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1hPablo S. Torre, ESPN Senior Writer

TrueHoop Presents: How Stephen Curry got the best worst ankles in sports

Thanks to an unorthodox performance director and a strict training regimen, the injuries that cursed the start of Steph Curry's NBA career turned into his greatest blessing.

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34mAdam 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.

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Parker brings the house down.. and Porzingis (0:31)
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Canada wins Celebrity Game (1:54)
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5hScoop 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.

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Beyonce impersonators take over 'Curtain of Distraction' (0:18)
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Bubble Watch: Time is running out for LSU

The most interesting team in Bubble Watch history got more interesting with a loss at South Carolina. Saturday's date with Texas A&M is one of few opportunities remaining for the Tigers.

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Leicester and the impossible bet (1:20)
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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?

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Watch out league, Jabari Parker's healthy (0:19)
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Drummond busts a move behind Kevin Hart (0:32)
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LeBron's admiration for Kobe goes back to childhood (1:04)
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9hPierre LeBrun

LeBrun: John Scott finally getting back on the ice

The past month has been crazy for John Scott, with All-Star controversy giving way to a feel-good story, movie offers and the birth of twin girls. Now, the tough guy is ready to get back to work.

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8dSteve 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.

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Kobe Bryant All-Star Mixtape (2:42)
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12hJohnette 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.

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Kobe honored to witness the progression of the game (0:31)
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Best Dunks of the Season (So Far) (1:59)
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10hKevin 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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Daugherty: 'Black cloud hangs over Dwight' (2:02)
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8hSonia 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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Shelburne: Following Kobe is like following the Pope (1:24)
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10hDavid Schoenfield

Ranking the teams: 30 through 25

The Reds have Joey Votto, but not much else. David Schoenfield kicks off his pre-spring training rankings with a look at MLB's likely bottom-feeders.

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Curry, Warriors still want to break '95-96 Bulls' win record (1:04)
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7hPaul 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.

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1dSeth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr.

Inside the NFL's wild return to LA

Few could have guessed that the league's return would become so bloody, bitter and, most of all, emblematic of how power in the NFL truly works.

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KC Joyner

Joyner: Eagles need to keep Sam Bradford

Free-agent-to-be Sam Bradford isn't going to be cheap, but he is the right quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles going forward, writes KC Joyner.

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6hDarren Rovell

Guinness hooks up Watt with special bottle label

ESPN caught up with J.J. Watt during his trip to Ireland and asked him about his affinity for Guinness, which recently presented the Texans star with his own beer bottle label.

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LaVine, USA win Rising Stars Challenge
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Zach LaVine scored 30 points and was named MVP in USA's 157-154 win over World in the Rising Stars Challenge.

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Foligno, Kane lead Sabres past Habs
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Marcus Foligno and Evander Kane scored two goals each in the Sabres' 6-4 win over the Habs, snapping a 4-game losing streak.

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Who takes the final shot: You or Steph?

About half the players questioned would rather have Steph Curry -- and not themselves -- taking a last-second shot. And then there's Westbrook.

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Jabari Parker bags himself a unicorn
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The Buck went big-game hunting, and bagged and tagged Kristaps Porzingis.

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Best dunks of the season (so far)
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It's All-Star Weekend, the unofficial midpoint to the NBA season. So who broke rims so far and who got broke?

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Monmouth caps wild comeback with 3
NCAAM 

Monmouth finished a 17-2 run with a 3-pointer with three seconds left to take a one-point lead that would hold up for a stunning win over Rider.

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Karl-Anthony's town: Population 2-on-0
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If there's no one to stop the break, KAT will break the rim.

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Zach LaVine wins MVP honors
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The Minnesota sophomore took home the top award at the Rising Stars challenge, posting 30 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists on 13-for-20 shooting. His teammate Andrew Wiggins won the award last season.

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No. 17 Arizona outlasts UCLA

Allonzo Trier scored 18 points and Kaleb Tarczewski added nine points and 14 boards as No. 17 Arizona defeated UCLA 81-75. Isaac Hamilton had a game-high 24 points for the Bruins in the loss. Box score

U.S. Team wins Rising Stars Challenge
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Zach LaVine, Emmanuel Mudiay and Kristaps Porzingis shared game-high honors with 30 points and Andrew Wiggins was not far behind as U.S. defeated World 157-154.

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Defense isn't the main priority
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All-Star Weekend is for entertainment. Andrew Wiggins is for dunking. This is Wiggins dunking.

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Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Jabari Parker put the game away with a nice two-handed flush over Kristaps Porzingis as the USA takes the game over the World, 157-154. Zach Lavine, Emannuel Mudiay and Porzingis each had 30.

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Watch out, Jabari Parker's healthy
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And rims are scared of a healthy Jabari Parker.

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Clarkson hits LaVine down field for slam
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It's the Rising Stars Challenge, but Jordan Clarkson showed off some Pro Bowl skills with this full-court alley-oop.

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Arizona State knocks off No. 23 USC
NCAAM 

USC's Nikola Jovanovic finished with 25 points and 15 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Tra Holder's 20 points helped guide the Sun Devils to a 74-67 win over the 23rd-ranked Trojans.

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Zach LaVine scored 30 to lead USA in 157-154 win in Rising Stars Challenge Tomorrow, LaVine will defend his Slam Dunk Contest title

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

An "And-rew Wigg-ins" chant starts with the Canadian at the line. Then the crowd goes nuts on a Wiggins putback jam.

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Devin Booker getting booed heartily for Eurofouling Andrew Wiggins in the last minute of the Rookie Challenge.

Canada wins Celebrity Game
NBA 

Drake coached Team Canada to a 74-64 win over Team USA in the 2016 All-Star Celebrity Game.

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Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Zach Lavine and Kristaps Porzingis are leading all scorers with 30 points. US up eight with 1:57 to go.

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

There have been two off-the-backboard dunk attempts: we are 0-for-2.

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Kings outlast Rangers in OT
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Tanner Pearson scored the game-winner in overtime to help the Kings grab a 5-4 victory over the Rangers in a rematch of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals. Anze Kopitar recorded his third career hat trick in the win.

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Jordan's Jordans Through The Years
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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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Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Most of Zach Lavine's shots have been from 11-feet and in, as in he's a foot above the rim and throwing them down.