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3hHeather Dinich

Dinich: How Ohio State might test the value of not having a conference title

Could a team without a conference title -- say, Ohio State -- sneak into the College Football Playoff committee's top four? It's possible, albeit murky.

Curry's fourth-quarter clutch plays (0:28)
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Hensley: Hill gives Ravens a thrill in Cleveland

In a season full of losses, the Ravens left Cleveland with a thrilling win Monday night when they blocked a potential winning FG and Will Hill scooped up the ball and scored in the game's final seconds.

ESPN Sport Science - Ravens Kick 6 (1:19)
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Strauss: Warriors 'hustle' Jazz, improve to 19-0

The Warriors' seven-game road trip started Monday night with their 19th straight win. But it wasn't easy. Steph Curry (26 points) hit two free throws with two seconds to play as the Warriors avoided their first loss of the season in Utah.

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Monmouth bench becomes a star attraction

The bench mob known as The Hawks' Nest has gained notice for their celebrations. Just cheering won't do; how about fishermen with a photo op?

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Draymond Green on what makes the Warriors special (3:56)
The Ravens grind out another win (1:31)
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23hNBA 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.

Kobe's top 10 plays of his career (2:46)
Mbah a Moute sets up Jordan with beautiful dish (0:17)
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2hMike Sando

Sando: Denver's title window is wide open

Many have described the Broncos as a win-now team because of Peyton Manning. But his injury has shown that the roster is well equipped to contend for titles after he's gone.

Dabo dabs (0:16)
Leafs rookie gets shutout in first career start (1:15)
Trojans' great reaction to Helton being named head coach (0:33)
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18hDavid 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?

1dPaul 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.


Walton won't get wins, could get awards

The NBA sent out a clarification today regarding Steve Kerr receiving credit for Warriors wins and losses despite being on medical leave. Kerr will continue to be credited with the Warriors' 19 wins so far, but interim coach Luke Walton will be eligible for the NBA's "Coach of the Month" award, to be announced later today.

ICYMI: Ravens walk off with a kick-6

The Browns had a chance to win in the final seconds on a FG, but the Ravens' special teams blocked the kick and Will Hill returned it 64 yards for a TD to lift Baltimore to a 33-27 win.


Bucks show off the alley-'oops'

O.J. Mayo thought he had Michael Carter-Williams wide open for the dunk. He thought wrong.


Free throw woes? Just dab

DeAndre Jordan tied for the second-most free throw attempts in a game at 34 on Monday (he missed 22). And while you can't complain forever, you can always dab.


Patriots still best odds to win Super Bowl

Even after losing their first game on Sunday, the Patriots are 5-2 favorites to win the Super Bowl, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The undefeated Panthers are second favorites at 9-2. Browns, Titans off the board

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How not to rebound feat. James Harden

The Rockets star had no interest in collecting this rebound, sliding away as the ball came off the rim.


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LeBron on Kobe: "He was someone where I always knew I had to be in the gym ... He was motivation throughout my career"

Rasheed Wallace shows ball don't lie

Former NBA player Rasheed Wallace can still hoop. Don't believe him? He drains two jumpers -- simultaneously.


Heisman Watch: Henry still tops

The top Heisman contenders, including Alabama's Derrick Henry, all had strong games this past weekend. As such, there was no change in the top 5. Rankings

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Bills RB Karlos Williams (shoulder) is wearing a sling in the locker room Tuesday.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

LeBron James on Kobe: "I didn't hold up my end of the bargain to meet in the Finals in 2009"

The Knicks' bright future (that's right)

This season, including the arrival of Kristaps Porzingis, has changed a lot of things for what Zach Lowe calls "a beleaguered punch line of a franchise that has spent most of the last 15 years lunging from one plan to another with the addled hyperactivity of a toddler sprinting between plates of cookies." Long-term buzz

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Indians sign Joba Chamberlain

The veteran reliever, who pitched for the Tigers and Royals in 2015, may be best known for being attacked by bugs during a 2007 playoff game in Cleveland while he was with the Yankees. The Indians tweeted an apology to him for that incident after announcing his signing.


Ron Rivera defends Newton's celebrations

Said Rivera: "[Cam] never turns and faces the opponent. He's always facing the crowd, and typically facing our fans... [And when he's done] he finds a young kid in a Panthers jersey and gives him a ball."


Curry hits Gobert with freeze ray

Stephen Curry iced Jazz C Rudy Gobert with the little hesitation to get the wide-open layup.


Not Ray Lewis on stopping Cam's dabbing

"He got your wife dabbing. He got your kids dabbing. He got coach Roy Williams from the Chapel Hill Tar Heels dabbing. Stop this man from dancing!"


Jones insists Tony Romo has '4-5 years' left

A fiesty Jerry Jones was insistent the oft-injured Cowboys QB has plenty of years left, telling 105.3 The Fan's K&C Masterpiece: "This is not a damn debate, guys. This is not a debate we're having here. ... [Y]ou're asking me what I think and I think we've got [an] outstanding quarterback ahead of us for the next four or five years. That's not a downer. Will we be looking to develop and get talent behind Romo? Absolutely."

Metta World Peace on Kobe Bryant

The Lakers forward joined Jorge & Jen to tell his best Kobe Bryant stories ... including how an ever-studious Kobe learned Spanish just so he knew what the other players on the court were saying. Listen

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Will Ohio State sneak into the CFP?

The College Football Playoff selection committee has every statistic imaginable at its fingertips, writes ESPN's Heather Dinich. There's also one more very important detail at the top of the page, where it reads "Conference champion" -- followed by a yes or no. And it's a "no" for Ohio State. So how do they get in?

Michigan State has PSA for recruits

Tweeted the Spartans' football staff: "We apologize to talented recruits all over the nation. Our coaching staff will not be able to visit this week. We are preparing for the Big Ten championship game. Thanks for you patience and understanding. Indy here we come! Go Green!"

Curry comes up clutch in the fourth

The Warriors led by 6 points to start the fourth quarter. When Stephen Curry checked back in at the 6-minute mark, Golden State trailed by 3. This is how they came back.


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!


Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN

Down to 13 FBS openings: Georgia, Maryland, Memphis, Miami, Mizzou, North Texas, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Toledo, Tulane, ULM, UVA