Spurs' R.C. Buford Named NBA's Executive of the Year

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_cf31ae0f57.jpgDoug Pensinger/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- After once again constructing one of the best teams in the NBA, San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford has been named the league's Executive of the Year. After making the NBA Finals last season, the Spurs won 62 games in 2013-2014, which was the most in the NBA.

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Overturned Call Gives Pirates 2-1 Win over Giants

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_2c0cff7fa2.jpgPaul Spinelli/MLB Photos via Getty Images (PITTSBURGH)  -- For the first time in MLB history, a game was decided by instant replay. Outfielder Starling Marte was called out, then ruled safe on a replay review with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to edge the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night.

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Kershaw Shuts Down Nationals in Return to the Mound

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_f645c7db27.jpgJason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) --  Clayton Kershaw may have spent six weeks away from the mound, but he looked like his old self on Tuesday night. In his first start since opening day, Kershaw pitched seven shutout innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Washington Nationals 8-3.

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Parker's 33 Points Lead Spurs over Blazers in Game 1

Getty_S_050714_Tony Parker.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1399446569420Chris Covatta/Getty Images (SAN ANTONIO) -- Experience usually trumps youth during the NBA postseason, and the San Antonio Spurs are a prime example of that. Tony Parker scored 33 points and dished out nine assists as the Spurs rocked the Portland Trail Blazers 116-92 on Tuesday night to take Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

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Heat Rout Nets to Take 1-0 Series Lead

Getty_S_050714_ Nets Heat Game 1.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1399445168992Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images (MIAMI) -- The Brooklyn Nets went 4-0 against the Miami Heat during the regular season, but all that went out the window on Tuesday night. LeBron James scored 22 points as the Heat routed the Nets 107-86 to take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

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