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Are NBA's best two teams and MVP playing in Warriors-Clippers?

5-on-5 debate: Does Wednesday night's Warriors-Clippers matchup (10:30 ET, ESPN/WatchESPN) feature the two best teams in the NBA?

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Nats get Eaton from White Sox for 3 pitchers

White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton has been traded to the Nationals in a multiplayer trade that sent two highly ranked prospects to Chicago.

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Unbeaten Charlo, Williams finally to meet

Now that the fight between junior middleweight titlist Jermall Charlo and No. 1 contender Julian Williams is here, the question is, can they make it count? Both are ready, or so they say.

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Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Robert Mathis (bicep) continues to be out for the Colts. Here's a look at the rest of the team's injury report:

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, rookie strong safety Karl Joseph has been ruled out of Thursday night's game at the Kansas City Chiefs with his left big toe injury. Expect veteran Nate Allen and/or Keith McGill to get the start alongside free safety Reggie Nelson. Also, DL Darius Latham was upgraded to a limited practice on Wednesday after sitting out Monday and Tuesday.

NFL 

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett says he will make a decision on whether to turn pro after the Aggies' bowl game. He said he thinks he knows what he's doing but wants to talk things over with his family and coaches. Asked what factor might push him over the top when it comes to turning pro: "I want to go top 3"

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Biletnikoff Award finalists Zay Jones (East Carolina), Austin Carr (Northwestern) and Dede Westbrook (Oklahoma) checking out the College Football Hall of Fame.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nats finally joined the winter meetings party by acquiring Adam Eaton, but the cover charge sure was steep: Two first-round pitchers (Lucas Giolito and Dane Dunning), and a top 50 prospect who throws high 90's cheese (Reynaldo Lopez). Guess they really wanted to move Trea Turner back to shortstop.

MLB 

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics will start Marcus Smart in place of injured Isaiah Thomas vs the Magic. Boston also shuffles Amir Johnson back into the starting lineup after going small Monday vs. Houston.

NBA 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Dombrowski on whether Chris Sale's jersey-cutting incident in July ever gave Red Sox pause: "I think you do your checking when you read that and see what causes some things. But after I've checked things out, not really, no." Dombrowski said he's "heard a lot of pleasant things" about Sale off the field.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson said he will explore the option of leaving school early for the NFL draft. Carlson, a junior, said there isn't set on a specific round he'd like to hit when his NFL feedback comes in. However staying in school is his top option right now. "I'm definitely leaning toward staying at Auburn."

NCAAF 

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

?New Baylor coach Matt Rhule: "We're gonna bring the No. 3 ranked defense here and play dynamic offense."? Vows he's going to build a team and build men that makes everybody proud.

NCAAF 

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Rhule: "I want to thank Coach Briles and his staff for bringing these young men to Baylor."

NCAAF 

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson all but acknowledged the Mets' payroll would go DOWN from where it is now, which he estimated at about $150 million. That's because the outfielder the Mets subtract, making $13 million to $15 million, probably won't be fully reinvested in the bullpen. Alderson said the primary motivation, though, is not decreasing the payroll. It's more about having an outfield that has pieces that fit better playing-time-wise. The Mets, right now, are heavy in corner outfielders at the expense of center fielders.

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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

The stark contrast between Adam Eaton's defensive metrics in center and right field has always amazed me. In 1653 2/3 innings in center field the past two years, he had minus-16 Defensive Runs Saved. In 980 1/3 innings in right field, he had PLUS-22 DRS. It's therefore tough for me to sing his praises with a move back to center.

MLB 

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook said he had no idea he was going to be a Heisman finalist until his name was announced Monday night. He said his jaw dropped. "This wasn't part of the plan," Westbrook said. Teammate Baker Mayfield was much more certain. "I knew Dede would be there."

NCAAF 

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson said he was pumped to be a Heisman finalist, and said his teammates have told him to "bring it home." As for being the first player in Louisville history to be a Heisman finalist, he said, "That's amazing."

NCAAF 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Dombrowski says Red Sox took calls today on all starting pitchers beyond the three aces, but no urgency to make a trade. Dombrowski says he's OK with four lefties in rotation. "They're four good lefties."

MLB 

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will not speak to the media today as he typically does on Wednesday. Team officials did not offer explanation. Newton did practice.

NFL 

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans are tied for first place. Defending Super Bowl champions are in town Sunday. Biggest media contingent in recent memory talked to Taylor Lewan.

NFL 

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera starts press conference by asking that media doesn't address questions about Cam Newton and "TieGate." Said he simply was doing the right thing sticking to the rules.

NFL 

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor players are here at the Ferrell Center for Matt Rhule's introductory press conference.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor getting ready to introduce new football coach Matt Rhule to the public at the Ferrell Center.

NCAAF 

Spurs Defeat CSKA Moscow
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Tottenham Hotspur finished third in Group E of the Champions League, thanks to their 3-1 win over CSKA Moscow. Spurs will now move into the Europa League.

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The Connecticut women's basketball team is making its 23rd appearance in an AP top-two matchup (7 ET on ESPN2), breaking a tie with Tennessee for the most all-time. The Huskies are 19-3 in those games, the most wins in such matchups by any team. Connecticut's current 82-game winning streak is the third-longest in Division I basketball history (women's or men's).

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Dortmund Draws with Real Madrid
Soccer 

Marco Reus' 88th-minute equalizer gave Borussia Dortmund a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid, and the top spot in Group F of the Champions League. Real Madrid finished in second place.

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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

One of Jim Harbaugh's signature life moments -- knocking a coconut from a tree after hours of trying and then finally cracking it open and eating it before the 1976 Orange Bowl.

NCAAF 

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh was asked how he's gotten over the loss to Ohio State. He answered by saying it was tough and then quoted an English folk song about Andrew Barton: "I am hurt but I am not slain I'll lay me down and bleed awhile Then I'll rise and fight again"

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