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Silver says NBA will talk Hack-a-Shaq solution

NBA commissioner Adam Silver expects the NBA to explore rule changes at upcoming meetings that would address rampant use of Hack-a-Shaq strategy that slows games and hurts entertainment value.

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Cowboys' Hardy in verbal spat with teammate

On the final day of the first week of the Dallas Cowboys' offseason program, Greg Hardy and Davon Coleman had to be separated by teammates following an on-field argument, sources said.

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Romo: 'Going to win a Super Bowl next year'

After receiving the Nancy Lieberman Lifetime Achievement Award in Dallas recently, Tony Romo made a reference to bringing the Cowboys their first Super Bowl since 1995.

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Ex-NFL player finds home on NASCAR pit crew

Working as a NASCAR jack man is more than just a pit stop in the athletic career of Asa Watson, one of several former NFL players who took a left turn from the gridiron to the garage.

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#NBAFrontOffice: Thunder's next steps

ESPN.com's NBA Front Office convenes to discuss the firing of Scott Brooks by the Oklahoma City Thunder. What is the way forward for OKC, and what type of replacement should they target?

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Scandella evens things up

Just as the Blues get an advantage the Wild's Marco Scandella evens things up, and this game (much like the series) is even. Follow live

Vladimir Tarasenko scores again

No Blues player has ever scored six goals in a six-game playoff series but Tarasenko tallies his sixth to give the Blues a 1-0 lead. Oh, and it's only Game 5. Follow live

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Spurs 25, Clippers 13 with 2:05 left in the 1st quarter. Spurs shooting 57.9% from the field & 42.% from 3. Clippers shooting 41.7% & 20%.

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Recently crowned Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard is showing his offense exploits early. Leonard has begun 4-for-4 with 10 points and the Spurs lead the Clippers 25-13 with 2 minutes to go in the 1st. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Raptors lock down defensively

Toronto is putting the Wizards in a vise, holding Washington to just 18 third quarter points. The Raptors trail by just 2 heading into the final frame. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Bruce Jenner: 'I am a woman'

Bruce Jenner, who set a world record in the decathlon in the 1976 Olympics, told Diane Sawyer: "My brain is much more female than it is male. It's hard for people to understand that. But that's what my soul is." Story

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Spurs jump ahead 13-6

San Antonio has made 6 of its first 11 shots and leads the Clippers by 7 halfway through the first quarter. The series is deadlocked at 1. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Final: Rockets 130, Mavericks 128

Dwight Howard recorded a playoff career-high 26 rebounds and James Harden added his own playoff career-high 42 points as Houston took a 3-0 series lead in the highest scoring playoff game in 20 years. Box score

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Senators avoid elimination

Ottawa seemed fired up in Montreal, taking Game 5 by a score of 5-1. The Canadiens lead the series 3-2 but the series will go to Ottawa for Game 6. Box score

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Phillies notch walk-off win

Neither team scored until Ben Revere – the last batter of the game – reached base on an error, allowing the winning run to score in a 1-0 win over the Braves.

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Two nights, two big shots late in the 4th by the top two MVP candidates. I'd say they represented both styles but Harden didn't get fouled.

Pineda steals deGrom's spotlight

Mets SP Jacob deGrom's 0.93 ERA entering tonight and 18 1/3 scoreless-innings streak earned all the attention pregame. But Michael Pineda allowed only 1 run in 7 2/3 innings, compared to deGrom's 6 in 5. The Yanks take the first game 6-1. Box score

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CP3 dominating Parker so far
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Through 2 games, Chris Paul has been the superior point guard -- and it's not even that close.

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Unstoppable force, immovable object

When a series is tied 1-1, the winner of Game 3 takes the series 76 percent of the time. The Clippers have won 8-straight road games. The Spurs have won 15 of their last 16 home games. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Wizards trying to wrest control

John Wall is already up to 10 assists midway through the 3rd quarter as the Wizards are up 5 after a hot DeMar DeRozan first quarter has fizzled for Toronto. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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34-8-4 for Dirk. Win or lose, Mavs fans should savor this performance. You don't know how much more playoff greatness he has left in him.

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Monta Ellis is clearly hurting. Limping around. Chatted briefly with athletic trainer Casey Smith. Zero chance he comes out of the game.

Rangers, Penguins head to overtime

Three periods and 64 shots weren't enough to settle this game as they're heading to OT in NYC. Follow live

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