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Houston star Harden’s unique game hard to stop _ and to like

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gestures after scoring against the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter of Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals at the Toyota Center Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Houston.  (James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle via AP ) Mandatory Credit

HOUSTON (AP) — Whether he’s stirring the pot after a big shot or flailing his arms to draw contact en route to the basket James Harden evokes strong reactions from fans and players alike.

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Blackhawks recall defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from minors

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks recalled defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from the minors Friday, and coach Joel Quenneville did not rule him out for the Western Conference finals against Anaheim.

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Arkansas’ Benintendi named semifinalist for Golden Spikes

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — University of Arkansas outfielder Andrew Benintendi has been named one of 21 semifinalists for college baseball’s Golden Spikes Award.

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Battle in front of nets key to reaching Stanley Cup final

Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen (31) denies Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) on a shot during the third period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Chicago. The Ducks won 2-1. (Michael Goulding/The Orange County Register via AP)

CHICAGO (AP) — The NHL’s hottest real estate in May is about 30 square feet in front of each goal. You have to fight to get there, and it is quite difficult to stay in place after you arrive.

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Questions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500

Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, drives through the first turn during the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 22, 2015.  (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — They call the Indianapolis 500 “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.

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