Heat send recovery wishes as TNT's Sager battles leukemia | Video

   For the Miami Heat, the color and pageantry of the NBA playoffs will be muted, with TNT sideline report Craig Sager missing the postseason to be treated for leukemia.     "He's a big part of basketball," forward LeBron James said Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena, as the Heat completed prep...

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Iman Shumpert Puts Paul Pierce On Skates

The Knicks may not be playoff bound this season, but they still earned some bragging rights over their crosstown rivals on Tuesday with a 109-98 win. In the third quarter, Iman Shumpert caused the crowd the stir in their seats with a dazzling display of ball-handling. From beyond the arc, Shump went...

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Top tweets
Adam Schefter , ESPN, NFL Insider
Browns officials in College Station, Texas, today to work out QB Johnny Manziel, who also will visit Cleveland this week.
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NBA.com , News and Updates
Lowry finds Valanciunas for the alley-oop slam & the Toronto crowd goes wild on ESPN #NBARapidReplay t.co/kRBH05wTkz
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Tim Bontemps , New York Post, Nets Beat Writer
As Garnett & Pierce walked into the arena with cameras rolling, Garnett turned to Pierce and said, "How many times have we done this shi
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Chuck Swirsky , Chicago Bulls, Announcer
Valanciunas is going to be a beast
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David O'Brien , AJC, Braves Beat Writer
#Braves pitchers have allowed 1 run in 26 innings over the past three games.
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David O'Brien , AJC, Braves Beat Writer
#Braves B.J. Upton is 8-for-25 (.320) with a homer, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts and a .414 OBP in his past six games.
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Sirius NFL Radio , NFL News and Updates
LSU WR Odell Beckham says that he has met with the #Bills & #Bengals and he is meeting with the #Jets #Eagles & #Dolphins this week
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Baxter Holmes , Boston Globe, Celtics Beat Writer
My Q&A with @RajonRondo t.co/w15Y5mMdy5 Best part is Rondo explaining why he keeps his charity work private: t.co/soMeUPm6
@BaxterHolmes | | 2h | Score: 137
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NBA TV , News and Updates
.@realgranthill33 & @KristenLedlow try their hand at darts. The Reggie Miller/Steph Curry challenge airs at 11 am/ET t.co/iF6YFj1
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David O'Brien , AJC, Braves Beat Writer
#Braves Freddie Freeman's 1.200 OPS is the major league leader ahead of Utley (1.198). Trout (1.076) leads AL.
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Adrian Wojnarowski , Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
NBPA's acting executive director calls drug suspension of Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes "a true injustice." t.co/IT1zXHDKtY
@WojYahooNBA | | 2h | Score: 90
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Eric Smith , Toronto Raptors, Radio Color Analyst
Word is maple leaf square is rammmmed already. Expecting it to be at capacity. North of 4000 I believe. #rtz #raptors #wethenorth
@Eric__Smith | | 1h | Score: 83
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David O'Brien , AJC, Braves Beat Writer
#Braves have majors-leading 2.28 ERA (Oakland 2nd at 2.59) and a ridiculous 1.47 starters ERA (St. Louis next at 2.45).
@ajcbraves | | 2h | Score: 83
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Tom Haudricourt , Milwaukee Sentinel, Brewers Beat Writer
Remember when your coach said "Go up there and knock the cover off the ball?" #Brewers Martin Maldonado actually did it.
@Haudricourt | | 55m | Score: 80
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Jorge Sedano , Sun Sports, Studio Host
What time is the #Knicks game?
@SedanoESPN | | 2h | Score: 71
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Alex Marvez , Foxsports.com, NFL Writer
From the #asexpected #nosurprise file: Source tells @FOXSports1 that @RAIDERS will cut QB @TerrellePryor on Monday if unable to swing trade
@alexmarvez | | 5m | Score: 70
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Mark Followill , Dallas Mavericks, Play-by-Play Annoucer
Jose Calderon had a fantastic season outside shooting...high volume, high success rate. 5th best % ever when taking 400+ 3s (191/425, 44.9%)
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Latest tweets
Mike Mazzeo , ESPN, Sports Reporter
Deron Williams is locked in. Has 11 points. Averaged 14.1 this season. #Nets run is now 18-2 extended. 25-13 Brooklyn.
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Mike Prada , SB Nation, Senior Editor
One of my biggest TOR fears was that DeRozan would force it against a bad matchup. That’s happening right now vs. Livingston.
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Bruce Arthur , National Post, Sportswriter
"Fuck Toronto." — The Brooklyn Nets, apparently
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Ohm Youngmisuk , ESPNNY.com, Giants Beat Writer
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett spent much of season pumping up Deron Williams for this time of the year. So far, aggressive Deron in Game 1
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Eric Smith , Toronto Raptors, Radio Color Analyst
Ouch. 10-0 run by the #nets. They're up 19-11. After Toronto had an 11-9 lead. #rtz
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Eric Koreen , National Post, NBA Reporter
Seven-time all-star Joe Johnson is a problem early.
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Bill Shaikin , Los Angeles Times, Baseball Sportswriter
Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford are platoon players for now. They talk about how long that can last: t.co/pstakL1tpl #Dodgers
@BillShaikin | | 5m | Score: 10
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HoopsHype.com , NBA News and Updates
Buzz: Kevin Garnett is trending on HoopsHype. t.co/77Sb1dZNKG
@hoopshype | | 5m | Score: 5
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Alex Marvez , Foxsports.com, NFL Writer
From the #asexpected #nosurprise file: Source tells @FOXSports1 that @RAIDERS will cut QB @TerrellePryor on Monday if unable to swing trade
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Stefan Bondy , N.Y Daily News, Sportswriter
Good sign for Nets: Deron Williams is being aggressive, getting to the basket.
@NYDNInterNets | | 5m | Score: 35
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Rod Boone , Newsday, Nets Beat Writer
That was a strong move for Deron to the basket. Nice and-1. #Nets lead #Raptors 14-11.
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Eric Smith , Toronto Raptors, Radio Color Analyst
8 pts and 7 reb in 6 min for jv. #rtz #raptors up 11-9
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Rod Boone , Newsday, Nets Beat Writer
If Deron doesn't play well in this series and help Joe neutralize #Raptors backcourt, #Nets have no shot. As usual, he's the key.
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Tim Chisholm , TSN, NBA Writer
The experience that Valanciunas brings in big-games (FIBA and Olympics) clearly on display. He’s carrying the Raps.
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Steve Serby , New York Post, Sportswriter
Valanciunas: Where's Brook Lopez when you need him? #wearbrooklynat
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Tim Bontemps , New York Post, Nets Beat Writer
Have to wonder if we're going to see some of Jason Collins in this series. Might be the only Net who can defend Valanciunas in the post.
@TimBontemps | | 9m | Score: 30
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HoopsHype.com , NBA News and Updates
Is Kyle Lowry the top athlete in the city of Toronto?
@hoopshype | | 9m | Score: 5
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Mike Prada , SB Nation, Senior Editor
Well, I guess they didn’t go under, but Pierce was really slow to step up.
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Lenn Robbins , New York Post, Sports Reporter
Shaun Livingston - the security blanket as Jason Kidd calls him - provides some security with that jumper.#RAPTORSvNETS
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Thousands of fans gather outside the Raptors arena to watch Game 1 on a big screen:

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Blake Griffin Would Vote “Yes” To Allowing Medical Marijuana Use In The NBA

Count Blake Griffin among the growing majority of Americans who feel medical marijuana should be legal across the country. In a recent Q&A with Rolling Stone, Blake dished on all manner of subjects, and was forthright when asked that he’d vote yes to medical cannabis being allowed in the NBA. He t...

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Rajon Rondo Honors Marathon Bombing Victims With Special Sneakers (Pics)

Tuesday in Boston marked the one-year anniversary of the bombings that rocked the Boston Marathon, injuring 264 people and killing three. Celtics coach Brad Stevens reminded his team of the significance of this week, and Rajon Rondo paid homage to the victims with a special pair of ANTA kicks design...

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James Harden Says He’d “Definitely” Be In OKC If Money Wasn’t Involved

The decision Sam Presti and OKC made in the fall of 2012 to deal James Harden to the Houston Rockets for 50 cents on the dollar sent reverberations throughout the NBA and made Houston a title contender even while OKC continues to be one of the top teams in the league. During a recent one-on-one with...

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Adam Schefter - ESPN, NFL Insider
Browns officials in College Station, Texas, today to work out QB Johnny Manziel, who also will visit Cleveland this week.
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Nick Young Didn’t Waste Any Time To Start Enjoying His Offseason

The Los Angeles Lakers finished with the second worst record in the Western Conference, and Nick Young was a large reason they escaped without the worst record when he dropped a season-high 41 points against the Conference-worst Jazz on Monday night. Then the self-proclaimed Swaggy P kicked off his ...

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Happy Playoffs!! Round 1: Nets vs. Raptors. Who ya got?!!

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Tim Bontemps - New York Post, Nets Beat Writer
As Garnett & Pierce walked into the arena with cameras rolling, Garnett turned to Pierce and said, "How many times have we done this shi
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Diamondbacks exorcise some demons in win over Dodgers

zoom The Arizona Diamondbacks entered play Friday having lost six games in a row and five straight to start the season against their rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers. They were an major league-worst 4-14 on the year and had just been swept on a homestand. Moreover, they were off to a 1-8 start a...

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Patriots continue showing interest in quarterback prospects

The Patriots don’t have an immediate need at quarterback, but they’re continuing to show interest in drafting one. Our list of pre-draft visits shows that the Patriots have spent time with Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, LSU quarterback Zach Metten...

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Jamal Crawford - Los Angeles Clippers
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C.J. Mosley: The next DeMeco Ryans?

DeMeco Ryans is the catalyst of the Eagles’ defense. The heart and soul. The glue that holds it together. He played the most snaps on defense last year -- in the NFL -- so you can easily argue that Ryans is the defense’s most important player. But he also turns 30 this summer, is slated to make ...

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