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Harden erupts for 42, gives Rockets control

It was James Harden's turn in the NBA playoff spotlight Friday night, as the Beard set a career playoff high in Houston's Game 3 win.

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Leonard, Spurs blow out Clips to take 2-1 lead

Kawhi Leonard had a postseason career-high 32 points, and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in dominating the Los Angeles Clippers 100-73 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in their series.

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2hTim 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.

Friday's MLB highlights

Mariners shut out Twins (0:54)

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11hTodd Archer

Romo: 'Going to win a Super Bowl next year'

After receiving the Nancy Lieberman Lifetime Achievement Award in Dallas recently, Tony Romo made a reference to bringing the Cowboys their first Super Bowl since 1995.

SportsCenter Clips

Breaking down the Wild's Game 5 win (0:44)

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#NBAFrontOffice: Thunder's next steps

ESPN.com's NBA Front Office convenes to discuss the firing of Scott Brooks by the Oklahoma City Thunder. What is the way forward for OKC, and what type of replacement should they target?

Have You Seen?

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

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Dodgers get win, lose Puig

The Dodgers bounced back from getting swept by the Giants, beating the Padres 3-0. However, Yasiel Puig left the game in the 6th inning after re-injuring his hamstring. Box score

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A's break scoreless streak, extend game

Oakland broke out of an 18-inning scoreless drought on Josh Reddick's 2-run double in the bottom of the 10th. Reddick nearly scored when the ball got away from Astros' catcher Hank Conger, but was thrown out at the plate. We head to the 11th inning tied 2-2. Follow live

Angels Freese out Rangers

David Freese's 2-run home run in the bottom of the 7th inning lifted the Angels to a 3-2 win over the Rangers. On a team with Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, Freese leads the Angels with 4 HR this season. Box score

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Harden cooks Rockets to 3-0 lead

James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points and Dwight Howard grabbed a playoff franchise-high 26 rebounds as the Rockets held off the Mavericks for a 130-128 win in Game 3.

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Houston is on the board

Marwin Gonzalez's 2-out, 2-run double broke a scoreless tie in the top of the 10th inning. Gonzalez was thrown out after rounding too far past second base, but the Astros will still take a 2-0 lead over the A's into the bottom of the 10th inning. Follow live

A's, Astros play on

Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel has held the Athletics to just 2 hits through 9 innings of work, but Houston hasn't been able to score either. The game heads to the 10th inning, scoreless. Follow live

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Bruce Jenner: 'I am a woman'

Bruce Jenner told ABC's Diane Sawyer: "What I'm doing is going to do the world some good. And we're going to change the world. ... I really firmly believe that." Story

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Freese goes deep

David Freese had just 10 home runs in 134 games last season. He's already up to 4 this month, his latest giving the Angels a 3-2 lead over the Rangers in the 7th inning. Follow live

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Andre Ethier is replacing Yasiel Puig in right field. Puig injured himself running to first the previous half-inning.

Pirates back to winning ways

For the first time this season, the Pirates are above .500. Pittsburgh beat Arizona 4-1 for its 3rd straight win. Starter Gerrit Cole gave up just 1 run in 7.2 innings, improving to 3-0 in 2015. Follow live

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Spurs dominate from wire-to-wire
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Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 32 points and San Antonio clobbered the Clippers by 27 points to take a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 is Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Final: Wild 4, Blues 1

Devan Dubnyk protected the net with 36 saves and Minnesota lit the lamp 4 times in a pivotal Game 5. The Wild take a 3-2 series lead over the Blues. Box score

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King Felix reigns again for Mariners

Felix Hernandez allowed just 5 hits and struck out 9 Twins, picking up his first shutout since Aug. 27, 2012. After the 2-0 win, Hernandez improves to 3-0 with a 1.61 ERA this season. Box score

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Doc Rivers postgame

The Clippers coach on the Game 3 blowout loss: "I don't know about effort and execution. I know we got our butt kicked."

Kazmir leaves with game tied

Scott Kazmir finished his night allowing just 5 hits in 7 scoreless innings. It's his second 7-inning, 0-run start this season, but he won't factor in the decision tonight. The Astros and A's are still tied 0-0 in the 8th inning. Follow live

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Vestiges of Lob City
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It was a horrid perfomance for the Clippers all around, but an awful night still means a CP3 to DeAndre Jordan alley-oop that most teams can only dream about.

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Final: Spurs 100, Clippers 73

It was total domination by the defending champions. Kawhi Leonard collected his Defensive Player of the Year award pregame, then collected a career-high 32 points. San Antonio takes a 2-1 series lead. Game 3 is Sunday, 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Box score

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Top Spurs playoff blowouts

The Spurs are currently crushing the Clippers by 31 points. Where does it rank on their list of playoff blowouts?

  • 1983 Nuggets (40 points)
  • 2013 Heat (36 points)
  • 2014 Thunder (35 points)
  • 2006 Kings (34 points)