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Pujols goes yard twice to join 500 HR club
Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.
Sources: Vogel 'coaching for job' with Pacers
One playoff win has not eased the mounting pressure on Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel.
Jackson: Dolan loyal to promise of autonomy
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson responded on Wednesday to a New York Daily News report that stated that he and Knicks owner James Dolan have had friction over personnel decisions.
Source: Manziel on Bucs' short list at No. 7
Johnny Manziel is on the short list of players that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heavily considering with their first-round pick in the NFL draft, a league source told ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.
Suns' Dragic is NBA's most improved player
Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, who enjoyed a career season, was named the NBA's most improved player, the league announced Wednesday.
Paterno to have new statue in State College
Two Penn State alumni have received the OK from the borough to install a projected $300,000 life-sized bronze sculpture of Joe Paterno in downtown State College, Penn. And they're hoping the statue, will be installed by fall of next year.
Swinney: We welcome players of all faith
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has issued his first public statement in response to a complaint filed by The Freedom From Religion Foundation earlier this month charging him with "unconstitutional behavior" at the public university.
Woodley: Raiders 'definitely' a playoff team
LaMarr Woodley, one of several high-profile free agents signed by the Oakland Raiders this offseason, believes that his new team will ends its 11-year postseason drought.
Pierce calls Nets soft; KG looks to Brooklyn
A frustrated Paul Pierce felt the Brooklyn Nets were "a soft team" on defense and in the paint during a 100-95 Game 2 loss at Toronto.
Saunders: Coaching Wolves not in my plans
In an interview Wednesday morning with ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike," Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders downplayed the idea he might return to the Wolves' bench after this week's retirement of Rick Adelman.
Marrero, oldest ex-MLB player, dies at 102
Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died in Havana. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.
Desperate Rockets say Game 2 a must win
The Rockets are three losses away from elimination, but that has done little to calm their sense of urgency against the Portland Trail Blazers.
NFL to release schedule Wednesday night
The NFL schedule is going to be officially announced and released at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday.
Men linked by Tillman tragedy make contact
Two former Army Rangers who shared a tragic bond in their platoon mate Pat Tillman's death -- but from starkly different perspectives -- took initial steps toward reconciliation Tuesday, the 10th anniversary of Tillman's death in Afghanistan.
Pujols goes yard twice to join 500 HR club
Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.