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All-Time #NBArank: Only No. 1 tops Abdul-Jabbar

Only one man stands above Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who comes in at No. 2 in our ranking of the NBA's all-time greatest players. Jabbar won six championships, was a six-time MVP and was named to 19 All-Star Games.

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Man drops woman at Kentucky game (0:58)
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5hRobert Sanchez

TrueHoop Presents: Jahlil Okafor opens up

For the first time ever, the 76ers rookie discusses his run-ins with the law and growing up in the NBA spotlight. Can he put this season's troubles behind him and focus on the game?

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Kobe's memorable moments in Cleveland (0:47)
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Zach Slone's 'special moment' (2:35)
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Heat frustrated enough to trade Whiteside? (1:21)
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1mPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: Rams redesign contest results

Uni Watch asked readers to put their own twist on the Rams' design for their return to Los Angeles. Here are the best submissions, along with some, er, interesting takes that missed the mark.

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Owens: The Hall of Fame process is flawed (1:04)
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Denver players feel the love from fans at the parade (2:13)
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Law: 2016 ranking of all 30 farm systems

Keith Law ranks the MLB farm systems heading into the 2016 season, with the rebuilding Braves (including offseason acquisition Dansby Swanson) leaping to No. 1 and the Angels falling to last.

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12hEthan Sherwood Strauss

Warriors already in a playoff crucible

Teams have begun adjusting defensively against the Golden State Warriors, but that might just be making them stronger.

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Daniel Bryan on concussions: You have a responsibility to yourself (4:23)
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Sanders takes a break from campaign to shoot some baskets (0:18)
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2hDavid Schoenfield

The best players on really terrible teams

Jason Castro, Jose Fernandez and Darwin Barney are three players who had great seasons for losing teams over the past several years.

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Bodo: The jam Roger Federer finds himself in

There's no denying Roger Federer finds himself in uncharted territory after undergoing knee surgery, which makes us wonder: Is this the final act of an astonishing career?

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7hJeff Legwold

Broncos' defense is 'in the argument' as best ever

The Broncos faced down all sorts of comers this season, and a Super Bowl triumph put a cap on their case to be among the top defenses in NFL history.

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30 for 30 Shorts: Friedman's Shoes (11:56)

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Next stop: Spring training
MLB 

The Red Sox equipment truck left Fenway Park on Wednesday en route to spring training in Fort Myers, where it was 63 degrees and sunny. Pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 18.

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The Kobe-for-LeBron trade that never was
NBA 

Brian Windhorst looks back to 2007, when the Lakers called the Cavaliers to inquire about a Kobe Bryant-for-LeBron James trade.

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Steph's brilliance not limited to scoring
NBA 

Steph Curry did three amazing things on this play and none involved shooting a basketball.

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Steph has the best worst ankles in sports
NBA 

Stephen Curry in 2012: "I feel like I've been doing nothing but rehabbing for two years. I feel like I'm never going to be able to play again." Stephen Curry in 2016: NBA MVP and world champion. How he fixed his glass ankles

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NBA 

Revised college hoops picks
NCAAM 

Our experts were mixed before the season. Some liked Kansas. Others liked North Carolina. Where do they stand now? Well, they definitely like Buddy Hield. Picks

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All-Time #NBArank: Kareem at No. 2
NFL 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won six championships, was a six-time MVP and got named to 19 All-Star Games. No. 2

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Real X Games: All-urban freeski
X Games 

Real Ski, the first all-urban, all-video X Games freeski contest, starts today. Meet the contenders. Photos

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X Games 

Owens: 'Hall of Fame process is flawed'
NFL 

Terrell Owens told Skip Bayless he couldn't care less that he didn't get into the Hall of Fame.

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Obama congratulates Broncos on win
NFL 

President Barack Obama called Broncos coach Gary Kubiak and LB DeMarcus Ware to congratulate them on their Super Bowl 50 victory, telling them their defense was as good as he's seen since the '85 Bears.

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Windhorst: Ban like Griffin's is unheard of
NBA 

Brian Windhorst told Russillo & Kanell he hasn't ever seen a suspension like the one the Clippers handed down to Blake Griffin.

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Predicting the next 25 Super Bowls
NFL 

It's 2035, the Super Bowl is being played in London and the Giants edge the Patriots by 1 point as Benjamin Brady loses when sister Vivian Brady boots the winning 55-yard field goal -- then announces her engagement to Jets QB Marshall Manning. Predictions

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Kobe's memorable moments in Cleveland
NBA 

Kobe Bryant has a career's worth of memories from Cleveland, including when an 18-year-old Bryant won the dunk contest.

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Anderson: Wade Phillips is best dancer
NFL 

After seeing Phillips dance with Flo Rida at the Broncos' Super Bowl after party, running back C.J. Anderson said Phillips is the best dancer on the coaching staff.

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Zika and the Olympics
Olympic Sports 

Outside the Lines examines the Zika virus and how it could affect the athletes competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Law: 2016 ranking of all 30 MLB farm systems
MLB 

The Braves jumped into the No. 1 spot despite not having even a top-5 farm system last year, according to Keith Law's rankings, while last year's best farm system (Cubs) slipped a couple spots. Rankings (Insider)

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Will Ferrell: Mourinho firing was my fault
Soccer 

Comedian, actor ... the reason Jose Mourinho was sacked at Chelsea? That's the way Will Ferrell's telling it. Started with a joke

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Soccer 

All-Time #NBArank: LeBron James at No. 3
NBA 

James will always be able to hold something over any other Hall of Famer that came before him: No one has ever had as much hype as he has had to live up to, and James has delivered on every last drop. No. 3

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ICYMI: Pop has the secret to success
NBA 

No one has ever accused Gregg Popovich of being a man of many words. He lived up to his reputation again Tuesday.

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Bowen: What it's like to get cut in the NFL
NFL 

It's that time of year: NFL veterans are finding themselves out of a job. When Matt Bowen got cut, unemployment found him at the local gym, with the "moms who drove minivans and yoked-up guys walking around with protein shakes." Boxes and uncertainty

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NFL 

Bilas Index: Seeing a soft bubble
NCAAM 

The Bilastrator sat down to order the best 68 teams in the land and realized something: Some teams in his list don't have the most compelling arguments to even be included. Bilas Index (Insider)

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Kevin Durant talking about how it's a little more special to him and Russell Westbrook they were voted All-Stars without having to campaign for it:

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Mike & Mike dislike Cam's 'loser' comment
NFL 

Said Mike Golic of Cam Newton's "sore loser" comment: "You don't have to like losing, but you can handle it like a professional."

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CC Sabathia: Best I've felt in 3 years
MLB 

The Yankees LHP, who spent a month in a rehab facility in October to battle an alcohol problem, is feeling strong, telling the New York Post: "I feel the best I have in three years. I am excited to get to Tampa with a clear head and a healthy body." Battling for starting job

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Celtics have pieces to make a big move

The Celtics are not only surging in the Eastern Conference standings, they have perhaps the best portfolio of draft picks to offer at the trade deadline. The question is, will Trader Danny make a big splash?

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