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9hBaxter Holmes

Aldridge following in Randolph's footsteps

Long before they faced off against each other in this year's first round, Zach Randolph paved the way at power forward in Portland for LaMarcus Aldridge.

11hTim MacMahon

Silver says NBA will talk Hack-a-Shaq solution

NBA commissioner Adam Silver expects the NBA to explore rule changes at upcoming meetings that would address rampant use of Hack-a-Shaq strategy that slows games and hurts entertainment value.

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12mBuster Olney

Angels could regret Hamilton decision

Unless the LA Angels are convinced Josh Hamilton can't be an effective hitter, the decision to trade him makes little sense writes Buster Olney.

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17hMike Sheets

Fantasy baseball daily notes for April 25

Matt Harvey against the Yankees in the Bronx is surprisingly one of the best pitching options for Saturday. Who else should you pick or avoid?

Friday's MLB highlights

Mariners shut out Twins (0:54)


SportsCenter Clips

Fire breaks out on pit road at Richmond (0:51)


Have You Seen?

WATCH: Meara's costly mistake (0:24)



ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

James Harden scored 40 pts (most in playoff game in his career). 1st Rockets player with 40 pts in playoff game since Tracy McGrady in 2008

Trading Hamilton could be mistake

"If Hamilton actually rebounds and goes back to being an effective player for the Rangers ... then the Angels will have doubled-down on their mistake, in failing to find a way to live with him and help him become a good player again." Buster Olney's column (Insider)

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Today's Stanley Cup action

Three teams -- the Caps, Blackhawks and Flames -- can punch their ticket to the second round with wins tonight.

  • Caps vs. Isles, 3 p.m. (Caps up 3-2)
  • Red Wings vs. Lightning, 6 p.m. (Tied 2-2)
  • Preds vs. Blackhawks, 8 p.m. (Hawks up 3-2)
  • Canucks vs. Flames, 9 p.m. (Flames up 3-2)


Teen to call play in Arkansas spring game
College Football 

When 14-year-old Arkansas fan Dallas Walker found out he couldn't play football because of a neurological disorder, he decided he wanted to be a coach. Bret Bielema heard Walker's story and invited the teen to help out the Razorbacks this week. Walker lives out dream

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College Football 

Rizzo chasing HBP record

Anthony Rizzo has been hit by a pitch 6 times this season, putting him within one of Shin-Soo Choo's April MLB record. “I don’t like getting hit,” Rizzo said recently. “But you get on base. If I get hit again, I get hit.”

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Happy birthday, Tim Duncan!

Despite tying his career playoff low with 4 points Friday night, Tim Duncan should be having a happy 39th birthday today with his Spurs leading the Clippers in the series 2-1.

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Rain ruining Royals-White Sox series

Kansas City and Chicago were slated to play 2 games today, but rain forced the postponement of both. Friday's suspended game -- tied 2-2 after 8 -- will be resumed Sunday at 2:10 p.m. with another to follow. The 4th game of the series will be made up at a later date.


Lack of depth dooms Clippers

ESPNLA's Arash Markazi: "There were many reasons why the Spurs blew out the Clippers 100-73 on Friday to take a 2-1 series lead. The Clippers' lack of depth may not be the one that grabs the headlines, but it's why the Clippers' postseason was always destined to fall short of expectations."

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Helpful NHL tip: Try to win in Game 6

Five teams are currently up 3-2 in their first-round series, including three who play tonight. Historically, 78% of the leading teams have won the series. It's much preferred to finish the series off in six games though -- Game 7 is a virtual coin flip.


Early Tex message sent

Mark Teixeira hit 2 HRs to kick off a high-profile series vs. the Mets Friday night. It was the earliest in the season that any player has had a multi-HR game in the Subway Series. The teams meet again today at 4:05 p.m. ET.

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Messi & Company in action

Barcelona has a 2-point lead atop La Liga so it can't afford any slip-ups vs. 10th place Espanyol today. Barcelona is unbeaten in its last eight league matches. Follow live


Sport Science: Jose Iglesias' throw to 1B

Tigers teammate David Price wanted Sport Science to break down Iglesias' insane throw to first -- so we did. Turns out, Iglesias' margin for error was only 3 degrees, about the width of a quarter.


SportsCenter @SportsCenter

The Truth is clutch. Paul Pierce scored only 2 pts in 1st half vs Raptors, but put up 16 Pts in 2nd half, 8 of them in final 2 minutes.

What's next for Rangers & Penguins

The Rangers will play the winner of the Islanders-Capitals series in the next round. But more questions remain for the Penguins. Since winning the Stanley Cup in 2009, they have been eliminated in the 1st or 2nd round in five of the last six seasons.

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Liverpool legend plays in 500th game

Steven Gerrard, 34, is making his 500th Premier League appearance for Liverpool today at West Bromwich Albion. He becomes the 12th player to hit the 500 mark for one club in the top flight, just in time before his summer move to the L.A. Galaxy. Follow live

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Bruce Jenner: 'I am a woman'
Olympic Sports 

The 1976 Olympic gold medalist told ABC's Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman." Story

Olympic Sports 

Christina Kahrl on Bruce Jenner
Olympic Sports 

"This is where the power of sports, the fame it creates and the shared experience between athlete and audience, can provide us the opportunity to open hearts and minds to the idea that Bruce Jenner, hero of the 1976 Olympics, is still much the same person we can admire for a new and different reason." Column

ABC World News
Olympic Sports 

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Kings taking on extra $$ to move three spots DOWN in Kawhi draft and pick Jimmer 10th remains maybe most inexplicable trade in last decade