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4hBaxter Holmes

TrueHoop Presents: The daily reanimation of Kobe Bryant

In Kobe Bryant's 20th season, an army of Lakers trainers and therapists knead and bend and pull him onto the court. Why they do it isn't just for the obvious reasons.

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Earnhardt video-bombs and bunny hops behind Harvick (0:32)
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Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN: Rise Up - A SportsCenter Special

Rise Up: A SportsCenter Special with features on Taj Gibson of the Bulls rising up against gun violence; Missouri football captain Ian Simon on rising up against authority; former pro tennis player James Blake on rising up against racial profiling; and ballet star Misty Copeland on rising up against prejudice.

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Taj Gibson taking responsibility to help others (6:46)
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Gordon goes over the mascot, under the legs (0:46)
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6hPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: History of NBA All-Star design

Friday Flashback: NBA All-Star Game uniform 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.

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Adande: Best. Dunk contest. Ever!

Who needs "big names"? Not when you have the NBA's two best dunkers putting on the greatest show in dunk contest history, writes J.A. Adande.

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4hKevin Pelton

Grades: LaVine repeats in epic dunk contest

In a slam dunk contest that needed two extra rounds, Minnesota's Zach LaVine outlasted Aaron Gordon to firmly establish his place as one of the greatest dunk contestants in NBA history.

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Thompson outduels Curry, wins 3-point shootout (0:48)
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20hKevin Pelton

All-Star Grades: 3-point contest

Klay Thompson edged fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry to win the 3-point contest during All-Star Saturday Night.

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Top 5 heartbreaking plays (2:05)
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LaVine goes between-the-legs for the win (0:45)
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WATCH: Fan kisses Origi after goal (0:26)
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Prem: Welbeck goal -- Arsenal (90'+5) (0:58)
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Prem: Manchester City 1-2 Tottenham (1:58)
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OG with an 'oh my' one-handed dunk (0:21)
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When mascot rides a hoverboard, timing is everything on a dunk (0:33)
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2hDavid Schoenfield

Ranking the teams: 18 through 13

Will Yu Darvish's return save the Rangers' rotation? Do the D-backs have enough bats behind Zack Greinke? David Schoenfield eyes playoff bubble teams.

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Coach Yeo fired by Wild amid eight-game skid

Coach Mike Yeo has been fired by the Wild as the team slumped to its eighth straight defeat in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins. John Torchetti was named the interim replacement.

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9th grader channels Zach LaVine for the slam (0:16)
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Brace yourselves: Dabbing coming to NASCAR? (1:02)
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Calipari ejected less than three minutes into game (2:29)
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Jim Brown on significance of Hampton lacrosse (3:43)

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Would you rather: dunk edition
NBA 

So many pressing questions at the NBA All-Star Game, so Cary Chow asked the stars who they'd rather dunk on.

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NBA 

Schoenfield: Ranking the teams Nos. 18-13
MLB 

Will Yu Darvish's return save the Rangers rotation? Do the D-backs have enough bats behind Zack Greinke? David Schoenfield takes a look. Playoff bubble teams

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MLB 

Rise Up: Taj Gibson taking responsibility
NBA 

LZ Granderson and Scoop Jackson discuss the impact gun violence has had on Taj Gibson and his message of showing love and caring for one another.

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NBA 

OG with an oh my one-handed dunk
NCAAM 

Indiana's OG Anunoby: Great dunker with a great name.

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NCAAM 

Vaughn Taylor tearing up Pebble Beach
Golf 

Vaughn Taylor started the day 6-shots back. He is currently -7 through 16 holes on the day with a one-shot lead (-17). Phil Mickelson is at -16 with 5 holes to play. Full leaderboard

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Golf 

No. 9 North Carolina cruises past Pitt
NCAAM 

Brice Johnson recorded 19 points to lead five Tar Heels in double figures as North Carolina rolled to an 85-64 win.

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NCAAM 

Valentine's 30 points lead Spartans' rout
NCAAM 

Denzel Valentine went for 30 points and Michigan State used a 24-3 run in the second half to rout Indiana 88-69.

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NCAAM 

TrueHoop Presents: Why LA keeps Kobe on the court
NBA 

In Kobe Bryant's 20th season, an army of Lakers trainers and therapists knead and bend and pull him onto the court. Why they do it isn't just for the obvious reasons, it keeps the team's despair under the radar. Reanimation of Kobe

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NBA 

Jason Sobel Senior Writer 

Entering today's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am final round, it would have been difficult to foresee a scenario in which Phil Mickelson found himself behind three other players, but that's exactly what's happened. Well into the back nine, Mickelson is one stroke behind the trio of Jonas Blixt, Hiroshi Iwata and Vaughn Taylor. The lefthander still has six holes left to play in his search for a 43rd career PGA Tour victory.

Golf 

Elliott: Pole small step in right direction

Chase Elliott, 20, speaks about becoming the youngest driver to win the pole for the Daytona 500.

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Earnhardt Jr. with bunny-hop photobomb

Kevin Harvick even acknowledged that if you're going to be photobombed, it might as well be by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Barca nets five goals in 2nd half of 6-1 win
Spanish Primera División 

Lionel Messi scored Barcelona's opener for his 299th goal and set up one of Luis Suarez's three goals with some trickery from the penalty spot as the league leaders ran away from Celta Vigo in the second half. Match stats

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Spanish Primera División 

NBA players couldn't believe the dunk duel
NBA 

Tweets from the NBA proved just how important Saturday night was for the future of the dunk contest. 'Zach stop it'

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NBA 

Messi magic sets up Suarez's hat trick
Spanish Primera División 

Lionel Messi had a penalty shot but then passed it to Luis Suarez instead of putting the ball on goal. Suarez slotted it into the right corner for his fifth hat trick of the season as Barcelona is cruising up 5-1 against Celta Vigo. Follow live

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Spanish Primera División 

Between the legs, just inside the line
NBA 

That's what Zach LaVine needed to do to win a dunk-off.

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NBA 

Report: Manning alleged assault cited in UT suit
NCAAF 

Peyton Manning is among the athletes cited in a lawsuit filed by a group of women alleging that the University of Tennessee violated Title IX regulations and created a "hostile sexual environment." The Tennessean first reported the lawsuit and Manning's involvement. Story

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NCAAF 

Top 5 heartbreaking plays of 2015
MLB 

Sometimes your favorite teams can just rip your heart to pieces.

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MLB 

Blixt joins Phil atop Pro-Am leaderboard
Golf 

Jonas Blixt is 4-under through 11 holes, to move into a tie for first at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with Phil Mickelson, who is even through the front 9. Leaderboard

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Golf 

An All-Star Tribute to Kobe
NBA 

People around the NBA share their appreciation for Kobe Bryant at the All-Star festivities this weekend.

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