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Follow live: Clippers play first game without Paul

Already without Blake Griffin, the Clippers now have to make do with Chris Paul (thumb) sidelined for six to eight weeks.

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Melo sets franchise record with 25-point quarter (0:50)
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If not Vikes, Peterson to look at Giants, Bucs

If he were to enter free agency, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson says he would want to go to a Super Bowl-contending team, mentioning the Giants, Texans and Buccaneers as possible destinations.

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Mudiay sends Popovich packing after ejection (0:48)
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9hMatt Westby

Murray's route to Aussie Open title

With Novak Djokovic already out, Andy Murray is favoured to finally land the Australian Open crown. Find out whom he'll have to beat to lift the trophy.

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Stephen A. hopes Deshaun Watson evades No. 1 pick (2:08)
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Pudge denies PED use (1:22)
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7hDarren Rovell

Jeff Bagwell came to my bar mitzvah

Little did Darren Rovell know that the guest of honor at his coming-of-age celebration 26 years ago -- an Astros rookie named Jeff Bagwell -- would one day be headed to Cooperstown.

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'Trust the Process' under Embiid (0:53)
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8hVaughn McClure

Falcons WR Jones expects to play vs Packers

Despite aggravating a previous toe injury, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones says he'll be ready to go Sunday against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona embarrassing USC in Los Angeles right now. Amazing what Sean Miller has done without Allonzo Trier and other injured players. Might be UCLA's greatest threat in the PAC-12, especially if Dillon Brooks is sidelined beyond tonight.

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Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony followed up his 25-point second quarter by shooting 2-of-12 the rest of the game

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James says his son, 12-year-old LeBron Jr., who was seen in a recent AAU highlight video completing a through-the-legs layup, has been studying his dad's old high school footage for inspiration. Would LeBron Sr. have been able to do that move at 12? "No, I wouldn't even have had the nerve to try it," James told ESPN.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

John Wall scores the last four points to dash a furious Knicks' comeback and then Washington doesn't allow a Knicks' shot to get up on final possession to escape with a 113-110 win. It's only the fifth road win of the season for Washington. Knicks have now lost 12-of-their-last-15 games.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Bad news for Oregon. Dillon Brooks in locker room with lower left leg injury. Had surgery on left foot in the offseason.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

So after scoring 100 points through three quarters, Washington has been held to nine in the fourth with 1:37 to go. Knicks have been hustling with Derrick Rose even hitting the floor for a loose ball past half court. Madison Square Garden is ready to explode if Knicks take the lead. Knicks trail 109-108.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville needed 10 minutes to realize Quentin Snider wasn't walking through those doors. But the team exposed the limitations of a Clemson defense that's surrendered 75 or more during its current four-game losing streak. Cardinals getting whatever shots they want.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony cooled off after halftime with just one point in the third after dropping 25 in the second. But Washington didn't stop scoring, reaching 100 by end of third. Defenseless Knicks trail 100-86 entering fourth quarter.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Casey Benson unstoppable right now for Oregon. Made first four 3-point attempts. A beneficiary of Dillon Brooks' return. Easier for the sharpshooter to find open looks. When Benson/Brooks are together, Oregon connects on 49.2 percent of its 3-point attempts and 39 percent when it's just Benson (hooplens.com).

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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Steph Curry on being named a starter in the All Star Game, nabbing a spot at the expense of Westbrook, "It's a big storyline because those two guys are doing amazing things this year. There's only two spots you can fill. Unfortunately somebody was going to get left out. I've been on the other side of that four years ago. It's how it goes. The fact I get to represent my team in that game and to start is something that I definitely appreciate."

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Steph Curry weighs in on the strong seasons of James Harden and Russell Westbrook.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville all over the place early without Quentin Snider. Can't replace a guard with that talent and leadership. But the Cards can make the game easier by attacking the rim, finishing on putbacks and pressuring Blossomgame at all levels.

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol fractured his left fourth metacarpal during the warm-up period prior to Thursday's game against the Nuggets. A timeline for Gasol's return hasn't yet been determined.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Fran McCaffery just berated the refs, swore on national TV and nearly missed the handshake line. But questionable calls didn't stop his Iowa team. Maryland did. Melo Trimble did. That early 15-point hole did. Trimble looked all-Big Ten down the stretch.

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Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony set a team record for points in a quarter with 25 in the 2nd against the Wizards

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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Doc Rivers to ESPN after being informed Russell Westbrook didn't get voted to start in All-star Game: "Fake news. I am just shocked the fans don't see the same thing we see."

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

A scorching Carmelo Anthony scored 25 of his 27 points in the second quarter, setting a franchise record for points in a quarter. He is shooting 11-of-15 so far.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony, fresh off an All-Star starting snub, is on fire. He has scored 21-of-his-23 points and has made 8-of-10 shots so far in the second quarter alone.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa was down 54-41 with 15:07 to play in the second half. Take the first lead of the game on Ahmad Wagner's free throw. Been outworking Maryland since that point in the game. Hawkeyes attacking the rim and forcing turnovers. Maryland is a mess.

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Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Karl-Anthony Towns working on the block before the Timberwolves-Clippers game.

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Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said in a text Rasheed Brooks was released from the hospital tonight. He said they ran numerous tests on everything and would bring him back to action slowly. Brooks suffered a seizure during Tuesday's game against Tennessee in Oxford, Miss. He had to be removed from the court on a stretcher.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington has won 13 straight at home but just four times away from D.C. all season. Knicks have won only once at home since Dec. 22.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

What a run by Iowa. Maryland falling apart against the zone. Not attacking. Just waiting for something to open, scrambling with shot clock winding down, taking bad shots or committing turnovers. Iowa back in this.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson was spotted by reporters in the hallway before the game. He declined to comment about meeting with Carmelo Anthony and only told reporters there wasn't any reason to stop to talk to him. He mentioned the weather and inauguration to reporters and "we got a win last night. That's great."

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremy Lin's army of fans helped the Brooklyn point guard finish eighth in the fan voting portion among East guards, ahead of Charlotte's Kemba Walker. Fan voting counted for 50% of All-Star starters vote with the players and media vote counting for 25% each.

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