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3hJohnette 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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LeBron's admiration for Kobe goes back to childhood (1:04)
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49mKevin 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: 'Black cloud hangs over Dwight' (2:02)
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35mPierre LeBrun

LeBrun: John Scott finally getting back on the ice

The past month has been crazy for John Scott, with All-Star controversy giving way to a feel-good story, movie offers and the birth of twin girls. Now, the tough guy is ready to get back to work.

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30mArash 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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Kobe honored to witness the progression of the game (0:31)
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2hScoop Jackson

Scoop: 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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3hSonia Thompson

The Buzz: Kristen Wiig is hilarious as Super Bowl champ

Jimmy Fallon interviews Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning, aka Kristen Wiig dressed in a full Broncos uniform, and you'll be cracking up for the full 6 minutes.

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Shelburne: Following Kobe is like following the Pope (1:24)
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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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Curry, Warriors still want to break '95-96 Bulls' win record (1:04)
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7hPaul 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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21hSeth 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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Emotional night for Thunder (1:05)
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Greeny: 'No confidence' in the IOC (1:43)
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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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4hKeith 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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2hKeith 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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3hBuster 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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19hMatt 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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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Paul Millsap says he tries to block out the trade rumors surrounding the Hawks.

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What do 25 3-pointers in a game look like?
NCAAM 

Let Montana State show you.

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NCAAM 

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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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Isaiah Thomas has no intention of taking it easy on Kobe Bryant in Kobe's final All-Star Game.

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Steph's favorite Kobe moment
NBA 

Kobe Bryant has had many great moments on the court, but the ultimate -- in Stephen Curry's mind -- is the time he scored 81 points.

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NBA 

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 

The last time they met, Kobe Bryant gave John Wall an open invitation to reach out whenever he wanted. Here's Wall on what that meant to him.

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Is Nick Saban worth $8 million per season?
NCAAF 

Mike & Mike say absolutely yes.

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NCAAF 

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 

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Russell Westbrook on continuing Michael Jordan's legacy as the face of the Air Jordan XXX.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Tyronn Lue shares a funny story of the first time Kobe Bryant played JR Rider 1-on-1 in practice.

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NBA 

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Anthony Davis: "Anytime I'm on the floor and Kobe's on the floor and he asks for the ball I'm giving it to him."

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Is a $400M deal enough for Bryce Harper?
MLB 

In an interview with 106.7 FM The Fan on Thursday, the reigning NL MVP said he doesn't think much about his future payday, with one important caveat. 'Don't sell me short'

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MLB 

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 

LeBron's admiration for Kobe
NBA 

LeBron James says when Kobe Bryant succeeded out of high school, it gave him the confidence he needed as a kid.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

C.J. McCollum on Kobe essentially having two Hall of Fame careers in one.

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Budget crisis bigger than LSU football
NCAAF 

The budget issues in Louisiana could have far more devastating consequences than their impact on LSU's season, according to New Orleans native Michael Smith.

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Russell and Shaq

NBA 

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 

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 

Guinness hooks up Watt with special label
NFL 

When in Ireland, drink Guinness. At least, that's what J.J. Watt does. And the beer company is glad to hear it. Personalized label

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NFL 

Tony Stewart plans to race again in 2016
NASCAR 

The NASCAR star took to Periscope to confirm he's recovering well from back surgery earlier this month. Stewart previously announced this would be his final season. Healing up

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NASCAR 

Farewell not sad for Kobe
NBA 

Kobe Bryant feels honored to have played so long in the NBA: "Guys that I'm playing with that are tearing the league up that were like 4 for my first All-Star Game."

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Kristen Wiig's perfect Peyton impression
NFL 

Favorite color? "Green-ish." Favorite clothing store? "Sears." -- Peyton Manning, aka Wiig. Watch

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NFL