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Hensley: Ravens' Matt Schaub gets another chance to prove he belongs in NFL

Matt Schaub has a long-awaited chance to prove he still can be a productive quarterback in the NFL when he replaces the injured Joe Flacco. Watch Monday Night Countdown on ESPN/WatchESPN ahead of the Ravens-Browns at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Kobe's top 10 plays of his career (2:46)
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8hNBA 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.

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9hBill Barnwell

Barnwell: Patriots still positioned for Super Bowl run

The Patriots suffered a loss Sunday night, but not the worst kind, given encouraging news on Gronk. The focus now should be on getting in position for January, writes Bill Barnwell.

Monmouth has the best bench in basketball (1:27)
Rewind: Kobe Bryant's 81-point night (2:35)
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12hJ.A. Adande

Adande: Why Kobe was so important to the NBA

Kobe was the bridge from the Jordan era to the likes of LeBron, Durant and Curry, imparting the lessons of His Airness to the next generation of stars.

Not Ray Lewis on how to stop Cam Newton from dabbing (1:52)
Trojans' great reaction to Helton being named head coach (0:33)
Gasol shoots header into the basket (0:20)
Belichick stares down reporter (0:19)
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Kapadia: Seahawks' Wilson taking the lead

Russell Wilson threw five TD passes Sunday while dealing with flu-like symptoms. Considering the Seahawks' larger health issues, he's going to have to keep it up.

9hMike Sando

Sando: Seattle still searching for old identity

The Seahawks went to the past two Super Bowls with an elite defense and an offense built around a punishing run game. But Seattle's winning formula has now changed for good, writes Mike Sando.

Sunday sounds from around the NFL (0:56)
#MLBFrontOffice: Zimmermann sets mark (1:07)
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3hDavid 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?

8hPaul 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.

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X Games Trick Tips: Chris Joslin backside bigspin (2:40)


Marlins close to adding Bonds as coach

A source told ESPN the Marlins are finalizing a deal to add all-time HR leader Barry Bonds to the coaching staff. CBS Sports said the team was discussing adding Bonds as a hitting coach, although it already has Frank Menechino on staff as a hitting coach.

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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

After sinking the buzzer-beater, Isaiah Thomas exchanges some words with his former SAC head coach Keith Smart, who is on the Heat's bench.

Matt Schaub back in as starter

The Ravens QB makes his first NFL start since Week 17 of 2013 when he was with the Texans. Schaub, who has lost his last 6 starts, hasnt taken a snap this season.

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Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

In games like this, Kentucky usually comes back in second half with a 50-0 run or something like that. But what kind of motor can Cats generate without Ulis?

Spurs ( 14-3) at Bulls (9-5)

San Antonio is off to the second-best start in the NBA, thanks in large part to them ranking first in the league in scoring defense, dropping two of three to end a four-game trip. That spells trouble for Chicago as it has shot 37.6 percent in its past three contests. Follow live


Thunder (11-6) at Hawks (11-8)

Kevin Durant is shooting a torrid 47.1 percent from 3-point range and 52.4 overall in averaging 28.4 points this season and particularly hot since coming back from a hamstring injury, averaging 30.3 points on 58.5 percent shooting in three Thunder wins. Follow live

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Belichick really not happy with question

A reporter dared to ask Bill Belichick his emotions after seeing Rob Gronkowski down on the field. Note: Do not ask Bill Belichick about his emotions.


Celtics pushing pace against Heat

Boston is turning Miami over and spreading them out. The Celtics have used an 11-2 run to take a 3-point lead late in the first quarter. Follow live

Pistons claim early lead over Rockets

Houston has 12 of its 15 points coming from inside the paint, but Detroit has 6 well-received points from Aron Baynes off the bench midway through the first quarter. Follow live

Kentucky-Illinois State tied 31-31 at half

The No. 1 team is looking to improve to 7-0, and steals and buckets like this can help get the Wildcats there. But first they have to get through the Redbirds, who are keeping up on ESPN2.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Baltimore lost to Cleveland, 33-30, in OT last month. The last time the Ravens were swept by the Browns was 2007.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Floyd Mayweather is in the house for tonight's Westchester Knicks-Grand Rapids Drive game at the 2,000-seat Westchester County Center. Apparently, Mayweather is friends with Westchester guard Jordon Crawford.

How might Heisman contenders fare in NFL?

NFL Insiders Mel Kiper and Todd McShay huddled up to pick their top 4 for the Heisman race (spoiler: Derrick Henry tops both lists.) But how might those candidates perform in the NFL draft? Predictions (Insider)

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First pics of post-fight Rousey emerge

After keeping a low profile following her loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, Ronda Rousey finally emerged over the holiday weekend. Like most of us, she spent Thanksgiving with her family -- and even got roped into posing for a hat-themed family photo. See the pictures

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W. Michigan-MTSU to meet in Bahamas Bowl

The first of the 41 bowl matchups this postseason is set, as a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy that Western Michigan (7-5) will face Middle Tennessee State (7-5) in the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 24. Middle Tennessee accepted its bowl bid Saturday, and Western Michigan will get the official invite later this week.

NBA Power Rankings: Warriors still No. 1

Sitting at 18-0, it's no surprise the defending champions kept the throne in Marc Stein's rankings. But with a seven-game road trip looming, how long can the Dubs stay on top? Week 5 rankings

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Texans starting to string together wins

Tom Jackson said the Texans, who are riding a four-game winning streak, will only continue to improve from here: "I see this team building on what they're doing now."


Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Hornets announce Big Al out 2-3 weeks w/ calf strain. CHA gradually moving away from Al, including insome crunch times, has been interesting

Injuries continue to mount for Patriots

But New England continues to adapt without missing a beat despite losing key players on both sides of the ball. Said Keyshawn Johnson: "They'll find a way to win those games and salvage their season to the point that they get healthy again."


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!