DALLAS Teams

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have free-agent offensive lineman Byron Bell in for a visit to The Star. Bell missed last season with the Tennessee Titans due to a dislocated ankle. He has tackle and guard experience and could be viewed as a contender at right tackle for the Cowboys with the impending retirement of Doug Free. Bell met with the Green Bay Packers earlier in the week.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Michigan DE Taco Charlton said he believed he is a Top 15 guy. Has visits set up with Dallas, New Orleans, Tampa Bay and Miami. Met last night with Saints, Steelers, Ravens and Titans.

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Irvin has faith in Elliott's turnaround (1:33)
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Mickelson reaches final 16, 1st time since '04

Phil Mickelson has made it past the third round of the WGC-Match Play for the first time since 2004 after closing out J.B. Holmes 6 and 5 to win his group with a 3-0 record.

ESPN Stats and Information  

ESPN's BPI gives Baylor north of a 70 percent chance to beat South Carolina in Friday's Sweet 16 matchup (7:29 p.m. ET). The Gamecocks' tournament run has been propelled by strong second-half play. South Carolina scored a school-record 65 points in the second half against Duke.

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Stephen A. clashes with Irvin over Cowboys (2:08)
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BBTN: Which MLB stories will play out as advertised?

A classic story of the introduction of Rangers manager Jeff Banister and pitching coach Doug Brocail follows Buster Olney's conversation with Karl Ravech and Justin Havens about which MLB stories will play out as advertised and more. Plus, Richard Griffin with some "Inside Heat" on the Blue Jays.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on J.J. Barea's flagrant 2: "Watching [Blake] Griffin's cat-ate-the-canary smile tells you the story of that play. That's all you have to look at."

NBA 

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki said the flagrant 2 ruling against J.J. Barea was "just weak. ... It's tough to tell these days in this league what's a flagrant 1, what's a tech. I'm lost, and I think so are the refs."

NBA 

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Referee Bill Spooner on J.J. Barea's flagrant 2 foul committed against Blake Griffin:

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Kane, Panarin score filthy shootout goals (0:28)
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Barea ejected as Mavs edge Clippers (1:36)
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Barnes comes up big on offense, then defense in win (0:36)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 97, Clippers 95 (final). J.J. Redick jumper at the buzzer was long. Seth Curry (23 points, 4 assists) starred as Dallas' starting PG.

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USC vs. Baylor: Get to know the Bears (2:15)