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Rockets fend off Clips with closing surge

James Harden scored 32 points to help the Rockets overcome a big first half by Blake Griffin and win Game 2, squaring the series at one game apiece.

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Pacquiao has surgery on torn right rotator cuff

Former eight-division world titleholder Manny Pacquiao underwent arthroscopic surgery on his injured right shoulder on Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles and is expected to make a full recovery.

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LeBron, Cavs cruise past Bulls to even series (1:30)

Wednesday's MLB Highlights

White Sox rally past Tigers (1:54)

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Olbermann: An act of generosity and humanity (6:11)
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Harper the key to Nats' success (2:05)

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Bob Uecker locked in radio booth (0:23)

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Tampa Bay a win away from sweeping Montreal (0:39)

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Capitals edge Rangers for 3-1 series lead
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Rookie Andre Burakovsky scored both goals for Washington and Braden Holtby stopped 28 shots -- including a penalty shot -- to put New York on the brink of elimination.

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Rosario starts off career with a bang
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Twins center fielder Eddie Rosario got his first milestone out of the way in a hurry, hitting a home run on the first pitch he saw in his major league career. The rookie's parents were in attendance and were understandably excited.

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Barry Bonds is fan of women's cycling

But is women's cycling a fan of Bonds? He doesn't care: "There was wrong in my sport, and there was definitely wrong in cycling. You can't sit there and say, 'This person did wrong, we're gonna put him in prison; this person did wrong, but he gets to go have another career.' It's sick." How he supports cycling

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LeSean McCoy: No fan of Chip Kelly
NFL 

"I have no hatred toward him, nothing to say negative about him. When he got [to Philadelphia], I didn't know what to expect. When he let DeSean go last year, I was like: 'C'mon. DeSean Jackson?' So it is what it is." The Mag: Happy to be in Buffalo

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'An act of generosity and humanity'

Keith Olbermann was humbled by Ernie Johnson awarding his Sports Emmy to the daughters of Stuart Scott: "We are supposed to learn our sportsmanship from the athletes and not the sportscasters, but after all sportsmanship is just a subset of respect and generosity, and it's all just a subset of humanity."

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Uecker, broadcasters locked in booth
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Longtime Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker was locked in the radio booth at Miller Park after the door handle broke. "People who are listening to the ballgame, I know what you're thinking: 'He's ready for the (nursing) home. He's cooked. It's finally happened,'" Uecker joked, before being freed after an employee used a ladder to climb into the booth and removed the door's hinges.

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White Sox rally past Tigers
MLB 

Melky Cabrera (1-4, 4 RBI) and the White Sox scored four runs on six straight hits with two outs in the 8th inning to slip past the Tigers 7-6.

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Angels walk off again
MLB 

Johnny Giavotella’s line drive down the right-field line scored Erick Aybar from first to give the Angels their second straight walk-off win against the Mariners.

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Rockets withstand Paul-less Clippers
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James Harden scored 32 and Dwight Howard posted a double-double of 24 points and 16 boards to halt the Clippers and even the series.

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"We had them on the ropes!" Doc Rivers says as he leaves the press conference room. "We had them on the ropes!"

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Rockets are 1st team in NBA postseason history to win a game despite missing at least 20 free throw attempts and 20 3-point attempts (Elias)

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Back-to-back walk-offs for the @Angels! This time Johnny Giavotella does the honors with a double to score Erick Aybar. LAA beats SEA, 4-3.

Final: Rockets 115, Clippers 109
NBA 

Despite Blake Griffin's 34 points, James Harden (32 points) willed the Rockets to a must-win vs. the Clippers to even the series at 1-1. Houston set franchise playoff records for FTs made (42) and FTs shot (64) to atone for its lowest 3-point FG percentage (19.2) in any game this season. Box score

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