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12hPablo S. Torre

TrueHoop Presents: How Stephen Curry got the best worst ankles in sports

Thanks to an unorthodox performance director and a strict training regimen, the injuries that cursed the start of Steph Curry's NBA career turned into his greatest blessing.

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When Curry sinks a 3-pointer... you dance! (0:26)
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LeBron, Cleveland fans thank Kobe (0:46)
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LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin (0:42)
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Watch live: Rockets-Trail Blazers on ESPN

After falling to the Warriors on Tuesday, James Harden and the Rockets travel to Portland and look to bounce back against the Blazers. Watch the game live on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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How to look like Odell Beckham on the basketball court (0:31)
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Able to leap tall buildings... and throw down vicious alley-oops (0:53)
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Ben Simmons leaves defenders no chance of stopping him (0:28)
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Jordan posterizes Smart on alley-oop (0:31)
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5-on-5: Can LeBron catch Jordan?

He landed at No. 3 on our #NBArank countdown, but could LeBron James catch Michael Jordan? Our experts discuss the greatness that made Air Jordan the greatest player of all time.

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High-flying alley-oops are even more fun in triple-OT (0:28)
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Leonard's crossover leads to game winner (0:34)
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Towns throws down the hammer... Twice! (0:28)
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17hRobert 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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Zach Slone's 'special moment' (2:35)
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Bizarre ending cheats Boise State of a win (1:26)
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7hPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: Rams redesign contest results

Uni Watch asked readers to put their own twist on the Rams' design for their return to Los Angeles. Here are the best submissions, along with some, er, interesting takes that missed the mark.

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Randle amused at his missed dunk (0:18)
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Owens: The Hall of Fame process is flawed (1:04)
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Kobe opens up about relationship with LeBron (1:49)
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Green: Obama's 'heart over height' reference 'special' (1:34)
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Dustin Brown's ridiculous, behind-the-back winner (0:23)
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16hJeff Legwold

Broncos' defense is 'in the argument' as best ever

The Broncos faced down all sorts of comers this season, and a Super Bowl triumph put a cap on their case to be among the top defenses in NFL history.

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VOTE: X Games Real Ski 2016

X Games Real Ski Backcountry returns for its third year. This time around, the Fan Favorite winner will be decided in a one-round, winner-take-all cage match. Watch the videos below and vote for your pick.

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Towns throws down the hammer ... twice
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When Karl-Anthony Towns is coming down the lane, you should probably get out of the way.

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Harrell steals, jams and gets the foul
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The Rockets' comeback was spurred by this Montrezl Harrell steals and slam.

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Rockets coming back from 20-point deficit

A Jason Terry 3-pointer has gotten Houston within 5 points of the Trail Blazers early in the fourth quarter. James Harden has 29 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 8 turnovers. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

LeBron, Cleveland fans thank Kobe
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Kobe Bryant checked out of his final game in Cleveland to a standing ovation and a hug from LeBron James.

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Peyton Manning as a GM?
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"He could step right from the playing field into a role like that, because he's ready," says former Colts GM Bill Polian, who thinks Peyton could make a John Elway-like jump to front office. What's next for Manning?

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

After three quarters, Portland in control, 92-81, over Houston. Rockets shot an amazing 13-21 from the floor in the quarter but still trail after giving up 35 total points in the quarter.

Draymond Green: 72 wins is not a goal
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Green answers the question everyone is pondering (will the Warriors get to 72 wins?) and details his plans for his first All-Star Game.

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Kevin Love: 'Just a stinger'
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Love explains what he was feeling when he left tonight's game for precautionary reasons after suffering a left shoulder contusion.

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LSUs Simmons: Goal is NCAA tourney
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Ben Simmons discusses how hes dealt with the attention he is receiving this season and what it would mean to get the Tigers to the NCAA tournament.

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Blazers flying past Rockets
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Portland went to the break with an 11-point advantage and it's only gotten larger from there as they're flirting with a 20-point lead. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Texas Tech pulls off upset vs. Iowa State
NCAAM 

The Red Raiders earned their first win over a ranked team this season with an 85-82 win at home.

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Through the All-Star Break in the 1984-85 season, Larry Bird led the league in three point percentage, making 48.3 percent of the shots he took. In 50 games, he took 60 total shots behind the arc. Steph Curry, in 50 games this year, is shooting 45.3 percent from three. He has taken 540 three pointers.

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Leonard clutch, Payton not quite
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The Spurs beat the Magic thanks to Kawhi Leonard's jumper with 0.9 seconds left, but nearly let Elfrid Payton tie it up at the buzzer.

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Acy volleyball swats Okafor's shot
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If this basketball thing doesn't work out, Quincy Acy might have a future as an Olympic volleyball player.

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Tempers flare on Suns' bench
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Golden State's 11th straight win was overshadowed by a bench scuffle between the Suns' Markieff Morris and Archie Goodwin.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the deal for the next 24 minutes: If Rockets lose they fall out of the playoff standings and the Blazers move into the eighth spot. The Jazz move into the seventh spot.

Baylor avoids third straight loss
NCAAM 

Taurean Prince and Al Freeman combined for 39 points as Baylor topped Kansas State 82-72.

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Vintage Vinsanity in Brooklyn
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The dunk contest is coming up soon, so maybe Vince Carter was feeling nostalgic.

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Brewers Association to Peyton: go craft

After the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning said he was drinking Budweiser. A craft beer company reached out to the Broncos QB with a different offer. Your move, Budweiser

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Halftime in Portland and the Blazers went on a 13-1 run to take control of the game. A Damian Lillard scoop shot in the closing seconds gave the Blazers a 57-46 lead.Lillard has 15 points and Dwight Howard has 18.

Trail Blazers build 11-point halftime lead
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Dwight Howard put up 18 points, but Damian Lillard countered with 15 points to put Portland up 57-46. Halftime coverage on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Tulsa gets road upset over No. 16 SMU
NCAAM 

Tulsa handed SMU its first home loss of the season with an 82-77 win in Dallas.

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Rondo goes behind the back twice
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Doing it once to set up a dunk? Pretty cool. Twice? Well, that's what makes him Rajon Rondo.

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LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin
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LeBron James fired a pass to the sidelines, and D'Angelo Russell was in the exact wrong place at the exact wrong time.

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Steph Curry 3-pointer = time to dance
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Andre Iguodala does a lot of dancing.

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