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3hMark Schlabach

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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Newton: Emotions took over (0:39)
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All-Time #NBArank: Larry Legend shoots to sixth

Larry Bird won three straight MVP awards. Even better: Bird loved to tell foes exactly what he planned to do before following through with game winners. We rate him No. 6 all time.

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Magic's top five Lakers (1:00)
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High schooler with Down syndrome swishes 3-pointer (0:49)
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Duke's Allen gets flagrant for intentional trip (0:39)
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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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30 for 30 Shorts: Friedman's Shoes (11:56)
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Herm Edwards crashes Magic's interview (0:51)
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Pitino: I would do anything to have players in tournament (1:48)
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7hKevin 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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Finebaum's show gets an unusual interruption (0:30)
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Should the NFL legalize marijuana use? (1:05)
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1hGabriele Marcotti

Leicester keep passing title tests

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

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C.J. Anderson: 'I'm a fat kid at heart'
NFL 

The Broncos RB confesses to Dan LeBatard that he shamelessly indulges in offseason treats, but says he makes sure to get himself in shape for the season.

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Offseason predictions for every NFL team
NFL 

From Kirk Cousins signing a long-term deal in Washington to Colin Kaepernick making amends in San Francisco, our reporters give their takes. 32 predictions

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kurt Rambis says that he's talked to the Knicks about "getting connected" again, particularly on the defensive end.

Marc Gasol could miss rest of season

The Grizzlies center is out indefinitely with a broken right foot and it could cost him the remainder of the season. It's unclear when the injury occurred. Gasol is averaging 16.6 points and 7 rebounds per game.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

They just brought out all of the trophies Martin Brodeur has won here at Prudential Center. The Stanley Cup is in the house tonight for his jersey retirement ceremony, which is underway.

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

See, no brace on Tim Duncan's right knee as he participates in pre-game warmups. He should be ready to go soon; likely after the All-Star break. But it wouldn't be a surprise if he plays a few minutes Wednesday at Orlando.

Cam Newton: 'Who likes to lose?'
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"You show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser."

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President Obama @POTUS

Just got off the phone with Coach Kubiak. Congrats to Peyton, Von Miller, and that monster @Broncos defense - see you at the White House!

Magic Johnson's top five greatest Lakers
NBA 

The Lakers legend joins SportsCenter and names the greatest players to don the purple and gold. Cari Champion puts Johnson at No. 1 -- but did he name himself?

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Tyronn Lue tells story of swatting Kobe

"Long story short is, it was a game point and [Bryant] drove baseline and I was at the elbow. ... And I went down the lane and I pinned his dunk against the glass. ... We came down, Devean George made a layup for game and Brian Shaw went, 'Ahhh, he blocked you!' He went crazy. Kobe wanted to fight me at first and then, second, he wanted to play one-on-one after practice." 'Unbelievable' competitor

Rick Pitino: 'I'll be totally vindicated'
NCAAM 

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

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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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Big night of college hoops
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  • 7 p.m. ET: (8) MSU at (18) Purdue on ESPN
  • 7 p.m. ET: (10) WVU at (6) Kansas on ESPN2
  • 7 p.m. ET: Pitt at (12) Miami on ESPNU
  • 9 p.m. ET: Georgia at (22) Kentucky on ESPN

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders have released safety Nate Allen, the team announced Tuesday. Allen, who came to the Raiders as a free agent and signed a four-year, $23 million contract after five seasons with the Eagles, appeared in just five games, three starts, after injuring a knee in the season opener. He finished the season on IR with one interception, two passes defended and 11 tackles, seven solo.

ICYMI: LeBron's 1st triple-double of season
NBA 

It took just three quarters for LeBron James to get his 40th career triple-double on Monday.

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Sando: Marshawn Lynch has a HOF case
NFL 

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

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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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

After signing RB Montee Ball to a reserve future deal on Feb. 1, the New England Patriots have officially waived Ball today. On Feb. 5, Ball was arrested on a felony battery charge after an apparent dispute with his girlfriend.

Late goal lifts West Ham past Liverpool
English FA Cup 

Angelo Ogbonna's 121st-minute goal sent West Ham into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory at Upton Park. Match stats

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30 for 30 Shorts: Friedmans Shoes
NBA 

Before the Internet, what did you do if you were a six-foot-something athlete in need of some really big (think size 22), really expensive shoes? You did whatever you could to get to Atlanta and see the guys at Friedman's.

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College hoops Power Rankings: Nova's No. 1
NCAAM 

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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Highlights: Borussia Dortmund wins 3-1
Soccer 

Marco Reus scored early and Henrikh Mkhitaryan put the game away in the 89th minute as Borussia Dortmund topped Stuttgart to move on to the DFB Pokal semifinals.

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Magic chooses Kobe over Duncan
NBA 

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

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Take that, Cam

A Broncos fan, complete with Von Miller jersey, dabs atop a light pole during the team's Super Bowl victory parade this afternoon.

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