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Five reasons Mike Trout can win a World Series with the Angels
$430 million! That is an extremely large amount of money, and it's all Mike Trout's after news broke that he and the Angels are finalizing a 12-year deal that would be the largest in professional sports history. It's clear the team is going all-in on Trout, but can it get him the support he has so desperately lacked in his first eight seasons in Los Angeles? Read More
Things to care about
A highly scientific ranking of NCAA tournament coaches ...
Some of the 68 coaches in this year's NCAA tournament had some serious hoops skills. Others, well, not so much. We ranked every single one of them, just in case the format suddenly changes dramatically and it becomes a coach vs. coach, one-on-one thing. Read More
"Like a god in Japan" ...
Ichiro Suzuki is starting his 19th season in MLB with a trip to his home country, as the Mariners face the A's (it's on ESPN, but at 5:30 AM ET, so by the time you read this it'll likely be over). We talked to Yu Darvish, Shohei Ohtani, Masahiro Tanaka, and Yusei Kikuchi about what Ichiro means to Japan. Read More
A new kind of sneaker trend ...
Sneakers are extremely important in the NBA -- they're a way for players to express themselves, send a message or just look good. That's why it's been interesting to see players give their kicks away at the end of games recently, usually to deserving kids. We looked into what kicked off this big sneaker giveaway, and what it means for the league. Read More
Things to watch
A history of long shots
You might not be surprised to hear that Steph Curry made a shot from the opposite 3-point line this week. This is because the man does this type of thing all the time, with a kind of contemptuous ease. Watch this and marvel at his ability to make a shot from anywhere, and then consider if maybe having a 4-point line wouldn't be such a bad idea. Watch
At the buzzer!
Speaking of incredibly long shots, here's Team USA Special Olympics athlete Matthew Millett hitting an even longer buzzer beater than Curry's. Read More
A Fairleigh good night
Fairleigh Dickinson made history Tuesday night, as Darnell Edge's seven 3-pointers led the Knights to a comeback win over Prairie View A&M and their first-ever NCAA tournament victory. Watch
“Yeah, we would've probably won a championship already.”
Isaiah Thomas reflects on what would have happened if the Celtics hadn't traded him. Read More
Remember When?
Babe Didrikson blanks the Dodgers: Widely regarded as one of the greatest female athletes ever, Babe Didrikson excelled in everything from golf to basketball. She also had one hell of an arm and proved it by pitching a hitless exhibition inning for the Philadelphia Athletics against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1934.
What's on tonight?
Celtics at 76ers (7 p.m. ET, ESPN):
Talk about a potential playoff preview. The Celtics might not be where they thought they'd be when the season started, but they've been rounding into form nicely as the season draws to a close. They'll need all of their powers against Joel Embiid, who's coming off a 40-point, 15-rebound performance in a close win over the Bucks.
(11) St. John's vs. (11) Arizona State (9:10 p.m. ET, truTV):
This is the final game of the First Four to determine who makes it into the NCAA tournament Round of 64. While you're watching, why not fill out your Tournament Challenge bracket? Maybe you'll be one of the lucky few who could win some prizes, and we're not just talking about bragging rights in your local office pool. Read More
Raptors at Thunder (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN):
The Thunder are on a bit of a skid lately, having dropped their last three to the Heat, Warriors and Pacers. This could be a prime opportunity for the Raptors to pick up some ground on the Bucks for first place in the East.
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