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Meet Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns

Since he was in ninth grade, Karl-Anthony Towns has been winning people over with his kind and gentle heart and awe-inspiring game.

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Accuser of Alabama's Taylor recants statement

The woman who accused former Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor of assault this past weekend has since recanted her statement to police and was subsequently arrested for giving a false report, according to authorities.

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Hardy probe: NFL gets access to Holder photos

The NFL will get to look at seven photographs that were submitted into evidence from Greg Hardy's domestic violence case as a part of its investigation into whether the former Panthers defensive end violated the league's personal conduct policy.

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Sources: Mariota doesn't plan to attend draft

Just as Jameis Winston does not plan to attend next month's NFL draft in Chicago, neither does Marcus Mariota, per league sources. Mariota informed the league he plans to be in Hawaii among his family and the community that helped raise him

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Gruden's QB Camp: Jameis Winston (2:04)

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BBTN 100: Top 25 players

Who is No. 1? We concluded our countdown of the top 100 players in baseball with the top 25 and not surprisingly, Mike Trout leads the way.

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Spurs cruise past Heat

Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and nine rebounds in the Spurs' 95-81 victory over the Heat.

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The Kris Bryant dilemma

Keith Olbermann examines the potential impact of the Cubs keeping star prospect Kris Bryant in the minor leagues to start the 2015 MLB season.

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Top 50 MLB prospects update

Keith Law updates his top MLB prospect ranks, noting what has changed and how the players have looked since his last update Jan. 29.

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Finnish announcer goes wild

Announcer Jani Säteri couldn't contain his excitement when goalie Kaapo Kähkönen scored an empty-net goal from the opposite end of the ice.

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Romo: I would have taken pay cut for Murray

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says he was willing to take a cut in pay from his $17 million base salary in 2015 to keep DeMarco Murray, who left to sign with the rival Eagles.

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Ovechkin scores 50th as Capitals calm Canes

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 50th goal, reaching that mark for the sixth time and tying a team record with the 472nd of his career, and added an assist to help the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 Tuesday night.

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Phil Jackson's message ridiculous

Stephen A. Smith breaks down the state of the Knicks in reaction to Phil Jackson asking season-ticket holders for the team to "remain optimistic."

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Curry turns CP3's ankles into jelly (0:37)

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Highlights: Mexico 1-0 Paraguay

A goal after just three minutes from Mexico's Eduardo Herrera would be all El Tri would need to secure a 1-0 win over Paraguay at Arrowhead Stadium.

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Tournament Challenge

How's your bracket? Check yours against the president, celebs and all your friends. Someone will take home $20,000. Will it be you?

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10 more years for Panthers' coach

Northern Iowa agreed to an extension through 2024-25 with coach Ben Jacobson, who is 197-104 in nine seasons at the school. He led the Panthers to a school-record 31 wins this past season.

Patriots got jokes

The Patriots stars are just full of April Fool's Day humor today -- as WR Julian Edelman showed on his Twitter account, saying he's "taking my talents to Fenway." The Red Sox responded: "Ok with us!"

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LeBron a leader in Cleveland
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Chris Broussard is not fazed by LeBron James calling the Cavs' plays: "Why wouldn't he be calling the plays? ... LeBron James has always called plays."

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Kelly Oubre Jr. jumping to NBA

The 6-foot-7 guard/forward is leaving Kansas after one season to enter the NBA draft. Oubre, ESPN's Chad Ford's No. 11 overall player, averaged 9.3 points and 5 rebounds per game. Ford's big board (Insider)

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Justin Verlander won't start Friday

The Tigers RHP, who's also supposed to start next Wednesday, has a "slight strain" to his triceps. Said manager Brad Ausmus: "It's a little bit of a stretch right now [for him to make that start]. But we won't waive it off yet."

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Hey coach, look behind you!

New George Mason basketball coach Dave Paulsen was introduced at the school today. He comes from Bucknell and told reporters: "I've known since I was 10 years old that I wanted to be a college basketball coach. I love what I do."

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Seth Greenberg: Badgers can beat UK

"Where Wisconsin can win this game is their frontcourt. They've got three guys up front that are as versatile, big, skilled, talented as any. ... We're going to see how the Kentucky front-court guys can guard away from the basket." (via Mike & Mike)

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Jones compares favorably to Cromartie
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Byron Jones unofficially ran a 4.36 at UConn's pro day, which would have been the 2nd-best by any CB at the 2015 combine. Jones and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are the only players to lead or co-lead all CBs in the broad jump, vertical and 60-yard shuttle at the combine in the last decade.

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New ball leads to more homers

The new flat-seam baseball seems to be increasing home runs in NCAA Division I baseball, as they are up 39 percent. College baseball switched from a raised-seam ball with the hope of putting more offense in the game.

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Parker has best winning percentage
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Tony Parker played in his 1,000th career game Tuesday, and nobody in NBA history has enjoyed more team wins through his first 1,000 than Parker, who has 718.

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Shane Victorino wins starting OF spot

Despite hitting only .188 this spring, Victorino is the likely Opening Day starter in right, Red Sox coach John Farrell said Tuesday. Victorino beats out Rusney Castillo, who missed two weeks this spring with a strained oblique.

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Remembering the Flint-Stones

Fifteen years ago, four players from Flint, Michigan, helped lead Michigan State to its first national title since Magic Johnson's team in 1979.

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Olney's best fantasy sleepers

Buster Olney has his fantasy sleepers all picked out, and he thinks an outfielder on the South Side of Chicago will be taking a lot of at-bats with the bases filled with White Sox. All the sleepers (Insider)

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Gruden's QB camp: Jameis Winston

The QB explains to Jon Gruden how his baseball background helps him on the football field: "Baseball, on that mound, you gotta be relentless. As a quarterback, you have to be relentless. That's how you get guys to follow you."

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Good news for the Big Ten and of course Maryland as school announces Melo Trimble will return for sophomore season.

MLB panel releases top players in MLB

ESPN formed a panel of MLB writers, analysts and contributors to rank the top 100. The top 5:

  1. Mike Trout, Angels
  2. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
  3. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
  4. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins
  5. Felix Hernandez, Mariners
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Aaron Crow to undergo Tommy John

The Marlins reliever will seek a second opinion, but he expects to have the procedure. He went 6-1 with a 4.12 ERA last season with Kansas City. The 28-year-old will be the Marlins' third pitcher since May to have the surgery.

Terps' Melo Trimble to return

The Maryland freshman will come back, coach Mark Turgeon announced today. Trimble led the Terps in scoring (16.2 PPG) and was first team All-Big Ten. "I am excited about spending another year with my teammates and building on what we accomplished this year," Trimble said.

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Anthony Rendon will start season on DL

The Nationals third baseman has been diagnosed with a sprained left MCL after initially hurting his knee making a diving stop in early March. Surgery is not expected.

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