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10hKevin Pelton

Pelton: Rockets should trade James Harden

Would the Lakers or Celtics trade for The Beard? Here are four trades that work, says Kevin Pelton, if the Rockets focus on the real problem in Houston: James Harden.

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Daugherty: 'I don't know where Dwight fits in this league' (2:02)
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55mJohnette Howard

Why Manning's decision might not be so easy

Justin Tuck, Jerome Bettis, Damien Woody and Bill Polian provide insight into the things an NFL player like Peyton Manning takes into consideration when deciding whether to retire.

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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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55mArash Markazi

How longest of long shots could make history

Premier League leader Leicester City entered the season as a 5,000-1 underdog -- the same chance as a bet on Elvis being alive -- which is why the English soccer team could become the undisputed champion of beating the odds.

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Shelburne: Following Kobe is like following the Pope (1:24)
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18hSeth 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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5hPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: History of NBA All-Star design

Friday Flashback: NBA All-Star Game design has bounced all over the place, like a Larry Bird shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Paul Lukas explores the history of the showcase game's uniforms.

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Greeny: 'No confidence' in the IOC (1:43)
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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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Morning 3-on-3: Alex Ovechkin is back on top

A hat trick on Thursday has Alex Ovechkin back atop the goal-scoring race. In Friday's Morning 3-on-3, we discuss his recent surge, changes to his game and what they mean for the Caps.

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1hKeith Law

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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56mKeith Law

Law: Prospects who just missed Top 100

Keith Law provides his list of MLB prospects who just missed his Top 100, including Ke'Bryan Hayes, third base prospect in the Pirates' organization and son of former big leaguer Charlie Hayes.

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Bryce Harper shows off new Topps card (2:57)
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SVP Vault: Vinsanity takes over the dunk contest (2:09)
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KC Joyner

Joyner: Eagles need to keep Sam Bradford

Free-agent-to-be Sam Bradford isn't going to be cheap, but he is the right quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles going forward, writes KC Joyner.

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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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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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16hMatt Bowen

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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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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Kristen Wiig's perfect Peyton impression
NFL 

Favorite color? "Green-ish." Favorite clothing store? "Sears." -- Peyton Manning, aka Wiig. Watch

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NFL 

Dissecting the top 5 picks of the NFL draft
NFL 

Tennessee, San Diego, Cleveland, Dallas and Jacksonville all have needs they'll hope to fill in the upcoming draft. For the Browns? It's a QB. Again. Draft needs

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NFL 

Honoring son's memory with lacrosse
NCAA 

Through the death of her 21-year-old son Michael, Verina Crawford found a way to keep his spirit alive at Hampton University with lacrosse.

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Bucks owner playing celebrity game
NBA 

Marc Lasry, 55, played a season of Div. III basketball and told NBA commissioner Adam Silver he wanted to play in the game. Silver: "But you're not a celebrity." Lasry: "OK, but I still want to do it." Spoken like a man worth $1.9 billion. The old college try

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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 

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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Olney: The Royals' two-year plan
MLB 

Projection numbers suggest that the Royals are destined for mediocrity, but Kansas City begs to differ: Owners of consecutive AL pennants and a World Series title, the Royals see a clear window to add to their legacy. Dynasty? (Insider)

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

In about 45 minutes, this will be Kobe Bryant's view as he meets the media for his final All-Star Game.

Odom greeted with cheers at Kanye event
NBA 

Lamar Odom made his first public appearance since being hospitalized in October, attending Kanye West's Yeezy runway fashion show at Madison Square Garden.

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Daugherty: 'Black cloud hangs over Dwight'
NBA 

Dwight Howard's career hasn't been the same since the big man left Orlando and Brad Daugherty can find only one common denominator to explain why that is.

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NBA 

How Leicester City could make history
Soccer 

The Premier League leader entered the season as a 5,000-1 underdog. An overlooked UConn team entered the 2014 NCAA tournament at 100-1 and won it all, but no one has ever beaten 5,000-1 odds. If Leicester does, though? It might just mean Elvis is still alive. And Obama will play cricket

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Soccer 

Brennan: Maryland's shot to step it up
NCAAM 

Eamonn Brennan: "Defense has really been Maryland's calling card so far. ... Unveiling some of [its] elite offense against Wisconsin on Saturday would be a good step towards the NCAA tournament."

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

There's no question who the biggest stars are at All-Star Weekend. Just check the merchandise booths.

Peyton's decision might not be so easy
NFL 

An NFL player takes a lot of factors into consideration when deciding whether to retire. As Former Patriots and Jets center Damien Woody put it: "I don't think the love of game ever leaves you. Ever. It's the wear of preparing Monday through Saturday. And the offseason. The minicamps. The meetings." A gift and a curse

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NFL 

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

Let Montana State show you.

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NCAAM 

T-Mac puts Kobe above MJ
NBA 

Tracy McGrady never faced Michael Jordan in his prime but squared off many times with Kobe Bryant, who he says was easily the best player he ever faced.

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NBA 

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

Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images
NBA 

Henry Abbott @TrueHoop

Adam Silver just had a conversation, on stage at the Tech Summit, with a convincing, talking, full-sized hologram of James Naismith.

MLB prospects who just missed the Top 100
MLB 

Pittsburgh 3B prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes was just outside Keith Law's cutline, but with contact this hard, he should at least become a 30-40 doubles guy in time. Missed the cut (Insider)

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MLB 

No McCoy arrest before Wednesday

Larry Krasner, attorney for Bills RB LeSean McCoy, told OTL's John Barr that there would be "nothing before Wednesday." However, a source close to the case told Barr that it's still possible there could be an arrest warrant before Wednesday. McCoy was allegedly involved in a nightclub assault in Philadelphia.

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 

Westbrook makes this dunk look easy
NBA 

Russell Westbrook blew by Pelicans defenders for a thunderous slam.

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