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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.

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Loose lips: Olynyk says B's Hamilton broke ribs

The Celtics' Kelly Olynyk might not be welcome back at Bruins games after he seemed to spill the beans on fellow Beantown athlete Dougie Hamilton, saying the injured Bruins defenseman is out due to broken ribs.


Kenny Mayne's first pitch tour

Kenny Mayne travels to spring training sites in Arizona to try out for the chance to throw the first pitch at an MLB game.


Spurs clinch playoff spot

Aaron Baynes scored a team-high 18 points as the Spurs defeated the Magic 103-91 to clinch a playoff spot.

SportsCenter Clips

'SportsCenter' anchors read mean tweets (0:46)


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!).


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.


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?

Have You Seen?

Pacquiao's trainer warns Mayweather (0:09)



Winston a lock for No. 1 ?

Todd McShay on First Draft podcast: "The only way Jameis Winston is not the first pick is if ... information gets gathered from his past that has not yet been found. Or if Jameis does something off the field that makes Tampa Bay reconsider."

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Gruden's QB Camp: Jameis Winston

The QB explains to Jon Gruden how his baseball background helps him on the football field: "Baseball, on that mound, you gotta be relentless. As a quarterback, you have to be relentless. That's how you get guys to follow you."


Freddie Roach throws jab at Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, really hopes Floyd Mayweather's hands are OK and that he doesn't complain too much about the wear and tear of training camp. Because Pacquiao's camp is planning a beatdown.


Jockey flipped during race

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


Serena's win is piece of cake

Serena Williams was given a cake to celebrate her 700th career win after she defeated Sabine Lisicki during their quarterfinal match at the Miami Open today. Was it better than Andy Murray's cake for his 500th win on Tuesday? Judge for yourself

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Steve Nash's guide to the galaxy

We gave Steve Nash a pen and a mission: Illustrate the theories that drove his unique MVP career. It began with this sketch. Here's the result

Sketch by Steve Nash

Kings to add Bhullar in historic move

The Kings plan to sign 7-foot-5 Sim Bhullar to 10-day contract, which would make him 1st player of Indian descent in the NBA.

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Zimmerman dunks over defender

Syracuse commit Malachi Richardson set up Stephen Zimmerman from Bishop Gorman High School for this powerful one-handed slam in the 2015 McDonald's All American Game.


Highlight: McDonald's All American Game
Men's College Basketball 

Cheick Diallo scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and was named MVP in the East's 111-91 win over the West.

Men's College Basketball 

SportsCenter anchors read mean tweets

Twitter can sometimes be harsh. Robert Flores gives a peek at the not-so-nice side as he and John Anderson read a few mean tweets.


Darius Rucker's mobile apartment

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


Job swap for Florida coach & prez

Florida football coach Jim McElwain and university president Kent Fuchs pretended to trade jobs today because of an “obscure contract clause.” The April Fools' gag


Harden's career-high lifts Rockets

James Harden outshined DeMarcus Cousins' triple-double with a career-best 51 points -- the second time this season he hit the 50 mark -- and the Rockets shook off the Kings 115-111 in Houston.


Missed free throws haunt Harden

James Harden scored a career-high 51 points in the Rockets' 115-111 win over the Kings, but he could (should?) have poured in 53 if only he had made two free throws to ice the game. "Whew, man, those two free throws are still in my head," Harden said postgame.


Anthony Davis: Harden is the MVP

"There's a lot of guys playing out of their minds," Davis said Wednesday 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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Kaman shoves CP3 off the court

Chris Kaman shoved Chris Paul off the court after a reverse angle revealed Paul getting too handsy trying to strip a rebound.


Big Baby falls over

In the midst of the Paul-Kaman kerfuffle, Big Baby Davis tried to insert himself into the situation only to lose his balance on a nudge by LaMarcus Aldridge.


Mavs overcome Westbrook, Thunder

Russell Westbrook's 10th triple-double of the season wasn't enough for the Thunder as they fell in a shootout 135-131. Oklahoma City holds a 1.5-game lead for the final playoff spot in the West.


Spurs clinch playoff spot

San Antonio is headed to the playoffs for the 18th consecutive season after beating the Magic 103-91. The Spurs, who have won five straight and 15 of their past 18, sit two games back of the Grizzlies for the West's second seed.


Popovich's 18th straight ties Auerbach

With the Spurs clinching a postseason spot tonight, Gregg Popovich has made the playoffs each of his last 18 years as a head coach. That ties Red Auerbach for the third-longest streak by a coach in NBA history, according to Elias.

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Marshall to stay with Shockers
Men's College Basketball 

Gregg Marshall has decided to stay at Wichita State, telling ESPN's Mark Adams he has reached a 7-year agreement. Marshall was the front-runner for Alabama's coaching vacancy. Over the last five seasons, no D-I team has a better win percentage than the Shockers.

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Men's College Basketball 

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.”


Geno Auriemma: Men's game a 'joke'
Women's College Basketball 

The UConn women's coach said maybe only 10 teams play a game he'd like to watch: "The bottom line is, nobody can score. And they'll tell you that it's because of great defense, great scouting, a lot of team work. Nonsense, nonsense. College men's basketball is so far behind the times it's unbelievable."

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Women's College Basketball 

Ravens owner talks domestic violence

"I think that we were pretty stupid not to recognize domestic violence as a category by itself," Steve Bisciotti said in a conference call with about 5,000 season-ticket holders. "No other infractions -- failed drug tests, bar fights or DUIs -- nothing to me should rise to that level."

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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."