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11hPablo S. Torre

TrueHoop Presents: How Stephen Curry got the best worst ankles in sports

Thanks to an unorthodox performance director and a strict training regimen, the injuries that cursed the start of Steph Curry's NBA career turned into his greatest blessing.

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When Curry sinks a 3-pointer... you dance! (0:26)
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LeBron, Cleveland fans thank Kobe (0:46)
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LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin (0:42)
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Watch live: Rockets-Trail Blazers on ESPN

After falling to the Warriors on Tuesday, James Harden and the Rockets travel to Portland and look to bounce back against the Blazers. Watch the game live on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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How to look like Odell Beckham on the basketball court (0:31)
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Able to leap tall buildings... and throw down vicious alley-oops (0:53)
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Jordan posterizes Smart on alley-oop (0:31)
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5-on-5: Can LeBron catch Jordan?

He landed at No. 3 on our #NBArank countdown, but could LeBron James catch Michael Jordan? Our experts discuss the greatness that made Air Jordan the greatest player of all time.

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High-flying alley-oops are even more fun in triple-OT (0:28)
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Marquette needs 2OT to hand Providence third straight loss (0:31)
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Leonard's crossover leads to game winner (0:34)
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Ben Simmons leaves defenders no chance of stopping him (0:28)
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Towns throws down the hammer... Twice! (0:28)
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13hRobert 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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Zach Slone's 'special moment' (2:35)
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Randle amused at his missed dunk (0:18)
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6hPaul 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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Kobe opens up about relationship with LeBron (1:49)
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Green: Obama's 'heart over height' reference 'special' (1:34)
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13hPeter Bodo

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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Dustin Brown's ridiculous, behind-the-back winner (0:23)
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15hJeff 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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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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Tulsa gets road upset over No. 16 SMU
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Tulsa handed SMU its first home loss of the season with an 82-77 win in Dallas.

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Rondo goes behind the back twice
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Doing it once to set up a dunk? Pretty cool. Twice? Well, that's what makes him Rajon Rondo.

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LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin
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LeBron James fired a pass to the sidelines, and D'Angelo Russell was in the exact wrong place at the exact wrong time.

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Steph Curry 3-pointer = time to dance
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Andre Iguodala does a lot of dancing.

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USWNT rolls in Olympic qualifying opener
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The United States only had to wait 12 seconds to get its first goal of qualifying as Alex Morgan opened the score sheet for the Americans in their 5-0 win over Costa Rica.

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Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

How does Kobe feel physically entering the All-Star break? Horrible. Said this break couldnt come at a better time.

Warriors run past Suns, improve to 48-4

Golden State moved its win streak to 11 games with a 112-104 triumph in Phoenix. The Splash Brothers combined for 50 points and Steph Curry sat out the fourth quarter of a win for the 15th time this season. Box score

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Texas Tech knocks off No. 14 Iowa State
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The Red Raiders' bench scored 39 points, compared to just eight for the Cyclones' reserves, to help Texas Tech to an 85-82 win in overtime. Box score

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Tubby Smith gets a huge win over Iowa State. Red Raiders still holding onto those NCAA tourney dreams.

Tulsa hands No. 16 SMU its 3rd loss
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James Woodard, Shaquille Harrison and Pat Birt combined for 58 points to power the Golden Hurricane to an 82-77 upset. Box score

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The Howard swat, save and slam
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Dwight Howard was responsible for saving two points on defense, then put two points in the hoop seconds later.

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Rockets tie quarter at the buzzer
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Corey Brewer drained a corner 3-pointer as the clock ran out on the first quarter to tie Houston at 29 with Portland. (Live on ESPN)

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets and Blazers are tied at 29 after one quarter. Only three Rockets have scored: Dwight Howard, James Harden and Corey Brewer. It's pretty similar to what happened between the teams last Saturday. Trevor Ariza, Howard and Harden did all the scoring in the opening quarter. Rockets ended up losing that game, 96-79.

Deep 3-pointer puts Texas Tech up in OT
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Keenan Evans banked in a triple from the logo to take the lead over No. 14 Iowa State on ESPNU.

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Highlight: Kobe drops last game in Cleveland
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Kobe Bryant scores 17 points in his final game in Cleveland as LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combine for 64 points in the Cavs' 120-111 win over the Lakers.

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Iowa State-Texas Tech headed to overtime
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Monte Morris had a chance to give Iowa State a late lead but his shot was off the mark and the Red Raiders' heave at the buzzer was long as the teams head for five extra minutes. Live on ESPNU & WatchESPN

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Barnes says Derek Fisher's firing "don't matter to me." The Grizzlies forward, who says the picture he posted on social media after the firing had nothing to do with Fisher, was serenaded to "Fisher" chants toward the end of Memphis' 109-90 win over Brooklyn. "I hear it every game," Barnes said. "Everyone has time to say (something) when they're protected and then they don't have the balls to say it to your face so all you can do is laugh."

Huskie shows off hops
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Washington's Andrew Andrews, listed as 6'2", cuts through the lane and throws down a vicious one-handed dunk.

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DeRozan slams over Shabazz
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Why is DeMar DeRozan an All-Star? Dunks like this help tell the story.

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Warriors close in on 48th win
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Stephen Curry has 26 points and is 5-for-10 from 3-point range as Golden State has opened up a 91-75 lead heading to the fourth quarter in Phoenix. With a win, the Warriors would secure the best-ever record before the All-Star Break. Follow live

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Red Raiders pull closer to Cyclones late
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Texas Tech is threatening to hand No. 14 Iowa State its third loss in four games on ESPNU.

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What you looking at, Sully?
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During a timeout late in the first half, Celtics big man Jared Sullinger decided to take a peek into the Clippers' huddle.

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

Tyronn Lue on Kevin Love: "I heard he had a contusion and he should be fine." Did not provide a timetable, however.

Pierce's long shot doesn't count
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Paul Pierce drained this jumper from three-quarters court -- but just after the buzzer. Too bad, because the Clippers could've used those 3 points in an OT loss.

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