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1hArash 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.

8hAdam 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

11hTodd 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.

6hDavid 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.

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McGregor goes for the gold (0:29)

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16hKeith 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

Target practice on "SportsCenter" anchors' heads (2:46)

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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?


Tony Parker's 1,000th game ends in style

The Spurs G played in his 1,000th game Tuesday night against the Heat, becoming the player with the most team wins through his first 1,000 games:

  • Tony Parker: 718
  • Scottie Pippen: 715
  • Tim Duncan: 707

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Bettors high on the Cubbies

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. The Cubs are 6-1 to win the World Series at the MGM. Only the Washington Nationals (5-1) have better odds.

Soccer player uniquely avoids questions

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

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Jadeveon Clowney: 'I'm progressing well'

The Texans LB, the No. 1 overall pick last year, has no timetable for his return from knee surgery but said he's "moving forward" in his rehab: "I'm working hard, but we're not going to rush it. ... Things are starting to come together just like I hoped they would." (via Houston Chronicle)

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."

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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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Rolando McClain to stay with Cowboys

The LB accepted a one-year deal with a base of $3M and an additional $1M in playing-time incentives, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. Last year with Dallas, McClain finished with 81 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble.

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Experienced coaches in Final Four

The four coaches in the 2015 Final Four have combined to make 25 appearances, the most combined appearances in a single Final Four in NCAA tournament history. Per NCAA official statistics, this number does not include a pair of appearances vacated by John Calipari.


Alex Ovechkin nets 50 again

The Capitals star 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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ICYMI: NBA's top plays from Tuesday

Spoiler alert: Stephen Curry owns the top play. But the other two plays are nothing short of amazing, including one that had Spurs coach Gregg Popovich shaking his head.


Alouettes GM: '50-50' chance to sign Sam

Jim Popp on the chances of signing Michael Sam for the upcoming season: "The CFL is cut out perfectly for his style. It would give him the opportunity to do what he does best." The Alouettes have held the exclusive CFL rights to Sam since his senior year at Missouri. (via Montreal Gazette)

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Women's Final Four storylines

Intriguing matchups fill the women's slate on Sunday, as South Carolina looks to continue making school history, while either UConn or Maryland will get handed its first loss of 2015.

Carlos Gomez to lead off for Brewers

Despite Gomez making it known he'd like to hit third or fourth someday, manager Ron Roenicke said Gomez will be the primary leadoff hitter. Said the OF: "I don't look at myself like a leadoff [hitter]. But right now, if that's what it takes to win games, I'm in."

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OTD: Wayne Gretzky breaks assists record

On this date in 1981, The Great One broke Bobby Orr's single-season assists record by recording his 103rd assist. Of the 12 highest-assists seasons in NHL history, Gretzky owns 11 (best: 163 in 1985-86).

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Michigan State tries for rare win

The Spartans have lost 8 of 9 games against the Blue Devils during Tom Izzo's 20 seasons; however, the lone win did come in the NCAA tournament against a top-seeded Duke team that had already defeated them during the regular season.

Jameis Winston staying home for draft

The QB's decision not to go to Chicago is based on his grandmother: "[S]he can't travel, she has Type-2 diabetes. ... I want the people who I've been with since Day 1 to be around me and enjoy this moment. However, he added that he could still change his mind due to outside "pressure." (via NFL Network)

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Freeze to drive Talladega pace car

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze is used to leading his football players on Saturdays, but now he’ll get a chance to set the pace for NASCAR's Geico 500 at Talladega, driving the honorary pace car for the May 3 race. “I am so jacked about that,” he said.

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Top 20 athletes of the past 20 years

LeBron. Serena. MJ. Tiger. All great athletes who made the top 10, but who most defined the pinnacle of sports over the past two decades? See who's No. 1

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Report: Bama eyes Minnesota's Pitino

Alabama, who fired former coach Anthony Grant two weeks ago, has expressed interest in Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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There are worse fates for the Knicks

Phil Jackson is encouraging Knicks season-ticket holders to "remain optimistic," but one can understand why that might be growing more and more difficult. The good news for New York fans: The Knicks probably can't go much lower.


Aroldis Chapman upset with early exit

The Reds closer was upset by the decision to remove him from Tuesday's game with a hamstring issue. Said manager Bryan Price: "The word 'hamstring' came up, [and] just with that history we were extra cautious. By the sounds of it, it may be a non-issue completely. It may be nothing more than a miscommunication."