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Leonard Williams is a sure thing in NFL draft

The strength, dexterity and versatility of USC's star pass-rusher make him the surest thing in this year's NFL draft.

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3hMarc 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.

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50mColey Harvey

Bengals troll rival Browns with logo prank

As part of a prank to commemorate April Fools' Day and to troll their in-state rival Browns, the Bengals tweeted they would have a "fresh new look for the 2015 season." The news had the Buckeye State buzzing, and may add some fun fuel to the rivalry.

SportsCenter Clips

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

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19mJason 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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1hBuster Olney

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?

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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?


Pedro on Tanaka: He won't stay healthy

Pedro Martinez said today on Sirius/XM's Mad Dog Radio that Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka won't last the entire season. "Tanaka is not healthy right now because I believe Tanaka is hesitant to let it go. Tanaka is hanging all those breaking balls that he is throwing." Pedro's take

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Victorino expected to get nod in RF

It will be Shane Victorino, not Rusney Castillo, in right field for the Red Sox on Opening Day. At least, that's what John Farrell indicated today. Castillo is likely headed to Triple-A. "[We] haven't forgotten what [Victorino's] done for us."

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Gruden plays hardball with Winston

Jameis Winston on how playing baseball and pitching has helped him on the football field: "Situation football can win you a game or lose you a game."


Warren cracks Yankees' rotation

Joe Girardi made it official and announced righty Adam Warren as the team's No. 5 starter. Warren's spring stats: 2-0, 2.70 ERA, 11 Ks, 1 BB in 16 2/3 IP. Said Girardi: "He just does a lot of things right."

Shockers working to keep Marshall
Men's College Basketball 

Wichita State is working on an enhanced contract package to keep head coach Gregg Marshall, multiple sources told ESPN's Andy Katz. Marshall met with Alabama officials earlier in the week and is the Crimson Tide's top choice to replace the fired Anthony Grant.

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Men's College Basketball 

Andy Katz @ESPNAndyKatz

Gregg Marshall's decision should be by end of weekend. Give Wichita State credit. Shockers doing everything they can to try to keep him.

Axford's son improving after snake bite

Rockies reliever John Axford says his 2-year-old son Jameson was able to sleep last night. His right foot has been saved, but there is fear he could lose a toe or two. "We're going by doctors' orders. They know more than we do."


Bradley testifies at Hernandez trail

Alexander Bradley, Aaron Hernandez's former friend, said he saw Hernandez handle a firearm at a Florida hotel room in 2013, which could prove to be a damaging testimony in the ongoing case.


Jockey flipped during race

Lewis Ferguson was violently flipped during a race at Wincanton Racecourse in England but is OK after the terrible fall.


#HateHard with Tom

Tom Haberstroh subs in for Amin Elhassan and gives the #HateHard treatment to Giannis Antetokounmpo ... and is unsuccessful in both the hashtag and the facial hair.


Numbers on Tony Romo's restructuring

$16M of his original $17M is turned into a signing bonus to reduce his cap figure from an NFL-high $27.77M to $14.97M (12th among QBs), sources told ESPN's Todd Archer. He will make a $1M base salary for the second straight year.

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Tony Romo: I'll restructure my contract

The Cowboys QB told Mike & Mike this morning: "I'll probably do the restructure here shortly. As far as the pay cut, I mean, I don't think that's a big deal if they ever come ask me for that." Romo's pre-restructed deal has the highest salary cap hit in the NFL for the 2015 season.

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Blake not feeling the home crowd

Blake Griffin is down on the Clippers' crowd: "Home court advantage is just not there for us. So if that's how it feels in the playoffs, we're -- it's not looking good." And Chris Broussard says he's right.


Murray closes strong, reaches semis

Andy Murray dropped the first set to Dominic Thiem, but rallied in the next two to win 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open.


Texas eyes VCU coach Shaka Smart

“Smart’s a guy that has turned down a bunch of jobs since he took VCU to the Final Four," Jeff Goodman said. "But this is one that according to my sources he’s had his eye on for a long time. He’s got about 10 jobs that I think he would jump for and this is the first one that’s opened up.”


Roger Cossack on Jonathan Taylor
College Football 

"Saban is in a tough spot. [Jonathan Taylor] was a guy that had a reputation, had a tail that followed him from Georgia to Alabama. ... In this situation it looks like they are going to have to make a decision [on whether to reinstate him] based on who this guy is, what his problems have been and what these problems really mean."

College Football 

Taylor accuser released from jail

The woman who accused former Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor of assault and recanted the allegations has been released from the Tuscaloosa County Jail on bond after being arrested and charged today with false reporting to law enforcement.

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Rockies stars in midseason form

Troy Tulowitzki has homered twice -- a two-run shot in the 1st and a solo blast in the 3rd -- and Carlos Gonzalez has also gone yard for Colorado in today's game against the Rangers.

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Darius Rucker's mobile apartment

ESPN "SportsCenter" host Lindsay Czarniak takes a tour on musician Darius Rucker's bus, and you might be surprised at what she finds inside.


Towns' transformation 'incredible'

Karl-Anthony Towns' high-school coach Bob Hurley: "I didn't think he could go from shooting 3s to being this dominant around the basket. I want to write John Calipari a note to say this is the most amazing transformation I've seen."

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