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3hZach Lowe

Lowe: The Knicks' bright future (that's right, the Knicks)

There are still a ton of questions to be answered, but for the first time in forever, New York's basketball team is generating some long-term buzz in the NBA.

Curry's fourth-quarter clutch plays (0:28)
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NFL Power Rankings: Panthers take over

Unbeaten Carolina is our new No.1, but who else in on the rise and how far did the Patriots fall with their first loss of the season?

ESPN Sport Science - Ravens Kick 6 (1:19)
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Hensley: Hill gives Ravens a thrill in Cleveland

In a season full of losses, the Ravens left Cleveland with a thrilling win Monday night when they blocked a potential winning FG and Will Hill scooped up the ball and scored in the game's final seconds.

10mChantel Jennings

Monmouth bench becomes a star attraction

The bench mob known as The Hawks' Nest has gained notice for their celebrations. Just cheering won't do; how about fishermen with a photo op?

Jadakiss' NBA 'Top 5 Dead Or Alive' playlist (2:05)
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Strauss: Warriors 'hustle' Jazz, improve to 19-0

The Warriors' seven-game road trip started Monday night with their 19th straight win. But it wasn't easy. Steph Curry (26 points) hit two free throws with two seconds to play as the Warriors avoided their first loss of the season in Utah.

Draymond Green on what makes the Warriors special (3:56)
The Ravens grind out another win (1:31)
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1hAaron Schatz

Schatz: Projecting the NFL playoff picture

It's not Denver, New England or Cincinnati. No, the AFC's hottest team is Kansas City. They're now in the picture; Aaron Schatz projects the NFL playoffs.

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Heisman Watch: Henry closes in, top 5 unchanged

Alabama running back Derrick Henry (49 points) remains a firm No. 1 in this week's Heisman Watch after his 271-yard outing against Auburn, with Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (31 points) and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (28 points) remaining at Nos. 2 and 3.

Kobe's Philly finale (1:10)
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24mNBA Insiders

5-on-5: The best and the worst of Kobe Bryant

How high does Kobe Bryant rank among the all-time greats? What memory stands out the most? Our Insiders discuss the best and worst of the Lakers legend.

Mbah a Moute sets up Jordan with beautiful dish (0:17)
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2hMike Sando

Sando: Denver's title window is wide open

Many have described the Broncos as a win-now team because of Peyton Manning. But his injury has shown that the roster is well equipped to contend for titles after he's gone.

Leafs rookie gets shutout in first career start (1:15)
Dabo dabs (0:16)
Trojans' great reaction to Helton being named head coach (0:33)


Michigan State rising in Power Rankings

It was a big week for the Spartans, as Tom Izzo won his 500th game and Denzel Valentine carried the team to the title at the Wooden Legacy. That performance moved them up to No. 2, just behind Kentucky. Week 4 Power Rankings

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Browns blocked FG returned for walk-off TD

Brent Urban blocks the Browns game-winning FG attempt and Will Hill returns it 64 yards for a TD as the Ravens prevail for a 33-27 victory.


Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger successfully completed concussion protocol Tuesday at the Steelers facility, he told 93.7 The Fan Pittsburgh during his weekly radio appearance. Roethlisberger said he felt his vision was compromised, as if looking through water, toward the end of a fourth quarter drive Sunday against Seattle and was benched by doctors after that. Roethlisberger said he suffered a migraine. The vision issue subsided quickly after the game, and he plans to play Sunday against Indianapolis.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on Kobe Bryant: "I always said my inspiration came from (Michael) Jordan, but I always thought Jordan was so out of this world that I could never get there. Kobe was someone that I just always kind of wanted to be like and play like."

Will Ohio State sneak into the CFP?

The College Football Playoff selection committee has every statistic imaginable at its fingertips, writes ESPN's Heather Dinich. There's also one more very important detail at the top of the page, where it reads "Conference champion" -- followed by a yes or no. And it's a "no" for Ohio State. So how do they get in?

Curry comes up clutch in the fourth

The Warriors led by 6 points to start the fourth quarter. When Stephen Curry checked back in at the 6-minute mark, Golden State trailed by 3. This is how they came back.


Metta World Peace on Kobe Bryant

The Lakers forward joined Jorge & Jen to tell his best Kobe Bryant stories ... including how an ever-studious Kobe learned Spanish just so he knew what the other players on the court were saying. Listen

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Barnwell: Biggest games left in the NFL

It's Dec. 1. There are 80 total games left in the NFL's regular season, and Bill Barnwell has circled the ones that will decide the playoffs -- and perhaps the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft. Big games

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Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

With that thrilling blocked FG in Cleveland, the Ravens became the first team since the 1983 Atlanta Falcons to block a kick (punt, extra point or field goal) in five straight games

Sport Science: Ravens kick-6

On Monday night, the Ravens' special teams unit scored two touchdowns, including a blocked field goal as time expired.


Luc Mbah a Moute's perfect pass

The Clippers forward had almost zero room to work in, but found teammate DeAndre Jordan to deliver this gem of a play: A behind-the-back pass capped off with a dunk.


Where does Kobe fall all-time?

Should Kobe Bryant be considered a greater all-time player than Tim Duncan? Mike Greenberg: "Historically, I'd go Duncan."


NFL Power Rankings: A new No. 1

For the first time since Week 2, the NFL Power Rankings feature a new king: The still undefeated Carolina Panthers. But how far did the Pats loss to the Broncos hurt their positioning? Full rankings

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Walton won't get wins, could get awards

The NBA sent out a clarification today regarding Steve Kerr receiving credit for Warriors wins and losses despite being on medical leave. Kerr will continue to be credited with the Warriors' 19 wins so far, but interim coach Luke Walton will be eligible for the NBA's "Coach of the Month" award, to be announced later today.

ICYMI: Ravens walk off with a kick-6

The Browns had a chance to win in the final seconds on a FG, but the Ravens' special teams blocked the kick and Will Hill returned it 64 yards for a TD to lift Baltimore to a 33-27 win.


Bucks show off the alley-'oops'

O.J. Mayo thought he had Michael Carter-Williams wide open for the dunk. He thought wrong.


Free throw woes? Just dab

DeAndre Jordan tied for the second-most free throw attempts in a game at 34 on Monday (he missed 22). And while you can't complain forever, you can always dab.


Patriots still best odds to win Super Bowl

Even after losing their first game on Sunday, the Patriots are 5-2 favorites to win the Super Bowl, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The undefeated Panthers are second favorites at 9-2. Browns, Titans off the board

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How not to rebound feat. James Harden

The Rockets star had no interest in collecting this rebound, sliding away as the ball came off the rim.


Dave McMenamin @mcten

LeBron on Kobe: "He was someone where I always knew I had to be in the gym ... He was motivation throughout my career"

Rasheed Wallace shows ball don't lie

Former NBA player Rasheed Wallace can still hoop. Don't believe him? He drains two jumpers -- simultaneously.


Heisman Watch: Henry still tops

The top Heisman contenders, including Alabama's Derrick Henry, all had strong games this past weekend. As such, there was no change in the top 5. Rankings

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills RB Karlos Williams (shoulder) is wearing a sling in the locker room Tuesday.