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Harden scores career-high 51 in Rockets' win

James Harden boosted his MVP case with 51 points, and the Rockets needed nearly all of them to top the Kings.

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2hJamison Hensley

Bisciotti 'embarrassed' about domestic violence

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said he's embarrassed that his team and the NFL placed domestic violence on the same level as all of the other off-field infractions.

1hGordon Edes

Red Sox's Vazquez set for Tommy John surgery

The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday night that Christian Vazquez, who was to have begun the season as the team's No. 1 catcher, will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Thursday.

2hDarren Rovell

Old Yankee Stadium letters fail to draw bids

There were no bidders at a Wednesday night auction for the letters that sat atop the old Yankee Stadium. They were put up for auction by "Mr. October" Reggie Jackson, who said he bought them "on a lark."


Kenny Mayne's first pitch tour

Kenny Mayne travels to spring training sites in Arizona to try out for the chance to throw the first pitch at an MLB game.


Spurs clinch playoff spot

Aaron Baynes scored a team-high 18 points as the Spurs defeated the Magic 103-91 to clinch a playoff spot.

SportsCenter Clips

Gruden's QB Camp: Jameis Winston (2:04)


Happy Birthday, ESPN.com!

Keith Olbermann celebrates not only the 20th anniversary of ESPN.com, but also the 21st anniversary of its forgotten predecessor, ESPNET on Prodigy (updated weekly!).

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7hBuster Olney

My 2015 fantasy sleepers are ...

Buster Olney lays out 12 players he'd reach for in upcoming fantasy drafts based on things he has seen or heard this spring, plus other MLB notes.


Best teams headed into regular season

Buster Olney explains why the Padres, Athletics and Pirates look to be among the best teams headed into the regular season after having tremendous spring trainings.


Tournament Challenge

How's your bracket? Check yours against those of the president, celebs and all your friends. Someone will take home $20,000. Will it be you?

Have You Seen?

Pacquiao's trainer warns Mayweather (0:09)



Marshall to stay with Shockers
Men's College Basketball 

Wichita State and Gregg Marshall have reached an agreement on a deal that will keep him at the school, a source told ESPN's Rece Davis.

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Men's College Basketball 

Final: Pelicans 113, Lakers 92

Six New Orleans players were in double figures, led by Anthony Davis' 20-point, 7-rebound, 6-assist effort. The Lakers have sole possession of the 4th-worst record in the league, while the Pelicans move just 1.5 games behind the Thunder for the 8th seed. Box score


Final: Clippers 126, Trail Blazers 122

The Clippers were down by as many as 19 points in the game, but Los Angeles engineered an incredible comeback behind Chris Paul's 41-point, 5-rebound, 17-assist and 1-turnover performance. The Clippers remain 1.5 games behind the 2-seed. Box score


Ravens owner talks domestic violence

"I think that we were pretty stupid not to recognize domestic violence as a category by itself," Steve Bisciotti said in a conference call with about 5,000 season-ticket holders. "No other infractions -- failed drug tests, bar fights or DUIs -- nothing to me should rise to that level. "

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

The Clippers must be practicing rebounding DeAndre Jordan's missed free throws. They've successfully tipped out the last 2.

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Tonight's Clippers game feels a lot like last night's except they've reversed roles to the road team coming from behind.

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Don't look now but it's Blazers 98, Clippers 97 with 7:06 left in the game. It looked like the Clippers were ready to wave white flag early.

Bengals tongue-in-cheek jab at rivals

As part of an April Fools' Day prank to troll their rival Browns, the Bengals joked that they would have a new look in an indirect reference to the Browns' slight uniform tweak that was two years in the making in February.

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Blazers trying to push back Clippers

Two things went poorly for Portland in the third quarter: it was the first quarter they did not score 30+ points and it was the first quarter they lost. Also, Chris Kaman shoved Chris Paul in the back resulting in a flagrant foul. The Blazers lead by 7 heading into the final frame. Follow live

J.A. Adande @jadande

The only damage done in that Kaman-shove-CP3-barking-Aldridge-shoving-Big-Baby sequence was a courtside fan spilled beer on guy next to him

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Flagrant one on Chris Kaman is the only penalty they announced. Can't believe there weren't any technicals handed out.

Things not so rosy in Portland

After being stripped by Chris Paul on an offensive rebound, Chris Kama shoved Paul out of bounds and into the photographers area. CP3 went looking for Kaman but any confrontation was quickly dispersed as Kaman was hit with a flagrant 1 foul. Follow live

Half: Pelicans 60, Lakers 49

New Orleans outscored the Lakers 31-18 in the second quarter to turn a two-point deficit into a double-digit lead. Tyreke Evans leads the Pelicans with 12 points. Follow live

Olynyk views pain through lens of win

Kelly Olynyk, who took an elbow to an eye in the shootaround, said he is not worried about playing through pain. "None of that matters when you get the W. As for seeing? I can see three-quarters, maybe?"


Celtics keep an eye on the playoffs

Before the game, Celtics coach Brad Stevens thought Olynyk would have to sit out after taking an elbow to the eye from teammate Shavlik Randolph while playing 1-on-1. But Olynyk scored 19 points off the bench, Evan Turner had his third career triple-double, and the Celtics defeated the Pacers 100-87.


Clippers clawing back in Portland

Nine straight points for the Clippers made it a five-point game, but then Nic Batum drilled his fifth 3-pointer to put an end to the run. Follow live

Lopez dispenses with Knicks in clutch

Brook Lopez's follow shot with 2 seconds left gave the Nets their fifth straight victory and a share of seventh place in the Eastern Conference, as they beat the Knicks 100-98. Andrea Bargnani scored 22 points for the Knicks, who lost their eighth straight.


Final: Jazz 98, Nuggets 84

Rudy Gobert shut down Denver's offense and dominated their defense, tallying 20 points and 12 rebounds in a game the Jazz blew open in the second quarter. Derrick Favors added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. Box score


Winston: I've learned from my mistakes

"I haven't changed at all. I've grown," Jameis Winston told SportsCenter. "I've grown into the person I am now, the young man that I am now. And my actions have to speak [to that]. ... At the end of the day, all my mistakes make me a better person. I get to learn from that."