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Photos: MLB, NFL stars who shined in both baseball and football

We recall a few of the more memorable baseball players to excel on the gridiron, and some of the more memorable football players to dominate on the diamond since the start of the Super Bowl era.

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Undefeated Mexico tops Puerto Rico for top seed

Mexico's undefeated Mazatlan Venados beat Puerto Rico's Santurce Cangrejeros 8-4 on Friday night to clinch the top seed in the semifinals of the Caribbean Series.

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Best Thing I Saw/Heard Today: SVP's greatest ever (1:35)
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Simon: Top 5 statistical milestones to watch in 2016

The upcoming season should be a banner one for milestones, as Ichiro, A-Rod, K-Rod and a quartet of starting pitchers take aim at some magic hits, home runs, saves and strikeouts.

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Sarris: Four pitchers who could become aces

Using Dallas Keuchel's career as a road map, we found several pitchers who enter 2016 with a chance to deliver the type of results that, at first glance, you wouldn't think they were capable of.

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How does Greg Bird's injury affect the Yankees' plans? (2:39)
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Olney: Puig, Rendon lead list of 'Linchpin Guys'

Buster Olney picks 14 players -- starting with the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and the Nationals' Anthony Rendon -- whose performances could determine their teams' playoff chances in 2016.

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Bell: Top 5 injury comebacks to watch

Giancarlo Stanton, set to return after suffering a fractured hamate bone in his left hand last season, is among several players who'll be back on the field after dealing with injuries in 2015.

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Sarris: Four pitchers who could become aces

Using Dallas Keuchel's career as a road map, we found several pitchers who enter 2016 with a chance to deliver the type of results that, at first glance, you wouldn't think they were capable of.

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Breaking down the Braves' rebuilding phase (2:56)
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What can be done about tanking?

Buster Olney speaks with agent Scott Boras and other baseball minds about what MLB can do to prevent teams from tanking full seasons in order to win down the road.

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Schoenfield: Top 5 Hall of Fame classes

While Babe Ruth is among five all-time greats who were elected to the Hall's first class in 1936, the greatness doesn't stop there.

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Inside-the-park home run highlights opening day of Caribbean Series (0:37)
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Schoenfield: The Angels are wasting Mike Trout

Hamstrung by giant contracts and a barren farm system, the Los Angeles Angels haven't given superstar Mike Trout much to help him keep the team on pace with the AL West. You have to wonder: Will the Halos squander Trout's prime years?

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Bryce Harper's future: Nationals vs. Yankees

Jim Bowden argues the Nationals will have to make Bryce Harper the highest-paid player ever to keep him from the Yankees. Will he stay or will he go? Eddie Matz and Andrew Marchand debate.

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ELIAS: Highest Career PPG vs Warriors(Min. 2 Games):1. Kevin Durant, 30.3; 2. Michael Jordan 28.8; 3. Gervin 28.4. 4.LeBron 28.3

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ELIAS:LeBron James 0-for-18 on 3-pointers in last 6 games. His streak of 6 straight games w/out 3-pointer 3rd-longest streak of his career.

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ELIAS: The Spurs have outscored their opponents by 679 points this season, the best scoring margin through 50 games in NBA history.

Cubs, Jake Arrieta agree to 1-year deal

The contract is one year for $10.7M, a source told The Associated Press. Arrieta won the NL Cy Young Award and had a 1.77 ERA with a 22-6 record last season.

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Britton, Orioles reach 1-year deal

Closer Zach Britton and Baltimore have avoided arbitration and agreed to terms on a $6.75M contract. Britton had a 1.92 ERA with 36 saves on 40 opportunities last year.

Watch: Cuba vs. Dominican Republic

The final game of the round robin in the Caribbean Series features a pair of 0-3 teams in Cuba and the Dominican Republic. There is still plenty at stake, though, as the winner will earn a spot in the semifinals. Live on ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN