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Lowe: How Lillard and the Blazers bounced back from that shocking sweep

Portland has started hot after last season's playoff collapse. But how high is this team's ceiling?

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Brown mum on Fultz after McConnell steps up

With Markelle Fultz losing minutes to T.J. McConnell, 76ers coach Brett Brown won't say if he's committing to either as the primary backup point guard.

Westbrook scores double-double in return, but falls to Kings

Russell Westbrook returns after having missed 5 games and leads OKC in a second-half comeback, but it wasn't enough.

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Young scores 25, dishes out 17 assists in Hawks' loss

Trae Young becomes the first rookie with at least 25 points and 15 assists in a game since Allen Iverson in 1997 as the Hawks lose to the Clippers.

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AD drops 29 points, grabs 9 rebounds in Pelicans win

Anthony Davis nearly registers a double-double, scoring 29 and snagging 9 rebounds in the Pelicans' 140-126 victory over the Spurs.

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Embiid drops 33 in Sixers' win

Joel Embiid scores 33 points and grabs 17 rebounds to help the Sixers beat the Suns 119-114.

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Giannis' double-double powers Bucks to win

Giannis Antetokounmpo throws down a bevy of slams while recording 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Bucks top the Nuggets.

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LeBron returns home to Cleveland

On Wednesday night, LeBron James will play in Quicken Loans Arena but this time, he will be playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Kemba's 43 fuel Hornets to win over Celtics

Kemba Walker scores 43 points, his second consecutive game with 40+ points as the Hornets take down the Celtics at home 117-112.

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Butler, Iverson share embrace after Sixers' win

76ers newcomer Jimmy Butler and NBA great Allen Iverson share a long hug after the Sixers' 119-114 win over the Suns.

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Middleton knocks down the dagger 3

Khris Middleton puts the game out of reach late in the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer.

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Bogdanovic sets up Cauley-Stein jam with unique assist

Bogdan Bogdanovic sneaks a pass through Steven Adams' legs to Willie Cauley-Stein who hammers it home.

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Randle banks it in from behind the back

Julius Randle drives into the paint and tosses it up behind his back for an incredible score.

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Gasol feeds Conley for backdoor layup

Mike Conley cuts backdoor and Marc Gasol throws him a bounce for an easy lay-in to tie the Mavericks in the 4th quarter.

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Tearful Tim Cahill says goodbye to Australia

Martin Boyle may have bagged a brace on his starting debut for Australia, but the night was all about Tim Cahill as the legendary No. 4 retired.

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Boyle strikes twice as Australia farewell Cahill with Lebanon

Australia bid farewell to totemic forward Tim Cahill with a comfortable 3-0 win over Lebanon in their last friendly on home soil before their Asian

Arnold: Australia player pool will continue to get deeper

Graham Arnold recalls how Martin Boyle came to his attention at Hibs and discusses his outlook for the younger Australian players.

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Tim Cahill's Australia career ends on a high note

Tim Cahill was given a rousing sendoff by the Australian fans and teammates during his final international appearance.

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Turnovers trump TDs to spoil Mahomes' night

Patrick Mahomes threw for a career-high 478 yards and a Monday Night Football record six touchdowns, but he lost two fumbles and threw three INTs.

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Rams beat Chiefs in an all-time classic

The Rams and Chiefs score the most points in Monday Night Football history, with Jared Goff connecting with Gerald Everett for the go-ahead TD.

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Everett walks the tightrope for 40-yard TD from Goff

Gerald Everett shows off his fancy footwork by staying inbounds for a 40-yard go-ahead touchdown from Jared Goff in the fourth.

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Houston to media: 'Don't put loss' on Mahomes

Justin Houston gets frustrated with the media for being critical of Patrick Mahomes and says it's a team effort and not just one guy's fault.

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Joyner comes up with game-sealing INT

Patrick Mahomes tries to send a pass downfield, but goes right into the hands of Lamarcus Joyner for the interception as the Rams to go on to win.

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Mahomes on loss: 'It sucks ... but we control our own destiny'

Patrick Mahomes express his thoughts on the Chiefs tough 54-51 loss to the Rams and details how his team can maintain atop the AFC.

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McVay details Rams' game-winning drive vs. Chiefs

Sean McVay breaks down the Rams' game-winning drive and credits Jared Goff's "poise and confidence" in Los Angeles' 54-51 win over the Chiefs.

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Goff calls 54-51 win over Chiefs 'unbelievable'

Jared Goff says he felt confident during the Rams' game-winning drive to win 54-51 in the highest scoring Monday Night Football game in history.

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Mahomes throws 6 TDs, sets MNF record

Patrick Mahomes breaks the record for passing touchdowns in a Monday Night Football game with six vs. the Rams.

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Hill uses quick first step to beat Shields for TD

Tyreek Hill blows past Sam Shields and gets open for a 25-yard touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes.

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NBA

NBA Power Rankings: More Jimmy drama and the rising Thunder

Where are the Sixers after Jimmy Butler's late-game heroics? And see why the Thunder -- even without Russell Westbrook -- are climbing the charts

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Sources: Wall, Beal fair game in Wiz trade talk

Every Wizards player, including John Wall and Bradley Beal, is available in trade talks, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Warriors trying to keep perspective after dramatic week

The Warriors have lost four of their past five games, but they see this as an opportunity to come together.

NRL

Valentine Holmes

Sharks release Holmes to pursue NFL career

The Sharks have officially released Valentine Holmes from the final year of his contract, allowing him to pursue a career in the NFL.

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NFL transition far from elementary for Holmes

With the bright lights of the NFL in his eyes, Valentine Holmes is set to embark on an exciting journey, but as those before him can attest, making the transition from rugby league to American football is far from easy.

Wade Graham backs Valentine Holmes

Sharks teammate Wade Graham has backed Valentine Holme's NFL move

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Valentine Holmes poised for NFL switch

Sharks star Valentine Holmes is reportedly pursuing a switch to the NFL following a meeting in the United States.

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Maradona dances after team reaches Ascenso semi-final

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Putting a bow on it: Shoe toss costs Heat G $25K

Heat guard Josh Richardson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for tossing his shoe into the crowd.

How did he miss from there? And again?!

To miss one open goal is unfortunate, but to miss two just moments apart is... well, just ask Lesotho forward Tumelo Khutlang.

AFL DRAFT

AFL Draft Power Rankings: Two new names in top 10

Two new faces break into the top 10, while some highly touted prospects tumble down the order in Chris Doerre's final AFL Draft Power Rankings for 2018.

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AFL Draft: Live Q&A with Chris Doerre

Want some last-minute guidance and insight into this year's AFL Draft? Join Chris Doerre on Wednesday evening to discuss the who, what, where, when and why of this year's draft.

AFL Phantom Draft: Rounds 1, 2, 3

The AFL Draft is fast approaching and ESPN expert Chris Doerre has reached into his crystal ball to predict the first three rounds of this year's event.

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