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New faces in new places, top prospects and more: What we're most excited for as spring training games begin

Here's what we can't wait to watch when games start this weekend.
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Inside the dual legacies of the NFL's union boss

Last year's CBA should have been a defining moment for DeMaurice Smith and the labor force of America's most popular sport. Instead, some players -- and some owners -- have come to see Smith as an asset to management.
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Agent: Wilson OK in Seattle, but has 4-team list

QB Russell Wilson has told the Seahawks that he wants to play in Seattle, but if a trade were considered, the only teams he'd go to are the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders and Bears, his agent told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
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Sources: NFLPA tells agents to 'collude' on offers

NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith told player agents Thursday that they should work together during the upcoming free-agency period to ensure that teams aren't taking advantage of the reduced 2021 salary cap to limit player salaries, a source told ESPN.
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Sources: Watson met with coach, still wants out

Deshaun Watson still wants to be traded by the Houston Texans after meeting with new coach David Culley last Friday, sources told ESPN's Dan Graziano.
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NFL's minority hiring rate nearly doubled

The number of minority hires for open positions in the NFL nearly doubled to 34.6% in 2021.
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Why drafting a quarterback in the first round might not be Panthers' preferred plan

Many teams try to solve QB issues by taking one in the first round. The data doesn't necessarily support that approach in terms of finding a playoff-winning QB.
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Franchise tag candidates and predictions: 21 teams could use it

Dak Prescott, Aaron Jones and Hunter Henry are among the players who could be tagged. NFL Nation reporters make their predictions.
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Jake Fromm, Matt Barkley or both? Bills have decision to make at backup QB

Barkley has spent three seasons as Josh Allen's backup, but Buffalo could turn to Fromm if the 2020 fifth-round pick is ready for the role.
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Now what for Wilson? Four potential trade scenarios, plus what the Seahawks would want

Wilson doesn't want out of the Pacific Northwest quite yet, but he has four teams he's open to in case it gets to that point.
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Son of ex-Packer loses dad's Super Bowl II ring

The son of former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Ron Kostelnik says he is heartbroken after losing his father's Super Bowl II ring and is offering a $5,000 reward for its return.
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Texans release RB Duke Johnson, center Martin

Duke Johnson, who rushed for 235 yards and had a career-low 28 receptions while backing up David Johnson in 2020, has been released by the Texans along with center Nick Martin.
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From jumbo New York Jet to Andre the Giant: Matthew Willig's wild path to Hollywood

The former O-lineman, who is often cast as the intimidating muscle guy at 6-foot-8 and 315 pounds, dishes on acting, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and more.
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Gordon joins Manziel in new league, owner says

The new Fan Controlled Football league, which began play this month, has added former NFL receiver Josh Gordon, who will play on a team with one of his former teammates on the Browns, Johnny Manziel, club owner Bob Menery told ESPN on Saturday.
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Updated rankings for H2H points, H2H categories and roto fantasy leagues

Our rest-of-season rankings will help you suss out the best choices when debating trades and working the waiver wire.
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Kyrie happy to push discussion for Kobe as logo

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving reaffirmed his stance that Kobe Bryant's silhouette should be the NBA's new logo.
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How Coby White is raising awareness for Black History Month

The second-year Bulls guard has turned his arena walk-ins into teaching moments, and he's learning in the process too.
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Inside the stats behind the Heat's five-game winning streak

Jimmy Butler and the Heat beat the NBA-leading Jazz on Friday night to run their winning streak to a season-high five games.
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Kemba gives Celts needed lift: 'Willed us' to win

The Celtics needed a win Friday night after a run of losses, and it was Kemba Walker -- the veteran point guard who has endured his own struggles this season -- who came to the rescue. "I don't think we win the game without his will," Brad Stevens said.
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Green on big night: Not revenge, 'making it right'

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green said his triple-double Friday night against the Charlotte Hornets was just him "making it right" with his team following last week's meltdown.
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Jersey mix-up forces Thunder to change at half

The Thunder and Hawks wore strikingly similar colors in Friday night's game, forcing OKC to change to white for the second half.
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LeBron to Zlatan: No way I'll ever 'stick to sports'

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's criticism of his activism, saying he will "never shut up about things that are wrong."
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Lin 'not naming or shaming anyone' with claim

A day after a league official told ESPN's Marc J. Spears that the G League is investigating a claim made by Jeremy Lin that he was called "coronavirus" during a game, Lin tweeted that he's "not naming or shaming anyone."
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Sources: Raptors without Siakam until after ASG

Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam is expected to remain in the league's health and safety protocol through the All-Star break, missing the final three games of the first half, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Nets to be without Kyrie (shoulder) vs. Mavs

Brooklyn's Kyrie Irving will miss his 11th game of the season Saturday as he sits out against the Mavericks with what the team is saying is "right shoulder injury recovery." He is averaging 27.4 points this season.
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