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5hTom 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.


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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5hSeth 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.

The Globetrotters posterize ESPN employees... and legends (1:18)
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12hKeith 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.

15hKeith Law

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.

Is Harden, not Howard the real problem in Houston? (2:21)
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Odom cheered in appearance at Kanye event

Lamar Odom made his first public appearance since being found unconscious in October, showing up at Kanye West's New York Fashion Week show Thursday.

TBT: Young Beast Mode taking OL to Sizzler (0:30)
Barkley's keys to beating Warriors (1:28)
Jay Bilas' pick to win it all: Maryland (1:50)
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.

What is the Warriors' Achilles' heel? (2:52)
MVP of the season so far (1:27)
LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin (0:42)
Looking back at Sudeikis' SportsCenter spoofs (1:46)
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Field Yates

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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2hMatt 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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6hDan 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.

Bizarre sequence costs Boise State a win (1:26)
High-flying alley-oops are even more fun in triple-OT (0:28)


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

Hoosiers on fire from beyond the arc

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


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

  • 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


Cal routing No. 11 Oregon early

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)


Late Temple run stuns UConn

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


Parker leading Bucks at half

After a sluggish start, Jabari Parker scored 12 of his 13 points in the second quarter, helping the Bucks close the half on a 21-6 run and head into the break with a 55-46 lead over the Wizards. Halftime stats

Southpaw slam fires up Walton

Cal's Jaylen Brown throws down vicious left-handed tomahawk dunk that has Bill Walton screaming "Keep Berkeley weird."


Syracuse scores season-high 85 points

Tyler Roberson had an emphatic dunk here, as the Orange routed Florida State 85-70.


Westbrook powers Thunder into halftime

Russell Westbrook is well on his way toward a triple-double as he finished the first half with 18 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds, helping the Thunder jump out to a 62-53 lead over the Pelicans at the break. Halftime stats

Big Ten's highest-scoring teams meet

No. 4 Iowa aims to remain alone atop the Big Ten standings when it travels to Assembly Hall to face Indiana. Over the last five seasons, the Hoosiers are 5-1 at home against top-5 opponents. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN


Watch: Pac-12-leading Oregon visits Cal

Aiming for their first regular-season conference title since 2001-02. the 11th-ranked Ducks hope to hand the Golden Bears their first home loss of the season. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN


Bergeron nets 20th goal of season

Patrice Bergeron lit the lamp just a minute and 38 seconds into tonight's game against the Jets, marking his third consecutive 20-goal season and seventh of his career. Boston leads Winnipeg 3-2 at the end of the first period. Box score

Circus shot helps Temple beat UConn

The Owls went on a 21-4 run to beat UConn 63-58, taking the lead for good on this crazy desperation shot over the shoulder from Quenton DeCosey, who also drew the foul.


TBT: Kevin Hart outduels Mone Davis
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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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Heat make spot-on 'Martin' intro spoof

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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Inside the NFL's return to Los Angeles

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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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

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


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.


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.


Orange's Coleman starts half on 6-0 run

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


Globetrotters dunk on everyone at ESPN

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