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Mavs' playoff odds dwindling

Dallas is on pace to miss the playoffs for just the second time in the last 16 seasons. ESPN's Basketball Power Index gives the Mavericks only a three percent chance to make the postseason.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis a day before facing Dirk Nowitzki for the second time: "I remember the last time I played him was at the Garden last season and he came out and made like five straight five shots in my face. With that guy, you have to be careful. He can shoot from anywhere at any time, and it's really hard to guard him. This time, I'll try to come out a little more ready to run through screens to get to him. But it will definitely be a challenge. Hopefully, I can have some fun."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech has hired Brandon Jones to coach its offensive line. Jones held the same job at Cal the last two years. He replaces Lee Hays, who was not retained on Kliff Kingsbury's staff. Jones started 22 games at center for Tech from 2005-06.

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Two Rangers pitchers among Law's Top 80

Where do southpaw Yohander Mendez and righty Ariel Jurado rank in Keith Law's list this year? 2017 prospect rankings: 80-61 (Insider)

Longhorns' pro day workouts set for March 28

Texas is scheduled to hold its pro day for this year's draft-eligible prospects on March 28 at 8:15 a.m. Pro day schedules

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Graziano: Reason for optimism in Dallas

Their season might have ended with heartbreak, but the Dallas Cowboys look poised to open 2017 as one of the Super Bowl favorites thanks to their young core of budding superstars. Dan Graziano asks, Tony who? What's changed since SB 50

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

I think Mike Napoli ends up with the Rangers on a one-year deal. They project to have below average production at both first base and DH and Joey Gallo could use a couple more months in Triple-A. If someone wanted Napoli on a multi-year deal, he would have signed by now.

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