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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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Gordon goes over the mascot, under the legs (0:46)
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Earnhardt video-bombs and bunny hops behind Harvick (0:32)
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1hKevin 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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LaVine goes around-the-back for the reverse jam (0:44)
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Ballet star told her skin color was wrong for Swan Lake (2:45)
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Thompson outduels Curry, wins 3-point shootout (0:48)
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14hKevin 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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Prem: Welbeck goal -- Arsenal (90'+5) (0:58)
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LaVine goes between-the-legs for the win (0:45)
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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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WATCH: Fan kisses Origi after goal (0:26)
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When mascot rides a hoverboard, timing is everything on a dunk (0:33)
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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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15hKevin Pelton

All-Star Grades: Skills contest

Score one for the big men! Karl-Anthony Towns outdid players great and small in the 2016 Skills Challenge during All-Star Saturday Night.

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Stephen A. Smith: Dunk contest best in 30 years (1:24)
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O'Neil: Graham beats Hield at own game

Devonte' Graham stole the show from player of the year favorite Buddy Hield in Kansas' big win at Oklahoma. Not bad for a guy who almost went to Appalachian State.

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College basketball's Saturday dunkfest (0:56)
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Jim Brown on significance of Hampton lacrosse (3:43)
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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.

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Hampton president: 'We are pioneering things here' (1:55)
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21hDavid 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.

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Kobe Bryant All-Star Mixtape (2:42)

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Ridiculous between-the-legs goal
NHL 

Devils forward Joseph Blandisi showed some splendid stickhandling and scored a nifty goal.

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Muggsy picks potential 'Space Jam 2' lineup
NBA 

Who better to pick the new lineup of players who have their talents taken than one of the originals, Muggsy Bogues? The future Monstars

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NBA 

LaVine defeats Gordon in dunk-off
NBA 

How good was the 2016 dunk contest? Zach LaVine vs. Aaron Gordon had shades of the Michael Jordan vs. Dominique Wilkins '88 affair.

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Free throw line alley-oop slam
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How intense was the competition this year? Zach LaVine only got 49 points for this dunk.

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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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OTD: Allison is oldest to win Daytona 500
NASCAR 

On Feb. 14, 1988, 50-year-old Bobby Allison became the oldest driver to win the Daytona 500 -- and he even beat his son Davey in the win.

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NASCAR 

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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Olney: Orioles have much to consider
MLB 

Buster Olney lays out the fundamental questions the O's must answer before signing another big-name free agent such as RHP Yovani Gallardo and OF Dexter Fowler. In limbo (Insider)

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MLB 

Over a mascot, under the legs, into history
NBA 

Aaron Gordon jumped over Stuff the Magic Dragon, then put the ball under BOTH legs for the slam.

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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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Blake: You can't make everyone happy
Tennis 

Said mixed race former tennis player James Blake about his parents receiving death threats when he found success in tennis: "I just couldn't believe that me having success could have a negative effect on my family."

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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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Star players to join forces under new cap?
NBA 

J.A. Adande says the salary-cap jump may prompt star players to join forces on teams already loaded with multiple max-contract players.

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Think Gordon deserved 1st? So did his bro
NBA 

Drew Gordon, brother of second-place slam dunk finisher Aaron Gordon, made it crystal clear on Twitter that he thought Aaron deserved the crown. Phone smashing involved

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Gordon times a perfect 360 dunk
NBA 

Aaron Gordon dunked the ball from Stuff the Magic Dragon, who was spinning on a hoverboard.

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Vince Carter tribute draws technical
NCAAM 

Carter performed this slam in a dunk contest. Memphis' Shaq Goodwin did it in a game.

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SC Featured: The meaning of Miyah
NBA 

Wizards star John Wall wanted to help 6-year-old Miyah, who battled non-Hodgkin lymphoma, meet Nicki Minaj. And then a powerful friendship was formed.

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Towns upsets in Skills Challenge win
NBA 

Karl-Anthony Towns defeated Isaiah Thomas to win the 2016 All-Star Skills Challenge. It was the first year big men were invited to participate.

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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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