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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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Lavoy Allen not having Schroder's layup (0:16)
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Ryan Leaf on Manziel: 'It feels like I'm holding up a mirror' (1:19)
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3hPaul 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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44mRamona 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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The Swami's Super Bowl pick (0:29)
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ICYMI: Best of SportsCenter at the Super Bowl (0:42)
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11hElizabeth 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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Worst dab ever, Ed Werder? (0:18)
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Steph Curry has no limit to his range (1:06)
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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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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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Dilfer: NFL can't fix Manziel (1:24)
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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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7hPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: Peeling back Super Bowl patches

Friday Flashback: We're used to seeing jerseys bearing Super Bowl patches, but it hasn't always been the norm. Paul Lukas uncovers the history of uniform adornment in the big game.

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'Hack' flak: NBA commish wants change to rule

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said changes are likely coming after the season to the "hack-a-player" rule as the number of intentional fouls has skyrocketed this season.

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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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Contrato con NFL será de tres partidos en México

Las autoridades mexicanas, acompañadas por Mark Waller, vicepresidente ejecutivo de NFL International, y Mark Davis, propietario de los Oakland Raiders, dejaron claro que ya no les interesa imponer otra marca de asistencia

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Super Bowl 50 cheat sheet
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Want to feel smarter about the big game? ESPN Stats & Information has you covered.

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Cam's dances, animated
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You might have heard: Cam Newton likes to dance. So we animated his top moves. Best dances

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Duncan getting in some pre-game work. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he's "coming along slowly, but surely."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Barnes knocks a down a jumper and hears it from the MSG crowd. Score is tied at 26-26 early in the second quarter. Knicks have opened the game 4-for-8 from beyond the arc.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets and Heat in a tight one, with game tied 47-47 at the half. Hassan Whiteside leads the way with 5 blocks in a game in which the teams have combined for 14 rejections in the first half. That's fitting on a night when the Hornets are honoring Hall of Fame center Alonzo Mourning.

Manziel ex-girlfriend gets protective order

According to the order first obtained by TV station WFAA, Browns QB Johnny Manziel cannot see Colleen Crowley for two years and must stay at least 500 feet from her home and place of work. Manziel was being investigated for allegedly hitting Crowley last weekend but will not face charges. Story

Pacers losing matchup, winning match

Paul Millsap outdueled Paul George 16-14 in the first half but Indiana holds a 51-50 lead at intermission. Sixteen of Atlanta's 19 field goals have been assisted, but the Hawks have been sloppy with the ball, committing 10 turnovers that yielded 12 points. Halftime stats

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are down six after one quarter. Jose Calderon has 10 points on 4-for-5 shooting. The rest of the Knicks are a combined 3-for-17.

Clippers ride hot shooting

Los Angeles jumped to a 55-44 halftime lead behind the 14 points of J.J. Redick, who shot 4-of-5 from the floor and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. Orlando mustered only 2-for-11 from deep, but have picked up 18 points off 11 Clipper turnovers. Halftime stats

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas landed awkwardly after a layup attempt was blocked and limped to the locker room late in the first quarter in Cleveland. The team said he is getting the ankle re-taped and will return to the game.

Johnson powering Nets with 13 in first

Joe Johnson has Brooklyn on top of Sacramento 33-25 in the Barclays Center after the Nets shot 60 percent in the first quarter. Rajon Rondo was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field for the Kings with 11 points and four assists. Follow live

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Barnes checks in for Memphis for the first time. Mild boos from the MSG crowd. This is the second time Barnes and Derek Fisher are in the same building since the two were involved in an offseason altercation.

Michael Collins Senior Writer 

RECORD BREAKER!

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

A source close to Johnny Manziel who spoke to the quarterback Friday told ESPN that Manziel "is concerned" about all of the stories about him and said he is doing "all right." The source declined to comment on the family's push to get Manziel in rehab, or Manziel's father's comments on his son not making it to his 24th birthday.

David Auguste ESPN.com Editor 

Ten years as hated AFC North rivals. Now it's all hugs and smiles.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis, who has been struggling over the past two games, just knocked down a 3 to cut Memphis' lead to 14-10. Jose Calderon has 7 points for New York. Matt Barnes has yet to check in.

Britton, Orioles reach 1-year deal

Closer Zach Britton and Baltimore have avoided arbitration and agreed to terms on a $6.75M contract. Britton had a 1.92 ERA with 36 saves on 40 opportunities last year.

Hawks know how to share the ball

Atlanta has 14 assists on 16 field goals. That unselfishness has translated into a 38-36 lead in the second quarter over Indiana. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Spartans reunite at Super Bowl
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Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell reminisce about their days at Michigan State, as well as look forward to building on their respective teams' successes.

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Wizards cast 'score', cuts 76ers HP by half

Things are going great for the home team in Washington as the Wizards have doubled up the Sixers 38-18 after one. John Wall and Bradley Beal would've been enough by themselves, combining for 20 first-quarter points. Follow live

Clippers power to lead over Magic

Los Angeles holds the top three scorers in the game through one quarter with Chris Paul (9 points), Paul Pierce (7 points) and J.J. Redick (6 points) as Orlando trails 28-20. Follow live

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets lead the Heat 31-25 after the first quarter. Miami's defense struggled with Charlotte's interchangeable wings Nic Batum, Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. But the Heat's bench contributed 13 early points.

Pacers edge out Hawks through one

Paul George is up to 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting after playing the entire first quarter. But Atlanta countered with a game-high 14 points from Paul Millsap, who went 6-for-7 from the floor. Indiana is up 29-26 after the opening frame. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN