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1hScott Lauber

Red Sox go all-in for 2017 with Chris Sale stunner

Dave Dombrowski has done it again. In a win-now swap that rocked the winter meetings, the Red Sox landed ace Chris Sale and put the AL on notice.

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2hEric Karabell

Moncada the one to watch in Sale trade

Eric Karabell breaks down the Chris Sale trade, noting that how the White Sox handle Yoan Moncada will affect fantasy owners most.

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Will Red Sox regret including Moncada in Sale deal? (1:42)
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32mAaron Schatz

Playoff odds: How will wacky AFC play out?

Do the Steelers have the edge over the Ravens in the AFC North? How much did the Broncos' wild-card odds rise? Football Outsiders updates the postseason odds for every team.

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Barcelona 4-0 Borussia Monchengladbach (1:50)
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Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 Ludogorets (1:53)
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Injuries don't phase Duke, but leave Michigan State in survival mode (1:53)
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Klay goes off like never before (1:19)
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Are Klay, KD more vital to Warriors than Steph? (1:52)
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Beast mode in a dune buggy? Marshawn can hardly contain himself (1:30)
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4hField Yates

Free-agent finds for Week 14

We help you make your Week 14 waiver claims with the top free agents available in most ESPN leagues, including key players who could lead you to a title down the stretch.

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Damien Woody attends therapy over the Jets (2:02)
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Cavs-Knicks meet Wednesday in wake of Phil's 'posse' comments (0:52)
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Collins wants Tebow to visit Mets camp in spring (0:35)
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50mAdel Chouadria

Will Ferrell to star in movie about esports

Similar to his role in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," Ferrell plans to spoof professional gaming culture in his new movie.

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a helmet-free zone today at Raiders practice, where Derek Carr is now wearing a glove on his non-throwing hand.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Racquel Smith talks directly to accused killer Cardell Hayes, saying he didn't have any reason to do that to her baby. "And you know it! Or to me. I didn't do you anything."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

As CBS Sports first reported, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley impressed Houston officials in a recent meeting for their vacant head job. According to Sam Kahn Jr., the Cougars have already met with Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and former LSU coach Les Miles, as well. A hire could be made by the end of the week. Riley could be the one to watch here.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles said today he decided two or three weeks ago to start Bryce Petty for the final four games. For weeks, he stuck with Ryan Fitzpatrick because he felt Fitzpatrick gave them the best chance to win. And now? "Just trying to win and just trying to see what I have at quarterback with Bryce," he said.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox have closed door on reliever (and '13 World Series closer) Koji Uehara. Dombrowski said Red Sox made an offer, but Uehara preferred to see what was out on open market.

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Klay Thompson showing his arm isn't fatigued with that 60-point performance against Indiana Pacers and decides to switch up his sport Tuesday after practice.

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Nick Miller ESPN FC 

It ended all square at the Etihad, 1-1 between Manchester City and Celtic, goals from Patrick Roberts against his parent club and an equaliser shortly afterwards by Kelechi Iheanacho. A fine atmosphere, but not quite the game it might have been.

Arsenal Win, Finish Top of Group A
Soccer 

With a Lucas Vazquez hat trick and an Alex Iwobi goal, Arsenal defeated Basel 4-1. That, combined with Paris Saint-Germain's draw with Ludogorets, means Arsenal has finished first in Group A of the Champions League.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

White Sox GM Rick Hahn says the White Sox were divided on which Chris Sale deal to make "right up until this morning."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees GM Brian Cashman calls the Red Sox "the Golden State Warriors of baseball" after Chris Sale trade.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin not concerned with Le'Veon Bell's recent fumbling (four in last six games) because of his successful body of work in this area (one fumble in first 38 NFL games).

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the criticism of his decision making in the World Series.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz PG George Hill will miss his fourth straight game with a sprained left big toe tonight against the Suns. Utah hopes Hill can return this week.

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Steve Kerr on sitting Klay Thompson in fourth after he scored 60 in first three quarters last night: "They said Dean Smith is the only guy who could hold MJ under 20. I'm the only guy who can hold Klay under 80, I guess."

Arsenal up Big, PSG Trailing Again

Arsenal are up 4-0 on Basel, including a Lucas Vazquez hat trick, and Ludogorets leads Paris Saint-Germain 2-1. As it stands, Arsenal will finish top of Group A in the Champions League.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Although no official decision has been made, Sandy Alderson foresees Tim Tebow being assigned to minor league camp during spring training and occasionally being involved in a Grapefruit League game. Tebow then would be assigned to a full-season minor-league team in April. Terry Collins said he would welcome Tebow in major league camp, for the record.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Victor Cruz said he met with Ben McAdoo today and says they're '100 percent' on the same page. He expects to get more targets than the zero last week.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have promoted Josh Huff from the practice squad and officially placed Cecil Shorts III on IR.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say Mavericks center Andrew Bogut has been diagnosed with a minor bone bruise in his right knee and could be back in two weeks.

NBA 

Bayern Munich lead Atletico Madrid

Robert Lewandoski's free kick in the 28th minute has Bayern Munich in front of Atletico Madrid 1-0 (on ESPN2). But Atletico has already clinched the top spot in Group D of the Champions League. Bayern will finish second.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox make the trade official. It is, in fact, Chris Sale for Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Victor Diaz and Luis Alexander Basabe.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Great day for Dave Dombrowski, landing Tyler Thornburg, who had a dominant breakout season for the Brewers, and then Chris Sale, the biggest prize of the offseason. Sure, Yoan Moncada looks like a future star, but Michael Kopech is a huge wild card and the Red Sox get a Cy Young contender on a team-friendly contract for the next three seasons.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Rashaam Salaam's presence is still felt at Colorado on a daily basis. Mixed in with all the current players, he has a locker where his jersey hangs underneath pictures that celebrate his 1994 Heisman Trophy season.

Champions League Halftime Roundup

Andres Iniesta and Barcelona are up 1-0 on Borussia Monchengladbach, but Barcelona have already clinched the top spot in Group C. Manchester City have clinched second in the group, and are tied 1-1 with Celtic.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

God Shammgod puts Harrison Barnes and the Mavs' rookie wings through ballhandling drills. Shamgood, the New York playground legend and Providence star, is in his first season as a Mavs player development coach.

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