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Will Astros acquire another starter?

Jim Bowden sees Houston's need in the rotation as one of the greatest current needs across the majors. He sees Jose Quintana as a logical addition. Biggest holes (Insider)

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Mike McGlinchey a big return for Irish

The offensive tackle will bring his length, strength and athleticism back to Notre Dame in the fall. If all goes well for McGlinchey in 2017, he will hear his name called very early in the 2018 NFL draft, writes Adam Rittenberg. Top 25 returning players (Insider)

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Taj Gibson's screening prowess

Gibson uses a nice little trick to get Jimmy Butler room to enter the paint. He screens and then immediately re-screens, forcing the defense into chaos and giving Butler the breathing room that he needs. Lowe's 10 things

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the schools that voted against the proposal to ban offseason trips for practice during a vacation period: NC State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina, Washington, West Virginia.


Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Taj Gibson will play tonight according to Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg.


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NCAA Division I Council chairman Jim Phillips confirmed the council will meet again on April 13-14 in Indianapolis, and it's during that session that the recruiting reform package that will create an early signing period in December and alter the official visit calendar for April-June trips is expected to pass.


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting comment during the autonomy discussion on Proposal No. 2016-139 (banning offseason practice off campus) from Nandi Mehta of Northwestern women's soccer: "Why are we here?" Mehta, among 15 student-athlete reps on the autonomy committee, opposes the proposal. She says the point of college athletics is to create opportunity for student-athletes. "I don't think it's right to strip a student-athlete of this opportunity."

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Photos: Day in the life of John Scott

These days, 2016 NHL All-Star Game storybook MVP winner John Scott is living the civilian life in Traverse City, Mich. We spent a day with him and documented, through photos, a slice of his life.

LeBron headlines a young Eastern Conference starting lineup (1:27)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears officially announced changes to their coaching staff -- Jeremiah Washburn takes over as OL coach, Curtis Modkins RB coach and Roy Anderson assistant DB coach. Also, OLB coach Clint Hurtt did not renew his contract and left the team.

Rajon Rondo's incredible free-throw drought (1:15)
Northwestern may finally make the Big Dance (1:21)
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Irish lucky to have Nelson returning

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranked Quenton Nelson as his No. 1 draft-eligible guard in the 2017 class, so Notre Dame is fortunate to have him back for another season, writes Adam Rittenberg. Top returning players: Nos. 26-50 (Insider)