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Warriors within reach

The Clippers got off to a fast start, but the Warriors made a run and have drawn closer in Los Angeles.


Kraft: Hernandez told me he was innocent

Patriots owner Robert Kraft took the stand Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez, recalling that the former star tight end told him he was not involved in the death of Odin Lloyd.

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Romo: I would have taken pay cut for Murray

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says he was willing to take a cut in pay from his $17 million base salary in 2015 to keep DeMarco Murray, who left to sign with the rival Eagles.


BBTN 100: Top 25 players

Who is No. 1? We concluded our countdown of the top 100 players in baseball with the top 25 and not surprisingly, Mike Trout leads the way.


Spurs cruise past Heat

Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and nine rebounds in the Spurs' 95-81 victory over the Heat.


The Kris Bryant dilemma

Keith Olbermann examines the potential impact of the Cubs keeping star prospect Kris Bryant in the minor leagues to start the 2015 MLB season.

Have You Seen?

McGregor goes for the gold (0:29)

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Top 50 MLB prospects update

Keith Law updates his top MLB prospect ranks, noting what has changed and how the players have looked since his last update Jan. 29.


Finnish announcer goes wild

Announcer Jani Säteri couldn't contain his excitement when goalie Kaapo Kähkönen scored an empty-net goal from the opposite end of the ice.


Ovechkin scores 50th as Capitals calm Canes

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 50th goal, reaching that mark for the sixth time and tying a team record with the 472nd of his career, and added an assist to help the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 Tuesday night.


Phil Jackson's message ridiculous

Stephen A. Smith breaks down the state of the Knicks in reaction to Phil Jackson asking season ticket holders for the team to "remain optimistic."

SportsCenter Clips

Face To Face: Steph Curry (1:17)

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ESPN.com 20th Anniversary: Top 20 Athletes

ESPN.com celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. We highlight some of the top athletes who represented the pinnacle of sports from 1995-2015.


Tournament Challenge

How's your bracket? Check yours against the president, celebs and all your friends. Someone will take home $20,000. Will it be you?


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Chasson Randle: 24 Pts; passes Todd Lichti for most points in Stanford history, as Stanford advances to NIT title game with win over ODU

Halftime: Clippers 53, Warriors 46

This game might mean more to the Clippers, as Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the first quarter, but Golden State isn't exactly surrendering. The Clippers led by as many as 17 before Stephen Curry (14 points, 3 assists) got hot. Follow live


Isner forces third set

John Isner took the second set in a tiebreak to square up the match at a set apiece with Milos Raonic. A spot in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open is on the line for the two huge servers. Watch live

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Final: Stanford 67, Old Dominion 60
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Chasson Randle (24 points) and Stanford let Old Dominion erase a 21-point deficit, but the Cardinal pulled away late to advance to the NIT championship for the first time since winning the title in 2012. Box score

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KD wants to stick with OKC for career

Thunder fans can rest a little easier, as Kevin Durant recently told Revolt TV just how much he loves Oklahoma City. "I'm one of those guys that would love to stick it out with one team my whole career ... Kobe [Bryant], Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki type. That's awesome." But you never know

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Herrera: 'A good step for my career'

Eduardo Herrera, who scored his first international goal in Mexico's 1-0 win over Paraguay in a friendly: "It's like another world to play with the national team. ... It's a good step for my career and for the opportunity to be in the Copa America or the Gold Cup."


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Steve Kerr isn't into this game at all. No reaction to a Warriors defensive breakdown, no reaction to Steph's 3-point and-one

Michael Sam to the CFL?

Jim Popp, GM of the Montreal Alouettes, to the Montreal Gazette: "The indications were [Sam] was ready to come last fall, and he's still not with us. So I really don't know. Seriously, I'd say our chances are 50/50. ... It's Michael who has to make the decision -- and he might never come."

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Clippers in world of hurt in second

After roasting the Warriors for 30 points in the first quarter, Los Angeles is struggling to find the bottom of the net early in the second. The Clippers have just 3 points in the period as the Warriors have narrowed the gap to single digits. Follow live


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Good thing for Warriors they'd have home court vs. Clippers in playoffs. They get in vacation mode when they come to LA

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Ovi gets 50! Alex Ovechkin scores his 50th goal of the year for Capitals. He becomes 6th NHL player with 6 50-goal seasons.

UConn's Ollie not traveling to Final Four
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Huskies coach Kevin Ollie will not be at the Final Four in Indianapolis, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut's governor because of Indiana's new religious-objections law.

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Dodgers, D-Backs simmer down

Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly and his counterpart Chip Hale of the D-backs had an extended conversation on Monday at home plate while exchanging lineup cards to settle the latest feud between the teams. Burying the hatchet?

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End of 1Q: Clippers 30, Warriors 18

It was all L.A. through the first 12 minutes. Chris Paul has 5 points, 5 assists and a seemingly telepathic connection with Blake Griffin, who has 12 points, 3 boards and 2 assists of his own. Follow live

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Chris Paul has reached the point that he knows exactly where Griffin is when CP3 needs to make a bailout pass

Leonard continues to have Heat's number

Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and nine rebounds in the Spurs' 95-81 victory over the Heat. Leonard has scored at least 20 points in his past five games against Miami and has double-digit scoring in 18 straight games, the longest stretch of his career.