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Blazers jump out to big lead over Clips

Their playoff spot already assured, the Blazers look to stay ahead of the Clippers in the standings.

10mGordon Edes

Red Sox's Vazquez set for Tommy John surgery

The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday night that Christian Vazquez, who was to have begun the season as the team's No. 1 catcher, will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Thursday.

2hMarc Stein

Sources: Kings to add Bhullar in historic move

The Sacramento Kings are planning to sign Sim Bhullar to a 10-day contract this week, which would establish the 7-foot-5 center as the first player of Indian descent in league history.

1hDarren Rovell

Old Yankee Stadium letters fail to draw bids

There were no bidders at a Wednesday night auction for the letters that sat atop the old Yankee Stadium. They were put up for auction by "Mr. October" Reggie Jackson, who said he bought them "on a lark."


Harden's 51 boost MVP bid in win over Kings

James Harden strengthened his case for the MVP award with a career-high 51 points, and the Rockets squandered a huge early lead but held on for a 115-111 win over the Kings on Wednesday night.


Happy Birthday, ESPN.com!

Keith Olbermann celebrates not only the 20th anniversary of ESPN.com, but also the 21st anniversary of its forgotten predecessor, ESPNET on Prodigy (updated weekly!).

SportsCenter Clips

Gruden's QB Camp: Jameis Winston (2:04)


Spurs clinch playoff spot

Aaron Baynes scored a team-high 18 points as the Spurs defeated the Magic 103-91 to clinch a playoff spot.

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5hJason Sobel

Changing times could be for the better

Even with all the challenges currently facing golf, could it be possible that the game might be embarking on another golden age?

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6hBuster Olney

My 2015 fantasy sleepers are ...

Buster Olney lays out 12 players he'd reach for in upcoming fantasy drafts based on things he has seen or heard this spring, plus other MLB notes.


Best teams headed into regular season

Buster Olney explains why the Padres, Athletics and Pirates look to be among the best teams headed into the regular season after having tremendous spring trainings.

Have You Seen?

Pacquiao's trainer warns Mayweather (0:09)


Tournament Challenge

How's your bracket? Check yours against those of the president, celebs and all your friends. Someone will take home $20,000. Will it be you?


Final: Jazz 98, Nuggets 84

Rudy Gobert shut down Denver's offense and dominated their defense, tallying 20 points and 12 rebounds in a game the Jazz blew open in the second quarter. Derrick Favors added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. Box score


Winston: I've learned from my mistakes

"I haven't changed at all. I've grown," Jameis Winston told SportsCenter. "I've grown into the person I am now, the young man that I am now. And my actions have to speak [to that]. ... At the end of the day, all my mistakes make me a better person. I get to learn from that."


Bucks down Bulls to snap skid

Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points and 10 rebounds in the Bucks' 95-91 victory over the Bulls, ending a nine-game home losing streak in the series. Chicago fell into a tie with the Raptors for third in the East.


Zimmerman dunks over defender

Syracuse commit Malachi Richardson set up Stephen Zimmerman from Bishop Gorman High School for this powerful one-handed slam in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game.


End of 1Q: Lakers 31, Pelicans 29

The Lakers shot 63 percent (12-for-19) to the Pelicans' 60 percent (12-for-20) through a seesaw battle in the first quarter with only two combined turnovers. Jordan Clarkson scored 11 points and Tarik Black added 10 to lead the Lakers, while seven Pelicans scored in L.A.

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DeMarcus Cousins led Kings (or tied team lead) in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, turnovers, fouls, FGA, & FTA in loss at Houston

Half: Blazers 68, Clippers 55

Nicolas Batum and LaMarcus Aldridge have combined for 35 points in the first half as both teams are over 50% from the field and 50% from deep. Chris Paul leads the Clippers with 16 points and already has 10 assists for the night. Follow live


Mavs overcome Westbrook, Thunder

Russell Westbrook's 10th triple-double of the season wasn't enough for the Thunder as they fell in a shootout, 135-131. Oklahoma City still holds a two-game lead for the final playoff spot in the West.


Stone puts the high in high school

Maryland commit Diamond Stone skied for a sweet last-second slam with an assist from Kentucky commit Isaiah Briscoe in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game.


Missed free throws haunt Harden

James Harden scored a career-high 51 points in the Rockets' 115-111 win over the Kings, but he could (should?) have poured in 53 if only he had made two free throws to ice the game. "Whew, man, those two free throws are still in my head," Harden said postgame.


Balanced attack leads Raptors

Seven Raptors scored in double figures, led by Lou Williams' 18, en route to 113-99 win over the Timberwolves. Toronto's victory, combined with Chicago's loss in Milwaukee, puts the Raptors in a tie with the Bulls for third in the East.


Utah up by double digits

The Jazz are holding the Nuggets to just 32 percent shooting and Rudy Gobert already has a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds at the start of the fourth quarter. Follow live

Things escalating quickly in Portland

It's only midway through the second quarter and things are starting to get out of hand. The only Blazer yet to score that's played is C.J. McCollum. But it seems like it won't be long as Portland is already up by 19 points. Follow live


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Blazers shooting an effective 70 percent from the field midway through the second quarter.

Noel erases Wall's razzle-dazzle

Nerlens Noel is unimpressed by basketball prestidigitation and wiped clean this nifty dribble move and pass by John Wall.


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Guards with 10 triple-doubles in season in last 30 yrs Magic Johnson (5x) Michael Jordan Russell Westbrook Jason Kidd (2x) Fat Lever (2x)

Andy Katz @ESPNAndyKatz

Not surprised Gregg Marshall decided to stay at Wichita State. He loves it there and can get to the tournament every year out of Valley.

Marshall to stay with Shockers
Men's College Basketball 

Wichita State and Gregg Marshall have reached an agreement on a deal that will keep him at the school, a source told ESPN's Rece Davis.

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Harden's career-high 51 lifts Rockets

James Harden outshined DeMarcus Cousins' triple-double with a career-best 51 points -- the second time this season he hit the 50 mark -- and the Rockets shook off the Kings 115-111 in Houston.


Final: Bucks 96, Bulls 91

The Bulls had three good looks at a potential game-tying triple but couldn’t find the range and the Bucks sealed the game with a free throw to snap a six-game losing skid in the series. Chicago falls into a tie with Toronto for the third seed in the East. Box score