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31mKevin Pelton

Pelton: Rockets should trade James Harden

Would the Lakers or Celtics trade for The Beard? Here are four trades that work, Kevin Pelton says, if the Rockets focus on the real problem in Houston: James Harden.

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Daugherty: 'I don't know where Dwight fits in this league' (2:02)
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46mJohnette Howard

Why Manning's decision might not be so easy

Justin Tuck, Jerome Bettis, Damien Woody and Bill Polian provide insight into the things an NFL player like Peyton Manning takes into consideration when deciding whether to retire.

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Curry on Kobe: 'To score 81 points, it seems ridiculous' (0:43)
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Young: Game provides escape on somber day in OKC

Both the Thunder and Pelicans were reeling after the death of Thunder assistant Monty Williams' wife, Ingrid, but basketball offered a reprieve for the heavy-hearted teams.

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2hArash Markazi

How longest of long shots could make history

Premier League leader Leicester City entered the season as a 5,000-1 underdog -- the same chance as a bet on Elvis being alive -- which is why the English soccer team could become the undisputed champion of beating the odds.

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Shelburne: Following Kobe is like following the Pope (1:24)
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Emotional night for Thunder (1:05)
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19hSeth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr.

Inside the NFL's wild return to LA

Few could have guessed that the league's return would become so bloody, bitter and, most of all, emblematic of how power in the NFL truly works.

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5hPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: History of NBA All-Star design

Friday Flashback: NBA All-Star Game 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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Greeny: 'No confidence' in the IOC (1:43)
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Montana State hits 25 3-point shots in one game (0:55)
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Bubble Watch: Time is running out for LSU

The most interesting team in Bubble Watch history got more interesting with a loss at South Carolina. Saturday's date with Texas A&M is one of few opportunities remaining for the Tigers.

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Barkley's keys to beating Warriors (1:28)
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Morning 3-on-3: Alex Ovechkin is back on top

A hat trick on Thursday has Alex Ovechkin back atop the goal-scoring race. In Friday's Morning 3-on-3, we discuss his recent surge, changes to his game and what they mean for the Caps.

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2hKeith Law

Law's Top 100 prospects

Keith Law lays out his highly anticipated annual list of the top 100 prospects in baseball, with talented Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager topping it.

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23mKeith Law

Law: Prospects who just missed Top 100

Keith Law profiles 10 MLB prospects who just missed his Top 100 rankings, including Pirates third-base prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes, son of former big leaguer Charlie Hayes.

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SVP Vault: Vinsanity takes over the dunk contest (2:09)
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KC Joyner

Joyner: Eagles need to keep Sam Bradford

Free-agent-to-be Sam Bradford isn't going to be cheap, but he is the right quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles going forward, writes KC Joyner.

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Berman rocks it at Pebble Beach (1:22)
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1hBuster Olney

The Royals' two-year plan

Owners of consecutive American League pennants and a World Series title, the Royals have a clear window to add to their legacy, writes Buster Olney.

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Top 300 fantasy MLB rankings

Mike Trout, Carlos Correa and Josh Donaldson will be at the top of every fantasy most-wanted list, but who else should be sought after? The Fantasy Staff ranks the top 300 players for all your roto needs.

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MVP of the season so far (1:27)
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17hMatt Bowen

Bowen: Five rookies ready to pop in Year 2

Which rookies are ready to take their games to the next level? Matt Bowen highlights five players, including Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham, who displayed a rare athletic skill set in Year 1.

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Does Andrew Luck deserve big pay day?
NFL 

Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith agree that the Colts QB is about to get a big raise, but differ on Jim Irsay's motivation for giving it to him.

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NFL 

ESPN Staff Now 

Anthony Davis on what he's anticipating on Sunday for Kobe's last All-Star Game.: "It's going to be crazy. A lot of No. 24 jerseys. We'll try to get him the MVP."

NBA 

How Hosting NHL drafts affects decisions
NHL 

The Blackhawks revealed Thursday that they that will be hosting the 2017 NHL draft. Craig Custance explains how being the host can affect a team's thinking. Ripple affects (Insider)

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NHL 

Cam Newton: I will win my way
NFL 

The Panthers QB reached out to "PANTHERNAT1ON" on Instagram, maintaining that he will continue to stay true to himself. The photo shows a pensive Cam posing beside a Muhammad Ali quote. T-shirt says it all

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NFL 

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Kawhi Leonard on his favorite Kobe Bryant memory: "His 81 point game and just going to school the next day and talking to everyone about it."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Anything Kobe wishes he could've done? "I wish I could've won the two that got away," he said, referencing Finals losses vs. DET & BOS.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Another gift for Kobe from a "media" member:

ESPN Staff Now 

Draymond Green on being an All-Star: "No one expected me to be an All-Star. I expected it. For it to come true, it's a dream come true."

Is Nick Saban worth $8 million per season?
NCAAF 

Mike & Mike say absolutely yes.

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Hoge: Forte would be a good guy to get
NFL 

An NFL team looking for a proven running back and team leader should consider Matt Forte, according to Merril Hoge.

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ESPN Staff Now 

"This is my type of game. My type of flow." -- Kevin Durant on the All-Star Game.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Stephen Curry on returning to Toronto, where his father Dell played: "I know there will be a lot of familiar faces."

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

James Harden was asked if he'll throw any alley-oops to Kobe Bryant in the All-Star game. Harden: "If he can dunk."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe is here #Toronto

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe on how many minutes he expects to play in the All Star Game on Sunday. "I'll be good with 10"

NBA 

The best Drake quiz you ever had
NBA 

We all know Drake will be holding down his city of Toronto during the NBA's All-Star Weekend, but how well do you know his lyrics? Complete these NBA-inspired Drizzy lines and we'll see who's the real MVP. Take quiz

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NBA 

Watch: Stephen Curry interview
NBA 

The reigning NBA MVP is chatting with Sage Steele amid this weekend's NBA All-Star festivities in Toronto. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

NBA 

Uni Watch: History of NBA All-Star design
NBA 

The design of the NBA All-Star Game uniforms has bounced all over the place, like a Larry Bird shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Uni Watch

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NBA 

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Brian Vickers has been officially named as driver of the No. 14 car for Speedweeks. Vickers said he has been off blood thinners and awaiting an opportunity. Said he knows what it is like for Tony Stewart to have to miss races.

SVP Vault: Vince takes over dunk contest
NBA 

SVP looks back at the 2000 slam dunk contest when Vince Carter stole the show with three perfect 50-point dunks.

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NBA 

Berry's very early 2016 fantasy rankings
NFL 

For those who never stop preparing for the next season, Matthew Berry gets a jumpstart with a few assumptions, including Peyton Manning's retirement and a healthy Le'Veon Bell. Fantasy football rankings

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NFL 

Who will win Super Bowl LI?
NFL 

We're back to Roman numerals for the 2016 season, where the early title favorites include the Patriots, Panthers, Seahawks and Steelers. Who's going to win? Vote

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NFL 

Who wants to date a Kansas City Chief?
NFL 

Travis Kelce is looking for love in a very 21st century way, by taking part in his own reality show.

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NFL 

Bubble Watch: Time is running out for LSU
NCAAM 

The most interesting team in Bubble Watch history got more interesting with a loss at South Carolina. Saturday's date with Texas A&M is one of few opportunities remaining for the Tigers. Bubble Watch

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NCAAM 

KD, Russ put on their own dunk contest
NBA 

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook got the All-Star festivities started early.

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