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Is this the best QB final four in NFL history?

Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady are four of the NFL's best quarterbacks right now, but is this the best crew to ever play on conference championship weekend?

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McCovey among those pardoned by Obama

President Barack Obama pardoned baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey on Tuesday, forgiving his 1995 conviction for tax evasion.

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Harden impresses again with 13th triple-double in loss (0:59)
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Chandler throws down epic posterizer in win (0:22)
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Kurkjian believes Clemens and Bonds will eventually make HOF (0:48)
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Baylor guard's jab step gets defender to fall in win (0:24)
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Kimmel welcomes Rivers, Bosa to Los Angeles (2:05)
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LaVine elevates for a big jam in loss (0:20)
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Wild's Spurgeon scores goal-of-the-year contender in loss (0:23)
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Greeny outraged by Edsall pulling scholarship (2:12)
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Marshawn Lynch does wheelies, dodges bus on bike (0:20)
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The science behind the Greek Freak's skills (2:05)
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    El decálogo de éxito de Muhammad Ali

    Es difícil decidir con qué era más rápido, preciso y contundente, si con las manos y piernas en el ring o con la lengua para decir frases cargadas de mordacidad y verdad. Así era Muhammad Ali y lo recordamos hoy que habría cumplido 75 años.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics went all out while signing 11-year-old Stephen Register to an honorary one-day contract as part of a Make-A-Wish event Tuesday. Register got superstar treatment with a jersey, locker stall, and an introductory press conference with Amir Johnson and Kelly Olynynk. A glimpse from the team's Snapchat account:

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell said he supports Antonio Brown with whatever he does. He said he knows he wasn't trying to hurt anyone by shooting the video. He ended his press conference with a "Go Steelers."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Special teams captain Matthew Slater on Mike Tomlin and social media.

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Discussion about four, separate months of early recruiting visits is on the agenda today for the Division I Council at the NCAA convention. A compromise between coaches and administrators that likely eliminated June as an early signing option has expanded the window for early visits to include April and May of a prospect's junior year in addition to June and July, which were included in the original proposal of recruiting reform. The council is meeting right now under a mandate from university presidents to enact sweeping change in recruiting. A final council vote would come this spring.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Wow. Andreas Seppi has come back from two sets down to beat Aussie Nick Kyrgios 10-8 in the fifth. This match had a little of everything. As he walked off the court, half the crowd on Hisense Arena booed him.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

The Nick Kyrgios crowd is feeling it now.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Fans REALLY getting behind Nick Kyrgios now in the fifth set. His body language isn't great, but he's on serve. Imagine the backlash if he doesn't pull this match out.

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Jenni Rutherford ESPN 

The Hisense fanatics getting behind Nick Kyrgios during a tight second set.

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Scuffle leads to invisible handshakes
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Flaring tempers between Rider and Siena results in an unusual postgame handshake line.

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Badgers sneak past Michigan with late run
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Bronson Koenig put No. 17 Wisconsin in front for good with this 3-pointer, which was part of a 15-0 run that erased a 6-point deficit and spurred the Badgers to a 68-64 win.

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Fox, Monk overpower Mississippi State
NCAAM 

Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk, who combined for 35 points, teamed up for an alley-oop in the second half of the Wildcats' 88-81 win on the road.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Tight first set, but the 17-time Grand Slam winner, Roger Federer, takes it 7-5 against Noah Rubin. Fed is 274-13 in his Grand Slam career when winning the opening frame.

Tennis 

Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Novak Djokovic having an off-day practice Wednesday in perfect conditions at the Australian Open. After a bumpy close to 2016, Djokovic has started the year with a title win over No. 1 Andy Murray in Doha and a first-round win here in Melbourne. "Couldn't ask for a better start," Djokovic said.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Who doesn't like Nick Kyrgios? These fans can't wait to get a glimpse of his practice session.

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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Rider coach Kevin Baggett told ESPN on why he pulled his team off court: "I decided to not shake hands because I didn't want anything to escalate again between the teams. That's my prerogative to protect my team whether anyone else thinks it's good sportsmanship or not."  Siena coach Jimmy Patsos responded: "That's a pretty good reason," Patsos said. "I like Kevin a lot, and respect his decision."

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Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has scored 30 points in 4 straight games. The last Spurs player with that long of a streak was Tim Duncan (2003-04, 4 games).

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Seventeen years ago today, Roger Federer made his Australian Open debut and beat Grand Slam champion Michael Chang. Today, Fed takes on qualifier and American Noah Rubin.

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Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Great moment at Rod Laver Arena just now. The capacity crowd, told it was Angelique Kerber's 29th birthday after she survived a three-set scare against German countrywoman Carina Witthoeft, joined an oncourt interviewer in singing Happy Birthday to Kerber. The defending champ moved on with a 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-2 win. Witthoeft, who is ranked 89th, was trying to become the fourth-lowest ranked player ever to topple a world No. 1 at a major.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

How big of an upset would it be if No. 89 Carina Witthoeft beats Angelique Kerber? Only three lower-ranked players have ever beaten the women's world No. 1 in a major: --No.188 Julie Coin (d. No.1 Ivanovic in 2008 US Open, 2nd Rd) -- No.133 Zheng Jie (d. No.1 Ivanovic in 2008 Wimbledon, 3rd Rd) ---No.129 Jelena Dokic (d. No.1 Hingis in 1999 Wimbledon, 1st Rd)

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge with 25 apiece on a comined 18 of 30 from the field. Spurs appear to be pulling away now. It's 100-92 with 8:24 left to play.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler finishes one rebound shy of a triple double. 24 points, 12 assists and 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. But Wesley Matthews forced the ball out of his hands late and he couldn't take the game-deciding shot.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston coach Mike D'Antoni said Eric Gordon tweaked his ankle and didn't have much lift on his shot. Gordon shot 3-17 off the bench in loss to Miami.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden recorded his 13th triple-double of the season but the Rockets suffered a bad loss to the Heat, 109-103. Miami, with the second-worst record in the league, had lost four in a row coming in. Harden finished with 40-11-10, the fourth 40-point triple double of the season for him. That's the most for any player in the last 30 years.

Badgers getting best of defensive battle
NCAAM 

Neither Wisconsin nor Michigan has been able to crack 40 percent shooting from the field, but Vitto Brown's 9 points are a big part of why the 17th-ranked Badgers lead 26-21 at half.

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

The Timberwolves lead the Spurs 71-67 at the half. This is the second time this season the Spurs have given up 70 in the first half. Officiating is very touchy in this one which is partly why Minnesota is 29 of 30 from the free-throw line. The Spurs have shot 22 free throws. If this keeps up, we could be in for a long night.