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LeBron's debut dunk show ends with defeat in Portland

King James brought the fireworks early, but it was Lillard Time late, as the Trail Blazers spoiled LeBron's first Lakers game.

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LeBron scores 26 in debut with Lakers

LeBron's first basket with the Lakers is a dunk and finishes with 26 points along with 12 rebounds in a loss to the Blazers.

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LeBron throws down first points as Laker

LeBron James takes the steal and takes it coast-to-coast, slamming down his first bucket in a Los Angeles Laker uniform.

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LeBron: 'It's gonna take patience'

LeBron James harps on patience and development after the Lakers' 128-119 opening night loss to the Blazers.

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Stephen A.: Lakers need to improve 3-point shooting

Stephen A. Smith breaks down the Lakers' weaknesses and how they can improve their starting lineup.

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LeBron's 1st dunk as a Laker looks familiar

With a steal and one-handed jam on the break, LeBron's first dunk in his 16th season resembles his first-ever NBA slam in 2003.

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Lakers still finding their way with LeBron

Tim Legler breaks down plays from the Lakers' loss to the Blazers where other Lakers will need to step up for them to be successful.

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Stauskas nails five 3s in Blazers' win

Fifteen of Nik Stauskas' 24 points come via the 3-ball as the Blazers take down the Lakers 128-119 to spoil LeBron James' Laker debut.

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Lillard converts dagger 3-point play

Damian Lillard splits the defense and finishes through contact to give the Blazers a 124-114 lead with just over a minute to play.

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Ball hits first 3 of season

Lonzo Ball sizes up Damian Lillard and swishes a 3-pointer to narrow the Lakers' deficit to 101-100.

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Sanchez eyes Man United exit

The Chilean striker is already exploring an exit out of Old Trafford, mere months after his arrival. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Hazard could be lining up for Man United...not facing them this weekend

Sir Alex Ferguson told Eden Hazard he could make him a star when recruiting him to Man Utd in 2012. Fast-forward to 2018 and Hazard has few peers.

Benintendi's catch sends Red Sox to World Series

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Red Sox on to World Series as Price flips script

David Price overcame his postseason struggles with six shutout innings as Boston won the ALCS by eliminating the defending champs.

Devers takes Verlander deep for 3-run homer

Rafael Devers hits a ball that keeps carrying to left field for a 3-run dinger in the sixth inning.

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Red Sox let the champagne flow in locker room

The Red Sox celebrate in the locker room after winning the ALCS in five games against the Astros.

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Price shuts down Astros through 6 innings

David Price surrenders three hits and strikes out nine over six scoreless innings for the Red Sox in Game 5.

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Bradley calls winning ALCS MVP 'amazing'

After being named ALCS MVP, Jackie Bradley Jr. discusses what it took to get the World Series and what he's looking forward to next.

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Price: Getting Boston to World Series 'means a lot to me'

David Price says he found something in the bullpen in Game 4 that carried into Game 5 and discusses what it means to get to the World Series.

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Martinez on winning ALCS: 'This is awesome'

J.D. Martinez praises David Price's Game 5 performance and gives his thoughts on making it to the World Series.

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Hinch tips his hat to the Red Sox

A.J. Hinch congratulates Boston, reflects on the Astro's season and discusses Jose Altuve's dedication playing through an injury.

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Teixeira: 'Red Sox are destined to win a World Series'

Mark Teixeira breaks down David Price's Game 5 performance and how their two-strike hits were devastating for the Astros bullpen.

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Gonzalez gets Astros on the board with homer

Marwin Gonzalez smacks a solo home run to left field off Matt Barnes to inch the Astros closer in the seventh inning.

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Broncos walk the walk in rout of Cardinals

Von Miller can say I told you so after the Broncos kicked the Cardinals all over the field on Thursday night.

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Rosen hurt in Cardinals' loss, awaits evaluation

Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said he is waiting for an evaluation of an injury to quarterback Josh Rosen, who went down holding his left foot in the fourth quarter of the team's blowout loss to Denver on Thursday.

Harris records second pick-6 of 1st quarter

Chris Harris Jr. picks off Josh Rosen and takes it back 53 yards for a touchdown.

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Miller says comments were meant to motivate team

Von Miller says that the Broncos were lacking confidence and hoped his message would help, and wants to keep the same mentality each week.

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Rosen knows he needs to do better

Josh Rosen talks about left his toe injury and how he can bounce back next game after a tough loss to the Broncos.

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Broncos fool Cardinals as Sanders tosses TD

Emmanuel Sanders gets the ball on a reverse and throws a deep ball to Courtland Sutton for a 28-yard score.

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Broncos back Miller's bold prediction

Earlier in the week, Von Miller predicted the domination the Broncos would levy on the Cardinals, with two interception returns for a touchdown.

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Fitzgerald tackles Warner in pregame, catches short TD

Larry Fitzgerald catches 4-yard catch for a score after tackling his former teammate Kurt Warner before the game started.

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Rosen throws pick-6 on Cardinals' second play

Josh Rosen's pass gets deflected and picked off by Todd Davis, who returns it 20 yards for a touchdown.

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Sanders front flips into the end zone after 64-yard TD

Case Keenum and Emmanuel Sanders hook up for a 64-yard touchdown putting the Broncos up 28-3.

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Formula 1

EXCLUSIVE: Lewis Hamilton is building an empire, and F1 is just the start

Lewis Hamilton is on the brink of his fifth world title but says his biggest successes are yet to come. ESPN talks to the Mercedes driver about how he plans to build a brand that goes beyond just Formula One.

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EXCLUSIVE: Rosberg says Vettel must focus on 'marginal gains' to beat Lewis

Nico Rosberg thinks Sebastian Vettel needs to step back and reanalyse his mental approach to race weekends if he wants to beat Lewis Hamilton to the Formula One championship in 2019.

NFL

Week 7 preview

Barnwell: Predicting the NFL's next record-breakers

Sorry, Drew Brees, we're interested in who will snag your passing yardage record. Let's evaluate chances for passing TDs, rushing yards and more.

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Projecting top 10 picks in 2019 NFL draft, and top needs for each

With five teams at 1-5, the race is on for next year's No. 1 pick. There's a clear favorite, according to our projections: Arizona.

Transfers

LIVE Transfer Talk: Sanchez eyes Man United exit

The Chilean striker is already exploring an exit out of Old Trafford, mere months after his arrival. Transfer Talk has the latest.

Transfer Rater: Conte to Real Madrid? Giroud to West Ham?

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol sifts through the latest rumours involving Antonio Conte, Neymar, Olivier Giroud and more.

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