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LeBron James leads Cleveland to historic comeback win

2:51 AM ET INDIANAPOLIS — It was as rough of a first half as LeBron James has faced in his career, followed by as dramatic a comeback as the 70-year history of the NBA has ever seen. The Cleveland Cavaliers erased a 25-point halftime hole to beat the Indiana Pacers119-114 on Thursday and go up 3-0 in their first-round series. It was the largest halftime deficit overcome in the history of the NBA playoffs. Cleveland trailed by as many as 26 points early in the third quarter. The Cavs flipped ...

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Follow live: Cespedes leads streaking Mets into Miami

4:41 AM ET MIAMI — When the New York Mets visit the Miami Marlins on Thursday to start a four-game series, there is a good chance that the visitors will bring along a Gold Glove center fielder who has yet to play this season. Juan Lagares, who started the season on the disabled list due to a strained left oblique muscle, began playing minor league rehab games on Monday, and everything went smoothly. “He has not shown any signs of discomfort,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “I think it’s very ...

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College hoops' royalty leads Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2017-18

8:31 PM ET GLENDALE, Ariz. — The 2016-17 season is officially in the rearview mirror — barely. The mirror is having some visibility issues, in fact, what with all the confetti buildup on the back window. More literally, the standard Way-Too-Early Top 25 disclaimer, the one we append each and every year, applies yet again: The end of the current season is nowhere near the best time to evaluate what next season’s teams will look like. We’ll still see plenty of freshman-mania, but if seniors such as Oregon’s Dillon Brooks ...

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W2W4 this week: Keys leads way at big clay-court event

1:28 PM ET Greg GarberSenior Writer Close Greg Garber joined ESPN in 1991 and provides reports for NFL Countdown and SportsCenter. He is also a regular contributor to Outside the Lines and a senior writer for ESPN.com. While the men are in Europe and Australia for the Davis Cup quarterfinals, the WTA is staging events in Mexico and South Carolina — where the clay season officially begins. Once the Family Circle Cup, the Volvo Car Open has become the largest women’s-only tournament in North America. Here’s what we’re watching for: ...

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Precocious rookie Malcolm Brogdon leads Bucks past Celtics

2:20 AM ET BOSTON — Malcolm Brogdon gave heavy consideration to Butler University before committing to Virginia in 2011. There was one thing that left him leery about playing for the Bulldogs: Brogdon was concerned that then-Butler coach Brad Stevens might not be around for his entire college career. “I knew he was a terrific coach,” Brogdon said. “The problem is I didn’t know how long he was going to be there for. That was really one of my deciding factors why I didn’t go to Butler. A year or ...

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McCowan's huge fourth quarter leads Bulldogs to Elite Eight

10:47 PM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.com Close ESPN.com women’s basketball/college sports writer 33 seasons covering women’s college basketball Covered 24 Final Fours OKLAHOMA CITY — The college career of the top scorer in NCAA women’s basketball history, Washington’s Kelsey Plum, ended Friday. But the ascension of Mississippi State sophomore Teaira McCowan might have just begun. McCowan, a 6-foot-7 center, took over the game in the fourth quarter in the Bulldogs’ 75-64 victory over the Huskies in the Sweet 16 of the Oklahoma City Regional at Chesapeake Energy Arena. McCowan finished with ...

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Dutch election: PM Rutte's party leads exit polls

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party has won the most seats in parliamentary elections, first exit polls say. His centre-right VVD Party won 31 out of 150 seats, polls suggest. His party came far ahead of the next three parties, including Geert Wilders’ anti-immigration Freedom Party (PVV), the Christian Democrat Party and the liberal party, which each got 19 seats. Mr Wilders’ party had been leading in opinion polls but support for the party appeared to slip in recent days. This breaking news story is being updated and more details ...

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Report: Fantasy football leads to NCAA bans

5:19 PM ET Five Richmond baseball players who have been ruled ineligible by the NCAA were involved in fantasy football, leading to their suspensions to start the season, according to a Richmond Times-Dispatch report. The university announced Feb. 17 that five student-athletes on the baseball team had committed secondary violations and would be ineligible for competition until the NCAA completes the reinstatement process. The Times-Dispatch, citing multiple unnamed sources, later reported that the secondary violations were related to the players’ participation in fantasy football. The university, per athletic department policy, ...

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Oscar nominations 2017: La La Land leads field with 14 nods

La La Land will be the one to beat at this year’s Oscars, having scored a record-equalling 14 nominations. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are up for best actor and actress for their roles in the modern musical romance. It is also one of nine films up for the best picture award. Sci-fi film Arrival and coming-of-age drama Moonlight have eight nominations each, with the latter’s citations including a supporting actress nod for Britain’s Naomie Harris. The actress, who plays Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films, said she was ...

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Donald Trump protests: Washington leads global rallies

Hundreds of thousands have massed for a “Women’s March on Washington”, part of a global day of protests against new US President Donald Trump. The rally is one of more than 600 being held worldwide on the president’s first full day in office. The aim is to highlight women’s rights, which protesters believe to be under threat from the new administration. Mr Trump attended a multi-faith service at Washington National Cathedral and is visiting the CIA HQ in the afternoon. He has taken his first steps as president, signing an ...

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