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Uni Watch: History of NBA All-Star design

Friday Flashback: NBA All-Star Game uniform 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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Earnhardt video-bombs and bunny hops behind Harvick (0:32)
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Gordon goes over the mascot, under the legs (0:46)
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Adande: Best. Dunk contest. Ever!

Who needs "big names"? Not when you have the NBA's two best dunkers putting on the greatest show in dunk contest history, writes J.A. Adande.

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4hKevin Pelton

Grades: LaVine repeats in epic dunk contest

In a slam dunk contest that needed two extra rounds, Minnesota's Zach LaVine outlasted Aaron Gordon to firmly establish his place as one of the greatest dunk contestants in NBA history.

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Watch on ESPN3: Pitt-North Carolina

No. 9 North Carolina opens a three-game homestand today and looks to improve to 13-0 at home this season, while Pitt goes for its first win ever in Chapel Hill.

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Ballet star told her skin color was wrong for Swan Lake (2:45)
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Thompson outduels Curry, wins 3-point shootout (0:48)
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4hKevin Pelton

All-Star Grades: 3-point contest

Klay Thompson edged fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry to win the 3-point contest during All-Star Saturday Night.

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Top 5 heartbreaking plays (2:05)
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LaVine goes between-the-legs for the win (0:45)
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WATCH: Fan kisses Origi after goal (0:26)
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Prem: Welbeck goal -- Arsenal (90'+5) (0:58)
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Prem: Manchester City 1-2 Tottenham (1:58)
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When mascot rides a hoverboard, timing is everything on a dunk (0:33)
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Coach Yeo fired by Wild amid eight-game skid

Coach Mike Yeo has been fired by the Wild as the team slumped to its eighth straight defeat in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins. John Torchetti was named the interim replacement.

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9th grader channels Zach LaVine for the slam (0:16)
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Brace yourselves: Dabbing coming to NASCAR? (1:02)
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Calipari ejected less than three minutes into game (2:29)
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18hKevin Pelton

All-Star Grades: Skills contest

Score one for the big men! Karl-Anthony Towns outdid players great and small in the 2016 Skills Challenge during All-Star Saturday Night.

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Jim Brown on significance of Hampton lacrosse (3:43)
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Scoop Jackson: Thirty years of Jordans

If you think Air Jordans are just sneakers, you're missing the point. Scoop Jackson details the 30-year reign of the world's most recognizable basketball shoe.

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Pitt might be losing by a lot to No. 9 UNC ...
NCAAM 

... But this block from Alonzo Nelson-Ododa was fun moment for the Panthers.

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NCAAM 

Yadier Molina gets cast off thumb
MLB 

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak told KMOX Radio today the cast on Molina's surgically repaired left thumb has been removed, and the team will have a good idea in about 2-3 weeks when he'll be on pace to begin the season.

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MLB 

Muggsy picks potential 'Space Jam 2' lineup
NBA 

Who better to pick the new lineup of players who have their talents taken than one of the originals, Muggsy Bogues? The future Monstars

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NBA 

Vinci spends part of Valentine's Day with trophy
Tennis 

Roberta Vinci gave her St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy a bit of love after winning.

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Tennis 

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Connecticut women's hoops extends win streak to 61 straight games Breaks tie with 1955-57 San Francisco men for 4th-longest in D1 history

Misty Copeland: The Firebird

Said Copeland, the first African American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre: "I was told, 'You don't have the right skin color to be in Swan Lake. You stand out.' And that's just -- it's a crazy thing to hear."

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Vince Carter tribute draws technical
NCAAM 

Carter performed this slam in a dunk contest. Memphis' Shaq Goodwin did it in a game.

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NCAAM 

Between the legs, just inside the line
NBA 

That's what Zach LaVine needed to do to win a dunk-off.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

109 unranked teams have beaten ranked opponents thus far this season, the most through February 13 in a single season in NCAA history.

No. 9 UNC up big at the half over Pitt

Tar Heels F Justin Jackson leads all scorers with 8 points as UNC leads Pittsburgh 42-29 at halftime. Pitt is looking to avoid its first 3-game losing streak of the season. Streaming live on ESPN3

No. 8 MSU surges to first-half lead

The Spartans finished the first half on a 9-0 run to take a 41-40 lead over visiting Indiana. Denzel Valentine already has 15 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists. Box score

Top 5 heartbreaking plays of 2015
MLB 

Sometimes your favorite teams can just rip your heart to pieces.

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MLB 

Messi returns to Barcelona's lineup
Soccer 

Lionel Messi is fit to start for Barcelona today after treatment on kidney stones in midweek as Celta Vigo visit Camp Nou.

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Soccer 

Would you rather: dunk edition
NBA 

So many pressing questions at the NBA All-Star Game, so Cary Chow asked the stars who they'd rather dunk on.

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NBA 

NBA players couldn't believe the dunk duel
NBA 

Tweets from the NBA proved just how important Saturday night was for the future of the dunk contest. 'Zach stop it'

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NBA 

Gordon's reverse windmill alley-oop
NBA 

Aaron Gordon kicked off the dunk-off with a stunner.

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NBA 

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina off to a fast start against Pittsburgh thanks to its defense. That is not a misprint. Games during the Tar Heels' three game road trip, was characterized by defensive lapses. But the Heels have already forced five Pitt turnovers leading to 10 points. Roy Williams has mixed things up using traps in half court and double teams on the post to keep Pitt off balance.

3-point trophy stays in Splash Bros. family
NBA 

Klay Thompson scored a 27 in the final round to topple Steph Curry's 23 and win the 3-point shootout. Curry won the trophy in 2015.

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NBA 

UNC Dunk draws kudos from the bench
NCAAM 

Brice Johnson made a sick dunk vs. Pittsburgh, and the UNC bench approved.

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NCAAM 

Tanaka has no issues after mound session
MLB 

Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka got through a 20-pitch session Saturday problem-free. It was his first mound session since he had a bone spur removed from his right elbow in October.

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MLB 

Report: Manning alleged assault cited in UT suit
NCAAF 

Peyton Manning is among the athletes cited in a lawsuit filed by a group of women alleging that the University of Tennessee violated Title IX regulations and created a "hostile sexual environment." The Tennessean first reported the lawsuit and Manning's involvement. Story

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NCAAF 

Indiana at No. 8 Michigan State

Michigan State won 19 of its last 20 home games against Indiana, who is 3-2 in its last five Big Ten road games against Top 10 teams. Follow live

Watch: Pittsburgh at No. 9 North Carolina

In North Carolina's first home game since Jan. 30, it looks to defeat Pittsburgh, who is 0-4 against ranked teams this season. The Tar Heels average the most points in the paint per game (41.2) among major conference teams. Streaming live on ESPN3