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Schlabach: Alabama tops Way-Too-Early Top 25 after signing day

The Crimson Tide are joined in the top four by Michigan, Baylor and Florida State -- which bumped out No. 5 Clemson.

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All-Time #NBArank: Russell rings in at No. 7

Nobody has surpassed Bill Russell's 11 NBA championships, fueled by his defense and rebounding (22.5 rpg). Who's joining the Celtics great in our all-time top 10?

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For the love of Hendu

The infectious spirit of the late, great Dave Henderson lives on through those who attend the A's and Mariners fantasy experiences he created.

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4hKevin Seifert

Stacking the NFL's offseason agenda

The NFL has a stacked offseason to-do list. With Super Bowl 50 now behind us, let's run through the top priorities.

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Leicester keep passing title tests

Marcotti's Musings: When will we finally take Leicester seriously in the title race? Plus: Barca win ugly and Gary Neville's situation at Valencia get


Fans protest prices with tennis balls

Borussia Dortmund fans threw tennis balls onto the pitch to protest ticket prices during the DFB Pokal match at Stuttgart.


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On this date 24 years ago, three months after testing positive for HIV, Magic Johnson returned for the NBA All-Star Game -- and won MVP. [Credit: Jon Soohoo/NBAE]

Tanaka returns to mound after surgery

Yankees P Masahiro Tanaka threw off a bullpen mound for the first time since having arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow in October. Tanaka went 12-7 with a 3.51 ERA last season.


Team celebrates manager's 3-pointer

Robert Lewis, a student with Down syndrome, nailed a late-game 3-pointer on senior night. The crowd erupted and his brother went nuts -- despite playing for the other team.



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Evgeni Malkin to miss another week

The Penguins star, who has missed the last three games with a lower-body injury, will not be available for the team's next contests against the Rangers on Wednesday, Hurricanes on Friday and Panthers on Monday. He has 23 goals and 49 points this season.

Rick Pitino: 'I'll be totally vindicated'

The Louisville coach joined Mike & Mike and thinks the future is bright for both his team, and himself.


Vinatieri not retiring, will return for 2016

Veteran K Adam Vinatieri told the Indianapolis Star he wants to return for a 21st NFL season, and maybe more. "There will come a time when it's over for me. I don't think that time is yet. I enjoy playing. I enjoy doing my thing." Vinatieri is a free agent, but hopes to return to the Colts.

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Dortmund leads VfB Stuttgart at halftime

Marco Reus scored the opener in the fifth minute and later set up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the break to give Borussia Dortmund a 2-1 advantage in its DFB-Pokal match.


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One Browns player said he's tried reaching out to Johnny Manziel, as have others, but he hasn't heard back. Several teammates knew Manziel had complained of headaches early in Week 17, the player said.

Sando: Marshawn Lynch has a HOF case

Lynch was a dominant force who carried Seattle to a championship. If that's not reason enough to enshrine him, Mike Sando has a few more arguments. 5 reasons

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Report: Manziel 'hung over' at 2015 meeting

While the Browns are refuting an NFL Network report that the team lied about Johnny Manziel's concussion symptoms prior to the season finale because he allegedly showed up drunk to a team meeting, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that "Manziel looked terrible. He wasn't drunk, but he was heavily hung over on something. There was something going on there." Story

All-Time #NBArank: Larry Bird at No. 6

Larry Legend finished his NBA career with three MVP awards, three titles and 12 All-Star Game selections.

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Falcons owner diagnosed with cancer

Falcons owner Arthur Blank released a statement saying he has been diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer. He said in the statement, "I'm looking forward to getting this behind me and continuing a very active lifestyle, my upcoming wedding, as well as continued active involvement in our businesses and philanthropic efforts for years to come."

Watch: Broncos' victory celebrations

Denver is celebrating its Super Bowl 50 title with entertainment throughout the day, with the parade going on right now. Streaming live on ESPN3

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Post-signing-day's Way-Too-Early Top 25

We know, we know. It's way too early for these rankings, but that didn't stop Mark Schlabach from compiling them. And in this post-signing day world, Alabama reigns supreme -- bumping Clemson down to No. 5. Rankings

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Breen: 'Obvious disconnect' for Knicks

Mike Breen said on Russillo & Kanell of the Knicks firing Derek Fisher: "[Phil Jackson] pretty much said he tried to talk to Derek and give him some suggestions, and Derek didn't follow through."


OTL: Athletes step up for Flint

With the people of Flint, Michigan, dealing with an unsafe water crisis, many athletes have tried to help the city any way they can.


College hoops Power Rankings: Nova's No. 1

The question has come up again, as it seemingly has all season: Who is No. 1? Our voters had a hard time -- again -- but eventually settled on Villanova. Power Rankings

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Daniel Bryan's final 'Yes' chant

As far as Scott Van Pelt was concerned, nothing was better than retiring WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan sharing one last "Yes" chant with the crowd.


Magic chooses Kobe over Duncan

Sorry, Kareem, but Magic Johnson disagrees with your opinion.


Stein: Scrutiny on Kings will increase

Marc Stein says the Kings' non-move with head coach George Karl raises as many questions as it answers.