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Griffin: Clips don't have home-court advantage

Blake Griffin doesn't believe home court in the playoffs would be much of an advantage if Tuesday night's 110-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors is any indication.

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Woman recants accusation vs. Taylor, arrested

The woman who accused former Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor of assault this past weekend has since recanted her statement to police and was subsequently arrested for giving a false report, according to authorities.

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Sources: Mariota doesn't plan to attend draft

Just as Jameis Winston does not plan to attend next month's NFL draft in Chicago, neither does Marcus Mariota, per league sources. Mariota informed the league he plans to be in Hawaii among his family and the community that helped raise him

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Bettors putting heavy cash on Cubs in Vegas

Heading into the opening week of baseball season, more money has been bet on the Cubs to win the World Series than any other team at two of Nevada's largest sportsbooks.

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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.

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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.

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Curry turns CP3's ankles into jelly (0:37)

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18hKeith Law

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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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Highlights: Mexico 1-0 Paraguay

A goal after just three minutes from Mexico's Eduardo Herrera would be all El Tri would need to secure a 1-0 win over Paraguay at Arrowhead Stadium.

SportsCenter Clips

Target practice on "SportsCenter" anchors' heads (2:46)

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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.

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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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Taylor accuser recants statement

The woman who accused former Alabama lineman Jonathan Taylor of assault has said she fabricated the story, according to police. She has been arrested for giving a false report, but charges against Taylor have not yet been dismissed. Said officer Kip Hart: "We're scratching the surface of what's going on."

Cauley-Stein to Jordan comparison?

NBA Insider Chad Ford compares Willie Cauley-Stein to DeAndre Jordan: "When you give an NBA [comparison], people look at that player as they are right now in the league and say 'That's ridiculous.' ... We're not talking about that. We're talking about the same age." (via Mike & Mike)

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Batting around the NL's top five offenses
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Doug Glanville's surprise offensive team in the NL this season? The Cincinnati Reds, believe it or not: "They're not getting a lot of love ... but this is a deadly lineup. Hamilton starting it off, you have the acquisition of Marlon Byrd, [if] Joey Votto bounces back ... this is a lineup."

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Auriemma ignores his critics

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma has heard it all: "'Hey, that guy won 10 national championships. Yeah, but he ain't John Wooden.' So who cares. ... At this point in my life [what my players] think about me is a lot more important."

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The reason behind MLB offensive decline
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There seems to be a consensus among players that starting pitching is just better, with many agreeing with Cleveland's Nick Swisher: "Now these dudes are coming out in the first inning blowing 100 mph ... moving it, sinking it, dropping it!"

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Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

#Mets & Juan Lagares have agreed on a 4-year extension with a club option…deal expected to be over $20m covers all arb yrs &1FAyr w opt

Ford: Towns more upside than Okafor

NBA Insider Chad Ford on Karl-Anthony Towns vs. Jahlil Okafor: "He's a much better rim protector and shot blocker than Jahlil Okafor is. That's a big, big area NBA teams are looking at. ... Not the same offensive production as Okafor, but much better defensive production." (via Mike & Mike)

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Andy North: Golf needs Tiger

"We need Tiger to be good. ... There's no reason Tiger can't have a bunch of really good years left. But confidence is a really fleeting thing." (via Mike & Mike)

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Kris Bryant could still be ROY

The uber prospect will start in the minors, which could be motivating, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers writes: "It’s only fitting that the best player in college in 2013, the Arizona Fall League MVP ... and the reigning minor league player of the year takes home the [NL] rookie of the year award."

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Steve Kerr with the magic touch
NBA 

The Warriors coach has been a part of two of the best teams in NBA history with the 1995-96 Bulls, who won a record 72 games, and the 1996-97 Bulls -- both championship teams. Can he repeat his playing days with a championship as a coach?

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Winston comparable to Matt Ryan

Both stats and scouts see similarities between Jameis Winston and Falcons QB Matt Ryan. Both had the confidence to take risks and throw with anticipation in college.

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OTD: Villanova plays the perfect game

Villanova celebrated an upset win over the mighty Georgetown Hoyas 30 years ago today in the 1985 NCAA championship. The Wildcats shot 22-for-28 in the game.

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Most 50-goal seasons in NHL History

  • Mike Bossy: 9
  • Wayne Gretzky: 9
  • Alex Ovechkin: 6 (50th Tuesday)
  • Marcel Dionne: 6
  • Guy Lafleur: 6
  • Mario Lemieux: 6

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Eastern Washington's Tyler Harvey is set to declare for the NBA Draft, source told ESPN. Will not yet sign with agent.

Jurgen Klinsmann breaks down U.S. draw
Soccer 

The manager saw "a lot, a lot of good stuff" in USA's draw with Switzerland but said Jozy Altidore's red card changed things: "We had to kind of pick up. ... We were missing Jozy up front ... so it got more and more difficult and [led to] the equalizer."

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Great offense meets great defense

When Kentucky and Wisconsin meet in the Final Four this weekend, it will be a battle of strengths. Kentucky allows a tournament-low 82.2 points per 100 possessions, while Wisconsin is putting up a tourney-best 130 points per 100 possessions.

Best Odds to Win Masters

Of the top seven players in terms of odds to win the Masters, only Bubba Watson and Adam Scott have previously won the event.