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Harden steps up late as Rockets even series

Blake Griffin starred early, but James Harden took over late, finishing with 32 points and guiding Houston to a comeback victory in Game 2.

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Pacquiao has surgery on torn right rotator cuff

Former eight-division world titleholder Manny Pacquiao underwent arthroscopic surgery on his injured right shoulder on Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles and is expected to make a full recovery.

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Kevin Love has not left the building

As the injured Cavaliers forward looked on, LeBron James and a roaring crowd gave him ample reason to stay with a winning performance in Game 2.

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David Blatt shows some winning moves

The Cavs coach's first NBA playoffs have so far been much like the rest of his debut season -- turbulent but ultimately effective.

Wednesday's MLB Highlights

White Sox rally past Tigers (1:54)

Harper the key to Nats' success (2:05)

SportsCenter clips

Jackson on RG III and Chip Kelly (4:19)

Olbermann: An act of generosity and humanity (6:11)

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Bob Uecker locked in radio booth (0:23)



Messi embarrasses defender

Lionel Messi's second goal against Bayern Munich on Wednesday featured a juke, a defender falling to the ground and a beautiful chip over the keeper. Kobe, sports world goes crazy


Cavs cruise to Game 2 win

With LeBron James back in his trademark headband, the Cavaliers got back on track. Cleveland led wire to wire to tie up the series with the Bulls.


Because there are stats for everything...

LeBron James scored 33 points in Game 2 and is now averaging 26.3 ppg while wearing a headband this season. He averaged just 23. 1 ppg during his headband-less games.


Shaq takes a tumble

Can you get fined for flopping when it happens in the studio? Shaquille O'Neal probably hopes not, after he took an epic spill during TNT's halftime show Wednesday night.


Lightning beat buzzer to win Game 3

Tyler Johnson scored the winning goal with 1.1 seconds remaining to give Tampa Bay a 2-1 victory over Montreal and a commanding 3-0 series lead.


NFL considering Wells-Report discipline

Insider Adam Schefter told SportsCenter that discipline is coming for the Patriots. "There are 31 other teams that believed the Patriots gained an advantage."


Deflategate won't affect Brady's legacy

Said ESPN NFL Front Office Insider Bill Polian: "I don't think ["Deflategate"] changes anything about the quality of his play and the kind of quarterback he's been. He's been one of the two, three greatest of all time. There's no argument about that."


Ed Reed announces retirement at 36

The safety made nine Pro Bowls and was named to eight All-Pro teams. Reed, who was with the Ravens from 2002 to 2012, was the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and won a Super Bowl in his final season in Baltimore.

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Rockets withstand Paul-less Clippers

James Harden scored 32 and Dwight Howard posted a double-double of 24 points and 16 boards to halt the Clippers and even the series.


Austin Rivers falls flat

The Clippers guard's body language said it all after he turned the ball over in a critical moment during the 4th quarter of Game 2 to help Houston even the series.


Sources: Butler wins Most Improved

Chicago's Jimmy Butler will be named the NBA's Most Improved Player, according to Marc Stein. Butler bumped his scoring average from 13.1 points per game to 20.0 and was an All-Star for the first time.

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LeBron slams it home

LeBron James said after a disappointing Game 1 that he'd have to change his mindset. His mindset appeared to be "attack" on this must-see slam against Jimmy Butler and the Bulls in Cleveland's Game 2 win.


Joey Votto tossed, bumps umpire

The Reds' 1B was ejected after striking out in the 3rd inning of Cincinnati's win. Votto spiked his helmet and appeared to yell to Pirates P Gerrit Cole while walking down the first-base line. Ump Chris Conroy tossed Votto, who then sprinted back and made contact with the umpire.


Votto: Contact with ump 'unacceptable'

"I think it was something that just crossed the line. Just because I have a verbal disagreement with someone, doesn't make it OK to have physical contact with someone," Joey Votto said postgame after getting ejected. "In all of this, that's the thing I regret the most, and I'm not happy about it."

Collins' paternity test results negative

Reps for OT La'el Collins told ESPN's Josina Anderson that his paternity test results were negative for the child of ex-girlfriend Brittney Mills, who was murdered. Collins met with Baton Rouge police Monday and passed a polygraph test in connection with Mills' case, reps told Anderson. Story

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Pacquiao has shoulder surgery

Manny Pacquiao underwent arthroscopic surgery on his injured right shoulder, which required a 90-minute procedure to repair a torn rotator cuff Wednesday in L.A. He is expected to make a full recovery and will not stay overnight.

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Capitals edge Rangers for 3-1 series lead

Rookie Andre Burakovsky scored both goals for Washington and Braden Holtby stopped 28 shots -- including a penalty shot -- to put New York on the brink of elimination.


Rosario starts off career with a bang

Twins center fielder Eddie Rosario got his first milestone out of the way in a hurry, hitting a home run on the first pitch he saw in his major league career. The rookie's parents were in attendance and were understandably excited.


Barry Bonds is fan of women's cycling

But is women's cycling a fan of Bonds? He doesn't care: "There was wrong in my sport, and there was definitely wrong in cycling. You can't sit there and say, 'This person did wrong, we're gonna put him in prison; this person did wrong, but he gets to go have another career.' It's sick." How he supports cycling

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LeSean McCoy: No fan of Chip Kelly

"I have no hatred toward him, nothing to say negative about him. When he got [to Philadelphia], I didn't know what to expect. When he let DeSean go last year, I was like: 'C'mon. DeSean Jackson?' So it is what it is." The Mag: Happy to be in Buffalo

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'An act of generosity and humanity'

Keith Olbermann was humbled by Ernie Johnson awarding his Sports Emmy to the daughters of Stuart Scott: "We are supposed to learn our sportsmanship from the athletes and not the sportscasters, but after all sportsmanship is just a subset of respect and generosity, and it's all just a subset of humanity."


Uecker, broadcasters locked in booth

Longtime Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker was locked in the radio booth at Miller Park after the door handle broke. "People who are listening to the ballgame, I know what you're thinking: 'He's ready for the [nursing] home. He's cooked. It's finally happened,'" Uecker joked, before being freed after an employee used a ladder to climb into the booth and removed the door's hinges. Story