Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Media critic Mark Cuban on the Shaquille O'Neal-JaVale McGee feud: "I'm Team JaVale every step of the way. Absolutely. Just because look, some of the comments Shaq made, if JaVale was still here, you would see me on top of him. Some of the things Shaq said in his tweets ... at which point does it get to be too much? They make fun of anybody and everybody. It's when you know you're getting to a guy, then you've got to back off. And you definitely don't make it personal."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Cuban describes the Nerlens Noel deal as the first trade the Mavs have made under his watch geared toward the post-Dirk future. Cuban says the Mavs "absolutely, positively" plan to re-sign Noel as a restricted free agent this summer.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle says "it's probably going to be at least another week" before Mavs PG J.J. Barea returns from a calf strain.

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Watch: Bears seek revenge over Mountaineers

Baylor has lost five of its eight February games, including three of the last four. The Bears lost to the Mountaineers 89-68 on Jan. 10 in Morgantown, the most points Baylor has allowed this season and the Bears' only double-digit loss of the season. (7 p.m. ET, ESPNU/WatchESPN)

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What kind of value did each team get from the major trades ahead of the NHL trade deadline? We grade each trade here, including the Ben Bishop, Martin Hanzal, Brian Boyle and Patrick Eaves deals. Grading all the big NHL trades

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Rep. Roland Gutierrez announced today he has asked Governor Greg Abbott for a $5 million Texas Ranger investigation into Baylor's sexual assault scandal and "systematic cover-ups" by the university. Gutierrez is also requesting a "sizable reduction" of the Tuition Equalization Grants the school receives -- more than $10.4 million last year -- until a thorough investigation is complete and the university is held accountable.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith, who slipped in the 2016 Draft to the beginning of the second round, has received about $850,000 from a loss of value insurance policy. Tore his ACL & LCL in bowl game.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on the Heat: "They've made an amazing turnaround. Erik [Spoelstra] has thrust himself into the Coach of the Year conversation without question." He added that he isn't sure he's ever seen a better drive-and-kick team in his 33 years in the NBA.

Stephen A. rips Mulkey for Baylor remarks (2:17)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Today will be last day in major league camp for players in squads playing in Seoul, Korea, in first round of WBC; includes Xander Bogaerts, Didi Gregorius, Jonathan Schoop, Andrelton Simmons, and Jurickson Profar.