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Heisman race features plenty of the unexpected

Lamar Jackson was a midseason lock to win the Heisman. But after Louisville's late-season stumble, that honor is no longer a foregone conclusion.

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Melo 'skeptical' new NBA CBA done by Thursday

Carmelo Anthony says he's "skeptical" a new CBA is agreed to by Thursday's deadline, noting the two sides had "something so close," a few weeks ago.

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Hayes testifies at trial that Will Smith was armed

Cardell Hayes, the man who fatally shot retired Saints star Will Smith, told the jury on Saturday he did so only after a drunken Smith retrieved a gun from his SUV following an April car crash.

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Army beats Navy for first time since 2001

The streak is over. Ahmad Bradshaw's 9-yard touchdown run capped off an 80-yard Army drive with six minutes to play Saturday as the Cadets ended a 14-game losing skid to Navy.

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Army storms the field after beating Navy (0:53)
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Welcome to the Big East's big weekend

The Big East needs not prove itself, but three of its top teams (Villanova, Xavier and Butler) face teams from other power conferences. A sweep would give the conference even more credibility.

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3dSharon Katz

FPI breaks down bowl season

Who does FPI have as the biggest favorite out of the 40 bowls this season? Check out its projections for every bowl game.

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1dBrett Okamoto

UFC 206 Cheat Sheet: Holloway-Pettis

Their featherweight bout at UFC 206 might have been hastily installed as the main event, but Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis both view the fight as a path to bigger and better things in 2017.

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1dMatt Bowen

The Uncoverables: Best NFL WRs in every category

Who's the best deep threat? Which WR is most dangerous after the catch? What about the toughest player to cover in the red zone? Here's your ultimate breakdown of the league's top wide receivers.

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The first meeting since 1991 between Duke and UNLV ended in a 94-45 Blue Devils win. It threatened the largest loss in UNLV history, a 57-point defeat to Houston on Jan. 20, 1971.

Doug McIntyre ESPN Staff Writer 

Seattle Sounders fans already in place at Toronto's BMO Field over an hour before kickoff -- and despite the below-freezing temperatures -- for tonight's MLS Cup.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham will transfer to Auburn. He'll enroll in January and be eligible to play in 2017 for the Tigers. Huge get for coach Gus Malzahn and his OC Rhett Lashlee.

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Army beat Navy, winning for the second time this season when completing no more than two passes. The Cadets are the only FBS team this season to have multiple wins when completing that few passes.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on James Harden: "He's basically become the quintessential big point guard. He presents a lot of challenges."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is a close-up of Lamar Jackson's shoes, which a cousin picked up for him at the mall. The reason Jackson chose them is because they represent the only thing you can see through his helmet -- his eyes. There's a matching belt, too.

Army storms the field after beating Navy
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After beating Navy for the first time since 2001, the Black Knights faithful storm the field at M&T Bank Stadium.

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The Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo is the only player in the NBA who is leading his team in scoring, assists, rebounds, blocks, and steals. The last player to do that for an entire season? LeBron James for the 2008-09 Cleveland Cavaliers.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Erik Spoelstra on seeing Dwyane Wade in a different jersey: "That's not ever going to look right."

Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

Seattle Sounders arriving ahead of MLS Cup.

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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Heisman Trophy finalists Dede Westbrook, Deshaun Watson, Jabrill Peppers, Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson attended a pre-ceremony press conference and the talk was Jackson's red jacket. Somebody asked where he got it. Peppers said, "I asked him the same thing." Jackson said he had help picking it out.

Army ends 14-game skid against Navy
NCAAF 

Ahmad Bradshaw's 9-yard TD run with 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter gave Army a 21-17 lead they would not give up, as it got its first win over Navy since 2001.

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Army's last win over Navy in Maryland had been in 1944 at Municipal Stadium in Baltimore, when the No. 1 Cadets beat No. 2 Navy en route to winning the AP national championship.

Jackson rocks the rim with huge dunk
NCAAM 

No one boxes out Duke's Frank Jackson, and he makes UNLV pay by slamming down the putback dunk.

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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was asked what it's like to be a Heisman Trophy finalist, sitting at the ceremony just before the winner is announced. "Just have a smile and enjoy the moment. There's thousands of athletes who would want to be in this seat. It's a blessing and an opportunity to be recognized as a finalist. Just soak in the moment."

Doug McIntyre ESPN Staff Writer 

BMO Field in Toronto all set to go for tonight's MLS Cup final between TFC and the Seattle Sounders.

Smith with a ridiculous posterizing dunk
NCAAM 

Daishon Smith might only be listed at 6-foot-1, but he shows the hops and puts an Oklahoma defender on a poster with a vicious dunk for Wichita State.

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Abey motors through Army's D for Navy TD
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QB Zach Abey keeps the ball on the option and breaks a handful of tackles to score a 41-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to give Navy its first lead over Army.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Ty Lue says that J.R. Smith will return to the starting lineup Saturday against Charlotte. All of the rest of the Cavs will play, other than Channing Frye, who is excused for the funeral of his father.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Both sides can opt out of the current labor agreement this coming Thursday (Dec. 15) but a deal, as Melo notes, has been assumed for weeks.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Bombshell from @ramonashelburne: @CarmeloAnthony tells her there's been a snag in labor talks between the NBA and union at "the 25th hour"

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The Pacers, who lost to the Mavericks on Friday, are 0-4 this season on zero days' rest, losing the last two of those back-to-backs by at least 35 points (both against the Warriors). Indiana plays the Trail Blazers tonight, and no team in NBA history has lost three straight games on zero days' rest by at least 30 points (sources: Elias Sports Bureau).

Grayson Allen soars in for huge slam
NCAAM 

No. 5 Duke is off to a hot start on the road at UNLV, punctuated by Grayson Allen flying through the lane for a massive dunk.

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Navy is looking to secure back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time in program history. Should Navy beat Army and Louisiana Tech in the Armed Forces Bowl, the Midshipmen will match the program record for wins set last season, when they finished 11-2.

Graham's spin move leads to Jackson dunk
NCAAM 

Devonte' Graham spins around the defense and throws a bounce pass to a streaking Josh Jackson for the massive slam. Kansas beat Nebraska, 89-72.

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