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Aldridge delays surgery, cites pain tolerance

Less than 48 hours after the Portland Trail Blazers announced that forward LaMarcus Aldridge would undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, the team's leading scorer and rebounder will return to action Saturday night.

posted 2015-01-24 21:42:26 by ESPN.com

Alexander, No. 11 Kansas top No. 17 Texas

Cliff Alexander had 15 points and nine rebounds, and No. 11 Kansas beat No. 17 Texas 75-62 on Saturday for a key road win in the rugged Big 12.

posted 2015-01-24 20:37:30 by ESPN.com

Sources: NHL mulls Ryder Cup-style tourney

The newly resurrected World Cup of Hockey is a jumping off point for an ambitious international calendar that will include an innovative Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the best European players taking on the best North American players.

posted 2015-01-24 20:06:06 by ESPN.com

NFLPA: Players shouldn't talk 'Deflategate'

New England Patriots players union representative Matthew Slater said Saturday that the NFLPA has advised players not to speak on the NFL's ongoing investigation regarding underinflated footballs.

posted 2015-01-24 18:13:27 by ESPN.com

Kentucky matches best start under Calipari

Devin Booker scored 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 13 and No. 1 Kentucky matched its best start under coach John Calipari with a 58-43 victory over South Carolina on Saturday.

posted 2015-01-24 15:07:32 by ESPN.com

Beloved 'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks dies at age 83

"Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He was 83.

posted 2015-01-24 12:49:19 by ESPN.com

Coach K to Uncle Sam: Plumlee to join Army

After he graduates from Duke, Marshall Plumlee will go from playing for Coach K to working for Uncle Sam.

posted 2015-01-24 12:47:52 by ESPN.com

Pacquiao making plans if Mayweather falters

As hope fades by the day that a deal will be reached for a May 2 showdown between welterweight champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, the Pacquiao camp is putting a backup plan in place.

posted 2015-01-24 12:11:23 by ESPN.com

Serena, Venus rally to reach 4th at Aussie

Serena Williams saw that older sister Venus was progressing to the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011, and it inspired her own comeback win Saturday at the Australian Open.

posted 2015-01-24 08:39:46 by ESPN.com

Durant: Don't need ASG vote to validate me

Reigning league MVP Kevin Durant says a drastic drop-off in fan votes that cost him a starting spot in next month's NBA All-Star Game won't serve as any extra motivation as he tries to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder back…

posted 2015-01-24 03:46:02 by ESPN.com

Cuban: Fan vote shows ASG system 'broken'

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban believes the NBA should ditch fan voting for the All-Star Game, saying the apathetic response is "embarrassing" and proves the system is "absolutely, positively broken."

posted 2015-01-24 03:40:11 by ESPN.com

Thompson's 37-point 3rd sets NBA record

Klay Thompson scored the most points in a quarter in NBA history, a 37-point third period that powered the Golden State Warriors to a 126-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

posted 2015-01-24 02:48:20 by ESPN.com