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Watch live: UNC surging late against No. 2 Terps

Tune in for Maryland vs. North Carolina (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Law: Red Sox pay high Price for an ace

Boston filled its biggest need with the addition of David Price, a legitimate ace worthy of the big contract the Red Sox are giving him, writes Keith Law.

Philly fans chant 'Kobe!' before 76ers vs. Lakers (0:35)
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NFL Power Rankings: Panthers take over

Unbeaten Carolina is our new No. 1, but who else is on the rise, and how far did the Patriots fall with their first loss of the season?

30 for 30 Shorts: Thicker Than Water (14:16)
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How loyalty paid off for Iowa, Ferentz

Through the good and bad times, the big wins and tough losses, Iowa and Kirk Ferentz have stuck together. Now they're one win away from a playoff spot.

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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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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.

Surviving without Gronk (0:56)


No. 21 Miami holds off Nebraska in OT

Shavon Shields had a game-high 28 points but it was in a losing effort for the Cornhuskers. The Hurricanes were coming off a loss to Northeastern but got the 77-72 win in overtime. Boxscore

Tar Heels off and running on ESPN

UNC's Joel Berry II hits the 3-pointer to give the Tar Heels an 83-74 lead on a 9-2 run late in the second half. The Terps won't go away though as they look to rally on the road.


Highlights: Magic hold on to down Wolves

Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points but came up short on a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Timberwolves fell to the Magic 96-93.


Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Melo Trimble has scored or assisted on 11 of Maryland's 12 baskets this half. He has 15 points in the second half and had a stretch where had assisted on five straight baskets.

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Blazers 52, Mavs 50 at half. Gerald Henderson beats buzzer with a 3 to give Portland its first lead. Mavs led by as many as 15.

Kane extends point streak in loss to Wild

Patrick Kane scored his 15th goal of the season, his 20th straight game with a point, but a third period goal from Ryan Suter gives Minnesota a 2-1 win over Chicago.


Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami headed to overtime with Nebraska. Hurricanes probably wish they were back in Puerto Rico.

Russell's first NBA slam is a big one

Rookie D'Angelo Russell reminded the 76ers why he went 2nd overall in the draft with this huge dunk over Nerlens Noel.


No. 11 Purdue: 72, Pittsburgh 59

A.J. Hammons came off the bench to score 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Boilermakers to a win over Pittsburgh in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Boxscore

Trimble trey keeps Terps close

Every time No. 9 UNC tries to pull away, No. 2 Maryland's Melo Trimble makes a big-time play -- as seen below on ESPN. Trimble has 18 points and 12 assists to lead the Terps.


Highlights: Gasol, Grizzlies roll

Marc Gasol dropped a double-double of 38 points -- a career high -- and 13 rebounds as the Grizzlies downed the Pelicans 113-104 for their eighth win in 10 games.


Pacioretty's point puts Habs past Jackets

Max Pacioretty scored a power-play goal on a one-timer to give Montreal a 2-1 win over Columbus.


C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Second half Marcus is in the building: Paige has 11 of his team-high 18 pts in the second half including the last 8 consecutive.

Elhassan: Wins not the objective in Philly

Amin Elhassan wasn't impressed with the Sixers improving to 1-18: "They basically beat a team that's just as blind as they are when it comes to trying to find wins."


Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Kobe on Durants comments that media is too hard on him: I would never whine, Oh, youre being too hard on me, please stop.

Melo Trimble drives and dishes

The Maryland guard has 11 assists, including this dime to Damonte Dodd, whose dunk knots the score at 55 on ESPN. Trimble just added an and-1 3-pointer to give the Terps their first lead of the game.


Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I know we're all locked onto UNC-Maryland right now, but Purdue is trying to hold off Pitt on the road on ESPN2 and Nebraska is battling Miami late in the second half on ESPNU.


Kobe briefly flashes vintage form

For a few minutes, Kobe Bryant looked like the MVP of old, putting up 13 points in the first quarter and making 3 of his first 4 shots.


Amazing diving save by Pekka Rinne

The Nashville goaltender was out of position but thanks to a dive and his stick, Max Domi's shot was stopped just before going over the goal line.


Kerwin Roach Jr. attacks rim

The Texas PG drove and absolutely destroyed the basket on this dunk vs. UT Arlington.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Jahlil Okafor on Kobe Bryant: "Its different. Its just different. Ive played against LeBron James twice, you see KD (Kevin Durant) but when you see Kobe its just a different feel. I was in the weight room stretching and he walks in. It was like youre seeing like a God kind of in a sense. For me that was my Michael Jordan. That was somebody that I always watched. You see him score 81 points, you see him win championships and I was always rooting for him to win, so it was surreal to see him."

Lakers had never lost to a team this bad

Before tonight's loss to the previously 0-18 76ers, the Lakers had never lost to a team on a single-season losing streak of more than 14 games and had never lost to a team worse than 0-5 (via Elias).

No. 11 Purdue-Pittsburgh close in 2nd half

The Big Ten/ACC challenge has a close game in the second half. Purdue has a 5-point lead with just under 8 minutes left. Both teams are currently undefeated. Watch on ESPN2/WatchESPN