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2hZach Lowe

It's prime time in Oklahoma City

With their two stars reaching their apex together, the Oklahoma City Thunder are on the verge of dethroning the 73-win defending champs.

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Stephen A.: 'Westbrook is putting the world on notice. Steph, who?' (2:01)
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3hBrian Windhorst

Cavaliers looking to find substance in the cliché

The Cavs had control of their series with the Raptors. Until they didn't. Now a best-of-three showdown has Cleveland looking for answers heading into Game 5 (8:30 ET on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Miesha Tate's circuitous route to the UFC title

UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate sits down with Phil Murphy to share memories from early in her career, including the time she dated a male wrestler who defeated her in high school.

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Was Draymond's trip of Kanter a dirty play? (1:52)
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35mMike Sando

2016 offseason grades for all 32 NFL teams

Which NFL teams actually made themselves better this offseason? Our crew of NFL Insiders dissects all the relevant draft picks and deals, grading each franchise's performance.

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Duke walk-on shocked with scholarship (1:52)
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4hCalvin Watkins

Rougned Odor fights back against his bad reputation

Some opponents think he's immature, disrespectful or worse. But Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, a young player with an old-school style, has his teammates in his corner.

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55mDan Szymborski

Manny Machado as good as Mike Trout, Bryce Harper

Manny Machado was very valuable as a third-sacker but is even more valuable as a shortstop, a position with fewer big bats. As Dan Szymborski shows, he's now in Mike Trout-Bryce Harper territory.

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    The unique life of Las Vegas gambler

    After three arrests and a year in a halfway house, Alan "Dink" Denkenson gave up bookmaking, moved to Las Vegas and became a pro gambler. But times have changed for Dink and other old-school professional sports bettors, writes David Hill.

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Tedy Bruschi: If Warriors lose, they're worse than 18-1 Patriots (2:09)
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NBA Insiders

Trade, free-agent forecasts for 15 NBA teams

The big trades, the big free agents, the big decisions. Our NBA Insiders go 5-on-5 on 15 teams, leading with Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks.

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40mPhil Sheridan

Eagles coordinator Reich says QB order not set

In an appearance on WIP-94.1 FM Wednesday, Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich said the perception that the quarterback order is set is "probably not the right impression."

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WATCH: Spelling Bee preliminaries

The prelims for the 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, and you can catch the action on ESPN3.

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On this date: Ali KO's Liston in first minute (1:17)
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Minor league manager's history of colossal meltdowns (1:28)
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If I wasn't an Olympian I would be ... (1:28)
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7hBrett Okamoto

Five Rounds with Urijah Faber

Will Conor McGregor face Nate Diaz? How about Floyd Mayweather? Does BJ Penn's potential doping violation prevent his comeback? Urijah Faber joins ESPN's Brett Okamoto to discuss.

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Watch: 10 Ole Miss vs. 9 South Carolina
NCAA Men Baseball 

There's a top-ten matchup in the second round of the SEC baseball tournament. Ole Miss leads in the bottom of the 7th inning. Live on SEC Network/WatchESPN

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NCAA Men Baseball 

Caleb Swanigan will return to Purdue
NCAAM 

The former McDonald's All-American announced he will withdraw from the NBA draft and return to Purdue for his sophomore season. Swanigan led the Boilermakers in rebounding last season.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The countdown to 16 wins has been stuck at 10 for the past two games. The Cavs would like to cross off win No. 11 tonight.

Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

Nate Diaz says on The MMA Hour he believes Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather is all a big "publicity stunt." Says he is still fine with fighting McGregor but wants to be paid more than he was originally contracted for UFC 200 because the fight is now bigger. Discussions are still ongoing with the UFC. Proposed event is UFC 202 in August.

Manuel Neuer's strange, beautiful game
Soccer 

The German goalkeeper plays the position like no one else in the world -- mostly because no one else has the Nervenstärke. The Tom Brady of German sport

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Soccer 

Panic? What panic?

LeBron James is "very calm" ahead of tonight's pivotal Game 5, and it could be for good reason: In his career, James' teams have gone 6-6 in Game 5 with the series tied 2-2. He averaged 32 points, 8.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists in those games. Sense of urgency

Walk-on shocked with full scholarship
NCAAF 

A surprise phone call to Duke's Danny Doyle set the surprise in motion.

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NCAAF 

The many doppelgängers of Steven Adams

A young Thunder fan who dressed up as Adams isn't the only lookalike around.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

It'll be a sea of gold at Quicken Loans Arena for tonight's Game 5 between the Raptors and Cavaliers (8:30 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN)

Minor league manager no stranger to meltdowns
MLB 

And it doesn't matter if it's stealing a base, chucking a rosin bag or disrobing at home plate.

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MLB 

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The struggling Mark Teixeira is out tonight with a neck injury, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. No word yet on how long he may be out. He is going to meet with the team doctor later today. Girardi described himself as "concerned." Dustin Ackley is starting at first.

Regular-season records don’t guarantee rings
NBA 

The Warriors wouldn't be the first team to win the regular season but miss out on a title.

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NBA 

ESPN College Basketball @espncbb

Villanova's Josh Hart will return for his senior season and try to get the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats back to the Final Four.

Fan gets drilled by golf ball

Pro golfer Bud Cauley plunked a bystander while hitting out of the rough at AT&T Byron Nelson.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The struggling Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees' lineup tonight. Dustin Ackley is starting at first. No word yet if it is anything more than just a day off.

SportsCenter @sportscenter

Kawhi Leonard is unanimous All-Defensive First Team, joined by DeAndre Jordan, Avery Bradley, Draymond Green and Chris Paul.

Coco's drop shot a thing of beauty
Tennis 

Coco Vandeweghe may have lost the match, but this spectacular drop shot earned her a point in her second-round loss to Irina Begu.

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Tennis 

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Romo isn't so worried about his long-term future apparently. He said he thinks he has four or five more years left and then jokingly said seven or eight because of modern medicine. As for 2016, Romo said he feels "ahead of the game" in his offseason work than he has in a few years. Quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said Romo has looked "phenomenal."

Brian Windhorst ESPN Senior Writer 

How big is the Cavs' scoreboard? Almost as big as the court. This is what it looks like lowered to court level.

Olney: Yankees may shop Andrew Miller
MLB 

Buster Olney speculates with Russillo and Kanell whether the Yankees could deal the relief pitcher for younger arms.

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MLB 

It's prime time in Oklahoma City
NBA 

With their two stars reaching their apex together, the Thunder are on the verge of dethroning the 73-win defending champ Warriors. Down goes the historic juggernaut?

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NBA 

The big questions for 15 NBA teams
NBA 

The big trades. The big free agents. The big decisions to come -- like if the Knicks should trade Carmelo Anthony. Big questions (Insider)

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NBA 

OTD: Ali knocks out Liston
Boxing 

"It was lightning and thunder," Muhammad Ali said of the 1965 fight against Sonny Liston. "Fast as lightning and booming as thunder from the heavens."

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