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  • Wizards come from behind again to shock Bulls in OT

    CSN Washington "Everything went wrong for the Wizards in Game 2 -- blew a 17-point lead, missed 11 of 16 foul shots in the third and fourth quarters, trailed by 10 with seven minutes left in regulation, missed a chance to win it on the final shot and had three starters with five fouls -- but when this overtime..." April 23

  • Raptors bounce back in Game 2, tie playoff series with Brooklyn

    Toronto Star "They talked of tweaks and adjustments, changes both subtle and substantial, but there was one thing the Raptors did on Tuesday night that was more important than anything else. They played better. DeMar DeRozan made a series of big shots and free throws in the final 2 1/2 minutes as part of..." April 23

  • Pacers shut down Hawks 101-85

    Indy Cornrows "The Pacers pieced together a tremendous second half as Paul George scores 27 and Luis Scola scores 20 to help tie the series with Atlanta at 1-1. The Indiana Pacers finally pieced together a huge second half burst, finally showing up for the 2014 NBA Playoffs with a 31-6 run late in the third..." April 23

  • Knicks owner James Dolan tries to stop Phil Jackson's staff firings: source

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson's formidable task of rebuilding the Knicks and establishing a professional, winning culture at Madison Square Garden has already hit a familiar roadblock: James Dolan. Just one month into his role as Knicks president, Jackson has already clashed with Dolan, the chairman of Madison..." April 23

  • Pacers fight each other on eve of playoffs, finally take swing at Hawks in Game 2

    Yahoo! Sports "On the eve of this Eastern Conference series, the wobbling No. 1 seed punctuated its final playoff preparations in a most self-destructive way: Two Indiana Pacers dragged a cursing, cut Evan Turner out of the Bankers Life Fieldhouse court, untangling him from a practice-floor fistfight with..." April 23

  • Padres Headley hits winning HR in 2-1 victory over Brewers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "On and on the pitches hummed here Tuesday night, the bats dragging behind nearly every plate appearance of the way. It was a sensation familiar to the Padres and a bit more foreign to the Brewers, who came in with the National League’s premier record. More than once, the landscape threatened to..." April 23

  • Ruiz's hustle pays off in Phillies' 10-inning win over Dodgers

    CSN Philly "Carlos Ruiz smiled and thought back to his minor league days. “They always told you, ‘Run hard every time. You never know,’” Ruiz said late Tuesday night. Just a few minutes earlier, Ruiz popped a ball up to left field with one out in the 10th inning of a tie game. He was so frustrated by..." April 23

  • Mike Olt's 3-run homer in 5th lift Cubs to 9-2 victory over Diamondbacks

    Chicago Tribune "The only memento that will be missing from Wednesday's celebration is a World Series banner from the past 100 seasons at Wrigley Field. "I don't think I need that kind of reminder," Cubs President Theo Epstein said Tuesday night. "That's not what I'm going to think about.'' The Cubs provided..." April 23

  • McHugh dominates Mariners in Astros second consecutive win

    Houston Chronicle "Collin McHugh knew he was going to the majors, but until late Monday night, he wasn’t positive what his role would be. He stayed off social media, so he didn’t find out until he ran into pitching coach Brent Strom at the team hotel in Seattle. “He was like, ‘Yeah, you’re starting, and I was..." April 23

  • Redemption song for Rangers as goats become heroes in 5-4 win over Oakland

    Dallas Morning News "Having lost two leads earlier in the game, lost two players to injuries and seemingly lost the tying run on a blown squeeze bunt, the Rangers still managed to score twice after they were down to their last strike on Tuesday to steal a 5-4 win from AL West rival Oakland. No. 9 hitter Josh..." April 23

  • Vernon Davis: 49ers 'must' win a Super Bowl "Do you know why people play the game? Hello. I'll tell you. They play to win the game. So it's no real surprise that 49ers tight end Vernon Davis told NBC Sports Network's Pro Football Talk, in an interview that will air on Tuesday, that the 49ers want to win a Super Bowl. Nay ... must win a..." April 23

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Colts have easiest schedule (opponents a combined 110-146). Last 2 teams with “easiest” sked, 2012 Pats and 2013 Broncos, reached Conf Champ

  • NFL announces 30 players will attend the draft

    Pro Football Talk "More players than ever before will attend this year’s NFL draft. The league announced today that 30 prospects have confirmed they will attend, the most ever. That includes four quarterbacks — Blake Bortles (Central Florida), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) and..." April 23

  • Geno Smith has no doubt he’ll be Jets starter over Vick

    New York Post "There is no question in Geno Smith’s mind who the Jets starting quarterback will be. The second-year signal caller said Monday he expects to beat Michael Vick out in the team’s latest edition of a quarterback competition. Smith simply said, “Yes,” when asked if he still expects to be the team’s..." April 23

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    Gil Brandt @Gil_Brandt

    .@PittCritic Good chance #Texans move down. Trade similar to Giants-Chargers trade, preaarnged to take Clowney for some other team.

  • Pacioretty & Co. put brooms to Bolts

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: The Canadiens are on to the second round of the playoffs after Max Pacioretty scored a power-play goal with 42.6 seconds remaining in regulation time to give the Canadiens a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Pacioretty’s first goal of the playoffs..." April 23

  • Bruins shutout Red Wings in Detroit, 3-0

    CSN New England "The Bruins have always valued Game 3 highly in best-of-seven playoff series since Claude Julien took over coaching duties seven years ago. Boston improved to 14-1 in Game 3’s under Julien with a 3-0 airtight victory over the Detroit Red Wings, and seized control of their best-of-seven..." April 23

  • Rangers' Daniel Carcillo scores crucial insurance goal, taunts Flyers fans in Game 3 win

    New York Daily News "Perfect games don’t exist in playoff hockey, and the Rangers didn’t win this year by playing flawlessly. They won by shaking off their mistakes and having short memories, which is exactly how they earned Tuesday night’s 4-1 Game 3 win over the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center to take a 2-1 series..." April 23

  • Bettman: Salary cap now estimated in $69 million-$70 million range "The Stanley Cup playoffs have only just begun but it's never too early to look forward to next season, particularly for those teams who are already done and can do nothing but figure out how to get better. Essential to the offseason planning is knowing what the salary cap will be next season so..." April 23

  • Alfredsson out, Andersson in for Wings in Game 3

    Fox Sports Detroit "There will be one change in the Red Wings' lineup Tuesday night, when they face the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series at Joe Louis Arena. Forward Daniel Alfredsson has been scratched because of a nagging back issue, leaving the door open for Joakim Andersson, who'll..." April 22

  • Wake losing likely D-line starter to transfer

    College Football Talk "Yep, another transfer. While this one’s not yet officially official, West Virginia radio personality Dave Weekley tweeted Tuesday afternoon that defensive lineman James Looney has decided to leave Wake Forest. is reporting the same, although it’s behind the dreaded paywall..." April 23

  • LaTech QB Scotty Young puts an end to playing career

    College Football Talk "On Louisiana Tech’s post-spring depth chart, Scotty Young was listed as the No. 2 quarterback behind starter Ryan Higgins. Less than two weeks later, the Bulldogs will officially have a new backup quarterback when summer camp commences in August. In a surprising press release sent out Tuesday..." April 23

  • New Louisville football assistants get salary bump

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Louisville football's new coaching staff will make more salary per year than the previous staff. The assistant coaches on new head coach Bobby Petrino's staff will make a combined $3.2 million in salary, according to copies of their contracts obtained through a public records request by The..." April 23

  • Jim Tressel named finalist for University of Akron presidency

    Fox Sports Ohio "Former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel is one step closer to becoming a university president. Tressel is one of three finalists for the University of Akron's presidency, according to multiple reports. He was originally among 19 men and women being considered for the position, which sitting..." April 22

  • Texas coach Charlie Strong: 'We will not be in the national championship game'

    Fox Sports "There's been more talk out of Austin, Texas, recently than Charlie Strong would probably like. Over the weekend, linebacker Steve Edmond stirred things up by issuing some words for Baylor. Edmond sat out of Texas' spring game, but he made time to criticize the Big 12 champs by saying 'Baylor..." April 22

  • John Egbunu granted his release from USF's basketball team

    Tampa Bay Times "USF 6-foot-10 center John Egbunu, who set a school freshman rebounding record and made the American Athletic Conference's All-Rookie team, has been granted his release. The cornerstone of a nationally-lauded 2013 signing class, Egbunu becomes the fifth scholarship player to exit since coach..." April 23

  • Former Marquette commit Marial Shayok picks Virginia

    College Basketball Talk "Maria Shayok, a three-star small forward in the Class of 2014, has committed to Virginia. This news came according to Evan Daniels of, who tweeted the commitment on Tuesday night. “Happy to announce I’ve committed to the University of Virginia!” Shayok tweeted. Shayok, the..." April 23

  • Missouri considering UTEP's Floyd "UTEP's Tim Floyd has emerged as a strong candidate for the Missouri opening, a source close to the situation told ESPN. Floyd, 60, has spent the past four seasons with the Miners and has a team that is expected to compete for the Conference USA title next season. Floyd also spent four seasons..." April 23

  • D’Antoni courtship over, Marshall search changes course

    Charleston Dailymail "Mike Hamrick put the full-court press on Mike D’Antoni. The ultimate press breaker: A multi-year, multi-million dollar contract. Hamrick, who is in his sixth year as Marshall’s athletic director, courted D’Antoni, the Los Angeles Lakers head coach, from the moment Tom Herrion resigned as..." April 23

  • Baylor center Isaiah Austin enters NBA draft

    Dallas Morning News "Isaiah Austin, Baylor’s 7-foot center and perennial shot blocker, announced that he is entering the 2014 NBA draft earlier this afternoon. The decision comes exactly a week later after Austin took to Twitter to dispel rumors that he had made his decision to enter the draft. Whenever Austin..." April 22

  • David Moyes says United job was 'immense' as he thanks everyone BUT the players

    Daily Mail "David Moyes has spoken for the first time since his sacking by Manchester United. In a statement issued by the League Managers Association on behalf of Moyes, he spoke of the 'immense' scale of the job he faced at Manchester United. Moyes thanked the fans, the club's staff and Sir Alex..." April 23

  • Mourinho: Cech and Terry's Premier League season over

    ESPN UK "Jose Mourinho has confirmed Petr Cech and John Terry will miss the rest of the Premier League season after they both suffered injury in Chelsea's Champions League semi-final first leg draw at Atletico Madrid. Cech dislocated his shoulder while captain Terry suffered a foot injury at Estadio..." April 23

  • Barcelona’s transfer ban suspended by FIFA, should allow club to make summer moves

    Pro Soccer Talk "The “complexity” of the improper conduct case involving Barcelona will likely allow the Spanish giant to conduct transfer business this summer, as its 14-month transfer ban has been suspended by FIFA during the club’s appeal. FIFA expects the investigation to take longer than July 1, which..." April 23

  • Chelsea's Ashley Cole a transfer target Real Madrid on £3.5m one-year deal

    Daily Mirror "Real Madrid have made a move to sign Ashley Cole. The Chelsea veteran is a free agent at the end of the season and the Spanish club are ready to give him a one-year deal worth £3.5million. He is aware of the interest, and his representatives are free to discuss terms and sign pre-contracts..." April 23

  • Jose Mourinho threatens to play Chelsea's kids at Liverpool

    Daily Mail "Jose Mourinho is prepared to hand the Barclays Premier League title to Liverpool on Sunday by playing a second-string side to save Chelsea’s Champions League dream. With Petr Cech out for the season and John Terry set to miss next week’s second leg after being injured in Tuesday night’s 0-0..." April 23