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Odell Beckham explains why the theory that gloves give him an unfair advantage is all wrong

In his second year in the NFL, Odell Beckham Jr. has already accumulated a career's worth of jaw-dropping highlights.<p>On Sunday, the Giants wide receiver hauled in a routine, 22-yard reception against the Jets that he somehow plucked right out of midair, with one hand, on an Eli Manning pass that …

NFL
Basketball

Doyel: Stephen Curry irritated even as Warriors go 23-0

INDIANAPOLIS — It started with a shooting session that was straight silliness, Stephen Curry warming up before the game Tuesday night by wandering out to midcourt and launching six jump shots. He made four. Then he started throwing in jumpers from all over the place, then floaters, then a series of …

Basketball

Comcast's CEO explained why your internet bill will only get more expensive

"Just as with every other thing in your life — if you drive a hundred thousand miles or a thousand miles you buy more gasoline," Roberts said during Business Insider's IGNITION conference on Tuesday.<p>"If you turn on the air conditioning at 60 versus 72, you consume more electricity," he said. "The …

Televisions

NBA says traveling call missed on crucial 3-pointer in Wizards-Heat game

MIAMI -- A critical 3-pointer that helped the Washington Wizards defeat the Miami Heat should not have counted because of an uncalled traveling …

Basketball

Best to worst: Ranking the Big Ten bowl games

Big Ten fans will have to wait another 18 days before the conference begins its bowl season -- feel free to sigh right about here -- so, in the …

College Football
Football (U.S.)

This is the wrong goodbye for Kobe Bryant

Barely a week into the<p>Kobe BryantFarewell Tour, the road has forked, the bus has split, and theLakershave found themselves on two distinctly different journeys.<p>One path is being taken by Bryant, who is shooting and smiling and basking in nightly standing ovations.<p>The other path is being taken by …

Stephen Curry on copying the Warriors' way: 'You won't have the personnel'

<i>This story is part of ESPN The Magazine's Ideas of the Year Issue -- a look at the people, moves and moments that changed sports in 2015. For more,</i> …

Basketball

Five reasons the Warriors just keep winning

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Golden State Warriors, who roll into Indianapolis for a clash with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night looking for a 23-0 start …

Cubs, Ben Zobrist agree to terms on 4-year deal worth $56M

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with free-agent infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist and traded second baseman Starlin Castro to the New York …

Baseball

The NBA Has Had Enough Of The 76ers’ Bulls**t

After starting the season 1-20, the team's third-most horrible start in as many seasons, the Philadelphia 76ers announced on Monday that the team had signed Jerry Colangelo as chairman of basketball operations. General manager Sam Hinkie remains with the team, but all indications seem to imply that …

NBA

LeBron appreciating, not emulating Kobe and KG

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- For the first time in his 13-year career, LeBron James entered a season on the wrong side of 30 years old.<p>He’s played more than …

Basketball

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Mental Health

Warriors Edge Cavs in Game 1: Pictures

Cleveland Cavaliers

Big Ten Power Rankings: Offseason Edition

Email<p><i>The 2015-16 season is over five months away, but rosters across the Big Ten are nearly finalized as the late signing period is in the books, the</i> …

Skift Business Traveler: Google Maps for Mobile Gets a Major Upgrade

What to Know Now<p>Last week’s Google’s I/O event had a Christmas present for any frugal traveler: Maps, the staple smartphone functionality for any …

Google Maps

15 for '15: College football's best head coaches

15<p>Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press<p>15. Justin Fuente, Memphis<p><b>Career record: 17-20</b><br>How does a coach without a winning record earn a spot on this list? …

One Win Away: Gators Defeat Michigan in Game 1 of WCWS Championship Series

<b>Postgame Quotes</b><p><b>OKLAHOMA CITY</b> – Behind a dominant performance from senior <b>Lauren Haeger</b> at the plate and gutsy efforts from <b>Aleshia Ocasio</b> and <b>Delanie</b> …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Lawn Mowing

Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — As Iraqi forces gathered for a major new offensive to try to take back the sprawling Sunni heartland of Anbar province, Islamic State militants struck first, unleashing a wave of suicide bombings that killed at least 17 soldiers.<p>The attacks outside the extremist-held city of Fallujah …

Islam

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? A New Study Has Answers

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Research

Ruling puts Obama's immigration legacy in jeopardy

Latest legal blow could put final decision close to the end of his presidency<p>A series of setbacks and delays in the key legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration could irreparably damage his legacy on the issue, even if the Supreme Court ultimately upholds his …

Immigration

Josh Smith — the player the Pistons paid $26 million to go away — has become the Houston Rockets' biggest X factor

Smith was having a poor season, shooting 39% from the floor and 24% from three-point range, with an overall net negative rating when he was on the court.<p>However, since leaving the Pistons and joining the Houston Rockets as a free agent, he has had a revitalization.<p>Smith's versatility is key for the …

Basketball

Adrian Peterson Reportedly Considering Retirement Due to Contract Standoff

Running back Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings is very much up in the air, and if he ultimately decides that playing for the Vikes again is out of the question, retirement is reportedly on the table.<p>According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the 30-year-old superstar may …

Adrian Peterson