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LIVE NBA: LeBron in his Lakers' home debut

LeBron James and the LA Lakers host James Harden and the Houston Rockets. Follow all the action on ESPN.

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LeBron home debut features familiar foe in Melo

While Saturday night will mark a new beginning for LeBron James, some things will feel familiar. For the third time in his career, he'll be playing against good friend Carmelo Anthony during his home debut.

CP3 shakes off Rondo for floater

Chris Paul uses his handles to shake off Rajon Rondo and then knocks down the floater.

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Lonzo drains wide-open 3-pointer

Lonzo Ball is left wide open from beyond the arc and knocks down the 3-pointer.

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LeBron feeds KCP for layup

LeBron James finds a cutting Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who eases in a layup off the glass.

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Stephenson turns away from badly missed 3-point attempt

Lance Stephenson pulls up from beyond the arc and turns his back to the rim like he made it, but the shot is way off.

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Harden breezes past LeBron for dunk

James Harden drives right past LeBron James and throws down a powerful one-handed dunk.

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Stephenson drains layup, gets Harden a technical

Lance Stephenson drives baseline for a layup and then instigates James Harden, who shoves Stephenson and gets called for a technical foul.

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Hart sinks layups on back-to-back possessions

Josh Hart drives straight to the bucket for a layup and then comes up with a steal and breaks away for another layup.

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Carmelo beats buzzer with turnaround jumper

Carmelo Anthony gets the inbounds pass and drains a jumper to beat the first-quarter buzzer.

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Carmelo knocks down 3-pointer from top of the key

Carmelo Anthony pulls up from beyond the arc and drains the 3-pointer.

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Top headlines

NBA

With no Leonard, Lowry leads Raptors past Wizards

Taking over with Kawhi Leonard getting a night off, Kyle Lowry delivered 28 points and 12 assists to help the Toronto Raptors improve to 3-0 with a victory over the Washington Wizards.

Gasol turns back the clock

Pau Gasol drives the lane for a two-handed dunk and follows it up with a 3-pointer.

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Harden breezes past LeBron for dunk

James Harden drives right past LeBron James and throws down a powerful one-handed dunk.

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Towns hits the Nowitzki-esque fadeaway in Dallas

Karl-Anthony Towns hits the fadeaway jumper made famous by Dirk Nowitzki against the Mavericks.

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Stephenson drains layup, gets Harden a technical

Lance Stephenson drives baseline for a layup and then instigates James Harden, who shoves Stephenson and gets called for a technical foul.

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Doncic drops 26 points in home debut

Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks with 26 points on 8-of-16 shooting in a victory against the Timberwolves.

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Smith drills game-winning jumper

With the game tied in the final seconds, Dennis Smith Jr. hits a pull-up jumper to put Dallas up for good.

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Hart sinks layups on back-to-back possessions

Josh Hart drives straight to the bucket for a layup and then comes up with a steal and breaks away for another layup.

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Tatum hits turnaround jumper over Hardaway

Jayson Tatum backs down Tim Hardaway Jr. and hits a fadeaway with Hardaway's hand in his face.

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Carmelo beats buzzer with turnaround jumper

Carmelo Anthony gets the inbounds pass and drains a jumper to beat the first-quarter buzzer.

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Lillard drains long 3

Damian Lillard hits a 3-pointer from near the Blazers logo at half court.

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Carmelo knocks down 3-pointer from top of the key

Carmelo Anthony pulls up from beyond the arc and drains the 3-pointer.

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NBA

Saturday'S GAMES

Powered by Puig, Dodgers muscle their way back to the World Series

Game 7 slugging and a little bit of swagger gave the Dodgers the lead they needed to finally get past the Brewers and return to the Fall Classic.

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And the L.A. celebration is on in Milwaukee as the Dodgers clinch their second straight World Series trip with a 5-1 Game 7 victory.

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Dodgers clinch 2nd consecutive World Series trip

Clayton Kershaw strikes out Mike Moustakas to send the Dodgers to their second World Series in two years.

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Puig animated after breaking game open with HR

Yasiel Puig is fired up as he rounds the bases for hitting a 3-run home run to put the Dodgers up 5-1 in Game 7.

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Kershaw on Dodgers 2018 turn around

After sitting in 3rd place as late as September, Clayton Kershaw explains the feeling of the Dodgers making it to their second straight World Series

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Puig looks for continued success vs. Boston

After a successful NLDS and NLCS, Yasiel Puig looks to carry his momentum into the World Series against Boston.

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Bellinger calls making 2nd World Series 'pretty special'

Cody Bellinger reflects on his second straight trip to the World Series in only his 2nd year in the MLB.

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Did the Brewers' bullpen magic finally run out?

Eduardo Perez and John Farrell discuss the usage of the Brewers' bullpen and the usage of Jeremy Jeffress in Game 7.

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Ball Boy takes a tumble

A ball boy takes a tumble when trying to retrieve a foul ball during Game 7 of the NLCS.

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Taylor makes run-saving catch on warning track

Chris Taylor makes a stunning catch on the warning track, stealing a game-tying RBI away from Christian Yelich.

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Buehler strikes out 7 over 4.2 innings

Walker Buehler allows 1 run and strikes out 7 over 4.2 innings of work.

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LIVE: College Football

No matter who your favourite college team is, keep up with all the action on ESPN.

Top 25 takeaways: What Ohio State's shocking loss means

Alabama dominated again, while the Wolverines look like CFP contenders after taking down Michigan State. Ohio State? No so much. What else have we learned in Week 8?

Purdue stuns undefeated Ohio State

Purdue puts up a rout of Ohio State, scoring 28 points in the fourth quarter to send the Buckeyes to their first loss.

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Purdue coach Jeff Brohm thought his team was aggressive from the start

Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm talks with Maria Taylor about his team's win over Ohio State and the inspiration his team gets from Tyler Trent.

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Purdue gets game-sealing pick-6

Purdue's Markus Bailey picks off Dwayne Haskins and returns it 41 yards for the pick-6.

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Tyler Trent is pumped about Purdue leading Ohio State

Purdue sophomore Tyler Trent, who is battling cancer is interviewed by Tom Rinaldi after Purdue takes a big lead over Ohio State.

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Purdue's Moore breaks multiple tackles to score TD

Rondale Moore catches the pass and breaks numerous tackles en route to a 43-yard touchdown.

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Purdue's Knox scores 3rd TD of the day

Purdue's D.J. Knox takes the handoff and explodes through the hole scoring the 40-yard TD.

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Purdue RB takes off for 42-yard TD run

Purdue running back D.J. Knox gets the handoff and takes off for 42 yards giving Purdue a 28-6 fourth-quarter lead.

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Purdue RB powers into end zone for TD

Purdue running back D.J. Knox follows his blocks and powers his way into the end zone for the 1-yard touchdown.

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Purdue up on No. 2 OSU at the half

Purdue's David Blough throws two touchdowns in the first half, one after a fake field goal and the Boilermakers hold a 14-3 lead.

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Week 8 Scoreboard

Must-See Moments

Michigan players jump on Michigan State logo after win

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Washington's Fuller goes full OBJ with sick one-handed catch

Aaron Fuller reaches back and snatches ball with one hand for an amazing reception.

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Michigan State pulls off 'Philly Special' for TD vs. Michigan

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Official gets trucked by Syracuse RB

In the beginning of the second quarter, Syracuse runs the ball up the middle of the field and running back Moe Neal runs an official over.

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Formula 1

US GRAND PRIX

Hamilton edges out Ferraris for U.S. Grand Prix pole

Lewis Hamilton snatched pole position at the U.S. Grand Prix in an incredibly tight qualifying session that saw both Ferraris set times within 0.070s of the lead Mercedes driver.

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'No room for error': How Lewis secured pole

When Lewis Hamilton left the garage for his qualifying lap on Saturday afternoon at the U.S. Grand Prix, he knew it would take a near-perfect lap to beat his Ferrari rivals to pole position.

What would the proposed Miami F1 track look like?

Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson tour the streets of Miami to show you how a future F1 track in the city may look.

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Must See

Gut reaction? Sale blames infection on belly ring

Chris Sale -- maybe trying to get a belly full of laughs -- blamed an infection from some belly-button bling for his recent hospital stay.

Hey Ya! Ducks get commit from Big Boi's son

Cross Patton, an elusive, versatile running back out of Woodward Academy in Atlanta has committed to Oregon as a preferred walk-on. He's the son of OutKast's Big Boi.

After summiting Mount Kilimanjaro on a bike, Samar Kahn asks, 'What's next?'

Samar Khan has been called several things, such as dreamer and daredevil, but no one could ever call her a quitter.

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