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Tavares lights the lamp twice in Isles' win (0:27)
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Dragic leads Heat to win over the Mavericks (1:09)
Chris Morris

Joe gives Frogs a boost

Joe Lunardi's latest NCAA tournament projection improves TCU by one notch to an 8 seed despite Wednesday's loss in Lubbock. The Horned Frogs will host Baylor on Saturday night. Bracketology

Chris Morris

Joe gives Red Raiders a boost

Joe Lunardi's latest NCAA tournament projection improves Tech to a 10 seed following Wednesday's win over TCU at United Supermarkets Arena. Oklahoma State will visit on Saturday. Bracketology

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Waiters hooks up Whiteside, Babbitt with two nice passes (0:38)
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McGruder, Whiteside team up for the oop (0:15)
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Nowitzki shoots over Ellington for 3 (0:21)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

You're probably not watching, so here are a few things you should know about Connecticut. The Huskies are down by 21 (36-15) at SMU at half. They've made 22.2 percent of their shots so far. They've made a total of six shots. They're 1 for 10 from beyond the arc. These aren't typos. They're facts.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

With Mark Trumbo off the board and the Orioles no longer in need for a power hitter, this clearly opens the door for a return to Texas for Mike Napoli who is now on the clock.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

One of the three new members of the 2017 MLB Hall of Fame Class, Iván "Pudge" Rodríguez, alongside his son, Iván Derek Rodríguez.

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Pudge denies PED use (1:22)

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Pudge Rodriguez just gave a roundabout non-answer when Ron Blum of the Associated Press asked him about possible PED use during his career. Rodriguez attributed his success over 21 years to hard work. He declined to elaborate beyond that.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Asked to address whether he used PEDs, Pudge Rodriguez said at Thursday's Hall of Fame news conference, "No, I didn't." The only catcher other than Johnny Bench to receive first ballot election said, "I worked very hard for 21 years," adding, "I played the game the right way."

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William Weinbaum ESPN 

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines & Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez don commemorative Hall of Fame jerseys at a New York news conference Thursday.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Pudge Rodriguez confirmed he will go into the Hall of Fame as a Texas Ranger. Tim Raines will go in as a Montreal Expo. No surprise with either player.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The NFL said Thursday that an unsportsmanlike conduct foul on Cowboys WR Brice Butler during the divisional playoff round was properly called. According to the league, Butler violated Rule 5, Section 2, Article 8(e), which it said has been on the books since 1955. It prohibits substitute players from moving past the painted numbers on the field and then leaving without participating in one play. In response to a tweet from former NFL executive Michael Lombardi, NFL senior vice president Dean Blandino said he has not spoken to any teams about a potential error on the call. Blandino supported referee Tony Corrente on the decision.