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Follow live: Vikings-Lions open Thanksgiving Day play

This NFC North showdown features a Detroit team that’s won four straight Thanksgiving Day games at Ford Field against a first-place Minnesota team riding a six-game winning streak.

Mbah a Moute's plus-57 best in NBA since 2001

The Rockets outscored the Nuggets by a 93-36 margin with Luc Mbah a Moute on the floor. His plus-57 is the best plus-minus recorded in any NBA game in the past two decades.

KD: Testy interactions with Westbrook 'just ball'

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both downplayed their fiery matchup in the Thunder's win over the Warriors on Wednesday night, with Durant saying, "It's not about who was in each other's faces."

NCAA concussion settlement faces challenge

A little noticed but unprecedented court ruling could rip the lid off of the NCAA's concussion settlement by putting a fundamental question back on the legal table: Does the organization that covers collegiate sports have a duty to care for its athletes?

Pop: Never seen an injury like Leonard's before

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he has "never" in his career seen any of his players deal with the quadriceps injury that is currently hampering veterans Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker.

Volunteers dismiss WR Jennings after IG rant

Tennessee has dismissed wide receiver Jauan Jennings from the team after he ripped the Volunteers' coaching staff in a profanity-laced video posted on Instagram. Jennings used the words "lying," "fake" and "snake" to describe the coaches.

LeBron gets stitches, then erupts for 23 in 4th

Cavs star LeBron James had to receive stitches to close a gash above his lip in the third quarter, but he returned with a fury, scoring 23 points in the fourth to help Cleveland win 119-109 over the Nets.

Matthew Berry: Love, Hate and pardon the turkeys

Berry is feeling magnanimous and invites readers to forgive themselves for their poor fantasy decisions this season, and he helps set the table for Week 12 with his weekly loves and hates.

The NFL's top Thanksgiving performances: Remember that time...

O.J. Simpson's 273 rushing yards in 1976, Jim Benton's 303 receiving yards in 1945, Peyton Manning's six TDs in 2004. Who else makes the list?

The special connection between Isaiah Thomas and 'the bravest boy in the world'

At the Cavs' annual "Big Shots and Little Stars" fundraiser, the shortest player in the NBA found inspiration in 5-year-old Gavin Heileman, who has been fighting cancer for two years and takes pride in being the shortest person in his class.

Kevin Durant: 'It's not about me and Russ'

Following another contentious meeting in Oklahoma City, Wanda Durant told ESPN that she'd like to see the relationship between her son and Russell Westbrook mended, but she doesn't know when or if that will happen.

How Under Armour learned from past mistakes to make the Curry 4

In the aftermath of the Warriors' 2016 NBA Finals loss -- and the roasting of the Curry 2 Low "Chef" edition -- Under Armour went back to the drawing board to rebuild Stephen Curry's signature sneaker.

Drawing up four backyard plays to dominate your Turkey Bowl

You know what really takes the edge off on Thanksgiving? Giving a good, old-fashioned football beatdown before dinner. Our X's and O's guru runs through the plays that will help you beat your loved ones.

Tackling Thanksgiving dinner with the TB12 Method

Patriots superfan Katie Nolan hosts some of her new ESPN colleagues for a holiday meal fit for five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.

NFL Insiders predict: Week 12 upsets, flops, QB-needy teams, more

We know the Browns should draft a quarterback. But who else should? Will the Broncos finally snap their six-game losing streak? And what should fans be thankful for?

This Egg Bowl might be the nastiest Thanksgiving get-together ever

Other rivalries can keep their conference titles or playoff scenarios. This Egg Bowl will be the culmination of two years of NCAA investigations, lawsuits, recruiting scandals and a fired coach, taking Mississippi State-Ole Miss to another level.

How the UCF-USF rivalry became the hottest ticket in Florida

Forget about Florida State vs. Florida, at least for this season. Friday's game between unbeaten UCF and 9-1 South Florida is the hottest ticket in the state this weekend, with implications for the Group of 5 spot in a New Year's Six bowl.

Playoff stakes for the 10 biggest rivalry week games

If there was minimal change in the CFP top 25 this week, anticipate seismic shifts during rivalry week.

80 for 80: Everything you need to know about PK80

The field is loaded: Duke, UNC, Michigan State, Gonzaga and more. There are two brackets with names like Bagley, Bridges and Bamba. We give you a full rundown (yes, 80 things!) to set up a March-like event in November.

Who, me?! Why your team's next closer will probably be a total surprise -- even to him

Where do closers come from? By next September, you'll likely be rooting for a fireman who wasn't the closer in April -- and very well could be a pitcher you've never heard of who had never before recorded a major league save.

Shohei Ohtani's role as a pitcher and hitter will be revolutionary

What he wants to do hasn't been seen in Major League Baseball since Babe Ruth. How could teams structure his playing time as a rotation and lineup regular?

Likely landing spots for Ohtani

The path is clear for the "Japanese Babe Ruth" to play in the majors in 2018. Here are seven teams that have a chance at securing his talents.

Sonnen breaks down Bellator's World Grand Prix opening round

With Bellator MMA's World Grand Prix officially set, one of its competitors, Chael Sonnen, helps assess the field.

Long live the Butt Fumble: Inside the NFL's king of bloopers

Think we've put this, ahem, behind us? Think again. On its fifth anniversary, we proudly present the definitive oral history of the best worst play in football.

Sports history is littered with Butt Fumble-like blunders

Cringeworthy gaffes have been a part of sports lore long before Mark Sanchez ran into a teammate's backside. Here are some of the most bizarre blunders ever.

NFL MVP poll: Why it's Carson Wentz's award to lose

Tom Brady is having another MVP-caliber season, but Wentz is the one who has led his team to the best record. Then there's Drew Brees and ... who else? Here are our experts' favorites.

Power Rankings: Why each team should be thankful

For this week's Power Rankings, we took a Turkey Day angle, listing what each team should be thankful for as the tryptophan works its magic.

Most exciting team in the league is ... the Devils?

Youth, speed, skill and inexperience make the Devils and the Leafs two of the most thrilling teams to watch night in and night out, but don't forget about those high-flying Blues!

Hot stove stock watch: Which contenders should buy? Which pretenders should sell?

As baseball's front offices write out their offseason shopping lists, we break down which teams are ready to go for it in 2018 -- and which would be better off preparing for the future.

Power-starved Red Sox must lure Giancarlo Stanton from Fish

Boston has lacked a true middle-of-the-order bopper since David Ortiz retired. One man could bring back fireworks to Fenway like no other.