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Westbrook quiet, but OKC staying close

The Mavs have clamped down on Russell Westbrook, but his teammates have helped OKC keep up.

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1hGordon Edes

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.

49mMarc 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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3hJason 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?

4hBuster 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?

Have You Seen?

Pacquiao's trainer warns Mayweather (0:09)


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?


Anthony Davis: Harden is the MVP

"There's a lot of guys playing out of their minds," Davis said on the Dan Patrick Radio Show. "It'd probably have to be James [Harden]. He's out of his mind. He's definitely playing out of his mind. We talk about this with my team every day."

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Final: Hornets 102, Pistons 78

Six Charlotte players were in double figures as Detroit's starters combined to score just 39 points. The Hornets' bench, on the other hand, scored 40. Box score


Spurs clinch playoff spot

For the 18th consecutive season, Gregg Popovich and the Spurs are headed to the playoffs. San Antonio secured a spot with a 103-91 win over the Magic. 13 players scored for the defending champs, led by Aron Baynes' 18 points. Box score

Plenty of prospects yet to sign

Eight top-25 basketball recruits have yet to choose a school, and all eight will play in tonight's McDonald’s All American Game live on ESPN. ESPN Class of 2015 Rankings

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Halftime: Mavericks 66, Thunder 63

Both teams scored 38 points in the second quarter in a highly entertaining back-and-forth battle. Anthony Morrow nailed 3 triples for OKC in the final 2:15 of the half; Dirk Nowitzki caught fire for 6 late points when the Thunder tried to guard him with Steve Novak. Follow live


Celtics fending off Pacers

Tyler Zeller's career high is 26 points against the Sixers just two weeks ago, but he already has 19 points with one quarter remaining as the Celtics lead the Pacers by 6. Follow live


Bulls, Bucks tied at the half

Zaza Pachulia tipped in the tying basket at the buzzer to pull the Bucks level with the Bulls at 48. Pachulia's tip-in was the 11th offensive rebound for Milwaukee in the half. Jimmy Butler and Michael Carter-Williams each have 15 points. Follow live


Halftime: Rockets 58, Kings 55

The Rockets opened a 19-point lead to start the second quarter, but the Kings came roaring back to outscore Houston 28-12 over the final 8:05 of the half. James Harden leads Houston with 24 points (5-for-5 from 3), while DeMarcus Cousins leads Sacramento with 11 points. Follow live


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Kings fought back down double-digits, trailed by one a few times. Omri Casspi with 10-7, DeMarcus Cousins with 11-9-6. He's 1-4 FT.

Halftime: Raptors 60, Wolves 46

It's raining 3-pointers in Minnesota. The Raptors have hit 10 of their 19 attempts (52%) -- highlighted by Greivis Vasquez (3-for-4 from 3, 11 points) -- and lead by 14 at the break. Follow live


An offensive display in OKC

The first quarter was a competitive tilt between the Mavericks and Thunder, but the fireworks really started in the second. Both teams were on pace to score 40 points in the frame after five minutes, though the tempo has started to slow. Follow live

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Byron Scott on tanking: "It's hard to tell somebody, go in and lose that [game]...& that's basically what our fans our telling our players."

Boston doing it with defense

The Celtics' starting troika of guards is having a rough shooting night (combined 7-for-24), but they're clamping down on the defensive end, holding the Pacers to 40.4% shooting midway through the third. Follow live


Raptors punishing young Wolves

There's something to be said for experience. The Raptors have plenty of it. The Wolves, well, do not. Toronto has outscored Minnesota by 11 in the 2nd quarter and now leads by 15. Follow live

Stalled shooting in Milwaukee

Offense has been tough to find in Milwaukee as the Bulls are flirting with 40% from the field while the Bucks are stuck at 38.2%. Chicago leads by 1 midway through the second. Follow live


Sixers hoping to make it 76

The Wizards' dominance doesn't show any signs of letting up, as Washington leads 93-62 headed to the fourth quarter. Bradley Beal (20 points), Marcin Gortat (21 points, 13rebounds) and John Wall (15 assists) are all having field days against the overmatched 76ers. Follow live


SS-needy Yankees trade for Petit

After losing shortstops Brendan Ryan and Didi Gregorius to injuries, the Yankees acquired INF Gregorio Petit from the Astros today for cash. Petit, 30, hit .278 with 2 HRs and 9 RBIs in 37 games last season.