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Sports Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105 Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105(Photo Gallery)
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.

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Blazers Blazers' Aldridge ready for Game 2 (Photo Gallery)
A day after etching his name in Portland's record books with a franchise playoff-record 46 points in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against Houston, LaMarcus Aldridge was already looking forward.
Blazers Trail Blazers planning playoff viewing parties
The Portland Trail Blazers start the 2014 NBA Playoffs on the road, but the Blazers are hosting viewing parties at the Rose Quarter, so it can feel like a home game.

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Sports Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102 Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102
Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.
Sports Leier caps comeback with OT goal as Winterhawks take 2-1 series lead Leier caps comeback with OT goal as Winterhawks take 2-1 series lead
The Portland Winterhawks made a dramatic third period comeback to force overtime, where Taylor Leier scored the game-winner to give the Hawks a 4-3 win and 2-1 series lead over the Kelowna Rockets Tuesday in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at the Moda Center in front of 9,259 fans.
Sports Mariners losing streak reaches 7 after loss to Astros Mariners losing streak reaches 7 after loss to Astros
Matt Dominguez homered and drove in three runs, Dallas Keuchel struck out a season-high eight and the Houston Astros broke a seven-game skid with a 7-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday.
Sports Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field(Photo Gallery)
During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan.
Sports Keyshawn Johnson arrested in domestic dispute Keyshawn Johnson arrested in domestic dispute
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says former NFL and Southern California receiver Keyshawn Johnson has been arrested after a report of a domestic dispute.
Sports Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76 Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.
Sports Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba
The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.