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Kobe announces he will retire after this season

Kobe Bryant announced he will retire after this season in a written piece on the Players' Tribune website, saying that "this season is all I have left to give."

Stephen A. not surprised by Kobe's retirement announcement (2:01)
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Seahawks top Steelers in back-and-forth battle

A high-scoring affair tilted Seattle's way thanks to three fourth-quarter touchdowns. Russell Wilson threw five TD passes to outduel Ben Roethlisberger, who had 456 passing yards.

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Keim: Redskins' resiliency leads to big win over Giants

Rookie free-agent wide receiver Quinton Dunbar shifted to cornerback this summer to fill a need in Washington's depleted roster. Before leaving Sunday with a finger injury, he came up big.

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Peterson guides NFC North-leading Vikings

The Vikings are back atop the NFC North standings in large part because of what Peterson did on Sunday, carrying 29 times for 158 yards against an Atlanta Falcons team that entered the game as the league's best against the run, writes Ben Goessling.

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Calvin Johnson: If record broken, congrats due

Should Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown or Atlanta's Julio Jones break Calvin Johnson's single-season receiving record this year, Johnson said he would offer them congratulations.

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Schlabach: LSU gets it right ... more or Les

Les Miles was carried off the field Saturday night. A last ride? Hardly. Despite weeks of speculation, his position as LSU head coach is safe.

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Ben Roethlisberger is in the NFL's concussion protocol. Uncertain when the hit occurred. Roethlisberger won't be addressing the media in the locker room.

OBJ makes another mind-blowing catch

This diving, one-handed TD grab might be the second most famous catch in Odell Beckham Jr.'s career, but it was still pretty darn good.


Shane Battier @ShaneBattier

Kobe is the greatest competitor I have ever faced. I am glad he's found peace, I don't know if we ll see another like him. Enjoy the last 66

Final: Seahawks 39, Steelers 30

  • SEA QB R. Wilson: 21-of-30, 345 yards, 5 TDs
  • SEA WR D. Baldwin: 6 rec, 145 yards,
  • PIT QB B. Roethlisberger: 36-of-55, 456 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs
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Byron on what Kobe told him: "It was so matter of fact and [he] was so at peace...it wasn't like he was agonizing about it or anything."

Highlight: Cards beat Niners, improve to 9-2

Carson Palmer's 8-yard scamper in the fourth quarter lifted Arizona over San Francisco 19-13.


Stephen A. not surprised by Kobe's call

Stephen A. Smith said of Kobe Bryant's decision to retire at the end of the season: "It was kind of predictable. ... I actually thought he would retire and not play another game based on how much he was struggling."



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Jordan draws nothing but air, twice

Why do teams intentionally foul DeAndre Jordan? This trip to the line gives the answer perfectly.


Could Sixers streak end tonight?

Philadelphia put up 36 points in the third quarter to take a 67-64 lead over Memphis. The 76ers are 0-17 and have lost 27 straight dating to last season. Follow live

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Byron Scott on Kobe: "We talked about it last night. As I told him, he kind of shocked me when he told me. Just sad more than anything."

Kobe: This is my final season

In a first-person piece on the Players' Tribune, Kobe Bryant announced that this will be his final season, writing: "This season is all I have left to give." Story

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Red Bulls face deficit vs. Crew in playoffs

New York has scored in 25 straight league games and itll need to extend that run to reach its second MLS Cup. The Red Bulls enter the second leg of the Eastern Conference finals trailing 2-0 to the Columbus Crew. Follow live

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Wilson torching Steelers' secondary

Russell Wilson found Doug Baldwin in the end zone for his fourth passing TD of the night. The last Seahawk with 4 passing TDs and 0 INTs? Matt Hasselbeck in 2009 vs. the Jaguars. Seattle leads 32-27 with just over 6 minutes left in the game Follow live


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Russell Wilson becomes the third quarterback to throw for four touchdowns on this Steelers defense, joining Tom Brady and Derek Carr.