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4hTom 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 on ESPN2 & WatchESPN at 9 p.m. ET.

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Watch live: Florida State-Syracuse on ESPN

Even in the ACC standings, the Orange and Seminoles are looking to make a move up with a victory. Watch the game live on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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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.

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The Globetrotters posterize ESPN employees... and legends (1:18)
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11hKeith 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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Is Harden, not Howard the real problem in Houston? (2:21)
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TBT: Young Beast Mode taking OL to Sizzler (0:30)
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What is the Warriors' Achilles' heel? (2:52)
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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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When Curry sinks a 3-pointer... you dance! (0:26)
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MVP of the season so far (1:27)
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LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin (0:42)
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Looking back at Sudeikis' SportsCenter spoofs (1:46)
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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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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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5hDan 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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Bizarre sequence costs Boise State a win (1:26)
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1hMax Olson, Brandon Chatmon and Jake Trotter

Coach confidential: Favorite Big 12 recruits

Texas Tech QB signee Jett Duffey and Baylor WR signee Devin Duvernay drew the most praise, but there is talent all across the conference.

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Inside the NFL's return to Los Angeles
NFL 

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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NFL 

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant with 11 points in the opening quarter for the Thunder as they lead the Pelicans 29-25. Both teams look like they're trying to manufacture some energy and intensity.

Syracuse running away in second half
NCAAM 

Syracuse is shooting 7-of-9 in the second half and this triple gave Michael Gbinije his eighth 20-point game of the season.

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Rose fires 66 at Pebble Beach with JT's help

Justin Rose, partnered with Justin Timberlake, shot a first-round 66 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth finished with a 71.

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Jason Sobel Senior Writer 

Phil Mickelson called himself "an idiot" today. Prior to the opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the 42-time PGA Tour champion switched drivers. "I hit a few shots that I haven't hit," he explained afterward. Not that it was all bad. Mickelson still posted a 4-under 68 at Spyglass Hill. And yes, he'll have a different driver in the bag when he plays Monterey Peninsula CC tomorrow.

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Orange's Coleman starts half on 6-0 run
NCAAM 

DaJuan Coleman pushed Syracuse's lead to nine with three buckets in the first two minutes of the second half. (Live on ESPN)

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NCAAM 

Globetrotters dunk on everyone at ESPN
NBA 

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

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Noles' Bookert cuts deficit to three
NCAAM 

Devon Bookert and Florida State trailed by 14 midway through the first half, but clawed their way back to make it a one-possession game at halftime.

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Halftime: Temple 31, UConn 29
NCAAM 

Quenton DeCosey's fallaway jumper capped off a 9-2 run and gave the Owls the edge at the break. (Live on ESPN2)

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TBT: Marshawn Lynch's shoutout
NFL 

In honor of his retirement, we remember the time a young Lynch gave it up for his high school team's offensive linemen.

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Minuteman's stylish finish in transition
NCAAM 

Donte Clark went with the double-clutch dunk to put UMass ahead.

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Broncos D stopped the Dab
NFL 

T.J. Ward and Bradley Roby explain how they were able to keep Cam Newton in check and shake his confidence.

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Gbinije finishes with flush on the break
NCAAM 

Michael Gbinije and the Orange are shooting 69.2 percent from the field early on ESPN. Syracuse is the only major conference team that has shot worse than 50 percent from the field in every game this season.

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NCAAM 

Barkley: 'I think Dwight is disinterested'
NBA 

Charles Barkley says Dwight Howard is "starting to break down" in Houston.

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NBA 

NFL players who need a change of scenery
NFL 

To get his career back in order, Robert Griffin III will be best served in another city where the focus won't be as intense as Washington. 32 who need fresh start

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NFL 

NBA owners to discuss jersey ads Sunday
NBA 

Putting corporate logos on uniforms is expected to be discussed at the owners during All-Star weekend in Toronto, according to Brian Windhorst and Darren Rovell. Story

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NBA 

Looking back at the NBA's first half
NBA 

Lindsay Czarniak breaks down some of the key facts of the NBA's first half.

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NBA 

Watch: Seminoles visit Orange
NCAAM 

Syracuse and Florida State attempt to bolster their tournament résumés and avoid falling to .500 in ACC play. The Seminoles have won four straight, while the Orange are on a three-game win streak. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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NCAAM 

Watch: Temple hosts Connecticut
NCAAM 

The Owls and Huskies each look to keep their three-game winning steaks alive as the second- and third-place teams in the American clash. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN

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NCAAM 

LeBron surprises kids with uniforms
NBA 

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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NBA 

Animated look at the MVP race
NBA 

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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NBA 

Top 100 prospects in baseball
MLB 

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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MLB 

Best fantasy hoops seasons of all-time
NBA 

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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NBA 

82 games in 169 days just isn't working
NBA 

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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