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2hMarc Stein

Warriors rise in NBA ranks but face most daunting week

The Warriors host the Cavaliers on MLK Day -- and it doesn't get much easier the rest of the week for our top team. See where all 30 teams rank this week.

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1hMichael DiRocco

Source: Jaguars interview Kelly for OC job

Former Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly has interviewed with the Jacksonville Jaguars for their vacant offensive coordinator position, a source says.

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2hJesse Rogers

President: Among Sox fans, I'm No. 1 Cubs fan

President Barack Obama welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the White House on Monday to celebrate their World Series win and speak to the power of sports to unite a divided nation.

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Travis Kelce's ref rant worthy of a fine (1:00)
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The best rookie in every NFL division

Ezekiel Elliott or Dak Prescott in the NFC East? NFL Nation reporters voted on the best rookie in all eight divisions, and it was easier in some divisions than others.

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Cubs' day at the White House filled with laughs (2:30)
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2hGabriele Marcotti

Sevilla stun Madrid; Chelsea's Costa issue

Marcotti's Musings: Pep Guardiola's Man City had a bad day, Chelsea won without their star striker and several European title races tightened.

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Reynolds puts one back authoritatively
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Villanova's Darryl Reynolds cleans up this 3-point miss with a monster dunk, which helped the 1st-ranked Wildcats jump out to a 36-23 first half lead over Seton Hall.

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C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Crazy stat on North Carolina's Justin Jackson, in games he makes more than one, he's shooting 54% (43-80) but in games he's made one or none he's 11%(4-36) .. so far against the Orange he's 1-4 from 3, but has seven rebounds to go with five points

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Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas has scored at least 20 points in 24 straight games. Another would make him the first Celtics player with a 25-game streak since Kevin McHale had 30 straight in 1986.

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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cavs have had two days off coming into today's game vs the Warriors, meaning Kyle Korver has finally had time to practice with his new team.

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Braving the crowd

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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Humorous Steve Kerr story on MLK day: "I think about this story every year. My son was five years old. A couple days before MLK day, he came home from school, had this really sad look on his face. I said ‘What's the matter, buddy?' He said, ‘Well, Monday is Martin Luther King's birthday, and I didn't get an invitation.'"

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Steph Curry's warmup has become something of a tourist attraction at Oracle. Most people get there for the shooting portion and miss his dribbling exhibition.

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans can't capitalize on a bevy of missed free throws by the Pacers down the stretch and fall 98-95 to finish their five-game road swing 2-3. Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) did not return after a hard fall in the third quarter.

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Hilary Guy ESPN 

Draymond warming up ahead of tonight's Cavs/Warriors.

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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Two hours to tip between the Cavs and Warriors at Oracle Arena. For the next week I'll be on the road with Golden State as they play the Cavs, Thunder and Rockets. The idea is to bring you insight, more than access.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets starting center Clint Capela is getting closer to a return. Capela, who hasn't played since Dec. 17 with a small fracture of his left fibula, might play in Tuesday's game at Miami. The Rockets will determine Capela's status after shootaround. The Rockets are 21-7 with Capela in the starting lineup. On the season, Capela averages 11.8 points and eight rebounds per game.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley is back in the starting lineup after a four-game absence due to an Achilles injury. Kelly Olynyk is good to go as well despite rolling an ankle on Sunday at practice. Tyler Zeller (illness) and James Young (ankle) remain out for Boston.

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis is ruled doubtful to return with right hip and left thumb injuries suffered from a he's fall. X-rays came back negative.

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Embiid throws down gigantic dunk
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Joel Embiid shows off his otherworldly athleticism as he runs the floor on the fast break and finishes with an unreal one-handed slam.

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis falls hard on his back after a collision with Myles Turner on a dunk attempt. Davis stays in to take the free throws but heads back to the locker room after. The play was ruled a common foul.

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett wants the Cowboys to use the disappointment of Sunday's loss to Green Bay "to fuel the fire to what we want to accomplish in 2017."

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony said he hadn't heard from Phil Jackson over the Charley Rosen article that stated that he had outworn his 'usefulness' in New York. Anthony also said there's no issue between he and management: "If they want to come talk to me, I'm around them guys every day. I don't want this to be kind of going back and forth between me and the front office, management, because it's really nothing, I responded to an article that I read. That was that. There's nothing between myself and management at this point."

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans have been a 3-and-D team of late -- over their past 10, NOLA is 1st in the NBA in defense, 9th in 3-point shooting and 6-4 overall. They have the 3 part down in Indy (57%). But the Pacers shot 58.5% from the floor to hold onto a 54-52 halftime lead.

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Make way for Giannis
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Giannis Antetokounmpo blows by Gerald Henderson and elevates for a ferocious one-handed dunk in the second quarter.

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Paul George throws down alley-oop dunk
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Paul George steals the ball and dishes it to Glenn Robinson III, who returns it to George for the alley-oop slam.

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans are showing signs of 10 days on the road in the fifth game of a five-game road swing that started in Boston. New Orleans has turned it over 5 times and is shooting 38 percent from the floor as it trails the Pacers, in their first game back from London, 32-18 after one quarter in Indiana.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony was asked about how "much" he wants to remain a Knick and about his loyalty to the franchise: "I think I've proven that. I don't have to speak on that. I think I've proven that over the years day in and day out." Anthony says he's shown that by being a professional every day in his approach and handling the duties of being the public face of the franchise every day. He's handled that well, in my opinion.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about Mike Tomlin's post-game speech that was heard on Antonio Brown's Facebook Live feed, Bill Belichick turns to one of his go-to responses during his sports radio WEEI interview: "I'm not on SnapFace...not too worried what they put on InstaChat."

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Antetokounmpo with the big block
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Giannis Antetokounmpo used every inch of his 7-foot-3 wingspan to chase down Nik Stauskas for this block.

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Creighton hands Xavier third straight loss
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Marcus Foster had a team-high 15 points as the 7th-ranked Bluejays outlasted No. 22 Xavier 72-67 on the road. The Musketeers were coming off of losses vs. No. 1 Villanova and No. 13 Butler. Box score

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