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Durant's 42 help OKC secure second seed

Durant's 42 help OKC secure second seed

ESPN.com Updated 26 minutes ago
Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference, rallying from 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-111 Wednesday night.
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  • Safe call at first stands after Indians challenge

    Safe call at first stands after Indians challenge

    MLB.com 1 hour ago
    With the Tigers trailing the Indians 3-1 in the bottom of the eighth on Wednesday night at Comerica Park, Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler laid down a bunt and was called safe on a bang-bang play at first. After Indians manager Terry Francona's challe…
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  • Potential No. 1 pick Clowney visits with Lions

    Potential No. 1 pick Clowney visits with Lions

    The Detroit Lions announced Wednesday they hosted South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney for an official visit at the team's facilities, perhaps an indication the club's interest in trading up is indeed real.
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  • Puck Daddy’s 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff staff prognostications: W…

    Puck Daddy’s 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff staff prognostications: Who wins?

    yahoo.com 6 hours ago
    Happy Hockey Christmas every! The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Wednesday night, so tell your family you’ll catch up with them sometime in June. As a reminder, here are the first-round battles: EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings Tampa B…
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  • Patrice Bergeron says Olympics helped his game as Bruins head i…

    Patrice Bergeron says Olympics helped his game as Bruins head into playoffs vs. Red Wings

    WILMINGTON, Mass. - For Boston Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron, the 2014 Olympics were about more than winning a second gold medal with Canada. The Sochi Games were a confidence boost that he harnessed when he returned to perhaps the best of h...
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  • The 10 Funniest GIFs From The NBA Season

    The 10 Funniest GIFs From The NBA Season

    dimemag.com 9 hours ago
    For better or for worse, technology appears to be evolving at the speed of light. One of the many positives of this rapid change is the ability to be entertained from multiple areas, including the .gif, compressed image files. While there were so many t…
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  • Four most likely sweeps in the first round

    Four most likely sweeps in the first round

    thehockeynews.com 13 hours ago
    As I posted on Twitter Monday, I’m picking two series sweeps in Round 1. But there’s a chance two more go the minimum. Eastern Conference Playoff Predictions…Round 1: BOS in 5, MTL in 6, PIT in 4, NYR in 7. Round 2: MTL in 6, NYR in 6. Round 3: NYR in 5…
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  • Golden Tate thinks he’ll be a “more explosive” Lance Moore in J…

    Golden Tate thinks he’ll be a “more explosive” Lance Moore in Joe Lombardi’s offense

    profootballtalk.com 14 hours ago
    Wide receiver Golden Tate hasn’t played a game as a member of the Lions yet, but a couple of weeks of offseason work has led him to think that their offense will prove to be an excellent fit for his skills. Tate said that he has been watching film of th…
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  • Lions intend to split the running back role between Bush and Be…

    Lions intend to split the running back role between Bush and Bell

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    The Lions have a pair of potent tailbacks. And they plan to use both of them. Perhaps equally. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Tuesday that Reggie Bush and Joique Bell will share the load. “[T…
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  • Lions looking for 'high motor' guys, closers in draft

    Lions looking for 'high motor' guys, closers in draft

    detnews.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    While team officials have given few details of what characteristics they're looking for in this year's class, White said the team is looking for closers.
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  • NHL playoff preview capsules of 8 opening-round series, startin…

    NHL playoff preview capsules of 8 opening-round series, starting Wednesday

    NHL.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    A capsule look at the first round of the NHL playoffs: ___ EASTERN CONFERENCE BOSTON (54-19-9) vs DETROIT (39-28-15) SEASON SERIES: Detroit won 3-1. Early in their last meeting on April 2 at Joe Louis Area, the Red Wings didn't look ...
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  • Previews: Bruins-Wings

    Previews: Bruins-Wings

    CNNSI.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    Sports Illustrated's Brian Cazeneuve previews the playoff match-up between the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings.
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  • Indians activate OF Bourn, demote Morgan

    Indians activate OF Bourn, demote Morgan

    ESPN.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    The Indians activated outfielder Michael Bourn from the disabled list before their scheduled game with the Tigers was postponed by inclement weather.
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  • Fan takes XBox One from kid, but classy Red Wings make it right

    Fan takes XBox One from kid, but classy Red Wings make it right

    thehockeynews.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    Detroit’s last home game of the regular season, a 2-1 loss to Carolina, was also Fan Appreciation Night at Joe Louis Arena. As is customary at these events, prizes were distributed throughout the evening. And out of that comes this story about Mia Weinb…
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  • Coming soon to an NHL team near you: This man

    Coming soon to an NHL team near you: This man

    thehockeynews.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    Jeff Blashill and Jon Cooper are really close friends and it will only be a matter of time before they’re both living out their dreams as NHL coaches. You know all about Cooper now that he’s working his magic with the Tampa Bay Lightning. And sooner or …
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  • Rodgers, Stafford, Brady among world’s highest-paid athletes

    Rodgers, Stafford, Brady among world’s highest-paid athletes

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady were the three highest-paid players on American sports teams in the last year. That’s the word from ESPN’s survey of worldwide sports salaries, whic…
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  • Weather causes Indians-Tigers game to be postponed

    Weather causes Indians-Tigers game to be postponed

    MLB.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    Tuesday's scheduled game between the Indians and Tigers at Comerica Park has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be rescheduled at a later date, but not during the current series, which is now scheduled to begin on Wednesday.
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  • Lions need to find a kicker

    Lions need to find a kicker

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    The Lions aren’t accustomed to needing to search for a kicker. From 1980 to 1991 they had Eddie Murray, and from 1992 to 2012 they had Jason Hanson, giving them more than three decades of stability at the position. But David Akers won’t be back after on…
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  • Skidding Blues counting on shaky goalie Miller

    Skidding Blues counting on shaky goalie Miller

    CNNSI.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Exactly as advertised, Ryan Miller came to the St. Louis Blues and the goals-against number went down.
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  • QB gurus? Training specialists? Tom Lewand defends Lions' coach…

    QB gurus? Training specialists? Tom Lewand defends Lions' coaches

    Lions president Tom Lewand said something during a Town Hall session with season-ticket holders Monday night that may or may not have been an indirect shot at defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
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  • Video - Indians Hold Off Tigers 00:33

    Indians Hold Off Tigers

    Apr 16
    Yan Gomes' triple helped the Indians top the Tigers 3-2.
  • Video - Thunder Lock Down Second Seed In West 01:24

    Thunder Lock Down Second Seed In West

    Apr 16
    Kevin Durant scored 42 points to help the Thunder beat the Pistons 112-111 and secure the second seed in the Western Conference.
  • Video - Roster Reset: Detroit Lions 04:41

    Roster Reset: Detroit Lions

    Apr 16
    For the second year in a row, the Detroit Lions missed out on the playoffs. Will their offseason moves be enough to make an impact on the 2014 season? The "NFL Total Access" crew do a roster reset on the Detroit Lions.
  • Video - SportsCenter's Inside The NHL 11:55

    SportsCenter's Inside The NHL

    Apr 16
    Steve Levy and Barry Melrose preview the Stanley Cup playoffs with the players to watch and the goalies that can steal a series in the first round.

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  • Bucks announce sale of team, won't move

    Apr 16
    Longtime Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl announced Wednesday that he has reached an agreement to sell the team to hedge-fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry. The deal is valued at $550 million, according to sources familiar with the transaction…
  • Daily Dime: Clippers head to playoffs with questions

    Apr 15
    The Clippers head to the playoffs looking for winning combos
  • Don Banks: Examining the Jadeveon Clowney fallout; more notes ahead of the…

    Apr 15
    As mid-April arrives, and we start to really feel the drag of those two extra weeks added to draft season, here are five current stories in the NFL I just don't get ...
  • ‘You’ve Got to Take One’

    Apr 15
    RENTON, Wash. — Mike Holmgren has been where so many coaches and team architects are, 23 mornings before the 2014 NFL Draft. He has been wondering where his starting quarterback would come from. So it seemed logical to ask him Monday: Approaching a draf…