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Age 40 didn't slow down Bob Boone

As you might expect, there haven't been many regular catchers in their 40s. But Boone actually won a Gold Glove at age 40 and again at 41. All-time age-40 All-Star team

Why Dodgers won't win 2016 World Series

At this time last year, everyone feared Los Angeles. Now, the team hasn't found a comparable starter for Zack Greinke, hasn't boosted an offense that sputtered in the second half and has no clue what to do with Yasiel Puig. MLB rumors roundup

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers coach Byron Scott on Kobe Bryant's shooting after Bryant went 6-of-25 from the field in 89-87 loss to Indiana: "Sometimes you live and die with it, and I'm willing to do that with him."


Clippers survive scare from 76ers

Philadelphia led by as many as 19 points, but Los Angeles mounted a big comeback to escape with the 98-92 overtime win. DeAndre Jordan finished with 12 points and 21 rebounds. Box score

Kobe heats up late for Lakers (0:29)

Clutch Kobe not enough for Lakers

Kobe Bryant scored 11 points in the final 4:15 of the fourth quarter, including making 3-pointers on 3 consecutive possessions, but the Pacers came back in the final minute to beat the Lakers 89-87. Box score

Redick's 3 forces OT for Clippers

The Clippers were down by as many as 19 against the 76ers, but J.J. Redick made a game-tying 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter to force overtime in Philadelphia. Follow live


Clippers chipping away at lead

After trailing by as many as 19 earlier in the game, the short-handed Clippers have cut the 76ers' lead down to just 3 early in the fourth quarter. Follow live


Pacers extend lead over Lakers

Julius Randle has a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds), but Kobe Bryant is just 2-for-11 from the field and the Pacers have opened up a 15-point lead midway through the third quarter. Follow live

Kobe 'hammers' it home (0:15)
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Angels lost big on Hamilton, Pujols

Josh Hamilton's five-year, $125 million contract ended with the Angels paying him to play elsewhere. Albert Pujols' 10-year, $240 million contract isn't pretty either. David Schoenfield examines how others fared in Year 1 of their mega-deals. Free agents after mega-contracts

76ers take rare big halftime lead

For just the fourth time this season, Philadelphia is up double-digits at the break, leading the Clippers 59-49. The 76ers are 1-2 in the previous three games they led by at least 10 going into the second half. Follow live

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant dunked it&kind of...but barely leapt high enough to get the ball over the rim. The 37-year-old is laughing and smiling as he runs back down the court.

Kobe off the mark in final Indiana visit

Retiring Lakers star Kobe Bryant missed all four shots he took from the field in the first quarter of his final game against the Pacers, as Indiana took a 23-22 lead. Follow live

Clippers down big ... to the 76ers

Philadelphia is shooting a scorching 70% from the field while holding the visiting Clippers to 5-for-15 shooting, taking a 10-point lead midway through the first quarter. Follow live

Kobe hasn't spoken to Peyton Manning yet (0:54)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Some nights Kobe Bryant plays well, other nights nights not so much: "It's either been st or shinola." But he said he can't tell before a game what kind of night it will be.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers center Roy Hibbert (ankle) will sit out tonight in his first game back in Indiana.

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Yasiel Puig vs. Zack Greinke

Greinke versus all the Dodgers is intriguing, so why is this individual battle the best of all? They aren't exactly best buddies, Greinke's hit 14 batters the past three seasons and Puig is a known hothead. Hitter vs. pitcher matchups to watch

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Kobe Bryant makes final visit to Indiana

The retiring Lakers star plays his final game against the Pacers, the franchise he beat for his first NBA title back in 2000. Follow live

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Mike Trout vs. Felix Hernandez

So far it's been all Trout: .354/.389/.646 with four home runs in 65 at-bats. He homered twice off Hernandez in 2015, including an eight-pitch battle in their first meeting of the season. Hitter vs. pitcher matchups to watch

Can Bruins beat nonconference comers?

The Pac-12 will be tough enough for UCLA. Add road trips to Texas A&M as well as BYU sandwiched around hosting UNLV and it's shaping up for a challenging three weeks to open the season. Toughest noncon schedules