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James scores 51 points, Lakers roll past Heat

LeBron James scored 51 points against his former club and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 113-97 on Sunday night.

DeRozan help Spurs extend Warriors' skid

LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 18 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs fended off a late rally to beat short-handed Golden State 104-92 on Sunday night, extending the Warriors' skid to three games.

Lillard scores 40, leads Trail Blazers past Wizards

Damian Lillard scored 40 points, C.J. McCullom added 25 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Washington Wizards 119-109 on Sunday.

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UEFA Nations League

Talking points and insights

Kane targets trophy to end England drought

Harry Kane has said England must take their opportunity to win the UEFA Nations League after reaching the semifinals next summer.

Belgium forgot to defend in Swiss rout

Some players felt the World Cup semifinalists might have got carried away after they went two goals ahead after only 17 minutes.

Santos: Ronaldo still a part of Portugal's future

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos insists Cristiano Ronaldo is still part of the team's future and is satisfied his side reached the final phase of the Nations League.


Bears prove they're back, assume control of NFC North

Chicago delivered the impressive win it needed to silence its critics, shutting down the Vikings and setting its sights on a division crown.

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Vikings' prime-time struggles continue in loss at Chicago

The Vikings got off to a very slow start Sunday night, leading to familiar results -- a loss in prime time and another setback in Chicago.

Jackson intercepts Cousins, takes it to the house

Kirk Cousins is off the mark on his pass to Laquon Treadwell, and Eddie Jackson picks it off, taking it all the way back to make it 22-6 Bears.


Jackson talks the importance of turnovers

Bears safety Eddie Jackson breaks down his pick-6 vs. the Vikings and explains why the Bears are looking to build off the victory.


Zimmer, Cousins sum up Vikings' shortcomings in loss

Mike Zimmer and Kirk Cousins break down some of the reasons the Vikings couldn't pull things together to defeat the Bears.


Trubisky: Bears must 'stay hungry, stay humble'

Mitchell Trubisky reflects on the Bears' 25-20 win over the Vikings, and breaks down what his team has to do down the stretch of the playoff hunt.


Bears' defense wreaks havoc in win over Vikings

The Bears' defense causes two sacks and three turnovers, including a pick-6, in their 25-20 win over the Vikings at Soldier Field.


Amos caps off 1st half with INT

Kirk Cousins makes an errant throw, and Adrian Amos makes the easy interception to keep it 14-0 Bears at the break.


Miller goes low to scoop up 18-yard TD pass

Mitchell Trubisky throws to the end zone for Anthony Miller, who makes a sliding catch to make it 11-0 Bears following the 2-point conversion.


Harris skies for leaping INT

Mitchell Trubisky tries to go deep to Taylor Gabriel, but Anthony Harris times his leap perfectly for the acrobatic takeaway.


Mack strips Cook and secures recovery

Khalil Mack jars the ball free from Dalvin Cook and scoops it up to keep the Vikings off the scoreboard.



Week 11

NFL Week 11 takeaways: Steelers, Texans pad division leads

The playoff picture got a bit clearer at the top, while the wild-card races now seem quite muddled. NFL Nation dives into Week 11.

Saints' historic offense maintains incredible pace in rout

With 144 points over the past three weeks, including 48 against the reigning Super Bowl champs, New Orleans is showing no signs of slowing down.

Brees tosses 4 TDs in Saints' drubbing of Eagles

Drew Brees throws for 363 yards and four touchdown passes as the Saints win their 9th straight and demolish the Eagles 48-7.


Rosen and Fitzgerald connect in loss to Raiders

Josh Rosen throws a trio of touchdowns, including two to Larry Fitzgerald in a 23-21 loss to the Raiders.


Kamara gets in on the action in 4th

Drew Brees lofts a perfect pass to Alvin Kamara on the sideline for a 37-yard touchdown to add onto the Saints' lead over the Eagles.


Lindsay drives in a 3-yard touchdown

Phillip Lindsay bounces outside and runs in a 4-yard touchdown to give the Broncos a 20-19 lead early in the fourth.


Carlson's FG wins it for Raiders

Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson puts the kick directly through the uprights giving the Raiders a 23-21 win.


Gruden says Smith fractured tibia, fibula

Jay Gruden announces that Alex Smith is done for the season after breaking in his tibia and fibula.


Zeke: Cowboys have 'good momentum' heading into Thanksgiving

Ezekiel Elliott talks about the Cowboys' 22-19 win over the Falcons and looks ahead to the division rival Washington Redskins.


Cowboys beat Falcons on last-second FG

Brett Maher's walk-off field goal gives Dallas the 22-19 win over the Atlanta Falcons.


Smith carted off following gruesome leg injury

Alex Smith gets carted off the field in a boot after suffering a serious leg injury on a sack from J.J. Watt.


Alex Collins fights his way into the end zone

Alex Collins rushes for a 7-yard touchdown to give the Ravens a 7-0 lead over the Bengals.


Africa Cup of Nations

Cameroon 2019 qualification

Mahrez double seals Algeria's Afcon place

Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria qualified for next year's Africa Cup of Nations, while Guinea, Mauritania and Ivory Coast joined them.

Jordan Ayew returns to fire Ghana past Ethiopia

Jordan Ayew returned to score twice as Ghana took a step towards the Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-0 win away in Ethiopia.

Zambia out of AFCON running after Mozambique defeat

The 2012 champions fell to a 1-0 loss away from home and will miss next year's tournament.

ATP Finals

One setback won't take away from Novak Djokovic's comeback to stardom

Yes, Novak Djokovic fell in the ATP World Finals championship match, but his season will go down as perhaps the most important of his career.

The Ivan Lendl effect on Alexander Zverev is no laughing matter

Behind every great player is often a great coach. Such is the case for ATP World Tour Finals winner Alexander Zverev and his coach, Ivan Lendl.

Zverev humbled after winning 'biggest title' of his career

Alexander Zverev says he's thankful to Novak Djokovic after beating the world No. 1 6-4, 6-3 at the ATP Finals to close out the season.



Howell wins RSM Classic to end 11-year drought

Charles Howell III made a 15-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Patrick Rodgers on Sunday in the RSM Classic to end an 11-year victory drought.

Thompson wins, Jutanugarn earns season honors

Lexi Thompson wins the CME Group Tour Championship, but Ariya Jutanugarn claims yearlong honors

Molinari crowned Race to Dubai champion

Francesco Molinari is crowned the European Tour's No. 1 player after Tommy Fleetwood failed to win the season-ending tournament.

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News and insight

Usyk mulling heavyweight, cruiserweight options

Undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk is headed to the heavyweight division eventually but not for a clash with unified world titleholder Anthony Joshua in April and not necessarily for his next fight, Usyk manager Egis Klimas told ESPN.

Dominant Mary Kom punches past jitters to make World quarters

At 35, Mary Kom still feels the butterflies in her stomach before a bout. However, she leaves them all behind before stepping on to the ring, as her opponent on Sunday would find out.

Canelo's motivation: MSG, shot at history, fan-friendly deal

The Mexican champion is hyped at the opportunity to fight and make history in New York in a title bout that he believes will bring him closer to his fans -- thanks to his new deal.

Manchester United

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  • Jose Mourinho's Last Stand

    Deliberate isolation. Petty feuds. Constant turmoil. The Manchester United manager wouldn't have it any other way.

Ranking your NBA team's 2018-19 drama

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  • NBA Cover Gallery

    Is there any Stranger Thing than what the Lakers did this summer? Is there anyone Leftover in Cleveland? Did we just turn all 30 NBA teams into TV dramas? Yes ... yes, we did.

Football: Essentials

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    Updated tables from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.

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  • Upcoming fixtures

    Keep track of all the important upcoming fixtures in the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.

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  • Latest scores

    Results and scores from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.

Move Over, Batman!

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  • Inked: Neymar's new comic book

    PSG star Neymar was the muse for the main character of a new comic book series, "Inked," in which tattoos come alive to help fight crime.

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