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Clippers' Billups, Butler to start vs. Blazers

Clippers' Billups, Butler to start vs. Blazers

ESPN.com Updated Apr 16, 2013
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups practiced Monday and is expected to start Tuesday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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  • Kemp to donate $15K via Robinson Foundation

    Kemp to donate $15K via Robinson Foundation

    MLB.com Apr 16, 2013
    Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is planning on turning his love and respect for Jackie Robinson into at least a $15,000 a year college scholarship to a minority student in need, designated by the foundation established in the Hall of Famer's name.
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  • Season Finale Preview: Rockets vs. Lakers

    Season Finale Preview: Rockets vs. Lakers

    purpleandgoldblog.com Apr 16, 2013
    Like a Hollywood script, the Lakers' (44-37) playoff hope rests in the final game of the season. But the drama isn't theirs alone. Utah is in Memphis fighting to make the playoffs if they beat the Grizzlies, who are trying to clinch home court advantage…
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  • Season Finale Preview: Rockets vs. Lakers

    Season Finale Preview: Rockets vs. Lakers

    Like a Hollywood script, the Lakers' (44-37) playoff hope rests in the final game of the season. But the drama isn't theirs alone. Utah is in Memphis fighting to make the playoffs if they beat the Grizzlies, who are trying to clinch home court advantage…
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  • Season Finale Preview: Rockets vs. Lakers

    Season Finale Preview: Rockets vs. Lakers

    purpleandgoldblog.com Apr 16, 2013
    Like a Hollywood script, the Lakers' (44-37) playoff hope rests in the final game of the season. But the drama isn't theirs alone. Utah is in Memphis fighting to make the playoffs if they beat the Grizzlies, who are trying to clinch home court advantage…
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  • The Best Way To Preview The NBA Playoffs: Lyrics From 2 Chainz

    The Best Way To Preview The NBA Playoffs: Lyrics From 2 Chainz

    dimemag.com Apr 16, 2013
    With the playoffs starting this weekend, we look to the only person whose opinion matters about each team’s playoff outlook: 2 Chainz. From the top-seeded Heat to the limping Lakers (sorry, Utah fans), we used the Tity Boi scriptures to find out how all
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  • Collins honored to wear Robinson's No. 42

    Collins honored to wear Robinson's No. 42

    MLB.com yahoo.com Apr 16, 2013
    Mets manager Terry Collins, who spent years as an instructor in the Dodgers organization, said even that dramatic retelling in "42" could not quite depict the horrors of everyday life for Jackie Robinson.
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  • The 10 Biggest X-Factors In The 2013 NBA Playoffs

    The 10 Biggest X-Factors In The 2013 NBA Playoffs

    dimemag.com Apr 16, 2013
    In preparation for the start of this weekend’s NBA Playoffs, we thought that would be interesting to take a look at this postseason’s x-factors. While it is more conventional to say that Player X is the x-factor for their franchise entering the playof
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  • The Juice: Washington Nationals’ ‘Zimmermen’ put hurt on Marlin…

    The Juice: Washington Nationals’ ‘Zimmermen’ put hurt on Marlins; Dodgers-Padres quiet

    yahoo.com Apr 16, 2013
    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. Z-men: If your name is Zimmerman(n), your name also is mud as far as the Miami M…
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  • Headley's return from injury rehab expected any day

    Headley's return from injury rehab expected any day

    MLB.com Apr 16, 2013
    The Padres set aside a locker for Chase Headley in the visiting clubhouse at Dodger Stadium on Monday, and the injured third baseman could join the club for the series against the Dodgers.
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  • No animosity apparent as Padres top Dodgers

    No animosity apparent as Padres top Dodgers

    ESPN.com Apr 16, 2013
    Padres pitcher Eric Stults hit a three-run homer as San Diego beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 Monday night in the first game between the NL West rivals since their wild brawl last week.
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  • Stults a two-way threat in win over Dodgers

    Stults a two-way threat in win over Dodgers

    MLB.com Apr 16, 2013
    Eric Stults tossed six solid innings against his former club and belted his first career home run as the Padres won, 6-3, on Jackie Robinson Day at Dodger Stadium.
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  • Twins roll behind strong nights from Correia, Mauer

    Twins roll behind strong nights from Correia, Mauer

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 16, 2013
    Kevin Correia continued his strong start to the season while Joe Mauer and Trevor Plouffe both homered to lift the Twins to an 8-2 win over the Angels to snap a five-game losing streak on Monday at Target Field.
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  • Video - Chauncey Billups Optimistic Of Return 04:19

    Chauncey Billups Optimistic Of Return

    Apr 16
    Tim Legler on what the addition of Chauncey Billups will mean for the Clippers.
  • Video - LA Hot Button: Amnesty for Kobe? 01:35

    LA Hot Button: Amnesty for Kobe?

    Apr 16
    The burning question for the LA Hot Button: Should the Lakers amnesty Kobe Bryant? ESPNLA Now host, Mark Willard, provides insight to Kobe's injury issue.
  • Video - Clippers Roll Blazers 93-77 01:16

    Clippers Roll Blazers 93-77

    Apr 16
    Clippers win sixth straight.
  • Video - Mauer Ignites Twins Past Angels 00:32

    Mauer Ignites Twins Past Angels

    Apr 16
    Joe Mauer's four hits and three RBIs help Twins top Angels.

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    Apr 16
    Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, projected as an NBA lottery pick, will return to school for his sophomore season, a source confirmed Tuesday.
  • Peter King: Even in wake of tragedy, we can't change who we are; mail

    Apr 16
    Monday, and Boston, struck us all in different ways. I thought of the nearly three years my wife and I called Boston home, of the sights and local businesses we frequented in the area, and the people that worked there. The Marathon Sports store, at the …
  • ESPN.com picks: 2012-13 Most Valuable Player

    Apr 16
    Our NBA experts cast their votes for 2012-13 Most Valuable Player.
  • ESPN.com picks: 2012-13 Most Valuable Player

    Apr 16
    Our NBA experts cast their votes for 2012-13 Most Valuable Player.