LeBron turns block into points (0:33)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James has 16 points on 6-for-7 shooting early on. The Cavs lead 25-18 with 3:48 to go in the first quarter in Detroit. He has his 3-ball working, going 3-for-3 from deep so far.

LeBron turns steal into coast-to-coast and-1 (0:23)
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Indians add five players to 40-man roster

The Indians claimed 2B Rob Refsnyder off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday. In addition, Cleveland selected the contracts of infielders Willi Castro, Yu Chang, Eric Stamets and RHP Julian Merryweather from Triple-A Columbus, and designated LHP Kyle Crockett and RHP Dylan Baker for assignment.


Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy on the day's news involving President Donald Trump and the sports world.


Crow exchanging jerseys with Gipson

The Next Level talks about Isaiah Crowell deciding to trade jersey's with former Browns player Tashaun Gipson and if it angered them.

2006 edition of Ohio State-Michigan is legendary (0:37)

Lakers, Butler iced, Embiid and Sixers, Isaiah

Cassidy Hubbarth, Chiney Ogwumike, Andrew Han and Ohm Youngmisuk talk about the Lakers (2:30), if the circus around Lonzo matches early LeBron (13:15), Jimmy Butler getting iced (23:50), Embiid shade investigation (29:40), Sixers (35:10) and Isaiah Thomas (49:05).

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer said today in his press conference that the rivalry game against Michigan is not a "one week deal." Rather that he and his coaches have been preparing for this game all year. "We're not just starting our film study for the week," Meyer said. "That's been going on for a long time." When asked a similar question, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh stated that he and his staff have done much of the same because of the magnitude that this rivalry brings.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

DE Emmanuel Ogbah is mobile with his broken foot in a boot. Ogbah said the injury was non-contact. It will require surgery. He said rehab will be three-to-four months.

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Remembering Terry Glenn

Glenn came out of nowhere to become an All-American at Ohio State as a junior, on his way to being a top-10 pick by the Patriots. He tallied 8,823 receiving yards and 44 TDs for three different NFL teams, with one of those scores being Tom Brady's first career TD pass.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome & Omar Vizquel headline 19 first-timers on the writers' Hall of Fame ballot announced Mon. Among 14 holdovers from the ‘17 ballot are Trevor Hoffman, Vlad Guerrero, Edgar Martinez, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mike Mussina, Curt Schilling, Manny Ramirez & Sammy Sosa. Results are to be announced 1/24.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan's quarterback for its game against Ohio State this weekend remains a question mark. Brandon Peters is going through concussion protocol and will be evaluated again Monday. Jim Harbaugh says he's not sure if Wilton Speight will be cleared for contact in practice this week.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Ty Lue said something at Monday's shootaround that should make some Cavs fans happy. With four rotation players out, he's going to give the rookie a shot: "Cedi (Osman)," Lue said when asked who in his lineup will get more playing time other than Jose Calderon. "If we add a second guy it'd be Cedi."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James reflected on the playoff battles with the Detroit Pistons early in his career at shootaround ahead of the Cavs' game against Detroit on Monday: "It helped me out with my development, with my mental side of the game as well. Worked my mental toughness, my physical toughness, my competitive nature, going against those teams. Understanding what you need in order to be successful, or how to win, how to compete. They definitely have a chapter in my book."

Illustrations by Zach Shuta

An illustrated guide to rivalry week

Some games, like Alabama-Auburn, have major playoff implications. Others, like Ole Miss-Mississippi State, are just about good, old-fashioned hatred. But either way, these are the battles this weekend that make college football great.