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5mTim 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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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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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

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 0.93 ERA entering tonight and 18 1/3 scoreless inning 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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Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

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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Mavs close gap

Monta-to-Dirk, Dirk-to-Monta. The Dallas tandem has just put up 7 quick points to cut the deficit to 4 points with a minute left in the game Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Sens score again

Erik Condra scored on a breakaway goal, which gives Ottawa a 4-1 lead with a little over five minutes to go. It looks like the Senators will avoid elimination against the Canadiens tonight. Follow live

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29 points, 7 rebounds for Dirk Heck of a night for a 36-year-old legend when Mavs desperately needed greatness from him.

Window closing for Dallas
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James Harden is up to 37 points and 9 assists as the Rockets are outgunning the Mavericks down the stretch. Houston holds a 3-point lead with just under 2 minutes to go. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Mavs fans can hate James Harden all they want, but you've got to respect him. 37 points, 8 assists. And it ain't about refs. Only 6 FTs.

Clarke MacArthur out for game

The Senators winger won't return for the rest of the game. The Sens have a 3-1 lead in the third. Follow live

Bruce Jenner: 'I am a woman'

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

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Blaine Bortles? Blake? Peyton's unsure

The Jaguars used to have a QB named Blaine Gabbert. They now have one named Blake Bortles. Peyton Manning, however, thinks they are starting Blaine Bortles. Slip of the lip

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Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Mark Cuban is back!!! Had pointed comments for commish Adam Silver as he walked by again. Ended with, "That's exactly what we talked about."

Mavs offense goes dry

The Dallas Mavericks have only made 1 field goal in the fourth quarter -- a Dirk Nowtizki jumper. That's not going to cut it as the Rockets lead by 9 midway through the final frame. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Mark Cuban appeared to disagree with that offensive foul on Al-Farouq Aminu and politely shared his opinion with ref Tom Washington.

Porcello pulled

Rick Porcello started off fast, retiring the first six O's batters with five strikeouts, but things came apart later. Porcello gave up 3 ERs in six innings of work and leaves runners on first and second with nobody out. The Red Sox have a 4-3 lead. Follow live

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DeMar DeRozan: 22 pts at the half, the 2nd-most pts in a half by a Raptors player in a postseason game (Chris Bosh, 23 pts in 2008)