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Adande: Warriors, Rockets jolted and primed for Game 5

Houston thrives on the edge, and Golden State got a wake-up call with Stephen Curry's spill. Will it all add up to a performance worthy of the West finals?

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3hJ.A. Adande

Curry to wear protective sleeve in Game 5

Warriors guard Stephen Curry is expected to wear a sleeve on his right arm in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night to protect an elbow injury he received in his Game 4 fall.

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3hAndrew Marchand

A-Rod's 1,995th career RBI sets record in AL

Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer in the third inning of Wednesday's game at Yankee Stadium, giving him 1,995 career RBIs. He passed Lou Gehrig (1,993) on the all-time list.

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Scott Kacsmar

Outsiders: Why Maclin won't save Chiefs

Football Outsiders identifies the top remaining needs for Kansas City, Denver, Oakland and San Diego, including the Chiefs' lack of a vertical passing game.

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9hAdam Rittenberg

SEC West hasn't lost its luster or bluster

Those within the West say it's only getting tougher despite not putting a team in the title game last season for the first time since the 2008 campaign

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7hJayson Stark

Stark: First-quarter award winners

Now that all 30 teams have finally played 40 games, it's time to look back at the first quarter of a fun season and hand out a little imaginary hardware.

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Battle of the aces in Chicago
MLB 

The focus of tonight's game shifts from Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant to Nats SP Max Scherzer and Cubs SP Jon Lester. Scherzer aims for his 5th straight win, while Lester looks to return to the win column after a loss to Arizona. Follow live

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MLB 

ESPN FC @ESPNFC

HALF-TIME! It's 0-0 as @MLS's @torontofc hold a stacked Man City team during the first 45. Watch the second half on ESPN2 or WatchESPN.

McCaskey: Ray McDonald signing my call
NFL 

Bears chairman George McCaskey explains he was the one who signed off on bringing in McDonald. He trusts the safeguards Chicago has in place to handle players with questionable character will hold up in the future.

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NFL 

Cespedes' blast leads Tigers past A's
MLB 

The Tigers rode Yoenis Cespedes' 3-run HR in the 5th inning to a 3-game series win in Oakland.

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MLB 

'We just want to talk about football'
Women's World Cup 

Abby Wambach and the rest of the U.S. women's national team tried their best during media day to steer conversation away from the indictments of FIFA officials, and toward their chances of winning their first World Cup title since 1999. Fagan: World Cup title or bust

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Women's World Cup 

Gattis goes yard to knot score at Camden

After trailing since the O's put up a four-run fourth inning, the Astros have tied up the game at 4 with Evan Gattis' two-run homer in the 7th inning. Follow live

A-Rod on passing Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth
MLB 

"It's definitely an honor to be mentioned in the same breath as Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. It is any player's dream; especially it is even more special to do it here at home at Yankee Stadium."

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MLB 

A-Rod now third on all-time RBIs list
MLB 

Alex Rodriguez's three-run homer against the Royals gives him sole possession of third place on MLB's official all-time RBIs list with 1,995. He has passed Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

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MLB 

Other players asked Griner to appeal
WNBA 

Brittney Griner said previously she would not appeal her 7-game suspension for a domestic violence incident involving her partner and fellow player Glory Johnson. However, other WNBA players told her it could set a precedent if she does not appeal.

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WNBA 

Uribe Bobblehead Night still a go

Juan Uribe is gone, but his bobblehead still lives on in L.A. The Dodgers plan to proceed with their promotion on July 11, according to Dodgers executive VP and CMO Lon Rosen: "Juan Uribe will hold a special place in Dodgers history for always being a fan favorite and a consummate professional. "

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Racers fined for Indy 500 infractions
IndyCar 

Indy 500 rookie of the year Gabby Chaves was fined $10,000 and put on probation for 6 races after hitting a crew member with his car. James Davison received the same punishment for an unsafe release from the pit box that led to contact with two crew members.

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IndyCar 

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Noah Syndergaard is the 4th pitcher in the last 50 years to throw 7 scoreless innings in a game, while collecting 3 hits, including a HR

Dudley: Melo the most overrated player
NBA 

“The reason I say Carmelo, is because Carmelo is viewed as a top-five player, he’s viewed in the NBA as a top-five,” Bucks F Jared Dudley said in an interview with Colin Cowherd. “You gotta get your team to the playoffs. LeBron with that roster ... he would have got them to the playoffs, he would have got them to at least the 8th seed."

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NBA 

SEC may increase fines for rushing field
College Football 

The conference could raise the initial fine to a school whose fans rush the field or storm the court from $5K to $50K. Only 5 of the league's 14 schools (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State, Texas A&M) have not been fined since the policy went into effect in Dec. 2004.

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College Football 

Monumental shift could come to FIFA
Soccer 

Craig Burley: “I want to see is this eventually bringing down the guy at the top, because all this has happened on the watch of Sepp Blatter. Now if they can’t make anything stick on him, this guy has the skin of a rhino. ... He needs to go now if FIFA are going to gain any credibility."

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Soccer 

Rockets confident for road game
NBA 

James Harden says the Rockets believe they have a shot to come back vs. the Warriors heading into Game 5. "Having an opportunity to win here Game 1 and Game 2 gives us confidence as well."

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NBA 

LeBron and the two Celtics
NBA 

LeBron James is only one of three players to play in five NBA Finals and five All-Star games in five consecutive seasons. The other two players? Boston Celtics legends Bill Russell and Bob Cousy.

NBA 

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Ducks looking to be 1st team in NHL history without a regulation loss in 15 consecutive games in a single postseason (1979 Rangers had 14)