Follow live: Lakers first game without Kobe Bryant

With Kobe Bryant gone and new coach Luke Walton at the helm, the Lakers begin the season against James Harden and the Rockets.

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Singer: 76ers pulled me from anthem over jersey

Sevyn Streeter, who was scheduled to sing the national anthem before Wednesday's Sixers season opener, says she was told by the team she could not perform because of her "We Matter" jersey.

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6hRob Demovsky

Rodgers denies 'Grandpa' introduction to Favre

Aaron Rodgers didn't deny calling Brett Favre "Grandpa" during their Green Bay days, but he was adamant that a tale in a book saying those were his first words to the Hall of Famer is false.

Schwarber drives in two for Cubs in Game 2 (0:59)
Davis steals and scores for 50th point of game (0:21)
Don't tell Brady's mom that he isn't fast (0:25)
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7hChris Low and Adam Rittenberg

Which coach has the hottest seat?

Charlie Strong continues to have the hottest seat in college football, but Mark Helfrich might not be far behind in Oregon. We update the top 10 jobs in jeopardy after Week 8.

Popovich already in midseason form with reporters (0:19)
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Man United wins nail-biter over Man City

Juan Mata's second-half strike was the difference in the 173rd Manchester derby, as Jose Mourinho's side got a much-needed win over Pep Guardiola's City squad.

Green heads in Bayern's second goal (0:59)
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5hJeff Legwold

Ware SB ring found; cops arrest burglary suspects

DeMarcus Ware's Super Bowl ring and other items taken in a weekend burglary of his home have been found, and the suspects in the robbery have been arrested, Denver police said.

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    13hMarly Rivera, ESPN Digital

    Vuelven los problemas ofensivos de los Cachorros

    Las penurias ofensivas de los Cachorros de Chicago esta postemporada parecían ya haber quedado en el pasado, pero volvieron a la carga en el peor de los momentos, en su primer partido de Serie Mundial en 71 años.


Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Denzel Washington is in the house for the Lakers season opener.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Napoli on the length of the game: "They had good time of possession."

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Terry Francona on Kyle Schwarber: "I can see why Theo (Epstein) sent a plane for him. I would too."


With Memphis up by three points late, Mike Conley sinks a deep jumper and seals the victory for the Grizzlies over the Timberwolves. Conley finished with a team-high 24 points.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The legend of Kyle Schwarber builds, as the slugger drove in two runs on two hits and scored another as the Cubs beat the Indians 5-1 to even the World Series at 1-1. Not bad for a guy playing his second game since early April. Schwarber now has 10 RBI in 11 career postseason games. Jake Arrieta carried a no-hitter into the sixth, while the Cubs had Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer out of the game in the fourth. We're headed to Wrigley Field for three games over the weekend as one team's march towards history continues.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Before tonight's game started, there were 100 tickets to Game 3 at Wrigley on StubHub for under $2,400. There are now 2.

Davis Finishes off Monster Night

Anthony Davis steals the ball away and lays it in on the other end for his 50th point of the night against the Nuggets. Davis also had 16 rebounds, but New Orleans lost to Denver, 107-102.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

People love to kill teams over rain delays, etc., but MLB deserves credit for being proactive in moving this game up an hour tonight.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremy Lin in his Brooklyn debut: 18 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 28 minutes

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

D'Angelo Russell is bringing the heat tonight.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis' final line: 50 points (17/34 FG; 16/17 FT), 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 7 steals, 4 blocks in 41 minutes. But Pels lose 107-100 to the Nuggets in their opener.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Grizzlies 102, Timberwolves 98 (final). Mike Conley scored seven of his team-high 24 points in the final three minutes as Memphis closed with a 16-8 run. Andrew Wiggins led all scorers with 25, but his only points in the fourth quarter came on a pair of free throws with 1.9 seconds remaining.

Myles Turner Punctuates Big Night

The Pacers forward added to his double-double (30 points, 16 rebounds) by getting the ball and heading to the hoop for a slam in the Pacers' 130-121 OT victory over the Mavericks.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

$153 million man Mike Conley feeds Marc Gasol and hits a pull-up on back-to-back possessions to push Memphis' lead over Minnesota to five with 24 seconds to play.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis update: 48 points (16/30 FG; 16/17 FT), 15 rebounds, 5 assists, 6 steals, 4 blocks in 38 minutes. Pels down 100-98 with 2:32 to play.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Zach Randolph's Sixth Man of the Year campaign is off to a heck of a start. He has 19 points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes. Grizzlies 85, Timberwolves 85 with 5:53 to go in Memphis.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets lost 122-117 to the Celtics in their season opener. They made 15 of a franchise-record 44 3-point attempts. Boston shot 53.9 percent from the field. Brooklyn trailed by 23 points in the fourth quarter but used an 18-2 run to come all the way back before Justin Hamilton missed a 3 that could've tied the game late. Brook Lopez struggled, going 1-for-7 from the field. Kenny Atkinson's team played hard, but it will be interesting to see how Lopez, a plodding center, fits into the fast-paced, 3-point heavy equation going forward.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis update: 40 points (13-for-26 FG; 14-for-15 FT), 10 rebounds, 6 steals, 4 assists and 3 blocks in 32 minutes. Pelicans down 85-77 after three quarters at the Big Blender.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid just took a spill after being fouled while in transition toward the basket by Semaj Christon. Sixers fans held their collective breath until Embiid got up and was OK. He made both free throws and has nine points, seven rebounds and one block in 14 minutes so far. Embiid will play 20 minutes in his debut.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jason Kipnis doubles to center field to break up Jake Arrieta's no-hitter with one out in the sixth.

Paul Lukas ESPN.com 

For those who are asking (or just wondering): No, this is not the first time two World Series teams have worn solid-colored alternate jerseys in the same game — not even close, in fact. In Game 1 of the 1979 Series, the Pirates wore black and the Orioles wore orange. Ah, the '70s.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Schwarber is on base again as he walked in the sixth inning reaching for the third time tonight. He has three hits and two walks in his first two games since April 7.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

File this under things we didn't expect to see a few weeks ago: Danny Salazar is pitching to Kyle Schwarber in Game 2 of the World Series.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jake Arrieta retired Coco Crisp, Tyler Naquin and Roberto Perez in order to keep his no-hitter intact through the fifth inning. Arrieta has thrown 79 pitches through five. He joins the Mets' Noah Syndergaard as the second pitcher to take a no-hitter into the sixth inning this postseason.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

AccuWeather alert on my phone: "Rain starting in 34 min." Call me a skeptic, but I don't think we can play another 4 1/2 innings that fast