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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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Drummond busts a move behind Kevin Hart (0:32)
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LeBron's admiration for Kobe goes back to childhood (1:04)
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2hScoop 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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Kevin Hart denies Drake the friendly shake (0:18)
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Shaq, Yao, Iverson headline 2016 HOF finalists

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced 14 finalists for the Class of 2016 on Friday, including Allen Iverson, Tom Izzo, Shaquille O'Neal and Yao Ming.

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Leicester and the impossible bet (1:20)
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Final seconds, who's taking the shot? You or Steph? (1:32)
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5hPierre 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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8dSteve 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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9hJohnette 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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Kobe honored to witness the progression of the game (0:31)
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Best Dunks of the Season (So Far) (1:59)
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7hKevin 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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5hSonia 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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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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6hDavid 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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Curry, Warriors still want to break '95-96 Bulls' win record (1:04)
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3hPaul 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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1dSeth 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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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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9hKeith 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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3hDarren Rovell

Guinness hooks up Watt with special bottle label

ESPN caught up with J.J. Watt during his trip to Ireland and asked him about his affinity for Guinness, which recently presented the Texans star with his own beer bottle label.

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9hBuster 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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Who takes the final shot: You or Steph?
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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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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Vin Diesel arrived just before halftime and has been signing autographs for kids the entire time.

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No. 23 USC at Arizona State

The No. 23 Trojans already have two more conference victories than the last two seasons combined as they seek their fourth straight win at Arizona State. Follow live

President Brad Stevens?
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With the job he's done turning around the Celtics, Brad Stevens' notoriety is growing. Celtics coach received a write-in vote in New Hampshire primary, according to CBS Boston. Belichick also received one

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Steph's favorite Kobe moment
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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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Drummond prefers dance interviews
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Kevin Hart tried to give his coaches interview. Andre Drummond prefers a dance interview.

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Scoochie Smith sinks circus shot
NCAAM 

It was good for the lay in and one.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Team USA trails Team Canada 20-15 after one quarter in the Celebrity Game, despite opening with a 7-0 run.

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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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Sudeikis gives his take on Kansas
NCAAM 

Kansas-Oklahoma II is Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. What did Jayhawks fan Jason Sudeikis think of the first triple-overtime instant classic?

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Block leads to transition layup for Dayton
NCAAM 

Charles Cooke's block gave the Flyers the ball on the move and John Crosby finished with a layup. Game is live on ESPN2.

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No new friend for Drake
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Coach Kevin Hart wasn't interested in dapping Drake before the celebrity game.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The NBA announced Drake, fresh off his coaching stint at the Celebrity Game, will introduce the players at Sunday's All-Star Game.

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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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Klay Thompson: Warriors aim for 73 wins

While Thompson admitted "73 wins doesn't mean a thing without the ring," he confirmed the team is trying for the record. Chasing the Bulls

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NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on ESPN
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Four-time celebrity game MVP Kevin Hart will be coaching against Drake this year as Jason Sudeikis and other celebrities take the court in Toronto. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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No. 19 Dayton at Rhode Island

Riding their longest winning streak in nine seasons, the 19th-ranked Flyers aim for their first road victory over the Rams in 11 years. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

It's easy to spot DeMar DeRozan's dad in Toronto.

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Frustrating season for Harden
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The Rockets season isn't going the way anyone imagined, but James Harden is optimistic for the season half.

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The Best All-Star sneakers of all time

With NBA All-Star weekend kicking off, Scoop Jackson ranks the best All-Star kicks ever, starting-five style. From Converse to Air Jordans

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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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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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Yankees, Chapman settle arbitration

The club and Aroldis Chapman have settled the arbitration case for 11.325M on a one-year deal, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Drake gets presented with the key to Toronto.

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