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Harden erupts for 42, gives Rockets control

It was James Harden's turn in the NBA playoff spotlight Friday night, as the Beard set a career playoff high in Houston's Game 3 win.

11hTim MacMahon

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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16hMike Sheets

Fantasy baseball daily notes for April 25

Matt Harvey against the Yankees in the Bronx is surprisingly one of the best pitching options for Saturday. Who else should you pick or avoid?

Friday's MLB highlights

Mariners shut out Twins (0:54)

20hTodd Archer

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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Fire breaks out on pit road at Richmond (0:51)


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WATCH: Meara's costly mistake (0:24)



Rain ruining Royals-White Sox series

Kansas City and Chicago were slated to play 2 games today, but rain forced the postponement of both. Friday's suspended game -- tied 2-2 after 8 -- will be resumed Sunday at 2:10 p.m. with another to follow. The 4th game of the series will be made up at a later date.


Lack of depth dooms Clippers

ESPNLA's Arash Markazi: "There were many reasons why the Spurs blew out the Clippers 100-73 on Friday to take a 2-1 series lead. The Clippers' lack of depth may not be the one that grabs the headlines, but it's why the Clippers' postseason was always destined to fall short of expectations."

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Helpful NHL tip: Try to win in Game 6

Five teams are currently up 3-2 in their first-round series, including three who play tonight. Historically, 78% of the leading teams have won the series. It's much preferred to finish the series off in six games though -- Game 7 is a virtual coin flip.


Early Tex message sent

Mark Teixeira hit 2 HRs to kick off a high-profile series vs. the Mets Friday night. It was the earliest in the season that any player has had a multi-HR game in the Subway Series. The teams meet again today at 4:05 p.m. ET.

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Messi & Company in action

Barcelona has a 2-point lead atop La Liga so it can't afford any slip-ups vs. 10th place Espanyol today. Barcelona is unbeaten in its last eight league matches. Follow live


Sport Science: Jose Iglesias' throw to 1B

Tigers teammate David Price wanted Sport Science to break down Iglesias' insane throw to first -- so we did. Turns out, Iglesias' margin for error was only 3 degrees, about the width of a quarter.


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The Truth is clutch. Paul Pierce scored only 2 pts in 1st half vs Raptors, but put up 16 Pts in 2nd half, 8 of them in final 2 minutes.

What's next for Rangers & Penguins

The Rangers will play the winner of the Islanders-Capitals series in the next round. But more questions remain for the Penguins. Since winning the Stanley Cup in 2009, they have been eliminated in the 1st or 2nd round in five of the last six seasons.

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Liverpool legend plays in 500th game

Steven Gerrard, 34, is making his 500th Premier League appearance for Liverpool today at West Bromwich Albion. He becomes the 12th player to hit the 500 mark for one club in the top flight, just in time before his summer move to the L.A. Galaxy. Follow live

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Bruce Jenner: 'I am a woman'
Olympic Sports 

The 1976 Olympic gold medalist told ABC's Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman." Story

Olympic Sports 

Christina Kahrl on Bruce Jenner
Olympic Sports 

"This is where the power of sports, the fame it creates and the shared experience between athlete and audience, can provide us the opportunity to open hearts and minds to the idea that Bruce Jenner, hero of the 1976 Olympics, is still much the same person we can admire for a new and different reason." Column

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Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Kings taking on extra $$ to move three spots DOWN in Kawhi draft and pick Jimmer 10th remains maybe most inexplicable trade in last decade

Leonard, Spurs slam Clippers

Newly-crowned Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard showed off his skills on offense in the Spurs' 27-point Game 3 win over the Clippers. He scored a career-high 32 points, none more impressive than this must-see slam.


SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Crazy Stat of Day: Rockets have 359 Pts in their first 3 games of series, most by one team in its first 3 playoff games since 1993-94 Suns.

Tottenham and Southampton tie

A late goal by Nacer Chadli earned a key point for Tottenham against Southampton in a 2-2 draw. For the time being, the Spurs are tied with Liverpool in 6th place in the Premier League standings. See the goal


Mets' deGrom stumbles against Yankees

Neither the Mets nor Jacob deGrom had their best stuff on Friday. DeGrom allowed 3 home runs, induced a career-low 3 ground balls and his 10.80 ERA was more than 10 times greater than his ERA in his first 3 starts.


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Clippers, meanwhile, will have to make franchise history to topple Spurs & see Round 2. They've never won a series after falling behind 2-1

Mayweather vs. Pacquaio in 150 seconds

Negotiations for a Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight dragged on for years, but now that they've finally agreed, allow us to recap the twists and turns for you.