Kane Helps Blackhawks Even Series with St. Louis

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_113c3179e8.jpgJonathan Daniel/Getty Images (CHICAGO, Ill.) -- Patrick Kane scored a little more than halfway through the first overtime session to give Chicago a 4-3 win over St. Louis in Game 4 of their Western Conference playoffs matchup. The Blackhawks dropped the first two games of the series but have rallied to win each of the last two.

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Aldridge Torches Rockets, Portland Takes 2-0 Series Lead

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_8086b69514.jpgScott Halleran/Getty Images (HOUSTON, Texas) -- For the second time is as many games, LaMarcus Aldridge set it off. The Portland power forward scored 43 points on Wednesday for the second straight game, leading the Trail Blazers to a 112-105 win over Houston a 2-0 series lead. A native of Dallas, Aldridge has scored 89 points through the first two games of the series, including a franchise record 46 in Portland's overtime win over the Rockets in Game 1.

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Pineda Ejected for Using Pine Tar

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_c5af23d810.jpgJared Wickerham/Getty Images (BOSTON, Mass.) -- New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning of his start against Boston on Wednesday night after being found with pine tar on his neck. The Red Sox would go on to win the game, 5-1 at Fenway Park. The righty had trouble controlling his pitches in the first inning and when he returned for the second, was seen with a noticeable smear on his neck that was not previously there.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 4/23/14

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_3e12a181a6.jpgGetty Images/Hemera (NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs – First Round: Miami Heat 101 – Charlotte Bobcats 97 (Heat lead series, 2-0)

Dallas Mavericks 113 – San Antonio Spurs 92 (Series tied at 1-1)

Portland Trail Blazers 112 - Houston Rockets 105 (Trail Blazers lead series, 2-0)

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Suns' Goran Dragic Named NBA's Most Improved Player

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_a9501b5d66.jpgChristopher Trotman/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Dragic received 408 out of 1,134 points, followed by Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson with 158 points and forward Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans with 155 points.

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