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4hBaxter Holmes

TrueHoop Presents: The daily reanimation of Kobe Bryant

In Kobe Bryant's 20th season, an army of Lakers trainers and therapists knead and bend and pull him onto the court. Why they do it isn't just for the obvious reasons.

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Earnhardt video-bombs and bunny hops behind Harvick (0:32)
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5hPaul Lukas

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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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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6hKevin 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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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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19hKevin 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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OG with an 'oh my' one-handed dunk (0:21)
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1hDavid Schoenfield

Ranking the teams: 18 through 13

Will Yu Darvish's return save the Rangers' rotation? Do the D-backs have enough bats behind Zack Greinke? David Schoenfield eyes playoff bubble teams.

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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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Jim Brown on significance of Hampton lacrosse (3:43)
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2dScoop Jackson

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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Earnhardt Jr. with bunny-hop photobomb
AutoRacing 

Kevin Harvick even acknowledged that if you're going to be photobombed, it might as well be by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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AutoRacing 

Barca nets five goals in 2nd half of 6-1 win
Spanish Primera División 

Lionel Messi scored Barcelona's opener for his 299th goal and set up one of Luis Suarez's three goals with some trickery from the penalty spot as the league leaders ran away from Celta Vigo in the second half. Match stats

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Spanish Primera División 

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 

Messi magic sets up Suarez's hat trick
Spanish Primera División 

Lionel Messi had a penalty shot but then passed it to Luis Suarez instead of putting the ball on goal. Suarez slotted it into the right corner for his fifth hat trick of the season as Barcelona is cruising up 5-1 against Celta Vigo. Follow live

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Spanish Primera División 

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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NBA 

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 

Top 5 heartbreaking plays of 2015
MLB 

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

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MLB 

Blixt joins Phil atop Pro-Am leaderboard
Golf 

Jonas Blixt is 4-under through 11 holes, to move into a tie for first at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with Phil Mickelson, who is even through the front 9. Leaderboard

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Golf 

An All-Star Tribute to Kobe
NBA 

People around the NBA share their appreciation for Kobe Bryant at the All-Star festivities this weekend.

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NBA 

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Goal, Barcelona! Luis Suarez scores after a wonderful assist from Lionel Messi! Barcelona 2-1 Celta Vigo

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 

Over a mascot, under the legs, into history
NBA 

Aaron Gordon jumped over Stuff the Magic Dragon, then put the ball under BOTH legs for the slam.

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NBA 

College player drops NBA-level Euro step
NBA 

James Harden? Russell Westbrook? Nope, this would be Indiana's OG Anunoby.

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NBA 

OTD: Allison is oldest to win Daytona 500
NASCAR 

On Feb. 14, 1988, 50-year-old Bobby Allison became the oldest driver to win the Daytona 500 -- and he even beat his son Davey in the win.

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NASCAR 

OG with an oh my one-handed dunk
NCAAM 

Indiana's OG Anunoby: Great dunker with a great name.

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NCAAM 

Olney: Orioles have much to consider
MLB 

Buster Olney lays out the fundamental questions the O's must answer before signing another big-name free agent such as RHP Yovani Gallardo and OF Dexter Fowler. In limbo (Insider)

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MLB 

No. 9 UNC takes care of Pittsburgh

Four of the Tar Heels' five starters scored in double digits as UNC beat Pitt 85-64 for its second straight win. Brice Johnson led all scorers with 19 points. Box score

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Denzel Valentine and Matt Costello now have 104 wins in their careers. Need 12 more to break Michigan State record of 115.

No. 8 Michigan State overwhelms Indiana

The Spartans outscored the Hoosiers by 18 points in the second half en route to a 88-69 win at home. Denzel Valentine did it all with 30 points, 13 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Box score

AP

Schoenfield: Ranking the teams Nos. 18-13
MLB 

Will Yu Darvish's return save the Rangers rotation? Do the D-backs have enough bats behind Zack Greinke? David Schoenfield takes a look. Playoff bubble teams

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MLB