Frank Vogel on hot seat?

The Indiana Pacers might have blasted past the Atlanta Hawks in a 101-85 win Tuesday night, but that doesn't mean coach Frank Vogel is safe. Vogel, according to sources, is coaching for his job right now, after Indiana went from NBA title near-favorites to possible upset victim in short order. Is this fair for Vogel? Who is most to blame for the team's recent struggles?

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  • Should Frank Vogel be on the hot seat if the Pacers lose to the Hawks?

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  • Should Frank Vogel be safe if the Pacers beat the Hawks in the first round?

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  • Who is most to blame for the Pacers' late-season struggles?

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  • What do you make of the Pacers' 101-85 win over the Hawks, in which they trailed by four at halftime?

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup (tied 1-1)?

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A year ago, Tracy McGrady was playing a bit part in the San Antonio Spurs' run to the NBA Finals -- his longest journey into the postseason:

McGradyD. Clarke Evans/NBAE/Getty Images


On Wednesday, McGrady fulfilled a quite out-of-left-field (sorry) dream, officially becoming a pro baseball player by making the independent Sugar Land Skeeters' Opening Day roster as a 6-foot-8 right-handed pitcher. (And no, this is not the Skeeters' official mascot.)

Tracy McGradyAP Photo/Pat Sullivan


Bet you didn't see that one coming.

Tracy McGradyAP Photo/Pat Sullivan

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Forget Southern California-Northern California or the Battle of Texas. Raptors-Nets has been the most heated first-round NBA playoff series, with verbal shots fired by Toronto GM Masai Ujiri, some Brooklyn Nets veterans and, most notably, the cities' respective tabloids.

It started with this, from the Toronto Sun:


Then this, in response to Ujiri's "f--- Brooklyn" comment from before Game 1, after the Nets took a 1-0 series lead:


And Wednesday, after the Raptors leveled the series 1-1, the Sun went with a headline reminiscent of an old Shaquille O'Neal rap lyric:


May this series, somehow, never end.

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Much of Lakers swingman Nick Young's appeal as a player is his belief that he can do anything. Swaggy P has never met a shot he doesn't think he can make, a pass he doesn't think he can complete or, apparently, a vehicle specifically constructed for the purpose of smoothing and cleaning ice hockey rinks that he doesn't think he can drive.

Considering the Kings lost in overtime to the Sharks on Tuesday night and are down 3-0 in the series, this picture might end up being the highlight of their 2014 postseason.

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Albert Pujols smacked two home runs Tuesday night, making him the 26th player in MLB history to reach the 500 home run mark. Over to you, baseball history buffs: Can you name the other 25? Some are obvious, but several -- unless you've got your MLB milestones memorized -- are tricky.

More: Will Pujols get to 600?

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