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Follow live: No. 14 Virginia looks to snap three-game skid

The Cavaliers find themselves three games out of first place and in the middle of their first three-game losing streak in six years. Tune in to watch on ESPN and streaming on the ESPN App/WatchESPN.

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Source: Jags to trade TE Thomas to Dolphins

The Jaguars are trading Julius Thomas to the Dolphins, a source confirmed to ESPN. Thomas has agreed to a revised contract as part of the deal, which can't be officially announced until March 9.

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Jets' Trouba gets 2-game ban for hit on Stone

The NHL department of player safety handed Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba a two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Senators forward Mark Stone.

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Cards' Fowler unapologetic for travel ban take

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler does not regret comments he made last week that were critical of President Donald Trump's travel ban on certain Muslim-majority countries.

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5-on-5: Pelicans a new West power? What now for Kings?

How did the Kings and Pelicans do in the blockbuster DeMarcus Cousins trade? How will Boogie fit with Anthony Davis? What does the future look like for both teams? Our NBA Insiders debate.

Stephen A. calls Cousins trade 'a heist' (1:44)
Calipari certain both Cousins and Davis want to win (2:26)
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The biggest QB battles in college football

Quarterback competitions are a rite of spring, and some of the nation's top programs are searching for starters. Here's an early look at the best battles and who could be starting in the fall.

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Why Dale Jr.'s mind can't quit racing

Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns at Daytona after letting his brain heal from multiple concussions -- and after undergoing a different sort of rehabilitation for his psyche.

Stephen A. says 'All-Star weekend stinks' (2:22)


John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Having lost five times in the last seven games, Virginia's hoping to get back on track at home tonight against Miami. London Perrantes is mired in a 7-for-30 slump on his 3s, but UVA's 40-4 in Charlottesville over the last four seasons. Watch for the Hurricanes' Davon Reed to test the Cavalier D. The senior's been coming on strong late in the season.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers officially announce the signing of free agent OF Franklin Gutierrez. Gutierrez has a career .289 batting average and .495 slugging percentage against left-handed pitching. LHP Vidal Nuno was traded Sunday to open a spot on the 40-man roster.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami loses four defensive backs with starting experience to graduation, and on Monday the Hurricanes announced DB Cedrick Wright won't return for his sophomore season. He was held out of two games last season for disciplinary reasons, and Mark Richt said Monday the two agreed Wright needs a fresh start elsewhere.

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Over the last 4 seasons, 23 of the 24 teams in 1st place at the All-Star Break finished the season in 1st place. Only team that didn't was the Hawks, last season. (Via Elias Sports Bureau)

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The Dolphins are reportedly acquiring TE Julius Thomas from the Jaguars. Last season Dolphins tight ends combined for 551 yards, 2nd-fewest in the NFL (Jets, 173).

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Arsenal reaches FA Cup 6th round for fourth straight season, is tied for the most titles in the competition with Manchester United (12).

Pierre LeBrun ESPN Senior Writer 

The Winnipeg Jets will be without top 4 defenseman Jacob Trouba for two games, a blow for a team just one point out of a playoff spot. The NHL suspended Trouba two games Monday for his illegal check to the head of Senators winger Mark Stone in Sunday's game. Trouba has no prior history with NHL discipline but that was a clear hit to the head.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Maryland junior Michal Cekovsky will miss the rest of the season with a fractured left ankle, per release. 7.6 PPG this season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

One Cubs theme this spring is "humility." Joe Maddon wants to see it from his players after winning the World Series. It was one point of their pre warm up talk led by strength coach Tim Buss on Monday and will continue to be addressed in camp.

Pierre LeBrun ESPN Senior Writer 

Dennis Wideman was recently demoted to the third pairing in Calgary which exposed an obvious need for the Flames to try and acquire a second pairing blue liner. They got him Monday in the name of Micheal Stone from Arizona. Flames GM Brad Treliving knows him well from his days as AGM in Arizona. Stone is UFA July 1 but perhaps if he's a good fit the rest of the season both sides will want to consider an extension. Either way, the Flames didn't give up much in a third round pick this year and a conditional fifth in 2018 (if he re-signs). Good deal for Calgary.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

The Flames and Coyotes have agreed to a trade that sends a 3rd-round pick and conditional 5th-rounder from Calgary to Arizona for defenseman Michael Stone.

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Anthony Davis is happy about the Cousins trade. Since Christmas, he's mostly played the Center position, but he's more effective at the 4-spot.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Girardi on A-Rod: "Mr. Steinbrenner always gave people second and third chances and brought people back to the organization that had done really good things for the organization. There are situations that happen that aren't always so positive. That didn't keep Mr. Steinbrenner from bringing them back before. Hal [Steinbrenner] is doing the same thing."

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Sweet sweaters for the Stadium Series.

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DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game this season. According to Elias, only 2 players in NBA history finished a season in which they played for more than one NBA team averaging at least 25 points and 10 rebounds - Wilt Chamberlain in 1964-65 (Warriors and 76ers) and Bob McAdoo in 1976-77 (Buffalo Braves and Knicks).

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With 23 points last night, LeBron James has scored 314 points in his 13 All-Star Game appearances, the most by any player in All-Star Game history (Kobe Bryant is second with 290 points).

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Wide receiver Victor Cruz, released by the New York Giants, is in Charlotte visiting with the Panthers, a league source confirmed.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources say Mavs' approach to deadline isn't impacted by DeMarcus Cousins deal. The Mavs won't pull the plug on fighting for West's final playoff spot. That doesn't necessarily mean the Mavs won't make a trade, but there will not be a fire sale with Dallas veterans.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Jon Niese will vie for a bullpen spot.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers remain encouraged about LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, who had another positive throwing session Sunday. "Ryu still has a smile on his face about how well he threw," manager Dave Roberts said. "That was exciting. He said he feels good today." Ryu has pitched in just one game the last two years because of shoulder and elbow procedures.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees catchers, Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine, working on pop-ups. Former Pirate All-Star Tony Pena at the controls.


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dexter Fowler did not back away from his comments to ESPN.com last week that President Donald Trump's efforts to institute a travel ban on certain Muslim countries is "unfortunate." Fowler, whose wife was born in Iran, was overwhelmed by social-media reaction, both good and bad, but said he doesn't regret making the comments.


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Russell Westbrook leads the NBA in points scored (1,771). That's the most points scored for any player at the All-Star break since Nate "Tiny" Archibald scored 1,810 points before the break in 1972-73.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' first live batting practice pitcher of the spring is ... Clayton Kershaw, of course. Kershaw also cracks the first bat of the spring on the second pitch here.


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The Warriors are the only NBA team to be in first place at the All-Star Break in each of the last 3 seasons (2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17) @EliasSports