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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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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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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

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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.

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NHL fans in seventh heaven
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With the Blackhawks' win, this is just the 2nd time since the creation of the Conference Finals in 1982 that both series in the round will go 7 games. The only other time was in 2000.

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Final: Blackhawks 5, Ducks 2

A three goal second period allowed Chicago to force a Game 7 (to be played on Saturday). This is the first time this postseason that the Ducks have been beat in regulation. Box score

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Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss

Resting Klay for awhile makes sense, but I'm not for holding him out till the very end. They can close with Andre if Klay fouls out

Warriors cough up lead

After going up by 10 points, the Warriors gave up a 9-0 run to the Rockets to make it a 1-point game early in the third. More troubling: Klay Thompson picked up his 4th and 5th foul in a hurry and is now nailed to the bench. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Rizzo a target at the plate

Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo was hit by a league-leading 13th pitch this season in the 8th inning against the Nats. He was hit by 15 all of last year. The Nats lead 2-0, but the Cubs have runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs and Kris Bryant at the plate. Follow live

J.A. Adande @jadande

Kerr left Thompson in with 4 and got burned. Barbosa coming in now but it's too late.

Amin Elhassan @AminESPN

Look at all the motion on that set: Klay coming off Bogut screen, HB screening screener, Curry hitting Bogut up too & cutting, Klay Backdoor

Craig Custance @CraigCustance

It's not easy to outmuscle Ryan Getzlaf. Huge effort right there from Andrew Shaw. You know there's another push coming from Ducks though.

Shaw gets in on scoring, Chicago up 4-2

Andrew Shaw flipped a backhand top shelf and the Blackhawks regained a two-goal lead. That was Chicago's third shot of the period (the Ducks have 10). Anaheim has a 3-2 series lead. Follow live

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Bryce Harper now has 8 HR in the 10 games Max Scherzer has started this season and 10 HR in the 37 games started by everyone else.

Dudley: Kobe hurting L.A., Melo overrated
NBA 

Bucks swingman Jared Dudley didn't shy away from criticizing two of the NBA's most recognizable players, saying Carmelo Anthony is overrated and Kobe Bryant is keeping stars away from L.A. Do you agree?

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Peterson on not attending Vikings' OTA's
NFL 

As Adrian Peterson told ESPN's Josina Anderson in a statement: "The reason I'm not attending OTA's has nothing to do with wanting to be traded. It's about securing my future with the Vikings. It's business, not personal and I understand that firsthand. Go Vikings."

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Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Rockets down, 52-46, at the break. This is a team a little upset with the refs right now. Harden has 11, Howard with 12.

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

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McDonald arrested again in Santa Clara
NFL 

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
Soccer 

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

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Warriors lead in Game 5 on ESPN
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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.

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