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How Westbrook carries Thunder

A wave of injuries hasn't kept the Thunder from making a playoff push. Why? Russell Westbrook.

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Red Sox's Vazquez set for Tommy John surgery

The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday night that Christian Vazquez, who was to have begun the season as the team's No. 1 catcher, will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Thursday.

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1mMarc Stein

Sources: Kings to add Bhullar in historic move

The Sacramento Kings are planning to sign Sim Bhullar to a 10-day contract this week, which would establish the 7-foot-5 center as the first player of Indian descent in league history.


Happy Birthday, ESPN.com!

Keith Olbermann celebrates not only the 20th anniversary of ESPN.com, but also the 21st anniversary of its forgotten predecessor, ESPNET on Prodigy (updated weekly!).

SportsCenter Clips

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

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1hJason Sobel

Changing times could be for the better

Even with all the challenges currently facing golf, could it be possible that the game might be embarking on another golden age?

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My 2015 fantasy sleepers are ...

Buster Olney lays out 12 players he'd reach for in upcoming fantasy drafts based on things he has seen or heard this spring, plus other MLB notes.


Best teams headed into regular season

Buster Olney explains why the Padres, Athletics and Pirates look to be among the best teams headed into the regular season after having tremendous spring trainings.


April Fools' Day: Who is the bigger fool?

Michael Collins and Antonietta Collins make an April Fools' Day revelation. Who is the bigger fool, Tiger Woods for returning to golf too soon or Tiger fans for wanting him back too soon?

Have You Seen?

30 for 30 Shorts: The Billion Dollar Game (13:57)


Tournament Challenge

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


Mavs at Thunder, 8 P.M. ET

The Thunder are 19-13 in games with Russell Westbrook and without Kevin Durant this season, but they're just 6-11 against teams currently .500 or better. The 45-29 Mavericks are with Monta Ellis, who is back from a lower leg injury. Follow live

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Pacers stumble out of the block

It seems the Celtics didn't need C Kelly Olynyk to tough out a swollen eye, as his understudy Tyler Zeller is scorching to start the game, going 4-for-5 for 11 points. Boston leads by 6 after one.

Cosart denies gambling on baseball

Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart, who is being investigated by MLB, denied allegations that he has ever bet on games. "I told all these guys, I never have, never will bet on baseball," he said, according to the Miami Herald.

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Half: Spurs 52, Magic 40

San Antonio’s bench not only outscored Orlando’s bench 33-2, but the Spurs’ reserves outscored their own starters by 14 points in the first half. Aron Baynes leads all scorers with 12. Follow live

Bulls seek fourth straight win

If the season ended today the Bulls and Bucks would meet in the first round of the playoffs. Chicago would probably be OK with that, having won six straight in the series and nine in a row in Milwaukee. Follow live

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Wiggins a shoo-in for Rookie of Year?

Andrew Wiggins currently leads all rookies in combined points, rebounds and assists. Each of the last 11 rookies to do that went on to win Rookie of the Year honors. The last to do it and NOT win Rookie of the Year was Yao Ming, who was beaten out by Amar'e Stoudemire. Raptors at Wolves, 8 P.M. ET

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Zeller not doing Pacers any favors

The Indiana Pacers have 9 points midway through the first. Boston's Tyler Zeller has 9 points midway through the first. So it's no surprise that the Celtics are up 6 early over Indiana. Follow live

Dorsett could sneak into 1st round

WR Phillip Dorsett had 40-yard-dash times of 4.27 and 4.24 seconds at Miami's pro day. Insider Todd McShay: "Not only did he catch everything thrown at him and flash his usual suddenness and explosiveness ... but he once again showed that he is the rare burner who can also play under control."


Freddie Roach throws jab at Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, really hopes Floyd Mayweather's hands are okay and that he doesn't complain too much about the wear and tear of training camp. Because Pacquiao's camp is planning a beatdown.


Spurs rolling in second quarter

San Antonio is on a 20-2 run in Orlando and the Spurs have pushed their lead to 15. It's San Antonio's 18th straight game with a double-digit lead. Aron Baynes has 10 points in nine minutes off the bench for the defending champs. Follow live

End of 1Q: Hornets 33, Pistons 25

Al Jefferson has 6 points and avoided an early scare after an elbow to the face, while Kemba Walker leads all scorers with 12. The aggressive Hornets got to the free throw line 12 times, making 9 of them. Follow live

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Indiana's Troy Williams will not be transferring, but sources told ESPN that he hasn't decided whether to declare for NBA Draft yet.

Sixers have no answer for Gortat

Nerlens Noel's Rookie of the Year campaign is taking a little bit of a hit against the Wizards, as Marcin Gortat has 13 points on 6-for-6 shooting after the first quarter and Washington leads by 10. Follow live

Orlando attacking the glass

The Magic hit just 30 percent of their shots in the first quarter, but they grabbed 9 offensive rebounds to stay close to the Spurs. San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and Orlando's Tobias Harris each have seven points and the Spurs lead 23-19. Follow live

Red Sox C needs Tommy John

Dr. James Andrew will perform surgery on Christian Vazquez to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow on Thursday, the Red Sox announced. Vazquez, who played in 55 games last season, was expected to be the team's starter.

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Desperation time for Pacers-Celtics

Brad Stevens isn't focused on seedings: "I've got a general idea of the standings... But I don't know the exact timelines. We need to stay in the moment." But if the Celtics lose to the Pacers tonight, both Boston and Detroit will sit 1.5 games behind the Nets for the 8 seed. Follow live

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Stephens-Halep on ESPN2

American Sloane Stephens takes on No. 3 Simona Halep at the Miami Open with a spot in the semifinals on the line. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Vegas taking big cash on Cubs

According to ESPN's David Purdum, a running joke among Las Vegas bookmakers goes something like "do you know how many casinos have been built on bets on the Cubs to win the World Series?" Vegas poised for expansion

Hollis-Jefferson to enter draft

Arizona sophomore forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is heading to the NBA, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman and multiple reports. Hollis-Jefferson averaged 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds this season for the Wildcats and is No. 25 on Chad Ford's Top 100.

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