Curry, Harden return after early Game 2 injuries

[ad_1] 11:27 PM ETNick FriedellCloseESPN Staff WriterNick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined for its launch in April 2009.Tim MacMahonCloseESPN Staff WriterJoined in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMOAKLAND, Calif. -- Houston Rockets star James Harden and Golden State
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White calls Lesnar ‘retired’; Cormier to fight Miocic

[ad_1] With Brock Lesnar informing UFC president Dana White that he doesn't intend to fight again, the UFC is close to finalizing a heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic for a pay-per-view event on Aug. 17 in Anaheim, California.Both sides have verbally agreed to the fight, though contracts are not yet signed. Cormier confirmed to ESPN that he is in the process of finalizing the bout, as
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Cubs to option Russell to Triple-A when ban over

[ad_1] SEATTLE -- Citing solely baseball reasons, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said the team will option infielder Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa when his 40-game suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy is up Thursday."There have been some real promising signs with his play. Six games just isn't enough to get fully up to speed to come up to the big league club," Epstein said

Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets beat Bruins to take 2-1 series lead

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky kept up his impressive postseason play, making 35 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Boone Jenner and Matt Duchene scored for the Blue Jackets, who won a second-round home game for first time in franchise history. Game 4 of the best-of-seven series is Thursday
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Yanks’ Sabathia records 3,000th career strikeout

[ad_1] PHOENIX -- As he nears the end of what may one day be a Hall of Fame career, CC Sabathia added to his extensive Cooperstown resume Tuesday night at Chase Field by recording his 3,000th major league strikeout.The milestone K came in the bottom of the second inning of the New York Yankees' series opener against the host Arizona Diamondbacks. The left-hander Sabathia got catcher John Ryan Murphy swinging

Panthers’ top pick Brian Burns’ alter ego? Spider-Man – Carolina Panthers Blog

[ad_1] CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Congratulations poured into Brian Burns’ cellphone via Twitter on Thursday night after the Carolina Panthers made him the 16th pick of the NFL draft. The Florida State edge rusher replied to thank a few, then deleted the account.It wasn’t that Burns didn’t want to be bothered as he began his journey into professional football.He just didn’t want to anyone to spoil the movie “Avengers: Endgame" before
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Lesnar ‘done’ with MMA; Cormier to fight Miocic

[ad_1] 9:48 PM ETBrett OkamotoCloseESPN Staff WriterMMA columnist for Analyst for "MMA Live" Covered MMA for Las Vegas SunAriel HelwaniCloseESPN Staff WriterAriel Helwani is an MMA reporter at ESPN. Follow him on Twitter at @arielhelwani.With Brock Lesnar informing UFC president Dana White he doesn't intend to fight again, the UFC is close to finalizing a heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic for a pay-per-view event on

Hall of Fame DE Gino Marchetti dies at 93

[ad_1] BALTIMORE -- Gino Marchetti, a Hall of Fame defensive end who helped the Baltimore Colts win consecutive NFL championships in the late 1950s, has died.The Pro Football Hall of Fame said Marchetti was 93. He died Monday at Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pennsylvania, hospital spokeswoman Mary Kate Coghlan said.Marchetti was named to the Pro Bowl during 11 of his 14 NFL seasons. Though undersized for the position by today's