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Still too early to write off Mat Latos

Latos' personality, injury issues and 4.95 ERA last season are all red flags. So why should the Orioles, Rangers, Marlins and Tigers show interest in him? Free agents worth the gamble


Miller hits deep 3

TCU's Vladimir Brodziansky finds JD Miller deep from the wing, who nails the long 3 to tie it up at 15-15.


Griffin to Newberry, another 3 assist

Oklahoma State's Tyree Griffin lobs it from the paint to Jeff Newberry on the corner, who knocks down the three.


Blocks on blocks on blocks

TCU's Vladimir Brodziansky blocks a shot on one end and gets his shot rejected by Anthony Allen Jr. on the following possession.


Hammonds knocks down the 3

Oklahoma State's Tyree Griffin gets the assist again and finds Leyton Hammonds, who is wide open for 3.


Carroll hits early 3

Oklahoma State's Tyree Griffin finds Jeffrey Carroll, who knocks down the 3 from the wing.

WATCH: Oklahoma State at TCU

TCU comes off two losses to No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 7 Kansas, while Oklahoma State comes off a loss to No. 13 Iowa State and Texas Tech. Who's going to tally the good ole' W so it doesn't get stuck three losses deep? Live on ESPNU

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Big 12 pre-spring position rankings: QB

With spring ball a month away, we'll be ranking the position groups in the Big 12 over the next two weeks, starting with the quarterbacks.

Sooners will take down Longhorns

Its tempting to take Texas and its 4-1 record against AP top-20 opponents this season. But No. 1 Oklahoma is coming off a loss at Kansas State, and there's no chance the Longhorns catch the Sooners sleeping. Weekday predictions

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Smart is doing work

Texas is rolling thanks to Shaka Smart leading the way. Most expected Smart to succeed, but do our experts think this is faster than expected? Daily Word

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on benching Wesley Matthews in crunch time in Saturday's win in Memphis: "Hey, Wes wants to play. There's no question about that. And it's a good problem to have. You've got a guy like [Raymond] Felton that's playing that well, putting the ball in the hole, making plays and doing other things. These are tough decisions that a coach has to make, but I've got to make them." Matthews has been slumping for about a month, but he's tied with teammate Dirk Nowitzki for the NBA's best clutch plus-minus (plus-85) this season.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Zaza Pachulia worked with Holger Geschwindner, Dirk Nowitzki's longtime shot doctor, for about 10 minutes after Monday's practice. "It was great to get some tips from the legend," Pachulia said. Geschwindner worked with Pachulia to improve his balance and the arc on his jumper. Pachulia had a similar session before practice with coach Rick Carlisle after they reviewed film of the big man's last 25 jumpers. Pachulia is in the midst of a career year but has struggled with his jumper, making only 29.4 percent of his midrange attempts, compared to 41.4 percent last season with the Bucks. "I'm going to keep working on it, because I know I have it and I've got to get it back," Pachulia said.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle wasn't nearly as opinionated on the firing of Derek Fisher as he was after David Blatt's dismissal. "I'm disappointed for him,' Carlisle said of Fisher. "I don't know the specifics of the internal situation. There were in the midst of a pretty good turnaround until the recent stretch, and it's unfortunate. Other than that, I don't know what to tell you." Fisher played for Carlisle and the Mavs in the 2012-13 season, quitting after playing in nine games to supposedly spend more time with his family, only to join the Thunder later in the season.

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Running back of the future?

Ezekiel Elliott would like nothing more than to run behind Dallas' dominant O-line at the next level. But are the Cowboys a realistic landing place on draft day for the Buckeye standout? NFL rumors

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Where will Dexter Fowler end up?

For Insider Tony Blengino, Fowler is the best free agent still on the board who turned down a qualifying offer. The Nationals, Dodgers, Cubs and Rangers are the most likely landing spots for the outfielder, according to Blengino. Unsigned qualifying-offer free agents (Insider)

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Should Dallas be the NFC East favorite?

Our panel sure thinks so, with the Cowboys landing just a bit outside the top 10. That's the power of a healthy Tony Romo at quarterback. Way-too-early Power Rankings


Joe Lunardi's bracketology: No. 6 seeds

  • East: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  • West: Providence Friars
  • South: Duke Blue Devils
  • Midwest: Baylor Bears
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Joe Lunardi's bracketology: No. 5 seeds

  • East: Purdue Boilermakers
  • West: Texas Longhorns
  • South: Arizona Wildcats
  • Midwest: USC Trojans
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Plenty of ways to win

Peyton Manning is the first quarterback since Ben Roethlisberger in Super Bowl XL to win the Lombardi Trophy without throwing a touchdown pass.

Romo: Return worth the risk (2:24)
Romo: Drama more about record (2:49)
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Crystal ball: Cowboys will bounce back

It was a nightmare season for Tony Romo & Co., but Dan Graziano sees Dallas restoring order in the NFC East next season behind a healthy No. 9. Crystal ball for 2016