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Rockets get much-needed Game 1 victory

James Harden and Dwight Howard delivered to lead the Rockets to a win in Game 1 that may prove the offseason roster turnover will yield more good results.

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LeBron wary of Cavaliers' playoff inexperience

As LeBron James embarks on his 10th trip to the postseason Sunday in what he hopes will finish with his fifth straight appearance in the Finals (and sixth overall) there is a degree of trepidatio


Rangers won't meddle with Wilson's NFL career

Jon Daniels says he believes Russell Wilson's drive makes it possible that the quarterback could become an MLB player but the Texas GM has no plans to interfere with the Seahawks star's day job.

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Rose stars in playoff return: 'Felt good, normal'

After scoring 23 points in his first playoff game in almost three years, Derrick Rose said he was grateful to be playing again and for his teammates pushing him, because "it feels good."


Rose Sparks Bulls' Game 1 Win

Derrick Rose scored 23 points in his first playoff game since 2012, as the Bulls raced past the Bucks 103-91 in Game 1.


Warriors win Game 1

Stephen Curry scores 34 points in the Warriors' 106-99 Game 1 win over the Pelicans.


NBA Top 3 plays of the night

Check out the best from the first night of the NBA playoffs, featuring appearances by Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Anthony Davis.

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Rockhold manhandles Machida

Luke Rockhold dominated Lyoto Machida before submitting him in Round 2 in the main event of UFC on Fox in Newark, New Jersey.

Saturday's MLB highlights

Ventura ejected, Royals fall to A's (1:46)

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Fonfara TKO's Chavez, hands him 1st knockdown

After getting knocked down for the first time in his career in Round 9 by light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara, a badly swollen Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. asked out of the fight.

Stanley Cup playoffs highlights

Ducks stun Jets in final minute (0:43)


Have You Seen?

Fan chugs beer after ball falls into cup (0:23)


SportsCenter Clips

Spieth 9 under after third round 68 (1:36)



ICYMI: Edmonton wins NHL draft lottery
NHL Draft 

The Oilers -- who finished with the third-worst record this season -- will pick first and presumably choose Connor McDavid. It'll be the fourth time in six seasons Edmonton has had the top pick. How good is McDavid?

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Liverpool-Aston Villa meet in FA semis

The winner plays defending FA Cup champion Arsenal. Liverpool won a Jan. 17 meeting 2-0, and plenty of space separates the Reds (5th) from Aston Villa (15th) on the EPL table. Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. ET.

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Watch: Djokovic takes first set in final

Tomas Berdych rallied after being down 5-3, but world No. 1 Novak Djokovic took the first set 7-5 in the Monte Carlo final. The Serbian is 18-2 against Berdych prior to this match. Live on ESPN3/WatchESPN

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Mets pitcher debuts protective cap

Last night, Alex Torres became the first MLB pitcher to wear a new MLB-approved padded hat in a game. Torres, who plans on wearing it all season, used a different version of the cap when he pitched with the Padres last season.

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Doc Rivers: Spurs not unbeatable

Said the Clippers coach, who faces the Spurs tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET in Game 1: "No, I think you can beat anybody. You just have to match it. I've never met an unbeatable team. Everybody's beatable. You've just gotta hang in there long enough to do it."

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Stanley Cup playoffs Game 3s today (ET)

  • Caps at Islanders: 12 p.m. (series tied 1-1)
  • Preds at Blackhawks: 3 p.m. (series tied 1-1)
  • Canadiens at Senators: 7 p.m. (Montreal leads 2-0)
  • Canucks at Flames: 10 p.m. (series tied 1-1)

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Aguero scores, now EPL goal leader

Manchester City star Sergio Aguero scored his 20th EPL goal of the season, moving out of a 3-way tie for first place. The goal put Man City up 2-0 before halftime.


Sunday Conversation: LeBron James

The 2-seed Cavs face the Celtics today at 3 p.m. ET on ABC. How does LeBron feel going into the series? "I'm very excited with the position that we're in. I'm never pleased. I can never be pleased until the end result."


NBA top plays from Game 1s

A couple of league veterans made the list, sure -- but Anthony Davis' alley-oop slam in his first career postseason game was good for best play from Saturday.


West Ham starts with own goal

James Collins knocked this one into his own net to put his team in a 1-0 hole in the 18th minute. Not exactly the start West Ham was hoping for against Manchester City.



GOOOAAALLL! Sergio Aguero finishes off a silky Man City move to double their advantage against West Ham.

RBC Heritage leaders' tee times (ET)

  • Troy Merritt (-14): 9:30 a.m.
  • Brendon Todd (-11): 9:30 a.m.
  • Kevin Kisner (-11): 9:30 a.m.
  • Matt Kuchar (-11): 9:20 a.m.
  • Jordan Spieth (-9): 9:10 a.m.

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Hat tricks don't always translate

The Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko scored three goals against the Wild on Saturday in the win, but the last four times a Blues player has done that in the playoffs, St. Louis still ended with a series loss.


West Ham are all over the place in the early exchanges at Man City. It seems only a matter of time before City score.

ICYMI: Warriors hold on for win

It got a little closer than they anticipated after building a 25-point lead, but the top-seeded Warriors held off the Pelicans to earn a win in Game 1. Stephen Curry led the way for Golden State with 34 points.


Watch: Djokovic vs. Berdych in final

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who's won 16 straight matches, takes on Tomas Berdych in the Monte Carlo final. Djoker will try to become the first player to win the first three Masters of the season after victories at Indian Wells and Miami. Live on ESPN3/WatchESPN

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ICYMI: Rose sparks Bulls' Game 1 win

Welcome back to the playoffs, Derrick Rose. The former MVP scored 23 points in his first playoff game since 2012, leading Chicago to a Game 1 win over Milwaukee.


BBTN's Web Gems

Does Braves SS Andrelton Simmons' over-the-shoulder catch beat Colorado 3B Nolan Arenado's reigning Web Gem? You be the judge.


Minor league teams try speedup rules

The Bridgeport Bluefish and Long Island Ducks radically tried to accelerate their game Saturday: Batters got walked on ball 3, and you struck out if you hit a foul ball with two strikes. The exhibition game lasted 2 hours, 15 minutes.

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Red Wings to stick with Petr Mrazek in net

The goalie was pulled in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Lightning after allowing four goals on 18 shots in 40 minutes. Said coach Mike Babcock: "I thought our goalie was real good in Game 1. I thought their goalie was real good in Game 2."

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Davis soars in playoff debut

In his first career playoff game, Anthony Davis scored 35 points -- 3 shy of the NBA record for a postseason debut -- and threw down this must-see alley-oop slam.