeBron James clinches his 8th straight trip the NBA Finals with an and-1 layup to extend Cleveland's lead.


Lue on LeBron: 'He's the best player in the world'

As LeBron James lies on the floor behind him, Ty Lue praises the Cavs' star, saying "you want the best player in the world on your side."


LeBron, Cavs finish Celtics on the road

Behind a monumental effort from LeBron James, the Cavaliers beat the Celtics 87-79 and punch a ticket to the NBA Finals.


Tatum on dunk on LeBron: 'Had to get him back'

Jayson Tatum reacts to his posterizing dunk on LeBron James and reflects on the moment he shared with James after the game.


Tatum says Celtics left it all on the floor

Jayson Tatum explains why the Celtics have nothing to hang their heads about after falling in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.


Stephen A.: 'Some luck' was involved with Cavs' run

Stephen A. Smith breaks down the opponents the Cavaliers faced in the playoffs and praises LeBron James' ability to overcome adversity.


Jackson says Celtics went for "home run plays"

Mark Jackson talks about the Celtics' lack of experience and how they missed Kyrie Irving.


LeBron and Tatum share special moment after Game 7

LeBron James and Jayson Tatum share a few words after Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.


LeBron goes over the top to Hill for layup

LeBron James' long-distance pass to George Hill gives the Cavaliers their largest lead of the game.


LeBron banks in runner with to beat shot clock

LeBron James blows by Al Horford and banks one off the glass with time expiring on the shot clock.


Horford gets up for emphatic alley-oop slam

Marcus Smart tosses one up and Al Horford makes a great grab and throws it down with two hands.


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Indianapolis 500

Will Power's Indy 500 victory completes epic IndyCar resume

Power had everything an IndyCar driver could want except for an Indy 500 win, which is why he drank the celebratory milk with vigor on Sunday.

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Danica crashes out of Indy 500, her final race

Danica Patrick's race ended when she lost control of her car and hit the outside wall in Turn 2.

Stefan Wilson's Indy 500 story comes up a few laps short

Stefan Wilson's inspiring story almost led to an improbable Indianapolis 500 finish on Sunday, but he had to make one last pit stop.


Olney: Hot commodities in the relief pitching market

Could Kelvin Herrera be the key player on the move? Not every contender will chase stars, but all of them will be looking for help in the bullpen.

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Aggressive Tanaka throws off Ohtani, Trout

Masahiro Tanaka and Shohei Ohtani squared off in a much-anticipated meeting Sunday, with the Yankees righty passing the test and then some.

Sandoval hustles for RBI infield single

Pablo Sandoval hits a slow grounder to short and hustles to beat Addison Russell's throw to first, allowing a run to score.


Indians walk off on Allen's homer in 14th

Greg Allen puts an end to the game in the 14th inning as he slugs a solo homer to complete Cleveland's 10-9 comeback win over Houston.


Harper crushes his NL-leading 16th homer

Bryce Harper destroys a Jarlin Garcia fastball over the right-field fence for his 16th home run, best in the NL.


Albies makes terrific leaping grab

Ozzie Albies leaps to rob Xander Bogaerts of a potential extra base hit.


Tanaka strikes out Ohtani twice

Masahiro Tanaka fans Shohei Ohtani twice with off-speed pitches.


French Open

An unhappy 'first' for Venus this season

If her opening-round loss at the Australian Open wasn't painful enough, Venus Williams fell in her first match in Paris. It's not the way she expected things to go.

Venus upset in straight sets in first round of French Open


Day 2: No reason to think Nadal or Sharapova will struggle, right?

Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova open up their French Open campaigns Monday, and both should sail -- at least on paper.

Champions League Final

Madrid's historic title obscured by online outrage

Real Madrid's Champions League final win over Liverpool was a work of art. So why hasn't it been the subject of adoration for everyone in the game?

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Madrid cement their place in football's history books

Not since the 1970s has a club won three straight European Cups. Real Madrid's achievement is unparalleled in modern football, so where's the love?


Cup series points leader Kevin Harvick (green hat) is out of the 600 race, meaning he will not win his third straight points race and will not pull the Charlotte double by winning the All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600 in back-to-back weekends. You can smell the burning rubber a mere 15 feet from the No. 4 that's being worked on.

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Monaco Grand Prix

Ricciardo battles car issues to secure Monaco victory

Daniel Ricciardo secured a victory against the odds at the Monaco Grand Prix after grappling with power unit issues for two-thirds of the 78-lap race.

Western Conference Final

Game 7: 9 p.m. ET, Monday

How the Warriors unleashed Klay Thompson

It's easy enough to say that the Warriors simply shot better in Game 6, but there was a bit more to it than just that.

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Stephen A. marvels at Warriors' 3-point attack

Stephen A. Smith calls the Warriors' performance in Game 6 "an aerial assault the likes we have not seen in quite a while."


Warriors save themselves, extend thrilling series, give NBA two Game 7s

The Splash Brothers came through for the Warriors with their season on the line, and the fun in this series shall continue for one more day.

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Korver thriving after tragedy

World Fame 100

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  • World Fame 2018

    To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports, drawn from 68 countries. ESPN's Sports Analytics Group then ranked them based on a proprietary formula that took into account three fame factors.

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.