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Irving, James turn the tables on Celtics with comeback of their own

11:55 PM ET CLEVELAND – LeBron James claimed that some type of adversity would be necessary for the Cleveland Cavaliers to find their ultimate playoff success following an epic meltdown in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Tuesday’s Game 4 against the Boston Celtics might have brought more adversity than even James bargained for. For the first time in his 14-year career — more than 1,200 games played in the regular season and playoffs combined — James picked up four first-half fouls, sending him to the bench midway through ...

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Warriors take Game 1 behind largest conference finals comeback in 15 years

9:54 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — A memorable 18-0 third-quarter run sparked by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry — combined with the loss of San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, who re-aggravated his left ankle injury — produced a historic 113-111 comeback victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. The Warriors trailed by as many as 25 points and faced a 20-point deficit at the half on Sunday. According to ESPN Stats & Information research, it’s the largest comeback win in a conference finals game since 2002, ...

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After Kawhi Leonard limps off, Spurs fall to epic comeback in Golden State

11:53 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — Kawhi Leonard walked slowly and deliberately through the quiet loser’s locker room. No limp, no brace, no tape covering the sprained left ankle that buckled with 7 minutes, 53 seconds left in the third quarter of the San Antonio Spurs’ 113-111 loss Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals to the Golden State Warriors. In fact, the All-Star forward never deviated from his normal, pigeon-toed gait on the way to the athletic training room. The only strangeness witnessed here is the fact ...

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LeBron James leads Cleveland to historic comeback win

2:51 AM ET INDIANAPOLIS — It was as rough of a first half as LeBron James has faced in his career, followed by as dramatic a comeback as the 70-year history of the NBA has ever seen. The Cleveland Cavaliers erased a 25-point halftime hole to beat the Indiana Pacers119-114 on Thursday and go up 3-0 in their first-round series. It was the largest halftime deficit overcome in the history of the NBA playoffs. Cleveland trailed by as many as 26 points early in the third quarter. The Cavs flipped ...

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Vince Young hires agent with eye on comeback

8:47 PM ET Former NFL quarterback Vince Young has hired agent Leigh Steinberg in an apparent attempt to reboot his football career. Steinberg announced that he signed Young, 33, in a Twitter post on Wednesday, declaring Young has a “dream of playing more football.” Young, the former star at Texas, has not played in an NFL regular-season game since 2011 and retired from football in 2014. #VinceYoung Welcome new client @VinceYoung10 who has dream of playing more football,being role model @Longhorn_FB@LonghornNetwork — Leigh Steinberg (@leighsteinberg) February 15, 2017 WELCOME NEW ...

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Xbox Exec Celebrates Xbox One's Win Streak — “Don't Call It a Comeback”

Microsoft’s Xbox One outsold Sony’s PlayStation 4 in the United States in September, marking the third straight month that Microsoft’s console came out on top. The Xbox One has outsold the PS4 in the past, but this is the first time this generation that the console claimed the No. 1 spot for three months in a row. Xbox marketing executive Aaron Greenberg is thrilled about the news, sending off a few messages this week on Twitter about Microsoft’s latest win. “So grateful to everyone who helped us get back on ...

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What a whiff: LSU comeback falls apart

11:19 PM ET GREEN BAY, Wis. — It was nearly another classic Les Miles escape, LSU driving to win a game it had no business winning. The fifth-ranked Tigers came out flat Saturday, their offense stagnant and predictable. Wisconsin had overwhelmed them at the line of scrimmage, clearly the more physical team from the opening kickoff. Quarterback Brandon Harris was more maddening than masterful. If not for two Bart Houston interceptions, which essentially equaled a 10-point swing for LSU, Wisconsin would have been comfortably ahead in the closing minutes at ...

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Mel Gibson's 'Blood Father' begins comeback after call to 'shun' him

Mel Gibson returns in ‘Blood Father’ Mel Gibson’s association with anti-Semitic and racist views resulted in calls for “professionally shunning” him. Yet this summer, the one-time Hollywood pariah embarked on what appears to be a furtive comeback. Granted, the projects might not match the heights to which Gibson — whose movies as an actor generated billions, and who won an Oscar for directing “Braveheart” — was normally accustomed. First up is “Blood Father,” a violent, low-key drama opening in limited release August 12. Gibson plays a recovering alcoholic and ex-con, ...

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Joe Namath makes a comeback as a Hall of Fame hologram

Tour the Pro Football Hall of Fame with Joe Namath Joe Namath was larger than life in his heyday. Now he’s literally entering another dimension. “Broadway Joe” is back in the spotlight, but this time as a hologram at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He’ll appear in the new “A Game for Life” exhibit, which is designed to make visitors feel like they’re eavesdropping on a real pro-football locker room. “Boy, they’re going to get some goosebumps,” Namath told CNNMoney. He said the show aims to inspire viewers by ...

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How much does Roger Federer have left after dramatic comeback?

12:30 AM ET Greg GarberSenior Writer Close Greg Garber joined ESPN in 1991 and provides reports for NFL Countdown and SportsCenter. He is also a regular contributor to Outside the Lines and a senior writer for ESPN.com. LONDON — Like the patch of scorched earth around the baselines of Centre Court, Roger Federer‘s nearly 35-year-old body isn’t quite what it used to be. Thirteen years ago, he won his first Grand Slam singles title here at the All England Club, and then, nine years later, his most recent. In the ...

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