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Legwold: Broncos show grit in OT win over Pats

C.J. Anderson's TD rumble in OT capped a comeback for the Brock Osweiler-led Broncos, who overcame early mistakes to hand the Patriots their first loss.

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Kobe announces he will retire after this season

Kobe Bryant announced he will retire after this season in a first-person story on The Players' Tribune website, writing "This season is all I have left to give."

Gronk leaves game with right knee injury (0:15)
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Seahawks lose TE Graham (knee) for season

In the fourth quarter, Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham tore the patella tendon in his right knee. Coach Pete Carroll said he'll need surgery and is out for the season.

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Keim: Redskins' resiliency leads to big win over Giants

Rookie free-agent wide receiver Quinton Dunbar shifted to cornerback this summer to fill a need in Washington's depleted roster. Before leaving Sunday with a finger injury, he came up big.

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Warriors F Barnes to miss at least three games

Harrison Barnes will miss at least three games with an ankle injury, which means the undefeated Warriors will try to continue their perfect start without their third-leading scorer.

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Rodgers pans team's prep, denies players meeting

Speaking to reporters Sunday, Aaron Rodgers was critical of the Packers' preparation and denied the assertion made during an NBC telecast that the team recently held a players-only meeting.

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Peterson guides NFC North-leading Vikings

The Vikings are back atop the NFC North standings in large part because of what Peterson did on Sunday, carrying 29 times for 158 yards against an Atlanta Falcons team that entered the game as the league's best against the run, writes Ben Goessling.

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Calvin Johnson: If record broken, congrats due

Should Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown or Atlanta's Julio Jones break Calvin Johnson's single-season receiving record this year, Johnson said he would offer them congratulations.

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Kobe Bryant on retirement

Kobe Bryant addressed the media to explain how he came to the decision to retire at the conclusion of the 2015-16 NBA season.


Kobe Bryant at the podium

Kobe Bryant is speaking to the media for the first time since announcing we would retire after the seasonearlier in the day. Live on SportsCenter

Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Kobe on MJ "Hes actually one fo the first people that I told over the summer." What did Kobe say? "This is it." MJ: Just enjoy it."

Patriots lose Gronk, perfect season in OT

Rob Gronkowski left the game in the fourth quarter after suffering a right knee injury, and C.J. Anderson's 48-yard touchdown run in overtime gave the Broncos a 30-24 win vs. the Patriots.


J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe has been very philosophical in this news conference....even while answering questions in Spanish, talking about "corazon" and "amor"

Lakers, Kobe fall to Pacers

On the day he announced he'd retire at the end of the season, Kobe Bryant scored 13 points on 4-of-20 shooting from the field in Los Angeles' 107-103 loss to Indiana.


Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Kobe says he didnt consider retiring now: "Theres so much beauty in the pain of this thing. Says he wants to play a full season.

More Bryant from the podium

"If I had a burning desire to continue to play, I would. I wouldn't second guess it. I wouldn't be sitting on the fence. I feel solid."

Kobe Bryant at the podium

"At some point, I just had to accept the fact that I don't want to do this anymore. And I'm okay with that."

espn @espn

Undefeated no more! Brock Osweiler and the Broncos knock off the previously unbeaten Patriots on C.J. Anderson's walk-off TD run. [Credit: Jack Dempsey]

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski was present in the locker room when reporters arrived after the game. He didn't answer questions. Reporters watched him pick up his luggage and walk to the team buses.

Clock mismanagement hurts Pats in loss

Trent Dilfer breaks down how clock mismanagement contributed to the Patriots' 30-24 loss to the Broncos.


Schefter: Injury doesn't appear serious

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski was carted off the field with a right knee injury with 2:49 left in the 30-24 loss to the Patriots. More testing is likely, but the knee injury "doesn't appear to be serious," a source texted ESPN's Adam Schefter. Story

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Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

More testing likely and further updates ahead, but one source just texted this on Gronk's leg injury: "Doesn't appear to be serious."

Osweiller joins small group

Quarterbacks to lead 14-point 4th-quarter comeback vs. Patriots since 2001 in which Tom Brady played the entire game:

  • 2009 Peyton Manning
  • 2015 Brock Osweiler


Final: Pacers 107, Lakers 103

Kobe Bryant was off for most of the night, but a theatric 3-pointer late made it interesting as Paul George poured in 39 points to lead all scorers. Box score

Anderson's score hands Pats first loss

Broncos RB C.J. Anderson took the handoff and scored a 48-yard touchdown in overtime to give Denver a 30-24 win over New England.


Michigan St. takes down Providence

MSU's Bryn Forbes carried Sparty with 18 points while Denzel Valentine added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists as No. 3 Michigan St. won the Wooden Legacy tournament.


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

BRONCOS 30, PATRIOTS 24 (final, OT): The Patriots not only lost the game, but also potentially lost one of their best players in TE Rob Gronkowski, who was carted off with 2:49 remaining with a knee injury. If Gronkowski is lost for the season, this might ultimately be viewed as the night that the complexion of the Patriots Super Bowl hopes, and the AFC on the whole, was dramatically altered. In all, a devastating night for New England.