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6hTom Haberstroh

TrueHoop Presents: How the NBA schedule is breaking its players

More injuries. Lower quality of play. Fewer dunks, for crying out loud! Slogging through 82 games in the NBA is anything but faaaantastic.

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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 live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN.

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Watch live: Iowa-Indiana on ESPN

The Hawkeyes are looking to extend their winning streak to four when they visit the Hoosiers in a matchup of the Big Ten's highest-scoring teams. Watch the game live on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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6hSeth 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.

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The Globetrotters posterize ESPN employees... and legends (1:18)
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Is Harden, not Howard the real problem in Houston? (2:21)
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13hKeith 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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TBT: Young Beast Mode taking OL to Sizzler (0:30)
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Barkley's keys to beating Warriors (1:28)
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Jay Bilas' pick to win it all: Maryland (1:50)
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SVP's brief encounter with Bill Murray at Pebble Beach (2:30)
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Top 300 fantasy MLB rankings

Mike Trout, Carlos Correa and Josh Donaldson will be at the top of every fantasy most-wanted list, but who else should be sought after? The Fantasy Staff ranks the top 300 players for all your roto needs.

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What is the Warriors' Achilles' heel? (2:52)
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MVP of the season so far (1:27)
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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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3hMatt 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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7hDan Rafael

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.

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Bucks enter break on two-game win streak

Khris Middleton led all scorers with 27 points, as Milwaukee knocked off Washington 99-92 for its second straight win after a five-game losing streak. Bradley Beal had 19 for the Wizards, who shot just 18.8% from 3-point range. Box score

Barkley: 'I think Dwight is disinterested'
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Charles Barkley says Dwight Howard is "starting to break down" in Houston.

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Syracuse wins fourth straight
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The Orange dominated the second half against Florida State to earn an 85-72 win and capture their seventh win in eight games.

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Golden Bears punishing the rim vs. Ducks
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Tyrone Wallace and Cal have built a 24-point lead at home over No. 11 Oregon.

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Westbrook makes this dunk look easy
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Russell Westbrook blows by Pelicans defenders for the thunderous slam.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

On a difficult night, the Thunder handle the Pelicans 121-95. Durant with 23 and six assists, Westbrook 23-9-10. Enter the All-Star break at 40-14. Which is still somehow nine games behind the Warriors.

Thunder dominate Pelicans by 26

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant each scored 23 points, and Billy Donovan became the second rookie coach to hit 40 wins before the All-Star break in Oklahoma City's 121-95 win over New Orleans. Box score

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Uthoff's slam pulls Hawkeyes even on ESPN
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The Hawkeyes have climbed out of a 16-point hole in Assembly Hall to tie the game early in the second half on this dunk by Jarrod Uthoff.

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Royals, Moustakas agree to 2-year deal

3B Mike Moustakas will avoid arbitration for the next two seasons as he agreed to a two-year, $14.3 million deal. He hit .284 last year with 34 doubles, 22 homers and 82 RBIs and earned his first All-Star nod.

Animated look at the MVP race
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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.

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Best fantasy hoops seasons of all-time
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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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Cal starts second half in style
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A block on defense and a monster slam in transition at the other end put the Golden Bears up by 20 over No. 11 Oregon on ESPN2.

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Royce Young @royceyoung

All-Star break looks like it's going to start early for Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Thunder second unit closing this one well.

Wizards pull ahead of Bucks entering 4th

Washington went on a 10-2 run to open the third quarter and emerged with a 70-69 lead entering the fourth quarter. John Wall is shooting just 3-for-13 but does have 10 assists. Follow live

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No. 4 Iowa down 45-38 in Assembly Hall
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Tom Crean had to be pleased with Indiana's 3-point shooting as the Hoosiers went 7-of-13 from distance. And when they missed, they attacked the glass, pulling down 12 offensive rebounds on 17 missed shots. Live on ESPN

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Cal up big on No. 11 Oregon at halftime
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Jabari Bird poured in 16 points and went 4-of-7 from 3-point range as the Golden Bears jumped out to an 18-point lead at home. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN

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Top 100 prospects in baseball
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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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Thunder rolling past Pelicans through 3

Russell Westbrook has 23 points and is one rebound short of a triple-double as Oklahoma City has built up a 95-74 lead over the Pelicans. Follow live

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Fresh off his retirement from football, Marshawn Lynch has arrived in Toronto for NBA All-Star Weekend.

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Hoosiers on fire from beyond the arc
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Indiana is up on No. 4 Iowa thanks to 7-of-12 shooting from deep and 10 offensive rebounds. (Live on ESPN)

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Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Colin Hartman just pinned Jarrod Uthoff at the rim and then buried a trailing 3 at the other end, and that pretty much sums up Indiana-Iowa thus far.

Ranked teams in trouble on ESPN/ESPN2
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  • No. 4 Iowa trails Indiana 36-20 on ESPN
  • No. 11 Oregon is down 35-18 vs. Cal on ESPN2
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Marchand's scoring streak continues

Brad Marchand beat Jets netminder Connor Hellebuyck in the first period for his 11th goal in the last 11 games. Marchand also picked up an assist on the Bruins' first goal of the night. Follow live

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Cal routing No. 11 Oregon early
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Halfway through the first half, the Bears are leading the Ducks 27-9 thanks in part to Ivan Rabb's easy dunk. (Live on ESPN2)

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Late Temple run stuns UConn
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Temple finishes the game on a 21-4 run to shock UConn 63-58.

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