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2015-16 NBA Preview

We're rolling out our Insider forecasts from now until opening night. Coming off lottery trips, Carmelo's Knicks and Kobe's Lakers aren't projected to fare much better in 2015-16.

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2hPeter Keating

All 122 pro sports franchises -- ranked!

For 13 years now, we've asked you to rate your favorite team in the categories that matter most to fans, from championships to cheap seats. Then, based on your feedback, we've ranked every pro franchise, from good (Spurs!) to very, very bad (Maple Leafs).

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Saxon: Can Kershaw keep Dodgers alive?

The Dodgers -- and Clayton Kershaw -- have been here before. Facing a must win in Game 4 of the NLDS, Kershaw takes the mound on three days' rest. Mark Saxon wonders how will this outing play out.

Sport Science: Leonard Fournette's elite agility (1:55)
Spurrier says it was time to resign (3:07)
This is what happens when a rugby star tries to golf (0:27)
Kaminsky breaks it down in China (0:15)
5hJohn Buccigross

Buccigross: Happy hockey new year

The hockey new year is upon us, so let's dive into predictions for standout rookies, how some intriguing teams look so far, early playoff projections and the top 10 college teams in the land.

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2hKevin Gemmell

What does #LastTimeUWBeatUO mean to you?

The hashtag #LastTimeUWBeatUO will rankle Huskies fans as a reminder of Washington's losing streak to Oregon, which dates back to 2003.

5hKevin Seifert

NFL blames clock operator, refs for MNF gaffe

The NFL has blamed an error by a clock operator, and the failure to correct it by on-field officials, for an unusual run-off of 18 seconds near the end of Monday's Steelers-Chargers game.

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2hEthan Sherwood Strauss

Green, Curry rip teams criticizing Warriors' title

Draymond Green and Stephen Curry responded to critics of the Warriors' title, with Green calling those teams bitter and Curry issuing a mock apology for Golden State's success.

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2dArash Markazi

Collector brought Dodgers' N.Y. history to L.A.

The Dodgers are in New York for the NLDS, but much of the team's Brooklyn history resides in a Los Angeles warehouse as part of Gary Cypres' massive memorabilia collection, Arash Markazi writes.

5hDan Rafael

Top 10 most explosive punchers

The middleweight unification fight between Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux on Saturday night matches two of the most explosive punchers in boxing. But who rounds out the top 10?

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6hRyan McGee

Power Rankings: Joey Logano claims top spot

When the dust cleared after a hectic weekend at Charlotte, Joey Logano was holding the trophy -- and a legit claim as a contender for the Sprint Cup title. He's No. 1 in Ryan McGee's Power Rankings.


Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Kevin Siegrist: 0 HR allowed in September. 3 HR allowed in the last 2 games at Wrigley. The Cardinals aren't winning the battle of the 'pens

Stunning goal clinches Turkey Euro spot

Istanbul erupted as Inan Selcuk's late goal secured an unlikely spot for Turkey at Euro 2016.


SportsCenter @SportsCenter

BOOM! Kyle Schwarber hits one OUT OF THE STADIUM to extend Chicago's lead to 6-4. That one might not come down for a while.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Joe Maddon goes to his fifth reliever of the game, meaning it's looking like at least a seven-reliever game for the Cubs. If it goes extra innings, Kyle Hendricks is probably the guy. Maddon is managing this as a bullpen game, which statheads often advocate for but managers rarely attempt.

Steve Spurrier: It was time to resign

"Recruiting is the name of the game. And when it starts going downhill, as soon as it started going that way, I thought it'd be best for our team if I stepped aside and [they] start rebuilding South Carolina football."


Tim Howard back in goal for Team USA

The veteran goalkeeper is in the starting lineup for tonight's friendly against Costa Rica, his first appearance for the U.S. since last year's World Cup. Just 3 starters from Saturday's loss to Mexico are in tonight's lineup: Geoff Cameron, Jermaine Jones and Jozy Altidore

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo has dominated lefties for two years. No pitcher/manager should think they have the advantage bringing in a lefty to face him. He homers off of Siegrist to give the Cubs the lead 5-4.

United States looks to rebound

Coming off a stinging loss to Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup, the U.S. takes the field against Costa Rica in its final match before World Cup qualifying begins. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Rizzo burns Siegrist again

Anthony Rizzo put the Cubs ahead with his solo shot of Kevin Siegrist in the sixth inning. He also homered Siegrist in Monday's game, making it the second time in Cubs history a player went deep off the same pitcher in the same playoffs.


Jones on hamstring: 'If I can go, I'ma go'

"I'm going to have to be really down bad to not go out there and play," Falcons WR Julio Jones said about his status for Thursday's game vs. the Saints. "So if I feel like I'm putting myself in danger as far as not being able to go out there and make a defender miss, then I won't go."


SportsCenter @SportsCenter

RIZZO! Cubs re-take the lead as Anthony Rizzo blasts the 0-2 pitch to right field. Chicago goes ahead 5-4 and is 9 outs away from NLCS.

Charles Tillman really likes peanuts

The Panthers CB, who stopped by ESPN on his bye week, probably knows more about peanuts than you do.


Baseball Tonight @BBTN

We're all tied up! Pinch hitter Brandon Moss delivers an RBI single to tie the game at 4, but Jorge Soler throws out Tony Cruz at the plate.

Curry 'apologizes' for Warriors' title

Stephen Curry said of critics who've implied the Warriors needed luck to win their title last season: "I apologize for us being healthy, I apologize for us playing who was in front of us. I apologize for all the accolades we received as a team and individually. I'm very, truly sorry, and we'll rectify that situation this year."

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Frank Kaminsky. Dancing. In China.

The Hornets rookie used every trick in his arsenal to impress the crowd in Shanghai with his dance moves.


Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

Certainly possible that Matt Cassel replacing Brandon Weeden as starting QB is not the only lineup change #Cowboys make during bye week

Cassel to start over Weeden after bye

Brandon Weeden has been informed by Cowboys coaches that the team will start Matt Cassel after the bye week vs. the Giants, according to ESPN and media reports.

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