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Inside the NFL's wild return to LA

17hSeth 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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Young: Game provides escape on somber day in OKC

Both the Thunder and Pelicans were reeling after the death of Thunder assistant Monty Williams' wife, Ingrid, but basketball offered a reprieve for the heavy-hearted teams.

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Emotional night for Thunder (1:05)
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A weird night in Berkeley with Bill Walton (1:15)
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Montana State hits 25 3-point shots in one game (0:55)
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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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Barkley's keys to beating Warriors (1:28)
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Law's Top 100 prospects

Keith Law lays out his highly anticipated annual list of the top 100 prospects in baseball, with talented Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager topping it.

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Law: 2016 ranking of all 30 farm systems

Keith Law ranks the MLB farm systems heading into the 2016 season, with the rebuilding Braves (including offseason acquisition Dansby Swanson) leaping to No. 1 and the Angels falling to last.

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Bryce Harper shows off new Topps card (2:57)
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Durant, Westbrook put on a dunking clinic (0:25)
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TBT: Young Beast Mode taking OL to Sizzler (0:30)
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Lamar Odom greeted with cheers at Kanye event (0:34)
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SVP Vault: Vinsanity takes over the dunk contest (2:09)
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The Globetrotters posterize ESPN employees ... and legends (1:18)
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Berman rocks it at Pebble Beach (1:22)
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Long prayer beats buzzer to win it for Mount Olive (0:19)
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Top 300 fantasy MLB rankings

Mike Trout, Carlos Correa and Josh Donaldson will be at the top of every fantasy most-wanted list, but who else should be sought after? The Fantasy Staff ranks the top 300 players for all your roto needs.

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Is Harden, not Howard, the real problem in Houston? (2:21)
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MVP of the season so far (1:27)
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Jay Bilas' pick to win it all: Maryland (1:50)
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Bowen: Five rookies ready to pop in Year 2

Which rookies are ready to take their games to the next level? Matt Bowen highlights five players, including Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham, who displayed a rare athletic skill set in Year 1.

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What is the Warriors' Achilles' heel? (2:52)

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Emotional night for Thunder
NBA 

Oklahoma City's Billy Donovan and Kevin Durant comment after their game against the Pelicans, which came in the wake of the passing of assistant coach Monty Williams' wife, Ingrid.

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NBA 

Is Nick Saban worth $8 million per season?
NCAAF 

Mike & Mike say absolutely yes.

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NCAAF 

Best starts in 2017 recruiting
NCAAF 

These 10 programs -- many of which cleaned up in the 2016 class, as well -- are off to the hottest starts in recruiting top 2017 prospects. Top 10 (Insider)

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NCAAF 

Tom Crean gets his pregame stretching in
NCAAM 

Even coaches have to stay limber at Indiana.

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NCAAM 

Billups on jersey retirement: 'Unbelievable'
NBA 

Former NBA player Chauncey Billups had his number retired by the Pistons, calling it a "humbling" and "phenomenal" experience.

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NBA 

Bubble Watch: Time is running out for LSU
NCAAM 

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. Bubble Watch

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NCAAM 

Ovechkin, Capitals make it look easy
NHL 

On a night when the Capitals became the fastest team to 40 wins in NHL history, Alex Ovechkin also collected a hat trick, giving him 14 for his career. That's the 3rd-most by a Russian-born player in NHL history, trailing only Pavel Bure & Alexander Mogilny.

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NHL 

What do 25 3-pointers in a game look like?
NCAAM 

Let Montana State show you.

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NCAAM 

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The Air Canada Centre is ready for All-Star Weekend, which starts tonight with the Celebrity Game at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

NBA 

Best fantasy hoops seasons of all time
NBA 

Not surprisingly, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and LeBron James rank among the top single-season fantasy performances of all time. But some of the other names on the list might surprise you. Shawn Marion at 2? (Insider)

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NBA 

2016 Fantasy Baseball rankings
MLB 

Pitchers and catchers report to spring training next week, so it's a great time to think about fantasy baseball, and where to take players such as Carlos Correa, Bryce Harper and Josh Donaldson. Top 300 overall

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MLB 

KD, Russ put on their own dunk contest
NBA 

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook got the All-Star festivities started early.

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NBA 

Bill Walton plays the glockenspiel
NCAAM 

And can't tell the difference between a bear and a beaver.

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NCAAM 

Teams that can follow Broncos' blueprint
NFL 

A lot of teams will try to copy Denver's Super Bowl-winning formula, but three franchises actually have the potential on defense to pull it off, including the blitz-happy Jets. 3 teams (Insider)

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NFL 

SVP Vault: Vince takes over dunk contest
NBA 

SVP looks back at the 2000 slam dunk contest when Vince Carter stole the show with three perfect 50-point dunks.

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NBA 

Pacers hold players-only meeting
NBA 

Monta Ellis led the closed-door meeting, according to the Indianapolis Star. "It falls on us," a team source said about Ellis' message. "We're not doing what we're supposed to do." The Pacers sit sixth in the East with a 28-25 record.

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NBA 

Who will win Super Bowl LI?
NFL 

We're back to Roman numerals for the 2016 season, where the early title favorites include the Patriots, Panthers, Seahawks and Steelers. Who's going to win? Vote

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NFL 

Uni Watch: History of NBA All-Star design
NBA 

The design of the NBA All-Star Game uniforms has bounced all over the place, like a Larry Bird shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Uni Watch

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NBA 

IOC prez: No one pulling out of Rio Games
Olympic Sports 

Thomas Bach said no country has any intention of skipping the Rio Olympics over concern of the Zika virus. Said Bach: "We're also very confident that the athletes and the spectators will enjoy safe conditions in Rio de Janeiro." Story

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Olympic Sports 

Greeny: Dwight can only blame himself
NBA 

Mike Greenberg believes Dwight Howard could have been an all-time great if he devoted himself to developing his offensive game.

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NBA 

Kidd: Bucks not planning to make a move

Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd allayed any rumors of a Bucks trade at the deadline, saying no major changes are planned: "As a professional athlete, the small print says there could be a trade at some point in your career. Sometimes expected, sometimes not. You have to be able to handle that. But right now, this is our team. There's no one coming in and there's no one leaving."

Globetrotters dunk on everyone at ESPN
NBA 

Bob Ley has the nickname of "The General" and the Harlem Globetrotters treated him like a Washington General.

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