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Kyrie: Team LeBron 'best five I've ever been on the court with' (0:34)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Craig Kimbrel will leave Red Sox camp for a few days at end of this month to be with his infant daughter, Lydia, who was born with heart defects. Lydia had surgery a few days after being born and will undergo surgery again at Boston Children's Hospital.

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Pedroia 'ahead of schedule' in rehab after knee injury (0:39)
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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Dustin Pedroia talks about being "ahead of schedule" in his rehab from a cartilage restoration in his left knee and microfracture surgery. He has spoken with several pro athletes, including Amar'e Stoudemire, about their recoveries. Pedroia won't be ready for Opening Day.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dustin Pedroia looked back at 2004, 2007 and 2013 Red Sox teams that had group of players in leadership role. "I've got to do a better job of getting everyone to understand that it's not just one guy," said Pedroia, who has expressed as much to Xander Bogaerts and others.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dustin Pedroia's take on why Red Sox didn't have as much fun as they should have last season: Team got too caught up in day-to-day results rather than focusing on process and bigger picture.

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Brown, Collins rise up for unbelievable dunks (0:27)
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Brown speeds to fastbreak hammer dunk (0:18)
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Kuzma, Brown connect on sweet alley-oop (0:15)
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Harvard moves to 8-1 in Ivy League play - Via Ivy League (0:57)
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Buckets, college basketball, two-way players

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan are joined by Rob Perez to chat about his show Buckets (4:05), the brewing scandal in college sports (10:55), LeBron and Durant's car ride (30:55), getting in people's heads (40:30), Pierce's jersey retirement (47:10) and the Cavs' roster (55:10).

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ESPN Los Angeles ESPN 

Who is Brandon Ingram most excited to play with & against tonight in the Rising Stars Game?

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Ramirez breaks down why he uses 'TB12 Method' (0:51)
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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Hanley Ramirez on what he has learned from training in some of the ways that Tom Brady outlined in his book, "The TB12 Method."

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Kyrie wants All-Star draft televised (1:36)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With help from the TB12 Method, including the use of rubber bands to improve pliability, Hanley Ramirez dropped 15 pounds since last season. On his chances of getting the 497 plate appearances that will trigger his $22 million vesting option for 2019: "We're not thinking about contract. We're just trying to produce and win."

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Lowe impressed by Brown's improved game (2:35)

Greg Wyshynski ESPN 

Now that's more like it: In their 2-1 win over Slovakia on Thursday, Team USA corrected its most critical error in that embarrassing loss to Slovenia in their Olympic men's hockey opener. They lost that game in the third period and overtime, with their gas tanks on empty and their opponents carrying play. Not this time: The U.S. broke a 1-1 tie in the third on Ryan Donato's second power-play goal of the game, and then remained confident and fast the rest of the way. "We felt better today. We played more aggressive," said Donato, a Boston Bruins prospect. Up next: The Olympic Athletes From Russia on Saturday, with the top spot in the group potentially on the line, depending on what OAR does against Slovenia.