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49mJeff Dickerson

DE McDonald arrested twice in under 72 hours

Police in California arrested former Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald at 5:35 p.m. local time on Wednesday for violating a restraining order, the Santa Clara Police Department said.

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48mCalvin Watkins

Howard picks up 7th tech, faces Game 6 ban

Rockets center Dwight Howard will be suspended for a potential Game 6 on Friday in Houston after picking up his seventh technical of the postseason in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

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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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12hAdam 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

11hJayson 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.


Black Falcon soars over Rockets

Harrison Barnes erupted for 13 points in the fourth quarter, perfectly encapsulated in this play as he flushes one down on Houston.


Iguodala leveled on Howard screen

Andre Iguodala just got hit by a high Dwight Howard elbow screen and hit the floor clutching his left shoulder as the Warriors lead by 12 late in the fourth. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Blackhawks, Ducks set for Game 7

Barry Melrose breaks down Game 6 of the Western Conference finals and picks the Blackhawks to win Game 7 and advance to the Stanley Cup finals.


Brewer trying to keep Rockets alive

Corey Brewer has scored the Rockets' last 6 points before assisting on a Dwight Howard slam to bring Houston back within 9 late in the fourth. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


Bryce, Scherzer lead Nats to series win

Bryce Harper hit his second homer in as many nights to give him 18 total this season, and Max Scherzer (13 Ks, 7 IP) outdueled Jon Lester (10 Ks, 7 IP) to win his fifth straight start. Box score


Harden sets turnovers high

James Harden is up to 12 turnovers, setting the single-game NBA record for turnovers. The MVP runner-up is 2-of-10 shooting for 13 points as the Rockets are suddenly down by 15 midway through the fourth. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


Klay Thompson kneed in the head

Klay Thompson pump-faked and got Trevor Ariza in the air. Unfortunately, Ariza's knee hit flush with Thompson's temple and Thompson was woozy on the ground for a moment before walking back to the lockerroom. The Warriors are up 10 early in the fourth. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


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Harden sits at start of 4Q. (Will this be like Game 6 in LA?) Curry stays in for Warriors

Rockets one quarter from elimination

James Harden now has 11 turnovers in the game, tied for the most in NBA postseason history. That's contributed to some of the Rockets' woes, as they closed the game to 2 points late but gave up an 8-3 run to trail by 6 points after three. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


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Skiles is frontrunner for Orlando Magic job but, according to ESPN sources, has been interviewed by Pelicans along with Gentry and Van Gundy

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Story going online now: ESPN sources say Scott Skiles has joined Alvin Gentry and Jeff Van Gundy as candidate for New Orleans coaching job