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Will LeBron choose the Lakers, Rockets, Cavs or a mystery team?

LeBron James welcomes the Lakers to Cleveland on Thursday night. Is he taking the court against his future teammates, or will "LeBron to L.A." remain the stuff of Hollywood fiction? (read more)

Source: Giants fine Apple for tweeting 'mistake'

Eli Apple hopes to play against the Eagles after the Giants cornerback tweeted during last week's loss, despite knowing it was against the rules. A source said he was fined. (read more)

Jets OC: We ran up white flag in Broncos' rout

Jets offensive coordinator John Morton acknowledged on Thursday that he just wanted to run out the clock with the team down 23-0 in the fourth quarter Sunday because he felt the Jets "didn't have a chance" to rally against the Broncos. (read more)

UCF RB Killins: Auburn in for 'rude awakening'

UCF running back Adrian Killins Jr. says the Knights will have a leg up on Auburn in the speed department because as a whole, SEC teams "don't have a lot of speed." (read more)

No charges filed against OU top RB Anderson

No charges will be filed against Oklahoma Sooners running back Rodney Anderson, the Cleveland County (Oklahoma) District Attorney announced Thursday. Anderson was accused of rape by a woman earlier this month. (read more)

Steelers' Shazier still in hospital, starting rehab

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier continues his recovery in a Pittsburgh hospital after last week's spinal stabilization surgery. He has begun physical rehabilitation. (read more)

Browns GM: Predecessor didn't get real players

New Browns general manager John Dorsey told ESPN Cleveland Radio that Sashi Brown failed to get "real players" for Hue Jackson, and that cutting Kenny Britt was an easy decision. (read more)

The 10 most effective #ProBowlVote tweets

What follows are the 10 posts that got the most retweets during public Pro Bowl voting, based on ESPN research. (read more)

Berry's Love/Hate for Week 15

Matthew Berry reaches into the Star Wars universe to give you the advice and encouragement you need to win. (read more)

Barnwell: Ranking the NFL's best and worst potential coach openings

A super-talented 22-year-old quarterback and a few defensive stars? The Texans' job is intriguing if Bill O'Brien doesn't return. Bill Barnwell sorts the coaching jobs that could come open in 2018. (read more)

Winter Meetings Daily: Is Manny Machado on his way out of Baltimore?

The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are hearing today. (read more)

Who can make an offer for Machado the Orioles can't refuse?

Almost everyone could use the O's star, but only a few clubs have enough to land him. From one-year rentals to long-term homes, here are the best fits. (read more)

The Red Sox didn't get their man at the winter meetings. Will they -- and when?

Boston and J.D. Martinez appear to be a perfect match. But Sox president Dave Dombrowski and agent Scott Boras are locked in a hot-stove stalemate. (read more)

NFL Insiders predict: Upsets, flops, teams facing crucial drafts, more

The Bears traded up for Mitchell Trubisky, and now they need to build around him. Plus: Can the Steelers upset the Patriots? Our experts weigh in. (read more)

Browns, Bills and 49ers are set up for big draft

Three teams traded up to select their quarterbacks of the future in 2017. Now three others are armed with lots of capital, but not all will take a QB. (read more)

The ultimate College Football Playoff preview

The CFP semifinals feature four blue bloods, the Heisman Trophy winner, three elite defenses and one team going for back-to-back titles. Here's everything to know about these epic matchups. (read more)

Players who could surprise in bowl season

Intriguing matchups and unfamiliar opponents can lead to new stars emerging from bowl season. Here are a few who could surprise. (read more)

2017 college football quotes of the year

Mike Leach on weddings, Nick Saban on ripped jeans, Lane Kiffin on just about everything else. It was an unforgettable year for coaching sound bites, and these are the best of the bunch. (read more)

Football's next generation -- Star Wars: The Last Jedi-style

Drawing inspiration from the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", we select the best players under 21 who are primed to rule the football galaxy. (read more)

Thursday Night Football is likely here to stay, whether players like it or not

Broncos-Colts is the last TNF game of the season, but it's going to be back in 2018 and beyond. Here's why. (read more)

Brady vs. Big Ben by the numbers: A study in dominance; shot at redemption

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has the weapons to stack up favorably against the GOAT on Sunday, but history is against him. (read more)

Will Stanton and Judge become the most prolific slugging duo of all time?

A look back at the power-hitting duos of history proves it: We've never seen anything quite like the pairing of Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge. (read more)

Cardinals must add more than Ozuna to join NL elite

If the Cardinals want to keep up with the mini-dynasties brewing in Chicago and Los Angeles, Marcell Ozuna is a great start. But another signing -- say, Manny Machado or Josh Donaldson -- could return St. Louis to elite status in the NL. (read more)

Run the Table 2.0 would rank high among Aaron Rodgers' feats

The Packers QB will play Sunday for the first time since he broke his right collarbone on Oct. 15, and Green Bay has no room for error. (read more)

Packers have legitimate playoff hopes with Rodgers' recovery

On the 12th day of December, the Packers' No. 12 got the clearance he needed to help the team make one final push for the playoffs. (read more)

Mike Daum is the star you haven't heard of that everybody wants

Mike Daum has made a name for himself at South Dakota State, an honorable mention All-American who is drawing NBA attention. But he has a choice to make: Will he finish his career at the place that made him or make a grad-transfer move to a Power 5? (read more)

Blackbelts for Butterflies brings jiu-jitsu community together to bring light to the darkness of Sandy Hook

Rich McKeegan's son was born on the same morning as the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Through his love of jiu-jitsu, and the support of hundreds, McKeegan and Blackbelts for Butterflies honor the memory of Dylan Hockley through special needs causes. (read more)

Power Rankings: Recasting each NHL team as a Star Wars character

The Lightning as Rey? The Penguins as the Death Star? We channeled our love for both hockey and a galaxy far, far away to identify the Star Wars character who best embodies each team. (read more)

How to fix the Penguins' woes

Pittsburgh is a team with a lot of miles on its tires. Our writers offer ideas to help the Pens get back in gear, including: make a trade, score more even-strength goals -- and keep passing the puck to Phil Kessel. (read more)

Bet on Golden Knights to make postseason

How many of the teams that didn't make the playoffs last season will be there this April? The Devils have doubters and not everyone is sold on the Stars or the Islanders, but Vegas' odds look good. (read more)