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7hKeith Law

Law's Top 100 prospects

Keith Law lays out his highly anticipated annual list of the top 100 prospects in baseball, with talented Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager topping it.

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Law: 2016 ranking of all 30 farm systems

Keith Law ranks the MLB farm systems heading into the 2016 season, with the rebuilding Braves (including offseason acquisition Dansby Swanson) leaping to No. 1 and the Angels falling to last.

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4hSeth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr.

Inside the NFL's wild return to LA

Few could have guessed that the league's return would become so bloody, bitter and, most of all, emblematic of how power in the NFL truly works.

Suns get into it on their own bench (0:27)
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Bracketology: Oregon the safest choice in the Pac-12

There are a lot of Pac-12 teams in the mix, but Joe Lunardi feels good about one in particular: Oregon. The Ducks have risen all the way to a No. 2 seed in his latest projection. Watch No. 11 Oregon vs. California on ESPN2 & WatchESPN at 9 p.m. ET.

The Globetrotters posterize ESPN employees... and legends (1:18)
TBT: Young Beast Mode taking OL to Sizzler (0:30)
Bizarre sequence costs Boise State a win (1:26)
Jay Bilas' pick to win it all: Maryland (1:50)
SVP's brief encounter with Bill Murray at Pebble Beach (2:30)
When Curry sinks a 3-pointer... you dance! (0:26)
MVP of the season so far (1:27)
LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin (0:42)
What is the Warriors' Achilles' heel? (2:52)
Looking back at Sudeikis' SportsCenter spoofs (1:46)
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Field Yates

Yates: The NFL's five worst cap situations

Who has the most work to do regarding the 2016 salary cap? Field Yates' list includes three AFC East teams that all face big offseason decisions.

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9hMatt Bowen

Bowen: Five rookies ready to pop in Year 2

Which rookies are ready to take their games to the next level? Matt Bowen highlights five players, including Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham, who displayed a rare athletic skill set in Year 1.

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Gilberto Ramirez focused on making history

Unbeaten Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez gets a chance to become Mexico's first super middleweight titlist -- and a shot at stardom -- when he meets Arthur Abraham on April 9 in Las Vegas.

Jordan posterizes Smart on alley-oop (0:31)
High-flying alley-oops are even more fun in triple-OT (0:28)


Beverley out of All-Star Skills Challenge

Rockets PG Patrick Beverley will not defend his Skills Challenge title this weekend at the NBA All-Star game with an ankle injury suffered in Wednesday's game. The Nuggets' Emmanuel Mudiay will replace him in th event.

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LeBron surprises kids with uniforms

LeBron James kicked off All-Star weekend with what could be his best assist of the festivities, surprising school kids in Toronto with new team uniforms. New uniforms for 23 teams

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Animated look at the MVP race

While the NBA is filled with stars, Marc Stein wonders if there really is more than one candidate for MVP at the All-Star break.


2016 Fantasy Baseball rankings

Pitchers and catchers report to spring training next week, so it's a great time to think about fantasy baseball, and where to take players such as Carlos Correa, Bryce Harper and Josh Donaldson. Top 300 overall

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USA crushes Costa Rica in Olympic qualifier

Alex Morgan's two goals (one of them just 12 seconds into the match) highlighted her rapport with teammate Carli Lloyd, a relationship Julie Foudy says will be important going forward.


TBT: Kevin Hart outduels Mone Davis
NBA All-Star Game 

Little League World Series star Davis got a nice crossover against Hart in last year's NBA Celebrity All-Star Game, but it was the comedian who earned MVP honors.

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Heat make spot-on 'Martin' intro spoof

The Heat might not be having a noteworthy season on the court (they currently sit at 29-24), but that doesn't mean this video spoof of the iconic intro for the '90s sitcom "Martin" is any less awesome. Chris Bosh for the win

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Top 100 prospects in baseball

Keith Law lays out his highly anticipated annual list of the top talent in baseball, with Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager topping it. No.'s 1-50 (Insider)

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

LeSean McCoy's attorney, Larry Krasner, tells Outside the Lines' John Barr that reports that McCoy told a Philadelphia-based website Wednesday evening that McCoy "made a mistake" were wrong. "That's actually incorrect," Krasner told Barr. "What he (McCoy) said was that he would make a statement sooner than later."

Best fantasy hoops seasons of all-time

Not surprisingly, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and LeBron James rank among the top single-season fantasy performances of all-time. But some of the other names on the list may surprise you. Shawn Marion at 2? (Insider)

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82 games in 169 days just isn't working

The NBA's 82-game schedule is cruel, unrelenting, back-breaking, knee-busting and illogical. Fatigue robs the NBA of dunks, robs the league of its best players and makes teams play worse. Eliminate back-to-backs

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Jason Sobel Senior Writer 

Justin Timberlake didn't bring sexy back with this swing, but he did bring the right partner with him this week. Justin Rose, playing alongside the entertainer, already finds himself near the top of the early AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am leaderboard.


Kidd-Gilchrist tears labrum in shoulder

Hornets F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who has been limited to just seven games this season after surgery on his right shoulder, tore the labrum in the same shoulder in Wednesday's game. He was averaging 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

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They built what in Fenway Park?

No need to adjust your screens. That is a ginormous ski jump ramp in Boston's iconic stadium, and it makes the Green Monster look tiny. Sweet pics


Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Dan Fegan, agent for Dwight Howard, issues statement to ESPN: "I'm not privy to what the Rockets are doing or not doing with respect to Dwight Howard. What I can say, with 100 percent certainty, is that Dwight has not and has never asked the Rockets for a trade. And neither have I."


Report: Rockets may look to deal Howard

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Rockets are contacting teams about potentially working out a trade for Dwight Howard before the Feb. 18 deadline. Howard plans to exercise an opt-out clause this summer to become an unrestricted free agent. The Rockets enter the All-Star break losing three straight and six of their last eight.

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Inside the NFL's return to Los Angeles

One NFL owner called the meeting a "s--- show." On Dec. 2 at the Four Seasons in Irving, Texas, the owners-only meeting had a single agenda item: Which team or teams should be allowed to relocate to Los Angeles? The deciding factors

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Yankees to honor Rivera with plaque

Mariano Rivera's No. 42 was already retired in 2013, after the number was retired throughout MLB in 1997 in honor of Jackie Robinson. So the Yankees will dedicate a plaque to the all-time saves leader at Monument Park on Aug. 14 before a game against the Rays.

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder

If you would like to show your support for Coach Williams and his family, bring flowers to west side of Chesapeake Arena, whether you are coming to game tonight or not. Send deliveries to 208 Thunder Dr OKC, OK 73102. Thank you!

Just call Peyton 'The Sheriff' or 'P-Money'

Broncos' T.J. Ward and Bradley Roby said Peyton Manning signed WR Bennie Fowler's jersey as "P-Money" during the Super Bowl.


Barry Sanders' son transfers to Okla. St.

Stanford RB Barry J. Sanders will be joining his father's alma mater as he intends to join Oklahoma State as a graduate transfer for his final year of eligibility. Sanders played 36 games over three seasons with 664 rushing yards and five TDs with the Cardinal.

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Whiteside suspended one game for elbow

Hassan Whiteside will miss the Feb. 19 game against the Hawks after he was punished for throwing an elbow and making contact with the head of the Spurs' Boban Marjanovic on Tuesday. Whiteside was assessed a Flagrant 2 on the play and ejected.

Towns throws down the hammer ... twice

When Karl-Anthony Towns is coming down the lane, you should probably get out of the way.


Steph Curry 3-pointer = dancing time

Andre Iguodala does a lot of dancing.


Globetrotters dunk on everyone at ESPN

Bob Ley has the nickname of "The General" and the Harlem Globetrotters treated him like a Washington General.