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Pujols goes yard twice to join 500 HR club
Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.
Griz survive late rally by Thunder, win in OT
Mike Conley scored five of his 20 points in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 Thursday night in taking a 2-1 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.
Griffin, Clippers bull past Warriors for 2-1 lead
Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.
Hawks hang on to beat Pacers, take 2-1 lead
The Hawks took control in the third quarter and held off the Pacers to go up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Yankees' Pineda banned 10 games by MLB
New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended 10 games by Major League Baseball "for possessing a foreign substance on his person" in Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox.
49ers' Smith won't face felony in airport case
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has referred Aldon Smith's airport arrest earlier this month to the Los Angeles city attorney's office for misdemeanor consideration.
Phelps 2nd to Lochte in 1st final of comeback
Michael Phelps is 0-for-1 in his comeback to the pool.
Iginla's OT goal gives Bruins 3-1 series lead
Jarome Iginla scored with 6:28 left in overtime, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night in Game 4 of their first-round series.
Warriors want input on likely name change
The Golden State Warriors say they will be seeking input from fans on whether they should change their name after announcing earlier this week they'd purchased a 12-acre property in San Francisco that they plan to use for a new arena.
Sherman: 'Dollars' best way to show respect
Richard Sherman feels the best way the Seattle Seahawks could show him their appreciation is by showing him the money.
NFL RB over 50? Herschel says he can do it
An NFL running back at 52 years old? Herschel Walker says it wouldn't be a problem for him.

Bobcats' McRoberts fined $20K for LeBron hit
Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts was fined $20,000 by the NBA on Thursday for making excessive contact with his foul on LeBron James late in the Miami Heat's victory in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
Oscar Robertson: Melo should bolt Knicks
If Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson were advising Carmelo Anthony, he'd tell him to leave the New York Knicks this summer.
Sosa to 'clear it up,' sad to miss Cubs party
The Chicago Cubs feel like Sammy Sosa owes them an apology, and the former slugger told ESPNDeportes.com on Thursday that he is willing to sit down with the club to make amends.
Perkins, Randolph jointly lobby ref pregame
Thunder center Kendrick Perkins and Grizzlies big-man counterpart Zach Randolph briefly met Wednesday with a referee before Game 3 of their first-round playoff series to discuss how the duo would defend each other.
Wrigley cake ends up down in the dumps
The Chicago Cubs just can't win. Even on their stadium's birthday.


THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
After Tough Loss, Pacers Look to Game 4
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Matchups Creating Dilemma for Pacers
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Game Preview: Pacers at Hawks, Game 4
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Game Rewind: Pacers 85, Hawks 98, Game 3
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Pacers Ready for Next Test in Game 3
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Hill Plays His Game
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Pacers Dig Out
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If Only For a Playoff Game, Scola and Watson Give Bird Return on Investment
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Game Rewind: Pacers 101, Hawks 85, Game 2
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Game Preview: Pacers at Hawks, Game 3
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George Hill Nominated for 2013-14 Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award
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Pacers Bikeshare Program Ribbon Cutting
On a crisp, clear spring morning on Earth Day, the Pacers Bikeshare program tipped-off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Changes Coming?
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‘We’re Fine:’ Why the Pacers Aren't Panicking After Game 1 Loss
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Hidden Gems of the Pacers' Playoff History: #10 - 2004 Second Round, Game 6
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Pacers Fall Into Early Hole
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Game Rewind: Pacers 93, Hawks 101, Game 1
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Hidden Gems of the Pacers' Playoff History: #9 - 2002 First Round, Game 1
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Game Preview: Pacers vs Hawks, Game 2
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Hidden Gems of the Pacers' Playoff History: #8 - 2001 First Round, Game 1
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ESPN.com - NFL
Kiper: Top 100 NFL draft prospects
A familiar face at No. 1, with some big-name QBs rounding out the list
McShay: Top 32 prospects of past five years
How do this year's best stack up? We rank the highest grades since 2010
49ers' Smith won't face felony in airport case
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has referred Aldon Smith's airport arrest earlier this month to the Los Angeles city attorney's office for misdemeanor consideration.
Sherman: 'Dollars' best way to show respect
Richard Sherman feels the best way the Seattle Seahawks could show him their appreciation is by showing him the money.
Source: Panthers pick up Newton's option
The Carolina Panthers have picked up the fifth-year option on quarterback Cam Newton, locking up the first pick of the 2011 draft up through the 2015 season, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.
Kosar: Concussions cost me broadcasting job
Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he has been removed as a TV commentator for Cleveland's preseason games because of slurred speech he attributes to concussions sustained in the NFL.
Report: Ex-Buckeye Roby charged with OVI
Former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby is facing a charge of operating a vehicle under the influence, according to WBNS-10TV.
Source: Clowney to visit with Falcons again
Top draft prospect Jadeveon Clowney, who visited the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday, is scheduled to go through a few drills with the team on Friday , a league source confirmed.
Titans to hold workout with QB Mettenberger
The Tennessee Titans have scheduled a private workout with Zach Mettenberger for Monday at LSU.
NFL RB over 50? Herschel says he can do it
An NFL running back at 52 years old? Herschel Walker says it wouldn't be a problem for him.

NFL to talk playoff expansion, extra points
The NFL will discuss expanded playoffs at the owners' meetings next month in Atlanta.
Hot ticket: Pack-Seahawks most expensive
As NFL schedules were announced on Wednesday night, many season ticket holders scrambled to the secondary market to list their game tickets.
Seahawks to host Packers in season opener
The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will open the 2014-15 NFL season against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4.
Giants-Lions, Chargers-Cards to open MNF
ESPN's 2014 Monday Night Football slate will open in Detroit and Glendale, Ariz., for the season-opening Sept. 8 doubleheader as 26 of the league's 32 teams will make an appearance on MNF.
Source: Pats pick up Solder's 2015 option
The New England Patriots have exercised the fifth-year option on left tackle Nate Solder's contract, a league source confirmed.
No winner in Rams' schedule-guessing game
The St. Louis Rams said Wednesday night that no fan had won the $100,000 prize for correctly predicting the team's exact schedule.
Bills cheerleaders stop working amid lawsuit
The Buffalo Bills' cheerleaders have suspended operations after five former cheerleaders filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming they were underpaid and mistreated.

ESPN.com - NBA
Warriors' Rally Falls Short In Game 3
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Griffin, Clippers bull past Warriors for 2-1 lead
Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.
Griz survive late rally by Thunder, win in OT
Mike Conley scored five of his 20 points in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 Thursday night in taking a 2-1 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.
Hawks hang on to beat Pacers, take 2-1 lead
The Hawks took control in the third quarter and held off the Pacers to go up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Bobcats' McRoberts fined $20K for LeBron hit
Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts was fined $20,000 by the NBA on Thursday for making excessive contact with his foul on LeBron James late in the Miami Heat's victory in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
Warriors want input on likely name change
The Golden State Warriors say they will be seeking input from fans on whether they should change their name after announcing earlier this week they'd purchased a 12-acre property in San Francisco that they plan to use for a new arena.
Oscar Robertson: Melo should bolt Knicks
If Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson were advising Carmelo Anthony, he'd tell him to leave the New York Knicks this summer.
Perkins, Randolph jointly lobby ref pregame
Thunder center Kendrick Perkins and Grizzlies big-man counterpart Zach Randolph briefly met Wednesday with a referee before Game 3 of their first-round playoff series to discuss how the duo would defend each other.
Colorado's Dinwiddie heading to NBA draft
Colorado Buffaloes junior point guard Spencer Dinwiddie announced on Thursday he is leaving for the NBA.
Grizzlies' Conley wins sportsmanship award
Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley has won the NBA's Joe Dumars Trophy for sportsmanship.
Pacers GM tweets about Vogel's job status
Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard moved to ease the pressure on coach Frank Vogel by sending out a tweet Thursday saying Vogel's job is "safe."
Silver: 'Premature' to evaluate current CBA
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he has "no expectation" that players will opt out of the collective bargaining agreement in 2017, potentially leading to another lockout.
Big man Birch to leave UNLV, enter NBA draft
UNLV junior big man Khem Birch told ESPN.com he is headed to the NBA draft.
Cuban applauds NBA's better transparency
he NBA office has started providing teams detailed analysis of officiating after every game, according to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who has long lobbied for more transparency regarding referees.
D'Antoni's brother hired as coach at Marshall
The Marshall Thundering Herd have filled their coaching vacancy with NBA assistant Dan D'Antoni, athletic director Mike Hamrick announced Thursday.
Jackson: Dolan loyal to promise of autonomy
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson responded on Wednesday to a New York Daily News report that stated that he and Knicks owner James Dolan have had friction over personnel decisions.

ESPN.com - NHL
Pucks Central: Thursday's highlights
Have some pucks with your morning coffee
Iginla's OT goal gives Bruins 3-1 series lead
Jarome Iginla scored with 6:28 left in overtime, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night in Game 4 of their first-round series.
Iginla's OT goal gives Bruins 3-1 series lead
Jarome Iginla scored with 6:28 left in overtime, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night in Game 4 of their first-round series.
Kings come alive to avoid sweep by Sharks
Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night.
Wild stifle Avalanche again to even series
Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the series for Minnesota, and the Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche for the second straight game on their way to a 2-1 win Thursday night that evened the first-round matchup at two apiece.
Suspended Cooke apologizes for Barrie hit
Suspended winger Matt Cooke of the Minnesota Wild apologized Thursday for the knee-to-knee hit that injured Colorado's Tyson Barrie during their first-round playoff series.
Flyers' Mason gets nod in net vs. Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason will make his first start of the series against the New York Rangers in Game 4 on Friday.
Kopitar, Bergeron, Toews vie for Selke award
Anze Kopitar, Patrice Bergeron and Jonathan Toews are finalists for the NHL's Selke Trophy, awarded to the best defensive forward.
Blues' Morrow out for series vs. Blackhawks
St. Louis Blues forward Brenden Morrow will miss the remainder of the team's Western Conference first-round series with the Chicago Blackhawks because of a lower-body injury, coach Ken Hitchcock said Wednesday.
Kane's 2nd goal lifts Hawks over Blues in OT
Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.
Stars beat short-handed Ducks to even series
Cody Eakin and Alex Goligoski scored on Dallas' first two shots in the third period, and the Stars beat the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Wednesday in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series, which is all even now.
Jackets tie up series with OT win over Pens
Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force OT, and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.
Getzlaf: Missing Game 4 'not easy to deal with'
Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf did not play Wednesday night in their 4-2 Game 4 loss to the Dallas Stars due to an upper-body injury.
Robidas won't need surgery on fractured leg
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas, wearing a suit and on crutches, said Wednesday night that his fractured right leg won't need surgery. He got emotional when asked about not being able to skate for the rest of the playoffs.
Lightning teammates make final Calder cut
Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat are finalists for the NHL's top rookie award.
St. Louis selected as Lady Byng finalist again
New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis, San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau and Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly are finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy.
Selanne scratched by Ducks, 'wants to play'
Teemu Selanne was not on the ice for the Anaheim Ducks' 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series Wednesday night.

ESPN.com - NASCAR
Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Richmond
Power Rankings
NSCS Richmond Preview
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Petty set to return to track after wife's death
Richard Petty is scheduled to return to the race track this weekend for the first time since the March 25 death of his wife, Lynda.
RG III to drive NASCAR Richmond pace car
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will drive the pace car for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Bowling wins Denny Hamlin's charity race
Matt Bowling won the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown on Thursday night at South Boston Speedway, fighting off Matt Waltz in the seventh edition of the charity race.
Swan Racing sells 2 cars, keeps Kligerman
Troubled NASCAR team Swan Racing has found a home for driver Cole Whitt, while keeping Parker Kligerman under contract.
Piquet Jr. joins SH Racing for Global Rallycross
Nelson Piquet Jr. will compete in the upcoming Global Rallycross season with new entrant SH Racing.
Sponsorship woes endangering Swan Racing
Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.
Ky. Highway Safety to sponsor N'wide event
Kentucky's Office of Highway Safety will be the title sponsor for Kentucky Speedway's June 27 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
Harvick survives shootout for Darlington win
Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory Saturday night, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the longest race in the track's 65-year NASCAR history.
Elliott passes Sadler, wins again on N'wide
Chase Elliott passed Elliott Sadler on the final lap night to win his second straight Nationwide Series race, going from fifth to first on the final two laps Friday night.
Harvick claims 1st career Southern 500 pole
Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500.
Biffle, Roush Fenway closing in on contract
Greg Biffle and Roush Fenway Racing are getting closer to a contract extension and could have an announcement soon.
Logano runs down Gordon for wild Texas win
Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps Monday after a late caution in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season.
Earnhardt KO'd in fiery crash after 'mistake'
Just after the green flag waved to begin the NASCAR Duck Commander 500 on Monday, Sprint Cup points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr., the sport's most popular driver, smacked a wall and had to climb out of his car because it was on fire.
JJ returns to track mourning brother-in-law
Jimmie Johnson returned to the race track Friday still mourning the loss of his brother-in-law in a California skydiving accident.
Dale Jr.'s Nationwide team off to hot start
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has more than the Sprint Cup series on his mind these days -- like trying to win a Nationwide title as an owner of JR Motorsports with drivers Chase Elliott and Regan Smith.


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