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2013 NBA playoffs: James Harden, Houston Rockets roll in Game 5

2013 NBA playoffs: James Harden, Houston Rockets roll in Game 5

ESPN.com nba.com CNNSI.com Updated May 1, 2013
James Harden and the Rockets have stolen momentum away from the Thunder, writes Marc Stein.
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  • Astros report: Lyles to face Tigers in return to majors

    Astros report: Lyles to face Tigers in return to majors

    chron.com ESPN.com May 1, 2013
    The Astros believe Jordan Lyles has top-of-the-rotation stuff. Now the inconsistent righthander just has to prove it. Lyles, 22, has received another chance to stick in the majors and will be called up Thursday from Class AAA Oklahoma City. He’ll start
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  • Astros end road trip with sour taste as Yankees take series fin…

    Astros end road trip with sour taste as Yankees take series finale

    chron.com May 1, 2013
    NEW YORK — After winning a series-opener against the Yankees, the Astros dropped the final two games and finished 1-6 on their seven-game road trip. New York downed the Astros 5-4 Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, taking the series 2-1. Big bat: Astros catch
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  • Wise move on bases leads Yanks to victory

    Wise move on bases leads Yanks to victory

    MLB.com May 1, 2013
    Lyle Overbay's smart baserunning on a double-play ball gave the Yankees the lead, and they held on to make it stand up as the difference in a 5-4 victory over the Astros on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
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  • Thunder fans sign ‘get well soon’ card for injured Russell West…

    Thunder fans sign ‘get well soon’ card for injured Russell Westbrook before Game 5 vs. Rockets

    yahoo.com dimemag.com May 1, 2013
    The Oklahoma City Thunder return home Wednesday night with a chance to finish off the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of their best-of-seven first-round playoff series. When they take the court at Chesapeake Energy Arena, though, they'll do so without startin…
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  • For Playoffs, Seven Isn’t Necessarily the Best Number

    For Playoffs, Seven Isn’t Necessarily the Best Number

    nytimes.com May 1, 2013
    The N.B.A.'s best-of-seven format for the first round of the playoffs guarantees more basketball, but is that necessarily a good thing?
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  • McShay on best, most disappointing picks

    McShay on best, most disappointing picks

    ESPN.com May 1, 2013
    A late look at Todd McShay’s thinking on the best and most questionable draft pick of each team in the AFC South. Houston Texans Best: Safety D.J. Swearinger, 57th overall Most questionable: Receiver DeAndre Hopkins, 27th overall: My thoughts: McShay sa
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  • RTC: Projecting the Texans' roster

    RTC: Projecting the Texans' roster

    ESPN.com May 1, 2013
    Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans Links to stories on all the Texans draft picks from during their college careers, compiled by Patrick Starr of State of the Texans. Projecting the initial 53-man roster of the 2013 Houston Texans, with Starr. A cl…
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  • Video - Teams that improved the most through the draft 02:59

    Teams that improved the most through the draft

    May 1
    The "Path to the Draft" crew analyzes the teams that improved the most through the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Thunder in trouble 05:43

    Thunder in trouble

    May 1
    David Thorpe says the Thunder's post-Westbrook offense is so awful and predictably Kevin Durant-centric that he is not even sure they'll beat the Rockets, despite being up 3-1.
  • Video - Harden Fuels Rockets In Game 5 Win 01:30

    Harden Fuels Rockets In Game 5 Win

    May 1
    James Harden scored 31 points and was 7-for-9 from downtown as he guided the Rockets to a 107-100 win over the Thunder.
  • Video - Yankees Edge Astros 00:34

    Yankees Edge Astros

    May 1
    Robinson Cano homered and Eduardo Nunez scored the go-ahead run in the Yankees' 5-4 win against the Astros.

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  • 2013 NBA playoffs: James Harden, Houston Rockets roll in Game 5

    May 1
    James Harden and the Rockets have stolen momentum away from the Thunder, writes Marc Stein.
  • Don Banks: Eagles QB situation, Anquan Boldin trade headline NFL offseason…

    May 1
    The bulk of free agency is finished and the 2013 draft is in the books, meaning NFL teams are set, for the most part, on the personnel front. The usual doses of spring practice and preparation remain between now and the start of training camp for the 20…