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THE STATE OF THE LAKERS

The Lakers are broken; here's how to fix them

LeBron James tweeted that the Lakers would be better. Here's how they can actually do it -- without changing coaches.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

BEST OF FRIDAY

Donta Scott helps Maryland upset Illinois with late and-1

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Alize Cornet forgets her birthday, fans serenade her

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Halep advances to the fourth round in straight sets

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NFL DIVISIONAL ROUND

PLAYOFF PREVIEWS

We previewed all four divisional-round games and picked winners

What to watch for in every divisional-round game. Bold predictions. Key stats to know. Matchups to watch. And, of course, final score picks for all four games.

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Game plan keys for every matchup: How each team could win this weekend

How can all eight teams win this weekend and move on to the conference championships?

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