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2hArash Markazi

Griffin: Clips don't have home-court advantage

Blake Griffin doesn't believe home court in the playoffs would be much of an advantage if Tuesday night's 110-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors is any indication.

5hAdam Schefter

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

9hTodd Archer

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.

4hDavid Purdum

Bettors putting heavy cash on Cubs in Vegas

Heading into the opening week of baseball season, more money has been bet on the Cubs to win the World Series than any other team at two of Nevada's largest sportsbooks.


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.


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.

Have You Seen?

McGregor goes for the gold (0:29)

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14hKeith Law

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.


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.


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.


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."


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.

SportsCenter Clips

Face To Face: Steph Curry (1:17)

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ESPN.com 20th Anniversary: Top 20 Athletes

ESPN.com celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. We highlight some of the top athletes who represented the pinnacle of sports from 1995-2015.


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?


Soccer player uniquely avoids questions

To avoid answering reporters' questions, Barcelona player Dani Alves grabbed the mic out of one of their hands and started ... singing? Have a listen

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BBTN talks best players in the game

"Baseball Tonight" released the Top 10 players in MLB, and Angels OF Mike Trout rounds out the list again. Players missing from the top? Said Tim Kurkjian: "Miguel Cabrera should be a little higher than 6. ... When he's healthy, he's the best hitter in the game."


Chad Ford on NBA draft prospects

The ESPN NBA draft insider said on Mike & Mike: "Now when you hear the word 'senior' or hear the word 'junior,' people recoil a bit. ... I think there are exceptions to the rule, and I think Willie Cauley-Stein will be one of the exceptions." Watch live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Urban Meyer: Browns great at scouting

The Ohio State coach has seen it all from NFL teams when it comes to scouting a prospect. Some teams "draft one of your players and you never hear from them." But then there's the Browns: "[They're] fantastic. I really like their head coach [Mike Pettine]. He's knee deep in it."

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Tanaka pitching on borrowed time?

After suffering a UCL tear last season, Yankees P Masahiro Tanaka has regressed so far in spring training:

  • Last spring: Threw 21 innings, allowed 15 hits, 5 earned runs. ERA: 2.14.
  • This spring: Threw 14 2/3 innings, allowed 13 hits, 5 earned runs. ERA: 3.07.

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USF QB White to transfer

Rising junior Mike White, who started 15 career games but appeared to be losing ground in the spring QB battle, has been granted his release. "I just felt there's a better situation for me," he said.

Lions fine with Levy's wing walk

Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy took a walk on the wing of a plane earlier this month. So what did the team think of it? "The official position," team president Tom Lewand said, "is don't fall."


Kraft testifies at Hernandez trial

Patriots owner Robert Kraft testified at Aaron Hernandez's murder trial Tuesday. He said that he had no knowledge of Hernandez's activities outside of the stadium. As he left the courthouse, he told reporters, "It's very sad." The trial resumes Wednesday.

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Auburn coach unhappy with UM camp

Michigan will be participating in a football camp in Pratville, Alabama, and Auburn coach Gus Malzahn told the Montgomery Advertiser that he isn't happy about it. The SEC has a rule that teams can't hold camps more than 50 miles from campus, and he said that rule should be the same throughout the country.

Bryant a key piece for Cubs

Despite starting this season in the minors, Kris Bryant is a major part of the Cubs' plans, as evidenced by his great play in spring training.

ICC president resigns over controversy

Mustafa Kamal has resigned as ICC president, accusing India of influencing the outcome of a World Cup match against Bangladesh on a controversial no-ball call against Indian batsman Rohit Sharma.


Ohio State adds fire to Michigan rivalry
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There's no offseason in the rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan. The latest jab comes courtesy of the Buckeyes: a maize-and-blue fire hydrant ... located in a dog-walking area. (via Eleven Warriors)

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AL East Opening Day starters set

With the Orioles and Blue Jays announcing their Opening Day starters on Tuesday, all five AL East teams now know who will take the mound for Game 1. Blue Jays: Drew Hutchison; Orioles: Chris Tillman; Rays: Alex Cobb; Red Sox: Clay Buchholz; Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka.

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No new friends for LeBron

“People get so infatuated with the best of friends, things of that nature. First of all, I’ve got three very good friends in this league, and that’s Carmelo [Anthony], and that’s C.P. (Chris Paul), and that’s D-Wade. And after that, I have a bunch of teammates,” LeBron James said. (via Northeast Ohio Media Group)

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Conor McGregor takes what he wants

The Dublin native can take Jose Aldo's UFC featherweight title when the two meet in Las Vegas on July 11. But why wait until then? McGregor snatched Aldo's belt at a news conference, much to the delight of a raucous home crowd.


Grading Jameis Winston's pro day

Chris Mortensen notes that the QB fixed some of the flaws that dogged him in past seasons, while Todd McShay adds: "They tried to purposely make this workout difficult for him."


Byron Jones has more than hops

The UConn CB wowed combine onlookers with his broad jump of 12-3, which set a world record. Tuesday at his pro day, Jones ran a blazing 4.36 in the 40. He currently sits at the No. 32 spot (Patriots) in Todd McShay’s latest mock draft.

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Lynch joins Ludacris in 'Beast Mode'

Rapper Ludacris says Marshawn Lynch inspired his new single, so it's only fitting that the RB will appear in the music video. Said Ludacris on ESPN's "His & Hers": "The same way he's plowing down people on the field, I’m plowing down people in the music industry and all these rappers."

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Undefeated Indiana team rooting for UK

Quinn Buckner says he and his 1976 Indiana teammates are eager to end the 39-year wait to add another member to the club: "These are young men who have a terrific opportunity to do something great. I think for me and my teammates, it's hard to pull against young people."

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Ovechkin nets 50 again

Capitals star Alex Ovechkin reached the 50-goal mark for the season Tuesday night against the Hurricanes. Since he came into the league, Ovechkin is responsible for six of the NHL's 50-goal seasons; no other player has more than two.

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J.J. Watt sings about ... hot dogs?

The Texans star has accomplished plenty in his young career. But now he can scratch sitcom guest appearance off his to-do list. Watt appeared on FOX's "New Girl" on Tuesday night. Watt explains

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Big league talk with 117 players

In ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, 117 major leaguers weighed in on the best player, what they think of A-Rod's return and other topics from around league. Most players like replay, but one AL pitcher said, "For the love of God, speed it up." MLB Confidential

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