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Breaking down Saturday's playoff games

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 02:48
A breakdown of Saturday's Stanley Cup games.

Pelicans stay big and steal home court from Portland

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 02:25
Anthony Davis finally won his first playoff game as New Orleans was determined to limit Portland's guards.

Raptors get the Game 1 monkey off their back

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 00:48
The Toronto Raptors finally got a win in a postseason opener, and it happened due to a major boost from their talented depth.

Poirier KOs Gaethje in thriller, calls out Khabib

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 00:11
In a four-round classic, a battered Dustin Poirier withstood Justin Gaethje's relentless attack before rallying to score a brutal stoppage win in Saturday's UFC main event. Afterward, he called for a title bout with lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Dak: 'Talented' Dez will be missed by Dallas

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 23:51
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said Saturday that he was sad to see the team release wide receiver Dez Bryant, whom he considers a brother. Prescott knew the move was a possibility but didn't think it would happen.

How the Cubs and Braves combined for best terrible inning ever

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 23:11
On a day veritably unfit for baseball at Wrigley, the Cubs scored nine two-out runs, on just three hits, in an eighth nobody there will soon forget.

Pop says Spurs looked like 'deer in headlights'

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 23:05
Poor defense and a rough day shooting from the floor doomed the Spurs in Saturday's playoff-opening 113-92 loss to the Golden State Warriors. The performance surprised coach Gregg Popovich, who thought his team was prepared entering the game.

Draymond: People forgot what we're capable of

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 21:40
Draymond Green downplayed the Warriors' poor finish to the regular season, saying after Saturday's Game 1 win over the Spurs, "We're a championship ball club. We know what it takes this time of year in order to win."

Embiid hopeful of Game 2 or 3 return vs. Heat

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 21:34
Joel Embiid told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne on Saturday that he's making progress in his recovery from a broken orbital bone and a concussion suffered last month. He hopes to return for Game 2 or 3 of the playoffs against the Miami Heat.

Duke, Kentucky and the limits of one-and-done rosters

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 20:41
The Blue Devils and Wildcats have relied heavily on talented freshmen, but there's reason to think a little more experience on the roster might pay additional dividends in the tournament.

Guardiola's defensive switch seals victory over Spurs

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 19:27
After a week to forget, Man City was tested again by Tottenham. But then its manager made a move that sets up a Premier League winners' party.

Jim Kelly discharged after cancer procedure

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 19:01
Hall of Famer Jim Kelly was discharged from a hospital on Saturday after undergoing surgery to remove cancer in his jaw last month.

Nack, legendary horse racing writer, dies at 77

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 19:01
Famed horse racing writer Bill Nack has died at the age of 77 due to complications associated with cancer.

Warriors reassert dominance in playoff-opening blowout of Spurs

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 18:58
A 7-10 finish to the regular season left some wondering if the Warriors could turn things around when the playoffs began. Consider that question answered with a resounding yes after a 21-point win in Game 1 over the Spurs.

Shazier stands to cheers at Ohio St. game

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 18:26
Ohio State fan favorite Ryan Shazier visited the spring game Saturday and stood without assistance to cheers from the crowd at his alma mater.

Which NBA player had the best kicks of the 2017-18 regular season?

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 17:46
Players around the league, from stars like LeBron James and Stephen Curry to role players like PJ Tucker and Montrezl Harrell, stepped up their sneaker game in a big way this season.

LeBron on playoffs: Go out and try to dominate

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 16:54
For as decorated a career as LeBron James has enjoyed, he has been at his absolute best in one particular realm: the first round of the playoffs.

Betts exits with foot contusion after collision

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 15:53
Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts exited Saturday's game after suffering a left foot contusion after colliding with Orioles catcher Chance Sisco.

Porzingis: We have to trust front office

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 14:36
All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis says he'll put his trust in the Knicks' front office to hire the next head coach, and that he wants to remain in New York long term.

Michigan's Wagner to enter draft, sign agent

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:09
Michigan's Moe Wagner, who scored 40 points and grabbed 22 rebounds in two Final Four games, will enter the NBA draft, he announced.