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49mBaxter Holmes

TrueHoop Presents: The daily reanimation of Kobe Bryant

In Kobe Bryant's 20th season, an army of Lakers trainers and therapists knead and bend and pull him onto the court. They don't do it just for the obvious reasons.

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Earnhardt video-bombs and bunny hops behind Harvick (0:32)
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Taj Gibson taking responsibility to help others (6:46)
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University of Missouri protests (6:53)
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7hPaul Lukas

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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Valentine's 30 points lead Spartans' rout (1:51)
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Gordon goes over the mascot, under the legs (0:46)
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LaVine goes around-the-back for the reverse jam (0:44)
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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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8hKevin 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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Thompson outduels Curry, wins 3-point shootout (0:48)
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20hKevin 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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Top 5 heartbreaking plays (2:05)
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LaVine goes between-the-legs for the win (0:45)
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WATCH: Fan kisses Origi after goal (0:26)
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Prem: Welbeck goal -- Arsenal (90'+5) (0:58)
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OG with an 'oh my' one-handed dunk (0:21)
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When mascot rides a hoverboard, timing is everything on a dunk (0:33)
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3hDavid Schoenfield

Ranking the teams: 18 through 13

Will Yu Darvish's return save the Rangers' rotation? Do the D-backs have enough bats behind Zack Greinke? David Schoenfield eyes playoff bubble teams.

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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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Jim Brown on significance of Hampton lacrosse (3:43)

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Utah 7-footer gets steal gets big dunk
NCAAM 

Jakob Poeltl got control of a Washington State pass and decided to do the rest himself, which included a thunderous slam.

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NCAAM 

Vaughn Taylor wins Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Golf 

Taylor shot a -7 today to take the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, his first Tour win since 2005. Phil Mickelson missed a birdie putt on the final hole that would have set up a playoff with Taylor. Leaderboard

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Golf 

Phil enters final hole down a stroke
Golf 

A birdie on 17 got Phil Mickelson to within one shot of AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am clubhouse leader Vaughn Taylor. The 18th hole is a par-5. Leaderboard

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Golf 

Rise Up: Misty Copeland breaking barriers

Alison Overholt and Kelley Carter examine the significance of ballerina Misty Copeland's journey to become a principal dancer.

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Misty Copeland: The Firebird

Said Copeland, the first African American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre: "I was told, 'You don't have the right skin color to be in Swan Lake. You stand out.' And that's just -- it's a crazy thing to hear."

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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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NBA 

Rise Up: James Blake's pursuit of social justice
Tennis 

Howard Bryant and Chris Haynes discuss James Blake's encounter with the NYPD and commend him for his efforts to fight for change.

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Tennis 

Top 5 heartbreaking plays of 2015
MLB 

Sometimes your favorite teams can just rip your heart to pieces.

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MLB 

An All-Star Tribute to Kobe
NBA 

People around the NBA share their appreciation for Kobe Bryant at the All-Star festivities this weekend.

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Rise Up: University of Missouri protests
NCAAF 

Michael Smith and Maria Taylor talk about the impact of Ian Simon and Missouri football team's involvements in the racial protests on campus.

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NCAAF 

Would you rather: dunk edition
NBA 

So many pressing questions at the NBA All-Star Game, so Cary Chow asked the stars who they'd rather dunk on.

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NBA 

Schoenfield: Ranking the teams Nos. 18-13
MLB 

Will Yu Darvish's return save the Rangers rotation? Do the D-backs have enough bats behind Zack Greinke? David Schoenfield takes a look. Playoff bubble teams

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MLB 

Rise Up: Taj Gibson taking responsibility
NBA 

LZ Granderson and Scoop Jackson discuss the impact gun violence has had on Taj Gibson and his message of showing love and caring for one another.

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OG with an oh my one-handed dunk
NCAAM 

Indiana's OG Anunoby: Great dunker with a great name.

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NCAAM 

Vaughn Taylor tearing up Pebble Beach
Golf 

Vaughn Taylor started the day 6-shots back. He is currently -7 through 16 holes on the day with a one-shot lead (-17). Phil Mickelson is at -16 with 5 holes to play. Full leaderboard

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Golf 

No. 9 North Carolina cruises past Pitt
NCAAM 

Brice Johnson recorded 19 points to lead five Tar Heels in double figures as North Carolina rolled to an 85-64 win.

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NCAAM 

Valentine's 30 points lead Spartans' rout
NCAAM 

Denzel Valentine went for 30 points and Michigan State used a 24-3 run in the second half to rout Indiana 88-69.

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