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'He was a basketball genius': How a 17-year-old Kobe wowed Jerry West and the Lakers

March 2, 2021 - 8:46am
In 1996, Jerry West and the Lakers hosted a slapdash workout for a 17-year-old from Philly. Twenty-five years later, it's become one of the best decisions, and stories, in NBA history.
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Men's Bracketology: Illinois supplants Ohio State on No. 1 seed line

March 2, 2021 - 8:46am
The Fighting Illini became the fifth Big Ten team this season to hold down a No. 1 seed.
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Free-agency game plans for all 32 NFL teams: Who's coming back, available and could be added

March 2, 2021 - 8:46am
Who is under contract, who could hit the market and who might be a good free-agent fit for each team? ESPN's NFL reporters break it down.
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What's wrong with the Celtics?

March 2, 2021 - 8:46am
Boston has two under-25 All-Stars. So why does the team seem so far away from hanging an 18th championship banner?
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State of the AL East: Yankees or Rays? How good are the Red Sox and Blue Jays?

March 2, 2021 - 8:46am
After an eventful offseason changed the landscape of the division, we debate how the teams vying to take Tampa Bay's crown measure up.
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Boxing, MMA and her own PPV: Claressa Shields bets big on herself in 2021

March 2, 2021 - 8:46am
Claressa Shields wasn't fighting, wasn't getting the exposure and wanted more for women's boxing. She took matters into her own hands.
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Real or not: Will this be Amanda Nunes' last featherweight title fight?

March 2, 2021 - 8:46am
The fallout from UFC 259's three title fights will shape the course of four divisions.
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'We went into panic mode': What it was like trying to run a PGA Tour event in the year of the pandemic

March 2, 2021 - 8:46am
No pro-ams. No tickets. No concessions. For the past year, tournaments on the PGA Tour asked the same question: How do we make this work?
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Trivia, internships and anime: What college basketball teams that aren't playing are doing

March 2, 2021 - 8:46am
Harvard, Bethune-Cookman and Yale are among the teams that did not play this college basketball season. What have their years been like?
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Women's Bracketology: South Carolina clings to final No. 1 seed

March 2, 2021 - 8:46am
Texas A&M beat South Carolina on Sunday to leapfrog the Gamecocks on the S-curve, but both remain on the top line with UConn and Stanford.
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Who is your club's top U19 prospect to break out in 2021?

March 2, 2021 - 8:46am
With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting finances, Europe's top clubs are looking to youth rather than to transfers. Here's some hot prospects for 2021.
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Mercedes reveals first images of new W12 car

March 2, 2021 - 8:46am
Mercedes has launched the car Lewis Hamilton will attempt to defend his Formula One world title with this year.
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Ibra on LeBron spat: Politics divide, sports unite

March 2, 2021 - 8:27am
Ibra on LeBron spat: Politics divide, sports unite
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Ex-Barca prez provisionally free after night in jail

March 2, 2021 - 8:27am
Ex-Barca prez provisionally free after night in jail
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Predictions for all 31 conference tournaments

March 2, 2021 - 2:46am
ESPN.com's college basketball experts pick a winner for all 31 men's conference tournaments.
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Irving on latest Harden display: 'Get used to it'

March 2, 2021 - 2:46am
James Harden's seventh triple-double since joining the Nets prompted a succinct reaction from teammate Kyrie Irving on Monday night: "We have to implement the phrase 'get used to it.'"
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Zion won't back down from anyone, including Rudy Gobert and the red-hot Jazz

March 2, 2021 - 2:46am
Riding a huge third quarter by Zion Williamson, the Pelicans knocked off the NBA's top team.
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How Watt can get better by pairing with Chandler Jones

March 2, 2021 - 2:46am
Watt was double-teamed 30% of the time last season, the highest rate in the NFL.
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Pearl, ex-ABC Sports/ESPN producer, dies at 77

March 1, 2021 - 11:45pm
Mike Pearl, a 17-time Sports Emmy Award winner who spent years at ABC Sports, ESPN and other networks producing high-profile events across multiple sports, has died. He was 77.
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How J.J. Watt can get better by pairing with Cardinals' Chandler Jones

March 1, 2021 - 11:45pm
Watt was double-teamed 30% of the time last season, the highest rate in the NFL.
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