Pacers' Hibbert accuses Battier of 'dirty' play
When the Miami Heat faced the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs last season, the series featured two suspensions, a host of flagrant fouls and plenty of blood. It appears the Eastern Conference finals between the teams is already heating up.
Hibbert: Should have pushed to be on floor
As the Indiana Pacers put their full focus on Game 2, center Roy Hibbert and forward Paul George reflected on individual mistakes that factored into Miami winning the Eastern Conference semifinal series opener.
Pacers say they'll stand up to physical Heat
The Pacers felt like the Miami Heat's game plan, and especially Shane Battier's, in the Eastern Conference finals is to intimidate them with physical play. Heading into Game 2, the Pacers say they won't be affected by it.
Sources: Nets contacted Celtics about Rivers
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was contacted by the Brooklyn Nets, who wanted to speak to Doc Rivers about their vacant coaching position, team and league sources confirmed to ESPNBoston.com.
A-Rod sells house for $30M, makes $15M profit
Alex Rodriguez closed on the sale of his Miami Beach home on Friday morning, ESPN.com has learned. The confirmed sale price of $30 million is believed to be the most paid for a home in Miami Beach history.
Judge: Brent to have more alcohol monitoring
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent will remain free while he awaits trial for intoxication manslaughter, as a judge on Friday denied a request by prosecutors to revoke his bond due to problems with alcohol monitoring.
Jays' Happ ready to start throwing outdoors
Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ said a package containing a knee brace didn't arrive Thursday as hoped, so Friday will be the earliest he'll try throwing outdoors since his injuries in a graphic May 7 episode.
Sources: Mattingly wasn't critical of front office
When Dodgers manager Don Mattingly abruptly criticized the lack of fight and competitiveness on his team's "All-Star" roster Wednesday morning, he wasn't aiming that critique at the Dodgers' front office, sources say.
Rangers stay alive, drop B's on Kreider OT tally
Chris Kreider steered in a pass from Rick Nash 7:03 into overtime, and the New York Rangers stayed alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
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