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Schmaltz, Blackhawks take advantage of Sharks' turnover (0:32)

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

NBA says that potential backcourt violation and out of bounds on Joel Embiid's game-changing steal in Chicago last night were CORRECT non-calls, per L2M report

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ian Happ discuss trying his hand at lead off and making a diving catch in CF in the Cubs spring opener.

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Kawhi, the Lakers, tanking, rabbit hole

Brian Windhorst, Brandon Lowe and Tim MacMahon discuss the Kawhi situation brewing in San Antonio (2:45), assess the Lakers' young talent (22:55) and going down a tanking/reminiscing about The Decision rabbit hole (34:20). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Andrew Han tackle a favorite topic in NBA Twitter: Is a hot dog a sandwich? (56:15)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon made out his lineup today with a purpose. He says Ian Happ will be one of 3-4 players they try out at the top of the order this spring. He didn't go into detail but said Kyle Schwarber could get some looks there again. Schwarber is batting second today vs Milwaukee.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at the new netting that extends the length of the dugout at Sloan Park. Same will be in place at Wrigley Field. It definitely stands out as a change to the viewing experience that's always been a part of baseball.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo dons a Stoneman Douglas baseball cap during practice today. He wore one as a player there a decade ago and now this weekend to honor the victims.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss how baseball and the public in general have come together after the shooting at his former high school. All 30 mlb teams will wear Stoneman Douglas hats in games this weekend.

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Portis erupts for 38 in Bulls' loss to 76ers (1:18)
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Embiid dives into the crowd twice (0:36)
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Portis: 'I'm getting 40' (0:32)
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Edwards shines as Purdue hangs on against Illinois (1:12)
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Simmons drops no-look dime to Embiid (0:19)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

A spirited first half from the Bulls. They lead 69-67 at halftime. Bobby Portis leads everybody with 21 points. Bulls showed a lot of fight to crawl back from an 18 point deficit. They seem to be motivated playing the role of underdog with veterans Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday not dressing for this game.

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Markkanen serves facial to Johnson (0:15)
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Sixers open up hot from distance (0:37)
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Edwards posterizes Illinois for #SCtop10 dunk (0:23)