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Watch live: Terps in for challenging test at UNC

Tune in for Maryland vs. North Carolina (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Law: Red Sox pay high Price for an ace

Boston filled its biggest need with the addition of David Price, a legitimate ace worthy of the big contract the Red Sox are giving him, writes Keith Law.

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NFL Power Rankings: Panthers take over

Unbeaten Carolina is our new No. 1, but who else is on the rise, and how far did the Patriots fall with their first loss of the season?

Philly fans chant 'Kobe!' before 76ers vs. Lakers (0:35)
30 for 30 Shorts: Thicker Than Water (14:16)
Prognosis for Rob Gronkowski's knee injury (1:05)
ESPN Sport Science - Ravens Kick 6 (1:19)
Is LeBron already better all-time than Kobe? (1:52)
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How loyalty paid off for Iowa, Ferentz

Through the good and bad times, the big wins and tough losses, Iowa and Kirk Ferentz have stuck together. Now they're one win away from a playoff spot.

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Monmouth bench becomes a star attraction

The bench mob known as The Hawks' Nest has gained notice for their celebrations. Just cheering won't do; how about fishermen with a photo op?

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Strauss: Warriors 'hustle' Jazz, improve to 19-0

The Warriors' seven-game road trip started Monday night with their 19th straight win. But it wasn't easy. Steph Curry (26 points) hit two free throws with two seconds to play as the Warriors avoided their first loss of the season in Utah.

Draymond Green on what makes the Warriors special (3:56)
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Heisman Watch: Henry closes in, top 5 unchanged

Alabama running back Derrick Henry (49 points) remains a firm No. 1 in this week's Heisman Watch after his 271-yard outing against Auburn, with Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (31 points) and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (28 points) remaining at Nos. 2 and 3.

Surviving without Gronk (0:56)


Wall's season high leads Wizards to win

John Wall scored a season high 35 points -- his first 30-point game of the season -- to help the Wizards hand the Cavaliers their first home loss in 2015-16. Box score


CFP rankings: 1-6

  • 1. Clemson (12-0)
  • 2. Alabama (11-1)
  • 3. Oklahoma (11-1)
  • 4. Iowa (12-0)
  • 5. Michigan State (11-1)
  • 6. Ohio State (11-1)


Kansas taking control in second half

Loyola (MD) kept it close at the break. The No. 4 Jayhawks had a 40-36 lead, but in the second half things took a turn in favor of Kansas. The Jayhawks have a 20 point lead with 12 minutes to go. Watch on ESPN3

No. 10 UVA holds off OSU with 64-58 win

Malcolm Brogdon scored 22 and Darius Thompson added 12 points to help the Cavaliers improve to 6-1 with their first road win of the season. Ohio State pulled within 3 in the final minutes, but its rally fell short despite Marc Loving's 19 points. Box score

Student hits half-court shot ... with towel

Need we say more? Kudos to Oklahoma State men's basketball manager Jared Dickey.


A dunk that got a confetti celebration

How good was this Michael Young dunk? It was enough to get the Pittsburgh student section to throw confetti.


Buckeyes looking to rally vs. UVA

Ohio State's Jae'Sean Tate knocks down the jumper to make it a two-possession game against No. 10 Virginia late in the second half on ESPN. Tate has 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting.


Gibbs drops 41 in Davidson win

Jack Gibbs had 41 points, the most scored by a Wildcat since Stephen Curry scored 43 on March 7, 2009 against Appalachian State. Curry and his parents were in attendance for Davidson's 109-74 win over Charlotte, coach Bob McKillop's largest ever victory over UNCC, according to the school.

Sixers spoiling Kobe's Philly farewell?

The winless 76ers outscored the Lakers 30-17 in the third quarter, taking an 80-75 lead into the fourth. Kobe Bryant had just 1 point in the third, giving him 17 for the game. Follow live

No shoe? No problem for Perry Ellis

The Kansas F lost his shoe in the middle of the game, but that didn't stop him playing D against Loyola (MD).


Dave McMenamin @mcten

Cavs trail 80-67 after 3Q. J.R. & Beal talking trash as we go to break. LeBron 16p 11r 3a 5to; Mo 12p; J.R. 10p on 2-of-11; Delly 12p

No. 4 Kansas holds small lead at half

Wayne Selden Jr. leads the team with 11 points as the Jayhawks bring a 40-36 lead over Loyola (MD) into the half. Freshman Cheick Diallo made his debut in the first half, but he's yet to score off the bench. Streaming live on ESPN3

Kobe firing away from long range

Kobe Bryant has attempted 14 3-pointers tonight, his most in a game since 2008. His career high for 3-point attempts is 18, when he set the NBA record by making 12 in a single game in 2003. Follow live

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"It was different walking in," Wesley Matthews told the Portland media horde as he prepares for his first game in the Moda Center since signing with the Mavericks.

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Thru tonight, Kobe Bryant has made more than $308 million on the court. The career earnings of the entire 76ers roster is less than $100M.

Kerwin Roach Jr. attacks rim

The Texas PG drove and absolutely destroyed the basket on this dunk vs. UT Arlington.


College Football Playoff rankings: 1-6

Rece Davis, Joey Galloway, David Pollack and Kirk Herbstreit reveal the top six in this week's College Football Playoff rankings, where the top five teams remained the same.


Roy Hibbert involved in scuffle

Hibbert took exception to a foul from Isaiah Canaan and got into a shoving match with multiple 76ers players, at one point shoving an official aside to get back into the scrum. After a lengthy review, Hibbert was assessed a technical, as were the Sixers' JaKarr Sampson and Jerami Grant. Follow live

Orioles get Mark Trumbo from Mariners

The Mariners sent 1B/OF Mark Trumbo to Baltimore for C/1B Steve Clevenger, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden and multiple reports. Trumbo hit .262 with 22 HRs in 2015 while Cleveger played in just 30 games.

Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Roy Hibbert in a scuffle with several Sixers after getting tangled up under the bucket. Officials reviewing. Possible tech/ejections coming.