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Sorry, LaVar: Vegas down on LAL playoff hopes

8:35 PM ET After Lonzo Ball was selected No. 2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in Thursday’s NBA draft, his father, LaVar, wasn’t shy about proclaiming his belief that the team would make the postseason in 2017-18. “Lonzo Ball … Continue reading

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Orioles avoid dubious pitching mark in victory

8:43 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Baltimore Orioles‘ long run of mound misery is over. Dylan Bundy helped Baltimore avoid a dubious pitching record, throwing seven solid innings as the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays … Continue reading

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Travelers: Spieth up 1, could join Tiger with win

8:38 PM ET ESPN.com news services CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth continues to play just a little better than anyone else at the Travelers Championship. The 23-year-old Texan closed with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 66 on Saturday, … Continue reading

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White Sox retire former ace Buehrle's No. 56

6:40 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — On the day his No. 56 jersey was retired, former Chicago White Sox star Mark Buehrle spoke much like he pitched. Which is to say quickly, efficiently and from the heart. Before the … Continue reading

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LSU beats No. 1 Oregon St. to reach CWS finals

6:31 PM ET Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — Caleb Gilbert held No. 1 national seed Oregon State to two hits in 7 1/3 innings, Michael Papierski homered from both sides of the plate and LSU beat the Beavers 6-1 on … Continue reading

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Top draft-weekend takeaways

Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews were kind of a big deal on draft weekend in Chicago.  6:36 PM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Close Tim Kavanagh is an editor for ESPN, including NHL and fantasy sports coverage. CHICAGO — The draft delivered … Continue reading

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Klay Thompson brutally fails dunk attempt while in China

5:25 PM ET Even the best athletes in the world have off days. A prime example: Klay Thompson getting absolutely rejected by the rim while trying to dunk in front of fans in China. The Golden State Warriors guard went … Continue reading

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Stark contrast in Spieth, Weekley final pairing

8:28 PM ET CROMWELL, Conn. — One of the players in Sunday’s final pairing at the Travelers Championship is among the most recognizable faces in the game today. The other looks like he just fell off a fishing boat. One … Continue reading

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Athletics top prospect Barreto homers in debut

4:30 PM ET ESPN.com news services Oakland Athletics top prospect Franklin Barreto has homered in his major-league debut, blasting a two-run shot Saturday against the Chicago White Sox. The Athletics recalled Barreto from Triple-A Nashville before Saturday’s game in Chicago … Continue reading

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Dale Jr.'s final ride: Sonoma

Sunday’s race will likely mark the final time Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes to the road course at Sonoma as a full-time Cup driver.  1:43 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than … Continue reading

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