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Harden, Howard lead Rockets to 130-128 win, 3-0 lead on Mavs

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) shoots over Dallas Mavericks' Richard Jefferson (24) during the first half of Game 3 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 24, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) — James Harden deferred to Dwight Howard and his role players when Houston swept two games at home to open a first-round series against Dallas.

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Dickey hit hard as Blue Jays lose 12-3 to Rays

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, April 24, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It was one of those nights for R.A. Dickey and his knuckleball.

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Holt’s 8th-inning HR lifts Red Sox past skidding Orioles 7-5

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz follows through on a three-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles, as catcher Caleb Joseph watches, during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Darren O’Day in the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore 7-5 Friday night to extend the Orioles’ losing streak to five games.

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Senators beat Canadiens 5-1 to force Game 6

Ottawa Senators' Erik Karlsson, second from left, celebrates with teammates Milan Michalek (9), Kyle Turris (7), Patrick Wiercioch (46) and Mark Stone (61) after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) — Craig Anderson made 45 saves and the Ottawa Senators avoided elimination with a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.

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Florida’s Chris Walker leaves school early for NBA draft

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida forward/center Chris Walker has declared for the NBA draft, becoming the second player to leave coach Billy Donovan’s program in the last month.

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