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Bubble Watch: South Carolina looks to keep big week rolling

South Carolina is looking to remain unbeaten at home this season as it hosts No. 22 Kentucky, who's playing without coach John Calipari after he got ejected just minutes into the game. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN.

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Calipari ejected less than three minutes into game (2:29)
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4hAdam 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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Dunk of the Night: Parker posterizes Porzingis (0:31)
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18hScoop 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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11hKevin Pelton

All-Star Grades: Rising Stars

Here's Kevin Pelton's grades for the Rising Stars game, which pits the top young NBA players against one another in a Team USA-versus-World format. Team USA won 157-154.

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28mJeremy Fowler

Mike Vick looking fly in Dubai

Mike Vick, who started three games for the Steelers while Ben Roethlisberger was hurt, is taking a break in Dubai as he prepares for free agency.

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Jim Brown on significance of Hampton lacrosse (3:43)
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Drummond busts a move behind Kevin Hart (0:32)
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Hampton president: 'We are pioneering things here' (1:55)
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Watch out league, Jabari Parker's healthy (0:19)
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Beyonce impersonators take over 'Curtain of Distraction' (0:18)
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11hD'Arcy Maine

The Buzz: NBA Celeb Game grades

The NBA and WNBA's best and brightest are in Toronto this weekend for the All-Star festivities. Friday night's Celebrity Game might not have had the same talent caliber, but it was entertaining.

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Canada wins Celebrity Game (1:54)
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Monmouth caps wild comeback with game-winning 3 (0:49)
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Maple Leafs prospect scores crazy goal (0:49)
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9dSteve 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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1dJohnette 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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Best Dunks of the Season (So Far) (1:59)
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23hKevin 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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21hSonia 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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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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22hDavid 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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16hMartin Bater | ESPNDeportes.com

Al Horford is a Hawk in flight

The Atlanta Hawks center would value an NBA title slightly more than an Olympic gold medal.

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20hPaul 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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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Bosh explains his decision to pull out of All-Star Weekend events because a strained calf: "it just lingered and I didn't feel it was wise to continue to push it, especially with this elongated week that we have off. I just wanted to make sure that I was taking the necessary precautions and being a good professional."

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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Hampton coach: 'Never expected to be here'

Hampton lacrosse coach Lloyd Carter discusses the journey the school has gone on to become the first HBCU to play men's lacrosse since 1981.

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Calipari thrown out in under 3 minutes
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With just 2:26 gone in the game against South Carolina, John Calipari got two technical fouls and has been ejected. Game is live on ESPN.

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Jim Brown's passion for lacrosse
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Chris Connelly sat down with the iconic Jim Brown to discuss his lacrosse career and what it means for Hampton to have its team go to Div. I.

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Watch: No. 22 Kentucky at South Carolina

The Wildcats are 4-6 on the road this season (and undefeated at home). The Gamecocks are 1-3 at home vs. ranked opponents under Frank Martin, with the lone win coming against Kentucky on March 1, 2014. Live on ESPN/Watch ESPN

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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Watch: Northern Iowa at No. 25 Wichita St.

Wichita State is looking to end Northern Iowa's five-game win streak. The Panthers are 2-0 against ranked teams this season. The Shockers are 43-0 at home, the longest active home-win streak in the nation. LIve on ESPN2, WatchESPN

Watch: TCU at No. 10 West Virginia

The two meet for a second time this season as West Virginia leads the country in steals and forced turnovers and is ranked second in offensive rebounds per game. TCU is 1-31 in Big 12 road games since joining the conference. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

During All-Star practice, when asked if he's been mistaken for another celebrity, Andre Drummond admitted he had. Who? "Greg Monroe."

Clarkson hits LaVine downfield for slam
NBA 

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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Big trade rumors as deadline approaches
NBA 

Sage Steele and Stephen A. Smith talk potential NBA trades, and they share their thoughts on Kevin Love and Carmelo Anthony.

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Amazing goal in Ontario Hockey League
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London Knights center and Maple Leafs prospect Mitchell Marner put everyone on skates with his sick moves ... even though his opponents were already on ice.

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Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Jimmy Butler is being quizzed on his love for Taylor Swift and the country music that "gets him hyped" before games.

Hampton president: 'We are pioneering'

Dr. William R. Harvey shed light on how the school developed its lacrosse and soccer programs, and how it takes pride in being a pioneer.

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Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Great day of college hoops on tap today. Excited to see Kansas-Oklahoma, the Sequel. I was at Sooners practice yesterday. Pretty good turnout of fans to watch (Lon Kruger always has open practices, by the way). Looking forward to a great atmosphere in Norman.

Drummond prefers dance interviews
NBA 

Kevin Hart tried to give his coach's interview. Andre Drummond prefers a dance interview.

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Medcalf: Time for Ben Simmons to rise up
NCAAM 

Myron Medcalf said this is the time in the season where Simmons needs to live up to the hype and lead LSU to the NCAA tournament.

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Chad Fords Big Board 5.0
NCAAM 

The current top 30, based on Fords intel from NBA teams and scouts, features five seniors, one new lottery pick -- and Ben Simmons. 5.0 (Insider)

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NCAAM 

Jordan Brand gives Kobe full sneaker set

The Jordan Brand gave the 18-time All-Star its full line of sneakers -- 30 pairs in all -- as a retirement gift today at the Jordan Brand All-Star party. Included in the set were the purple-and-gold versions of the Air Jordan III and Air Jordan VIII -- the two shoes Kobe wore in the 2002-03 season. Story

Karl-Anthony's town: Population 2-on-0
NBA 

If there's no one to stop the break, KAT will break the rim.

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