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Tyreek Hill's emergence makes Chiefs legitimate Super Bowl threat

Tyreek Hill's two touchdowns led the Chiefs to a huge victory over the Raiders on Thursday night, and his presence makes Kansas City very dangerous.

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Hill turns on the jets for 78-yard punt return TD (0:35)
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Pelicans' Gentry: Not worried with job status

The Pelicans, after a 99-88 loss to the 76ers, have dropped six of their last seven games. When asked if it felt like a low point for the team, Pelicans star Anthony Davis simply replied, "Yup."

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Witness says Will Smith brought 'his own demise'

A witness in the trial of Cardell Hayes said that former Saints player Will Smith brought about 'his own demise' by acting as an aggressor on the night that Smith was shot and killed.

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James Conner blessed to receive Disney Spirit Award (4:18)
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Beckham, Prescott among Kiper's top players under 25 (2:16)
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Crosby scores 18th goal in win over Panthers (0:33)
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Stephen A. thinks the Cavs were successful in humiliating Phil Jackson (1:58)
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Sharing the swagger with Love

It's tough to feel great when you're dealing with cancer. But for one night, Kevin Love is working to help them at least look great -- and have fun doing it.

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10hJayson Stark

White Sox nailing the art of the sale

Why rebuild for the first time in 20 years? After trading Chris Sale and Adam Eaton, credit the White Sox for going where the franchise hasn't been in decades, and there's no white flag in sight.

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3hPHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE STOCKER for ESPN

Coach B is the first female football coach in Florida

Meet Coach Brunson, the first woman to be named a head football coach in the state of Florida, and who fought an uphill battle to teach her players discipline, the importance of education and respect.

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Bracketology: Kentucky (for now) takes a dip

Big Blue Nation didn't like losing at home to UCLA. It's probably fair to say it won't like falling from a No. 1 seed -- or being matched up against a team that already knocked off a major power this season.

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyreek Hill delivered a 78-yard punt return for the Chiefs after fans were chanting his name in anticipation of a big play. "I don't think I've ever seen anything like what happened tonight, that one scene," quarterback Alex Smith said "I've never seen a stadium chant a name like that and then he houses it. It gave me chills."

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Crabtree told reporters he needed to get an X-ray on his left ring finger after injuring it again. He dislocated it on Sunday.

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Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Derek Carr says "it was just a bad night", that his finger wasn't an issue, and that "he's sick to his stomach" to play like that.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Reid confirmed a ruptured Achilles' tendon for linebacker Derrick Johnson.

Scott T. Miller ESPN.com 

Since 2001, teams with a minus-3 turnover differential have a .094 winning percentage. The Chiefs won tonight with a minus-3 differential, thanks to a defense that allowed just six points off turnovers.

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Raiders QB Derek Carr threw for 117 yards, the 2nd-fewest in a game by a QB with at least 40 attempts. The Elias Sports Bureau notes that the record of 110 was set by Jesse Palmer for the Giants against the Panthers in 2003. It was the last game of Palmer's career.

Chiefs' Hill Races Through Raiders for TD
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Tyreek Hill fields a punt and maneuvers his way for a 78-yard touchdown in the second quarter -- one of his two TDs in Kansas City's 21-13 win over Oakland.

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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Derek Carr's four fantasy points tonight are his third-fewest in a game in his career (2, 2014 Week 13 and 2015 Week 1). Five of his 15 worst single-game point totals have now come against the Chiefs.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders missed multiple opportunities tonight to put points on the board, but give credit to the Chiefs and that defensive game plan, too. The Kansas City secondary was aggressive. A lot of press-man. Technique and physicality. Challenge the release. Derek Carr finished with only 117 yards on 17-of-41 passing. Chiefs get the 21-13 win at Arrowhead.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs beat Raiders 21-13 to kick off NFL Week 14. The ViewFromVegas is they also covered as 3.5-point home favorites and the game stayed under the betting total of 46 points. Both teams are 10-3 and tied atop the AFC West with three games left, but the Chiefs hold the tiebreaker as they swept the season series.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The Raiders and/or Derek Carr decided to play jump ball with the Chiefs' active and playmaking defensive backs on third and fourth downs. They chose poorly. Low percentage plays on must-have downs are a bad combination.

Durant slams, sticks tongue out
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Kevin Durant absorbs the contact and throws down a powerful dunk before facing the crowd and sticking his tongue out with a smile.

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Travis Kelce reached 100 receiving yards in each of his last four games. According to Elias, he joins Tony Gonzalez (Chiefs, 2000) & Jimmy Graham (Saints, 2011 & 2013) as the only other tight ends in the last 50 years with four consecutive such games.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs DBs have played press-man for the majority of this game. Challenging the Raiders WRs at the line of scrimmage. Physical technique.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Bad snap? Bad hold? Either way, the Raiders could not take advantage of their third takeaway of the game as Marquette King dropped the inside snap on a Sebastian Janikowski field-goal attempt. King has not had a good night, getting mocked by Travis Kelce after Tyreek Hill's 78-yard punt return for a TD.

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Khalil Mack has recorded a sack in 8 straight games. According to Elias, that's tied for the longest streak by a Raider (Lance Johnstone in 1998) since sacks became official in 1982.

Curry gets run over, hits 3 anyway
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Steph Curry hits the floor hard on an aggressive closeout from Dante Exum, but still converts with a chance for a four-point play.

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans lose 99-88 at home to a Sixers team that lost 23 straight road games entering the night. Anthony Davis has 26 points and 11 rebounds, but as a team the Pels shot 39 percent from the floor and 28 percent from 3.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

As anti-climactic as it was - replay had to confirm that Latavius Murray crossed the goal line, while Murray was already bundled up on the bench - Murray tied Hall of Famer Marcus Allen for third-most rushing TDs in franchise history with his 12th score, just before halftime. Pete Banaszak had 16 rushing TDs in 1975 and Allen had 13 in 1984.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

The Spurs are 814-815 all-time on the road, and can get to .500 win a victory here over the Chicago Bulls. San Antonio pulled that off, it would be the only NBA franchise currently at .500 or better on the road all-time, per Elias.

Steph sets up Draymond for Trey
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Steph Curry drives towards the hoop and then dishes to Draymond Green, who connects from behind the arc. The Warriors lead the Jazz 65-46 at halftime.

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Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Draymond Green has a season-high four 3-pointers in the first half of this contest against the Utah Jazz. He's 7-of-10 from downtown in the last two games. Golden Warriors lead at the break, 65-46.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has talked all season long of "complementary" football, that is, when all three phases of the game play well at the same time. So what do you call it when all three phases look, well, bad, at the same time? You call it a 21-10 halftime deficit that would have been worse were it not for the offense waking up late and Latavius Murray getting his 12th rushing TD of the season with 14 seconds to play in the half.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa's 78-64 win over rival No. 25 Iowa State is a major victory for a Hawkeyes team that recently lost to Nebraska-Omaha and suffered a lopsided loss to Virginia a few weeks ago. It's the kind of the game Fran McCaffery's team can use to get its season back on track.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Derrick Johnson has been ruled out with a left achilles injury. He knew it right away. Johnson blew out his right achilles two years ago.