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9hScoop 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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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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2hKevin 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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Canada wins Celebrity Game (1:54)
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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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Monmouth caps wild comeback with game-winning 3 (0:49)
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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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3hD'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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Maple Leafs prospect scores crazy goal (0:49)
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12hPierre 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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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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16hJohnette 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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14hKevin 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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12hSonia 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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14hDavid 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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7hMartin 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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11hPaul 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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Best dunks of the season (so far)
NBA 

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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NBA 

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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Kristen Wiig's perfect Peyton impression
NFL 

Favorite color? "Green-ish." Favorite clothing store? "Sears." -- Peyton Manning, aka Wiig. Watch

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NFL 

Kobe Bryant's All-Star mixtape
NBA 

20 NBA seasons. 18 All-Star selections. 1 mixtape.

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NBA 

Drummond prefers dance interviews
NBA 

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

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NBA 

WATCH: Brazilian ref gets hug from player
Soccer 

A late penalty call in a 2-2 match earned referee Carlos Braga a hug from Mateus Parana ... and led to a 3-2 Boavista win over Tigres do Brasil.

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Soccer 

Amazing goal in Ontario Hockey League
NHL 

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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NHL 

#SquadGoals: Steph, Ayesha and FLOTUS
NBA 

When Stephen and Ayesha Curry visited the White House, they sang a song about bananas with the First Lady. 'Ba-ba-ba-banana'

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NBA 

Fan hopes to cash in on Leicester City
Barclays Premier League 

Before the Premier League season, a fan wagered 5 (about $7) on Leicester City to win the title at 5000/1 odds. The Foxes hold a five-point lead with 13 games left, making Leigh Herbert's potential prize 25,000 (approximately $36,000).

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Barclays Premier League 

Watch out, Jabari Parker's healthy
NBA 

And rims are scared of a healthy Jabari Parker.

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NBA 

Scoochie Smith sinks circus shot
NCAAM 

It was good for the lay in and one.

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NCAAM 

Jordan's Jordans Through The Years
NBA 

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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NBA 

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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NBA 

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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NCAAM 

Jabari Parker bags himself a unicorn
NBA 

The Buck tracked down Kristaps Porzingis, much to the Latvian's chagrin.

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NBA 

Bat flips = free food and drinks
MLB 

Nik Stauskas interviewed Jose Bautista on the benefits of his signature bat-flip and how to bring that swagger to the Sixers.

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MLB 

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan here in Toronto (pic via Vanessa Bryant's Instagram: @vanessabryant):

Walton's 'chimes of freedom' aren't far away
NCAAM 

Bill Walton joked that TSA wouldn't let him bring his glockenspiel from last night's game in Berkeley. Luckily, one of the members of Arizona's band has one handy.

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NCAAM 

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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NBA 

LaVine, USA win Rising Stars Challenge
NBA 

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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NBA 

Foligno, Kane lead Sabres past Habs
NHL 

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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NHL 

Zach LaVine wins MVP honors
NBA 

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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NBA 

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