1. Afternoon Links: Red Sox Spring Training

    The Boston Red Sox will play a split squad doubleheader today against the Tampa Bay Rays and the Minnesota Twins. One half will host the Twins in Fort Myers while the rest will head up to Port Charlotte and play the Rays...

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  2. Afternoon Links: Red Sox at Fort Myers

    Finally, the real spring training is underway. Even though the games still don’t count, major league teams are playing other major league teams. Don’t get down on Jonathan Papelbon, writes Dan Shaughnessy in the Boston Globe...

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  3. Afternoon Links: Red Sox at Fort Myers

    Casey Kelly couldn’t stop smiling after he left the mound in his spring training debut in the Boston Red Sox’s 15-0 win over Northeastern. Francona was happy with Kelly and the rest of his rotation during that first game...

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  4. K-State Loses; Earns No. 1 Seed?

    Kansas State lost handily 82-65 at Kansas last night, yet ESPN.com’s Joe Lunardi awards the Wildcats with one of the four coveted No. 1 seed spots...

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  5. A Carrier Dome For Kentucky?

    The contract the University of Kentucky has with downtown Lexington’s Rupp Arena will end before this decade is out. Many want an on-campus arena constructed instead of a new downtown facility...

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  6. Afternoon Links: Red Sox at Fort Myers

    Boston Red Sox catchers are going through Camp Tuck. Rain kept players hitting in the cages today. It did not, however, give a day off to Boston Globe writer Peter Abraham. Rocco Baldelli is now a special assistant for the Tampa Bay Rays...

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  7. Conference Tournament Madness: Week 1 Picks

    The NCAA Tournament landscape hinges on what happens in the lesser conference tournaments, which tip off tonight in the Horizon, Big South and Ohio Valley...

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  8. Afternoon Links: Red Sox at Fort Myers

    There’s a videogasm of Red Sox spring training content today coming from ESPNBoston.com and the Boston Globe’s Web site. ESPN’s Mike & Mike In the Morning previewed the Red Sox season this morning...

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  9. Morning Links: Three Of a Kind

    If you don’t believe the Red Sox have the best pitching rotation in baseball, think about this: Three Boston pitchers have won the deciding game in a World Series...

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  10. Take My Ranking, Please: Who Wants to Be No. 1?

    Does any team really want to be No. 1 right now? So far college basketball squads have played hot potato with the top ranking. No. 1 has changed hands four times since before the season started...

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  11. Kansas Still No. 1 in RPI, Kansas State Sneaks Into Top 5

    The Kansas Jayhawks remain atop the Ratings Percentage Index despite losing at Oklahoma State on Saturday, according to new RPI ratings posted Sunday. Kansas is followed by Duke, Syracuse, Kentucky and Kansas State...

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  12. Afternoon Spring Training Links: Red Sox at Fort Myers

    It was picture day in Fort Myers, Fla., as Red Sox players were under the strobes for cards and promotional items. They broke out their home white jerseys for the first time at Spring Training...

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  13. Hello 2010: Red Sox Have Tough Opening Schedule

    If the Boston Red Sox want to equal last season’s April record, there are plenty of teams standing in its way just in the first month. The Boston Red Sox will open the 2010 season against the champions of the American League East (a...

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  14. Red Sox at Fort Myers: Saturday Recap

    Mike Lowell took ground balls again at first base on Saturday -- a rainy one in Fort Myers, Fla. -- as the Red Sox management see how he fairs in a different role this season...

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  15. Red Sox Prospect Kelly Gets First Exhibition Start

    The Boston Red Sox won’t waste any time placing prospect Casey Kelly on the mound for its first exhibition — part of a doubleheader — against Northeastern University on March 3, manager ...

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  16. Tennessee Upsets No. 2 Kentucky in Knoxville 74-65

    We now know what would happen if No. 2 Kentucky found itself in a deep hole. We also know Tennessee is a legitimate NCAA Tournament team, as if it were really in doubt. J.P. Prince had 20 points, Scotty Hopson added 15 and No...

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  17. Jeff Van Gundy: Don't Bother Talking To My Brother During The Game

    ESPN color analyst Jeff Van Gundy would rather in-game interviews be conducted not on an NBA coach but a fan. Especially if that coach is his brother...

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  18. Jason Kidd Earns 104th Triple Double; Only Robertson, Johnson Have More

    Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd earned his 104th triple-double tonight against the Atlanta Hawks. Kidd had 19 points, 11 rebounds and 16 assists late in the fourth quarter. It was Kidd's first triple-double of the season...

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  19. Lockout Looms: Bledsoe Will Be Fourth Cat To Go Pro

    There's no doubt about it. Kentucky Wildcats freshman guard Eric Bledsoe will be in this summer's NBA Draft. Along with a big chunk of college basketball players that in other years might hesitate before making the leap to the pros...

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  20. Calipari: SEC Tournament Just a Step Along The Way

    University of Kentucky coach John Calipari said Friday that a Southeastern Conference regular season title, or a conference tournament title for that matter, is not that big of a deal. Clearly his eyes are on a greater prize...

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  21. Red Sox Spring Training Roundup: Week 1

    Adrian Beltre tripped over a baseball. (Don't worry -- he's fine.) Dustin Pedroia joked about swapping positions with David Ortiz. (Ortiz declined.) And Daisuke Matsuzaka broke out his best English phrases...

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  22. Two World Champs and an MVP Later ...

    In the 2010 season of University of Kentucky basketball, Magic Johnson and LeBron James have both helped spell KENTUCKY during the second half of a game at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Ben Roethlisberger has paid the Wildcats a visit...

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  23. Weekend Warriors Find Each Other, Selves with Sportsvite

    You're a serious baller with no worthy opponents. You're a tennis nut who can't find an equally-rated opponent...

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  24. Oversleep? You're Pretty Much the Worst Person Ever

    Student athletes beware: You sleep in and you're pretty much the worst person on earth. Worse than Pac-Man Jones.That's the transmission coming from inside the Kremlin at St. Mary's High School in Kitchener, Ontario...

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