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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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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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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.

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Fire breaks out on pit road at Richmond (0:51)


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Teen to call play in Arkansas spring game

When 14-year-old Arkansas fan Dallas Walker found out he couldn't play football because of a neurological disorder, he decided he wanted to be a coach. Bret Bielema heard Walker's story and invited the teen to help out the Razorbacks this week. Walker lives out dream

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Bruce Jenner: 'I am a woman'
Olympic Sports 

Bruce Jenner told ABC's Diane Sawyer on Friday: "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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Olympic Sports 

Heat bothered by NBA clinic in Cuba

Commissioner Adam Silver said it was a mistake not to first consult the Heat regarding the clinic: "[T]hey were miffed. ... Our bad. We made a mistake. ... A rookie error on my part." There's sensitivity involving Cuba in South Florida, which has a large Cuban population.

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Southampton take a 1-0 lead against Tottenham, and it's Pelle on the scoresheet. Calamitous defending allows the Italian to poke home.

Spurs go up 2-1 on Clippers

The Spurs handed the Clippers their worst playoff loss ever Friday. Why was Game 3 important? Under coach Gregg Popovich, the Spurs have won 84% of their playoff series when leading 2-1. The Clippers, meanwhile, have never come back from a 2-1 series deficit in franchise history.

Rangers advance with minimal offense

The Rangers are just the 3rd team in NHL history to score 2 or fewer goals in each of their 4 wins of a playoff series. The Maple Leafs did so twice: In the 1999 first round against the Flyers, and the 1945 Stanley Cup finals against the Red Wings.


Anthony Rendon plays rehab game

The Nationals 3B has been rehabbing a sprained MCL the past six weeks and started a minor league assignment Friday: "It's been rough staying out of it." Rendon will play 7 innings today and could rejoin the Nats within the week.

Colts owner: Not Super Bowl or bust

Chuck Pagano is in the final year of a four-year deal but Jim Irsay gave the coach a vote of confidence Friday, saying there's been contract talks behind the scenes: "We were proud of our [2014] season and I really feel positive about Chuck and what he's done for us."

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Leonard, Spurs slam Clippers

Newly-crowned Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard showed off his skills on offense in the Spurs' 27-point Game 3 win over the Clippers. He scored a career-high 32 points, none more impressive than this must-see slam.


Harden cooks, Rockets soar

James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points in the Rockets' Game 3 win over the Mavericks. The teams combined for 258 points, the highest-scoring regulation playoff game in 20 years.


Howard joins Rockets royalty

Dwight Howard pulled down 26 rebounds in Houston's Game 3 win, matching a pair of Hall of Famers in the Rockets' record book.


Bruce Jenner: 'I am a woman'

The 1976 Olympic gold medalist told ABC's Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman." Story


Christina Kahrl on Bruce Jenner

"This is where the power of sports, the fame it creates and the shared experience between athlete and audience, can provide us the opportunity to open hearts and minds to the idea that Bruce Jenner, hero of the 1976 Olympics, is still much the same person we can admire for a new and different reason." Column

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Angels, Rangers close to Hamilton trade

The Rangers are closing in on reacquiring OF Josh Hamilton via trade, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Hamilton, currently on the DL, had a drug and alcohol relapse this offseason and his lack of punishment by MLB angered the Angels. Deal done soon?

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Leah Still to toss coin at spring game
College Football 

Camden native Devon Still and his four-year-old daughter will flip the coin at Temple's spring football game this Saturday. The Bengals DL, whose daughter's cancer is in remission, frequently worked out at the Temple Complex while Leah was in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (via Philly.com)

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College Football 

Saturday's spring game action
College Football 

Anxious for some college football before September? Never fear. Some big-name programs are holding their spring games Saturday.

College Football 

Rangers send Penguins packing

The Rangers beat the Penguins 2-1, the 4th time in the series they won by that exact score. The Penguins go home, while the Rangers could be Stanley Cup bound. "They're the best team in the East," said ESPN's Barry Melrose.


Senators put pressure on Habs

The Senators got a 5-1 win in Game 5, extending the series again after losing the first 3 games. Former Senator Daniel Alfredsson said: "No matter how much they're backed into a corner, it seems like they still believe." No quit in Sens

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Wild get one step closer

The Wild have won just 3 playoff series in franchise history, but they're 1 win away from adding another one after a 4-1 win over the Blues. Finish it off Sunday?

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Pierce: 'That's why I'm here'

Paul Pierce made a clutch 3-pointer with 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter, leading the Wizards to a win over the Raptors in Game 3. Washington now leads the series 3-0.


Potential record number of sweeps

Five series in this year's NBA playoffs have already reached a 3-0 margin, with 2 more at 2-0. Since the NBA went to a best-of-7 format in the first round, there have never been more than 3 first-round sweeps. The Bulls and Warriors look to finish off their series on Saturday.


Ice Cube disses Clippers

The star of "Friday" said on SportsNation: "I'm not opposed to the Clippers, but they just need to get the hell outta L.A." We can't imagine he feels much better about them after Friday's blowout loss.