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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.

8hNick Friedell

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."

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12hDave McMenamin

LeBron: 'I think about every loss I've ever had'

While LeBron James finds himself on a new team on the eve of the Cavaliers' playoff opener against the Boston Celtics on Sunday, his past playoff experiences are on his mind.


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.

15mBrett Okamoto

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)

5hBrian Campbell

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)




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.


Raptors talk, Wizards walk away with win

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri fired up the crowd with more trash talk before the game, but the Wizards got the final word in, beating Toronto in overtime to take Game 1.


Giants win on ring night

Maybe a reminder that they're the defending champs is all the Giants needed to get back on track. They received their 2014 World Series rings, then went out and beat the Diamondbacks, snapping an 8-game skid.


Lionel Messi gets goal No. 400

He waited until the final minute, but Messi tallied his 400th goal with Barcelona in today's 2-0 win over Valencia. The victory snapped a 10-game unbeaten streak for Valencia and kept Barca atop the La Liga table.


Long-distance game-winning goal

Honduran midfielder Sergio Peña scored a 40-yard game winner for his team in the 89th minute against San Antonio in the NASL.


No wrong choice for Buckeyes
College Football 

Though only Cardale Jones played Saturday, there is an embarrassment of riches at the QB spot for defending champion Ohio State. We wouldn't want to have to pick the starter. Good luck, Urban.

College Football 

SEC dominates ... in gymnastics

The SEC might've gone 2 years without winning a football title, but the conference still rules in gymnastics. Florida won its 3rd straight title, giving SEC schools at least a share of the title for 10 of the past 11 years.


Harden, Rockets fly past Mavs

James Harden became the first Rocket to put up at least 20 points and 10 assists in a playoff game since Tracy McGrady in 2007, carrying Houston to a 10-point win over Dallas in Game 1.


Crosby breaks slump, powers Pens

Sidney Crosby had scored just one goal in his past 19 playoff games, but lit the lamp twice on Saturday to give Pittsburgh a Game 2 win over New York. Sid won't make it easy for Rangers


Comeback Ducks do it again

Trailing through 2 periods hasn't proven to be a problem for Anaheim so far this series. Jakob Silfverberg's goal with 19.8 seconds left lifted the Ducks to a 2-1 win over the Jets, giving Anaheim a 2-0 lead in the series.


Edmonton wins NHL draft lottery
NHL Draft 

The Oilers -- who finished with the third-worst record this season -- will pick first, and presumably will pick Connor McDavid. It'll be the 4th time in 6 seasons Edmonton has had the top pick. How good is McDavid?

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NHL Draft 

Break up the Mets?

New York has the best record in the NL, has won 7 straight, and is 6-0 at home. Saturday's starter Jacob deGrom extended his scoreless innings streak to 18.1, and the Mets have ace Matt Harvey taking the mound on Sunday.