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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."

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."

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)
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Players reflect on Sweet 16 spotlight (1:26)
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Harris schools Crawford with spin, sets up Noel alley-oop (0:19)
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Can Motley make outside shots?

Baylor's Johnathan Motley will be tested by a physical South Carolina team in the Sweet 16. Can he beat the Gamecocks with jump shots? NBA scouts would like to see that.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Class of 1998 Reunion: No. 9 overall pick Dirk Nowitzki and No. 10 Paul Pierce have been guarding each other for a stretch of this tight second half in Dallas ...

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Barea ejected for shoving Griffin (0:54)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Barea was called for a flagrant 2 and tossed after a push to the neck that sent Blake Griffin sprawling. Barea laughed at the ruling.

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Carlisle T'd up for no-call on Dirk, CP3 hits acrobatic layup (0:38)
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Redick completes 4-point play (0:17)