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5hJ.A. Adande

Curry to wear protective sleeve in Game 5

Warriors guard Stephen Curry is expected to wear a sleeve on his right arm in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night to protect an elbow injury he received in his Game 4 fall.

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4hAndrew 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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10hAdam 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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8hJayson 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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J.A. Adande @jadande

Warriors were 1/7 at the rim vs. Dwight in Game 4. I've got them at 0/2 tonight

Dwight rattling the rims early
NBA 

Dwight Howard has set the pace early. The Rockets C has 6 quick points, but more importantly, has already drawn 3 fouls on the Warriors. Houston leads by 3 midway through the first. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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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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Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Maddon has said he wants them to learn when one out is fine instead of trying for 2 but that was tailor made. Just a bad throw

Warriors look to close door at home

Golden State is an NBA-best 45-3 at home so far in 2014-15. Not only that, the franchise is 15-2 in series-clinching games at home. Houston looks to stop the Warriors' first Finals appearance since 1974-1975. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Blackhawks dominate face-offs in first
NHL 

In Game 5, the Ducks won 60% of the faceoffs. But Chicago has gone 15-4 on the dots in the first 20 minutes. The game is tied at 0 and Anaheim has a 3-2 lead in the series. Follow live

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NHL 

Davis drives O's to series win in Baltimore

Orioles 1B Chris Davis picked a good night to break his 13-game homerless streak and record a multi-HR game. After giving the O's a two-run lead with his first HR in the 4th inning, Davis hit a game-winning solo shot in the 8th as Baltimore took the three-game series over the Astros.

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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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Stars out for Game 5, 9 p.m. on ESPN

Reports are already starting to trickle in that Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and Josh Reddick are at Oracle Arena to see the Warriors take on the Rockets. Oh, and Kanye West.

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