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Kobe heats up late for Lakers (0:29)
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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QB questions cloud Rams' outlook

There is some tremendous talent on L.A.'s roster, but offensive incompetency will continue to prevail as long as the Rams don't have an answer at quarterback. Way-too-early Power Rankings

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Lunardi's bracketology: Next Four Out

  • UCLA Bruins
  • Oregon State Beavers
  • Georgetown Hoyas
  • Georgia Bulldogs
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Where will Dexter Fowler end up?

For Insider Tony Blengino, Fowler is the best free agent still on the board who turned down a qualifying offer. The Nationals, Dodgers, Cubs and Rangers are the most likely landing spots for the outfielder, according to Blengino. Unsigned qualifying-offer free agents (Insider)

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Where will Austin Jackson end up?

Jackson is a capable everyday CF who may have to accept a corner or backup OF spot at this point. He'd be an upgrade for non-contenders like the A's, Phillies and Reds or a useful piece for contenders like the Orioles, Indians, Angels and Cardinals. Unsigned qualifying-offer free agents (Insider)

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Joe Lunardi's bracketology: No. 5 seeds

  • East: Purdue Boilermakers
  • West: Texas Longhorns
  • South: Arizona Wildcats
  • Midwest: USC Trojans
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