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Heat rally from 27 down to beat Cavs, extend streak to 24 wins …

Heat rally from 27 down to beat Cavs, extend streak to 24 wins in a wild one

yahoo.com Updated Mar 20, 2013
Heading into Wednesday night's road contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Miami Heat looked primed to extend their winning streak to 24 games and push closer to the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers' all-time record of 33 in a row. The Cavs entered the …
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  • Rotation depth is Angels' biggest question

    Rotation depth is Angels' biggest question

    MLB.com Mar 20, 2013
    One issue arguing against the Angels clinching the division title before Labor Day is the question of their own pitching depth, particularly in the starting rotation.
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  • Kobe, Pau Expected to Return Friday

    Kobe, Pau Expected to Return Friday

    purpleandgoldblog.com Mar 20, 2013
    Good news, Lakers fans... According to ESPN LA's Dave McMenamin's Twitter handle, Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni "expects" to see both Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol back in action Friday when the team hosts the Washington Wizards. D'Antoni says h…
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  • Kobe, Pau Expected to Return Friday

    Kobe, Pau Expected to Return Friday

    purpleandgoldblog.com Mar 20, 2013
    Good news, Lakers fans... According to ESPN LA's Dave McMenamin's Twitter handle, Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni "expects" to see both Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol back in action Friday when the team hosts the Washington Wizards. D'Antoni says h…
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  • Kershaw's agents spotted at training complex

    Kershaw's agents spotted at training complex

    MLB.com Mar 20, 2013
    Clayton Kershaw's agents were at the Dodgers Camelback Ranch training complex on Wednesday, immediately fueling speculation that a contract extension for the team's ace was in the works.
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  • Greinke tests out elbow

    Greinke tests out elbow

    CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke threw four innings in a minor league game Wednesday without any trouble in his tender right elbow.
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  • Lakers' D'Antoni hopeful Pau, Kobe back Friday

    Lakers' D'Antoni hopeful Pau, Kobe back Friday

    Pau Gasol ran up and down the court Wednesday in a game of 4-on-4 for the first time since suffering a plantar fascia tear in his right foot in early February, and if coach Mike D'Antoni has his way, Gasol could play Friday.
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  • Hanson says triceps tightness is nothing serious

    Hanson says triceps tightness is nothing serious

    MLB.com Mar 20, 2013
    Tommy Hanson, slated to be the Angels' fifth starter, left Wednesday's game before the start of the fourth inning with right triceps tightness. He expects to make his next start.
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  • No timetable for Dodgers SS Ramirez (thumb)

    No timetable for Dodgers SS Ramirez (thumb)

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez could be sidelined for more than two months or maybe just two weeks because of an injured right thumb.
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  • George Hill clarifies his concerns, after remarking that it ‘su…

    George Hill clarifies his concerns, after remarking that it ‘sucks’ to play in front of Laker fans in Indiana

    yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    Something we neglected to point out, over an exhausting weekend, is the fact that George Hill is an Indianapolis native. This adds to the frustration that the Indiana Pacers guard expressed on Friday night, when pointed to what he termed a 70 percent Lo…
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  • LeBron 'glad' his monster dunk came over Terry

    LeBron 'glad' his monster dunk came over Terry

    CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James wasn't just satisfied with dunking over Jason Terry. On Wednesday, he threw it in the Boston guard's face again.
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  • Billingsley to pitch Saturday despite finger bruise

    Billingsley to pitch Saturday despite finger bruise

    MLB.com Mar 20, 2013
    Chad Billingsley is on track to pitch for the Dodgers on Saturday after throwing a bullpen session Wednesday despite having a bruised right index finger.
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  • DeMarcus Cousins celebrates a huge Sacramento Kings win by yell…

    DeMarcus Cousins celebrates a huge Sacramento Kings win by yelling at another broadcaster (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    Tuesday night’s game between the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers may have acted as a season highlight for these Kings, a frustrated and frustrating team that could either be playing out the string in California’s capital, or setting itself u
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  • Ian Thomsen: In season full of injuries, Parker's may prove mos…

    Ian Thomsen: In season full of injuries, Parker's may prove most crucial

    CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    We've seen several injuries over the last week, with Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Kobe Bryant going down. Which injury situation, including the injuries to Tony Parker, Derrick Rose and the recovering Pau Gasol, will affect the postseason the mos…
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  • With Heat rolling, Goodrich, West recall Lakers' record run

    With Heat rolling, Goodrich, West recall Lakers' record run

    nba.com Mar 20, 2013
    Gail Goodrich knew Miami would beat Boston the other night.
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  • Chris Paul’s still got it, flopping-wise (Video)

    Chris Paul’s still got it, flopping-wise (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    You know, we're only a month away from the end of the 2012-13 NBA season, and it feels like we've barely talked about how the Los Angeles Clippers are scheming, thieving floppers this year. Sure, Chauncey Billups was issued a warning back in December fo…
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  • Why Is This Ump Calling Pitches From Behind The Mound?

    Why Is This Ump Calling Pitches From Behind The Mound?

    deadspin.com Mar 20, 2013
    Spring training, breezy and noncompetitive, tends to present certain spectacles that would have no business in regular season baseball. Hooters ball girls. Life-sized Al Roker Yankees Weebles. The Royals in first place. But in yesterday's Angels-Brewers…
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  • Thornton, Kings shock Clippers with big win

    Thornton, Kings shock Clippers with big win

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    Marcus Thornton had 25 points, Toney Douglas scored 17 of his 19 in the fourth quarter and the Sacramento Kings rallied from eight down in the final 11 minutes to stun the Los Angeles Clippers 116-101 on Tuesday night.
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  • The Denver Nuggets Put A Thumping On OKC; Sacramento Pulls Off …

    The Denver Nuggets Put A Thumping On OKC; Sacramento Pulls Off A Huge Upset

    dimemag.com Mar 20, 2013
    The star of the night might’ve been the random ice cream guy (more on this later), but the theme of the night had to be based around the Denver Nuggets. Even up until this point - which is now 13 wins in a row for them - no one (and that’s includi
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  • Dominican Republic shuts out Puerto Rico in title game

    Dominican Republic shuts out Puerto Rico in title game

    CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Cheers of "Dominicana! Dominicana!'' rang out through the rain at AT&T Park all the way to the lively streets of Santo Domingo.
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  • Video - Lakers Hopeful Pau, Kobe Back Friday 03:44

    Lakers Hopeful Pau, Kobe Back Friday

    Mar 20
    Tim Legler weighs in on how the Lakers integrate all of their players.
  • Video - Howard Fires First Cousin And Manager 05:13

    Howard Fires First Cousin And Manager

    Mar 20
    LZ Granderson, Tim Legler and Ryen Russillo discuss whether Dwight Howard's decision to fire his first cousin and manager is a good sign.
  • Video - Clippers Crush 76ers 101-72 00:54

    Clippers Crush 76ers 101-72

    Mar 20
    Chris Paul leads Clippers to win over 76ers.

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    Mar 20
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    Mar 20
    In votes Wednesday, the NFL's owners eliminated the tuck rule and agreed to a rule change that would ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders in the open field.