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Super Bowl 50: ESPN staff picks

Who will prevail in Super Bowl 50? ESPN's pro football brain trust assembles its list of predictions for the big game.

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Bradley sinks Cavs with game winner (0:44)
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Paul George gets prayer answered (0:17)
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Premier League live chat

Premier League leaders Leicester beat Manchester City 3-1 as Liverpool host Sunderland without Jurgen Klopp (ill) and Tottenham take on Watford.

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Popovich angry he doesn't get a second question (0:59)
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Did Draymond Green start a water bath trend? (0:32)
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Dwyane Wade turning back the clock (0:20)
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8hDoug McIntyre

McIntyre: Few bright spots in U.S. win

Jozy Altidore's late winner was the highlight of an otherwise disappointing performance for the U.S. in an ugly win over Canada, writes Doug McIntyre.

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Should George Karl be fired? (0:40)
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All-Time #NBArank: Where does Kobe belong?

As Kobe Bryant closes his storied career, where does he stack up among the likes of the Big O and Dr. J? See where he stands as our countdown approaches the top 10.

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Ryan Leaf on Manziel: 'It feels like I'm holding up a mirror' (1:19)
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1dElizabeth Merrill

The moment Ron Rivera was at the brink of failure

Carolina coach Ron Rivera has brought the Panthers to a Super Bowl. Just 15 months ago, he was coaching a 3-8-1 team that was circling the drain. How'd it all turn around?

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ICYMI: Best of SportsCenter at the Super Bowl (0:42)
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Werder might need a little work on his dab (0:18)
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Are you ready for the Sloth Bowl? (1:23)
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Would Goodell let his kids play football? (0:46)
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Richard Sherman is the ultimate Pokémon master (2:31)
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The Swami's Super Bowl pick (0:29)
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22hJames Tyler / ESPN FC

FC: Who's who in the FIFA scandal

2015 was a watershed year for world football, as a criminal investigation into widespread corruption left FIFA in disarray. Here's what you need to know about the people involved and where things stand.

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Report: Cy winner Arrieta given $7.07M raise

Coming off a breakout season, Jake Arrieta has agreed to a one-year contract worth $10.7 million with the Chicago Cubs, avoiding arbitration, according to The Associated Press.

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13hRamona Shelburne

Sources: Griffin has second surgery on broken hand

Clippers star Blake Griffin underwent a second surgery on the broken right hand he suffered during an altercation with equipment manager Matias Testi. The surgery is not considered a setback.

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18hPaul Gutierrez

Goodell would 'love' to have son play football

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that if he had a son, he would "love to have him play the game of football" despite various concerns about concussions and other safety-related issues.

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Growing up Stewie

Before she was a UConn All-American, Breanna Stewart developed her handle dribbling around her childhood home. What happens when she goes back to the place where she fell in love with the game?

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Elhassan: 'Coach Karl deserves better'
NBA 

ESPN's Amin Elhassan says he told George Karl not to go to the Kings.

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Leicester dominates Man City in 3-1 win

Leicester City, whose entire starting lineup costs almost half as much as one Manchester City defender, built a 6-point lead atop the Premier League table.

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Paul Carr @PCarrESPN

Leicester City is now SPI's Premier League title favorite. 41% Leicester 33% Man City 17% Arsenal 9% Tottenham

Sport Science: Durant as legends

Kevin Durant does Allen Iverson's crossover plus legendary moves by Dr. J. and Michael Jordan in the Sport Science lab.

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Police open criminal investigation into Manziel

Dallas police announced Friday night they are launching a criminal investigation into a domestic violence assault complaint filed against Browns QB Johnny Manziel. The move comes a day after the police said they closed an investigation into allegations Manziel hit his ex-girlfriend in an incident last Saturday at a downtown Dallas hotel, when no charges were filed. Story

A third Leicester goal? Why not
Soccer 

"They're not just beating the richest club in the land, they're ripping them up on their own patch."

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Avery Bradley sinks Cavs with game winner
NBA 

The Cavs could only lose to a 3-pointer.

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Michigan State at Michigan: Who wins?
NCAAM 

The Spartans have won three in a row with a healthy Denzel Valentine. The Wolverines' chances at home will depend on the status of Caris LeVert. Weekend Predictions

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Before the season, Leicester City was a 2,500-1 longshot to win title. First-place LEI leads second-place Man City 3-0 in 70th min.

Cavaliers try red rover defense
NBA 

Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson call on Jonas Jerebko to come over.

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Super Bowl 50 betting nuggets
Poker 

  • Consensus belief among Las Vegas bookmakers: Denver and the under are the sharp sides
  • "Yes" on "Will there be a successful two-point conversion?" is the most popular prop bet at William Hill
More betting notes

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Reports: Kings mull firing George Karl

The Kings (21-29) are increasingly concerned about their floundering play under George Karl and are hoping to delay any decisions about his future until the All-Star break, according to ESPN's Marc Stein & multiple reports. Story

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Kings are so fascinating. Karl hasn't done a good job, but they are ~.500 w/ Cousins healthy. That is in line w/ reasonable expectations.

Al Horford, the destroyer of worlds

Let all cower before his dunking might.

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Man City stunned by perfect counterattack
Soccer 

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a legit Cinderella story. Riyad Mahrez gives Leicester City a 2-0 lead in a meeting of the top-two Premier League teams.

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Cousin Sals prop bets
NFL 

Jimmy Kimmel helps out on making his most difficult pick.

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Noel takes lob, flips it and reverses it
NBA 

Could Nerlens Noel do ballet? This seems like a smooth tour en l'air, or perhaps "lob en l'air" would be more appropriate?

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Will Sooners end Jayhawks' Big 12 streak?

For the first time in a decade, Kansas could end the regular season without a share of the Big 12 title. In fact, Oklahoma is the numerical favorite. Weekend Homework

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There's no pleasing Gregg Popovich
NBA 

Ask too many questions? Pop gets mad. Jeff Van Gundy went the opposite route and asked one question. Pop got mad.

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Leicester takes lead into halftime
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Manchester City trails 1-0 after allowing this early goal to league-leaders Leicester City.

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Did Draymond Green start a trend?
NBA 

Draymond Green poured water on Steph Curry Wednesday. Andre Drummond got Reggie Jackson Thursday. Then, DeJuan Blair hit John Wall with the water Friday.

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