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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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2hSeth 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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9hKeith 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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3hDan 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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9hMax 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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Jason Sobel Senior Writer 

Jordan Spieth was a little frustrated after his 1-under 71 at Spyglass Hill to start the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. "I played the hardest holes on this golf course in 4-under par," he said. "And then I played all the easy ones over par. Just kind of a bit odd." He's well back of the early lead, but will play relatively easier Monterey Peninsula CC tomorrow.

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"My heart is here in Oakland and if we can get something done, that's what we're going to do." - Raiders owner Mark Davis

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Durant emotional over coach's loss
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Thunder F Kevin Durant expresses sentiments on the death of assistant coach Monty Williams' wife Ingrid.

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Raiders agree in principal to stay at O.co Coliseum in Oakland for 2016 season. Raiders owner Mark Davis also announced team had two one-year options to stay at the Coliseum going forward, which could keep them in Oakland through 2018.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Rockets center Dwight Howard, reached Thursday by ESPN, says in reference to earlier statement from his agent Dan Fegan: "Dan's statement is true. I have not asked the Rockets to trade me. Nor have I talked about right trades. I want to win. I want this situation to work. I chose this team. And I'm not running because we have been faced with some adversity."

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How will the Saints deal with Drew Brees?
NFL 

The QB has a $30 million cap hit next season and the NFL Insiders crew believes the Saints' only option is to give him an extension.

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Where RG III could land next
NFL 

With Robert Griffin III's release from Washington all but inevitable, there could be some teams interested in the QB's services -- including the Cowboys, who would be adding a young insurance policy for Tony Romo without undermining him. Sando: Landing spots (Insider)

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Is Harden, not Howard the real problem?
NBA 

Michael Wilbon and Max Kellerman believe the culprit for the Rockets' struggles is James Harden, not Dwight Howard.

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NBA Hall of Famer vs. Super Bowl Champ

Magic Johnson and Peyton Manning faced off in a game of Egg Russian Roulette, and what's better than two legends smashing raw eggs on their heads? So weird, so awesome

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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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2016 Fantasy Baseball rankings
MLB 

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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Steph Curry 3-pointer = dancing time
NBA 

Andre Iguodala does a lot of dancing.

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Bizarre ending costs Boise State a win

The Broncos looked to have broken a tie with Colorado State at the buzzer with a crazy, off-balance 3-pointer. However, the officials called it off after a review.

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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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NBA All-Star Game 

Heat make spot-on 'Martin' intro spoof
NBA 

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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NBA 

TBT: Marshawn Lynch's shoutout
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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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Just call Peyton 'The Sheriff' or 'P-Money'
NFL 

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

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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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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 

What's hardest about Kobe's final year?
NBA 

"That we suck."

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Beverley out of All-Star Skills Challenge
NBA 

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 the event.

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NBA 

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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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.

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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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