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Hensley: Ravens' Matt Schaub gets another chance to prove he belongs in NFL

Matt Schaub has a long-awaited chance to prove he still can be a productive quarterback in the NFL when he replaces the injured Joe Flacco. Watch Monday Night Countdown on ESPN/WatchESPN ahead of the Ravens-Browns at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Kobe's top 10 plays of his career (2:46)
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7hNBA Insiders

5-on-5: The best and the worst of Kobe Bryant

How high does Kobe Bryant rank among the all-time greats? What memory stands out the most? Our Insiders discuss the best and worst of the Lakers legend.

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8hBill Barnwell

Barnwell: Patriots still positioned for Super Bowl run

The Patriots suffered a loss Sunday night, but not the worst kind, given encouraging news on Gronk. The focus now should be on getting in position for January, writes Bill Barnwell.

Monmouth has the best bench in basketball (1:27)
Rewind: Kobe Bryant's 81-point night (2:35)
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12hJ.A. Adande

Adande: Why Kobe was so important to the NBA

Kobe was the bridge from the Jordan era to the likes of LeBron, Durant and Curry, imparting the lessons of His Airness to the next generation of stars.

Not Ray Lewis on how to stop Cam Newton from dabbing (1:52)
Trojans' great reaction to Helton being named head coach (0:33)
Gasol shoots header into the basket (0:20)
Belichick stares down reporter (0:19)
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Kapadia: Seahawks' Wilson taking the lead

Russell Wilson threw five TD passes Sunday while dealing with flu-like symptoms. Considering the Seahawks' larger health issues, he's going to have to keep it up.

9hMike Sando

Sando: Seattle still searching for old identity

The Seahawks went to the past two Super Bowls with an elite defense and an offense built around a punishing run game. But Seattle's winning formula has now changed for good, writes Mike Sando.

Sunday sounds from around the NFL (0:56)
#MLBFrontOffice: Zimmermann sets mark (1:07)
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2hDavid Schoenfield

Where will Johnny Cueto end up signing?

Johnny Cueto reportedly turned down a six-year, $120 million contract offer. So what would it take to sign him and who's going to step to the plate?

8hPaul Lukas

Uni Watch 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

In this year's Uni Watch Holiday Gift Guide, Paul Lukas provides some cool sports-themed gift ideas for the rabid fan in your life -- from books to bottle openers to drinking straws.

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X Games Trick Tips: Chris Joslin backside bigspin (2:40)


First pics of post-fight Rousey emerge

After keeping a low profile following her loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, Ronda Rousey finally emerged over the holiday weekend. Like most of us, she spent Thanksgiving with her family -- and even got roped into posing for a hat-themed family photo. See the pictures

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W. Michigan-MTSU to meet in Bahamas Bowl

The first of the 41 bowl matchups this postseason is set, as a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy that Western Michigan (7-5) will face Middle Tennessee State (7-5) in the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 24. Middle Tennessee accepted its bowl bid Saturday, and Western Michigan will get the official invite later this week.

NBA Power Rankings: Warriors still No. 1

Sitting at 18-0, it's no surprise the defending champions kept the throne in Marc Stein's rankings. But with a seven-game road trip looming, how long can the Dubs stay on top? Week 5 rankings

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Texans starting to string together wins

Tom Jackson said the Texans, who are riding a four-game winning streak, will only continue to improve from here: "I see this team building on what they're doing now."


Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Hornets announce Big Al out 2-3 weeks w/ calf strain. CHA gradually moving away from Al, including insome crunch times, has been interesting

Injuries continue to mount for Patriots

But New England continues to adapt without missing a beat despite losing key players on both sides of the ball. Said Keyshawn Johnson: "They'll find a way to win those games and salvage their season to the point that they get healthy again."


Monmouth has best bench in basketball

It's hard to pick the best celebration. The Human Scissors? The Katniss Everdeen? The OMG? The Human Hoop? All of them are too good!


Kentucky making plays at home

No. 1 Kentucky's Marcus Lee slammed one home off a nice pass from Isaiah Briscoe in the first half vs. Illinois State. The Wildcats have a small lead on ESPN2.


Rockets (7-10) at Pistons (8-9)

James Harden is averaging 34.5 points and shooting 44.6 percent since Houston fired Kevin McHale. They're looking for their third straight win as Detroit is trying to avoid a three-game slide. Follow live


Jefferson, UConn rolling at halftime
Women's College Basketball 

Moriah Jefferson leads all scorers with 13, including this 3-pointer, as No. 1 UConn leads Chattanooga 37-23 at the half on the road on ESPN3.

Women's College Basketball 

Redbirds' teamwork makes the dream work

Illinois State G Tony Wills poked the ball away from No. 1 Kentucky, and when he missed the breakaway layup, DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell showed up with the putback dunk on ESPN2.


Should Hasselbeck remain Colts starter?

Mike Ditka says Matt Hasselbeck's undefeated record speaks for itself: "Football is not a popularity contest. The object is to win. They're winning football games with Matt Hasselbeck. That's all that matters."


Why to watch Ravens-Browns on MNF

The Ravens and Browns may be a combined 5-15 this season, but that doesn't mean their Monday night matchup will be a dud. All 10 of the Ravens' games have been decided by 8 points or less, including a 33-30 loss to the Browns in Week 5. Lots of close MNF games

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Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Tests on Bengals' TE Tyler Eiferts neck today revealed no structural damage, but his status for Sunday is in question for now, per sources.

Illinois St. (3-4) at No. 1 Kentucky (6-0)

The top-ranked Wildcats put a 24-game winning streak at Rupp Arena on the line in its first meeting with the Redbirds, although they will be without Tyler Ulis, who injured his elbow over the weekend. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Kara Lawson @karalawson20

#1 Kentucky set to tip on ESPN2 at 7pm w/out Tyler Ulis, their most important player. Illinois State likes to bring pressure, should be fun!

Wake-Rutgers opens Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge opens with 4-2 Wake Forest, which has beaten Indiana and UCLA this season, traveling to Rutgers, which finished last in the conference last season. The Big Ten won last year's challenge 8-6. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN


An ode to Kobe Bryant, in two charts

This season, Bryant has been the worst volume shooter in the NBA. But as bad as this campaign has been, the Lakers star will be remembered as one of the most versatile scoring threats the NBA had ever seen. 2005-06 vs. 2015-16