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1hAndrea Adelson

Incredible year of Lamar Jackson ends with Heisman

Be honest: Did you know the name Lamar Jackson at the start of the 2016 season? Probably not, but the Louisville QB put together an unforgettable 2016 that landed him a Heisman.

Jackson: This one is for the fans (2:12)
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19mRamona Shelburne

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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15mChris Forsberg

Celtics plane lands safely after bomb threat hoax

Authorities met the Celtics' chartered plane on the tarmac in Oklahoma City after a bomb threat appeared to have been a hoax. A team spokesman stressed that "all is fine."

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Seattle wins first MLS Cup on PKs

The Seattle Sounders claimed their first MLS Cup, defeating Toronto FC in a penalty shootout 5-4 after extra time ended 0-0.

Frei's incredible save denies Jozy's header (0:38)
Wade unstoppable on slam against former team (0:24)
Army storms the field after beating Navy (0:53)
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11mEamonn Brennan

UCLA basketball is fun again

UCLA remains unbeaten with a win over Michigan, and does so with style. Leading the way for the Bruins was freshman Lonzo Ball.

Grayson Allen nearly destroys the rim with monstrous dunk (1:28)
29mMike Triplett

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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4dSharon 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.

High school RB has epic, Beast Mode-like TD run (0:43)
2dBrett 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.

Joshua knocks out Molina with a huge punch. (0:40)
Leicester City beats Manchester City behind Vardy's hat trick (2:09)


Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on the potential benefits of calling out your team: "I don't know. You can go either way probably. We just call it like we see it. We've always been honest and straightforward. I think players appreciate that. They don't like to be tricked or manipulated or have smoke blown at them. The truth is always better."

Frei's incredible save denies Jozy's header

Stefan Frei came up with the biggest save of MLS Cup, batting away Jozy Altidore's looping headed effort. Seattle outlasted Toronto on penalties to win their first MLS Cup despite not registering a shot on goal.


Doug McIntyre ESPN Staff Writer 

Have to wonder if the Sounders totally deserve to win MLS Cup after failing to register a shot on goal, the first time that's happened in a final in league history. Still, Seattle's run to the title is still a great story after they appeared unlikely to make the playoffs for much of the season. Have to feel for TFC captain Michael Bradley, who was immense for the hosts but missed his spot kick. My MLS Cup MVP vote went to Sounders midfielder Ozzie Alonso.

DeAndre slams home mean putback jam

DeAndre Jordan hammers home the emphatic putback dunk with Omer Asik in his way.


Doug McIntyre ESPN Staff Writer 

First time in MLS Cup history that a team (Seattle) fails to register a shot on goal.

Doug McIntyre ESPN Staff Writer 

Penalty kicks will decide MLS Cup after 120 scoreless minutes between the Seattle Sounders and host Toronto FC. Might give the edge to TFC keeper Clint Irwin here, but then this game would be over already if not for Sounder Stefan Frei's acrobatic save on Jozy Altidore in extra time.

Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

Norway's Emil Meek (9-2-1) picks up a unanimous decision win over Jordan Mein (29-11) at UFC 206. Injured his rib during the fight, but pulls off the victory in his UFC debut. For Mein, it was his first appearance since surprisingly announcing his retirement at age 25 last year.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bulls sneak out with a win. Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade combine for 59 points. Bulls have got to find more answers offensively, though. This is too much of a burden for Butler and Wade to carry all season.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets extend their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 109-87 win over Dallas. Houston made 19 three-pointers, second highest total this season. James Harden had 16 assists, one shy of his career high. He also was one rebound shy of a triple-double. He had 18 points.

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At 19 years, 337 days, Lamar Jackson is the youngest Heisman Trophy winner. He's the 4th sophomore to win the award, the first from the ACC.

Keith Law ESPN Senior Writer 

Espinosa's an upgrade for the Angels at 2b but a $5 million albatross for the Nats. Washington gets two fringe relief prospects plus the salary relief, and Trea Turner assumes his rightful place as their everyday shortstop.

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The Nationals traded Danny Espinosa to the Angels. Though Espinosa had the lowest batting average among batting-title qualifiers (.209), he brought value in other ways. He had 8 Defensive Runs Saved at SS in 2016 and ranked 3rd in MLB with 10 Defensive Runs Saved at 2B in 2015 (he'll likely play 2B for the Angels).

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Lamar Jackson says he hasn't thought about how winning the Heisman will change his life.


Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs beat the Hornets 116-105 to win their fourth straight and improve to 17-5. LeBron James, on the 2nd night of a b2b, finishes with 44p on 17-of-24 10a 9r 3s 1b; Kevin Love 22p 6r 3s; Tristan Thompson 13p 12r; Iman Shumpert 16p on 5-of-8; Kyrie Irving 11p on 4-of-13 5a. CLE shot 57.5 pct, their best percentage of the season.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Olympic gold medalist gymnast Simone Biles came to the Cavs game tonight.

Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

UFC 206 main card coming up in Toronto. The left half of this photo (Max Holloway) is fighting for an interim featherweight title. The right half (Anthony Pettis) is not, due to missing weight. Weird circumstances, but expected to be an action fight either way.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets have made at least 10 three-pointers in a NBA record 23 consecutive games. In the 22 previous games, Rockets were shooting 37.6 percent from three averaging 14.1 threes a game. Tonight against Dallas, Houston has made 15 three-pointers.

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The Warriors have trailed by as many as 30 points. Only two NBA teams have come back from a 30-point deficit over the last 20 seasons: The Kings overcame a 35-point deficit against the Bulls in December 2009, and the Lakers overcame a 30-point deficit against the Mavericks in December 2002.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade scored 11 points in the third quarter and has 22 on the night. He carried the Bulls offensively in stretches and looks pumped up to play against his former teammates. As usual, Wade and Butler doing the heavy lifting for Bulls.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston leads Dallas, 86-69, after three quarters. Rockets have made 14 three-pointers. Trevor Ariza and Eric Gordon have combined for nine 3s.

Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

UFC light heavyweight Misha Cirkunov (13-2) earns his eighth consecutive victory at UFC 206 in Toronto. Cirkunov knocked Nikita Krylov down with a left hand and finished him via guillotine choke. One of the top prospects at 205 pounds, Cirkunov said he wants to fight someone like former champion Shogun Rua next.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino and quarterback Lamar Jackson pose with the Heisman Trophy after Jackson became the first player in school history to win the award.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Memphis' David Fizdale is a strong frontrunner for December coach of the month honors. Minus two max players, the Grizzlies are 5-0 and up big on Golden State.

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The Warriors trail by 23 points. The last time the Warriors trailed by at least 20 points at halftime was Dec. 3, 2013, at the Rockets (61-37, 24 points). Golden State has led an opponent by at least 20 points at the half 32 times since then.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say control over licensing and player likenesses has emerged as a significant issue in the latter stages of NBA labor talks.