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15hScoop Jackson

Scoop Jackson: 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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49mAdam Rubin

MLB permanently bans Mejia for PED violations

Jenrry Mejia, 26, became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under MLB's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time.

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Dunk of the Night: Parker posterizes Porzingis (0:31)
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8hKevin Pelton

All-Star Grades: Rising Stars

Here's Kevin Pelton's grades for the Rising Stars game, which pits the top young NBA players against one another in a Team USA-versus-World format. Team USA won 157-154.

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Canada wins Celebrity Game (1:54)
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Beyonce impersonators take over 'Curtain of Distraction' (0:18)
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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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Leicester and the impossible bet (1:20)
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Monmouth caps wild comeback with game-winning 3 (0:49)
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3dRobert 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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Watch out league, Jabari Parker's healthy (0:19)
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Drummond busts a move behind Kevin Hart (0:32)
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8hD'Arcy Maine

The Buzz: NBA Celeb Game grades

The NBA and WNBA's best and brightest are in Toronto this weekend for the All-Star festivities. Friday night's Celebrity Game might not have had the same talent caliber, but it was entertaining.

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Maple Leafs prospect scores crazy goal (0:49)
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18hPierre 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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9dSteve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

OTL: NFL rewards, punishes as research funder

Behind the NFL's donations for brain research is a funding apparatus that some researchers believe steers research away from potentially uncomfortable truths about football and brain disease.

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Kobe Bryant All-Star Mixtape (2:42)
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22hJohnette 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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Best Dunks of the Season (So Far) (1:59)
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20hKevin 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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18hSonia 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 six minutes.

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19hDavid Schoenfield

Ranking the teams: 30 through 25

The Reds have Joey Votto, but not much else. David Schoenfield kicks off his pre-spring training rankings with a look at MLB's likely bottom-feeders.

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13hMartin Bater | ESPNDeportes.com

Al Horford is a Hawk in flight

The Atlanta Hawks center would value an NBA title slightly more than an Olympic gold medal.

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16hPaul 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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2dSeth 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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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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David De Gea denies Lamine Kone

The Manchester United goalkeeper made another fine save to keep his team level with Sunderland at 1-1.

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Jabari Parker bags himself a unicorn
NBA 

The Buck tracked down Kristaps Porzingis, much to the Latvian's chagrin.

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NBA 

Happy birthday, Coach K!
NCAAM 

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski turns 69 today, and his team takes on No. 7 Virginia at 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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NCAAM 

Defense isn't the main priority
NBA 

All-Star Weekend is for entertainment. Andrew Wiggins is for dunking. This is Wiggins dunking.

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NBA 

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Most Times Leading All-Star Voting Since Fan Voting Began in 1975 Michael Jordan 9 Kobe Bryant 4 Vince Carter 4 Julius Erving 4

ESPN FC @ESPNFC

HT. Sunderland 1-1 Man Utd. Khazri opened scoring before Martial levelled. Love is in the air (well, on the pitch) for #MUFC.

Clarkson hits LaVine down field for slam
NBA 

It's the Rising Stars Challenge, but Jordan Clarkson showed off some Pro Bowl skills with this full-court alley-oop.

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NBA 

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Need to correct one thing from yesterday since someone well-meaning misspoke: Leagues in South Korea and Japan may very well honor the MLB ban on Jenrry Mejia, but they are not technically affiliated with MLB, so they are not by some agreement forced to do so. Regardless, Mejia would be free to participate in winter leagues while banned, including in the Dominican Republic.

Anthony Martial scores the equalizer
Soccer 

Manchester United's Martial made it level against Sunderland 1-1 with a follow-up off a save.

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Soccer 

Kevin Hart comes out of retirement
NBA 

Celebrity basketball retirement, that is. He tried to get out, but the game pulled him back in.

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NBA 

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Best known for his defensive tenacity, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart didn't get much of a chance to showcase his strengths during Friday's Rising Stars Challenge. Defense took a back seat as Smart and the U.S. posted a 157-154 triumph over the World at All-Star weekend in Toronto. Smart hit his first shot  a 3-pointer  just 30 seconds into the game, but went scoreless the rest of the way. Smart started for US and added four rebounds and five assists over 21:40.

Venus Williams reaches Taiwan Open final
Tennis 

The top seed beat Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva in straight sets Saturday to advance to the final, where she'll face Japan's Misaki Doi.

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Tennis 

ESPN FC @ESPNFC

Sunderland (currently 18th) have scored 31 goals this season. Manchester United (5th) have 32. 😱😱😱

Khazri puts Sunderland up early
Soccer 

Wahbi Khazri's free kick in just the third minute of play has Sunderland up 1-0 over Manchester United.

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Soccer 

Best dunks of the season (so far)
NBA 

It's All-Star Weekend, the unofficial midpoint to the NBA season. So who broke rims so far and who got broke?

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NBA 

Who takes the final shot: You or Steph?

About half the players questioned would rather have Steph Curry -- and not themselves -- taking a last-second shot. And then there's Westbrook.

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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 

Kobe Bryant's All-Star mixtape
NBA 

20 NBA seasons. 18 All-Star selections. 1 mixtape.

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NBA 

Drummond prefers dance interviews
NBA 

Kevin Hart tried to give his coach's interview. Andre Drummond prefers a dance interview.

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WATCH: Brazilian ref gets hug from player
Soccer 

A late penalty call in a 2-2 match earned referee Carlos Braga a hug from Mateus Parana ... and led to a 3-2 Boavista win over Tigres do Brasil.

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Soccer 

Amazing goal in Ontario Hockey League
NHL 

London Knights center and Maple Leafs prospect Mitchell Marner put everyone on skates with his sick moves ... even though his opponents were already on ice.

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#SquadGoals: Steph, Ayesha and FLOTUS
NBA 

When Stephen and Ayesha Curry visited the White House, they sang a song about bananas with the First Lady. 'Ba-ba-ba-banana'

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NBA 

Fan hopes to cash in on Leicester City
Barclays Premier League 

Before the Premier League season, a fan wagered 5 (about $7) on Leicester City to win the title at 5000/1 odds. The Foxes hold a five-point lead with 13 games left, making Leigh Herbert's potential prize 25,000 (approximately $36,000).

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