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Florida State starts off red-hot vs. Louisville

After Dwayne Bacon's 3-pointer, Xavier Rathan-Mayes hit a jumper to complete Louisville's 14-0 run to start the game.

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2hDave McMenamin

LeBron: Pop 'factors a lot' into 2020 decision

LeBron James said Saturday that the chance to play for new USA Basketball head coach Gregg Popovich will be a big consideration in his decision to participate in the 2020 Olympics.

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55mAdam Teicher

Source: Kelce fined for comments about ref

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been fined a total of $21,615 for his actions during and after the team's loss to the Steelers, including his comments about referee Carl Cheffers.

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6hNick Friedell

Wade tweets apology to fans after Bulls' loss

Dwyane Wade tweeted an apology to fans after the Bulls' loss to the Hawks on Friday night. Jimmy Butler shared Wade's frustration, saying postgame, "I've been, we've been tired of this."

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Jay Williams fires up the Duke crowd with his pick (1:03)
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No stopping Robinson from his rim-rattling dunk (1:00)
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Rooney's record-breaking goal is clutch (0:45)
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Warriors triumph over rivals during wild win streak (2:03)
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Behind-the-back pass leads to massive Notre Dame dunk (0:39)
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UNC ball boy drains three half-court shots (1:11)
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17hMarc Stein and Chris Haynes

Sources: Wolves, Pistons talk Rubio-Jackson deal

The Wolves and Pistons have engaged in dialogue this week on a potential multiplayer exchange that would be headlined by Ricky Rubio and Reggie Jackson, sources say.

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21hTom Haberstroh

The NBA season is over ... (no, really!)

Now that we're at the midpoint of the season, are you hoping your struggling team can play its way into the playoffs? Well, we have some bad news: Set your alarm for mid-April, because the standings rarely change after Jan. 20. Sorry, Knicks fans!

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Stephen A. cautions against a Manziel comeback (1:54)
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Get up2date: Viruses, injuries, strategy impacting title games (1:57)
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Henrik Sedin scores 1,000th point in win, congratulated by Luongo (0:29)
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Nunes praises Rousey, but says now is her time (2:22)
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22hDoug McIntyre

Checking in on MLS hopefuls for USMNT

Jordan Morris and Kellyn Acosta are among the young MLS players who could grow into a bigger role with the USMNT under Bruce Arena.

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With the win, Villanova stayed a perfect 8-and-0 at home all-time when ranked No. 1

NCAAM 

Tottenham pulls even at the Etihad

Son Heung-Min's goal in the 77th minute has tied things up at 2-2 between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

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John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Are we being a bit too blasé about Jay Wright's team being ranked No. 1 in the nation and on-track for a No. 1 seed? We haven't seen a defending champion this strong since Duke started the 2010-11 season 19-1. Villanova could repeat.

NCAAM 

ESPN Stats and Information  

V.J. Beachem is the first Notre Dame player this season to score 30 points.

NCAAM 

Spurs on Comeback Trail vs. Man City

Manchester City took a 2-0 lead on Tottenham, but Dele Alli's goal in the 58th minute has brought Spurs back into the game.

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North Carolina up to 22 second-chance points vs BC. They entered the game averaging 18.5 second-chance PPG, most among major conference teams.

NCAAM 

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Can't stress enough about Villanova, which just got first bench points against Providence. As good as the Wildcats are, they are down two players. Phil Booth out with tendinitis and Omari Spellman was declared ineligible. Team had done so much essentially short handed all year.

NCAAM 

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers added RB Christine Michael (back) to the injury report as questionable for tomorrow's game against the Atlanta Falcons. No other changes on the receivers status.

NFL 

Nova's Hart Finishes Nicely vs. Friars
NCAAM 

Josh Hart grabs the touch pass from Mikal Bridges and banks in a layup plus a foul. Top-ranked Villanova leads Providence 43-33 early in the second half.

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NCAAM 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price's reason for passing on WBC: "I didn't have year I wanted to have last year in Boston. I want to make sure I'm 100 percent ready to go on all cylinders when 2017 starts. I don't view pitching in WBC as something that's going to be right stepping stones for me to do that."

MLB 

Nifty pass leads to big Notre Dame dunk
NCAAM 

Matt Farrell dropped off this behind-the-back pass to V.J. Beachem, who threw down a thunderous slam. The 15th-ranked Fighting Irish lead Syracuse 41-32 at halftime on ESPN.

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ESPN Stats and Information  

Ky Bowman has 18 points so far for Boston College against North Carolina (7-11 FG). The rest of Boston College has a combined 9 points (4-19 FG). In his previous 2 games, Bowman had a total of 10 points on 4-15 shooting.

NCAAM 

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox LHP Drew Pomeranz had stem-cell injection in left elbow after experiencing forearm/elbow discomfort at times last season. Although he called treatment "experimental," he said pain isn't present in offseason throwing sessions.

MLB 

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida has scored 9 points in the first 10:30 of its matchup against Vanderbilt (10 points). Gators defense as impressive as its offense is unreliable.

NCAAM 

Nadal survives Zverev in five sets
Tennis 

Rafael Nadal needed all five sets to defeat 19-year-old Alexander Zverev and advance to the round of 16 in the Australian Open.

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Tennis 

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The World Series trophy just made an appearance at the Notre Dame-Syracuse basketball game Saturday in South Bend, Indiana. They brought the trophy out during the first timeout of the game and then played "Go Cubs Go," with most of the crowd singing along.

MLB 

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gus Malzahn gets his guy with Chip Lindsey as the new offensive coordinator at Auburn. "Chip is a man of integrity and character who will fit well within our staff," Malzahn said in a news release. "He has great knowledge and enthusiasm for the game and is a rising star in this profession."

NCAAF 

Rooney Breaks Man United Record

With this superb free kick in stoppage time, Wayne Rooney scored his 250th goal for Manchester United, breaking Sir Bobby Charlton's club record and salvaging a 1-1 draw against Stoke City.

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Covington's winner keeps 76ers rolling
NBA 

Robert Covington hit a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final seconds of the Sixers' 93-92 win over the Blazers Friday. Philadelphia has won six of its last seven games.

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NBA 

Brett McMurphy College football reporter 

Arizona State OC Chip Lindsey will be Auburn's new offensive coordinator, source told ESPN. Lindsey previously worked with Auburn coach Gus Malzahn as an offensive analyst on the Tigers' 2013 team, that reached the BCS title game.

NCAAF 

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Love fully participated in Cavs shootaround on Saturday but remains questionable for the Spurs game.

NBA 

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James, Channing Frye and Kyle Korver getting up shots at the Cavs' morning shootaround to prep for the Spurs

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NBA 

Andrea Pelkey ESPN Producer 

AFC Championship trophy put under lock and key the day before the game. (Photo credit: Sal Pal)

NFL 

Jonathan Smith Man City Correspondent 

90 minutes until kickoff for Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. Scores elsewhere are making this an even bigger game.

Nick Ames ESPN FC 

I'm in Port-Gentil for Ghana v Mali and Egypt v Uganda. The pitch is so bad that the teams aren't warming up on it. Mali's players don't look too impressed here.