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4hAndrew Marchand

A-Rod's 1,995th career RBI sets record in AL

Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer in the third inning of Wednesday's game at Yankee Stadium, giving him 1,995 career RBIs. He passed Lou Gehrig (1,993) on the all-time list.

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Scott Kacsmar

Outsiders: Why Maclin won't save Chiefs

Football Outsiders identifies the top remaining needs for Kansas City, Denver, Oakland and San Diego, including the Chiefs' lack of a vertical passing game.

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10hAdam Rittenberg

SEC West hasn't lost its luster or bluster

Those within the West say it's only getting tougher despite not putting a team in the title game last season for the first time since the 2008 campaign

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9hJayson Stark

Stark: First-quarter award winners

Now that all 30 teams have finally played 40 games, it's time to look back at the first quarter of a fun season and hand out a little imaginary hardware.

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Ducks get one back

Anaheim converted on a power-play and Patrick Maroon got his seventh goal of the playoffs to cut the Blackhawks' lead to 3-1. Chicago is looking to avoid elimination. Follow live

Sloppy play when the court's not open

The Warriors are 0-of-6 when Dwight Howard contests tonight, but 4-of-5 in plays like this one from Harrison Barnes.

  • Transition: 4-of-7 FG, 1 turnovers, 8 points
  • Halfcourt: 2-of-20 FG, 5 turnovers, 9 points
The Rockets lead by 5 after one. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Chicago scores 3 goals in second period
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The Blackhawks scored three goals in 3:45 (with Duncan Keith assisting on all three) and have the shutout lead. The Ducks lead the series 3-2. Follow live

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Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Kyle Korver had surgery this evening in New York to repair ligament damage in his right ankle. Recover time: An estimated 3 months.

Blackhawks score again

After a scoreless first period, the Blackhawks score on back-to-back shots. Marian Hossa scored his third of the playoffs to put Chicago up 2-0. The Ducks are looking to eliminate the Blackhawks tonight. Follow live

Warriors surviving by running
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Golden State isn't finding comfort in the halfcourt, but it is in transition. Eight of its 12 points have come via the fast break. The Warriors trail by 6 late in the first, though. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Saad scores for Blackhawks
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Brandon Saad's speed leads him to a breakaway and the winger converts to put Chicago up 1-0. The team that scores first has won every game in this series. The Ducks have a 3-2 lead in the conference finals. Follow live

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J.A. Adande @jadande

Warriors were 1/7 at the rim vs. Dwight in Game 4. I've got them at 0/2 tonight

Dwight rattling the rims early

Dwight Howard has set the pace early. The Rockets C has 6 quick points, but more importantly, has already drawn 3 fouls on the Warriors. Houston leads by 3 midway through the first. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

McDonald arrested again in Santa Clara
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Former 49ers and Bears DE Ray McDonald was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order that was issued as a result of his domestic violence and child endangerment arrest that occurred Monday.

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Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Maddon has said he wants them to learn when one out is fine instead of trying for 2 but that was tailor made. Just a bad throw

Warriors look to close door at home

Golden State is an NBA-best 45-3 at home so far in 2014-15. Not only that, the franchise is 15-2 in series-clinching games at home. Houston looks to stop the Warriors' first Finals appearance since 1974-1975. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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