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Watch live: No. 3 Oklahoma battling No. 6 Kansas

The Sooners have found their scoring touch after a slow start against the Jayhawks. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN.

Calipari ejected, Kentucky routs South Carolina (1:42)
Hield is heating up (0:21)
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Bosh to have more tests on 'lingering' calf issue

All-Star forward Chris Bosh will have more exams on his strained right calf when he gets back to Miami, possibly as early as Monday to determine the status and severity of the problem.

15hKevin Pelton

All-Star Grades: Rising Stars

Here's Kevin Pelton's grades for the Rising Stars game, which pits the top young NBA players against one another in a Team USA-versus-World format. Team USA won 157-154.

Jim Brown on significance of Hampton lacrosse (3:43)
8hAdam Rubin

MLB permanently bans Mejia for PED violations

Jenrry Mejia, 26, became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under MLB's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time.

NBA All-Stars try to name five famous Canadians (2:15)
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4hJeremy Fowler

Mike Vick looking fly in Dubai

Mike Vick, who started three games for the Steelers while Ben Roethlisberger was hurt, is taking a break in Dubai as he prepares for free agency.

21hScoop Jackson

Scoop Jackson: Thirty years of Jordans

If you think Air Jordans are just sneakers, you're missing the point. Scoop Jackson details the 30-year reign of the world's most recognizable basketball shoe.

Prem: Sunderland 2-1 Man United (2:05)
Sage Steele and Stephen A. Smith talk potential NBA trades (2:04)
Drummond busts a move behind Kevin Hart (0:32)
Hampton president: 'We are pioneering things here' (1:55)
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57mDavid Schoenfield

Ranking the teams: 24 through 19

Twins still a year away? David Schoenfield continues his pre-spring training rankings with a look at teams that fall closer to the middle of the pack.

Joseph Blandisi's ridiculous between-the-legs goal (0:28)
Watch out league, Jabari Parker's healthy (0:19)
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15hD'Arcy Maine

The Buzz: NBA Celeb Game grades

The NBA and WNBA's best and brightest are in Toronto this weekend for the All-Star festivities. Friday night's Celebrity Game might not have had the same talent caliber, but it was entertaining.

Canada wins Celebrity Game (1:54)
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9dSteve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

OTL: NFL rewards, punishes as research funder

Behind the NFL's donations for brain research is a funding apparatus that some researchers believe steers research away from potentially uncomfortable truths about football and brain disease.

Kobe Bryant All-Star Mixtape (2:42)
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1dJohnette Howard

Why Manning's decision might not be so easy

Justin Tuck, Jerome Bettis, Damien Woody and Bill Polian provide insight into the things an NFL player like Peyton Manning takes into consideration when deciding whether to retire.

Best Dunks of the Season (So Far) (1:59)
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1dKevin Pelton

Pelton: Rockets should trade James Harden

Would the Lakers or Celtics trade for The Beard? Here are four trades that work, Kevin Pelton says, if the Rockets focus on the real problem in Houston: James Harden.

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1dSonia Thompson

The Buzz: Kristen Wiig is hilarious as Super Bowl champ

Jimmy Fallon interviews Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning, aka Kristen Wiig dressed in a full Broncos uniform, and you'll be cracking up for the full six minutes.

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3dRobert Sanchez

TrueHoop Presents: Jahlil Okafor opens up

For the first time ever, the 76ers rookie discusses his run-ins with the law and growing up in the NBA spotlight. Can he put this season's troubles behind him and focus on the game?

23hPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: History of NBA All-Star design

Friday Flashback: NBA All-Star Game design has bounced all over the place, like a Larry Bird shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Paul Lukas explores the history of the showcase game's uniforms.


Simmons, LSU knock off No. 5 Texas A&M

Ben Simmons tallied 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in the Tigers' 76-71 win over the Aggies, who have lost five of their last six games.


Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan overcame an early 10-point deficit, Derrick Walton Jr.'s off night and a 25 percent clip from the 3-point line to beat Purdue, one of the best defensive teams in the country. Important win for the Wolverines.


Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Smart move by Lon Kruger taking Cousins out of the game after officials ask him and Mason to cool it. Cousins has been sensational but his temper can get to him.

Hield heating up in second half

Buddy Hield found his shooting stroke by hitting a 3 that got the Norman crowd pumped up. Game is live on ESPN.


Rebels' Moody throws down alley-oop

Stefan Moody is 0-of-7 from beyond the arc, so he tried something closer to the rim.


Ridiculous between-the-legs goal

Joseph Blandisi showed some splendid stick-handling and scored a nifty goal.


Michigan knocks off No. 18 Purdue

The Wolverines scored the final 11 points of the game to topple the Boilermakers 61-56. Michigan's Zak Irvin scored a game-high 22 points. Box score


Olney: Davis trade shows flawed system

The Brewers trading Khris Davis is just another example of MLB's flawed system, Buster Olney writes: "Under the current rules, there is much more incentive for a subpar team to be really bad than there is for a bad team to be a little bit better." Flaws (Insider)

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Buddy Hield gets on the board

Hield made his first field goal of the game early in the second half, a 3-pointer to give Oklahoma a 1-point lead over Kansas -- and now it's tied on ESPN.


Michigan grabs late lead vs. No. 18 Purdue

Zak Irvin made it seven straight points for the Wolverines, who have a one-point lead with just over a minute remaining on ESPN2.


SC Throwback: MJ drops 32 to top Bullets

Twenty years ago today, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen combined for 58 points as the Bulls earned a 111-98 win to improve to 43-5.


Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Buddy's first bucket naturally puts Sooners on top.

Wolverines within striking distance

Zak Irvin has 11 of Michigan's 21 points in the second half to keep pace with No. 18 Purdue on ESPN2.



Half-time in Turin, where Juventus and Napoli are scoreless in this Serie A top-of-the-table clash.

Calipari ejected, Kentucky dominates

Tyler Ulis tallied career highs of 27 points and 12 assists after coach John Calipari was ejected less than 3 minutes into the game.


No. 6 Kansas holds small lead at the half

Buddy Hield put up 22 points in the first half of the triple-OT meeting vs. Kansas in January, but the Jayhawks have held him to just 6 points as they hold the 38-33 lead at halftime. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Oklahoma is 2 of 13 from the arc. Kansas is 6 of 11. Buddy Hield hasn't hit a shot from the floor and yet the Sooners are down only 5 at the half at home. My guess is they'll take that.

Happy birthday, Coach K!

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski turns 69 today, and his team takes on No. 7 Virginia at 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Chad Fords Big Board 5.0

The current top 30, based on Fords intel from NBA teams and scouts, features five seniors, one new lottery pick -- and Ben Simmons. 5.0 (Insider)

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Jordan's Jordans Through The Years

From the inaugural pair through his last stand with the Wizards, Michael Jordan wore some great-looking shoes. Best of Air Jordans

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Kentucky puts on a dunk contest

It seemed like Kentucky was hosting its own dunk contest Saturday as it showed off some impressive slams against South Carolina.


Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

With the exception of TCU, every one of Oklahoma's games in the past couple weeks have featured early shooting woes and slow starts. Only one of those games was a loss, and it looks like the Sooners are starting to get going against Kansas, but the larger trend is still somewhat disconcerting.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

LSU and Kentucky both get key wins today and are tied for first in the SEC at 9-3. Tigers now 12-5 since getting both Hornsby and Victor back. 'Cats have been terrific of late. Take away one half of play at Tennessee, and UK has been as good as just about anyone the last 3 weeks.

Northern Iowa fends off Wichita State

Klint Carlson scored 12 points as Northern Iowa beat Wichita State 53-50, ending the Shockers' nation-leading 43-game home winning streak.


Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Oklahoma and Buddy Buckets can't buy a bucket. Sooners are 0-9 from arc, 2 of 19 overall. Buddy 0-5z