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Chapman rejoining Yanks on 5-year, $86M deal

The Yankees have reunited with closer Aroldis Chapman on a five-year, $86 million deal, the four-time All-Star told ESPN's Marly Rivera on Wednesday night.

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Perfect ball movement with early prediction from Curry (0:25)
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LeBron tries the water bottle challenge... during the game (0:27)
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LeBron has tons of fun at MSG (1:12)
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Doris Burke confused by Drake's advances (1:50)
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Orioles GM says fans don't like Bautista (2:14)
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Biggest NFL injury questions for Week 14

NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries across the league, including updates on Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett.

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Harbaugh shines at Orange Bowl press conference (1:43)
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Top 10 plays of Larry Bird's stellar career (3:02)
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9hDan Rafael

Unbeaten Charlo, Williams finally to meet

Now that the fight between junior middleweight titlist Jermall Charlo and No. 1 contender Julian Williams is here, the question is, can they make it count? Both are ready, or so they say.

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Warriors make easy work of Clippers
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Klay Thompson and Draymond Green scored 24 and 22 points respectively in Golden State's 115-98 rout of the Clippers. The loss was the Clippers' fifth in their last seven games.

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LeBron drives by Knicks defense twice
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LeBron James breaks down New York's defense for a dunk on one possession, and then executes a spin move and finishes with a layup during the next sequence.

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Jaylen Brown dunks over Vucevic
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The Celtics rookie shows off his leaping ability as he elevates to slam on the Magic's Nikola Vucevic.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The Warriors have now beaten the Clippers seven straight times. This had been one of the better rivalries in the NBA.

Capitals blow lead, still beat Bruins in OT
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Washington saw a 3-0 lead get erased by the Bruins, but still came away with the victory thanks to Nicklas Backstrom's overtime winner.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

FINAL: Warriors 115, Clippers 98. The Clippers fall to 16-7, going 2-5 in their last seven games, and the Warriors improve to 19-3.

LeBron tries water bottle challenge during game
NBA 

Their team had a commanding lead over the Knicks, so LeBron James and Kyrie Irving had some fun on the Cavs bench by attempting the water bottle challenge. It didn't go well.

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Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

In three games this season at Staples Center, Stephen Curry is an uncharacteristic 4-of-28 from long distance: 0-10, 4-10 and 0-8 tonight.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The Clippers bench looks totally stunned. It's a regular season game but this one will sting longer than most.

Irving tosses it up, LeBron throws it down
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Kyrie Irving lofts the ball to LeBron James, who elevates and completes the alley-oop.

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Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Kevin Durant, 5-of-17, is having his worst shooting performance with Warriors. Yet, they're still up 20 in fourth on rival Clippers.

Iguodala dunks, Durant raises the roof
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Kevin Durant liked what he saw after Andre Iguodala threw down a one-handed slam off a slick pass from JaVale McGee.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aroldis Chapman on why he included the no-trade provision to California: "I just didn't want to go that far from my family. I did have the opportunity to stay here near my house (in Florida, playing with the Miami Marlins) but no, I leaned more towards (going to) New York."

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Stephen Curry had 0-for-10 3-point performance at Staples vs. Lakers on 11/4-16. Tonight at Staples after three quarters, 0-for-7 from long.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Warriors 91, Clippers 75 to start the fourth quarter. Warriors have led by as many as 27. Draymond Green leads all scorers with 22.

Indiana State Upsets Butler
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Brenton Scott hit a free throw to put Indiana State ahead, giving the Sycamores a 72-71 upset win over No. 16 Butler and setting off a court-storming in Terre Haute.

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Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Golden State Warriors smiling, laughing, dancing at expense of Los Angeles Clippers. Up 85-63. Appears Clippers are still the Clippers.

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Stephen Curry has tied his career high in steals with seven. We're only midway through the third quarter. Warriors up 78-54 on Clippers.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Since Aroldis Chapman's first season in 2010, he has 2,241 pitches at 100 MPH or faster, more than the next 7 pitchers on the list of MLB leaders, COMBINED. This past season Chapman was throwing harder than ever. He threw 111 pitches that reached 103 MPH, almost 4 times as many as any other pitcher in a season in the last five years - and that was him, too.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aroldis Chapman just told me he was between the Miami Marlins and the New York Yankees in the end, decided to go to the Yankees. Chapman: "I love the (Yankees) organization. They welcomed me with open arms and that's why I decided to go back, I was hoping I had a chance to go back and it happened." "Every player dreams of being a Yankee, and if they don't it's because they never got the chance."

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Potential No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz had Washington's only real highlights in the first half against Gonzaga, a pretty left-handed spin and finish in transition and a pro-move step back jumper ... but finished 3 of 14 from the field and went into the locker room trailing 47-22. UW is rough enough when Fultz plays well (and he usually has); when he's off, they're doomed.

Crawford's rainbow 3 beats the buzzer
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Jamal Crawford pulls a Steph Curry and throws up a 3-pointer from well beyond the arc and turns his back as the ball is in midair.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what Carmelo Anthony said when asked about Phil Jackson's assertion that he has a tendency to hold the ball too much: "I just don't even want to talk about that, what he's talking about exactly. I want to stay away from that at this point. My focus is my teammates and winning. We've been playing great basketball and that's the only thing I'm focused on. Whatever Phil said he said it. I have nothing to say about that."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Harrison Barnes on Mavs' blowout loss to Kings: "It was disservice to us as teammates, it was a disservice to the coaching staff who put in work and it was a disservice to the fans that came here tonight."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The media was ushered out of the Mavs' locker room much earlier than usual as the players and coaching staff gathered for a meeting.