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Bruins get Ducks' Kase for Backes, 1st-round pick

Winger Ondrej Kase, who has rebounded from an injury-plagued 2018-19 season with seven goals and 16 assists, has been traded to the Bruins in exchange for David Backes, a first-round pick and a prospect.

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Lucroy: Changed signs every pitch vs. Astros

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who played for three of the Astros' AL West rivals between 2016 and '19, says "everyone in baseball" knew they were stealing signs and that he changed his signs every single pitch.

The Right Time: Three-Time NBA Champion Bruce Bowen on NBA storylines down the stretch

Bomani and three-time NBA Champion Bruce Bowen discuss NBA storylines for the second half of the season. Can Houston's small-ball work in the postseason (3:02)? Which team will rise to the top in the East? Are the Bucks balanced enough (9:55) or will the leaders on the Sixers step it up (15:38)? How about the Lakers and Clippers out West (30:05)? Were the Warriors smart to pick up Andrew Wiggins (44:37)? Plus, what it was like guarding Rasheed Wallace and Vince Carter (58:43).

The Hoop Collective: Hot In Cleveland And Late-Season Storylines

The Celtics are hot, so how wide really is the gap between Boston and Milwaukee? Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon debate that (24:50) after discussing John Beilein's departure from Cleveland. Plus, the crew talks about some of the overachieving teams they're excited to watch down the final stretch of the regular season (37:20).

ESPN Daily: Doris Burke talks NBA post All-Star Game

The NBA enters the home stretch after the All-Star Game. The Bucks boast the league's best record, and the Clippers are making moves to overtake the Lakers in the west. As the race to the playoffs begins, what's at stake for the rest of the year? Doris Burke breaks down some of the most intriguing storylines in basketball.