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54mChris Low

Low: How Nick Saban has shaken up coaching in the SEC

Les Miles managed to save his job, but Mark Richt couldn't. What do they have in common? They couldn't live up to the standard set by Nick Saban in the SEC.

Kobe's top 10 plays of his career (2:46)
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6hNBA Insiders

5-on-5: The best and the worst of Kobe Bryant

How high does Kobe Bryant rank among the all-time greats? What memory stands out the most? Our Insiders discuss the best and worst of the Lakers legend.

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7hBill Barnwell

Barnwell: Patriots still positioned for Super Bowl run

The Patriots suffered a loss Sunday night, but not the worst kind, given encouraging news on Gronk. The focus now should be on getting in position for January, writes Bill Barnwell.

Monmouth has the best bench in basketball (1:27)
Rewind: Kobe Bryant's 81-point night (2:35)
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10hJ.A. Adande

Adande: Why Kobe was so important to the NBA

Kobe was the bridge from the Jordan era to the likes of LeBron, Durant and Curry, imparting the lessons of His Airness to the next generation of stars.

Not Ray Lewis on how to stop Cam Newton from dabbing (1:52)
Trojans' great reaction to Helton being named head coach (0:33)
Gasol shoots header into the basket (0:20)
Belichick stares down reporter (0:19)
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Kapadia: Seahawks' Wilson taking the lead

Russell Wilson threw five TD passes Sunday while dealing with flu-like symptoms. Considering the Seahawks' larger health issues, he's going to have to keep it up.

7hMike Sando

Sando: Seattle still searching for old identity

The Seahawks went to the past two Super Bowls with an elite defense and an offense built around a punishing run game. But Seattle's winning formula has now changed for good, writes Mike Sando.

Sunday sounds from around the NFL (0:56)
#MLBFrontOffice: Zimmermann sets mark (1:07)
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40mDavid Schoenfield

Where will Johnny Cueto end up signing?

Johnny Cueto reportedly turned down a six-year, $120 million contract offer. So what would it take to sign him and who's going to step to the plate?

6hPaul Lukas

Uni Watch 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

In this year's Uni Watch Holiday Gift Guide, Paul Lukas provides some cool sports-themed gift ideas for the rabid fan in your life -- from books to bottle openers to drinking straws.

Skip blasts officiating in Pats vs. Broncos game (1:37)
X Games Trick Tips: Chris Joslin backside bigspin (2:40)


Belichick really not happy with question

A reporter dared to ask Bill Belichick his emotions after seeing Rob Gronkowski down on the field. Note: Do not ask Bill Belichick about his emotions.


How should Pats handle Gronk's injury?

Rest Rob Gronkowski for the playoffs or play him in the coming games? The NFL Live crew debates.


Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

USC wanted to interview Bengals OC Hue Jackson for head coach job, but timing did not and could not work out during NFL season, per sources.

Suarez more deserving of Ballon d'Or?

The ESPN FC crew debates whether or not Luis Suarez should have made the Ballon d'Or shortlist over Cristiano Ronaldo, with Steve Nicol saying the Barcelona forward is more worthy of the award.


How might Heisman contenders fare in NFL?

NFL Insiders Mel Kiper and Todd McShay huddled up to pick their top 4 for the Heisman race (spoiler: Derrick Henry tops both lists.) But how might those candidates perform in the NFL draft? Predictions (Insider)

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Missouri won't accept bowl bid

Despite finishing 5-7, the Tigers had a chance to participate in a bowl game, but Missouri AD Mack Rhoades released a statement saying "our focus remains on identifying the right leader for our program and moving forward with the transition process." Gary Pinkel, the all-time winningest coach in school history, announced earlier this season he would resign at the end of this campaign.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

It's three hours before kickoff at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, where Ravens are 11-5 all-time against Browns

First pics of post-fight Rousey emerge

After keeping a low profile following her loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, Ronda Rousey finally emerged over the holiday weekend. Like most of us, she spent Thanksgiving with her family -- and even got roped into posing for a hat-themed family photo. See the pictures

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Miami considering Bonds as hitting coach

The Marlins are discussing bringing all-time HR leader Barry Bonds on as a second hitting coach this season, according to CBSSports' website. Bonds has worked as a special instructor for the Giants during spring training the past two seasons.

Manziel active for Monday Night Football

Browns QB Johnny Manziel will be active for tonight's game against the Ravens, according to Pat McManamon and first reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He will serve as the third quarterback behind starter Josh McCown and backup Austin Davis.

Panthers on an amazing streak

What happened a year ago today? The Carolina Panthers lost their last regular season game. Since then, the Panthers have rattled off 15 consecutive victories. Take a trip down memory lane

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Luck not in danger of losing starting job

Despite Matt Hasselbeck compiling a 4-0 record in Andrew Luck's absence, Colts coach Chuck Pagano put an end to any possible controversy: "When he's healthy ... and the doctors and trainers say he's ready to roll, he's going to be under center."


NBA Power Rankings: Warriors still No. 1

Sitting at 18-0, it's no surprise the defending champions kept the throne in Marc Stein's rankings. But with a seven-game road trip looming, how long can the Dubs stay on top? Week 5 rankings

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Higuain powers Napoli to top of table

Gonzalo Higuain scored twice to lift his side past Inter 2-1 and to the top of Serie A. Napoli now sits in first with 31 points after 14 matches, one point ahead of Inter. Match stats


Dwight Howard's thoughts on Kobe Bryant

It's no secret Howard and Bryant have a somewhat frosty relationship. So when asked if he had learned anything from his former teammate, Howard laughed and said: "Awww man. We're going to go to the next question." But he also praised Kobe saying "[He's] one of the greatest to play the game."

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Durant on Kobe: Media mistreating him

"He's a legend, and all I hear is about how bad he's playing, how bad he's shooting, and it's time for him to hang it up," Kevin Durant said of the coverage Kobe Bryant has received. "You guys treated one of our legends like s---, and I didn't really like it. So hopefully now you can start being nice to him now that he decided to retire after this year." Media 'killing him'

Eight teams still have a chance ...

Entering the last week of games before the CFP committee makes its final decisions, six teams are still in contention and two more are on the fence. Eliminator: Who's in?


Monmouth has best bench in basketball

It's hard to pick the best celebration. The Human Scissors? The Katniss Everdeen? The OMG? The Human Hoop? All of them are too good!


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden on Kobe Bryant retiring: "Legend. I grew up watching him. He was my quote, unquote MJ that everybody sees. Just for him to be done for his last go out, its sad, its the end of a dynasty. He had a really good run but it comes to an end, he's a monster, he's a beast."

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Rob Gronkowski not expected to play Sun vs. Eagles, per sources. Likely to miss multiple weeks; return date will be a pain tolerance issue.

Rewind: Kobe Bryant's 81-point night

Take a trip back to Jan. 22, 2006, when Stuart Scott brought us all the highlights of Kobe Bryant's 81-point performance against the Raptors.