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2hBaxter 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. They don't do it just for the obvious reasons.

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Earnhardt video-bombs and bunny hops behind Harvick (0:32)
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Taj Gibson taking responsibility to help others (6:46)
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James Blake's pursuit of social justice (6:56)
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8hPaul 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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Valentine's 30 points lead Spartans' rout (1:51)
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Gordon goes over the mascot, under the legs (0:46)
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LaVine goes around-the-back for the reverse jam (0:44)
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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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9hKevin 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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Craven: Expectations extremely high for Chase Elliott (1:48)
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Thompson outduels Curry, wins 3-point shootout (0:48)
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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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Ballerina Misty Copeland breaking barriers (6:58)
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University of Missouri protests (6:53)
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OG with an 'oh my' one-handed dunk (0:21)
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When mascot rides a hoverboard, timing is everything on a dunk (0:33)
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4hDavid 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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Jim Brown on significance of Hampton lacrosse (3:43)

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

It's hard to tell who's a bigger star, Kevin Durant or Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia, who has been here for 21 years without missing a game.

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OG with an oh my one-handed dunk
NCAAM 

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

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Kevin Durant was out on the court warming up and stopped to look up at the video board when it showed Anthony Davis's buzzer-beater last year against the Thunder.

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Kobe Bryant makes an international TV appearance before his final All-Star Game.

Mann showcases impressive hops
NCAAM 

Florida State's Terance Mann looked liked a 7-footer on this catch and slam, and not the 6-foot-6 frame he stands at. FSU is trailing No. 12 Miami in the first half, live on ESPNU.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The stage is (almost) set for tonight's All-Star Game in Toronto.

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Datsyuk reaches 900 points in Detroit win
NHL 

Pavel Datsyuk surpasses 900 career points by recording three points in Detroit's 6-5 win over Boston.

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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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Earnhardt Jr. with bunny-hop photobomb

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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College player drops NBA-level Euro step
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James Harden? Russell Westbrook? Nope, this would be Indiana's OG Anunoby.

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Between the legs, just inside the line
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That's what Zach LaVine needed to do to win a dunk-off.

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9th grader ready for 2021 NBA dunk contest?
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Cassius Stanley is a freshman ... in high school. But this between-the-legs reverse slam might get on Zach LaVine's radar.

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Watch: (12) Miami at Florida State

The Hurricanes can glide into sole possession of second place in the crowded ACC if they win today and sweep the season series vs. the Seminoles. FSU is looking to get above .500 in the conference. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN

Utah 7-footer gets steal gets big dunk
NCAAM 

Jakob Poeltl got control of a Washington State pass and decided to do the rest himself, which included a thunderous slam.

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Vaughn Taylor wins Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Golf 

Taylor shot a -7 today to take the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, his first Tour win since 2005. Phil Mickelson missed a birdie putt on the final hole that would have set up a playoff with Taylor. Leaderboard

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Phil enters final hole down a stroke
Golf 

A birdie on 17 got Phil Mickelson to within one shot of AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am clubhouse leader Vaughn Taylor. The 18th hole is a par-5. Leaderboard

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Golf 

Rise Up: Misty Copeland breaking barriers

Alison Overholt and Kelley Carter examine the significance of ballerina Misty Copeland's journey to become a principal dancer.

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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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TrueHoop Presents: Why LA keeps Kobe on the court
NBA 

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, it keeps the team's despair under the radar. Reanimation of Kobe

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