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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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Messi embarrasses defender
Soccer 

Lionel Messi's second goal against Bayern Munich Wednesday featured a juke, a defender falling to the ground and a beautiful chip over the keeper. Kobe, sports world goes crazy

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Cavs cruise to Game 2 win
NBA 

With LeBron James back in his trademark headband, the Cavaliers got back on track. Cleveland led wire to wire to tie up the series with the Bulls.

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NBA 

Because there are stats for everything...
NBA 

LeBron James scored 33 points in Game 2 and is now averaging 26.3 PPG while wearing a headband this season. He averaged just 23. 1 PPG during his headband-less games.

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NBA 

Shaq takes a tumble
NBA 

Can you get fined for flopping when it happens in the studio? Shaquille O'Neal probably hopes not, after he took an epic spill during TNT's halftime show Wednesday night.

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NBA 

Lightning beat buzzer to win Game 3
NHL 

Tyler Johnson scored the winning goal with 1.1 seconds remaining to give Tampa Bay a 2-1 victory over Montreal and a commanding 3-0 series lead.

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NHL 

NFL considering Wells Report discipline

Insider Adam Schefter told SportsCenter that discipline is coming for the Patriots. "There are 31 other teams that believed the Patriots gained an advantage."

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Deflategate won't affect Brady's legacy
NFL 

Said ESPN NFL Front Office Insider Bill Polian: "I don't think ["Deflategate"] changes anything about the quality of his play, and the kind of quarterback he's been. He's been one of the two, three greatest of all-time. There's no argument about that."

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NFL 

Ed Reed announces retirement at 36
NFL 

The safety made nine Pro Bowls and was named to eight All-Pro teams. Reed, who was with the Ravens from 2002 to 2012, was the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and won a Super Bowl in his final season in Baltimore.

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NFL 

Rockets withstand Paul-less Clippers
NBA 

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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NBA 

Austin Rivers falls flat
NBA 

The Clippers guard's body language said it all after he turned the ball over in a critical moment during the 4th quarter of Game 2 to help Houston even the series.

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NBA 

Sources: Butler wins Most Improved
NBA 

Chicago's Jimmy Butler will be named the NBA's Most Improved Player, according to Marc Stein. Butler bumped his scoring average from 13.1 points per game to 20.0 and was an All-Star for the first time.

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NBA 

LeBron slams it home
NBA 

LeBron James said after a disappointing Game 1 that he'd have to change his mindset. His mindset appeared to be "attack" on this must-see slam against Jimmy Butler and the Bulls in Cleveland's Game 2 win.

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Joey Votto tossed, bumps umpire
MLB 

The Reds' 1B was ejected after striking out in the 3rd inning of Cincinnati's win. Votto spiked his helmet and appeared to yell to Pirates P Gerrit Cole while walking down the first-base line. Ump Chris Conroy tossed Votto, who then sprinted back and made contact with the umpire.

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MLB 

Votto: Contact with ump 'unacceptable'

"I think it was something that just crossed the line. Just because I have a verbal disagreement with someone, doesn't make it OK to have physical contact with someone," Joey Votto said postgame after getting ejected. "In all of this, that's the thing I regret the most, and I'm not happy about it."

Collins' paternity test results negative
NFL 

Reps for OT La'el Collins told ESPN's Josina Anderson that his paternity test results were negative for the child of ex-girlfriend Brittney Mills, who was murdered. Collins met with Baton Rouge police Monday and passed a polygraph test in connection with Mills' case, reps told Anderson. Story

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NFL 

Pacquiao has shoulder surgery
Boxing 

Manny Pacquiao underwent arthroscopic surgery on his injured right shoulder, which required a 90-minute procedure to repair a torn rotator cuff today in L.A. He is expected to make a full recovery and will not stay overnight.

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Boxing 

Capitals edge Rangers for 3-1 series lead
NHL 

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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NHL 

Rosario starts off career with a bang

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
MLB 

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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MLB 

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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NFL 

'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

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. Story