48mHeather Dinich

Playoff breakdown: If the games were today

The committee's top-five rankings remained the same, but North Carolina is situated behind multiple two-loss teams. How would all the New Year's Six games look if the season ended today?

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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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2hMitch Sherman

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.

9hChantel Jennings

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)
Kobe's Philly finale (1:10)
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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)


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

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

"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.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Chandler Parsons relives his final moment in a Houston Rockets uniform in a Moda Center hallway.

Diallo making presence known early

In his debut, Kansas F Cheick Diallo blocked a layup attempt from Loyola's Eric Laster.


Dave McMenamin @mcten

Cavs down 62-43 with 9:20 to go in the 3rd Q. Some fans are booing them off the court during the timeout.

Cheick Diallo checks into game

One of the top players in the 2015 class made his Kansas debut midway through the first half vs. Loyola (MD) -- and Allen Fieldhouse went nuts.


LeBron never got to face Kobe in finals

LeBron James is disappointed he never played Kobe Bryant in the NBA Finals, even though one of them had been part of each finals since 2007.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers announce plans to retire Moses Malone's No. 2 jersey next seasons via Malone's son in a halftime ceremony.

Bragg Jr. throws up 2-handed block

A Loyola player went up for the shot, but No. 4 Kansas' Carlton Bragg Jr. said no. With two hands.


Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Cheick Diallo checks in and makes his college debut for Kansas. Freshman plays with an extremely high motor, rebounds, alters and blocks shots and runs court hard. His playing time and production will depend on how quickly he picks things up.

Who was better: Kobe or Duncan?

Both have five rings. Both soared over their generation. But if you had to pick one of Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan, who would it be? Vote!


Kobe cools off after hot start

After making three of his first four shots, and scoring 13 points in the first quarter, the Lakers star slowed down, going 1-for-5 in the second. He still has 16 points at halftime, helping LA lead by 8 in Philadelphia. Follow live


Ohio State finishes first half strong

Trevor Thompson put up a bucket as Ohio State's shot clock expired to get within 2 points as No. 10 Virginia leads 26-24 on ESPN.