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30mJeff 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.

5hAndrew Marchand

A-Rod's 1,995th career RBI sets record in AL

Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer in the third inning of Wednesday's game at Yankee Stadium, giving him 1,995 career RBIs. He passed Lou Gehrig (1,993) on the all-time list.

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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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11hAdam 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

10hJayson 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.


Beard not taking care of the ball

James Harden had 8 turnovers in the first half, 5 more than the rest of his teammates combined. The most turnovers in a single half in the past 15 postseasons:

  • Game 5 James Harden - 8
  • 2005 Chauncey Billups - 8
  • 2005 Dwyane Wade - 8


McDonald arrested again in Santa Clara

Former 49ers and Bears DE Ray McDonald was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order that was issued as a result of his domestic violence and child endangerment arrest that occurred Monday.

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Evans' long-range goal lifts Man City

Manchester City midfielder George Evans scored an incredible goal in the 83rd minute to beat Toronto FC 1-0.


Warriors lead in Game 5 on ESPN

James Harden split the defense and threw down this slam in the second over the Warriors. It was one of the few things that went right for the Rockets in the second as they went from a 5-point first-quarter lead to a 6-point deficit at the half.


Chicago Cubs @Cubs

10 strikeouts matches a season high for Lester. It's his ninth career 10-K game and 22nd career double-digit strikeout effort.

Ducks now within one

Clayton Stoner scores in the third period, this is his first postseason goal and he scored only once in the regular season. The Blackhawks still hold onto a 3-2 lead in Game 6. Follow live

J.A. Adande @jadande

Nothing like a series of Dwight Howard and Festus Ezili free throws to kill the rhythm of the game

Mark Saxon @markasaxon

Big pregame standing ovation for Juan Uribe when they play his walk-up song as he jogs in the outfield, including from Dodgers players

Hawks' Korver has ankle surgery

Kyle Korver's estimated recovery time is approximately three months after the Atlanta guard underwent surgery to repair ligament damage in his right ankle.

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Dwight gets 7th tech, possibly suspended

Dwight Howard and Andrew Bogut were just assessed technical fouls for general chippiness. It's Howard's 7th technical of the playoffs, meaning if there is a Game 6, Dwight will be suspended unless it is rescinded.

Klay lighting up Oracle

Klay Thompson has erupted in the second quarter. He was 1-for-4 for just 2 points in the first, but in the second frame he's shooting a scorching 5-for-5 for 13 points. The Warriors lead by 2 midway through the period. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Josh Smith playoff 3-point shooting update: Atlanta 15-87 (17.2%) Houston 27-68 (39.7%)

A busy second period at the United Center

The Blackhawks netted three in the second before the Ducks got one back and Chicago takes a 3-1 lead into the second intermission. Anaheim looks to finish the series here in Game 6. Follow live


Trouble for Houston when Harden sits

James Harden played the entire first quarter and took his break to start the second. The Warriors have started the second on a 10-0 run and have taken a 5-point lead. Coincidence? Live on ESPN/WatchESPN