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Yankee Stadium crowd boos Tebow and Wade

Yankee Stadium crowd boos Tebow and Wade

ESPN.com Updated Apr 15, 2012
The new backup quarterback for the Jets was booed at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night when he was shown on the giant video board -- even though he was wearing a Yankees cap.
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  • Afflalo's strong finish helps Nuggets rip Rockets

    Afflalo's strong finish helps Nuggets rip Rockets

    ESPN.com Apr 15, 2012
    Arron Afflalo scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, leading the Denver Nuggets to a 101-86 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in the opener of a crucial home-and-home set between playoff hopefuls.
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  • Bulls' Rose 'sick and tired' of overly rough fouls

    Bulls' Rose 'sick and tired' of overly rough fouls

    ESPN.com Apr 15, 2012
    Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is fed up with the way some players in the league are trying to defend him.
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  • Magic's Davis sprains right knee vs. Cavaliers

    Magic's Davis sprains right knee vs. Cavaliers

    ESPN.com nba.com Apr 15, 2012
    Orlando center Glen Davis left the Magic's game against Cleveland in the first quarter with a sprained right knee and is doubtful to return.
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  • Gordon, Hornets win again by cruising past Grizz

    Gordon, Hornets win again by cruising past Grizz

    CNNSI.com Apr 15, 2012
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Eric Gordon gave Hornets owner-to-be Tom Benson a firsthand look at what he can do, and why keeping him around might help New Orleans become a playoff contender sooner than later.
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  • Miami Heat send message to NY Knicks that one superstar, Carmel…

    Miami Heat send message to NY Knicks that one superstar, Carmelo Anthony, is not enough to beat them

    nydailynews.com CNNSI.com Apr 15, 2012
    The Miami Heat sent a message on Sunday, all right. Actually they sent a few - and not only to the Knicks.They delivered one to all those Knick fans who think their favorite team misses Jeremy Lin more than it misses Amar’e Stoudemire.
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  • Rondo stars as Celts roll Bobcats without Big 3

    Rondo stars as Celts roll Bobcats without Big 3

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Apr 15, 2012
    Rajon Rondo had 20 points and 16 assists to help the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Bobcats 94-82 Sunday night despite playing without three of their star players.
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  • Thornton's jumper in final seconds boosts Kings

    Thornton's jumper in final seconds boosts Kings

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Apr 15, 2012
    Marcus Thornton scored 20 points and made the winning jumper with 3.2 seconds left, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 104-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.
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  • DeRozan fuels injury-riddled Raptors over Hawks

    DeRozan fuels injury-riddled Raptors over Hawks

    CNNSI.com Apr 15, 2012
    ATLANTA (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and the injury-riddled Toronto Raptors beat the Atlanta Hawks 102-86 on Sunday night for their second straight win over a playoff-bound team.
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  • Bynum, Lakers sink Mavs in OT; Kobe sits again

    Bynum, Lakers sink Mavs in OT; Kobe sits again

    CNNSI.com Apr 15, 2012
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Sure, Pau Gasol and the Los Angeles Lakers are well aware a regular-season sweep means nothing compared to a playoff sweep.
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  • Cuban eyes review for basket interference calls

    Cuban eyes review for basket interference calls

    ESPN.com Apr 15, 2012
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has lobbied the league to immediately begin making basket interference situations in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime reviewable.
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  • Cavaliers' mascot returns after accidental punch

    Cavaliers' mascot returns after accidental punch

    nba.com Apr 15, 2012
    At least one member of the Cleveland Cavaliers is off the injury list.
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  • Wizards' Mason out for season with finger injury

    Wizards' Mason out for season with finger injury

    nba.com Apr 15, 2012
    Washington Wizards guard Roger Mason will have surgery Monday on an injured finger and will miss the rest of the season.
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  • Bynum (23 and 16) lifts Lakers past Mavericks

    Bynum (23 and 16) lifts Lakers past Mavericks

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Apr 15, 2012
    Andrew Bynum had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Pau Gasol made back-to-back 3-pointers in overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their fourth straight game without Kobe Bryant, 112-108 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.
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  • Bryant misses fifth straight game for Lakers

    Bryant misses fifth straight game for Lakers

    nba.com ESPN.com Apr 15, 2012
    Kobe Bryant is sitting out his fifth straight game to rest his bruised shin.
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  • LeBron, Heat stifle Knicks, claim Southeast title

    LeBron, Heat stifle Knicks, claim Southeast title

    ESPN.com Apr 15, 2012
    LeBron James had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 28 points and nine boards, and the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks 93-85 on Sunday to clinch the Southeast Division title.
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  • Game Recap: The Heat ended the Knicks' home winning streak at……

    Game Recap: The Heat ended the Knicks' home winning streak at…

    CNNSI.com Apr 15, 2012
    The Heat ended the Knicks' home winning streak at nine games. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 57 points in pulling away to claim the potential playoff preview 93-85.
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  • James Jones Flopped, And It Sent Jeff Van Gundy On An Apoplecti…

    James Jones Flopped, And It Sent Jeff Van Gundy On An Apoplectic Rant

    deadspin.com Apr 15, 2012
    ESPN basketball analyst Jeff Van Gundy has gone on rants about flopping before, but today's (sparked by a third-quarter dive by James Jones in the Heat-Knicks matchup) is one for the ages. Play-by-play man Mike Breen tries his hardest to get Van Gundy o…
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  • Hibbert's double-double helps Pacers top Bucks

    Hibbert's double-double helps Pacers top Bucks

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 15, 2012
    MILWAUKEE (AP) The Indiana Pacers couldn't make a basket in the final 4 minutes against the Milwaukee Bucks . However, they did plenty of other things well enough to win their fourth consecutive game.
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  • Spurs dampen Suns' postseason hopes with rout

    Spurs dampen Suns' postseason hopes with rout

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 15, 2012
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs insist that being the No. 1 seed in the West isn't important to them. They still might wind up with it.
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  • Official: Kings talks like dealing with N. Korea

    Official: Kings talks like dealing with N. Korea

    ESPN.com Apr 15, 2012
    Six weeks after the Kings' owners and California's capital city reached a deal on financing a new arena, the team's future appears shakier than ever, as elected leaders and the team's owners have publicly declared they no longer trust each other.
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  • Ian Eagle Had A Whiny Meltdown Last Night, Accused Partner Mike…

    Ian Eagle Had A Whiny Meltdown Last Night, Accused Partner Mike Fratello Of Being "Patronizing"

    deadspin.com Apr 15, 2012
    The final minutes of last night's YES Network broadcast of the Celtics-Nets game were awkward after veteran play-by-play rock Ian Eagle inexplicably voiced his complaints to analyst Mike Fratello on-air.
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  • The NHL Had A Good Day Yesterday

    The NHL Had A Good Day Yesterday

    deadspin.com Apr 15, 2012
    The Stanley Cup Playoffs, like the NBA playoffs, drag on for what feels like an eternity-spanning April, May and June. If every day shakes out the way yesterday did, however, then it might be worth it. Four games were played and three went to overtime. …
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  • Mike Woodson is exactly what the NY Knicks need in their head c…

    Mike Woodson is exactly what the NY Knicks need in their head coach to follow Mike D'Antoni, as Jeff Van Gundy once followed Don

    nydailynews.com Apr 15, 2012
    Jeremy Lin did plenty for the Knicks in a few weeks in February, touched off Linsanity, became a marketing and media sensation, nearly was discussed as a candidate to succeed Mike Bloomberg.
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  • Stoudemire Is Hitting His Stride in Practice

    Stoudemire Is Hitting His Stride in Practice

    nytimes.com Apr 15, 2012
    Amar'e Stoudemire, recovering from a back ailment, could rejoin the Knicks on Wednesday against the Nets. Stoudemire will still be a starter, his coach says.
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  • Video - Nuggets Deal Rockets 3rd Straight Loss 00:59

    Nuggets Deal Rockets 3rd Straight Loss

    Apr 15
    Ty Lawson and Arron Afflalo combined for 40 points to lead the Nuggets past the Rockets 101-86.
  • Video - Dunk Of The Night: Maxiell Cleans Up 00:35

    Dunk Of The Night: Maxiell Cleans Up

    Apr 15
    Jason Maxiell cleans up in the lane, slamming home Ben Gordon's miss.
  • Video - Gasol Leaves Game, Grizzlies Lose 00:55

    Gasol Leaves Game, Grizzlies Lose

    Apr 15
    Marc Gasol left the game in the fourth quarter after colliding with Xavier Henry as the Grizzlies lost to the Hornets 88-75.
  • Video - Bulls Need OT To Win 3rd Straight 01:07

    Bulls Need OT To Win 3rd Straight

    Apr 15
    Joakim Noah's huge double-double, 20 points and 17 boards, helps Bulls top Pistons 100-94 in OT.

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    He's healthier now, putting up better numbers and has not asked for his coach to be fired. In many ways, Andrew Bynum tops Dwight Howard, J.A. Adande writes.
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