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Clippers lagging behind Blazers

One day after falling to another West rival, the Clippers find themselves trailing in Portland.

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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.

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1hDarren 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."

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Harden's 51 boost MVP bid in win over Kings

James Harden strengthened his case for the MVP award with a career-high 51 points, and the Rockets squandered a huge early lead but held on for a 115-111 win over the Kings on Wednesday night.

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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!).

SportsCenter Clips

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

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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.

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5hJason Sobel

Changing times could be for the better

Even with all the challenges currently facing golf, could it be possible that the game might be embarking on another golden age?

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6hBuster 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.

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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.

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Pacquiao's trainer warns Mayweather (0:09)

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10h

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?

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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
NBA 

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?"

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Celtics keep an eye on the playoffs
NBA 

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.

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NBA 

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
NBA 

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.

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NBA 

Final: Jazz 98, Nuggets 84
NBA 

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

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NBA 

Winston: I've learned from my mistakes
NFL 

"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."

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Bucks down Bulls to snap skid
NBA 

Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points and 10 rebounds in the Bucks' 95-91 victory over the Bulls, ending a nine-game home losing streak in the series. Chicago fell into a tie with the Raptors for third in the East.

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Zimmerman dunks over defender

Syracuse commit Malachi Richardson set up Stephen Zimmerman from Bishop Gorman High School for this powerful one-handed slam in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game.

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End of 1Q: Lakers 31, Pelicans 29

The Lakers shot 63 percent (12-for-19) to the Pelicans' 60 percent (12-for-20) through a seesaw battle in the first quarter with only two combined turnovers. Jordan Clarkson scored 11 points and Tarik Black added 10 to lead the Lakers, while seven Pelicans scored in L.A.

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

DeMarcus Cousins led Kings (or tied team lead) in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, turnovers, fouls, FGA, & FTA in loss at Houston

Half: Blazers 68, Clippers 55

Nicolas Batum and LaMarcus Aldridge have combined for 35 points in the first half as both teams are over 50% from the field and 50% from deep. Chris Paul leads the Clippers with 16 points and already has 10 assists for the night. Follow live

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Mavs overcome Westbrook, Thunder
NBA 

Russell Westbrook's 10th triple-double of the season wasn't enough for the Thunder as they fell in a shootout, 135-131. Oklahoma City still holds a two-game lead for the final playoff spot in the West.

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Stone puts the high in high school
Men Basketball Recruiting 

Maryland commit Diamond Stone skied for a sweet last-second slam with an assist from Kentucky commit Isaiah Briscoe in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game.

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Men Basketball Recruiting 

Missed free throws haunt Harden
NBA 

James Harden scored a career-high 51 points in the Rockets' 115-111 win over the Kings, but he could (should?) have poured in 53 if only he had made two free throws to ice the game. "Whew, man, those two free throws are still in my head," Harden said postgame.

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Balanced attack leads Raptors
NBA 

Seven Raptors scored in double figures, led by Lou Williams' 18, en route to 113-99 win over the Timberwolves. Toronto's victory, combined with Chicago's loss in Milwaukee, puts the Raptors in a tie with the Bulls for third in the East.

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Utah up by double digits

The Jazz are holding the Nuggets to just 32 percent shooting and Rudy Gobert already has a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds at the start of the fourth quarter. Follow live

Things escalating quickly in Portland

It's only midway through the second quarter and things are starting to get out of hand. The only Blazer yet to score that's played is C.J. McCollum. But it seems like it won't be long as Portland is already up by 19 points. Follow live

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Blazers shooting an effective 70 percent from the field midway through the second quarter.

Noel erases Wall's razzle-dazzle

Nerlens Noel is unimpressed by basketball prestidigitation and wiped clean this nifty dribble move and pass by John Wall.

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