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4dPablo S. Torre

LeBron James' plan to become King of Hollywood

LeBron James' first act, becoming one of the greatest basketball players in history, is all but settled as a success. His second act -- to become a global entertainment icon -- is just beginning.

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23hJayson Stark

Longoria: 'I'll never get over losing' Forsythe

Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has softened his stance, but he still admits that he is having a difficult time accepting the subtraction of second baseman Logan Forsythe.

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All-Star Saturday Night's sights and sounds (1:44)
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Who's in Lunardi's bracket? (2:09)
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Ball's dad doubles down saying son better than Curry (0:30)
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Announcer introduces Durant from OKC. It's awkward (0:20)
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How DJ Khaled saw DeAndre's dunk (0:27)
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5dMark Fainaru-Wada

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is back -- and outspoken as ever

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, who protested the national anthem in 1996, is back and is outspoken as ever -- about America, oppression and even whether the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were an "inside job."

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8hTom Marshall

Chivas' Clasico win a title statement

Chivas defeated Club America 1-0 on Saturday in the Liga MX Clasico Nacional, with a first-half penalty kick from Angel Zaldivar handing the points to the Guadalajara team.

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Broner edges Granados by split decision (0:31)
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3dTommy Tomlinson

Why Dale Jr.'s mind can't quit racing

Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns at Daytona after letting his brain heal from multiple concussions -- and after undergoing a different sort of rehabilitation for his psyche.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

At first glance, the Cardinals seem crazy to call third base an open competition. One of the players vying for the spot, Jedd Gyorko, led the team with 30 home runs. The other, Jhonny Peralta, is 34 and had a negative WAR (-0.4) in 2016. But the Cardinals think Peralta's down year was largely a product of a torn thumb ligament in spring training. They saw it play out with Yadier Molina, who struggled in the first half and batted .365 after the All-Star break. "It seems the more repetitions they get or just time they get the strength back to where they look like themselves," manager Mike Matheny said. "They get that bat speed back and the power."

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

NASCAR is drying the Daytona International Speedway surface this morning for the rescheduled exhibition Clash, set for an 11:35 a.m. Eastern green flag today. Rain forced the postponement of the event Saturday night. Daytona 500 pole qualifying is set for 3:10 this afternoon.

Buster Olney ESPN Senior Writer 

When a player goes to another team before championship rings are presented, different teams handle this in different ways. Some teams mail the ring, some send an envoy. Cardinals center fielder Dexter Fowler hopes he gets his ring when the Cubs host the Cards at Wrigley Field, June 2-4. "Hopefully, it's not the whole [Kevin] Durant thing, he said Saturday, referring to how the former OKC player was booed upon his return. "But I don't think it will be. Everybody is still thanking me, and they're still pretty happy."

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Announcer introduces KD from OKC, and it's awkward
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Kevin Durant is introduced during a 3-point contest break from an announcer that mistakenly says that he plays for Oklahoma City instead of Golden State.

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Robinson III clinches dunk title with a 50
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Glenn Robinson III uses three people as props, including Pacers teammate Paul George, as he leaps his way to the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest title, defeating Derrick Jones Jr. in the final round.

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Aaron Gordon dials up a drone dunk
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Aaron Gordon, the reigning champ, collects a ball dropped from a drone before bringing it through his legs. The dunk wasn't enough, though, as Gordon was eliminated after his second dunk.

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How DJ Khaled saw DeAndre's dunk
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Check out DeAndre Jordan's first dunk of the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest from DJ Khaled's point of view, where Jordan jumped over a turntable while grabbing the ball from Khaled's hand.

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NBA players, celebrities take part in 3-Point Contest for SagerStrong Foundation
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At All-Star Saturday night, a 3-point contest is held to raise money for the SagerStrong Foundation, with NBA players and celebrities taking part in a one-minute shootout.

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Tom Marshall ESPN FC 

Chivas fans are going home happy after the side defeated Club America 1-0 in the Liga MX's Clasico Nacional. First time since 2011 that Chivas have beaten America in Guadalajara. Brief reaction:

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Ball's dad doubles down saying son better than Curry
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LaVar Ball, Lonzo's father, repeats his statement that he believes that his son is better than Steph Curry.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Slam Dunk Contest champ Glenn Robinson III heads out with his hardware.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Glenn Robinson III is the 2017 Slam Dunk champion.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Glenn Robinson III did what Derrick Jones Jr. couldn't, dunking over 3 people while taking the ball from one of them to score a 50 and win the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest title.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Derrick Jones Jr. got a 50 on his second dunk in the finals, despite missing his first attempt.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Derrick Jones Jr. missed on all 3 attempts at his first dunk in the finals, getting a 37 from the judges and leaving him in a big hole.

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Ball denies Boatwright with a huge block
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UCLA's Lonzo Ball rejects USC's Bennie Boatwright with an emphatic block at the rim.

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Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

This dunk contest has reminded everyone how great it was that Zach LaVine basically always made his dunks on the first try.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Glenn Robinson III had a couple of false starts, but finally went over Pacers teammate Paul George for the slam and a 44 from the judges.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Glenn Robinson III almost got stuffed by the rim on his no-look 369 windmill, but it went in and he got a 41, good enough to put him in the finals against Derrick Jones Jr.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Devin Booker tossed it off the side of the backboard to Derrick Jones Jr., who went between the legs and threw down with authority with a 50.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

DeAndre Jordan did a twisting between the legs dunk, but it didn't quite go through clean and he settled for a 42 from the judges.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Aaron Gordon's second dunk was much more about athleticism than gimmicks, but he missed all 3 times and won't be advancing to the finals.

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Shelley Smith ESPN Reporter 

Pelicans Anthony Davis' Saturday night shoes

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Aaron Gordon tried catching a ball dropped from a drone, putting it through his legs and dunking it, but missed on two attempts. He finally got it on the third try, but settled for a 38, leaving him in last place halfway through the first round.

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Shelley Smith ESPN Reporter 

Players Capturing Derrick Jones jr dunk

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