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Mavs, Thunder stay close in first half

Monta Ellis and the Mavs are in a battle with OKC, their closest pursuer in the West playoff race.

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Red Sox's Vazquez set for Tommy John surgery

The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday night that Christian Vazquez, who was to have begun the season as the team's No. 1 catcher, will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Thursday.

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Sources: Kings to add Bhullar in historic move

The Sacramento Kings are planning to sign Sim Bhullar to a 10-day contract this week, which would establish the 7-foot-5 center as the first player of Indian descent in league history.

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Happy Birthday, ESPN.com!

Keith Olbermann celebrates not only the 20th anniversary of ESPN.com, but also the 21st anniversary of its forgotten predecessor, ESPNET on Prodigy (updated weekly!).

SportsCenter Clips

Gruden's QB Camp: Jameis Winston (2:04)

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2hJason Sobel

Changing times could be for the better

Even with all the challenges currently facing golf, could it be possible that the game might be embarking on another golden age?

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3hBuster Olney

My 2015 fantasy sleepers are ...

Buster Olney lays out 12 players he'd reach for in upcoming fantasy drafts based on things he has seen or heard this spring, plus other MLB notes.

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Best teams headed into regular season

Buster Olney explains why the Padres, Athletics and Pirates look to be among the best teams headed into the regular season after having tremendous spring trainings.

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April Fools' Day: Who is the bigger fool?

Michael Collins and Antonietta Collins make an April Fools' Day revelation. Who is the bigger fool, Tiger Woods for returning to golf too soon or Tiger fans for wanting him back too soon?

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Jockey takes a tumble (0:14)

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Tournament Challenge

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

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SS-needy Yankees trade for Petit
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After losing shortstops Brendan Ryan and Didi Gregorius to injuries, the Yankees acquired INF Gregorio Petit from the Astros today for cash. Petit, 30, hit .278 with 2 HRs and 9 RBIs in 37 games last season.

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Magic's team effort not enough

Usually when a team has four scorers in double figures through three quarters, good things happen. But when you're playing the Spurs, that's not enough. San Antonio's bench has outscored Orlando's 48-4, and the Spurs lead by 22 headed to the fourth. Follow live

Enes Kanter is smashing the Mavs

Kanter is treating Tyson Chandler and the Dallas big men like they're not even there. He has 15 of the Thunder's 25 points in the first quarter, but a balanced offensive attack has the Mavs out in front. Follow live

End of 1Q: Rockets 35, Kings 25

The Rockets sprinted to a 13-3 lead before the Kings answered to close within 3. But Houston closed out on a 13-6 run to end the first and lead Sacramento behind James Harden's 16 points on 5-for-7 shooting, including 3-for-3 from 3. Follow live

End of 1Q: Raptors 31, Wolves 27

The Wolves led early, but then reality set in. The Raptors moved in front behind solid quarters from Terrence Ross (7 points) and Amir Johnson (6 points, 3 assists). Follow live

Bulls holding Bucks at bay

Despite shooting 50% to Milwaukee's 38.1%, Chicago only leads by 5 after one. The difference? Second-chance opportunities, as the Bulls have given up 6 offensive rebounds already to their neighbors to the north. Follow live

Half: Celtics 50, Pacers 39

It's Tyler Zeller's world; we're just living in it. The backup big man was thrust into the starting spot after Kelly Olynyk took an inadvertent elbow to the eye and Zeller has not disappointed, dropping a cool 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting to dim Indiana's flickering playoff hopes. Follow live

Serena's win is piece of cake

Serena Williams was given a cake to celebrate her 700th career win after she defeated Sabine Lisicki during their quarterfinal match at the Miami Open today. Was it better than Andy Murray's cake for his 500th win on Tuesday? Judge for yourself

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Halep halts Stephens in quarterfinals

3 Simona Halep beat Sloane Stephens in straight sets (6-1, 7-5), despite Stephens' rally attempt, to advance to the Miami Open semifinals, where Halep will face 1 Serena Williams.

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San Antonio Spurs @spurs

Timmy's first bucket this quarter marked his 10,000 2-point FG. He is now one of just 11 players in the @NBA history to hit 10K 2pt shots!

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Since John Calipari took over at Kentucky, the Wildcats have signed 21 McDonald's All Americans, the most of any team. (9 PM ESPN)

The Dion Waiters era has arrived

Russell Westbrook has been quiet so far against the Mavericks. No worries. Dion Waiters has it covered. He and Enes Kanter each have 6 points, but it's Waiters who has half of OKC's shots so far. Follow live

Bisciotti: Not worried about Flacco deal

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said he's "very confident" that the team will get a new deal done with quarterback Joe Flacco after this season. "I know he wants to stay," Bisciotti allowed.

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Matchups to watch in All-Star game

Isaiah Briscoe is going to be the next Kentucky star that you'll need to know. He'll be locked in a physical duel with Villanova-signee Jalen Brunson in tonight's McDonald's All American Game. Tune in to ESPN at 9 p.m. ET. Best McDonald's matchups (Insider)

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Halftime: Hornets 56, Pistons 45

Kemba Walker has 17 points as the Hornets carry an 11-point lead into the half. A late 16-7 run helped the Pistons close the gap, but Charlotte is still in control. Follow live

NY, I love you but you're bringing me down

Brook Lopez has averaged 28 points and more than 9 boards a game in the past 7 games, and he's cruising early again with 6 points while helping to hold the Knicks to 44.4% shooting. Brooklyn leads by 9 after one. Follow live

Halftime: Wizards 65, Sixers 42

Sharing is caring, and Washington must care an awful lot tonight. The Wizards have 21 assists on their 29 buckets, and they've rediscovered their offensive flow against the 76ers. Follow live

Mavs at Thunder, 8 P.M. ET

The Thunder are 19-13 in games with Russell Westbrook and without Kevin Durant this season, but they're just 6-11 against teams currently .500 or better. The 45-29 Mavericks are with Monta Ellis, who is back from a lower leg injury. Follow live

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Pacers stumble out of the block

It seems the Celtics didn't need C Kelly Olynyk to tough out a swollen eye, as his understudy Tyler Zeller is scorching to start the game, going 4-for-5 for 11 points. Boston leads by 6 after one.

Cosart denies gambling on baseball

Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart, who is being investigated by MLB, denied allegations that he has ever bet on games. "I told all these guys, I never have, never will bet on baseball," he said, according to the Miami Herald.

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Half: Spurs 52, Magic 40

San Antonio’s bench not only outscored Orlando’s bench 33-2, but the Spurs’ reserves outscored their own starters by 14 points in the first half. Aron Baynes leads all scorers with 12. Follow live

Bulls seek fourth straight win

If the season ended today the Bulls and Bucks would meet in the first round of the playoffs. Chicago would probably be OK with that, having won six straight in the series and nine in a row in Milwaukee. Follow live

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Wiggins a shoo-in for Rookie of Year?

Andrew Wiggins currently leads all rookies in combined points, rebounds and assists. Each of the last 11 rookies to do that went on to win Rookie of the Year honors. The last to do it and NOT win Rookie of the Year was Yao Ming, who was beaten out by Amar'e Stoudemire. Raptors at Wolves, 8 P.M. ET

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