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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski was carted off with an apparent leg injury late in the fourth quarter.

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Pats' Gronkowski carted off field with leg injury

Rob Gronkowski was carted off the field after suffering an apparent injury to his right leg Sunday. It could prove to be the most crippling injury to the injury-plagued Patriots.

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Seahawks lose TE Graham (knee) for season

In the fourth quarter, Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham tore the patella tendon in his right knee. Coach Pete Carroll said he'll need surgery and is out for the season.

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Rodgers pans team's prep, denies players meeting

Speaking to reporters Sunday, Aaron Rodgers was critical of the Packers' preparation and denied the assertion made during an NBC telecast that the team recently held a players-only meeting.

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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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Broncos take lead with Osweiller TD

Brock Osweiller led the Broncos for a go-ahead touchdown drive on a 5-play, 83-yard TD capped off with a 4-yard pass to Andre Caldwell. Denver leads 24-21 with 1:09 left in the game. Follow live

Lakers storming back on Pacers

Julius Randle rumbled down the lane for a jam and Los Angeles has closed a double-digit deficit to 6 points with just over 6 minutes left in the game. Paul George leads all scorers with 27 points while Nick Young has 19 off the bench for L.A. Follow live

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski was carted off the field after remaining down on the field following an incomplete pass with 2:49 remaining in the game. Quarterback Tom Brady and Bill Belichick came over to check on Gronkowski, who was immediately writhing in pain as he landed. Gronkowski is obviously a vital part of the Patriots offense and his potential absence would dramatically alter the complexion of the rest of the season.

Gronkowski leaves with knee injury

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski left the field on a cart after suffering a right leg injury when attempting a catch against Denver. Before he left, Gronkowski had six catches for 88 yards and TD.

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Tom Brady standing over Gronkowski, concerned. Matthew Slater, special teams captain, down on one knee praying. Cart coming out.

Kobe's 81-point game on SportsCenter

With Kobe Bryant's announcement that he will retire after the season, SportsCenter is re-airing highlights of the Mamba's 81-point game vs. the Raptors in 2006 -- the second-highest scoring game in NBA history. Coming up on SportsCenter

Dunn powering Providence vs. Sparty

Kris Dunn found a way to sneak this pass into Rodney Bullock for the lay-in. Providence is holding a slight lead over No. 3 Michigan State in the 2nd half on ESPN2.


Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak on watching Kobe struggle this season: "Like everybody else, I go back and forth. I talk to Kobe about it and he says its timing and getting my legs under me and conditioning, getting used to playing with different players. And I buy in. Then I watch the games on TV and I read the paper and I remind myself that hes 37 years old and maybe its more than that. So I go back and forth on it."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets set a franchise record by holding the Dolphins to 12 rushing yards -- yes, 12. The Jets made a change at outside linebacker. Demario Davis, an every-down player for the first 10 games, was used in a rotation with Erin Henderson. They alternated series. "You have to earn playing time around here," Todd Bowles said, "and Erin has done that."

Pacers lead Lakers 80-65 after 3 quarters

Kobe Bryant scored 25 points and collected 4 steals and 4 rebounds on Nov. 29, 2005. Tonight, Bryant is stuck at 6 points, 2 rebounds 2 assists and a steal in 26 minutes. Follow live


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked what he learned from Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard laughed then said next question. He did praise Bryant in an earlier question.

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Kristaps Porzingis on Dwight Howard dunk: "He got me." He asked teammates when NY plays HOU next next because "I want to get him back."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

A muffed punt by undrafted rookie WR Chris Harper, which the Broncos recovered early in the fourth quarter, was turned into a touchdown as Denver has sliced the Patriots lead to 21-14. The Patriots would normally have Julian Edelman or Danny Amendola back to field the punt in that situation, but both are out with injuries. Harpers muff could ultimately be a turning point in the game, as the Patriots had looked ready to take control at that point.

Brady ties Marino with long TD pass

With Tom Brady's 63-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Bolden in the 4th quarter against Denver, it marked his 420th career TD pass, which ties Dan Marino for 3rd all-time.


Rockets escape with win in overtime

James Harden scores 26 points, but his assist to Trevor Ariza for a 3-pointer in overtime is what secures Houston's 116-111 win.


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Brandon Bolden's 63-yard catch-and-run TD early in the fourth quarter to give the Patriots a 21-7 lead over the Broncos was a good example of the Patriots going deep into their options. Up to that point in the game, Bolden had played just nine snaps, as LeGarrette Blount (20) and James White (19) were used more at RB. Brady had connected with Bolden on an 18-yard TD against Washington on Nov. 8, also down the right side. That play had come after Dion Lewis left the game with a torn ACL.

No. 3 Spartans hold 34-32 lead at half

Denzel Valentine isn't the only star in this game as Providence's Kris Dunn showed a pretty move with a finish (Live on ESPN2).


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots lead the Broncos 14-7 after three quarters, with the teams playing a scoreless 15 minutes after halftime. Its been a field-position game, with both punters playing important roles. For the Patriots, its been a struggle on offense as they cant seem to find something that consistently works for them, in part because the running game hasnt been something they can turn to regularly. Its anyones game over the final 15 minutes (and perhaps longer).

Valentine and No. 3 Spartans in a battle

Denzel Valentine has been ridiculous in this tournament, first recording a triple-double, then scoring 32 points. But No. 3 Michigan State in a tight one against Providence (Live on ESPN2).