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Ian O'Connor


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Past articles by Ian:

Former Detroit Lions and California Golden Bears running back Jahvid Best will represent Saint Lucia in 100 meters in Olympics in Rio

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is the first athlete with previous NFL experience to qualify for the Olympic Games after being approved to represent St. Lucia in track. → Read More

Disc golfer makes crazy 850-foot albatross

On the 850-foot par 5, disc golfer Philo Brathwaite scores an impressive albatross that precisely travels around many tall trees during the Beaver State Fling. → Read More

Jordan punked Pippen for an entire season

Amin Elhassan joins Zach Lowe's podcast to recount a story where Michael Jordan pulled a season-long prank on teammate Scottie Pippen. → Read More

Good value for Joshua Garnett?

The Broncos moved up to select quarterback Paxton Lynch while the 49ers moved up to draft guard Joshua Garnett, but did either team get good value for their trades? NFL Analyst Herm Edwards breaks it down. → Read More

Kiper: Round 1 winners and question marks

As expected, quarterbacks went 1-2 in the NFL draft. But Round 1 wasn't without a few questionable picks. Rounds 2 and 3 continue Friday (7 p.m. ET on ESPN & WatchESPN). → Read More

Lynch: Broncos best possible situation

Broncos draft pick quarterback Paxton Lynch joins Jade McCarthy to discuss his reaction to being selected in the first round by Denver and his expectation to when he thinks he'll get on the field. → Read More

Drew Brees of New Orleans Saints takes aim at Roger Goodell after Tom Brady ruling

Drew Brees said Tuesday that Roger Goodell's ability to serve as "judge, jury and executioner" has been a "black eye" for the NFL. → Read More

Clippers' Paul breaks hand in loss to Blazers

Chris Paul broke a bone in his right hand in the Clippers' Game 4 loss to the Trail Blazers on Monday night and did not return. → Read More

Lin trying to be like Mike

Jeremy Lin is surprised by his 3-pointer that banks in off glass, so he takes a page from Hornets owner Michael Jordan's playbook and does a quick shrug, and MJ has no reaction. → Read More

Collins blinded by the light, flips off booing home crowd

Tyler Collins loses a pop fly in the lights and misses a catch, and Justin Upton doesn't have much luck locating the ball even after it drops, inciting boos from the home crowd -- and Collins flips everybody off. → Read More

Tate on Conor: 'Your contract says reasonable promotion'

UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate gives her take on whether she sides with Conor McGregor by avoiding promotions for his upcoming fight against Nate Diaz. → Read More

UCLA Bruins baseball to wear Jackie Robinson throwback jerseys

UCLA's baseball team will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day by wearing jerseys that call back to Robinson's days as a four-sport athlete in Westwood. → Read More

Kobe Bryant: Fade to black

Hip-Hop superstar Kendrick Lamar reflects on Kobe Bryant's incredible career. → Read More

Tigers fan catches five foul balls

Detroit Tigers fan Bill Dugan joins SportsCenter to discuss his amazing feat of catching five fouls balls at Monday's game against the Pirates, including his strategic seating at Comerica Park. → Read More

What's the better game: Warriors chasing 73 or Kobe's finale?

Tracy McGrady and J.A. Adande discuss whether they would rather watch the Warriors potential record-breaking game or Kobe Bryant's final regular season game. → Read More

Who joins Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio Spurs on All-Defensive teams?

A transcendent talent and a rare wing player to win Defensive Player of the Year, Kawhi Leonard leads Kevin Pelton's picks for the best defenders of the 2015-16 season. → Read More

Durant wants to be like Kobe

Kevin Durant shares a great story about Kobe Bryant, illustrating his obsessive work ethic. → Read More

Wilbon doesn't buy 72-win Bulls sweeping Warriors

Michael Wilbon explains why he can't see the '95-96 Bulls sweeping the present-day Warriors in a seven game series. → Read More

Warriors join Bulls in record books

As the Warriors reach 72 wins and tie the Bulls' record, relive the greatness of Chicago's 1995-96 season. → Read More

Prem: Ranieri in tears after win

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri was understandably emotional following his side's 2-0 win over Sunderland. → Read More