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All-Time #NBArank: MJ played in rarefied 'Air'

Was there ever a question? The iconic Michael Jordan redefined the NBA and comes in at No. 1 on our list of top 100 NBA players of all time.

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Kobe's memorable moments in Cleveland (0:47)
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Man drops woman at Kentucky game (0:58)
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Curry sparks electrifying sequence (0:29)
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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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Zach Slone's 'special moment' (2:35)
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Heat frustrated enough to trade Whiteside? (1:21)
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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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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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Green: Obama's 'heart over height' reference 'special' (1:34)
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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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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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Too much pressure on Denzel Valentine? (2:38)
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30 for 30 Shorts: Friedman's Shoes (11:56)
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VOTE: X Games Real Ski 2016

X Games Real Ski Backcountry returns for its third year. This time around, the Fan Favorite winner will be decided in a one-round, winner-take-all cage match. Watch the videos below and vote for your pick.

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Lillard added to USA Basketball pool
NBA 

Blazers guard Damian Lillard just missed the cut for the 2014 World Cup and wasn't among the initial 30 players named as potentials for the 2016 Olympics, but was added to the roster pool after telling Jerry Colangelo he wanted to remain involved in the program.

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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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All-time greats get animated
NBA 

It's hard to capture the talents of some of the greatest players in NBA history using just words, so we turned to animators to showcase our Top 5. Check 'em out

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Twenty-three stats on No. 23
NBA 

When it comes to Michael Jordan there's always something more to behold. Check out a list of reasons why he's the No. 1 player in the #NBArank. 23 on 23

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All-Time #NBARANK: Jordan at No. 1
NBA 

It's no big surprise that MJ tops the list. Jordan is the only player to win an NBA title, NCAA title and multiple Olympic Gold Medals. No. 1

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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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Team USA still solid after losing players

ESPN's Julie Foudy says the younger USWNT is off to a great, fresh start.

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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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Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans promoted Amy Palcic to senior director of communications. She is the only woman in the top PR spot for the football side of an NFL team. With her promotion the city of Houston has two women in charge of PR departments for the city's major professional sports teams. The Rockets director of media and player relations is Tracey Hughes.

Updated fantasy basketball rankings
NBA 

There's been a shift in Tom Carpenter's weekly NBA fantasy rankings. Injury-riddled Jimmy Butler, Marc Gasol and Tyreke Evans all dropped. New fantasy rankings

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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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Law: 2016 ranking of MLB farm systems

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 of spots. Rankings (Insider)

George Karl accentuates the positive
NBA 

The Kings coach says he's on the same page as GM Vlade Divac and is focusing on what he can control despite a 4-game losing streak and speculation about his job security. Story

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Next stop: Spring training

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

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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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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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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NBA 

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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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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